Holland America Line’s Eurodam Featured on Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’ Airing June 12

Holland America Line’s Fresh Fish Ambassador, Chef Morimoto, makes a surprise appearance and prepares a meal for the “cheftestants” SEATTLE (June 6, 2024) — Holland America Line’s Global Fresh Fish Program will be in the spotlight next week as the Emmy-, James Beard-, and Critics’ Choice Award-winning Bravo series, “Top Chef” airs from on board Eurodam in the Caribbean. The episode, scheduled to broadcast Wednesday, June 12 on Bravo, will feature a special appearance by Holland America Line’s Fresh Fish …

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Cunard Announces New Voyages from September 2025 through January 2027

Newest Ship Queen Anne and Flagship Queen Mary 2 will Sail World Voyages in January 2026 with Queen Mary 2 transiting the Panama Canal for the First Time Ever Cunard increases North American presence with Queen Elizabeth sailing winter voyages in the Caribbean, Roundtrip from Miami Cunard World Club Members can book World Voyages starting March 5, 2024, and all other voyages starting March 6, 2024 Public Sales Begins March 7, 2024 Queen Mary 2, the world’s …

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In mid-October, my travel buddy, Judy, and I flew to Zurich to embark on a Basel to Cologne Rhine Cruise offered by Riviera Cruises. Our transportation was not included, so we flew to Zurich and then took a train to Basel, where we boarded the ship. Evaluating the Cruise Scoring is done for each category with a maximum of 10 points each. 10/10  Boarding and Disembarkation: Upon landing, guests with airline packages from Riviera are transferred to …

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Swan Hellenic’s third and largest ship, SH Diana, sets sail for Arctic following Amsterdam Naming Ceremony Celebrations

The cultural expedition cruise pioneer’s third purpose-designed expedition cruise ship is now on her way to Tromsø for an 11-day cruise of fjord exploration that opens her Arctic season before she voyages worldwide COURTESY Swan Hellenic: Nicosia, Cyprus: 4th May 2023, Swan Hellenic announced that the Naming Ceremony of its third ice-class cultural expedition cruise ship, SH Diana, had taken place in Amsterdam. The purpose-designed new vessel was named by luxury travel visionary and icon Valerie Ann …

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St. Kitts, Venture Deeper Into the Caribbean Island~

In one corner of the sprawling exhibit space at Seatrade Cruise Global, held in late March at Fort Lauderdale, a giant island panorama proclaimed, “Venture Deeper.” That’s the new marketing slogan for the Caribbean island of St. Kitts, where the chief executive officer of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, Ellison “Tommy” Thompson, met with me for an update on how the destination is faring post-pandemic. The short answer is, “very well, indeed.” “Last August, all protocols were …

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AmaWaterways newest venture: River cruising in Colombia, South America

At the recently concluded Seatrade Cruise Global conference in Fort Lauderdale, Janet Bava, chief marketing officer for AmaWaterways, talked about how a ship becomes “an extension of the destination.” That’s just one reason the cruise line is so excited about their newest venture: River cruising in Colombia, South America. Next year, AmaWaterways will become the first major river cruise line to sail guests on Colombia’s Magdalena River. Ms. Bava said they will have two ships “because of …

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Polar Cruising Guide … Cruise to Your Next Adventure!

Ready for a polar adventure? Click here Polar Cruising: Antarctica & The Arctic Learn about expedition cruises and adventures on Swan Hellenic, Seabourn, Scenic and many more cruise lines and expedition ships.  


Two MSC Cruises’ ships depart on world cruise itineraries today – an industry first Cruise Line welcomes over 5,000 guests for a journey around the world on board MSC Magnifica and MSC Poesia Cruise Line also reveals culinary highlight with line-up of award-winning chefs who have created menus to showcase the very best of their respective cuisines COURTESY MSC Cruises: Geneva, Switzerland – January 5, 2023 – MSC Cruises, the world’s third largest and fastest growing cruise …

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Over 40 Sacred, Spiritual or Miraculous Sites to Visit via a Cruise Ship for an Ethereal Experience

There are 100+ cruise itineraries that provide access to sacred places – worldwide sites of healing, guidance and divine inspiration. The significance of these hallowed sites cannot be expressed in words or pictures. To understand their impact, the faithful must visit them in person to experience healing, guidance or divine inspiration. While many of the world’s most sacred sites have historically been inaccessible to all but the hardiest of travelers – those who were able to make …

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