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“Project Blue” Will Bring American Cruise Lines Closer To Home

MIAMI BEACH_American Cruise Lines promotes “Closer to Home” with its fleet of paddlewheelers, modern riverboats and coastal ships navigating U.S. waterways. Now, with “Project Blue,” the pre-eminent American cruise line will be closer to home than ever. Here at Seatrade Cruise Global, company president and CEO Charles B. Robertson spoke to the media about the new initiative. “Project Blue started as a design challenge to create a boat small enough for New England harbors and stable enough…

Scenic Eclipse II Will Feature 8-person Submarine

MIAMI BEACH_There are a lot of ships showcasing the wonders of Antarctica, but only one giving guests a look at what’s under the ice. Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, whose ocean-going super yachts feature helicopters and submarines, was here at Seatrade Cruise Global to provide an update on their business and a look at what’s coming up. Established in 1987, Scenic and its sister brand, Emerald Cruises, operate a fleet of 26 ships, both river and ocean-going,…

Cunard’s Newest Ship~ Queen Anne’s Maiden Season: Invitation To Pre-Book ~ For Our Treasured Guests

Iconic Mediterranean cities, tropical Caribbean islands, and Norway’s picturesque fjords are all set to welcome Queen Anne in early 2024. Cunard has planned an unforgettable season of inspiring maiden voyages. A new address at sea. Let Cunard’s 249th ship, Queen Anne, become your home from home in 2024 as you explore some of the world’s most enticing locations during her inaugural season. Whether you seek plentiful sea days to enjoy the ship or a voyage on which…

Margaritaville at Sea Paradise, the iconic Jimmy Buffet brand, will take to the waves for the first time

MIAMI BEACH_Last December, we learned that the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Lines’ ship, Grand Classica, would be converted to Margaritaville at Sea Paradise, taking the iconic Jimmy Buffet brand to the waves for the first time. In advance of the official launch, set for May 14, spokespersons for the ship appeared at a press conference here at Seatrade Cruise Global to reveal more details about the ship’s entertainment options. Tamara Baldanza-Dekker, Chief Marketing Officer of Margaritaville, said the…

Seatrade Cruise Global: Cunard Update on Queen Anne

MIAMI BEACH_Cunard created a lot of buzz with the recent announcement of a fourth ship coming in 2024, Queen Anne. The 249th ship under the Cunard flag since 1839, It’s the first new build for Cunard in 12 years. Here at Seatrade Cruise Global, Cunard executives were on hand to reveal more design details about the ship. Matt Gleaves, Cunard’s VP, Commercial – North America and Australasia, Lewis Taylor, Design Director at David Collins Studio and Jackie…

Oceania 2024 Collection~Reservations Open in 2 Days-May 4th~Tropics & Exotics, Europe & North America~350+ Cruises Worldwide

Oceania’s sweeping collection of 2024 cruises encompasses a full year of itineraries with more than 350 voyages worldwide. Live on island time on sun-filled Caribbean cruises and discover vibrant heritage on South America voyages. In Africa and Asia, uncover lands of intrigue and tradition, and across the South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, prepare for epic adventures. Northern Europe cruises and Mediterranean voyages bring you endless opportunities to experience the treasured cultures and cuisines of these regions….

Celestyal Cruises New Onboard Dining Experience

My favorite Greek cruise line, Celestyal Cruises, is introducing a new, signature Greek menu and dining experience for guests. The culinary experience arose from a collaboration with Diane Kochilas, one of the world’s foremost experts on Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. She is the host, creator, and co-producer of My Greek Table, the highly acclaimed cooking and travel show airing nationally on Public Television. Kochilas is also the author of more than 18 cookbooks on Greek-Mediterranean Cuisine, a…

Azamara Onward Splashes on the Scene with Cultural Inspiration and New Exclusive Offerings

The fourth ship in the upmarket cruise line’s fleet will include an exclusive bar, luxury retailers and four new Signature Shows COURTESY Azamara – MIAMI, April 26, 2022: Azamara, the upmarket cruise line and leader in Destination Immersion® experiences, will introduce its newest ship, Azamara Onward, to the world next month with a christening and maiden voyage from Monte Carlo to Venice. Azamara Onward’s inaugural season will take travelers to the heart of the Mediterranean, exploring its…

24 Things You Can Do on a Cruise on a Sunny Day At Sea

There are people who think cruises are boring. They rationalize you are confined by the railings on the ship. Here are plenty of things you can do, especially on a sunny day. It helps to have some imagination. This article is not ship specific. You can’t say: “There is no water slide” or “They don’t have a golf simulator.” You should be able to do all of these on any ship, large or small, ocean going or…

MSC Poesia World Cruise 2024: Invitation To Pre-Book Special Voyages~For Our Treasured Guests

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime cruise around the world, visiting 31 countries and 52 destinations, perhaps some only dreamed of. Departing from Genoa on January 5, 2024, MSC Poesia’s World Cruise 2024 is now open to book. The exciting 121-day itinerary departs from Genoa on January 5, 2024, and includes 31 countries, 52 destinations, and 12 overnight stays.  MSC Poesia Cruise Ship (cruisecompete.com) Guests can unpack once and settle into their elegant accommodations for 121 days of exploration as…

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