Virgin Voyages, Intelligentsia Coffee Partner

  Scarlet Lady Coffee Bar (Virgin Voyages) (PRESS RELEASE)_CHICAGO — April 22, 2019 — When Virgin Voyages’ first ship, the Scarlet Lady, embarks on her inaugural season in 2020, Sailors will have access to extraordinary brews from Intelligentsia Coffee. The specialty coffee pioneer and Virgin Voyages’ partnership will be rooted in shared values of commitment to quality and responsible sourcing. Coffee lovers should rejoice because Virgin Voyages Sailors will never have a bad cup on their holiday. …

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Five Pleasant Surprise Features in Cunard Britannia Cabins

  If you sail with Cunard, the vast majority of the cabins are Britannia class. Outside cabins with balconies average about 260 square feet, about the same size as some Grill level accommodations used to be aboard the famous QE2. Today, ships are assembled like Lego blocks. These cabins are substantially the same size. You pay extra for location. We have always travelled in Britannia class. Over time, we have discovered several cool features. Ice Bucket in …

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Experience the Grandeur of Northern Europe

  Cruise in comfort and luxury aboard one of PONANT’s eco-friendly, intimate ships to exceptional destinations in Northern Europe. We invite your clients to discover nature, history and culture on specially created itineraries that explore the English Channel and the Irish Sea, the world’s best museums between Belgium and Denmark, and the fairy tale cities in the Baltic Sea—highlighted with a stop in St. Petersburg that reveals the majesty of Imperial Russia.   To book a cruise …

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Tell Everyone: The Virgin Islands Are Open for Business

  MIAMI_At an off-site lunch during SeaTrade Cruise Global, the message delivered by the U.S. Virgin Islands Dept. of Tourism and government officials was clear: The U.S. Virgin Islands are open for business. Back-to-back hurricanes in 2017 — Irma and Maria — left a wide path of destruction across the three islands of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. But officials pointed to significant recovery across the board. Underscoring that optimism, they pointed out, was Spirit …

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What is Your Ideal River Ship Size – XS, S, M, L or XL?

  CruiseCompete Helps Travelers Choose the Perfect River Cruise Ship Size for Up Close & Personal Voyages All those with the hearts of wanderers will appreciate the appeal of a river cruise; an experience rich in culture, made possible by ability to disembark and re-embark at leisure, an option not available on sea-faring cruises. These cruises are made even more popular because most are all-inclusive voyages, offering countless amenities. River cruise ships range from very private eight-person barges …

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Never Be Bored: 18 Things to Do Before Dinner on QM2

  Below is a blog courtesy of my friend, Bryce Sanders. Enjoy! Veteran cruisers choose 2nd seating for dinner. If you are travelling on QM2 and dining in Britannia, there’s a big window of time between 4:00 PM and 8:30 PM, especially on transatlantic crossings. This might be downtime, but it can also be put to good use. Let’s assume you went to afternoon tea at 3:30 PM. Who wants to miss out on white gloved servers …

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Emerald Waterways Opens Books for 2020-21 Mekong River Cruises Aboard Newest Ship, Emerald Harmony

Boston, MA (April 2019) – With the inaugural sailing of the highly anticipated Emerald Harmony Star-Ship just a few months off—and with the 2019-2020 season nearly sold out—Emerald Waterways is pleased to announce that they are now taking Mekong River bookings for the 2020-2021 season. And better yet, guests who book a sailing of 13 days or more will receive free round trip airfare to Asia, or $2,500 savings per couple when booked by June 29. With …

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AmaWaterways Welcomes Amadouro and Celebrates Her Inaugural Voyage With Festive Christening Ceremony

  CALABASAS, CA – (April 12, 2019) – AmaWaterways today christened its newest river cruise ship, AmaDouro, with a festive ceremony in Porto, Portugal. The christening put the final touch on AmaDouro’s inaugural sailing – which began in Porto and returned today for the special evening event hosted by AmaWaterways co-founders Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst. Honorary guest, Advantage Travel Partnership Chief Executive Officer and AmaDouro Godmother, Julia Lo Bue-Said was joined by respected travel industry partners, …

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Norwegian Sun Returns to Port Canaveral For Second Year of Popular Cuba Cruises

  Port Canaveral, FL – April 12, 2019 – Norwegian Cruise Line’s Sun returns to Port Canaveral today for a second season of popular cruises from the Port to Cuba, as well as excursions to the Bahamas. Starting Monday, April 15, the Norwegian Sun, which in 2018 became the first homeported cruise ship to sail from Port Canaveral to Cuba, will offer four-, five- and seven-day cruises to Havana, Cuba, with select sailings also calling to Key …

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Cruising in France: Day 6 on the Burgundy Canal

  On the last leg of our cruise, from Lezinnes to Tanlay, there are five more locks and some of the group wanted to make the most of the nice weather by walking most of the way. A few others took the opportunity on our last cruise day to ride bikes. Throughout the cruise, Captain Jolanda has made a point of warning everyone not to fall overboard when getting on or off the barge at the locks. …

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