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New Wine Cruises in Italy Aboard Hotel Barge at 10% Off

European Waterways Venice

Italy is a major exporter of wine, with aheritage dating back more than 2,000 years to Roman times. It is the perfectsetting for European Waterways’ new wine appreciation cruises for 2019 on La Bella Vita, the20-passenger hotel barge that navigates the Venetian Lagoon and waterways ofthe Po Valley, a region that is home to some of Italy’s best wines. European Waterways…

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Experience Hemingway’s Havana with Silversea’s New Bespoke Cuba Excursions

Silversea Cuba

Ultra-luxury cruise leader Silversea unveils a collection of 34 shore excursions, carefully designed for its new 16-voyage Cuba collection for 2019 and 2020. Taking guests closer to the authentic natural beauty and amazing cultural and historical treasures of the Caribbean island nation, the onshore experiences in Havana, Santiago de Cuba and Cienfuegos will provide immersion into the local way of life. Enhancing…

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Viking Leads in Luxury with 2018 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards

Viking Orion

Viking® celebrated new accolades from Cruise Critic®, the world’s largest online cruise resource. In the 2018 Editors’ Picks Awards, Cruise Critic honored Viking with five awards in the luxury ocean and river categories. For the second consecutive year, Viking has won more Editors’ Picks awards than any other river or ocean cruise line. Though the category has historically been dominated…

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Lindblad Expeditions Christens National Geographic Venture

National Geographic Venture

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic officially launched the newest addition to their fleet, National Geographic Venture, at a dockside christening ceremony in San Francisco Bay on Friday, November 30, 2018.  The occasion marked a major milestone for the line, as only the second new build in the company’s history.    Following the ceremony, the ship embarked on a two-night VIP mini expedition that…

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Halong Bay’s Largest Five-Star Cruise Celebrates Maiden Voyage

president cruises halong

The largest and most luxurious cruising vessel to ever ply Halong Bay’s waters has impressed its inaugural passengers with its elegant cabins, evening piano bar, expansive sun decks, spa and fine dining. New Vietnamese luxury cruise operator Lion Asia put the first of two President Cruises ships on the water on November 15. Measuring 86 meters long, 13.9 meters wide…

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Touring the Hawaiian Islands in a 36-Passenger Yacht

Hawaii by yacht

The experts in small-ship expedition cruising have a few tips up their sleeves when it comes to experiencing the diverse cultures, landscapes and ecosystems that are the Hawaiian Islands. Instead of flying from island to island, AdventureSmith Explorations suggests a multi-day small ship cruise that allows visitors to: Explore four islands by accessing secluded anchorages via the water instead of…

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Hurtigruten Expedition Ship MS Fram Undergoes Upgrade

MS Fram ship exterior

After a decade of exploring some of the most spectacular waters on our planet, Hurtigruten’s MS Fram will receive a full makeover—and reemerge as a brand-new expedition ship. Hurtigruten, the world’s largest expedition cruise operator, is undergoing a large-scale refurbishment project regarding MS Fram. Custom built for exploring the Arctic, Antarctica, and other destinations in Hurtigruten’s extensive expedition cruise program,…

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Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Announces Epic Antarctica

Epic Antarctica

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced Epic Antarctica, an extraordinary new voyage exploring along the ice’s edge of remote Antarctic shores—including the Antarctic Peninsula, rarely visited Western Antarctica, the impressive Ross Sea ice shelf, Macquarie and the sub-Antarctic islands of Australia and New Zealand. Set aboard Lindblad’s new next-generation expedition ship National Geographic Endurance, the 35-day adventure will offer wildness and…

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Shopping at Sea on the World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Symphony of the Seas exterior

Just as Royal Caribbean International’s Symphony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, is redefining cruise travel with revolutionary new adventures for guests, so will its shops offer an exciting array of premier brands and innovative experiences where guests will “Shop Royally” in a retail environment like no other. The ship’s thrilling approach to retail is designed and curated…

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Pearl Seas Cruises CYBER Monday Sale on Cuba Cruises $1000 Off

Pearl Mist in Ft Lauderdale

Pearl Seas Cruises announces special CYBER Monday Deal on all its March & April 2019, 11-night Cuba Cultural Voyages. Book Monday, November 26th—and save up to $1,000 off on Spring 2019 cruises to Cuba. As well, for agents wishing to familiarize themselves with the Line’s unique, all-inclusive 2019 Cuba itinerary, Pearl Seas has short taped webinars (Cruising Cuba in Spring…

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