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Swan Hellenic unveils breathtaking 2025 cruises worldwide

New itineraries bring rich cultural and wild ecosystem discovery opportunities across West Africa, the Mediterranean and Latin America, as well as the Arctic and Antarctic COURTESY Swan Hellenic: 29 January 2022 – As the creator of cultural expedition cruising, Swan Hellenic is the choice of adventurous minds across the generations seeking in-depth exploration of the Arctic, Antarctic and Rest of the World – from Brazil to the Bijagós Archipelago, Norway to Canada, Argentina to South Africa, and…

Shared, Single Table or Freedom Dining: Which to Choose on Your Next Cruise

Everyone has to eat. Regardless if your cruise ship holds 600 or 6,000 people, everyone expects to sit down to meals on a regular basis. Three meals a day is inclusive on cruise ships, although the trend is to widen your choices through the addition of alternative dining options, often with a supplemental fee. Assuming you are planning on having dinner in the main dining room, what table configuration should you choose? Let us start with seating…

11 Tips for Preparing for Your Next Cruise

Is this your first cruise or your 40th cruise? Regardless of the answer, here are several items that need attention before you walk onboard and set sail. Let us assume you have booked and paid for your trip and your cruise takes place about a month from now. Have you bought health insurance? As we get older, the possibility of needing medical care becomes an issue. You might have Medicare or a great health plan at work….

Holland America’s 2025-26 Asia Season Will Feature More Than 50 Ports

Holland America Line’s Asia cruise season will explore over 50 ports across 11 countries from September 2025 through April 2026.  Itineraries onboard the Westerdam feature a focus on Japan with 24 different ports of call, as well as visits to Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Sailings depart from Hong Kong, China; Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan; and Singapore, with some itineraries offering up to 12 ports of call in a single…

Viking World Cruises 2025-2026: Invitation to Pre-Book ~for Our Treasured Guests

Viking announced two new World Cruises … Viking Sky, departing on December 19, 2025, for the 138-day?2025-2026 Viking World Cruise from Fort Lauderdale to London. Or, should you wish to embark in Los Angeles, join on January 5, 2026, the 120-day?2026 Viking World Journeys itinerary. Vikings extraordinary World Cruises continue to take you to iconic destinations worldwide, from Hawaii, French Polynesia and New Zealand to India, Greece, Italy and beyond. If you’d like to book, be quoted or waitlisted, please complete the form…

ILMA, THE SECOND YACHT FROM THE RITZ-CARLTON YACHT COLLECTION, OPENS RESERVATIONS FOR TWO NEW VOYAGES THIS SEPTEMBER

Inaugural opportunities for exploring the Mediterranean await aboard the new superyacht, with maiden voyage slated to embark from Monte Carlo on September 2 COURTESY RITZ-CARLTON YACHT COLLECTION: Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Jan. 22, 2024 – The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is pleased to announce the release of two additional voyages for Ilma, the second newbuild yacht in the company’s ultra-luxury portfolio. This exciting development offers more opportunities for discovery and enrichment in destinations known for beautiful beaches, rich…

JRE Chef Silvia Manser Embarks on Swan Hellenic’s Culinary Expedition to Antarctica

COURTESY SWAN HELLENIC: Gais, Switzerland – January 18, 2024 – Chef Silvia Manser, member of the restaurant association JRE-Jeuns Restaurateurs is going on an 18-day Cruise from Swan Hellenic to explore Antarctica, during this voyage she will be cooking signature dishes for the guests onboard. Chef Silvia’s participation is a highlight of the Maris project, a collaborative effort between Swan Hellenic and JRE-Jeunes Restaurateurs, aiming to redefine high-end cruise gastronomy with exclusive culinary experiences. The collaboration seamlessly combines the…

FOUR SEASONS LUXURY YACHT “EXPLORER” SAILS IN A NEW PARADISE

ALL THINGS CRUISE introduced our readers to Four Season’s Hotels and Resorts Explorer as she sailed the waters surrounding the Maldives (See https://allthingscruise.com/now-for-something-completely-different-set-sail-on-four-seasons-explorer/.) Now guests can experience the luxury and hospitality Four Seasons is renowned for as they sail the waters in Palau aboard this magnificent catamaran. Palau, a Micronesian paradise south of Taipei and north of New Guinea, is a group of over 340 islands—only 9 of which are inhabited. The country has safe-guarded 80 percent…

Congratulations! All Things Cruise Writer Named ‘Travel Journalist of the Year’ by Midwest Travel Journalists Association

Since her first cruise aboard the Mississippi Queen riverboat in 1976, Jackie Sheckler Finch has cruised on large and small vessels on rivers and oceans around the world. She has shared many of those adventures as a journalist for All Things Cruise since 2012. Now she has been named The 2023 Mark Twain Travel Writer of the Year by Midwest Travel Journalists Association. Contratulations to Jackie … sincerely from the All Things Cruise team “Jackie Sheckler Finch’s…

Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas to Feature Chief Dog Officer, Rover

COURTESY Cruise Industry News: January 13, 2024 – The new Icon of the Seas will feature a Chief Dog Officer when it enters service later this month. According to Royal Caribbean International’s social media profiles, the golden retriever will live onboard while serving as “family dog” of Icon’s crew. The new crew member, Rover, boarded the ship in Puerto Rico, along with its Chief of Staff Alison Hubble. “As a crew member on the Icon, Rover’s job…

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