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Introducing Hurtigruten’s New Ship: MS Roald Amundsen

MS Roald Amundsen

In July 2018, Hurtigruten will add a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible. MS Roald Amundsen is the first of two hybrid ships Hurtigruten will add…

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Expert Tips on Finding the Best Family Cabin on a Small Ship Cruise

Aqua Mekong

Planning to take your family on a cruise? “Great idea,” says Todd Smith, Founder/Owner of AdventureSmith Explorations, the small ship cruise experts. “But do consider which departures (family friendly preferred) and which cabins will provide the most comfort and space for your family, as not all cabins are created equal.” His team of small ship cruise experts looks for the…

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Paul Gauguin Cruises Announces 2019 Voyages

Paul Gauguin cruise

Paul Gauguin Cruises (www.pgcruises.com), operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, is pleased to announce its 2019 voyages in Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji, and the South Pacific. The Gauguin returns to the tropical wonderland of Fiji on two voyages in 2019 that also feature Tonga, the Cook Islands,…

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Viking Cruises Marks Summer Equinox with Christening of Third Ocean Ship in Norway

VIKING SKY TROMSO CHRISTENING

Viking Cruises® (www.vikingruises.com) announced that its third ocean ship, Viking Sky®, was officially christened today during a public celebration in Tromsø, Norway. Located above the Arctic Circle on Norway’s northwest coast, Tromsø is a popular destination for viewing the northern lights – and a key port of call on Viking’s popular Into the Midnight Sun itinerary, which sails between Bergen…

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Ritz-Carlton Hotels to Launch Luxury Yacht Experiences

Ritz Carlton yacht aft marina

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., part of Marriott International, Inc. has announced its entry into luxury yachting and cruises – bringing the award-winning luxury hotel brand’s service and timeless style to sea. Created by The Ritz-Carlton and maritime experts Douglas Prothero and Lars Clasen, in collaboration with funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., The Ritz-Carlton will provide luxury hospitality…

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5 Fast Facts about the Small Ship Cruise Experience

Paul Gauguin Cruises sunset

Interest in small ship cruising, traveling onboard ships with a smaller passenger capacity, is on the rise among travelers. The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, has uncovered some interesting facts about small ship cruising. Five fast facts about small ship cruising:  1.) Small Ships Can Cruise the World: Contrary to popular myth, small ships…

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Tauck Europe Small Ship Cruises 2018

Tauck Small Ship Cruises

Tauck Small Ship Cruising, known for intimate yacht-like luxury ships, all-inclusive packages, and intimate shore excursions, is setting sail with four distinct European itineraries in 2018, part of Tauck’s global portfolio of 17 small ship cruises.  From the warmer waters of the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas to the medieval ports along the Baltic Sea and the rugged coasts of the…

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American Cruise Lines Expanding in the Pacific Northwest

American Cruise Lines

American Cruise Lines’ newest ship, American Constellation, will be heading to the West Coast in 2018. The decision came as a result of increased demand for American’s popular Southeast Alaska, Alaska Inside Passage, and Puget Sound itineraries. American Constellation began its inaugural season in May of this year and is currently serving a number of American’s East Coast cruises. The…

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Paul Gauguin Cruises Debuts 2018 Tahiti & South Pacific Brochure

Paul Gauguin Cruises sunset

Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, debuts its 2018 Tahiti, French Polynesia, & the South Pacific brochure. The colorful 72-page brochure takes a travel magazine approach, featuring rich destination content and beautiful imagery that celebrate Polynesian culture and introduce and educate audiences about Paul…

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