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Seabourn to Set Sail in July
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Seabourn to Set Sail in July

Steve Leland - May 6, 2021

They say that good things come to those who wait and after a year of pandemic patience GREAT things are happening for lovers of ultra-luxury cruising. Starting in July, Seabourn…

Holland America to Resume Cruising in August
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Holland America to Resume Cruising in August

Evan Gove - May 5, 2021

In a press conference yesterday attended by the biggest names in cruise news, Holland America Line announced they finally have a date for their restart of operations!…

Fleet-Wide Crew Vaccinations Begin for MSC Cruises
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Fleet-Wide Crew Vaccinations Begin for MSC Cruises

Evan Gove - May 4, 2021

MSC Cruises was one of the first to return to operation last summer when they began sailing in the Mediterranean. The cruises looked a little different due…

Norwegian Cruise Line Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week
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Norwegian Cruise Line Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

Evan Gove - May 3, 2021

It's been a challenging year for everyone, but for teachers, the shift from in-person learning to virtual class had to have been one of the most difficult…

Disney Cruise Line Previews New Ship <i>Disney Wish</i>
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Disney Cruise Line Previews New Ship Disney Wish

Evan Gove - April 29, 2021

Can you tell cruise lines are itching to get back into service? Just yesterday we had a virtual ship reveal for the newest vessel from Celebrity Cruises…

MSC Cruises CEO ‘Confident’ Full Fleet Will Be Back by Winter 2022
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MSC Cruises CEO ‘Confident’ Full Fleet Will Be Back by Winter 2022

Evan Gove - April 29, 2021

While most cruise lines have been sitting idle for the past 13 months, MSC Cruises has proven time and again that cruising can be safe during a…

Holland America Line CEO Talks New “Have It All” Package, Visiting <I>Nieuw Statendam</I>
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Holland America Line CEO Talks New “Have It All” Package, Visiting Nieuw Statendam

Evan Gove - April 27, 2021

After 148 years of cruising, it's safe to say Holland America Line has it down to a science. The cruise line is one of the most popular…

Travelers Should Avoid the Bahamas Says CDC
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Travelers Should Avoid the Bahamas Says CDC

Evan Gove - April 20, 2021

Cruises are set to return to the Bahamas in a matter of weeks, so of course the CDC issued an upgraded warning for travel to the islands.…

CDC Cruise Line Restrictions ‘Borderline Ridiculous’ says NCL CEO
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CDC Cruise Line Restrictions ‘Borderline Ridiculous’ says NCL CEO

Evan Gove - April 8, 2021

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an update to their conditional sail order last week, many thought it meant good news for the cruise…

Norwegian Cruise Line Suspends Cruises Until July
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Norwegian Cruise Line Suspends Cruises Until July

Evan Gove - March 16, 2021

In a statement issued this morning, Norwegian Cruise Line announced they would be extending the suspension of operation through June 2021. They also temporarily halted bookings for…

WATCH:<i>MSC Lirica</i> Damaged by Fire
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WATCH:MSC Lirica Damaged by Fire

Evan Gove - March 10, 2021

Anyone in and around the port of Corfu, Greece today saw something very unsettling, a cruise ship on fire. Black smoke and flames could be seen billowing…

25 Years of Cruising with <i>Porthole Cruise Magazine</i>
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25 Years of Cruising with Porthole Cruise Magazine

Evan Gove - March 1, 2021

Time flies when you're having fun! And trust us, there's nowhere better to have fun than onboard a cruise ship. Porthole Cruise Magazine is proud to celebrate…

Princess Cancels More Sailings Due to Canada Cruise Ban
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Princess Cancels More Sailings Due to Canada Cruise Ban

Evan Gove - February 24, 2021

Along with their Carnival Corporation brand sister line Holland America, Princess Cruises was forced to cancel select Alaska, Canada, New England and Pacific Coast cruises in 2021.…

Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels Cruises Until June
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Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels Cruises Until June

Evan Gove - February 16, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that they've suspended all cruises until June 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent global travel climate. The news also applies to…

New Azamara Chairman Orlando Ashford Bullish on the Industry
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New Azamara Chairman Orlando Ashford Bullish on the Industry

