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SeaDream Announces Grand Voyage Collection for 2019 and 2020

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With meticulously curated routes, grand voyages combine multiple successive itineraries for an extended journey that highlights a vast assortment of destinations for an enriching and unforgettable experience. Bookings of back to back voyages receive 10 percent off each consecutive segment. Guests can select between four grand voyage options in 2019 and up to 18 different options in 2020. The collection…

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Ice-Classed and Enhanced: The Future for Silversea’s Silver Wind

SilverWind

Silversea Cruises announces plans for a second extensive refurbishment of Silver Wind, completing the major refurbishment project started in December 2018. The second dry dock period, which is scheduled for summer 2020, will give the ship ice-class classification and improved cruising versatility, as well as a number of improvements to the vessel’s interior. As a result, Silver Wind will unlock a broader range…

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Barge Cruises Celebrate 500 Years of French Renaissance in 2019

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European Waterways is inviting guests to celebrate “500 years of Renaissance Heritage” in France in 2019 with hotel barge cruises in the Loire Valley, a region that was at the epicenter of “one of the greatest artistic movements of European History.”  Exclusive departures on the company’s six-passenger Nymphea hotel barge, which cruises through the Loire Valley on the Cher River,…

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Explore Egypt, Jordan and Israel on a Mega Yacht

M/Y Harmony V

Have you ever dreamed of visiting the wondrous pyramids of Egypt, the exquisite Old City of Jerusalem, or the legendary Treasury, carved entirely from a sandstone rock face in Petra, Jordan? On Beyond Cruises’ new small ship itinerary, Gods, Kings, and Pharaohs, you have the perfect opportunity to visit all three of these bucket list UNESCO World Heritage sites on one mega…

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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

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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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