Porthole Cruise News Briefs – September 30, 2016
- Boutique river operator Uniworld has announced its first Jewish Heritage themed cruises aboard River Ambassador on all of the new Rhine-Main Discovery & Munich itineraries. Guests traveling from Munich to Cologne will pass through Dachau, Nurmeburg, Frankfurt, and Wertheim, with opportunities to hear lectures on Jewish intellectual life and to visit synagogues, Holocaust memorials, and historic Jewish enclaves.
- Norwegian expedition cruise company Hurtigruten is expanding into the American market significantly enough to open new offices in Seattle. The U.S. headquarters will include a consumer travel center where visitors can learn about the lines voyages to places like Greenland and Antarctica, book trips, and learn about expedition travel. “This is a tremendous milestone for the company as we continue to expand our U.S. operations,” says Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam.
- The newly refurbished Queen Mary 2 made her debut appearance in Boston, welcoming aboard local Instagram celebrities Nacho and Bear, who availed themselves of the expanded kennel facilities. Cunard enjoys a long legacy as an animal-friendly line, hosting such famous dogs as Rin-Tin-Tin and the Duke of Windsor’s pugs in past decades.
Photos: Uniworld, Cunard Line/Cheryl Richards