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SeaDream Innovation to Raise the Bar for Sustainability at Sea

Seadream Innovation sunset

SeaDream Innovation is the world’s most advanced hybrid ship being built today that will sail to all seven continents. SeaDream has received a grant for USD $1.8 million for the creation of the revolutionary vessel from Enova, an organization owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment that is responsible for the promotion of environmentally friendly production and consumption of…

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Escape the Cold this Winter and Board a Mega Yacht to see Exotic Jungles

Variety Cruises Panama

Looking to see the world’s most beautiful jungles, exotic beaches, or ancient treasures? Award winning boutique cruise line, Variety Cruises, is offering discounts on their small ship cruises’ Winter 2019/2020 departures to Costa Rica, West Africa, the Seychelles, Egypt, Jordan & Israel, and the Cape Verde Islands. Book by October 10, 2019, to enjoy discounts of 10% in double occupancy….

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Silversea’s Silver Shadow to Undergo Major Refurbishment in 2019

Silversea Silver Shadow

Silversea’s all-suite, 388-guest Silver Shadow is set to undergo an extensive refurbishment in November 2019, to even further enrich the ship’s comfort for the cruise line’s guests. The renovation will include the creation of a new Atrium area on deck 5, and major enhancements to all guest suites, corridors, and many public spaces—including a remodelling of the ship’s La Dame…

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Royal Caribbean Opens $250 Million Private Island in The Bahamas

Perfect Day at CocoCay

Unlike any private island the world has ever seen, Royal Caribbean International’s highly anticipated Perfect Day at CocoCay – the first in the cruise line’s new Perfect Day Island Collection of next-level private destinations around the world – is now open. The $250 million transformation of the line’s private island in The Bahamas debuts a combination of first-of-their-kind thrills and one-of-a-kind…

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AmaWaterways’ Revolutionary Ship, AmaMagna, Welcomes First Guests

AmaMagna exterior night

At an exclusive Oktoberfest welcome event in Vilshofen, Captain Jan de Bruijn, Cruise Manager Dragan and Hotel Services Manager Guido greeted AmaMagna’s first guests, many of whom were loyal AmaWaterways cruisers anxious to be among the first to experience the newest member of the family. AmaMagna is twice the width of traditional river cruise ships, yet welcomes only 20 percent…

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Port Canaveral Welcomes Harmony, Mariner of the Seas to their New Homeport

Harmony of the Seas Port Canaveral

Royal Caribbean International cruise ships Harmony of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas received a “royal” sendoff on Monday as the giant vessels sailed from their new homeport of Port Canaveral. Tugboats provided a water salute as a the 1,188-foot long Harmony, the second-largest cruise ship in the world, glided past hundreds of cheering spectators who gathered at Jetty…

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Aqua Expeditions Unveils New Fleet Additions

Aqua Nera

Aqua Expeditions, the world’s most respected boutique luxury cruise line, officially announces two new additions to its fleet: Aqua Blu and Aqua Nera. Aqua Blu is Aqua Expeditions’ first coastal ship, and the first-ever long-range expedition-class yacht to be permanently based in the east Indonesian archipelago. Aqua Blu will offer year-round departures and will begin service on November 16, 2019. …

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Azamara Club Cruises Announces Refurbishments to Azamara Quest

Azamara Quest Cuba

Azamara Club Cruises has finalized refurbishments to the Azamara Quest following its departure from dry dock in March, which took place in Singapore. The boutique cruise line has confirmed enhancements, including the removal of its casino – replicating Azamara Pursuit’s “The Den,” a newly designed gift shop, and the addition of six new Ocean View staterooms, among more, all to ensure the boutique…

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Classic Journeys Launches Luxury Private Tours Within a Cruise

Danube River

Luxury tour operator Classic Journeys is introducing a unique slant on European river cruises, providing a limited admission “private tour within a cruise” aboard some of the most elegant vessels journeying to Europe’s most magnificent cities and landscapes. The river-based adventures combine a relaxing luxury five-star river cruise experience with a wide array of exclusively handcrafted cultural and walking activities….

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Silversea’s Guests Travel Deeper with Authentic Local Performances

Fuego dance

In order to unlock unique and immersive travel experiences for guests, Silversea is expanding its local entertainment offering by nearly threefold in 2019. The cruise line’s new, enhanced portfolio of 112 local performances—many of which are tailored exclusively for Silversea’s guests by talented artists—will enable travelers to dive deep into the cultures of the world, as they form meaningful connections…

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