PONANT and INTERPOL Partner to Enhance Maritime Security

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  July 15, 2019 – INTERPOL is expanding its I-Checkit program in partnership with PONANT cruise line as part of efforts to further strengthen security for the global cruise industry. The phased roll-out of the I-Checkit passenger screening system across PONANT’s cruise operations began July 1, 2019, following the successful completion of a three-month pilot phase that concluded in March. The integration of I-Checkit into PONANT’s global passenger check-in process will enable INTERPOL to undertake the secure …

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Victory 1 Great Lakes Cruise

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  Met with All Things Cruise official photographer Dennis Cox this morning at the attractive port of Detroit on the river. We toured the Victory I and met with the cruise director. A magical cruise awaits those who take this Great Lakes voyage. Oh so beautiful, the Great Lakes and America. – Heidi The latest addition to my Cruise the World Book was from a trip close to home. The Victory 1 Great Lakes cruise ship docked …

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Carnival Corporation’s Brands Lead Cruise Industry with Sailings to Panama Canal

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  MIAMI (June 12, 2019) – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, has established its position as the leader in Panama Canal cruises, with more ships sailing to and through one of the world’s greatest marvels than any other cruise provider. Six of Carnival Corporation’s global cruise line brands will sail partially or completely through the Panama Canal during its upcoming peak season, which will run from fall 2019 through spring …

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Victory I Cruise: Boarding Ship for Three-night Great Lakes adventure

  ABOARD M/V VICTORY I – Entering a ship stateroom that will be my cruise home is always exciting. When I opened the door for stateroom 312 aboard the Victory I, it reminded me of the old John Denver song about grandma’s featherbed. In that tune, John Denver crooned about his favorite childhood memories of the gigantic featherbed that was “soft as a downy chick.” That’s sure what my cruise bed looked like. Plopping my backpack on …

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12 Bad Behavior Mistakes to Avoid on Cruise Ships

  Maybe you cruise a lot. Some people seem to almost live at sea. Others are celebrating a major wedding anniversary or taking their maiden voyage. A ship carrying 2,500+ passengers weekly sees all kinds of people, behaving in all kinds of ways. Here are twelve examples of what constitutes bad behavior. Twelve Things You Shouldn’t be Doing Smuggling. Of course you wouldn’t do that! We’re not talking serious contraband, but things some people think won’t get …

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Seabourn Unveils Stunning Premium Suites on New Ultra-Luxury Purpose-Built Expedition Ships

  SEATTLE, May 13, 2019 – Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, has given travelers their first glimpse of the premium suites on its two new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ships set to launch in June 2021 and May 2022, respectively. The work of design icon Adam D. Tihany, the Wintergarden, Signature, and Owners Suites are masterfully designed spaces that will provide beautiful and relaxing luxury accommodations on Seabourn Venture and her soon-to-be-named sister ship along with …

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Scenic Eclipse Heads to Dry Dock in Preparation for August 15 Launch

  Boston & Vancouver, May 2019 — In late April, Scenic Eclipse was taken undertow to Lenac shipyard in Croatia as part of scheduled dry dock. She will remain in dry dock for approximately 10 days during which time standard works will be conducted including degreasing and high pressure washing of the hull, application of final anti-corrosive coats and final inspection processes before dry dock flooding and return to Uljanik shipyard for final preparations leading to sea …

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Bringing Your Own Wine Aboard Ship

Which are you? For some people, taking a luxury cruise is a once in a lifetime event. For others, it’s an annual or semiannual event. The cruise industry places a high value on loyalty and repeat customers. They want you to consider their ships your home away from home. This includes wine fans. In most cases, yes, you can bring your own wine. What’s the Rationale? This might surprise you. Didn’t I read something about no liquor …

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Holland America Line Announces Name of Newest Ship

  The newest ship in the Holland America Line will have an old name. Due for delivery in May 2021, the next Pinnacle Class ship will be called – drum roll, please – Ryndam. Holland America Line’s president Orlando Ashford announced the name at a media luncheon aboard Nieuw Statendam before the official start of Seatrade 2019 in Miami. It will be the fourth ship in the company’s history to carry the Ryndam name. “Holland America Line …

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