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Windstar Named Best Small-Ship Cruise Line

Windstar Wind Surf

Windstar Cruises received the 2018 TravelAge West WAVE Award for Best Small-Ship Cruise Line at last night’s gala held at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey. The annual black-tie event brings together representatives from across the travel industry with West Coast travel agents to celebrate the best across many categories from air, hotel, and rail, to cruise line entertainment, family travel…

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Royal Caribbean Acquires 66.7% Equity Stake in Silversea Cruises

Silversea Silver Whisper

Royal Caribbean Cruises and Manfredi Lefebvre D’Ovidio have announced an agreement for RCL to acquire a stake in privately-owned Silversea Cruises, bringing together two companies with bold, long-term visions for the cruise industry. Under the agreement, Royal Caribbean will acquire a 66.7% equity stake in Silversea Cruises based on an enterprise value of approximately $2 billion. The purchase price of…

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Viking’s Fifth Ocean Ship Named by NASA Astronaut Dr. Anna Fisher in Italy

Viking Orion fireworks

Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) named its fifth ocean ship, Viking Orion® during a spectacular celebration in Livorno, Italy. The ship was delivered to Viking last week and is currently sailing a maiden voyage with her ceremonial godmother, American chemist, emergency room physician and retired NASA astronaut Dr. Anna Fisher, along with dozens of Dr. Fisher’s friends, family, academics, explorers and fellow astronauts….

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Viking Cruises Takes Delivery of Fifth Ocean Ship

Viking Orion

Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) today announced it took delivery of Viking Orion®, the company’s fifth ocean ship. The delivery ceremony took place this morning when the ship was presented at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy. On June 14, the ship will arrive in Livorno, Italy, where she will officially be named by her ceremonial godmother, Dr. Anna Fisher, American chemist, emergency room…

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Silversea Offers the Far East for Far Less with Special All-Inclusive Package Fares

Silversea scenery

Ultra-luxury cruise specialist, Silversea, is offering exceptional savings on a number of voyages to Asia in 2018 and 2019 with an All-Inclusive Package promotion now available on new bookings. The savings program includes free economy roundtrip air or business-class air upgrade for $2,499 each way for flights from select U.S. and Canadian gateways; free one-night pre- and post-cruise hotel stay; free transfers…

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Viking Offers New Itinerary to Experience Oberammergau Passion Play

Viking Durnstein Ship

Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) today announced a new river cruisetour itinerary that will allow guests the rare opportunity to experience The Passion Play in Oberammergau, which is performed only every 10 years. Traveling between Munich and Budapest from May through October 2020, the Oberammergau, The Passion Play itinerary will focus on the 42nd installment of The Oberammergau Passion Play and will allow…

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Windstar Adds More Overnights in Some of the World’s Greatest Places

Windstar sailing ship

Windstar Cruises guests are world travelers who want to actively experience destinations first-hand, not steal glimpses through windows. More than 45 percent of Windstar’s cruises now offer a late night (10 p.m. or later) or overnight in port that allows cruisers much more time to explore. This is just one way the small ship cruise line enhances the guest experience…

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Oberoi Offers Luxury Accommodation on Land and Sea in ‘Best of Egypt’ Package

Oberoi resort pool

Egypt is a destination that is back on the rise according to The United Nations’ World Tourism Organization, which ranked Egypt the second-fastest growing tourist destination of 2017. In response to the increased demand, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts has launched the ‘Best of Egypt’ package, incorporating overnight accommodations of the world’s best resorts, paired with nights on a luxury cruise…

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AmaWaterways Reveals New Rendering of Revolutionary Ship, AmaMagna

AmaMagna

AmaWaterways has released new renderings of its revolutionary ship – AmaMagna – including details on the ship’s public spaces, accommodations, multiple dining venues and expansive wellness studio.  Debuting in May 2019, AmaMagna will be in a class of its own, offering guests the highest level of luxury and generous personal space of any ship on the rivers. The images released…

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Azamara Club Cruises Launches 2020 Itineraries

Azamara Quest Cuba

The announcement of Azamara Club Cruises’® extensive 2020 itineraries highlights the brand’s commitment to creating immersive experiences for travelers to connect with local cultures. In 2020, guests will explore deeper into newly added destinations including South Africa, French Polynesia and Hawaii. With a total of 92 individual cruises across the three ships, Azamara will offer 41 maiden ports, 303 late…

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