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Cruise newcomers Indian Ocean Cruises will be offering a tempting range of options for India, Goa and Sri Lanka from October 2006. The line has converted the former Jason of Royal Olympia Cruise Line and converted her into the 200-passenger Ocean Odyssey based in Mormugao in Goa, featuring 2-week cruises around this fascinating part of
When a ship is about to be christened, there is always a great deal of speculation as to just what the name might be. Famous monarchs have been the prerogative of Cunard; mythological goddesses the choice of P&O; but, for their latest addition to the fleet Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines chose a warrior queen –
Following the success of Princess’ groundbreaking debut of advance spa reservations last year aboard Caribbean Princess and Sapphire Princess, the company has expanded the feature to make it easier than ever for passengers on six additional vessels to pamper themselves by booking relaxing spa treatments before they sail. Princess’ online Cruise Personalizer is now accepting
Costa Crociere reveals the name of the new ship on the occasion of the laying in the dock of the first building block in the Fincantieri shipyards in Sestri Ponente. Together with her sister ship Costa Concordia, also under construction in Sestri Ponente, she will be the largest Italian cruise vessel. Costa Crociere, the number
55 Europe Cruises, More Time in Port, and ms Noordam Debuts Heading into the 2006 Europe cruise season, Holland America Line deploys a record five ships and introduces a full summer of Mediterranean cruises aboard the new ms Noordam. The premium line covers all of Europe — featuring 14 maiden port calls and 27 unique
Whether savoring a seafood appetizer paired with a glass of wine in the sidewalk café-style atrium, taking in the expansive top-deck views during an Italian extravaganza in Sabatini’s, or gazing at the open kitchen as a chef custom-grills their steak, passengers aboard the new Crown Princess will have the opportunity to sample a variety of
User-Friendly Machines Enable Passengers to Easily Print and Store Their Precious Vacation Memories As travelers are increasingly adding digital cameras to their packing lists, Princess Cruises has made it easier than ever for its passengers to print or save those precious vacation memories right on board with new self-service digital photo kiosks. The entire
Expanded Cyber and Communication Services Debut Aboard Silver Shadow Guests of Silversea Cruises will soon be surfing the Internet faster and more conveniently as the ultra-luxury line launches remote wireless Internet access (also known as Wi Fi) in designated locations aboard its ships and revamps its Internet centres with new state-of the-art computers featuring 17-inch
Royal Caribbean International – the cruise line that introduced the first onboard rock-climbing walls, ice skating rinks and in-line skating tracks – now will offer guests the chance to “hang ten” a hundred miles out to sea with the first-ever shipboard surf park aboard Freedom of the Seas. The company unveiled plans
This week, Pride of America left the dry dock at Lloyd Werft and is now alongside the outfitting pier at the German shipyard. Sea trials are scheduled from May 19 through May 22 and NCL America will take delivery of Pride of America on June 6, 2005. After a series of inaugural events and cruises
New Silver Savings Launched with up to 50% Off! Silversea has launched a new selection of exotic voyages with up to 50% savings, offering even better value on thier exclusive six-star fleet. Click HERE for a full list of discounted cruises, from 20% to 50% off. Click HERE to order the New Silver Savings brochure.
NEW YORK, April 25 The world’s grandest luxury liner, Queen Mary 2 and her sister ship, the famous Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2), will make a historic crossing of the Atlantic today, as they sail together from New York to Southampton, England. It’s the first time in Cunard Line’s 164-year-history of operating transatlantic liners that two
Continuing its mission to showcase the finest cooking from restaurants all around North America, Seabourn Cruise Line in 2005 has gathered another posse of award-winning chefs to star in the second season of its Chefs’ Circle series of culinary cruises aboard the ultra luxury, all-suite Yachts of Seabourn: Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend.
Oceania Cruises has announced the line’s new celebrity lecture series. As part of the Oceania Cruises Enrichment Series, this new series of renowned speakers and celebrity guest lecturers elevates the program to new heights. “Travel is not just about discovering new destinations and embracing new cultures. It’s about taking time to learn, to discover and
Radisson Seven Seas Cruises have scooped the top 2 places in the 2003 Readers Choice Awards published by Conde Nast Traveller. In their vote for “the World’s Best” cruise ships, Conde Nast readers have chosen n#1 the Paul Gauguin (97.7%) and n#2 Seven Seas Navigator (95.3%). These are record-breaking scores and a fantastic accolade to
Celebrity chef and TV presenter Ken Hom celebrates oriental cuisine in six-star style on board Seven Seas Voyager, when he hosts an exclusive 11 night Oriental Extravaganza cruise next August. This journey of oriental delights will cover such culinary styles as Thai, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Singaporean and Chinese; during which Ken will host a variety of
Under the 2.0 title, the company aims to dramatically transform its ship-board style, with a multi-year effort to offer new dining choices, more exciting bars, lounges and entertainment options, including innovative partnerships and new branded spaces.