Carnival Corporation’s Cruise Line Brands Resume Regular Sailings to The Bahamas

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  MIAMI (Sept. 13, 2019) – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, today announced the company’s cruise brands are returning to The Bahamas and resuming regular guest sailings for the first time since Hurricane Dorian arrived earlier this month. Three Carnival Corporation brands – Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and Holland America Line – are expected to make over 250 sailings to The Bahamas through the end of 2019, helping to support …

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Royal Caribbean to Welcome First Quantum Ultra Class Ship to North America

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  MIAMI, Sept. 13, 2019 – Royal Caribbean International will dial up the adventure in South Florida in fall 2020 with the debut of the highly anticipated Odyssey of the Seas – the first Quantum Ultra Class ship to arrive in North America. The global cruise line’s 27th ship will arrive to her seasonal homeport of Fort Lauderdale, FL in November 2020 to offer 8- and 6-night Caribbean cruises. Odyssey will then continue her inaugural year in …

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Dame Helen Mirren Christens Scenic Eclipse in New York City

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  Boston & Vancouver, Sept. 2019 – Heralding a new and exceptional era in ocean cruising, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours celebrated the official christening of Scenic Eclipse – the World’s First Discovery Yacht on Sept. 10. Having set sail on her maiden voyage from Reykjavík Iceland, Scenic Eclipse arrived at Pier 88, Manhattan Cruise Terminal, set against the world-famous backdrop of New York City. Scenic Eclipse Godmother Dame Helen Mirren was joined by her husband, Academy …

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American Queen Steamboat Company Launches Bahamas Relief and Recovery Fund Efforts on all Riverboats

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  NEW ALBANY, IN, September 10, 2019 – American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC), a leader in U.S. river cruising, set-up a donation system on all riverboats to aid the Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery efforts in the Bahamas. Additionally, AQSC is committed to contributing other supplies such as clean towels and linens, soaps and essentials to be loaded in Miami and sent to the islands via ships. Guests and crew can easily contribute to the relief efforts …

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Seabourn Announces Set Sail Event, Featuring Exceptional Values, Benefits and Savings

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  SEATTLE, September 10, 2019 – Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury travel experience, has unveiled the Set Sail Event, offering exceptional savings, benefits and an array of value-added amenities for luxury travelers seeking to explore destinations around the globe in ultra-luxury style aboard the line’s award-winning fleet of intimate all-suite ships. The Set Sail Event begins September 9 and will run through November 20, 2019, for select voyages departing in 2019 and 2020. The event boasts significant …

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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Completes Successful Hurricane Dorian Humanitarian Cruise

  September 7, 2019 – Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s Grand Celebration arrived at its home port, the Port of Palm Beach, at 7:30 a.m. this morning with more than 1,100 Bahamian residents who were evacuated as a result of Hurricane Dorian. The cruise line spent nearly a full day clearing potential evacuees, including vetting their visa and passport documentation. Key Facts and Figures from This Cruise: Grand Celebration departed Port of Palm Beach on Thursday, September 5, …

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Windstar Cuts Steel for Second Star-class Ship with Fincantieri, Marking the Beginning of Star Legend’s Journey to Transformation Under Small Ship Cruise Leader’s $250 Million Star Plus Initiative

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  Palermo, Italy, September 5, 2019 – Today at Fincantieri’s shipyard, in Palermo, Italy, Christopher Prelog, Vice President of Fleet Operations for Seattle-based Windstar Cruises, pushed the button which activated the torch to make the first cut in the new steel that will become the newlyconstructed mid-section of MS Star Legend. This is the second of three new mid-ship sections being designed and constructed as part of Windstar’s $250 Million Star Plus Initiative, to expand and transform …

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First Look at Brand New Emerald Harmony Mekong River Ship

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     Boston, MA (September, 2019) – Emerald Waterways’ brand-new Star-Ship, Emerald Harmony, is ready to welcome her first guests as she prepares to set sail on the Mekong River through Cambodia and Vietnam on August 31. To mark the inaugural sailing, the first images of Emerald Harmony’s stylish and contemporary interior have been released and are available for download.         In addition to the ground-breaking design that allow this modern ship to cruise all the way into the …

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Princess Cruises Offers Ultimate Family Vacations with Summer 2021 Caribbean Cruises

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  SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (August 22, 2019) – Families seeking top-rated beaches, colorful cultures and ancient ruins can count on Princess Cruises to offer them the ultimate sun-kissed vacation with its summer 2021 season to the Eastern and Western Caribbean.   The family-friendly Caribbean Princess will sail all itineraries, providing 16 departures on three itineraries sailing roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale, departing May through July 2021. Cruises go on sale September 18, 2019. Caribbean Princess also offers guests …

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Distinguished Speakers to be Featured on “World Cruise: Extraordinary Destinations” Aboard Seabourn Sojourn

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  SEATTLE, August 21, 2019 –Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury travel experience, sets sail on the 146-day World Cruise: Extraordinary Destinations aboard Seabourn Sojourn in January 2020 and is honored to host a variety of prominent speakers on board. A line-up of distinguished luminaries and intriguing personalities are set to join the World Cruise as part of Seabourn Conversations, the line’s enduringly popular onboard enrichment program designed to enlighten and entertain guests. Seabourn Conversations is sure to …

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