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Vantage Cruise Lines Announces First Small Ocean Cruising Ship

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Marking a major milestone in Vantage Deluxe World Travel’s history, Vantage Cruise Lines is expanding its fleet of world-class cruise ships with an intimately scaled ocean cruising ship, the Ocean Explorer, scheduled to launch in March 2021 for luxury global exploration. The Ocean Explorer’s sister ship, the Ocean Odyssey, is set to launch in 2022. For more information, the deck…

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Costa Cruises Celebrates Float-Out of Newest Ship, Costa Smeralda

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Costa Cruises, the Italian brand of Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company and cruise operator, today celebrated the official float-out ceremony of its new ship, Costa Smeralda, at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, one of the biggest shipbuilding complexes in the world. As part of today’s float-out ceremony, the new Costa flagship officially reached the sea…

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Windstar Offers Complimentary Watersports Program

Windstar watersports

Windstar Cruises always sets out to take travelers deeper into a destination’s culture and further off the familiar path, but what surprises some is that guests of the small ship cruise line have the opportunity to splash ashore when “wet landings” are the mode of entry to tiny ports without a dock. Another surprise? Guests can (and are encouraged to)…

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Luxury Sailing Along the Peruvian Amazon

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Jungle Experiences offers luxury, adventure and expedition river cruising along the Amazon. They have many special offers for travelers looking to explore the Peruvian Amazon in 2019 aboard their luxury cruise, MV Zafiro and adventure cruise, MV La Perla. With more than 25 years exploring and cruising the Peruvian Amazon, Jungle Experiences’ state-of-the-art riverboat experiences blend experiential travel with active…

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Explore The Great Lakes this Summer with Pearl Seas Cruises

Pearl Seas Cruises

Pearl Seas Cruises is pleased to announce a spectacular 2019 summer season on The Great Lakes. Cruising there since 2014, Pearl Seas has perfected small ship exploration in The Great Lakes aboard their 210-passenger ship, the Pearl Mist. June through August 2019, Pearl Seas offers two of the best Great Lakes cruising experiences available: an 11-night Great Lakes & Georgian…

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Virgin Voyages Sailings Now Open for Bookings

Beach Club at Bimini

Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Voyages President and CEO Tom McAlpin announced today that Virgin Voyages is officially open for business, with the company’s first ship the Scarlet Lady, now open for bookings for her inaugural season with voyages departing from April 1 through October 25, 2020 now on sale. Will offer a cheeky and cheerful approach…

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Halong Bay Welcomes Its Most Luxurious Day Cruise Ever

Paradise Cruise

The creator of Halong Bay’s finest cruise experiences is charting new waters with the launch of a lavish day trip replete with private cabins, an onboard spa and cooking classes. Anticipating an influx of travellers after the opening of a new highway between Hanoi and Halong Bay and the new Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh province, Paradise Cruise’s…

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Viking Takes Delivery of Sixth Ocean Ship

Viking Jupiter

Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) has taken delivery of Viking Jupiter®, the company’s sixth ocean ship. The delivery ceremony took place this morning when the ship was presented at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy. On February 16, Viking Jupiter will be the first in Viking’s fleet to sail the Journey to Antiquities itinerary, a new itinerary sailing between Athens and Rome offering guests…

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Windstar Cruises Sails into 2019 with a Bevy of Travel Awards and Accolades

Windstar Portugal

Windstar Cruises recent collection of prestigious accolades and awards from consumers and notable travel experts gives top marks for the fleet of six small ships that sail around the world on 7- to 65-day cruises and offer authentic experiences, destination immersion, and personalized service. In the small ship category, Windstar was voted the Best Small Ship Cruise Line by AFAR…

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