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Disney sailing in Alaska in 2011

Disney Cruise Line announced last week that it would offer an Alaska cruise season in 2011, operating seven-day cruises out of Vancouver on the Disney Wonder.  The ship will spend four months in Southeast Alaska and offer 18 departures calling in Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway and visiting Tracy Arm fjord. The deployment will come a year after the 2010 summer season, when Alaska is expected to lose capacity equal to 140,000 cruise passengers as a result of…

Want to see what happens to a ship while in dry dock?

The enthusiastic following for Princess Cruises’ recent online drydock journals for Golden Princess and Dawn Princess, has prompted yet another installment for Sea Princess’ current drydock.  Visitors to www.princess.com can follow along through September 25 as the ship receives new interior furnishings and finishes, fresh hull paint and exterior refurbishment, plus the addition of the line’s adults-only Sanctuary.Princess Cruises

The Sea Princess Drydock Journal features regular updates of the work in progress at BAE Systems San Francisco Ship Repair at Pier 70 in San Francisco.  The journal can be found on the Sea Princess page in the website’s “Ships” section, and it will be regularly updated throughout the ship’s two-week drydock.  The photos will also be posted to Princess’ Twitter feed, Facebook page and Flickr photostream.

HAL’s new plan: Guests can cancel for any reason

Holland America Line guests who purchase Cancellation Protection Plan (CPP) can cancel their cruise for any reason whatsoever to receive a refund of up to 90 percent of the cruise fare paid. Two variations of the plan allow cancellation of a cruise up to 24 hours prior to the cruise or cruisetour departure for Standard CPP and right up to departure for CPP Platinum. “With Holland America Line’s CPP plans, guests can rest assured they don’t have…

Noteworthy cruise news you may be interested in knowing about………

Disney Cruises continues to accelerate the number of stops to its ever-popular private island, Castaway Cay.  Disney began offering two stops there on its four-day cruises in 2008; beginning summer 2010 Disney cruises will also stop there twice on its five-day cruises.  In addition, Castaway Cay is receiving extensive enhancements to accommodate the doubling in size of the Disney Cruise Lines fleet. Disney’s efforts follow a trend of cruise lines increasing their investment in their private-island destinations…

Silversea will again offer its golf program

Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises will once again host its popular Silver Links golf program on 12 diverse itineraries aboard Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper in 2010.

The program offers golf enthusiasts the chance to perfect their swing on 30 of the most beautiful and challenging courses in 15 countries and island destinations throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the Americas.

“Our golf cruises are an excellent option for the affluent traveler looking to sharpen his or her game,” said Steve Tucker, Silversea’s vice president of field sales for North America.  “Avid golfers of all levels can combine a luxury vacation with the chance to enjoy guided golf excursions and priority tee times at some of the world’s most celebrated links and fairways.”

What to Wear on a Cruise

By Heidi Allison-Shane Packing light for a cruise vacation has always been a challenge. And considering most cruise lines now offer a greater mix of formal, informal and casual evenings at sea, it has become that much harder to choose the right clothes for a voyage. What exactly does “resort casual” mean? How formal is “formal” dress? Does one really have to bring an evening gown or tuxedo on a cruise? Is there anyplace on board where…

Windstar wins honor from UK magazine

Windstar Cruises, which operates a three-ship fleet of luxury yachts that explore hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world’s most treasured destinations, won a 2009 Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Award in the category of “Cruise Line: Small Ships.” Condé Nast Traveller, the magazine for Britain’s most discerning travelers, also acknowledged Windstar as the  best in the small ship category for ambience/décor and service/staff. Windstar was only one of six cruise lines making the prestigious 2009…

Travel insurance? Yes…

Many people neglect to buy travel insurance for their cruises, often to their regret. A couple of years ago my daughter and her husband were facing canceling a cruise because of health concerns…then they discovered they would lose their entire cruise payment. So they went anyway, had a great time but now are believers.

I am a strong proponent for travel insurance. Face it, you may be perfectly healthy and fully intend to go on that cruise but then your father-in-law becomes extremely ill, or a family member passes away, or one of your children has a crisis that requires that you assist them. Face it, –it happens.

So that is why I am so pleased with this new insurance being offered by Holland America Line. Read on:

MSC offering special culinary cruises

Learn the culinary skills needed to prepare fine food and select wines from Italy and around the world on select MSC Cruises itineraries in 2009-10. Exclusive “Food and Wine” theme cruises have been created on the luxurious MSC Melody, MSC Armonia, MSC Orchestra, and the new  sister ships, MSC Fantasia and MSC Splendida, to teach guests many of the culinary secrets that have given them such a special stay while on board. These special culinary programs are…

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