Royal Caribbean offers discounted military cruise rates

Just in time for Armed Forces day and Memorial Day, Royal Caribbean is offering deeply discounted rates on select sailings up to 20% off. To qualify for a Military rate, at least one guest in the stateroom must be classified as one of the following: 1. Active personnel currently serving in the United States Army, […]

SeaDream Yacht Club announces 2013 Amazon cruise voyages

The 56-stateroom SeaDream II will sail the Amazon River beginning February 10, 2013 departing from Barbados. Offered as a 20-day voyage; Barbados to Iquitos, Peru, or two 10-day voyages; Barbados to Manaus, Brazil or Manaus to Iquitos. New in 2013 are two 7-day Upper Amazon voyages sailing from Iquitos, Peru roundtrip. SeaDream is nimble enough […]

Royal Caribbean says nine cruise ships to Europe in 2013

Royal Caribbean International announced today that a total of nine ships will sail the European waters in 2013. Most recently announced was Legend of the Seas and Vision of the Seas. So who’s going where? In May and August, Vision of the Seas will alternate seven-night Norwegian Fjords and Scandinavia & Russia itineraries from Copenhagen, […]

Port of Hamburg sees record cruise growth

The Port of Hamburg will be visited a total of 33 times by cruise ships in May. While the volume of passengers for the whole of 2008 stood at 89,000, passenger turnover in May 2012 alone is anticipated to hit the 94,000 mark. Eight cruise ships (‘AIDAblu’, AIDAluna’, ‘AIDAmar’, ‘AIDAsol’, ‘Deutschland’, ‘Le Boréal’, ‘MSC Lirica’ […]

Cruise Line Makes Move For Asian Market

Costa Cruises knows all about Italian-style cruising. For more than 60 years Costa ships have sailed worldwide, offering the best in Italian style, hospitality and cuisine, while providing holidays focused on fun and relaxation.  Now, Costa Cruises plans to bring a second cruise ship to Asia beginning in May 2013 along with a unique product […]

Crystal Cruises To New Ports, Experiences

Crystal Cruises’ passion for creating unique luxury experiences both on land and at sea have helped earn the company top ratings from international travelers for two decades. Here’s one reason why.  Crystal will be visiting seven new (to them) European ports-of-call for the first time this year,  stopping in quaint communities, centuries-old fishing villages, and […]

Cruise line included on ‘100 Best Corporate Citizens’ list

Congrats to Carnival Corporation & plc for placing in this years “100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine.  Not only did Carnival place #52 on the list, up from #69 last year, but they’re the only cruise line to make the list. CR Magazine ranks on seven different areas: environment, climate change, employee […]

Scenic Tours to add another ‘Space-Ship’ to European fleet

Scenic Cruises has announced the commission of a seventh Scenic ‘Space-Ship’ (pictured right) for its European fleet.  To be christened Scenic Jewel, will undertake her inaugural voyage in 2013 along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers from Amsterdam to Budapest.  “2011 was our most successful year to date for European river cruising and 2012 is shaping […]