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Kennebunkport 35th Annual Christmas Prelude Presents Santa In A Whole New Way

Dec 3, 2016
For anyone traveling to Maine, Kennebunkport’s 35th Annual Christmas Prelude provides festivities for the whole family.

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Taking the kids to Germany’s famous Christmas markets


Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin
Germany has the most holiday markets in Europe, drawing tourists from around the world, though you’ll also find them a popular holiday tradition in neighboring Austria, Switzerland and Czechoslovakia. more
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Inspired by “Frozen,” families flock to Norway for adventure tours


Architecture in Balestrand, Sognefjord
Not only have spunky Princess Anna and ethereal Queen Elsa stolen the hearts of little girls everywhere, but they’ve significantly contributed to the increasing number of tourists visiting Norway more
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On a fall cruise when family doesn’t necessarily mean kids


Norwegian Gem anchored off Bar Harbor ME
even without a lot of kids, the ship was still packed with families — mothers and daughters, aunts and cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, grandparents and young grandchildren, even four lifelong friends celebrating their 70th birthdays more
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A spa treatment with a Balinese Guru


Balinese Healer Guru Made Sumantra
I am a fan of spas—especially on vacation—as a way for moms (and dads) to decompress and get some much needed “me time.” more
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Last day of cruise – at the Gilded Age mansions in Newport RI


View of The Breakers from the Cliff Walk
This is our last day aboard the Norwegian Gem—we return to New York City tomorrow and Newport, famous for its sailing and coastal location as well as these spectacular mansions, is a good way to end the trip more
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Few kids on this cruise, but those aboard are having a blast


Arroz con pollo ready to be served on the pool deck of the Norwegian Gem
During school vacation weeks, the Norwegian Gem can have up to 800 kids aboard. But this week sailing from New York to Canada and back there are only 15. But they are having a blast. more
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Ashore in Bar Harbor ME, Acadia National Park and St. John, New Brunswick


Norwegian Gem anchored off Bar Harbor ME
Our cruise on the Norwegian Gem takes us to Bar Harbor ME, the beautiful Acadia National Park as well as St. John in New Brunswick, CA more
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Kids Clubs – do they have a future at resorts and on cruises?


Starr Wars on the Disney Dream
Almost every major resort and cruise line catering to the family market offers extensive children’s programming, but many Millennial families are opting out. What's the future more
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Halifax, Nova Scotia – History and Heroism Combine


Guide David Cunningham explains story of unknown child from Titanic buried in Halifax cemetery
Everyone knows about the Titanic, but few have heard about the Halifax Explosion of 1917 that killed 2000 people. Here in Nova Scotia history, tragedy and a beautiful city combine for some incredible stories. more
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Families of all sizes on the Norwegian Gem – NYC to Canada


Pool deck on Norwegian Gem
On this week-long cruise from New York to Canada, families of all sizes are aboard the Norwegian Gem - grown kids, grandparents, cousins, girlfriends on getaways more
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