Regent Seven Seas Cruises Reveals New Seven Seas Explorer Venues

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has detailed two new venues that will be featured onboard the line’s forthcoming ship – the Seven Seas Explorer. The new spaces will be culinary and social gathering areas befitting the luxury vessel. Culinary Arts Kitchen Taking a page from sister line, Oceania Cruises, the Culinary Arts Kitchen (rendered above) will…

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Carnival Cruise Line Introduces Unique Carnival Journeys

Carnival Cruise Line has just introduced a number of special cruises – dubbed Carnival Journeys – that will feature longer itineraries, 9 to 15 days in length, and unique ports and activities, starting fall 2015. Destinations will include the Caribbean, Central America, Hawaii and Mexico. As Carnival explains, “Carnival Journeys itineraries have been specifically designed for…

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Silversea Expeditions’ Silver Galapagos Now Includes Land and Air Package

Galápagos Islands sailings onboard Silversea Expeditions‘ Silver Galapagos (pictured above) are now even more all-inclusive, encompassing roundtrip airfare and a pre- and post-cruise land package. These perks are in addition to the already included excursions and luxurious onboard amenities. The line details the new inclusions as follows: roundtrip economy class air between Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands; a two-night pre-cruise…

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Crystal Cruises to Be Acquired and Build New Luxury Ship

In double news, Crystal Cruises has announced that the cruise line is set to be acquired by Genting Hong Kong and also plans to build a new luxury ship under the new ownership. Crystal Cruises’ current parent company, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, expects the $550 million acquisition to be completed in the second quarter of 2015. This…

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Oceania Cruises Introduces New Onboard Culinary Classes

Oceania Cruises is preparing 20 new interactive culinary classes and more for guests onboard the Marina and Riviera starting in April 2015. The Culinary Center offerings will include an extensive two-day immersion program, a session dedicated to the life and work of Chef Jacques Pépin, and extras added to the Gourmet Explorer Series’ international delights. The new…

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Royal Caribbean International Details New Harmony of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International is poised to launch a third Oasis-class cruise ship – the newly named Harmony of the Seas – in April 2016. The upcoming vessel will build on the existing fleet with new innovations and additions inspired by the recently lunched Quantum of the Seas. “We are orchestrating a medley of new exciting…

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MICE CHAT – Star Wars Boards the Disney Cruise Line in 2016

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

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Viking River Cruises to Roll Down the Mississippi River Beginning 2017

In a scene that might come to resemble the header image above, Viking River Cruises will soon expand its operations to North America along the Mississippi River starting in 2017. According to a Louisiana Economic Development announcement that sets New Orleans as the initial homeport, six new U.S.-built vessels are planned for construction at an estimated cost…

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New Specialty Cruises Arriving from Silversea Expeditions

Silversea Expeditions voyages are already stunning, but now the luxury expedition cruise company is introducing even more to be excited about – specialty sailings focused on ornithology, photography, scuba diving, wellness and fine dining. Detailing the voyages and dates are 6 mini-brochures that are available in print and download here: http://www.silversea.com/brochures “These specialty expeditions enable travelers to…

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VIDEO – Holland America Line’s Westerdam Review

Hop aboard the Westerdam from Holland America Line to experience a premium cruise in our latest cruise ship review and tour video. Mobile and Cruise Nav Users – Please use this link to view video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjLJzznOsU4 More Cruise Reviews from the Holland America Line’s Westerdam, Dancing with the Stars: At Sea Champions Cruise 2014 sailing: VIDEO PODCAST – Holland America Line’s Westerdam Experience: Caribbean…

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