Construction Begins on Seabourn Cruise Line’s New Seabourn Encore

The next luxury cruise ship from Seabourn Cruise Line, the Seabourn Encore, has begun construction with the vessel’s initial steel cutting at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. Present at the ceremony were Seabourn President Richard Meadows and Antonio Quintano, director of Fincantieri’s Marghera yard. “The cutting of steel for Seabourn Encore is an important milestone in the evolution…

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Viking Ocean Cruises’ New Viking Star Officially Sets Sail

Viking Ocean Cruises is officially the first new cruise line to launch in a decade now that its first cruise ship – the new Viking Star – has set sail on her maiden voyage from Istanbul (pictured above) to Venice. The vessel is currently sailing through the Mediterranean on its way to be christened in…

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Norwegian Cruise Line Makes Many Asian Specialty Restaurants Free

Norwegian Cruise Line has just opened up many of the fleet’s Asian restaurants to be entirely complimentary onboard. As part of the line’s NEXT enhancement program, these former specialty restaurants – Shanghai’s Noodle Bar on the newest Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway included – that once charged a dining fee will now be offered to…

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Carnival Cruise Line Announces More 2015 Carnival LIVE Concerts

Following this year’s already exciting lineup of bands that have performed onboard, Carnival Cruise Line has announced more Carnival LIVE concerts for 2015. New acts include The Band Perry, BOSTON, Lionel Richie and Heart in addition to those previously scheduled: Journey, Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Smokey Robinson and Styx. “We’re thrilled to build upon the tremendous…

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VIDEO PODCAST – Exploring Amsterdam, Netherlands with Viking River Cruises

During the 2015 Viking River Cruises christening, we explored Amsterdam for several days to experience a number of the line’s wonderful Netherlands shore excursion options including Haarlem. View the video in HD above. Mobile and Cruise Nav Users – Please use this link to view video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URITuFo5J2A Please feel free to reach out to us on Facebook and…

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New Anthem of the Seas Delivered to Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International has now taken delivery (pictured above) of its latest cruise ship – the Anthem of the Seas – from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. The innovative ship joins the fleet just days after its fascinating conveyance from the inland shipyard to the sea (as shown in the video below). “It’s wonderful…

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U-T SAN DIEGO – MSC Cruises’ MSC Divina Cruises Caribbean with Italian Flair

In this month’s U-T San Diego newspaper Cruise Corner column, we explore the Mediterranean cruise style of MSC Cruises‘ MSC Divina sailing in the Caribbean. To read the article, click on the link below: MSC Cruises’ MSC Divina Cruises Caribbean with Italian Flair HEADER IMAGE SOURCE: JASON LEPPERT

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Celebrity Cruises Renews Top Chef at Sea Program with New Theme Cruise

Top Chef at Sea is set to return onboard Celebrity Cruises with programming across the fleet, save for Celebrity Xpedition, and a new theme cruise featuring chefs from the hit reality television show. On every sailing, interactive Quickfire Challenges and a Top Chef Night will be featured, and on the Top Chef at Sea Signature…

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VIDEO PODCAST – Viking River Cruises Longships Christening Amsterdam 2015

Viking River Cruises christened another 12 riverboats – Viking Longships included – in Amsterdam in 2015. Although it rained, the festivities weren’t dampened and included wonderful live music and acrobatics in the Netherlands. Please feel free to reach out to us on Facebook and Twitter with your questions. To also access the show on iTunes,…

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MICE CHAT – Disney Cruise Line Discovers the British Isles in 2016

Read our latest article in The Disney Cruise Line Connoisseur with Jason Leppert column for Mice Chat: Disney Cruise Line Discovers the British Isles in 2016 To access The Disney Cruise Line Connoisseur at Mice Chat, click on the link below: Disney Cruise Line Discovers the British Isles in 2016 HEADER IMAGE SOURCE: DISNEY CRUISE LINE

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