Windstar debuts first of three new all suite yachts

Windstar Cruises debuted the all new, all suite Star Pride today in Barcelona, Spain during a christening ceremony and pier-side fiesta to celebrate the launch of the luxury yacht’s inaugural voyage through Spain, France, and Italy. Mrs. Nancy Anschutz, wife of Mr. Philip Anschutz, owner of Xanterra Parks & Resorts®, Windstar’s parent company, was honored as Godmother of the yacht, successfully breaking the bottle of Veuve Clicquot in front of a crowd of past guests, media, and …

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Culinary cruising from Blount Small Ship Adventures

Travelers can embark on a culinary adventure this summer, with Blount Small Ship Adventures’ Food & Wine Discovery, cruising through the Islands of New England. On this one-of-a-kind itinerary, guests will set sail to experience the culinary classics of New England while cruising through Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island and Newport, among other ports, and enjoying a variety of optional tours through the local vineyards and wineries of each destination. For a limited time, travelers can also …

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The Square is ‘heart’ of Seabourn Odyssey

ABOARD THE SEABOURN ODYSSEY – Every cruise ship seems to have a heart, a place where folks like to gather. Maybe it’s the lobby, which is often a beautiful showcase on ships. Or it might be the lounge around the top-deck pool where folks can socialize and swim or enjoy a cold drink. On the Seabourn Odyssey, the “heart” seems to be Seabourn Square. “Whatever you need, you can find in there,” says cruise director Bruce Morrison. …

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Cruising with the Chefs features rock star chefs on culinary cruises aboard Oceania’s Riviera and Marina

Foodies who are also cruise enthusiasts can now choose travel experiences tailored to their twin passions. From August through October 2014, the new Cruising with the Chefs, founded by Lisa and Rodney George of St. Louis, Mo. and Naples, Fla., offers three culinary cruises with celebrity guest chefs exclusively aboard Oceania’s Marina and Riviera ships. The cruises showcase the ships’ Bon Appétit Culinary Centers, the only hands-on culinary centers at sea. Each 2014 cruise is “a cruise …

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Cunard Line invites guests to come together for The Beatles Experience

As celebrations continue marking the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ American debut, Cunard Line will help commemorate the group’s first crossing of the Atlantic with The Beatles Experience, a live musical tribute to the most popular band of all time. The premiere tribute band and Queen Mary 2 will come together during one of the ship’s legendary Transatlantic Crossings, departing from New York on 28 October 2014. For more than a decade, the members of The Beatles …

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Oceania Cruises unveils 2015 Summer collection

Today Oceania Cruises announces its 2015 Summer Collection featuring voyages to the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Alaska, Canada, Asia and Africa. Reservations for the new voyages open for sale on March 5, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. The award-winning fleet of Regatta, Insignia, Nautica, Marina, andRivierawill offer a diverse collection of itineraries, with 24 exciting new ports of call on four continents during the 2015 summer season. Among the new ports are Luanda, Angola; Paamiut, Greenland; Trois-Rivières, Québec; …

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The Gulet Cruise: Stormy Weather

Serdar had warned us that it would get rough and he was right.  We awoke to overcast skies and high winds, and the captain decreed that we would stay in the protected harbour at Knidos until the seas were calmer. No problem.  We all found corners out of the wind to read or catch up on emails. We had lunch inside the main cabin – a delicious lamb moussaka – and then, around 4 pm, the skies …

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MSC Divina offers free on-board ship app for passengers

Want to book a table at Eataly on your MSC cruise? Forgot what time the next trivia game takes place? Curious about weather in the next port of call? Or maybe you want to check when the aqua cycling class is scheduled? Now passengers on the MSC Divina will have access to that information and more in the palm of their hand. A new MSC Divina Traveler Web App is now free to download and use on …

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Windstar Cruises unveils transformation of new yacht

Windstar Cruises, a leader in small ship cruising, unveils major renovations for Star Pride’s public spaces, suites, and dining venues. Windstar takes delivery of Star Pride on April 17, 2014, the first yacht of Windstar’s 2013 purchase of three luxury cruise ships. The work to transform Star Pride into Windstar’s private yacht style will take place in Barcelona immediately following handover. Star Pride’s inaugural voyage embarks May 5, 2014. “The planning for Star Pride’s transformation to Windstar’s …

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Silversea launches new documentation package

Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises today announced the launch of its new Travel Journal. As part of the company’s 20th anniversary celebration in 2014, Silversea has given its documentation package a complete makeover, with the goal of making travel easier. The result is a versatile new Travel Journal that consolidates the traditional assortment of loose documents of booklets, wallets, and luggage tag holders. For most voyages in 2014, guests will receive this convenient new all-in-one Travel Journal that contains …

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