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Viking Enters Agreement with Fincantieri for Six Additional Ocean Ships

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Viking® (www.vikingruises.com) has announced a new agreement with Fincantieri that could see the delivery of six additional ocean ships by 2027. The new understanding expands Viking’s partnership with Fincantieri, raising the company’s total ocean ship order and options to 16 – the highest-ever for a shipyard from a single owner. The agreement for the six additional ships, which will be…

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Trends in Cruise Travel for 2018

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Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, has released the 2018 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook. The report offers an in-depth look at the cruise industry’s overall global economic impact as well as the trends impacting cruise travel in 2018. Current data shows cruise travel is steadily on the rise with a projected 27.2…

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Cruise travel trends and key insights from within the travel agent industry

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Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released today the first Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook Report of 2017, uncovering cruise travel trends and key insights from within the travel agent industry. The report is part of an ongoing research study from CLIA intended to forecast cruise industry trends among travel agents. This installment of the Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook found…

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AmaWaterways Debuts New Ship with Game-Changing Design Concept

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AmaWaterways has announced plans for AmaMagna, its biggest ship ever to be launched in 2019.  AmaMagna represents a new concept specifically designed to elevate the modern luxury market.  Twice the width of traditional European river ships, the latest AmaWaterways innovation welcomes only 194 guests and affords luxurious living spaces, multiple dining options including an al fresco glass-enclosed restaurant, more onboard…

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Uniworld Brings Youth to River Cruising with U by Uniworld

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U by Uniworld—a groundbreaking brand from Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection—is now available for bookings, allowing travel enthusiasts aged 21 to 45 to experience nine enticing European itineraries beginning in spring 2018.  The first-ever cruise brand of its kind, U by Uniworld transforms the travel industry paradigm with a fresh approach to experiential travel, introducing a whole new audience to…

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The Celebrity Edge Reveal – Not Your Grandmother’s Cruise Ship

Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Cruises delivers a first look at the transformational Celebrity Edge, whose dramatically expanded staterooms, ship-climbing Magic Carpet platform and stunning suites set a new standard for ship design. Designed completely in 3-D, and featuring the work of A-list global architects and designers, the 2,918-guest Celebrity Edge aims to make discerning global travelers redefine how they experience the world and…

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