Seabourn announces 2-for-1 for one fares and great airfare deals…if you book by April 30

The Yachts of Seabourn has announced a compelling reason for luxury cruise aficionados to book 2010 voyages aboard the company’s fleet of five award-winning, all-suite vessels before the end of April – two-for-one, cruise-only savings on over 80 voyages in Europe and Asia, plus substantially reduced round trip add-on airfares from $499 for economy class and only $1,999 for business class, from 40 North American gateways. “These cruise savings alone represent a great value for a great …

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When Was the Last Time You Were on Top of the World? Literally?

Please consider this an invitation to join the folks behind AllThingsCruise & CruiseCompete in the North Pole. We have put together an extraordinary cruise expedition for your perusal.   In partnership with Expedition Cruises, we are offering an extraordinary journey to the North Pole on the Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker “50 Years of Victory.” The 50 Years of Victory is the world’s most powerful and sophisticated expedition vessel.   Have you ever wondered what it would be like …

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Princess debuts 20 new shore excursions in Alaska this summer

This year Princess Cruises offers passengers some fresh ways to experience Alaska up close and personal with a variety of new shore excursions for the summer. Among the 20 new options is a unique opportunity to join a scientific expedition while in Juneau to help study climate change and wildlife behavior patterns. Passengers can also get closer to the dramatic glaciers of Tracy Arm, pilot their own zodiac on a tour of Ketchikan or enjoy the opportunity …

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Norwegian Epic returns from successful sea trials

Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Cruise Line’s largest and most innovative ship to date, returned from her first successful sea trials on Sunday, February 14, 2010, after four days of sailing the Atlantic Ocean for the first time. During the sea trials, 300 technicians and engineers from STX FRANCE SA, along with 30 Norwegian Cruise Line representatives, checked more than 60 different aspects of the ship’s performance by running trials of the vessel’s speed, maneuverability, hydrodynamics and propulsion, amongst …

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Voyages of Discovery announces 77-day circumnavigation of South America for 2011

Voyages of Discovery will embark on its first-ever circumnavigation of South America next January, with cruises and cruise combinations from ten to 77 nights. Early-booking savings up to 32% are available, along with free and reduced air add-ons from the line’s 26 North American gateway cities. The South American deployment continues the line’s expansion of winter itineraries following six seasons in Antarctica. Currently, the 650-passenger Discovery is sailing in India, Asia and Africa. Mark Flager, vice president …

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Princess revives tradition of allowing friends and family on board for a ‘Bon Voyage’

Twenty-seven years ago my husband and I boarded the Queen Elizabeth 2 in New York in January for the first leg of its world cruise. My brother happened to be in the city on business and he was able to come aboard the ship for a few hours to help us celebrate our “Bon Voyage.” It was fun and memorable and made the start of our honeymoon even happier. When the cruise lines stopped the practice of …

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Special pricing offered on summer exploration cruises to remote destinations

Hurtigruten has announced pricing specials on its Spring and Summer line-up of Exploration Cruises – cruises designed to take in some of the world’s most remote destinations. All offer savings of 25% on the price of suites aboard the world’s newest and most deluxe expedition ship, the MS Fram, and free air from New York’s JFK or Newark’s Liberty Int’l Airport, if booked by April 31, 2010. And to make it even more of a deal, Hurtigruten …

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Star Clippers drops port calls to Antigua in the wake of last week’s murder

Star Clippers announced today that is dropping calls in Antigua in the wake of last week’s murder of one of its passengers on the island. The sailing ship line says it will substitute the Caribbean island of Nevis on upcoming itineraries of the 227-passenger Royal Clipper. The ship normally calls in Antigua every two weeks. “Star Clippers has called at Antigua for many years without incident, and with its long sailing and yacht history, the island has …

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New tour operator offers small ships cruises in Latin America

My Exclusive Journeys, the new tour operator that prides itself on a very high level of customer service, is offering a variety of journeys featuring small ship cruises in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru, with pre/post extensions in various cities.  The ships, which range from seven to 64 cabins, also vary in accommodation and amenity levels. Some are small and casual, just right for a family charter, while others are larger and much more luxurious—one even …

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Star Clippers drops Antigua

Star Clippers will drop Antigua as a port of call on five remaining Royal Clipper itineraries through April 10, after a passenger was attacked and killed there on Jan. 19. The line will substitute Nevis for the scheduled stop at Antigua. “Star Clippers has called at Antigua for many years without incident, and with its long sailing and yacht history, the island has always been a popular destination with our guests,” Star Clippers CEO Mikael Krafft said …

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