Crystal Unveils 30th Anniversary Collection of Voyages to Mark 30 Years of Luxury Cruising In 2020

  MIAMI, May 9, 2019 – In 2020, Crystal will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a year-long celebration including commemorative gifts and special events aboard its ships as well as the gift of savings. Crystal Cruises, which first launched on July 24, 1990 when Crystal Harmony sailed from San Francisco on a 12-day inaugural voyage to Alaska, pioneered the luxury cruising industry and set the stage for three decades of award-winning vacation experiences. Crystal has designated 30 …

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Day 2: Here on Oceania…it is all about the food

ONBOARD THE OCEANIA RIVIERA – Yesterday was a full day at sea and everyone seemed to be spending the time settling in. There was a full array of onboard activities. In the morning we attended a lecture about the history of the Turks & Caicos islands and then a vegan cooking demonstration. Later I attended a port shopping talk and then we participated in team trivia later in the afternoon. Cooking is a theme that runs throughout …

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Day 1: Boarding Oceania cruise complicated by norovirus cleanup

ABOARD THE OCEANIA RIVIERA – We were forewarned. Two days ago we were sent an email by Oceania Cruises telling us that there had been an outbreak of norovirus on the previous cruise and that the ship would be undergoing thorough sanitization before we boarded yesterday. They said boarding would probably be delayed. Which it was. By several hours. This was not Oceania’s fault, of course. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has strict protocols for this …

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Escaping the holiday craziness by sailing to the Caribbean on Oceania Cruises

Once again the suitcase is on the bed and I am trying to figure out what to pack for our cruise that departs Wednesday. You would think I would have this figured out by now but every cruise is different. Sometimes we are traveling in cool climes and sometimes very hot ones. Some ships are more formal than others. It is important to do your homework in this regard. We will be sailing on Oceania Cruises from …

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Seabourn Pride farewell season announced-Cruises to feature veteran staff, guest alumni, vintage menus and more

Seabourn has announced a series of voyages aboard Seabourn Pride dedicated to celebrating the ship’s 25-year history with the company. The ship will be transferred to its new owners in Europe in the spring of 2014. Seabourn has created a series of Caribbean voyages incorporating signature Seabourn events such as the iconic “Caviar in the Surf” beach barbecue and the water sports Marina Day that pioneered a new style of luxury small-ship cruising when Seabourn Pride was …

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Azamara Quest visits the Arctic Circle globe

Guests Azamara Quest’s current Norwegian Fjords and The North Cape voyage, guests had the opportunity to experience how unique an Azamara Club Cruises voyage can be. Azamara Quest’s Captain Stig took advantage of the day at sea to provide guests with the opportunity to see the Arctic Circle Globe on Vikingen Island in Norway, which marks a crossing into the Arctic Ocean.On behalf of Azamara Club Cruises, Azamara Quest, and Captain Stig and his Officers and Crew, …

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Azamara Club Cruises highlights European and Central America voyages with double stateroom upgrade-guests booking an interior stateroom enjoy double upgrade to a room with a view and veranda

Up-market travelers can immerse themselves in vibrant histories, heralded traditions and colorful cultures – and receive a double-category upgrade – when booking a 2014 Azamara Club Cruises voyage to destinations around the world. From August 1 through September 30, 2013, travelers making a new booking will enjoy a Club Veranda Stateroom for the price of a Club Interior Stateroom aboard select Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest Europe and Central America voyages in 2014. Azamara’s Double Upgrade Offer …

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises orders new luxury cruise ship

Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced today that it has entered into a definitive contract with Italy’s Fincantieri shipyard to build the most luxurious cruise ship in the era of modern cruising with delivery scheduled in summer 2016. Accommodating just 738 guests, the new ship will be named Seven Seas Explorer and will be the luxury line’s third all-suite, all-balcony ship. At 54,000 gross-registered tons, Seven Seas Explorer will be the largest vessel in the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet. The contract price for the vessel …

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‘Tender’ ride a treat on Seabourn Odyssey

ABOARD THE ODYSSEY – It is almost like two boat rides in one. Here I am cruising on the spectacular Seabourn Odyssey and in several ports I also get to ride a “tender” to shore. Must admit, some folks don’t like it when a ship has to anchor offshore and ferry passengers ashore on a smaller boat. But I find it enjoyable. It gives me a different view of the cruise ship and a chance to take …

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Crystal Cruises wins an unprecedented 18th Worlds Best award

For a record 18th consecutive year, Crystal Cruises was voted the “World’s Best Large-Ship Cruise Line” in the Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey.  Recognized as a T+L Hall of Fame winner, Crystal is the only vacation experience – cruise line, hotel or resort – to have been voted #1 every year since the awards’ inception.   Crystal Cruises’ 2013 World’s Best Score of 90.10 is one of the line’s highest ever scores.   Thousands …

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