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Hurtigruten Reveals New Hybrid Ships and 2019/2020 Polar Adventures

Hurtigruten Hybrid Ships

Named after two of the greatest heroes in Polar history, MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen, Hurtigruten’s new hybrid powered expedition ships, will combine state of the art technology and premium on board experience with Hurtigruten’s 125 years of experience and unparalleled destination expertise. The result: The next generation of adventure travel. 2019/2020 Voyages: Hurtigruten, the world leader in…

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Holland America Receives 8 Honors in Porthole 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards

Holland America Koningsdam

Holland America Line dominated Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards with eight honors. Readers from Porthole, one of the world’s leading consumer cruise travel publications, recognized Holland America Line in areas that covered everything from destinations to onboard and shoreside experiences. The awards include Best Canada/New England and Northern Europe Itineraries; Best Shore Excursions; Best Spa Facilities; Most Eco-Friendly…

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Richard Branson Launches Virgin Voyages with $3.9 Billion Cruise Ship Fleet

Virgin Voyages ship rendering

Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Voyages President and CEO Tom McAlpin hosted a ‘Ship Tease’, where key details were revealed about what sailors can expect on the first of three ships, coming to the high seas in 2020. Live from Fincantieri’s shipyard in Genoa, Italy, they also celebrated the laying of the keel for the first ship,…

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Variety Cruises Special Winter 2017/18 Offers on Select Costa Rica/Panama Sailings

Variety Cruises Panama

Variety Cruises announced two special promotions for its Costa Rica programs on seven winter 2017/18 departures. The award-winning boutique cruise-line is promoting an opportunity for travelers to explore Costa Rica and Panama with a private yacht experience at specially reduced rates. Highlights of the first offer are a 40% reduction on official rates in double occupancy or no single supplement…

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Celebrity Cruises 2017 Holiday Sailings

Celebrity Solstice

Guests can leave the stress of the holiday season on dry land and let Celebrity Cruises handle all the planning during their upcoming 2017-18 Holiday Sailings. These special cruises are immersive, festive celebrations that feature Celebrity’s dynamic destinations all over the world. Guests can indulge in traditional cuisine, curated by Celebrity’s Michelin-Starred chef, and enjoy themed celebrations (i.e. holiday plays…

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American Cruise Lines Triples Capacity in the Entire Pacific Northwest

American Cruise Lines Alaska

American Cruise Lines, the leader in U.S. cruising, announces two new itineraries for 2018 in Puget Sound—5-day Highlights of Puget Sound and 11-day Grand Puget Sound. These spectacular cruises are roundtrip from Seattle, WA, and will triple the Line’s capacity in the region, as the Line already offers a popular 8-day cruise to Puget Sound & the San Juan Islands…

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Beyond Cruises by Group IST Launches Small-Ship Cruising in Iceland for 2018

Beyond Cruises Iceland

Beyond Cruises by Group IST announced that it will launch Iceland, trending heavily right now, as one of their new small-ship cruising destinations in 2018. The seven-day Iceland itinerary features some of the nation’s beautiful and exclusive locations, authentic Icelandic delicacies, and informative excursions that will infuse the culture and history of the nation with entertaining tours and activities. Passengers…

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When the Sea is Your Runway, You Hoist French Couture Sails

Windstar Windsurf

Windstar Cruises’ flagship sailing vessel Wind Surf, one of the largest motor sail yachts (MSY) in the world at 14,745 GRT, recently received crisp new sails, nearly half a football field worth of sturdy Dacron sail-cloth measuring 21,570 square feet. Wind Surf’s five new sails were hand-crafted in France by a world-class team of maritime designers and artisans at Incidence…

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Royal Caribbean Sets Return to San Juan and St. Maarten

Puerto Rico landmark

Royal Caribbean International today announced the cruise line’s return to San Juan, Puerto Rico and Philipsburg, St. Maarten marking a major milestone towards the revival of these Caribbean gems which were impacted by recent hurricanes. On Nov. 30, Freedom of the Seas will be the first ship in the fleet to call on San Juan, Puerto Rico, arriving with approximately…

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Windstar Debuts A Taste of James Beard at Sea

Andy Ricker

Windstar Cruises announces Chef Andy Ricker (pictured) as the new guest chef aboard the January 20, 2018 Icons of Southeast Asia sailing. The James Beard Foundation Culinary Collection cruise is a 14-day journey from Hong Kong to Bangkok, making Ricker – a celebrated Thai cuisine chef – a perfect choice to guide guests on a feast for the senses. Ricker…

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