10 Reasons to Discover Alaska with Seabourn

Seabourn Sojourn Alaska

Immense forces of nature buffer Alaska from outside influences. It is a world where ravens, eagles, bears and salmon still exercise eminent domain. Where a mile-long glacier shimmers under a timeless sky. Rustic villages dot the landscape, providing you a chance to experience a world — and a culture — largely untouched by time. Venture further into this vast wilderness…

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Seabourn Receives 22 Top Travel Awards in 2017

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The 2017 travel awards season has concluded and Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, is shining with 22 top travel industry awards and distinctions, including best in luxury and readers’ choice nominations. In addition to the top-tier awards, the company received additional recognition from consumer and trade outlets at other levels in a variety of categories. The breadth of…

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Ponant Announces New Expedition Cruise Icebreaker

Ponant Icebreaker

The only French cruise ship operator and world leader in polar expeditions, PONANT has signed a construction contract for the world’s first luxury icebreaker cruise ship, a hybrid electric ship powered by Liquified Natural Gas. Designed specifically to explore the extreme regions of the northern and southern hemispheres, its technology will allow it to sail in total safety and comfort…

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Viking Sun Sets Sail on First World Cruise From Miami to London

Viking Sun in Miami

Viking® ( today celebrated the kickoff of its inaugural World Cruise on its fourth and newest ocean ship, Viking Sun®, welcoming guests in Miami for the sold out 141-day itinerary. Viking Sun will spend nearly the next five months on the World Cruise, which spans five continents, 35 countries and 64 ports. During this journey from Miami to London, guests will…

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Trends in Cruise Travel for 2018

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Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, has released the 2018 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook. The report offers an in-depth look at the cruise industry’s overall global economic impact as well as the trends impacting cruise travel in 2018. Current data shows cruise travel is steadily on the rise with a projected 27.2…

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AmaWaterways Takes Top Honors in Several Editorial Awards Programs


AmaWaterways is rounding out its 15th year anniversary celebrations with multiple prestigious editorial awards. Cruise Critic announced its Editors’ Pick Awards, naming AmaWaterways the Best River Cruise Line and Best for Active Cruisers.  In addition to being named Best Overall River Cruise Line and Best Food by Town & Country, AmaWaterways also took the magazine’s top spot in both Onboard…

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CroisiEurope to Offer Exclusive 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play Danube Cruise

CroisiEurope MS Symphonie

Europe’s largest river cruise operator, CroisiEurope, has announced details of an exclusive Danube cruise that includes two nights in Oberammergau plus the best seats for the world-famous 2020 Passion Play. The 8-day itinerary includes a 6-day Danube cruise followed by 2 days in Oberammergau (the reverse itinerary is also available) where they’ll enjoy orchestra seats for a performance of the…

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MASTEKA II offers Superyacht Charters in New Caledonia with French Flair

MASTEKA II at Ils des Pins

MASTEKA II is offering leading international superyacht charters with a distinct French influence in the tropical waters of New Caledonia. M/Y MASTEKA II is the first Foreign Flagged superyacht to be granted a commercial charter permit in New Caledonia.   The yacht was launched in 2009 and has recently undergone a significant refit before heading to New Caledonia to host guests…

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Princess Cruises Introduces Sky Princess to Launch in 2019

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Princess Cruises announced its fourth Royal-class ship will be named Sky Princess. Sister ship to Royal Princess, Regal Princess and Majestic Princess, Sky Princess is scheduled to debut in October 2019 on a series of Mediterranean voyages. The 143,700 ton, 3,660-passenger vessel will feature an evolution of the successful design platform used for previous Royal-class ships. Sky Princess will include…

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Introducing Seabourn Ovation, Extraordinary in Every Way

Seabourn Ovation

In spring 2018, Seabourn will introduce Seabourn Ovation, the latest achievement in the company’s 30 years as the leader in ultra-luxury cruising. The intimate 300-suite vessel stands out as a small ship among the ever-larger ships more commonly built today, embodying a graceful and persuasive argument for exclusivity. Ovation’s sleek white silhouette reveals her fabulous private yacht lineage. The warm,…

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