Monthly Archives: September 2013

Norwegian Getaway to feature sweet treats of Carlos Bake shop

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will open his second Carlo’s Bake Shop at sea on the new Norwegian Getaway, coming to Miami in February. Valastro first partnered with Norwegian Cruise Line when he opened Carlo’s Bake Shop on Norwegian Breakaway, which began sailing from New York City in May 2013. Norwegian Getaway will be the second ship in the fleet to feature Carlo’s Bake Shop. View the Original article

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Record passenger numbers for DFDS Seaways

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DFDS Seaways, the award-winning ferry operator, saw a record number of passenger crossings over the summer of 2013 on its Newcastle to Amsterdam route. Despite the ongoing challenging market conditions, over 65,000 passengers sailed in August alone, revealing an increase of almost 4,000 passengers compared to last year. DFDS Seaways is the only ferry operator to sail between Newcastle and Amsterdam and offers two daily sailings. During August this year, 65,302 passengers sailed with DFDS Seaways between Newcastle and Amsterdam, …

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Crystal Cruises launches custom celebration services

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An elegant wedding in the hills of Tuscany.  A birthday blowout on a beach in Bali.  A retirement roast at one of Cape Town’s top wineries.  A renewal of vows “on top of the world” at sea.  With Crystal Cruises’ new Crystal Celebrations soiree service, almost anything is possible just about anywhere Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity sail.  Already known for an uber-personalised approach to unforgettable travel experiences, Crystal has teamed with premier global event company Imagine VIP to create …

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Flotilla Radisson Royal Moscow celebrates World Travel Awards win

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Flotilla Radisson Royal Moscow has claimed the title of Europe’s Leading River Cruise Company at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony. The event was hosted by Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa in Antalya, Turkey, and saw hundreds of industry leaders gather to celebrate the achievements of the select few winners. World Travel Awards celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, with the brand having established itself as the definitive mark of excellence in the tourism industry. View the Original …

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Royal Caribbean announces Ocean Voyages

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There is no better way to span two continents in one holiday than onboard a Royal Caribbean International cruise. The cruise line known for the industry’s most innovative cruise ships announced Ocean Voyages, a collection of special sailings that offer unique onboard programming, new shore excursion packages, and unbeatable value on 2014 sailings between Europe and the Americas. Holidaymakers can choose among 11 Royal Caribbean International ships that call at more than 35 exciting destinations on Ocean Voyages, which also …

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Short getaway cruises from Princess Cruises begin sailing from Los Angeles

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Today Golden Princess sets sail from Los Angeles on the first of a new series of Princess Cruises Getaway voyages. Known for offering longer itineraries, the company has debuted these new cruises along the West Coast offering a brand new way for passengers to enjoy a quick break in a sea-going environment of comfort and style. Passengers can choose from three- and four-day sailings, perfect for sampling the line’s onboard experience, as well as visiting a variety of Southern California …

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Norwegian debuts ice cream bar concept on Norwegian Breakaway

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concept debuted on board the line’s newest ship, Norwegian Breakaway and will also be available on Norwegian Getaway upon her arrival to Miami in February 2014. Guests sailing on board Norwegian Breakaway’s seven-day Bermuda or Bahamas and Florida cruises from New York City or on Norwegian Getaway’s seven-day Eastern Caribbean sailings from Miami, can indulge in a variety of specialty sundaes, floats, shakes and other ice cream treats during their cruise. Located inside O’Sheehan’s, the ships’ 24-hour neighborhood bars, Norwegian …

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Royal Caribbean International begins work on new Oasis-class ship

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Steel cutting in France for Royal Caribbean’s Oasis 3 cruise ship Royal Caribbean International cut the first piece of steel today for its third Oasis-class ship, marking the first construction milestone for a vessel that, at approximately 227,700 GRT, will be the world’s largest cruise ship. Royal Caribbean Cruises chairman Richard Fain and president Adam Goldstein, together with Laurent Castaing, chief executive officer of builder STX France, attended the event at the STX shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, where the ship …

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Concordia captain blames helmsman

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Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia, which sank off Italy in 2012, has blamed his Indonesian helmsman for the accident. Schettino claims the helmsman failed to obey orders to slow down and steered the ship onto rocks. The captain is presently fighting charges of causing the shipwreck and abandoning ship. Thirty-two people died when the cruise ship capsized in January 2012. Helmsman Jacob Rusli Bin has already been convicted of manslaughter in a separate trial. He was one of …

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Norwegian Cruise Line invites Latitudes members to offer advice for new cruisers

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After experiencing their first cruise more than ten years ago, Paul and Pamela Butler have never looked back. Longstanding members of Latitudes Rewards, Norwegian Cruise Line’s customer loyalty programme, they have cruised over 27 times with Norwegian. Encouraged by a friend, they started cruising by testing the waters on board Norwegian Sun in 2001, and booked their next cruise before they had departed the ship. Recognising that it can be difficult to know where to start for new cruisers, Paul …

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