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Crown Cruise Vacations | December 4, 2021

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November 2021 – Crown Cruise Vacations

Andy Griffith’s Hometown Abounds with Touches of Mayberry

November 30, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

The familiar whistled theme song floats through the air. A well-worn wooden chair where Sheriff Taylor sat waits by his desk. His typewriter, vintage phone, jail cell keys are neatly arranged nearby. And a continuous loop of “The Andy Griffith Show” plays on an old TV. Read more...

Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2021 | Heidi

Titanic survivor’s story told at Pigeon Forge museum

November 22, 2021 | Heidi

The first time I met Marshall Drew, he pulled out a well-worn book. “This,” he said with a chuckle, “is an announcement of my death.”

Of course, the published account of his demise was wrong. In fact, Marshall lived almost three quarters of a century longer. Read more...

Windstar Cruises moving headquarters to Miami in 2022

November 15, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Windstar Cruises will have a new home base in June of 2022. The small ship cruise line is moving its headquarters from Seattle to Miami at 8400 NW 36 Street.

“Miami is the center of the cruise industry in the U.S., and this new office will help us build industry relations and attract new talent,” Windstar President Christopher Prelog said in a news release. Read more...

Traveling Through Michigan’s Soo Locks

November 9, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

The little boy sitting in front of me let out a loud, “Oh, no, we’re going to crash into that wall.”

His father quickly assured him that the “wall” was a “door” and that our boat would safely cruise through once the lock opened. An Original Soo Locks Boat Tours in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, is a fascinating way to get a close-up look at those amazing engineering wonders. Read more...

Discover Exclusive Beers on a Cunard Cruise

October 30, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

For a special cruise treat, Cunard offers a signature trio of craft beers. Available on draught or in cans or as a tasting flight, each Cunard beer has its own unique character and distinct color.

Crafted by Dark Revolution Brewery, the three beers are Cunard Black, Cunard Red and Cunard Gold. The famed Dark Revolution Brewery is a British microbrewery based in the cathedral town of Salisbury in the English county of Wiltshire. Read more...

Shawshank Trail showcases Ohio filming sites for cult classic movie

October 24, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

           “Remember, Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”                             

                                                        Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) in The Shawshank Redemption


October 20, 2021 | Heidi

Serenade of the Seas to Make Cruising’s First-of-its-kind, 274-Night Adventure in 2023

Adventurers seeking to travel far and wide can now set off on a world tour of their own. Royal Caribbean International is raising the bar for world cruises with the debut of the inaugural Ultimate World Cruise, an epic 274-night adventure that visits all seven continents, more than 150 destinations in 65 countries and 11 great wonders of the world. Read more...

Atlas Ocean Voyages’ World Traveller Scheduled for 2022 Inaugural Voyage

October 16, 2021 | Heidi

Another ship is set to travel the world. In fact, that is the vessel’s name – World Traveller. Atlas Ocean Voyages has now unveiled the ship’s inaugural season, departing from Lisbon on July 15, 2022, for a nine-night inaugural voyage.

Atlas Ocean Voyages’ first ship, World Navigator, is now sailing Egypt and Greek Isles itineraries for summer 2021. Read more...

American Queen Named Among ‘World’s Best’ River Cruise Lines

October 9, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Please note that since this was written about American Queen Steamboat Company

and the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, the line has renamed itself as American Queen Voyages

American Queen Steamboat Company is celebrating its 10th birthday with a grand new award. For the first time in its decade history, the U.S. flagged cruise line has been named among “The World’s Best” river cruise lines by Travel + Leisure. Read more...