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i. Flight from the top of the climb to the top of the descent, carried out at speed and engine settings that result in fuel economy and a long engine life.
ii. A flight condition that permits an aircraft to operate smoothly and efficiently for a long period.
iii. When used in ATC (air traffic control) clearance, it means to authorize a pilot to conduct flight at any altitude from the minimum IFR (instrument flight rules) altitude up to and including the altitude specified in the clearance. The pilot may level off at any intermediate altitude within this block of airspace. Climb or descent within the block is to be made at the discretion of the pilot. However, once the pilot starts the descent and verbally reports leaving an altitude in the block, he or she may not return to that altitude without additional ATC clearance.
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Ports of call: Liverpool, UK - Reykjavik, Iceland - Cruising Prins Christiansund - Cruising Torssukatak - Narsaruaq, Greenland - Cruising Tunulliarfik Fjord - Qaqortoq, Greenland - Cruising Lichtenau Fjord - Cruising Tasermiut Fjord - Nanortalik, Greenland - Tasiilaq, Greenland - Cruising Angmagssalik Fjord - Liverpool, UK
For cruising, there's a big market share to capture.
"We will refund fares and fly anybody back to the UK if they do not enjoy cruising with us.
Cruise enthusiasts will get the chance to discover new ships which have recently been launched, along with the latest itineraries and the deals for cheaper cruising. Then there are three theatres packed with practical information and advice on everything from the latest trends to how to plan the perfect cruise.
For many, a cruise is about enjoying a rest away from the hustle and bustle Being pampered is a big part of cruising. With first class service and fantastic dining.
Cruising in Australasia is undergoing rapid growth far outstripping the increases in the United States (US) or United Kingdom (UK).
River cruising is booming as cost-conscious British holidaymakers discover that this type of holiday offers great solutions for multi-city sightseeing trips.
In Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2007, Ward offers independent assessments of 276 cruise ships, advice for getting the best value for one's money, specific tips for singles, honeymooners, families, and the physically challenged, full-color maps of principal cruise destinations, a number of color photographs, and much more.
Cruising along the Croatian coast has become one of the main tourist demand segments in the last several years.
I highly recommend this cruise line and look forward to again cruising on the ship in the future.
Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of Aloha will launch in July for cruising around the Hawaian Islands.