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Windstar Announces Wind Surf 51-day Grand Mediterranean Cruise 2019

Windstar Wind Surf

Windstar’s 51-day Grand Mediterranean adventure will embark the 310-passenger MSY Wind Surf on July 7, 2019, in Europe’s Westernmost port of Lisbon, Portugal, prepared for an epic adventure visiting the best ports in central Europe sailing across the culturally-rich Mediterranean, one of the world’s most beautiful seas. An equal match, the majestic Wind Surf is the world’s largest sailing ship…

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Save up to $9,000 on an Abercrombie & Kent Photo Safari to Antarctica

Antarctica photography

As vast as the Antarctic continent is, the ideal time for exploring it each year is short. With the current season coming to a close, Abercrombie & Kent has announced a limited-time offer on the next departure of its Classic Antarctica cruise (December 12-24, 2018). Book by March 31 and save $6,000 per stateroom (categories 1-3) and receive a $1,500 per person credit…

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Silversea Welcomes Back Primatologist Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas

silversea camp leaky orangutans

Luxury expedition cruise specialist Silversea has announced that renowned primatologist Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas will join two Silver Discoverer voyages in 2019 as a guest lecturer. Internationally recognized for her studies and work with the orangutans of Indonesian Borneo in their natural habitat, she is considered the world’s foremost authority on the orangutan. A duo of expedition cruises with departures…

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Aranui to Make Maiden Call at Pitcairn Island for Once-in-a-Lifetime Cultural Cruise

Aranui

The 254-passenger dual-purpose Aranui 5 (www.aranui.com) has released its 2019 sailing schedule, offering 20 departures destined to top even the most discerning travelers’ bucket lists. Following its off-the-beaten-path concept, Aranui is also launching two special voyages to the remote Pitcairn Island to kick off the year. Departing Jan. 10, 2019 and March 21, 2019, the exclusive Pitcairn Island voyages mark…

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Hurtigruten Launches the World’s First Hybrid Ship in Norway

Roald Amundsen ship

Recently, Hurtigruten’s first hybrid ship, the MS Roald Amundsen touched water for the first time during a ceremony at the Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway. This celebratory launch marks a significant milestone in the construction of the world’s first hybrid-powered expedition ship. MS Roald Amundsen is the first of Hurtigruten’s two groundbreaking hybrid ships, custom built with green technology to…

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Why is Small Ship Cruising the Best Way to Explore Iceland?

panorama ship

Iceland is definitely trending as a tourist destination, but a scarcity of accommodations has made the hotels increasingly expensive and rooms hard to find. Small Ship cruising with Beyond Cruises by Group IST is the best option for exploring Iceland, providing a memorable and private yacht experience. Guests embarking on a Beyond Cruises’ voyage can relax on the Panorama, a…

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises to Sail Most Immersive Luxury Cuba Cruise in 2019

Regent Seven Seas Mariner in Alaska

As the only North American luxury cruise line to be granted permission to offer voyages to Cuba, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is adding more visits to the Caribbean island on two itineraries in 2019 and 2020. Seven Seas Mariner will offer the line’s first immersive Cuba itinerary on her October 15, 2019 voyage, calling on Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de…

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Cunard Announces Queen Elizabeth to be Based Down Under for 2019-2020 Summer

QE2 at sea

Luxury cruise line Cunard has announced that its world-famous ship Queen Elizabeth will be based in Australia for an unprecedented 101 days over the 2019-20 summer. Queen Elizabeth will sail on six roundtrip cruises from Melbourne and two from Sydney during the season, which will feature an array of itineraries to South Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea…

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Lindblad Expeditions Ventures to Russian Far East & Bering Sea

Arctic polar bears

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced a remarkable program of voyages for 2019 that will venture into the Russian Arctic, one of the most rugged and wildlife-rich regions on the planet. The three itineraries will give a different glimpse into life in the remote Russian Far East & Bering Sea, where spectacular wildlife, an intriguing native culture, arresting mysteries, and world-class…

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Holland America Line Expands Denali Experience in Alaska

Junior Suite from new rooms, McKinley Chalet Resort

Holland America Line is expanding the guest experience on its award-winning Alaska Land+Sea Journeys with the addition of new guest accommodations at its Denali operation. The 99-room addition will feature the first-ever junior suites at the resort and is expected to be open for the 2019 summer Alaska cruise season. The 55 new junior suites will showcase balconies, larger living…

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