Monthly Archives: February 2013

Celebrity Reflection to host Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival

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Love is in the air this month, making it the ideal time for foodies to indulge their taste buds’ romance with cuisine and cocktails at Celebrity Cruises’ luscious Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE event, “A Taste of Modern Luxury.” The hip new cruise ship, Celebrity Reflection, is the setting for foodies to taste, sip and sense why Celebrity Cruises is awakening palates, turning heads and making people crave more. “A Taste of …

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Carnival Triumph limps into Mobile

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Carnival Triumph has limped into the Alabama port of Mobile after being stranded at sea for four days. Carnival Corporation has drafted in 200 staff to the city, with 3,143 passengers and 1,086 crew expected to disembark from the stricken vessel. Originally scheduled to operate a four day cruise out of Galveston, Carnival Triumph was stranded in the Yucatan peninsula following a fire in an engine room on Sunday. Tugs were required to tow the vessel to safety, while close …

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Fall in love with Norwegian Cruise Line this Valentines Day

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Norwegian Cruise Line is offering those looking to embark on a romantic cruise this Valentine’s Day, sweet deals on its popular cruise vacations. Couples who book a last-minute getaway can take advantage of the line’s View the Original article

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Carnival Triumph Adrift of Mexico Coast after fire

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The Coast Guard says it is maintaining communication with a Carnival cruise ship that is adrift off of Mexico after a fire in an engine room. The Coast Guard said in a news release personnel aboard the Carnival Triumph extinguished the fire and no one was injured. The ship is now operating on emergency power about 150 miles off southern Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. Tug boats have been dispatched to assist the ship and it is receiving supplies from another cruise …

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Tauck’s “Treasures of Southeast Asia” cruise to sail aboard new ship

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Tauck has announced a new 16-day land and sea exploration of Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore centered around an 11-day cruise aboard the new luxury small ship, Le Soléal. Scheduled to launch this summer in Italy, the 466-foot ship has a capacity of 264 passengers and it will also be featured on selected 2013 sailings of Tauck’s cruise exploration of Iceland. Tauck’s new View the Original article

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Carnival Triumph awaits rescue in Gulf of Mexico

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An engine fire has left the Carnival Triumph stranded in the Gulf of Mexico. Passengers onboard have only limited access to food and sanitation after the ship was stranded earlier. The boat will be towed by two tug boats to Progreso, Mexico. No-one was injured following the fire on Sunday, but the Triumph will not return to land until tomorrow. Another Carnival ship, the Elation, supplied the stranded vessel with dinner and extra supplies on Sunday. The ship, which left …

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Holland America Line and Seabourn continue to cruise with Discover the World Marketing

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Holland America Line and sister brand Seabourn, both divisions of Carnival Corporation and plc, have appointed Discover the World Marketing to expand its partnership by developing marketing and sales in Czech Republic, Indonesia, Slovakia and Vietnam. Both Holland America Line and Seabourn continue to expand global reach to emerging cruise markets such as the Czech Republic/Slovakia, Indonesia and Vietnam, which show great potential due to their robust economies,” commented Joe Slattery , Vice President of International Sales & Marketing for …

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Five killed in Thomson cruise ship safety drill

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Five crew members have been killed during a safety drill on a Thomson cruise ship which was docked in the Canary Islands. The incident took place on the Thomson Majesty while the cruise ship was docked in Santa Cruz on La Palma. Thomson released a statement which said: “Our thoughts are with the families of those involved.” “We are working closely with the ship owners and managers, Louis Cruises, to determine exactly what has happened and provide assistance to those …

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New travel gadget puts hotel and cruise industries to the ultimate test

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Last month’s launch of a new UV LED stain detector in flashlight form should make squeamish hotel visitors rest a little easier. The product, called Hotel Inspector View the Original article

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Holland America Line selects ServiceNow for Enterprise IT Service Automation

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Holland America Line is using ServiceNow to help consolidate IT systems and automate enterprise operations to expedite IT service delivery, reduce manual tasks and associated costs. Supporting more than 15 ships visiting 350 ports around the globe, Holland America Line required an efficient and flexible service automation platform that would help the organisation reduce manual work and improve compliance visibility while meeting the unique needs of the business. Moving away from an on-premise system, Holland America Line considered a more …

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