Master of Wine, Keith Isaac, Creates Enviable Wine List for Scenic Eclipse

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  Boston & Vancouver, October 2019 – In keeping with its ultra-luxury positioning, Scenic commissioned the services of renowned Master of Wines, Keith Isaac, to create a wine list representing the finest wines from around the world for the world’s first Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse. This selection of 80 different wines, like nearly everything else having to do with a Scenic cruise, are included in the fares. “Fine dining and quality wines are an integral part of …

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Windstar Cruises Announces 2021 Alaska Sailings and Cruise Tours

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  SEATTLE, Oct. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Windstar Cruises announces its 2021 Alaska season today, offering nine different journeys from June through September on four unique itineraries, including a new seven-day option from Vancouver to Juneau and the reverse. Scenic Alaska will feature coastal wilderness cruising along the Canadian Inside Passage, as well as time in Alaska’s Misty Fjords plus Tracy or Endicott Arms, with stops in Ketchikan, Sitka, Skagway (a first-time port for Windstar), and Juneau. Windstar …

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UnCruise Adventures Releases New Belize and Guatemala Itinerary

  SEATTLE, October 1, 2019 –Further expanding into Latin America, UnCruise Adventures has unveiled its newest small ship adventure cruise itinerary: Belize & Guatemala Wonders – Rivers, Reefs & Cultures. Six departures between October and December 2020 sail roundtrip Belize City on the 66-guest Safari Voyager. A special offer saves couples up to $800 on cruise fare. “Belize and Guatemala are a natural fit for an UnCruise adventure,” said Captain Dan Blanchard, owner and chief executive officer …

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New Crystal on Broadway Voyages Take Center Stage in 2020

  MIAMI, September 30, 2019 – Building on the tremendous feedback and enthusiasm from its guests, Crystal Cruises is announcing 20 new “Crystal on Broadway” theme cruises to its 2020 voyage roster. On 10 worldwide sailings each, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will welcome to their stages Broadway stars, and on some occasions, choreographers, directors, costume designers and other talented artists and professionals from Broadway. The programming is presented through Crystal’s exclusive partnership with multi-Tony Award-winning producer …

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Carnival Corporation, Government of The Bahamas Sign Agreements to Develop Two New Destination Projects

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  MIAMI (Sept. 25, 2019) – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL;NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, and two of its cruise line brands today signed an agreement with the government of The Bahamas to build two major port developments. Under the agreement, Carnival Corporation will develop a new cruise port destination primarily for Carnival Cruise Line on Grand Bahama, and construction of a new addition, including a pier, on the Bahamian island of Little …

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AmaWaterways Debuts Two New Wine-Themed Itineraries and an Esteemed Lineup of Specialty Wine Cruise Hosts in 2020

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  CALABASAS, CA – (September 25, 2019) – AmaWaterways—acclaimed luxury river cruise line and leader in specialty Wine Cruises—will offer 67 Wine Cruises during the 2020 cruise season, including two new itineraries showcasing the famed vineyards and historic sights of France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Hosted by notable North American wine experts, certified sommeliers, and vineyard owners, the specialty wine-themed sailings offer guests onboard lectures and tastings to complement the extensive array of included shore …

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Seabourn Reveals Stunning Design Details for ‘Seabourn Square’ on New Ultra-Luxury Expedition Ships

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  SEATTLE, September 25, 2019 – Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury travel experience, is moving toward the launch of two new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ships, set to begin cruising the world’s most coveted and remote destinations in June 2021 and May 2022, respectively. Travelers on Seabourn Venture and her yet-to-be-named sister ship will find a wealth of masterfully crafted onboard spaces, including Seabourn Square, which is currently found on all five Seabourn ships and is a true …

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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Announces Return to Grand Bahama Island with Commercial Sailings Resuming September 27

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  DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – September 24, 2019 – Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, which was the first cruise line to dock in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island following Hurricane Dorian – transporting critical humanitarian aid and hundreds of volunteers – today announced it will resume commercial operations with two-night round-trip sailings from Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island beginning Friday, September 27.  With its return to Freeport, the company becomes the first cruise line to bring leisure travelers …

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Carnival Corporation Announces Partnership with Jean-Michel Cousteau and Ocean Futures Society to Support Environmental Commitment

  MIAMI (Sept. 23, 2019) – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, today announced a new partnership with renowned ocean explorer and life-long environmental advocate Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society, a nonprofit marine conservation and education organization that serves as a “Voice for the Ocean” on the importance of effective environmental and sustainability policy. In addition, Cousteau will provide valuable external expertise on environmental initiatives. “We are all connected to the ocean in …

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CMV Launches FREE Air, Hotel, and Transportation to Port from Key Markets for Christmas and New Year’s Sailings on its Treasures of the Sea of Cortez

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  Fort Lauderdale, FL – (September 2019) – Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) is making the December holidays even sweeter with amazing FREE air, FREE hotel, and FREE transportation to port offers that cruisers simply won’t want to miss!  On its Treasures of the Sea of Cortez Christmas Cruise – Dec 18-29, 2019 – and its New Year Cruise – Dec 29-Jan 9, 2020, CMV is offering FREE round-trip air travel to Phoenix from Seattle, Denver, Salt …

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