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MSC Cruises Extends Expansion Plan to 2030

  MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique have further extended their long-term partnership by making a number of strategic announcements at a ceremony held at the Matignon Palace, the French Prime Minister’s the official residence. The ceremony was attended by Édouard Philippe, Prime Minister of France; Gianluigi Aponte, MSC Group’s Founder and Executive Chairman; Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman; and, Laurent Castaing, Chantiers de l’Atlantique’s General Manager. First, the two companies announced the signing of firm contracts for the construction of MSC Cruises’ third and fourth LNG-powered MSC World Class ships, to be delivered in 2025 and 2027....

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Sea Cloud to Launch Third Sailing Ship

In summer 2020, Sea Cloud Cruises’ third tall ship will be taking to the seas. The new Sea Cloud Spirit has already passed her first round of sea worthiness tests. “Since the tests were successful and the shipyard is running on time, the new ship’s maiden voyage is on track for August 29, 2020,” said CEO Daniel Schaefer. Like its sister ships the Sea Cloud and Sea Cloud II, the Sea Cloud Spirit combines a genuine passion for sailing with the atmosphere of a private yacht.  The 453-square feet three-masted sailing ship can accommodate up to 136 guests and, like its two sister ships, occupies a special niche within...

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Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort – Jazz. Swim. Spa.

Weekends at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa begin on Friday nights with glasses of complimentary sangria and light bites during the weekly ‘Hello Weekend Reception’. Guests gather outside overlooking the Las Brisas pool and golf course to transform into a relaxing vacation vibe. Prime time to visit the The Westin Mission Hills is from November 2019 through March 2020, when the resort hosts world-class jazz talent once a month during Grooves @ The Westin concerts. Kickoff of the first concert is the weekend of Friday, Nov. 22 with musical guests Ron King and vocalist Barbara Morrison. King...

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Japan’s Top 2020 Festivals

Tokyo is preparing for the arrival of the Olympic and Paralympic Games next summer. With that there will be a record numbe of tourists from around the world visiting Japan in 2020. Despite the high number of tourists heading to Japan, Japanese matsuri, or festivals, offer travelers an opportunity to escape the crowds and experience Japan’s rich cultural heritage alongside locals. A number of the country’s top matsuri will take place over the summer, allowing travelers heading to Japan for the Olympic and Paralympic Games an opportunity to experience Japanese traditions while traveling outside of Tokyo. Hifuri Kamakura Festival,...

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10 Cities to Add to Your Bucket List: The Weird, The Wonderful and The Outright Bizarre

Looking for end of the year inspiration for your 2019 bucket list? Take a look at these different cities around the world and how to explore them like a local. The USA takes the lead with six destinations, with the UK, Denmark, Finland, and Portugal all featuring in the top ten overall. Comparethemarket.com have researched the best places to visit, comparing metrics such as a city hipster index, cost, and the number of Instagram posts. October 2019: Compared to elder generations, millennials are spending and travelling more in order to experience the world. But with typical destinations such as...

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UnCruise Adventures Adds New Belize and Guatemala Itinerary

Further expanding into Latin America, UnCruise Adventures has unveiled its newest small ship adventure cruise itinerary: Belize & Guatemala Wonders – Rivers, Reefs & Cultures. Six departures between October and December 2020 sail roundtrip Belize City on the 66-guest Safari Voyager. A special offer saves couples up to $800 on cruise fare. “Belize and Guatemala are a natural fit for an UnCruise adventure,” said Captain Dan Blanchard, owner and chief executive officer of UnCruise Adventures. “Our free-flow style of active exploration works well here with the islands, reefs, and cultural and wildlife opportunities. The snorkeling here is over the top with...

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10 Reasons You Deserve a Luxurious Car

Everyone deserves a luxurious car, and it can provide more value than you may think. Here are several reasons you should consider getting one yourself. Tired of driving an old car? Embarrassed by the rust and scratches on your beater? It may be time for you to upgrade to a luxurious car. Instead of considering how expensive they are, consider how much money they can save you and all the reasons you deserve to drive in something classy. Here are the top ten reasons you should buy a luxury car (beware: they’re very convincing). Newer Cars Are Safer If...

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What You Should Know About West Hollywood’s First-Ever Cannabis Cafe

Step aside, New Amsterdam: the United States has officially opened its first ever cannabis cafe. Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe opened its doors on the first of October to help satisfy a bad case of the munchies. While these cafes are common in places where marijuana is legal, like New Amsterdam and Canada, this is the first time Americans have been able to indulge in a restaurant that also serves cannabis. While you can smoke in the establishment, the state of California prohibits the cafe from selling any marijuana-infused meals. However, you can partake in edibles that they have...

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Make Travel Matter: Luxury Gold’s Sustainable Journey to Ecuador

Guests help build local infrastructure as part of a WE Village’s development project in Ecuador The fires in the Amazon rain forest are just the latest tragedies in the ongoing destruction of one of Earth’s most vital eco-systems. Luxury Gold, a leader in luxury guided journeys, continues its pledge to make travel matter with the launch in 2020 of a new five-day ME to WE culturally immersive journey extension dedicated to helping preserve Amazonian culture. For this unique journey, Luxury Gold has partnered with social enterprise ME to WE to connect travelers with indigenous communities and the rain forest,...

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3 Ways Patent Analysis Software Drives Wealth

Global IP strategist, JiNan Glasgow George, cites key reasons investors, inventors, entrepreneurs, companies and others oriented toward innovation should capitalize on IP-driven growth and revenue opportunities The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued its 10 millionth patent number in June 2018 and continues to go strong. In fact, according to a PatentlyO.com-published report, “We are about three-fourths of the way through fiscal year 2019 (ends September 30, 2019) and the USPTO is on-track to issue the most patents ever in a single year period,” with the author forecasting, “330,000 issued utility patents, which is up about five percent from the prior one-year...

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NEW Budapest to Prague Private Train Tour Unveiled

There is a NEW private train journey being offered by MIR Corporation. Guests will enjoy the pleasures of Old World rail travel aboard the luxurious Golden Eagle Danube Express from Budapest to Prague. On the way, they’ll stop in Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava, to admire the imposing Bratislava Castle, explore Vienna’s historic center, visit Krakow, tour four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and end the tour at a 5-star hotel in Prague. This Budapest to Prague private train tour is scheduled for July 5-12, 2020. Prices range from $6,895 to $21,995 per person. For more info, visit https://www.mircorp.com/trip/central-european-classics-by-private-train/. Days 1-3: Budapest, Hungary •...

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The 4 Greatest Places for Stunning Engagement Photos

What’s the most important photo you have ever taken? Particularly appealing baby photos and images of relatives who have since passed on may wind up being the most treasured memories you have. But these often seem to be planned snapshots, rather than something taken spontaneously. When it comes to planned photography, though, the most important pictures many people will ever take are from their engagement and wedding. You’ll cherish these moments forever, and everyone wants to capture the beginning of their marriage in the best way possible. Beyond Facebook and Instagram, many couples are finding ways to share these...

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