Inaugural Sailings, Nearly Inaugural Sailings, SkyMiles Auctions, How Cruises Have Changed and 10 Sweet Card Offers for Cruisers

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This week I was a land lover and it is my favorite time of the year for NOT being onboard. Why? I went to Lawton, Michigan to get grapes and make wine. It is such a treat to live so close to where endless rolling hills of vines grow. But that was my week – let’s look at the week that was on the blog.

Oceania’s Allura inaugural season is opening up for bookings. Michael loves their ships and I need to make time to book one soon.

Speaking of inaugurals, Michael also has a trip report and nearly being on an inaugural sailing. I also was close to a semi-inaugural on the NCL EPIC after the Haven was completely refurbished (does that count?).

There was an amazing opportunity for 15 and 20 day cruise with Delta SkyMiles that closed this past week. It closed the same day Delta obliterated the SkyMiles Medallion program and wants everyone out of their clubs… Sigh…

ThatGuy onboard has a good review of what has changed over his years at sea with cruise lines. It makes me really wonder what it will be like to sail in 10 or 20 years from now.

Lastly the best way to cruise is for free. That can take work but with the right mix of cards you can use points to not just pay for your cruise but the air and hotel you will need along the way. Check out this month’s best cards to do just that.

Have a great weekend fellow Frequent Floaters and if you are on a ship right now – enjoy a cool beverage for me! – René

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René de Lambert
René de Lamberthttp://www.FrequentFloaters.com
René de Lambert has been a travel blogger for over 10 years covering the travel industry - including cruising.

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