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ms Koningsdam’s $4.1 Million Art Collection Ranges from Classic to Avant-Garde

Koningsdam Artwork

One of the most notable features of any Holland America Line ship is the remarkable collection of museum-quality art on board. The line’s newest vessel, ms Koningsdam, which launched in April 2016, is no exception. With a collection worth $4.1 million, the ship highlights the talents of leading hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany, working with art curator ArtLink, and YSA…

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CroisiEurope Launching RV Indochine II on the Mekong, Sept 16

RV Indochine II

In response to ever-increasing market demand on the Mekong River, CroisiEurope will inaugurate its newest ship, the RV Indochine II, on September 16 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The newest member of the fleet is in line with the company’s development on rivers across the world. CroisiEurope’s RV Indochine II will be inaugurated on Saturday, September 16 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia…

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Silversea Cruises Once Again Selects Fincantieri To Build New Ship

Silver Muse

Silversea Cruises and Fincantieri signed a contract worth about 310 million euros, for the construction of a new ultra-luxury cruise ship, due to join the shipowner’s fleet in 2020. The new unit, tentatively named “Silver Moon,” will be a sister ship of “Silver Muse,” delivered in April at the shipyard in Sestri Ponente (Genoa). At 40,700 gross tons and with…

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Windstar Debuts New Land Tours, Itineraries, Adventurous Shore Excursions in Asia

Windstar sailing ship

Travelers looking for the perfect mix of casual comfort and outright adventure should look no further than upscale cruise line Windstar Cruises. The 212-guest Star Legend will ply the ancient waterways of Asia in the way only small ships can. The line just announced five new cruise dates in fall 2018 running September to November and has added to already…

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5 Reasons to Book A Cruise Vacation with a Travel Agent

panama canal cruise

When it comes to cruise travel, travel agents truly are the matchmakers helping to connect vacation seekers with the best cruise vacation experience. In fact, last year more than 82 percent of cruise vacations were booked with the help of knowledgeable cruise travel agents. “Travel agents play a vital role in the vacation experience, acting as a cruise line matchmaker,…

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Valletta, Malta Named a Top-Rated Western Mediterranean Cruise Destination

Valletta

Valletta, Malta has just been named #3 on the Top-Rated Western Mediterranean Cruise Destinations in Cruise Critic’s 2017 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. The awards are given based entirely on consumer feedback submitted on the Cruise Critic website over the past year. According to Cruise Critics, sailing into Valletta, Malta, is akin to stepping into the pages of a J.R.R. Tolkien fantasy; once you are in…

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Katarina Line Adds New Deluxe Cruise Routes in Croatia

Katarina Line

Katarina Line, Croatia’s premier small ship cruise company and DMC, announced that it now features three new cruise routes for 2018 in response to the growing popularity of Croatia among North American travelers.  The routes, which highlight some of Croatia’s most popular port towns and attractions, include the 7-night “Adriatic Explorer” Opatija-Dubrovnik and Dubrovnik-Opatija one-way cruises that hug the country’s…

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American Cruise Lines Offers American Revolution Itinerary in Chesapeake Bay

American Cruise Lines

American Cruise Lines, the largest U.S. cruise line, announced it will be adding a new itinerary to its 2018 cruise schedule. The 11-day American Revolution Cruise visits the most historically significant ports along the Chesapeake Bay. The itinerary features several new ports: Washington D.C., Chestertown, MD, and Mt. Vernon, VA. In the nation’s capital, guests can enjoy a guided tour…

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Holland America Introduces Chocolate Surprise Dessert Parade

Holland America chocolate parade

Holland America Line is reinventing the traditional dessert buffet by introducing a Chocolate Surprise parade on the last gala evening of every cruise. Rather than guests having to make their way to the buffet and wait in line for a sweet treat, Chocolate Surprise brings bite-sized confections to guests in the main public areas as they enjoy the evening’s entertainment….

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