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Costa Rica to Panama Adventure Cruise Launched by International Expeditions

Costa Rica to Panama Voyage

International Expeditions, a pioneer in upscale experiential adventure, has announced a new Costa Rica to Panama Cruise aboard the yacht Panorama featuring stops in seven wildlife hot spots along the Pacific coast. Departures for the 10-day adventure are scheduled for December 21, 2018, and February 15 and December 20, 2019. Solo travelers can take advantage of cabins with no single supplement…

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What’s Trending in Cruise Ship Travel this Summer

Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas

CruiseCompete has mined their wealth of data to provide information on the most popular cruise trends among consumers, including the top ships, lines and travel dates for premium, luxury and river cruising. Most Popular Cruise Lines (Based on the total number of quote requests for each cruise line in the given month) 1. Premium/Contemporary: Royal Caribbean International 2. Luxury: Oceania…

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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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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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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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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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A Small Ship Cruising Honeymoon Like No Other

Variety Cruises Panama

A Small Ship Cruising Honeymoon Like No Other! Variety Cruises’ Mega Yacht Experience to Exotic and Iconic Destinations -Bali, Seychelles, Adriatic, Greece- With Special Honeymoon Offers Variety Cruises, named one of the top ten best boutique cruise lines by USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Awards, is offering newlyweds the chance to experience a small ship cruise with a special Honeymooners Package. On a Small…

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Silversea Cruises Orders New Ship Silver Dawn for 2021 Delivery

Silver Muse

Silversea Cruises has awarded Fincantieri with an order for another ultra-luxury cruise ship, with delivery scheduled for Q4 2021. The contract is valued at over €320 million. Named Silver Dawn, the new vessel will be a sistership of Silversea’s flagship, Silver Muse, which was launched from the Fincantieri shipyard of Sestri Ponente (Genoa) in April 2017 and was welcomed with…

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Windstar Cruises Doubles Up On Top-Level Concierge Collection

Windstar Europe

Small ship cruise line Windstar Cruises has doubled its number of Concierge Collection shore excursions in 2018, increasing the total number of these unique tours to 90. Concierge Collection excursions are more intimate, small group experiences that range in size from just four to 12-16 guests, most often under 10. The program is designed for those travelers who are looking for…

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Seabourn Ovation Christened in Valletta, Malta

Seabourn Ovation

Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, introduced its newest vessel to the world with a festive naming ceremony for Seabourn Ovation in the beautiful baroque harbor of Valletta, Malta. Seabourn orchestrated a line-up of celebratory events, including a live performance by the ship’s godmother, actress and singer Elaine Paige OBE, one of the world’s best-loved and most highly awarded…

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