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Preparing to sail on American Cruise Lines’ American Glory along the St. Johns River

Flowing lazily northward from a flood basin near Vero Beach some 310 miles to join the sea near Jacksonville, the St. Johns River is Florida’s longest river – and one of the few major waterways in the world that flow north. It is a semi-tropical tangle of lakes, lagoons, creeks and tributary rivers, and its […]

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European Waterways’ new Opera Cruises on ‘La Bella Vita’ feature Puccini and Verdi operas at the Arena di Verona

European Waterways is offering guests “a night at the opera” on two special opera-themed cruises onboard the hotel barge La Bella Vita. The 7-night tours, July 11-18 and September 5-12, 2015, include a night in Verona with premium seating at the Arena di Verona, a former Roman Amphitheater. There, guests will enjoy a grand performance […]

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Princess partners with Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz

Princess Cruises today announced a first-of-its-kind cruise industry partnership with three-time Oscar winner and composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwartz. The cruise line’s new relationship with such a major creative talent from Broadway and Hollywood includes a multi-year agreement to oversee the creative development of four new musicals to debut across the fleet over […]

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Royal Caribbean announces 2016 Europe and Alaska adventures

Whether climbing La Sagrada Familia’s Nativity Towers for an unbelievable view of Barcelona, or dog-sledding atop Mendenhall Glacier for a once-in-a lifetime perspective of the Alaskan wilderness, vacationers will find unforgettable adventures with Royal Caribbean International. The award-winning cruise line today announced new 2016 Europe vacations, totaling eight of the region’s most innovative cruise ships […]

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Allure of new ship Sirena propels Oceania Cruises to record bookings day

The highly anticipated inaugural season for Sirena, Oceania Cruises’ new 684-passenger ship scheduled to enter service April 27, 2016, fueled a single-day bookings record when released last Wednesday.  The first voyages for Sirena, coupled with the release of Oceania Cruises’ summer and fall 2016 itinerary collection featuring 90 new itineraries, 50 of which are extended […]

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Crystal Cruises Unveils Four Revolutionary World Cruises in 2018

For the first time in Crystal Cruises’ history, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will each embark on World Cruises in 2018 – offering travelers four separate global itineraries aboard the award-winning ships. The concurrent world cruise routes for 2018 begin in January, with both ships simultaneously arriving in Sydney on February 17. This rare meeting […]

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Seabourn Encore’s inaugural voyage sells out in two days

The highly anticipated Seabourn Encore, Seabourn’s newest, ultra-luxury ship launching in 2016, is proving to be in very high demand. Just two days after open bookings were announced for her maiden season, Seabourn Encore‘s 10-day inaugural voyage has already sold out and is waitlist only. “We are thrilled with the overwhelming response we have received […]

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises to introduce brand’s first culinary instruction center; new lounge for Seven Seas Explorer

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is adding two new exclusive venues to the world’s most luxurious cruise ship, Seven Seas Explorer.  The luxury line announced today that Seven Seas Explorer will feature the brand’s first culinary instruction center called the Culinary Arts Kitchen, and will debut a new social venue named the Meridian Lounge. Elevating cuisine […]

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CroisiEurope to introduce four new ships for the 2016-2017 season

CroisiEurope, the largest and most experienced river cruise operator in Europe, has announced the addition of four new ships to its fleet for the 2016-2017 season, including two new river ships and two new canal barges: Elbe Princesse: This 80 passenger, innovative paddle wheeler will sail on the Elbe and the Moldau between Berlin and […]

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Oceania Cruises welcomes new ship, explores new destinations with 2016 summer and fall itineraries

Today, Oceania Cruises unveiled its summer and fall 2016 schedule, which includes the highly anticipated maiden voyage for Sirena, a new 684-passenger ship that enters service April 27, 2016 with a Barcelona to Venice voyage.  In total, Oceania Cruises’ 2016 summer and fall collection features 121 unique sailings, 90 new itineraries; 50 of which are […]

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Truffle hunting in France highlights Bordeaux river cruise

Truffles, the fruit of a fungus, are an acquired taste, which is much easier to acquire than the truffles themselves. These delicacies cost a pretty penny in restaurants, and finding their natural wooded whereabouts, hidden just below the surface of the ground, is a learned and lucrative craft. Searching in the wilds of Europe for […]

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Crystal Cruises to be acquired by Genting Hong Kong

Today, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), Crystal Cruises’ parent company since its inception in 1988, announced it has entered into an agreement with Genting Hong Kong (GHK), under which Crystal Cruises will be acquired by GHK. The acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015. With the support of GHK’s financial strength […]

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Cruising on Bordeaux’s capricious rivers, with wine, of course

When your riverboat cruises past road signs that remind you of high-priced bottles in a fancy wine store, you know you are in France. A week on the 190-passenger Viking Forseti, for instance, begins and ends in Bordeaux, a city in the center of one of the world’s great grape-growing regions. On a voyage last […]

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