Monthly Archives: April 2012

Norwegian launches kids free shore excursions for all 2012 sailings

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Just in time for summer vacation planning, Norwegian Cruise Line (“Norwegian”) is launching an exciting offer for families who book a 2012 cruise from today through May 13, 2012.  With the “Little Norwegian’s Explore For Free” offer, children 12 years and younger will receive complimentary Norwegian-sponsored shore excursions* and teens (13 to 17 years old) will receive half-off shore excursions* when in the same stateroom with a paying adult on the same excursion. View the Original article

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Crystal Cruises expands Jewish heritage tours in Europe 2012

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Crystal Cruises is offering almost 30% more Crystal Adventures exploring Europe’s extensive Jewish heritage in 2012.  A predecessor to the ultra-luxe line’s new Christian heritage tours, the popular program gives Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony travelers the opportunity to intimately experience Jewish culture and history. View the Original article

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Swan Hellenic announces 16 new ports and early booking offers for 2013/14

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Swan Hellenic introduces its 2013/14 programme of cruises which sees its flagship 350 passenger ship, Minerva, visiting 16 new destinations. In total, the ship will sail to 184 ports around the world during 2013/14. View the Original article

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Norwegian Cruise Line announces limited time AARP offer

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For a limited time, Norwegian Cruise Line is offering additional cruise savings for American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) members. For those who book a cruise now through May 14, 2012, AARP members can take advantage of up to 10 percent off cruise fares on select sailings and destinations. View the Original article

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Celebrity Cruises increases number of ports offering private tour arrangements

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Celebrity Cruises has expanded its private shore excursions programme to include over 70 ports of call around the world, offering even more ways for guests to make the most of their time ashore by enjoying the luxury and convenience of a private vehicle with a driver or a driver and a tour guide. By exploring a destination at their own pace, guests who opt for Celebrity Cruises’ private shore excursion options also enjoy a more immersive port experience focused on …

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Royal Caribbean ends longest season in the gulf successfully

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Royal Caribbean International’s third and longest season in the Gulf is ending on a high note with nearly all sailings fully booked. After the last 12-night voyage to India, which departed April 7th, and will visit Cochin, New Mangalore, Goa, Bombay and Muscat, Brilliance of the Seas will start her 15-night repositioning cruise through the Suez Canal back to Rome on April 19th, calling at Muscat, Aqaba, Safaga, Sharm el Sheikh and Alexandria. View the Original article

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Miami to be home to new 4,000 passenger cruise ship

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PortMiami and Norwegian Cruise Line have revealed that Norwegian Cruise Line’s new state-of-the-art 4,000 passenger ship, Norwegian Getaway, will make Miami her year-round home port. Norwegian Getaway – which will be the largest ship ever to home port year-round in Miami – will embark on weekly cruises beginning in the spring of 2014. View the Original article

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CLIA announces dates and cities for Trainingfest 2012

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Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced dates and cities for TrainingFest 2012, the popular touring combination of seminars and trade show that offers travel agents the opportunity to earn as many as 70 credits toward CLIA Cruise Counselor Certification. View the Original article

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Experience Europe’s best vineyards with the new Vinopolis Masterclass

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Head to Vinopolis, London’s premium wine and food pairing destination, on 19 April to enjoy a bespoke tasting Masterclass developed by Vinopolis senior wine expert Tom Forrest. The Masterclass has been created as part of Vinopolis’ new partnership with luxury cruise line, Celebrity Cruises, and will feature European wines from vineyards such as Bordeaux, Rioja and Quinta da Aveleda. The Masterclass – the first of its kind – has been developed to appeal to all wine connoisseurs, whether cruise enthusiasts …

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New dining, entertainment options debut on Carnival Miracle today

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Several exciting new dining and entertainment choices, including The Taste Bar complimentary appetizer program, The Punchliner Comedy Club presented by George Lopez and The Punchliner Comedy Brunch presented by George Lopez, will debut on the Carnival Miracle, which launches the line’s first year-round schedule from New York later today. View the Original article

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