Ocean-going Crystal Cruises Slides Smoothly Into the Luxury Niche on Europe’s Rivers

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  We were new passengers, my wife and I, when we boarded the Crystal Bach, docked at Mainz, Germany, on the River Rhine near Frankfurt. As we walked into the Palm Court lounge, fellow passengers made no secret of their curiosity. Most of them were at the midpoint of a two-week cruise from Amsterdam. Warm and friendly, they acted as if we were new members of their private club. “Welcome.” “You’re new, we haven’t seen you before.” …

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises Unveils 146 New Extraordinary Voyages for its 2021-2022 Season

  MIAMI (Aug. 7, 2019) – Where will you go next? Starting today, luxury travelers will find their answer in Regent Seven Seas Cruises®’ 2021-2022 Voyage Collection Debut. The world’s leading luxury ocean cruise line unveiled 146 voyages embarking April 2021 through May 2022 featuring 27 new ports of call, first-time sailings for Seven Seas Splendor™ in Northern Europe and the Baltics and for Seven Seas Explorer® in Alaska, immersive new land programs, remarkable new shore excursions …

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Scenic Takes Delivery of Scenic Eclipse, the World’s First Discovery Yacht

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  Boston & Vancouver, August 6, 2019 – Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has today confirmed it took delivery of Scenic Eclipse on July 26 from the Uljanik Shipyard. Scenic Eclipse departed the shipyard at 8:00PM on Saturday, July 27, on its journey to Valetta, Malta for registration. From there, she will make a number of short stops before arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland, where she will commence operations of her first scheduled cruise. The inaugural voyage is …

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ALL BANDS ON DECK!

  Set Sail with Some of the Biggest Names in Classic Rock Music! Imagine a week-long Caribbean sailing aboard the magnificent Norwegian Pearl, your daily program filled with round-the-clock musical performances by artists like Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues, Art Garfunkel, The Zombies, The Orchestra, Alan Parsons, Dave Mason, Ronnie Spector of the Ronettes, Poco, Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple, Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre Band, Wishbone Ash, Orleans, Strawbs and more! It’s a classic rock lover’s …

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Chef, Surroundings, on the Viking Helgrim

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  To look at the dinner menus aboard the Viking Helgrim, you would think that Executive Chef Peter Benko is a born and bred Portuguese citizen. “Picanha Com Esmagado de Batata e Espinafres” (seared rump steak with crushed potatoes and spinach)? “Caldeirada de Peixe” (Portuguese fish and seafood stew)? “Quindim de Coco com Ananas” (caramellzed pineapple and coconut cake)? He MUST be Portuguese, we thought. But Benko, who brings out three different meals each day of an …

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises®’ 2022 World Cruise Sets Record For Most Bookings At Launch

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  MIAMI (Aug. 5, 2019) – Regent Seven Seas Cruises® today announced that its 2022 World Cruise, Elements of the Pacific, attracted record bookings on the day reservations opened on July 10. Launch-Day bookings for this 120-night Asia-Pacific voyage shattered the company’s previous world cruise opening day record by 39 percent, and interest has remained at record levels during the initial three-week launch period. Embarking in January 2022 roundtrip from San Francisco, the voyage circumnavigates the inspiring …

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Seabourn Announces “2021 World Cruise: Extraordinary Oceans”

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  SEATTLE, August 1, 2019 – Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, announces a remarkable opportunity for guests to experience one of the world’s great travel adventures in style. It’s the 2021 World Cruise: Extraordinary Oceans, a 140-day round-the-world voyage aboard Seabourn Sojourn, set to visit 60 ports and destinations in 32 countries on six continents with unforgettable experiences to engage and enjoy along the way. Scheduled to depart Miami on January 3, 2021, the World …

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Windstar Cruises’ New 2019-2021 Voyage Collection Debuts 50 New Itineraries Visiting Australia and New Zealand, Indonesia, Israel, Egypt, and New Caribbean Cruises from Miami

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  Seattle, WA, July 30, 2019 — In our high-tech digital world, the simple pleasures of a beautifully produced print publication speaks wonders. That’s the concept behind Windstar Cruises’ new 2019-2021 Voyage Collection. The brochure presents an abundance of colorful choices including 50 brand new itineraries, featured amongst nearly 700 cruise and cruise tour dates available now through 2021. The award-winning small ship line now visits 330 ports of call around the world, and offers more than …

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100 Days to Go: Five Reasons Why MSC Grandiosa Will Offer the Richest Experience for Every Type of Vacationer

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  Geneva, Switzerland (July 30, 2019) – Today marks 100 days until the launch of MSC Cruises’ first Meraviglia-Plus ship, MSC Grandiosa, in Hamburg, Germany on November 9th, with TV star Michelle Hunziker hosting the glamorous events. MSC Cruises developed the Meraviglia generation ships to meet every need of today’s cruise guest. MSC Grandiosa will become MSC Cruises’ new flagship, and the largest ship in the fleet, offering the richest array of facilities and services to date. …

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Seabourn Set to Celebrate the Holidays with Special Memory-Making “Holiday Cruises” Scheduled Around the World

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  SEATTLE, July 30, 2019 – Give the gift of travel this upcoming holiday season! Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, will be ringing in festivities with five special holiday cruises around the world set to celebrate everyone’s favorite time of year. Seabourn’s holiday cruises provide perfect opportunities for family and friends to reconnect, enjoy precious quality time together, and create unique, lasting memories. Each of these specialty cruises will be curated to include celebratory onboard …

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