Hey Ladies! LezCruise!

Hey Ladies! Hope you're having a lovely spring. Here in Portland, it's been a bit odd at times - 75 degrees one weekend, snowing the next - but very pretty. There are few things as lovely as Portland in the spring.

In this newsletter, we'll be giving you a bit of an update about changes at LezCruise, and telling you about a cruise we'll be going on in about two weeks!



North to Alaska!
Join us on a Virtual Cruise to the Great White North

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So perhaps some of you have noticed that we have a bit of a fondness for Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Well, happily for us, a few months ago we received notice of a travel agent seminar taking place on the RSSC Mariner. You can imagine our excitement! We immediately signed up, and are set to sail to Alaska this coming May 27.

As with our Crystal Symphony cruise in December 2006, we plan to post regularly to the LezCruise blog while on board, so that if you wish you can come along on a Virtual Cruise with us.

The cruise starts in Vancouver, BC, and ends in Seward, Alaska (close to Anchorage). Along the way we'll have stops in Victoria (BC), Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Sitka, and will cruise past both Sawyer's Glacier at Tracy Arm and the Hubbard Glacier. The Mariner is not a tiny ship, like some of the small-ship eco-tour lines, but neither is she a behemoth, like some of the mass-market ships, so hopefully we'll be able to move in pretty close to these Glaciers.

We aren't signed up for any specific shore excursions, either through the ship or on our own. In Victoria we'll just walk through Beacon Hill Park and visit some restaurants we like, and in Sitka I want to walk around the town and look at the Russian architecture and visit some historical sights. Beyond that, we figure we'll play it by ear, based mainly on how many other ships are in port. For instance, we know that a bunch of other ships will be in port with us in Ketchikan, so we'll probably stay on the ship that day.

We are both very excited as the time draws near, and hope you'll enjoy reading along with us.



LezCruise Update
Where We're at with Our Proposed Changes

change In our last newsletter, we told you about some changes we were planning to LezCruise. Basically, we want to remake the website so that it no longer functions as an online travel agency, but is simply a resource for women to find cruises that have other women on them. The second part of the plan is to reach out to travel agents, to try to get more cruises posted so that the site will be a more useful resource.

When the newsletter went out last winter, it seemed perfectly reasonable to expect to have made all the changes to the website by the following spring, and that we'd be able to announce the transition and provide more details in this newsletter.

Alas - best laid plans and all. We have had a very busy last couple of months, so the big change-over is still pending. We'll keep you posted...






Current Cruises
What's posted at LezCruise

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There are currently several cruises posted at LezCruise.

Two are Alaskan cruises posted (in addition to ours), on Royal Caribbean and Celebrity.

There are also 2 European cruises posted, on Carnival and Royal Caribbean, and 2 Hawaii cruises, on Carnival and Princess.

And finally, one Transatlantic cruise on Holland America.

Please be sure to post any cruise that you may be going on - the more cruises are posted, the more useful the site is!