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Vegas vs. Cruising!

Vegas vs. Cruising!


Floating resorts go head-to-head with the City in the Sands in a battle for vacation supremacy.

By Judi Cuervo

 

My friends and family were awestruck. I was taking a holiday that wouldn’t begin with a lifeboat drill.

In all my decades of travel, I’d somehow missed Las Vegas simply because you won’t find any ship calling there. Still, with cruise-line ad copy touting

“Las Vegas-type casinos” and “Las Vegas-type entertainment,” I often wondered if the real thing would be enough to lure me away from my beloved seas and rivers and into the desert.

My five-day getaway was timed for the dead of winter. The average, about 60-degree temperature would be positively balmy to this northeasterner, who

was only interested in Nevada’s summertime temperatures if they were on an oven thermometer. I researched, I planned, and soon I was on my way to

Sin City, ready to pit the experience head-to-head with my usual cruise vacation. This is what I found.

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