New Western Caribbean Cruise Port for Holland America

  Banana Coast has signed Holland America Line as the first cruise line to schedule regular calls at the first mainland Honduras cruise port at Trujillo. Holland America Line’s 1,260-passenger Ryndam is slated to call at Banana Coast 11 times between 2014 and 2015 on its western Caribbean itineraries. The ship’s Nov. 19, 2014, call is […]

Silversea Cruises Goes Shorter in 2013

In its continuing mission to provide guests with more choices, ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has just announced a new collection of eight shorter cruises for 2013. These convenient four- to seven-day voyages to Northern Europe and the Mediterranean are designed for time-strapped working professionals, travelers who like to combine a cruise with a land program, and […]

Silversea Cruises Silver Cloud to Undergo Refurb

Luxury cruise ship company Silversea Cruises announced a refurbishment for their 296-guest vessel Silver Cloud. The goal during this stem to stern refurbishment is to renovate the ship’s interior and exterior. Look for: New public spaces New look for suites Upgraded outdoor spaces Reconditioning teaks decks Maintenance on mechanical and propulsion units Dining enhancements to […]

Three Silversea Ships Meet in Corfu

For the first time ever last week three Silversea Cruises’ luxury vessels – Silver Cloud, Silver Wind and Silver Spirit – called at the same port on the same day in Corfu. The ships blew whistles as they passed each other in the picturesque port. Corfu (or Kérkyra in Greek) is the second largest of […]

Silversea World Cruise 2014 Now Booking

Luxury Silversea Cruises announced their 2014 World Cruise today, a 113-night journey from Los Angeles to Barcelona aboard Silver Whisper. Embarking January 6, 2013, this sailing will hit 54 destinations, 29 countries and 12 overnight stays. Silver Whisper will follow a westward path across the Pacific to call on lush Polynesia and lands Down Under, […]

Silversea Cruises details 2013 collection

Silversea Cruises released two new brochures showcasing over 200 voyages throughout 2013 to over 450 destinations. Silversea’s highlights include a 115-day world cruise from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale on Silver Whisper on January 5, a collection of 34 to 54 day voyages to exotic destinations and a 31-day roundtrip South Pacific Voyage from Los […]

Cruise Line Spa Company Shows Big Growth in 2012

Steiner Leisure’s revenues for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 increased 17.3% to $197.5 million from $168.4 million during the comparable quarter in 2011. Net income for the second quarter was $14.1 million compared with $13.2 million for the same quarter in 2011. Steiner Leisure owns and operates the spa facilities onboard 153 ships, […]

Lux Cruise Line Bans Smoking, Pretty Much

Silversea Cruises, where smoking is already banned on balconies, will begin prohibiting smoking in in private passenger areas on January 1, 2013. “In consideration of evolving consumer trends, and to further promote a safe, comfortable and enjoyable environment for our guests, staff and crew, we have updated the smoking policy for Silversea ships,” Silversea Cruises president […]

Luxury cruise line Silversea acquires Expedition Ship for Galapagos

The Silversea Group announced late last month that it has purchased Canodros SA, the premier Ecuadorian tourism company that operates in the Galapagos Islands, and their upmarket expedition ship, Galapagos Explorer II. Silversea plans to add Galapagos Explorer II to its ultra-luxury fleet of six ships next year, after the all-suite, 100-guest vessel undergoes a major refurbishment in September […]