Evan Gove - February 15, 2021

There's been plenty of cruise news lately, but one of the most significant news breaks came in January when Royal Caribbean Group announced they'd sold their small…

Orlando Ashford Named Executive Chairman of Azamara
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Orlando Ashford Named Executive Chairman of Azamara

Evan Gove - January 27, 2021

It wasn't a long hiatus from the cruise industry for Orlando Ashford. The former President of Holland America Line stepped down from the company in May of…

Terminal V by Virgin Voyages Coming to PortMiami
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Terminal V by Virgin Voyages Coming to PortMiami

Evan Gove - January 13, 2021

On a cool, overcast day at PortMiami, a row of bright red shovels waited diligently, their blades stuck in white limestone gravel, for the ceremony to start.…

Gus Antorcha of Holland America Talks <i>Rotterdam</i>, New Excursions
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Gus Antorcha of Holland America Talks Rotterdam, New Excursions

Evan Gove - December 17, 2020

When former Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford stepped down earlier this year, Carnival Corporation decided to promote from within, naming Carnival Cruise Line COO Gus Antorcha…

OceanMedallion to be Used on All Princess Cruises Ships
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OceanMedallion to be Used on All Princess Cruises Ships

Evan Gove - December 3, 2020

As cruise lines prep for a return to service, new details continue to emerge about what life on board will be like for cruisers. Princess Cruises, who's…

Questions Cruisers Want to Know with Seatrade’s Anne Kalosh
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Questions Cruisers Want to Know with Seatrade’s Anne Kalosh

Evan Gove - November 4, 2020

Back in October, the cruise industry came together for an event called Seatrade Cruise Virtual. The event provided a forum for cruise lines, executives, journalists and travel…

No-Sail Order Officially Pushed to Halloween
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No-Sail Order Officially Pushed to Halloween

Evan Gove - October 1, 2020

CruiAs we reported yesterday, the rumor flying around the cruise world was that the Trump Administration, Vice President Mike Pence specifically, was planning on overruling the Centers…

The Idyllic Hawaiian Islands
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The Idyllic Hawaiian Islands

John Roberts - September 17, 2020

Hawaii is the most exotic, raw, and naturally beautiful destination in the United States.Certainly, many hot spots on the islands are routinely bustling with tourists — think…

Breaking: Matt Mitcham Retires from Carnival Cruise Line
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Breaking: Matt Mitcham Retires from Carnival Cruise Line

Evan Gove - August 26, 2020

In a Facebook Live video this morning, popular Carnival Cruise Director Matt Mitcham stunned the cruise world by announcing his retirement. He was set to be the…

UnCruise CEO Discusses Recent COVID-19 Case and Where the Cruise Line Is Headed
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UnCruise CEO Discusses Recent COVID-19 Case and Where the Cruise Line Is Headed

Evan Gove - August 11, 2020

It’s safe to say that Captain Dan Blanchard, CEO of UnCruise Adventures, loves the sea. In fact, he was just 18 years old when he received his…

Choose Your Cruise – July 17, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – July 17, 2020

Evan Gove - July 17, 2020

Happy Friday, everyone! We have a VERY special edition of Choose Your Cruise today and it includes three cruise ships that aren't even sailing yet! Nothing beats that…

Josh Leibowitz Named President of Seabourn
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Josh Leibowitz Named President of Seabourn

Evan Gove - June 26, 2020

Seabourn Cruise Line made a major announcement yesterday when they named Josh Leibowitz the new president of the company. Leibowitz joined Carnival Corporation in 2013 as chief strategy officer and…

CEO Carnival Corp Talks Future Of Cruising with Porthole Cruise
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CEO Carnival Corp Talks Future Of Cruising with Porthole Cruise

Evan Gove - May 26, 2020

Earlier this month, Arnold Donald joined editor-in-chief of Porthole Cruise Magazine, Bill Panoff, to discuss the latest in cruise news and Carnival Corporation’s response to COVID-19. Here…

Cruise Industry Executives Offer Encouraging Words
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Cruise Industry Executives Offer Encouraging Words

