Monthly Archives: June 2013

Windstar Cruises partners with SAVEUR

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Windstar Cruises, a leader in yacht-style cruising, partners with SAVEUR, a leading epicurean brand for culinary travel content, to offer food and wine enthusiasts its first culinary focused voyage exploring the local wine, culture, and regional cuisine of Spain. This eight-day Culinary & Wine Delights of Spain sailing will take place onboard Wind Surf departing from Lisbon, Spain on April 19, 2014, visiting Cádiz, Málaga, Almería, Cartagena, Valencia, Sóller and culminating in Barcelona. Guests who book by August 31, 2013 …

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Blount Small Ship Adventures announces new itineraries for 2014

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Blount Small Ship Adventures, which offers the best value in small ship cruising, is expanding its presence by offering two new one-of-a-kind itineraries in 2014. Beginning in March of 2014, the Grande Caribe will sail along the Caribbean Sea allowing guests to experience the best of the Bahamas, while in May the Grande Mariner will navigate the narrow waterways of the Mississippi, Ohio and Illinois Rivers for a cruise to the Big Easy, New Orleans, by way of Chicago. The …

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Choosing a cruise line can be as important as choosing your cruise destination

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As the summer cruise season approaches, Adelman Vacations recommends that cruise customers take a closer look at not just cruise routes and destinations, but the cruise lines themselves. “Most cruise customers are looking for not just a cruise, but an experience,” said Deana Crouch, director of vacation sales for Adelman Vacations. “Some customers are young and single, some are retired couples, and many are families with children. Many of the cruise ships are massive in size, but still, they can’t …

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Boom time for Central American cruising

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Cruising is on the up in Central America and is expected to continue to grow this year.  A total of 2,394,000 cruise passengers arrived during last season (October 2012 to May 2013); an increase of 15 per cent compared to the previous year, according to data released by the Secretariat of Central America Tourism Integration. The figures were releases at the FCCA Central America Cruise Conference, held recently in La Antigua, Guatemala. Honduras registered the biggest increase in cruise arrivals …

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Princess Cruises announces benefit cruise to support American Heart Association

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Princess Cruises is celebrating CPR awareness during the month of June by announcing a special cruise to benefit the American Heart Association (AHA). Expected to raise million for the Association’s heart health programs and educational outreach, the cruise is the second in Princess’ new “Cruising for a Cause” series that devotes an entire sailing to support a charitable cause. Sailing from February 10-15, 2014, aboard Ruby Princess on a Caribbean cruise from Ft. Lauderdale, the five-day voyage will offer passengers …

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Sunsail announces new yacht charter base in St. Lucia.

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Sunsail has opened a brand new Yacht Charter and Flotilla base on the island of St. Lucia, for this summer. Unspoilt, romantic and welcoming; St Lucia offers the perfect escape. Charterers can explore the quaint towns, dine at beachside restaurants, snorkel the reefs or admire the views from the top of Gros Piton.  For those feeling a little more adventurous, St Lucia offers tram rides through the rainforest, zip lines against the backdrop of the Pitons, mud baths beneath the …

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Viking Cruises cuts steel for Viking Star

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Viking Cruises today announced it has cut steel in the construction of its first ocean cruise vessel, Viking Star, marking a major development toward the company’s ocean product. The steel cutting took place at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard outside Venice, Italy. Viking Star is scheduled to be delivered in early 2015, with maiden voyages beginning in April 2015. “This is a big step towards realizing our ocean cruising plans,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking Cruises. “With our new ocean cruises, …

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Holland America Line to feature diverse Caribbean cruises in 2013-14

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Itineraries up to 25 days, diverse ports of call and a rare mid-size ship experience highlight Holland America Line’s 2013-14 Caribbean season that features eight of the line’s premium vessels sailing round-trip from either Fort Lauderdale or Tampa, Fla. All Fort Lauderdale itineraries feature a call at Half Moon Cay, the line’s award-winning private Bahamian island known for its pristine beaches, exciting shore excursions, exclusive beach cabanas and kid-friendly activities. From October 2013 through April 2014, ms Eurodam, ms Maasdam, …

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Royal Caribbean exercises option for second Genesis

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. exercised its option to build a second ship in its “Genesis Project” today. Destined to become the 24th ship in the Royal Caribbean International fleet, the 5,400-guest, 220,000-gross-registered-ton ship would be built at Aker Yards in Finland, with delivery projected for August, 2010. Like the prototype ship due out in Fall, 2009, the second Project Genesis ship will be a trailblazer in cruise-ship and vacation innovation. New icons and amenities will continue to challenge and expand …

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Silversea announces World Cruise 2015

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Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has opened the books on its World Cruise 2015. This grandest of travel adventures will commence on January 5th, 2015, when the elegant, all-suite Silver Whisper is set to embark on a 115-day epic voyage, encircling the world and embracing the cultures of five continents, 30 countries and 50 unique destinations. Departing Los Angeles with no more than 382 guests on board, Silver Whisper will sail the warm waters of the South Pacific to explore the idyllic …

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