Heavyweights of the Seas

  I normally arrive a day early for cruise departures, but have made an exception for a cruise out of the Port of Miami. I came three days early this time in order to photograph some representative heavyweights of cruising, megaships of MSC, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, and Carnival that are currently in port. All are overwhelmingly huge and seeing most of the attractions onboard would require at least a four-day cruise on each. I only have a …

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UECC Contracts Survitec for Nine-Vessel Solas 360 Service

  Norwegian ro-ro operator UECC (United European Car Carriers) has signed a nine-vessel service and certification agreement with Survitec, representing the largest single contract the safety service supplier has received to-date for its new SOLAS 360 service. The five-year contract, signed in April, for the servicing and inspection of the vessels’ life-saving appliances (LSA), follows the 2018 introduction of the novel servicing arrangement. Baba Devani, Managing Director Marine Division, Survitec, said: “This milestone agreement is indicative of …

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Scenic Unveils 2020 European River Cruise Brochure

  Boston, June 2019 – Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours’ new 2020 European River Cruise brochure is now available to travel agents and consumers online or in hardcopy form by mail. The brochure details the company’s more than two dozen cruise itineraries as well as the host of amenities and special experiences awaiting its guests. Whether it is the 15-day Jewels of Europe, sailing between Amsterdam and Budapest, the new 12-day Spectacular South of France, that focuses …

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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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Celebrity Equinox is Celebrity Cruises’ First Solstice Class Ship to be Transformed by The Celebrity Revolution

  MIAMI – June 3, 2019 – The newly modernized Celebrity Equinox is officially ready to revolutionize the way travelers experience the beautiful blue waters of the Caribbean. The dramatic transformation — part of THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION — makes Celebrity Equinox the third ship to be “revolutionized” as part of Celebrity Cruises’ $500 million investment in ship-wide upgrades and breath-taking reimagined spaces, taking the brand’s fleet to the Edge. “Celebrity Equinox holds a very special place in the hearts of everyone …

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Explore the Remote North In-Depth and In-Style with Abercrombie & Kent Luxury Expedition Cruising New for 2020: Adventure Cruise to Iceland & Greenland; Plus an Epic Grand Arctic Voyage

    DOWNERS GROVE, IL – June 3, 2019… More than polar bears, midnight sun and Viking culture, the Arctic offers a remarkable history of exploration and survival, Inuit traditions and natural phenomena. Abercrombie & Kent’s Luxury Expedition CruisesSM highlight the region’s varied offerings, including ­­– new for 2020 – Ultimate Iceland & Greenland Cruise and a sweeping 48-day Grand Arctic Voyage that combines all of A&K’s Arctic offerings into one epic adventure that spans five Arctic …

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Paul Gauguin Cruises Announces “Tahiti for the Holidays” Special Offer and Reduced Deposit

  BELLEVUE, WASH. – June 3, 2019 – Paul Gauguin Cruises operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, features two 7-night Tahiti & the Society Islands voyages on The Gauguin offering the perfect way to celebrate the holidays in tropical paradise. During its “Tahiti for the Holidays” promotion, Paul Gauguin Cruises is offering savings of up to $1,900*per person off 7-night Tahiti & the Society …

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Vantage Cruise Lines’ New Ocean Explorer Inaugural Season Itineraries Open for Booking

  Vantage Cruise Lines has exciting news to share! The Ocean Explorer, the award-winning Company’s first luxury-expedition small-ship ocean cruising vessel is now booking its first 11 itineraries of uniquely-curated travel experiences during its inaugural season. Launching with its inaugural voyage Essential Asia: Hong Kong to Singapore Adventure Cruise in 2021, the Ocean Explorer will circumnavigate the globe with a roster of exciting new expeditions that will bring guests to the hidden gems in Southeast Asia, the …

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Scenic’s Redesigned Space-Ship on Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers Offer Guests More

  Boston & Vancouver, May 2019 – Scenic continues its tradition of keeping its Space-Ships up to date with its recent redesign of eight of their European Space Ships, now sailing on the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. The company’s two France-based Space-Ships were similarly redesigned for the 2017 season. Highlights from the rebuilds that took place this past winter include reducing the number of cabins/guest to 80/159 (Scenic Ruby and Pearl) and 82/163 (Scenic Jasper, Opal, …

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Edie Rodriguez to Host PONANT Cruises America’s Brand Chairman 2020 Cruise

  May 23, 2019: PONANT, the leader in luxury expeditions and extraordinary itineraries to destinations only small ships can reach, has announced that Edie Rodriguez, Americas Brand Chairman of PONANT, will host “AN EXPLORATION IN NATURE IN COSTA RICA & THE PANAMA CANAL,” a 10-night/11-day nature experience aboard the new luxury EXPLORER ship, Le Dumont-d’Urville, scheduled for January 6 -16, 2020. The new itinerary is featured in PONANT’s Quintessential Collection, a series of themed immersion cruises designed …

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