Evan Gove - March 17, 2020

It hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the cruise industry, but it’s safe to say that the current outbreak of Covid-19 is the most difficult challenge cruise…

Cruise to Alaska Tops List of Vacation Bookings in 2019
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Cruise to Alaska Tops List of Vacation Bookings in 2019

Evan Gove - January 7, 2020

How popular are cruises to Alaska? In a survey conducted by Travel Leaders Group, one of North America’s largest travel agent companies, 38% of respondents booked a…

$100 Million in Renovations for <i>Norwegian Spirit</i>
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$100 Million in Renovations for Norwegian Spirit

Evan Gove - October 28, 2019

In early January 2020, Norwegian Spirit will sail to Marseille, France not for a cruise vacation, but rather an expensive facelift. The ship, part of Norwegian Cruise…

Bill Panoff & Arnold Donald take the stage at the World Strategic Forum
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Bill Panoff & Arnold Donald take the stage at the World Strategic Forum

Christina Hunting - April 13, 2018

Bill Panoff, CEO of PPI Group, will join President and Chief Executive Officer of Carnival Corporation, Arnold W. Donald, at the World Strategic Forum in Miami for a…

Spectrum of the Seas Is Coming Together One Block At A Time (VIDEO)
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Spectrum of the Seas Is Coming Together One Block At A Time (VIDEO)

Christina Hunting - March 20, 2018

Royal Caribbean's Spectrum of the Seas hits a milestone today in its unique construction process. Spectrum’s Floating Engine Room Unit mega-block set sail on its 3-day, 296…

In Brief: Rapunzel’s Royal Table debuts on Disney Magic and more!
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In Brief: Rapunzel’s Royal Table debuts on Disney Magic and more!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 16, 2018

Among the many recent enhancements that guests began experiencing aboard Disney Magic last week was the debut of Rapunzel’s Royal Table, a Tangled-themed family restaurant featuring beloved…

Disney Gives First Look at New Ships
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Disney Gives First Look at New Ships

Porthole Cruise - March 8, 2018

Cruise News - Mar. 8, 2018 Disney Cruise Line has revealed more details about their upcoming three ships – scheduled for maiden voyages in 2021, 2022, and…

Cruise News – August 8, 2014
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Cruise News – August 8, 2014

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Cruise News - August 8, 2014 Celebrity Eclipse to Get Makeover Celebrity Cruises’ Solstice-class Celebrity Eclipse is heading into dry dock in the spring – right before…

Cruise News – August 1, 2014
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Cruise News – August 1, 2014

Fran Golden - August 1, 2014

Cruise News - August 1, 2014 Princess Cruises Orders New Royal-Class Ship Princess Cruises signed a deal with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for a new Royal-class ship to…

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Cruise News – July 25, 2014

Fran Golden - July 25, 2014

Cruise News - July 25, 2014 Norwegian Updates Cuisine With cruise passengers increasingly moving into the "foodie" category, Norwegian Cruise Line is updating its culinary offerings—part of…

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Cruise News – July 18, 2014

Fran Golden - July 17, 2014

Cruise News - July 18, 2014 Oceania Cruises Adds 180-Day World Cruise for 2016 After making headlines with a pair of "Around the World in 180 Days"…

Cruise News – July 11, 2014
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Cruise News – July 11, 2014

Fran Golden - July 11, 2014

Cruise News - July 11, 2014 Windstar Adds Private Events to all 2015 Sailings Beginning in 2015, all Windstar Cruises itineraries will feature a complimentary Private Events…

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Cruise News – July 4, 2014

Fran Golden - July 4, 2014

Cruise News - July 4, 2014 See the World with Silversea Silversea Cruises' World Cruise 2016 will be a 115-day sailing from Fort Lauderdale to Venice, aboard…

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Cruise News – June 27, 2014

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Cruise News - June 27, 2014   Viking Star Floats Out in Italy Viking, known for its river cruises, celebrated the float-out this week of its first…

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Cruise News – June 20, 2014

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Cruise News - June 20, 2014   Seabourn Signs UNESCO Pact Luxury line Seabourn signed an agreement with UNESCO that includes raising $1 million to protect the…

