Seabourn to offer “Best of the Riviera Food and Wine Cruise”

Seabourn is pulling out all the stops to create a rare epicurean themed cruise aboard Seabourn Sojourn. Guests aboard the 11-day “Best of the Riviera Food & Wine Cruise” will visit some of Europe’s most appealing food and wine regions, enjoying daily special culinary events, “Shopping with the Chef” excursions in local markets, cooking demonstrations by celebrity guest chefs, tastings of local specialties and more. The culinary voyage will depart October 30, 2014 from Monte Carlo and sail …

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Windstar Cruises to debut exclusive private events on all 2015 voyages

Starting in 2015, all Windstar Cruises’ itineraries will feature a spectacular onshore Private Event, created exclusively for Windstar guests. These complimentary events are crafted to give guests an in depth and authentic local experience that compliments their voyage. Private Events include activities such as an after-hours tour and dinner under the stars in the magnificent Celsus Library of Ephesus or a private ballet performance in the famed Odessa National Opera and Ballet Theatre. “We curated these Private …

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Cunard Line readies for James Taylor performance on Queen Mary 2

The stage is set and final voyage tickets are selling as Cunard Line prepares for the return of Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor and his band during the 27 August 2014 Transatlantic Crossing.  The legendary American artist will appear aboard Queen Mary 2 on the heels of his successful summer tour, earning accolades from the Orange County Register, The Seattle Times and other press.  Iconic songs such as “Fire and Rain” and “Carolina In My Mind” continue to enchant audiences around …

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One year to go until Cunard’s historic 175th anniversary celebration sailing from Liverpool

On 4 July 2015, Cunard Line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 will return to Liverpool, England, to celebrate the departure exactly 175 years earlier of Britannia, the first ship built for Cunard’s revolutionary new Transatlantic Crossing service, from Liverpool on 4 July 1840. “Exactly one year from now, we’re looking forward to creating a piece of living history as Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, the grandest ocean liner ever built, sails from Pier Head to Halifax and Boston, just …

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From Annapolis to Arlington: Crystal voyage salutes U.S. history with visits to iconic sites

Luxury travelers can plan for an immersive exploration of some of the most important sites in the nation’s history during Crystal Cruises’ November 5 East Coast sailing from New York to Miami aboard the award-winning Crystal Serenity.  Visiting military training grounds and war memorials and walking in the footsteps of presidents – through the Revolutionary-era buildings that George Washington visited and the Capitol Building hallways – guests will gain a profound perspective on the people and places …

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Seadream Yacht Club Caribbean highlights– Twin Luxury Mega-Yachts Enjoy Exclusive Port Access —

SeaDream Yacht Club will spend the fall and winter 2014/2015 season sailing to some of the Caribbean’s most beautiful islands, visiting ports so small that only their 112-guest twin mega-yachts, SeaDream I and SeaDream II can enter. In addition to the intimate atmosphere, award-winning dining and 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio, guests will enjoy unique access to some of the most beautiful locales the world has to offer. “Sailing on our mega-yachts allows guest to explore a side of …

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Chef Todd English to join Queen Mary 2’s Independence Day Celebration voyage

  Cunard Line will welcome celebrity chef and partner Todd English on board Queen Mary 2 on 1 July 2014 for her Independence Day Celebration voyage from New York to Boston.  While on board, Chef English will develop a new menu with the flagship’s culinary team, debuting later this summer.  The famed restaurateur will also sign copies of his cookbook, Cooking in Everyday English: The ABCs of Great Flavor at Home, and participate in a Q&A with …

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Silversea expands “Silver Select” offer to Caribbean

Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has expanded its Silver Select promotion beyond Alaska and the Mediterranean to include select voyages in the Caribbean. The Silver Select promotion enables guests to personalize their voyage with a choice of three enticing offers: a two-category suite upgrade, a $500 per person credit towards the purchase of the Silver Sky® air program, or a $500 per person onboard credit that can be used for shore excursions, spa treatments, specialty restaurants and more. Silver …

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Brand new fall Crystal Adventures ashore showcase east coast heritage old and new

Past and present: Centuries-old shipwrecks and the 9/11 Memorial.  Carriage roads built by Rockefeller and the trendy streets of today’s Brooklyn.  Classic steak at nineteenth-century Michelin-starred Peter Luger Steak House and modern gastronomy at three Michelin-starred DANIEL.  Contrasts abound with Crystal Cruises’ fall Canada/New England cruises, as the ultra-luxury line unveils two dozen brand new shore-side Crystal Adventures for five 2014 Crystal Serenity voyages.   Beginning in September, travelers can step back in time to some of the …

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Seabourn joins UNESCO in new alliance for World Heritage sites

Ultra-luxury, small-ship cruise operator Seabourn has signed an agreement with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in a unique alliance to help protect World Heritage. The partnership is being created to foster wider support and understanding in the travel industry and among travelers for UNESCO’s mission of identifying, safeguarding and promoting unique cultural and natural features around the world deemed to possess universal value for all humankind. Seabourn has committed to raising $1 million …

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