Crystal’s Caribbean Jazz Cruise
Crystal’s Caribbean Jazz Cruise Serves Up Hot Brass and Cool Blues Caribbean voyage showcases more than 25 musicians and Grammy nominated producer From solo piano performances to trios, quartets and full seven-piece bands, the many sounds and styles of jazz will take center stage aboard the award-winning Crystal Symphony’s December Jazz theme cruise. As the
When Luxury Meets Luxury
Silversea Cruises and Monte-Carlo SBM enter into a unique sales and marketing partnership Ultra-luxury cruise market leader Silversea and Monte-Carlo Societe des Bains de Mer (SBM), two Monaco-based companies, announce that they are entering into a joint promotion and marketing agreement, wherein Silversea and Monte-Carlo SBM will develop a joint action plan aimed at leveraging
The Carnival Corporation has signed an agreement to build and operate a new $50million cruise terminal on the island of Roatan, Honduras, to open in summer 2009. Mahogany Bay will be situated on 20 acres on the waterfront and consist of a two-berth cruise terminal capable of accommodating super post-Panamax vessels and up to 7,000
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has increased its number of guaranteed bilingual cruises aboard their four vessels to a record 26 voyages for 2007/08. The German-owned line have increasingly become more international in recent years, and their whole fleet is now available for the first time, including Great Lakes cruises on Columbus from September-November. Six-star flagship Europa sails
Royal Caribbean has exercised its option to build a second Genesis Project ship with the Aker Yards in Finland. The 5,400-passenger, 220,000-ton vessel is due for delivery in August, 2010, following the prototype ship, which will take her bow in autumn 2009, with the company promising new icons and amenities and the latest technology to
INDIAN OCEAN II
Indian Ocean Cruises are now taking bookings for their second season (October 2007 to April 2008) after a successful first year. Offering a unique introduction into India, Indian Ocean Cruises now run 6, 8 and 14 -night voyages for a small amount of adventurous passengers. The unique adventures sail around the south-west coast of India,
Celebrity Cruises has confirmed an order for a fourth Solstice-class ship to enter service in autumn 2011. Celebrity Solstice is due out in autumn next year, followed by Celebrity Equinox in summer 2009 and Celebrity Eclipse in summer 2010. The 122,000-ton quartet are all being built at the Meyer Werft yard in Germany. Fans of
INDIAN OCEAN CRUISES
As a fairly serious traveller, I dislike waterborne cities with too much mindless entertainment, huge casinos, too many bars, etc. Therefore the size of the 5,500-ton Ocean Odyssey was perfect for me and two weeks aboard in February proved a unique experience. This holiday offered a feeling of real adventure without health and safety concerns.
NCL Unveils New Suites Online!
NCL Unveils New Suites and Villas Interactive Online Resource Consumers and travel partners can now get a closer look at NCL’s most upscale accommodations Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has launched a new Suites and Villas online resource for consumers and travel partners.
Majestic America Line Announces Next Steps for Empress of the North
Majestic America Line Announces Next Steps for Empress of the North All Passengers Accommodated; Free Cruises Offered Majestic America Line has reported that passengers aboard Empress of the North when it ran aground in Southeast Alaska early Monday morning arrived in Seattle and are now en route home, with assistance from the company. Several passengers
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Swings!
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Swings Across the Atlantic On Crystal Cruises This Fall Extra Hosts to Serve as Dance Partners Fans of Big Band music and ballroom dancing can swing to the live riffs of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra on a trans-Atlantic Big Band & Ballroom Dance theme cruise aboard Crystal Serenity this autumn. Led by
NCL Announces Caribbean Itineraries From New York!
NCL Announces Caribbean Itineraries From New York for 2008/09 Line’s newest ship, Norwegian Gem, to sail from New York all winter NCL Corporation today introduced its 2008/09 Caribbean sailings from New York, which include Norwegian Gem, its newest ship, sailing from New York through the winter, along with Norwegian Spirit offering alternating six-day Bahamas and
Royal Caribbean International Names First Female Captain of a Major Cruise Ship
Royal Caribbean International Names First Female Captain of a Major Cruise Ship Royal Caribbean International has named Swedish mariner, Karin Stahre-Janson, captain of Monarch of the Seas, making her the first female captain in the line’s 21-ship fleet and the first woman in the industry to command a major cruise ship. As the Captain of
Princess’ Most Traveled Passenger Selected!
Princess’ Most Traveled Passenger Selected as Godmother of New Royal Princess Lorraine Arzt, with a Cumulative 10 Years on Princess Ships, to Christen Vessel in Portofino, Italy on June 14 Princess’ most-traveled passenger, Lorraine Arzt, will become the godmother of the line’s new Royal Princess.
$1,000 For An Ultimate Vintage Room Dinner Aboard Crystal Cruises
Beginning with a 1996 Cristal Rose champagne and concluding with a 1983 Château d’Yquem, Sauternes, Crystal Cruises is introducing the Ultimate Vintage Room Dinner for connoisseurs. During Crystal Symphony’s May 17, 2007 cruise from Dubai to Rome, Crystal Cruises will debut a one-of-a-kind luxury dining experience featuring some of the rarest wines in the world.
Princess Adds Capacity on Alaska Inside Passage Routes for 2008
Star Princess Returns to the 49th State to Join Sister Ship Golden Princess in Seattle; Sun Princess Sets Sail from San Francisco Home to rushing waterfalls, soaring eagles, lush forests, and the area’s iconic glaciers, southeast Alaska and its famed Inside Passage draw visitors each year who come to view the breathtaking scenery and experience
Top 10 Caribbean Adventures
Top 10 Caribbean Adventures, According to Crystal Cruises Guests Water Excursions Dominate Results of Luxury Guest Survey Crystal Cruises has released the survey results of its Top 10 rated Crystal Adventures shore excursions in the Caribbean. Based on surveys of guests on the luxury line’s 2006 and early 2007 Caribbean and Panama Canal cruises, more
NCL Earns Environmental Award
Norwegian Sun Earns Environmental Award From Port of San Francisco Green award recognizes NCL’s environmental standards and practices Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) today announced that Norwegian Sun received the Port of San Francisco’s Cruise Ship Environmental Award. The Port’s program recognizes annually those cruise ships whose on-board environmental systems help decrease air and water pollution.
Celebrity Cruises Presents New, Deluxe Cruise Line: Azamara Cruises
The launch of a new ship is a momentous occasion for any cruise line, but Celebrity Cruises has made the introduction of their latest liner especially significant. Today, Celebrity not only marked the launch of a 710-guest ship which sets sail tomorrow, but also introduced an entirely new, deluxe cruise brand: Azamara Cruises. Designed to
North to Alaska
North to Alaska: Holland America Line Launches 2007 Seattle – Alaska Cruise Season Underscoring the popularity of Alaska as a favorite vacation destination, Holland America Line kicks off its Seattle to Alaska cruise season tomorrow with versatile programs offering expanded optional excursions and destinations. “No other cruise offers such a sweeping and majestic view of