Luxury cruise line honors soldiers around the world

Crystal Cruises is honoring heroes past and present with on-board get-togethers for veterans and loved ones of all nations on every luxury cruise.  Activities planned for the upcoming American Memorial Day weekend promise to be extra special, with a unique Crystal Adventure to the WWII landing beaches of Normandy, and each ship remembering those who […]

Holland America’s Culinary Center debuts signature chefs

During Holland America Line’s summer cruise season, the Culinary Arts Center program presented by Food & Wine magazine will host five of the world’s most celebrated chefs who will showcase their expertise and share tips with guests. Chef Kevin Sbraga, Food Stylist Denise Vivaldo, Entrepreneur Sonia Hunt, Chef Angelo Sosa, and Chef Jonathon Sawyer will […]

Princess Cruises announces winners of “1,000 Memories at Sea” photo contest

After sorting through the more than 57,000 cruise vacation photos that were submitted to the Princess Cruises “1,000 Memories at Sea” photo contest, judges have chosen an image of the soaring columns of Ephesus submitted by Christine Svircev of Illinois as the grand prize winner. The winning photo depicts the grandeur of the ruins of […]

First American couple wed on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 cruise ship

On 30 April 2012, Dr. William DeLuca became the first American to wed aboard Cunard Line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 since the company unveiled its Weddings Program in April. DeLuca, an anesthesiologist from Massachusetts met British executive chef Kelly Lewis one year ago while visiting England. Unable to decide between marrying in the U.S. or […]

Family Travel Made Easy On Cruise Vacation

Family cruising is one of the fastest growing segments of travel.  Holland America Line attracts more than 25,000 kids and their families aboard its 15 ships every year.  With a range of activities for children, teens and adults, the premium line especially attracts multi-generational groups.   The line also has a group program for family groups […]

Cruise line receives environmental award

Holland America Line was the recipient of the 2012 Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Environmental Protection Award from the U.S. Coast Guard in recognition of the line’s environmental leadership and for successfully achieving several environmental objectives established by the company that exceed standard regulation. The William M. Benkert Award is the premier marine environmental protection […]

Port of New Orleans reports stellar cruise year

2011 was a record year for the cruise port of New Orleans, seeing 736,908 cruise passengers, beating the previous record set in 2004 of 734,643 passengers. The direct local economic impact was $132.1-million or $937,000 per cruise ship, creating 3,000 jobs. “New Orleans is a hugely popular cruise port and cruise lines are taking notice […]