VIKING NEPTUNE, VIKING’S 8th OCEAN VESSEL, IS NAMED IN LOS ANGELES

Viking Neptune is the auspicious name for Viking’s 8th addition to its ocean-going fleet. Auspicious because the planet Neptune is the 8th planet from the sun and King Neptune presides over the sea according the ancient Greek Gods. How fitting it was to choose Nicole Stott to name this new vessel. Ms. Stott is both an astronaut and an aquanaut.   Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, was a banner day for Viking. Viking not only named its latest ship, it celebrated …

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STAR CLIPPERS. WHY NOT SAIL NEXT TIME YOU CRUISE? “It took me all of 10 minutes to fall in love with Star Clipper”

In all honesty, I didn’t know what to expect when I happily accepted an invitation to sail on Star Clipper, one of three true Sailing Ships in Star Clippers’ fleet. The Star Clipper experience promised to be unlike any of the over 30 cruises I had taken.  For one thing, Star Clipper is a sleek, four-masted schooner, the dream of owner Mikael Krafft, a Swedish yachtsman bent on recreating the glorious age of clipper ships.  I had …

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Silversea Introduces Extraordinary Culinary Offerings Aboard Silver Endeavour

When Silversea’s newest Expedition Ship, Silver Endeavour, sets sail, its passengers will experience Gourmet Dining at its best.  All four restaurants will evoke Silversea’s dining portfolio from its main line luxury fleet modified for Silver Endeavour, the most luxurious expedition ship afloat. Plus the line’s immensely popular Arts Café will offer its guests the finest coffee bar at sea while In-Suite Dining will indulge culinary fantasies 24 hours a day. “Our guests will enjoy the luxury of …

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Oceania Launches Free Land Programs That Are Out Of This World

Oceania Cruises is renowned for its Culinary and Destination-focused cruises. Its luxury fleet will visit over 450 ports virtually everywhere in the world from Europe to the South Pacific, from Alaska to the Caribbean on cruises ranging from 7 days to a spectacular 180-day-long World Cruise.  From now until January 8, 2023, guests who book any one of 15 cruises departing from January until June, will be rewarded with pre-or post-cruise opportunities valued at up to $4600 …

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Explora Journeys will roll out “Ocean Wellness” Aboard EXPLORA I

Cruising’s Newest Luxury Line launches its Wellness Concept in May 2023 When EXPLORA I sets out on her maiden voyage, her guests will experience its “Ocean State of Mind”.  This philosophy seeks to connect guests with the sea, with themselves and will like-minded travelers. “Ocean Wellness” does so by offering guests a chance to slowdown, optimize their wellness with a new renewed state of calm and centeredness all inspired by the almost-mystical powers of the seas themselves. …

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Set Sail in the Maldives on Four Seasons Explorer

A Once In A Lifetime Event ~ Your Own Private Cruise … Celebrate the biggest moments in your life For everything from the Ultimate Destination Wedding, a Never-to-be Forgotten Retirement Party, a Solid Gold Girl’s Weekend to a Bachelor Party for the Ages, may we recommend a completely over- the-top-experience? Your own private Cruise. Four Seasons Explorer can be yours to host 22 of your besties for an unforgettable experience in one of the most serene and …

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Explora Journeys Introduces Its Complete Culinary and Beverage Offerings Aboard EXPLORA I

When Gianluigi Aponte met Rafaela Diamant Pinas, an empire began. For those of us who love a great romance, you can’t do much better than this. Ship Captain Gianluigi Aponte met a passenger aboard one of his sailings. Her name was Rafaela Diamant Pinas. Just another shipboard romance?  Hardly! The Neapolitan sailor and his Swiss bride went on to create the largest privately owned cruise ship company in the world. MSC Cruises consists of 16 cruise ships …

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Why Swelter This Summer? Escape the Heat on a Silversea Cruise to Alaska …

The National Weather Service predicts Summer heat isn’t going away anytime soon. Brutal as the last two months have been, get ready for more of same because Summer isn’t even halfway over.  May we suggest a solution? Silversea’s Alaska in all its glory from now until September. Yes, there’s still space available on 7 great cruises aboard Silver Muse at very attractive pricing.  So why not escape the heat and head to the balmy temperatures and ocean …

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Celebrity Beyond Sets Sail and, Yes, It Really is Beyond…

If you think you’ve seen it all, just wait till you see Beyond. When Celebrity’s newest ship, Celebrity Beyond, set sail for its maiden voyage from Southampton the last week of April, it attracted Celebrity’s most loyal following. But its past passengers had never seen anything like Beyond. The largest ship the “Modern Luxury” cruise line has ever launched, Beyond may look like its sisters, Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Apex. But the resemblance stops at its striking …

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Silversea’s 10th Ship, Silver Dawn, Launches in Spectacular Fashion in Lisbon

A One-Week Shakedown Cruise Introduces the Travel World to Silversea’s 10th Ship Silver Dawn spent the week of March 25, 2022, entertaining both Travel Agents and Travel Press with a cruise up and down the coast of Portugal. Travelers included no fewer than 25 Australians and 4 New Zealanders who made the 30 hour trek to Lisbon to preview this beautiful new ship. Silver Dawn is the final addition to a trio of sister ships. She joins …

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