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Cruise News – June 13, 2014

Fran Golden - June 13, 2014

Cruise News - June 13, 2014 Royal Caribbean's Quantum Entertainment Royal Caribbean International is going for the gold in terms of Quantum of the Seas' entertainment –…

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Cruise News – June 6, 2014

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Cruise News - June 6, 2014   Avalon Waterways Launches New River Ship If can imagine waking up and opening your wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling glass doors for an…

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Cruise News – May 30, 2014

Fran Golden - May 30, 2014

Weekly Cruise News – May 30, 2014 The Debut of Regal Princess Princess Cruises' new Regal Princess quietly debuted in Europe this month. The fanfare will come…

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Cruise News – May 23, 2014

Fran Golden - May 23, 2014

Cruise News – May 23, 2014   ‘NEXT’ for Norwegian: $250 Million Upgrades Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that it will spend $250 million through 2015 for…

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Cruise News – May 16, 2014

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Cruise News - May 16, 2014 New Viking Ocean Ships Viking Ocean Cruises hasn't even launched its first ship yet, but is already tripling its fleet. The…

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Weekly Cruise News – May 9, 2014

Fran Golden - May 9, 2014

Weekly Cruise News – May 9, 2014 A Regal Birthday in Southampton Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 was welcomed by her sisters to a 10th-birthday celebration in…

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Princess Cruises Plans Anniversary Cruise

Fran Golden - April 30, 2014

Princess Cruises Plans Anniversary Cruise Back in the late 1970s, the TV show The Love Boat introduced many of us to the very idea of cruising. With a fictional…

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Culinary Adventures aboard Oceania Cruises

Fran Golden - April 28, 2014

For cruisers who want to bring more back from their vacation than just great memories, Oceania Cruises has Bon Appétit Culinary Centers aboard the 1,250-passenger Marina and Riviera where you can actually…

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Just Desserts and Cocktail Culture

Fran Golden - April 25, 2014

Brand-new treats on both Disney Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line are geared toward an adults-only audience. On Disney, the indulgence is desserts. Exclusively on Disney Fantasy, a…

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Holland America Line Adds Signature Burgers to New Terrace Grill Menu

Fran Golden - April 23, 2014

I'm one of those people who enjoy being pampered with multiple courses served by armies of waiters in cruise ship dining rooms. But at some point on…

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Carnival Brings the Sea to New Kid’s Program

Fran Golden - April 21, 2014

Kids on Carnival ships will soon be making penguins out of Oreos, playing marine animal trivia, crafting their own sailboats, and designing their own aquariums in Camp…

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Quantum of the Seas Moving to China

Fran Golden - April 18, 2014

In a move that came as a shock to many, Royal Caribbean announced this week that after an initial season in the New York market the line…

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Crystal gets creative with Game of Thrones excursion, new bike tours

Fran Golden - April 16, 2014

We love when the creative minds at cruise lines get going. The latest example: Crystal Cruises' new shore excursions. Passengers can find adventure on Europe cruises on…

New Cruise Line to Sail Great Lakes, Canada, New England, and Caribbean
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New Cruise Line to Sail Great Lakes, Canada, New England, and Caribbean

Fran Golden - April 14, 2014

  The Great Lakes may not immediately spring to mind when you think of cruise destinations, but a rare start-up line called Pearl Seas Cruises is hoping to change…

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Stop and Smell the Flowers and Fromage of France

Fran Golden - April 11, 2014

Sometimes the best travel experiences are those that are improvised. Four of us off the river ship Viking Forseti proved that on a sunny day in the city of…

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Rollin’ on the River in French (Wine) Style

Fran Golden - April 9, 2014

Sipping Bordeaux wine, visiting a historic chateau, viewing the green French countryside with plenty of time to pause to appreciate the good life – this is the…

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Take Me to the River – in the Pacific Northwest

Fran Golden - April 7, 2014

Competition is heating up on the rivers of the Pacific Northwest, to places once visited by Lewis and Clark. The American Queen Steamboat Company just christened its American Empress in Portland,…

Oceania launches top-notch entertainment
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Oceania launches top-notch entertainment

