Victory Cruise Lines Successful Keel Laying Ceremony for New Vessel

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  Victory Cruise Lines is excited to announce a successful Keel Laying Ceremony for the highly anticipated M/V Ocean Victory. Operated by American Queen Steamboat Company, Victory Cruise Lines had a successful inaugural year cruising the Great Lakes and American Borderlands and will bring that same high standard of cruising to British Columbia and Alaska with the M/V Ocean Victory in the spring of 2021. The M/V Ocean Victory is Sunstone Ships’ third next-generation, INFINITY Class Vessel. Marrying …

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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Completes Second Humanitarian Cruise Following Hurricane Dorian

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  RIVIERA BEACH, FL. – September 18, 2019 – Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s Grand Celebration arrived back at its home port, the Port of Palm Beach, at 9 a.m. this morning, successfully completing its second round-trip humanitarian sailing since Hurricane Dorian.   The cruise line teamed up with South Florida non-profits the Bahamas Relief Cruise and Mission Resolve to mobilize the ship for a second time, spending nearly two full days distributing humanitarian aid to Grand Bahama Island. …

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Crystal River Cruises Announces New Prague Extended Land Program for 2020

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  MIAMI, September 16, 2019 – Guests sailing on dozens of 2020 voyages aboard Crystal Ravel and Crystal Mahler can extend their luxury Crystal vacations with in-depth exploration of Prague, as Crystal River Cruises unveils its new “Prague Discovery” Extended Land Program for next year. The three-night immersive program is offered pre- and post-cruise from Regensburg on voyages between Regensburg and Budapest and includes luxury accommodations at the five-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel in the heart of the …

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Carnival Corporation’s Cruise Line Brands Resume Regular Sailings to The Bahamas

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  MIAMI (Sept. 13, 2019) – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, today announced the company’s cruise brands are returning to The Bahamas and resuming regular guest sailings for the first time since Hurricane Dorian arrived earlier this month. Three Carnival Corporation brands – Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and Holland America Line – are expected to make over 250 sailings to The Bahamas through the end of 2019, helping to support …

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Royal Caribbean to Welcome First Quantum Ultra Class Ship to North America

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  MIAMI, Sept. 13, 2019 – Royal Caribbean International will dial up the adventure in South Florida in fall 2020 with the debut of the highly anticipated Odyssey of the Seas – the first Quantum Ultra Class ship to arrive in North America. The global cruise line’s 27th ship will arrive to her seasonal homeport of Fort Lauderdale, FL in November 2020 to offer 8- and 6-night Caribbean cruises. Odyssey will then continue her inaugural year in …

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Dame Helen Mirren Christens Scenic Eclipse in New York City

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  Boston & Vancouver, Sept. 2019 – Heralding a new and exceptional era in ocean cruising, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours celebrated the official christening of Scenic Eclipse – the World’s First Discovery Yacht on Sept. 10. Having set sail on her maiden voyage from Reykjavík Iceland, Scenic Eclipse arrived at Pier 88, Manhattan Cruise Terminal, set against the world-famous backdrop of New York City. Scenic Eclipse Godmother Dame Helen Mirren was joined by her husband, Academy …

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American Queen Steamboat Company Launches Bahamas Relief and Recovery Fund Efforts on all Riverboats

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  NEW ALBANY, IN, September 10, 2019 – American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC), a leader in U.S. river cruising, set-up a donation system on all riverboats to aid the Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery efforts in the Bahamas. Additionally, AQSC is committed to contributing other supplies such as clean towels and linens, soaps and essentials to be loaded in Miami and sent to the islands via ships. Guests and crew can easily contribute to the relief efforts …

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Seabourn Announces Set Sail Event, Featuring Exceptional Values, Benefits and Savings

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  SEATTLE, September 10, 2019 – Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury travel experience, has unveiled the Set Sail Event, offering exceptional savings, benefits and an array of value-added amenities for luxury travelers seeking to explore destinations around the globe in ultra-luxury style aboard the line’s award-winning fleet of intimate all-suite ships. The Set Sail Event begins September 9 and will run through November 20, 2019, for select voyages departing in 2019 and 2020. The event boasts significant …

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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Completes Successful Hurricane Dorian Humanitarian Cruise

  September 7, 2019 – Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s Grand Celebration arrived at its home port, the Port of Palm Beach, at 7:30 a.m. this morning with more than 1,100 Bahamian residents who were evacuated as a result of Hurricane Dorian. The cruise line spent nearly a full day clearing potential evacuees, including vetting their visa and passport documentation. Key Facts and Figures from This Cruise: Grand Celebration departed Port of Palm Beach on Thursday, September 5, …

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Windstar Cuts Steel for Second Star-class Ship with Fincantieri, Marking the Beginning of Star Legend’s Journey to Transformation Under Small Ship Cruise Leader’s $250 Million Star Plus Initiative

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  Palermo, Italy, September 5, 2019 – Today at Fincantieri’s shipyard, in Palermo, Italy, Christopher Prelog, Vice President of Fleet Operations for Seattle-based Windstar Cruises, pushed the button which activated the torch to make the first cut in the new steel that will become the newlyconstructed mid-section of MS Star Legend. This is the second of three new mid-ship sections being designed and constructed as part of Windstar’s $250 Million Star Plus Initiative, to expand and transform …

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