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Welcome Aboard Swan Hellenic’s Chic New Expedition Ship SH Vega

I was invited aboard Swan Hellenic’s newest ship, SH Vega, for a short cruise from Halifax to Boston. It was a great opportunity to explore the ship and meet the expedition leaders and senior company executives. Greeted by smiling crew members offering champagne and assistance to get registered and find my stateroom, I immediately felt at home in this swanky and stylish floating boutique hotel. SH Minerva and SH Vega, two new 5-star Polar Code PC 5…

Cruise Talk: My Chat With the Captain of the Azamara Quest

You might think our Atlantic Coast voyage on the Azamara Quest was all brie, tapas and good wine. During the voyage I was also able to sit down with Captain Jonas Lyddby, the Master of the Azamara Quest. I’ve never sat down with a Captain before!  There were plenty of questions I wanted to ask. When the opportunity presented itself, I set aside the brie, tapas and good wine and picked up my pad and pen. How…

Quark Expeditions Kicks off the Antarctic 2022-23 Season With Immersive Trips to the Antarctic Peninsula

COURTESY Quark Expeditions: SEATTLE, November 2, 2022 – Quark Expeditions, the global Leader in Polar Adventures, embarked on its first voyage of the Antarctic 2022-23 season on November 1 with the 11-day “Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent” voyage. Guests on this much-awaited polar adventure sailed from Ushuaia, Argentina, on Quark Expeditions’ game-changing new ship, Ultramarine. “Our Expedition Team is especially excited to welcome guests back to the Antarctic region,” said Wendy Batchelor, Vice-president of Marketing for…

Azamara Unveils 155-Night World Voyage for 2025 With 46 Late Nights and Overnights – Bookings Open Nov. 10

Following the success of the cruise line’s 2024 world voyage, Azamara is giving loyalty guests and world-cruisers the first chance to book COURTESY Azamara: MIAMI, November 2, 2022: Azamara – the upmarket cruise line and leader in Destination Immersion® experiences – is pleased to announce its 2025 World Voyage, departing from San Diego, California and visiting 37 countries before concluding in Southampton, UK. Taking place on the independent cruise line’s latest ship, Azamara Onward, this itinerary will…

Regent Seven Seas Cruises® & Fabergé Collaborate to Design the First Fabergé Egg to Permanently Reside at Sea

Design Reveals Ground-breaking Firsts for Fabergé; Exclusive Custom Designed Masterpiece ‘Journey in Jewels’ to be Pièce de Résistance of Multi-million-dollar Art Collection on Regent’s New Ship Seven Seas Grandeur® New Spotlight Voyages Announced Featuring Exclusive Access to the World of Fabergé COURTESY Regent Seven Seas Cruises: MIAMI (October 26, 2022) – Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, the world’s leading luxury ocean cruise line, and Fabergé, the globally revered jewelry maison, announce a very special collaboration to create a…

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…

7 Fascinatingly Remote Places to Visit Via Expedition Ships – Expedition Ship Requests Up Over 56%

For those seeking to book Expedition and other cruises that visit some of Earth’s most remote locales, CruiseCompete has compiled a list of ships that visit such remote locations. What follows are sailings to 7 of the most remote, iconic destinations any traveler might wish for. 1. Tristan da Cunha, British Overseas Territory –A volcanic island, Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic, is regarded by many as the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world. Even so, there are a few cruise ships…

Should I Choose an Ocean Cruise or a River Cruise?

Cruising is popular. This is an ideal time to travel. There is a galaxy of destinations served by a fleet of cruise companies and vessels. You can sail to Antarctica or Greenland!  You can sail on a canal barge or a take a river cruise. Which one should I choose? First of all, it would be difficult to make the wrong choice. Here are a few considerations. I get seasick easily. This is a likely reason river…

Royal Caribbean Introduces Icon of the Seas

COURTESY Royal Caribbean – Introducing the new Icon of the Seas — a first-of-its-kind Royal Caribbean® adventure. Push the limits of your imagination with the all new AquaDome — with awe-inspiring screens, robotics, and a dynamic water fall. Catch Olympic-sized feats on ice during downtime at Absolute Zero, the largest ice-skating arena in our fleet. Your night is just beginning at the reimagined Royal Promenade, where every night is a bar crawl, and the music is always…

SOPHIA LOREN REVEALS HER FAVORITE CHIC DESTINATIONS TO VISIT ON AN MSC CRUISES SHIP

Leading up to the naming ceremony for MSC Seascape in New York iconic actress Sophia Loren shares her favorite destinations for immersive experiences and unique culture MSC Cruises offers guests the opportunity to explore Sophia Loren’s top destinations with itineraries that sail around the world COURTESY MSC Cruises: Geneva, Switzerland – October 20, 2022 – The iconic actress Sophia Loren is the celebrated godmother for the MSC Cruises fleet in a relationship that spans nearly 20 years…

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