Fran Golden - April 4, 2014

Oceania is launching a series of top-notch concerts and lectures, beginning with a shipboard program featuring Andrea McArdle, the original Annie on Broadway, that passengers can attend for a fee. I smell…

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Silversea Cruises Launches New Expedition Ship to Sail Exotic Itineraries

Fran Golden - April 2, 2014

Cruise passengers looking to explore the remote corners of the world have a new expedition option. Silversea's latest expedition ship, Silver Discoverer, set sail this week on a cruise…

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Uniworld Launches S.S. Catherine in Lyon

Fran Golden - March 31, 2014

Another day, another river ship christening. Seriously, it's beginning to feel like that as the market, especially in Europe, keeps booming with no signs of slowing down…

Royal Caribbean goes with “Dynamic Dining” for Quantum-class ships
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Royal Caribbean goes with “Dynamic Dining” for Quantum-class ships

Fran Golden - March 28, 2014

In a bold move, Royal Caribbean International is shaking up the dining scene on its Quantum-class ships, eliminating main dining rooms and shipwide formal nights in favor of…

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Disney Cruise Line Heads to “Frozen” Norway & Iceland

Fran Golden - March 26, 2014

It’s time to picture Mickey Mouse in his cute Viking-horns outfit. That’s because Disney Cruise Line has announced its newest destination: the Norwegian fjords. Cruises to the…

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Explores Further
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Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Explores Further

Fran Golden - March 24, 2014

The cruise itinerary map keeps expanding, and Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, the king of soft adventure itineraries, seems destined to prove the world is indeed your oyster. The line…

MSC Cruises Signs Deal For New Ships
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MSC Cruises Signs Deal For New Ships

Fran Golden - March 21, 2014

After recent big hints, MSC Cruises has placed a big order for — you guessed it — big ships. The Italian-style–cruising line's letter of intent with the…

Viking River Cruises Breaks its Own Record
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Viking River Cruises Breaks its Own Record

Fran Golden - March 19, 2014

Viking River Cruises broke a Guinness World Record christening 16, 190-passenger Longships within a 24-hour period in ceremonies in Amsterdam, France, and Germany. The line will name…

Dance the Night Away on Crystal Cruises
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Dance the Night Away on Crystal Cruises

Fran Golden - March 17, 2014

Men who want to hit the dance floor will have no problem finding a partner on select Crystal Cruises ships. The luxury line, which happens to now…

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Cruise Ship News of the Week

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 14, 2014

The 30th Cruise Shipping Miami conference, the premier event for the global cruise industry and its largest annual gathering, produced a lot of news this week, with several…

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Twiggy to be Godmother of Emerald Waterways River Ships

Fran Golden - March 10, 2014

Those thinking they are having a 1960s flashback on the new river ships Emerald Star and Emerald Sky may be right. Serving as godmother at the christening ceremony for the first "Star-Ships" of…

Disney Does Alaska 2014
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Disney Does Alaska 2014

Fran Golden - March 7, 2014

When Disney Cruise Line launched its Alaska cruises in 2011, the family market took notice. Suddenly there were kids doing the once-in-a-lifetime experiences that had before been geared mostly…

Trend Alert: Kids Cruise Free
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Trend Alert: Kids Cruise Free

Fran Golden - March 5, 2014

Just in time for spring break, you’ll find cruise lines going after the family market big time. The major enticement? Kids cruise free! Cruise Deals Where Kids…

Is Virgin Cruising on Its Way at Last?
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Is Virgin Cruising on Its Way at Last?

Fran Golden - March 3, 2014

. Word from the Middle East has Virgin Group's Sir Richard Branson seeking $1.7 billion to start a cruise line. This is not the first time the…

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Theme Cruise Celebrates Women Who Rock

Fran Golden - February 28, 2014

Cruisers may soon be going "Crazy on You," or at least will have the opportunity to rock out to the music of Heart – and other top…

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Excursions Aplenty on Crystal World Cruise

Fran Golden - February 26, 2014

Passengers on Crystal Cruises' 2015 World Cruise, the luxury line's 20th annual world sailing, shouldn't have any difficulty finding a shore excursion to their liking. Some 350 Crystal Adventures…