MSC TAKES DELIVERY FROM FINCANTIERI OF MSC SEASHORE

New MSC Cruises flagship to feature the latest and most advanced environmental technologies currently available at sea, confirming the Company’s longstanding commitment to sustainability Second new ship to join brand in 2021, brings fleet to 19 ships MSC Seashore to offer summer cruises in the Mediterranean before moving to homeport in Miami for the winter season COURTESY MSC CRUISES: Monfalcone, Italy (July 26, 2021): The Cruise Division of MSC Group today officially took delivery of its new …

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PRINCESS CRUISES AND HOLLAND AMERICA LINE KICK OFF RETURN TO SERVICE IN THE U.S. FROM PORT OF SEATTLE

COURTESY HAL and PRINCESS: SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 23, 2021) – To kick off their return to service in the U.S., Princess Cruises and Holland America Line held a celebration at the Port of Seattle today. Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises, and Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line, spoke to what the positive multidimensional impact the resumption of cruising means to Seattle, the local community and Alaska. Holland America Line will kick off its Alaska …

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Due to high demand, Oceania adds cruises in Europe and Tahiti

COURTESY TRAVEL WEEKLY: July 23, 2021 — Citing increased demand, Oceania Cruises has added 16 voyages in Europe and Tahiti in early 2022 aboard the Nautica and Regatta, respectively. Bookings open July 28. Oceania CEO Bob Binder said the new itineraries come amid “record-setting demand for international travel in the coming year.” In Tahiti, the Regatta will sail three, 10-day roundtrip itineraries from Papeete next February, starting on Feb. 5. The cruise features overnight stops in Papeete and …

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MSC Cruises Sails Toward Resumption of U.S. Cruising With Successful Completion of Simulated Voyage

COURTESY MSC: Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (July 20, 2021) — MSC Meraviglia, MSC Cruises’ glamorous ship resuming cruises from Miami August 2, returned to PortMiami today after its 3-night simulated cruise, visiting Nassau and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, MSC Cruises’ private island destination, in The Bahamas. The successful completion of the simulated voyage marks not only a key milestone toward the Company’s resumption of cruises from the U.S., but also a significant step its global plan for …

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Seabourn Bound For Europe In 2023 With A Wealth Of Ultra-Luxury Voyages Visiting Nearly 170 Destinations

COURTESY Seabourn: SEATTLE, July 20, 2021 – Seabourn, the ultra-luxury cruise line, is already looking ahead to summer in Europe in 2023, announcing itineraries for four Seabourn ships set to explore the continent that fills many travel bucket lists from late March to early December. The line’s 2023 Europe season opens for sale on July 21, 2021, and full itineraries and details are available on its website. First-time and returning Seabourn guests have much to consider and …

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MSC Cruises to Expand Saudi Arabia Program With Summer 2021 Cruises

MSC Bellissima to homeport in Jeddah from July with 3- and 4-night cruises to Egypt and Jordan Summer season to complement winter 2021/22 Red Sea itineraries COURTESY MSC: Geneva, Switzerland (July 12, 2021) — MSC Cruises, the contemporary brand of the Cruise Division of MSC Group, today announced that MSC Bellissima, one of the line’s most modern ships, will sail 21 Red Sea voyages from Jeddah, the commercial hub of Saudi Arabia, between the end of July …

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An UnCruise Adventure Aboard the Wilderness Legacy

by CruiseCompete CEO Bob Levinstein Having returned in late May from a 7-night Alaska cruise, Juneau to Sitka, on the UnCruise Adventures Wilderness Legacy, it’s my task to communicate that experience. I’ll start with a few comparisons: It was like a river cruise: a small ship on the calm waters of the Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska, with land in sight on both sides of the ship at all times. It was unlike a river cruise in …

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‘A New Day Has Dawned,’ As Celebrity Edge Becomes First Cruise Ship to Sail From a U.S. Port in 15 Months

~ New-luxury ship Celebrity Edge departs from Ft. Lauderdale on June 26, led by First American Female Captain, Kate McCue ~ Courtesy Celebrity Cruises: FORT LAUDERDALE (June 26, 2021) – “#HopeFloats. Today marks the rebirth of our company and our industry, as our beautiful Celebrity Edge sets sail on a new-luxury experience that will – once again – feed peoples’ love of travel.” Those were the inspirational words tweeted from Celebrity Cruises’ President and CEO, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo …

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Featured From Travel Guides Free … Travel Alaska!

Our friends at Travel Guides Free have a great offer … Travel Alaska Vast landscapes. Northern lights. And wildlife you will never forget. Alaska draws travelers who share a spirit of adventure and crave experiences that they can’t find anywhere else. Because a visit to Alaska isn’t just picturesque – it’s life changing! As the largest state by area, Alaska has miles of unique geography to explore. Tidal shorelines, 100,000 glaciers and 3 million lakes, are just …

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Regent Seven Seas “Grandeur” Announced … “A Heritage of Perfection”

A legacy of perfecting luxury travel built over 30 years will be personified in 2023 with the highly anticipated arrival of the newest member to The World’s Most Luxurious Fleet™. Regent Seven Seas Cruises: “We are immensely proud to introduce Seven Seas Grandeur™ — the latest evolution in luxury cruising — her refined style, matchless elegance and breath-taking beauty will exceed all expectations.” The breathtaking reimagining of the heart of the ship – Compass Rose – beckons …

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