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Pitbull Headlines Norwegian Escape Announcement

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Bringing a little slice of Miami to midtown Manhattan, Pitbull helped Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO Andy Stuart celebrate the line’s newest ship relocating to New York City. The line — which has had a ship sailing out of New York City since 2003, and built the Breakaway specifically for that market — will send that ship to New Orleans in 2018 and have the Norwegian Escape take her place in the New York Market.

Flashing back to the December 2002 christening of the Norwegian Dawn — which took place in New York City before the ship set sail for warmer waters — Stuart recalled that ship’s Godmother, Kim Cattrall of Sex & The City fame, kicking things off with a bawdy remark. While pulling the large lever that would send a bottle of champagne crashing against the side of the ship, she quipped, “Don’t let anyone tell you size doesn’t matter!” During that ship’s maiden voyage out of Manhattan, Stuart and his traveling companions realized that with warm weather only a day’s sailing away from New York’s snow, they could easily sail out of the port year-round. And, since 2003, that’s exactly what they have done.

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While Stuart said the Breakaway had been “a great success,” he added that it was time to shake things up and “bring a new ship to New York. Escape is the newest ship in our fleet, so we’re bringing our newest and our best here to New York!”

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NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 11: Godfather Pitbull and President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Andy Stuart attend Norwegian Escape heads to NYC event at PHD at the Dream Downtown on October 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Norwegian Cruise Line)

When Norwegian went looking for Escape’s Godparent, the fact that it was originally designed for the Miami market made Pitbull an obvious choice. And Mr. Worldwide was honored… and, in some regards, surprised by how things worked out. “They said, ‘We want to make it your ship,’” the Grammy-winner explained during the event, held at the Dream Hotel’s PHD Lounge. “Usually, it doesn’t work out that way. In an endorsement, they say, ‘Look, this is what you’re gonna do, this is how you’re gonna do it, stand here, smile and bye-bye!’” Instead, he calls his arrangement with Norwegian “a true partnership.”

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He was, he admits, originally wary. “I’ve lived in good neighborhoods, bad neighborhoods, worse neighborhoods, very interesting neighborhoods,” he laughed, “and anytime anybody comes up to you and says, ‘Hey may, I want you to Godfather my son!’ Usually means you’re going to be in for a very big bill! So to be able to Godfather a ship and go all around the world on it and enjoy? It’s a true honor and a true blessing!”

Norwegian Escape will begin sailing out of New York City in April of 2018. Like Breakaway, her runs will be a mix of Bermuda, Bahamas and Canada-bound trips.

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Québec, Canada Wants Wintertime Cruise Guests

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With the increased demand for cruises to Canada and New England, and the growing trend of cold weather cruises, Québec tourism and port officials recently invited representatives from Adventure Canada, Huerten-Groten and Ponant cruise lines to partake in the first-ever winter familiarization trip to the region.

A ship docked in Québec City – photo: Flickr/Visavis

The group visited Québec from February 8-14, and explored Montréal, Trois-Rivères, Québec, and Saguenay. Activities in Québec included a tour of the port, a taste of the winter Carnaval, a visit to the city’s famed ice hotel “Hotel de Glace,” and urban discovery tours. There was also a trip to Montmorency Falls and the Valcartier Vacation Village, the largest winter playground in America. It has over 35 snow slides, skating paths, snow rafting, 5,000 inner tubes and 17 mechanical lifts, plus ice skating, tobogganing, dog sledding, ski-dooing, and ice fishing.

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Other wintery activities were shown to the group in presentations and discussions. Hôtel 71 in Old Québec City hosted the group during their stay and Chlorophylle, a local manufacturer of upmarket outdoor gear outfitted them in warm year.

For information on activities in Québec City, click here.

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Jeff Foxworthy to Headline 2019 Country Music Cruise

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The Country Music Cruise has announced their lineup for the 2019 sailing, and it’s full of talented superstars. The 2019 Country Music Cruise will set sail from January 29 to February 3, 2019 aboard Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam. 

Television star, author, and one of the world’s best comedians Jeff Foxworthy is set to headline the voyage. The Country Music Cruise has sold out each of its first five years, and the 2019 sailing is already nearly 70 percent filled.

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Emceeing the sixth annual cruise will be television and radio host Lorianne Crook, and back by popular demand will be a special Grand Ole Opry at Sea performance event. The following artists will be performing on this special cruise:

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  • The Oak Ridge Boys
  • Patty Loveless
  • Ronnie Milsap
  • Ricky Skaggs
  • Joe Diffie
  • The Bellamy Brothers
  • Shenandoah
  • Jimmy Fortune
  • Johnny Lee
  • David Ball
  • TG Sheppard
  • Jeannie Seely
  • Wade Hayes
  • Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys
  • Elvis Tribute Artists

Guests aboard the Country Music Cruise will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the stars. In addition to over 50 live performances, cruises can mingle with their favorite artists at theme nights, panel discussions, cooking demonstrations, jam sessions, meet and greets, autograph sessions, and more. The cruise will depart from Fort Lauderdale and stop in Key West, St. Thomas, and Half Moon Cay. To book a cabin, visit countrymusiccruise.com.

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Carnival $49 Early Saver Deposits Return

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Carnival Cruise Line is having a 48 hour Early Saver sale on sailings through April 2020. The sale will last until midnight Thursday, February 22, 2018. Deposits start at $49 and go up to $199 if you’re planning an Alaska or Europe cruise.

Carnival’s Price Protection Guarantee is also in place during this sale, which covers you if the cruise price drops.

Deposits Start at $49 

  • $49 per person deposit is applicable to 2 – 9 day sailings
  • $149 per person deposit is applicable to Vista and Horizon sailings
  • $199 per person is applicable to 10+ days, Alaska and Europe sailings
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Carnival will honor your request for price protection if the reduction on the total amount paid for your booking results only from a lower cruise fare and not from the booked ancillary services, such as air, transfers, pre-paid gratuities, or Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses.

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Details:

  • Book by Thursday, January 22
  • Early Saver rates include free room upgrades, $50 onboard credit, plus Free Price Protection
  • Deposits are non-refundable

Sailings available on most ships through April 2020, including Carnival Horizon, Carnival Vista, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Victory, Carnival Elation and more.

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