Scenic Eclipse Sets Sail on its Inaugural Voyage

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  Boston & Vancouver, August 2019 – Scenic Eclipse set sail today with it first guests on its inaugural voyage, a 13-day discovery itinerary from Reykjavik to Quebec. The world’s newest ship then heads off to NYC for its Sept 10 christening by Godmother Dame Helen Mirren. And presenting to the world for the very first time are images of its luxurious interiors, showcasing some of the reasons this vessel sets a new standard in exploration and …

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MSC Cruises Toasts the Last Month of Summer with Labor Day Upgrade Sale

  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (August 15, 2019) – With summer’s end just a month away, MSC Cruises USA — the North American arm of MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line — is helping travelers extend the season with a two-week Labor Day Upgrade Sale on a selection of sunny Caribbean cruises sailing from Miami. From August 15 to September 6, 2019 guests booking on select Caribbean cruises aboard MSC Meraviglia, MSC Seaside, and MSC …

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Nona and the Kids: Tips for Planning an Intergenerational Cruise

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  ABOARD THE NCL BREAKAWAY – It has been just over a week since my family returned from our cruise to the Western Caribbean on the Breakaway. I had thought I would be able to write about the trip on a daily basis but soon learned that we all were much too busy for me to accomplish that. So I have some catching up to do. But first I want to give you some tips on planning …

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Seabourn Returns to Istanbul, Turkey, in 2020 with Four Seven-Day Eastern Mediterranean Voyages on Seabourn Ovation

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  SEATTLE, August 15, 2019 – Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury travel experience, is returning to Istanbul, Turkey, in October 2020 aboard the line’s newest ship, Seabourn Ovation. The 300-suite ship – all with verandas – will sail four seven-day eastern Mediterranean voyages between Istanbul and Athens, Greece, or Athens to Istanbul exploring the iconic Greek Isles and richly historic cities in Turkey. Guests will either embark or debark in Istanbul during the four new week-long itineraries, …

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Seabourn Takes Luxury to New Heights With the Launch of “Seabourn Private Air,” a Bespoke Offering To-And-From Cruise Ports Around The World

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  SEATTLE, August 13, 2019 – Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury travel experience, announces the launch of an exciting new offering for guests headed for the most memorable journeys on the seas. Introducing Seabourn Private Air, a new private chartered jet service available for exclusive transportation to-and-from ports of call, and for mid-voyage overland options for Seabourn cruises all over the world, with bookings opening August 15. Designed for guests who prefer the luxuries and conveniences of …

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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Offers Bahamas’ Only Cruise & Stay Option, An Innovative First For 3-6 Night Packages

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  DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – August 13, 2019 – Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is inviting families to make the most of their vacations with an innovative way to extend the fun, enjoying a land and sea package including a stay on Grand Bahama Island starting at just $279 per person for three nights. The new Cruise & Stay package – valid only on bookings with Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line – includes a three-night package featuring a round-trip, …

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UnCruise Adventures Offers Expert Insight with 2020 Theme Cruise Schedule

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  Seattle, WA, August 13, 2019 — UnCruise Adventures, a small-ship adventure cruise line, announces theme cruises for the 2020 sailing season. Six ships offer themed departures on a variety of topics including birding, photography, wine and culinary, kids and families, and insider departures. Theme cruises provide added value and unequaled access to industry experts at no extra cost. Four birding cruises, three photography cruises, seven wine and culinary cruises, two family departures, and ten Insiders cruises …

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10 Things You Must Do When Sailing on a New Ship

  Are you open to new experiences? Some people stick with one cruise line or even one ship. Others spread their business among several lines, seeking out ships new to the fleet or at least, new to them. Ships come in all sizes, from yacht like to mega liners. Some ships sail on rivers, others stick to oceans. Let’s assume you are on a new big cruise ship for a week. What are some “must do” activities? …

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American Cruise Lines Names 4th Modern Riverboat AMERICAN MELODY

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  GUILFORD, CT—August 12, 2019—American Cruise Lines announces American Melody as the name of the 4th new ship in their revolutionary Modern Riverboat Series. American Melody will showcase all the beautiful modern styling and state-of-the-art technical features synonymous with American’s groundbreaking series. The 4th ship in American’s exciting 5-ship series will have the distinctive opening bow and retractable gangway featured on the first 3 ships in the series—American Song, American Harmony, and American Jazz. American Melody is …

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PONANT Plans to Acquire Paul Gauguin Cruises

  PONANT, the world leader of luxury expeditions to locations that only small ships can navigate, has announced its plan to acquire PAUL GAUGUIN CRUISES, the renowned specialist in sailings to exotic ports in French Polynesia and the South Pacific. Like PONANT, PAUL GAUGUIN combines exceptional itineraries with luxury hotel services and fine cuisine to create memorable experiences at sea. Following the acquisition, the two cruise lines will keep their management, Diane Moore acting as CEO of …

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