Holland America Positions Seven Ships in Alaska for 2014

Holland America Line recently announced their line up for their 2014 Alaska cruise season. Next year the line will have seven ships plying the Alaskan waters from Seattle and Vancouver. Starting in May, Oosterdam and Statendam each sail 18 seven-day Glacier Discovery itineraries to the Gulf of Alaska from Vancouver, British Columbia. Statendam and Oosterdam […]

Disney Highlights Excursions for 2013 Mediterranean Sailings

Disney Cruise Line invites families to explore the culturally rich and exotic locales of Europe with one-of-a-kind Port Adventures featuring exclusive Disney touches during its 2013 Mediterranean sailings. Signature Collection Port Adventures range from deluxe experiences in intimate, upscale settings to customized tours enhanced with exclusive activities for Disney Cruise Line guests. During the European […]

World Record: Viking River Cruises Christens 10 Longships

Earlier today Viking River Cruises christened 10 190-passenger longships  in Amsterdam, making them the only cruise line in the world to launch that many vessels in one day. That’s a lot of godmothers! Viking Aegir, Embla, Bragi and Skadi, are in Amsterdam while the Viking Atla, Forseti, Jarl, Rinda, Tor and Var, remain in Rostock, […]

Un-Cruise Adventures Tackles Theme Cruises in Alaska

Un-Cruise Adventures confirms six theme departures aboard the 86-guest Safari Endeavour in Alaska this summer with special guest experts in photography, marine biology, ornithology and from two Northwest wineries.  Guest experts join the trip for a full week of enrichment activities in addition to regularly scheduled excursions and activities. Wine: Two tastings and a special […]

Photo: Carnival Miracle Leaves Big Apple

This is a photo snapped on Saturday, March 16, along the bank of the Hudson River, when Carnival Miracle left NYC for the last time. Carnival Miracle will reposition to the West Coast offering guests sailings to Alaska, Hawaii and the Mexican Riviera. Carnival Splendor will move east and take over her sailings. The 2,124-guest […]

Mission Accomplished: Norwegian Breakaway Conveyance Complete

Norwegian Breakaway, the largest cruise ship to ever be built in Germany, departed MEYER WERFT in Papenburg last week, for her approximately 24-hour long conveyance along the Ems River. The river conveyance demonstrated Norwegian Breakaway’s seaworthiness and marked another key milestone prior to the ship’s highly anticipated delivery. Sailing backwards, Norwegian Breakaway left MEYER WERFT […]

Princess Cruises’ Blog Offers More Stories

Princess Cruises’ blog, “Linked by the Sea” has chronicled its second series of five stories of people who made new connections on a cruise. The new tales include a romantic love story, a case of mistaken identity that led to new friends, and a group brought together by having the same name. Each week the […]

Popular “Sin City Comedy” To Float on Celebrity Cruises

An edgy outgrowth of modern luxury line Celebrity Cruises’ commitment to offer what consumers want in innovative, late-night entertainment is the debut of “Sin City Comedy.” Designed to be funny and a little bit sexy, Sin City Comedy combines comedians with tasteful burlesque acts. The new, late-night show is offered on Celebrity Reflection and Celebrity […]

Two Sister Ships Meet at Long Beach Royal Rendezvous

Amidst fireworks and much fanfare yesterday, Cunard Line’s Queen Elizabeth met Queen Mary for an historic Cunard Royal Rendezvous.  Cunarders and maritime enthusiasts alike gathered along the shores of Long Beach Harbour and more than two thousand people were aboard Queen Mary for a celebration that began with a series of whistle salutes between the […]