Princess Cruises “Inspired to Cruise” Blog Adds More Reasons

  Princess Cruises’ blog, “Inspired to Cruise: A Year of Reasons to Get Away From the Everyday” has chronicled an additional five reasons to cruise, offering a new selection of romantic and endearing passenger stories about the many motivations for travelers to choose to vacation at sea. The most recent stories include tales from cruisers […]

Duchess of Cornwall Meets Her Double on Queen Victoria

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall came face-to-face with her own image last week in Southampton, England, when she unveiled a specially-commissioned portrait of herself on board Queen Victoria, the Cunard liner named by The Duchess in December 2007.  Her Royal Highness made a special return visit to take part in celebrations marking the […]

American Cruise Lines Wins 2012 World Travel Award

American Cruise Lines, operator of the newest riverboats and small cruise ships in the United States, is pleased to announce it has been voted the 2012 World’s Leading Small Ships Cruise Line by travel excellence organization, World Travel Awards. Referred to as “the Oscar’s of the travel industry” by the Wall Street Journal, World Travel […]

CLIA Forms Global Trade Association, Everyone Wins

Nine cruise industry associations today announced they have agreed to operate under a common organization with a unified structure to serve as the voice and advocacy leader of the global cruise industry.  The associations are Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), European Cruise Council (ECC), Asia Cruise Association (ACA), Passenger Shipping Association (PSA/ACE), France’s AFCC, Brazil’s […]

Home-Based Travel Agency Scores in Entrepreneur Magazine

Cruise Planners – American Express Travel, the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the cruise industry has, once again, ranked high in Entrepreneur magazine’s Annual Franchise 500 issue. Jumping an impressive ten spots since 2012, from No. 44 to No. 34, Cruise Planners – American Express Travel is now in the top 6.8 […]