AARP announced new partnership and discounts with MSC Cruises

AARP and MSC Cruises today announced a new relationship giving AARP’s nearly 40 million members access to a discount and other great benefits on Caribbean, Mediterranean, Northern European and transatlantic cruises. Exclusive pricing reflects a $50 per person/$100 per stateroom discount off the price of MSC Cruises’ Early Booking rates and up to a two-category upgrade. AARP member rates and upgrades can be combined with MSC’s Kids Sail Free promotion (kids traveling with two adults in same …

Read moreAARP announced new partnership and discounts with MSC Cruises

Good deal for singles from MSC Cruises

Listen up, single cruisers. Here is a deal for you: Single travelers can experience the beauty and tranquility of the Caribbean with special rates for MSC Cruises’ 7-night sailings on the new MSC Poesia. Single guests can book an interior, oceanview, or balcony stateroom for one on select MSC Cruises’ 2009-10 Caribbean itineraries with rates starting at $649. This limited-time offer expires on January 31, 2010. This special single promotion offer is applicable for Categories 1, 4, …

Read moreGood deal for singles from MSC Cruises

Royal Princess being moved to P&O fleet, thus spring itineraries change

One of the small ships of Princess Cruises, the 710-passenger Royal Princess, will depart the line’s fleet in spring 2011, transferring to sister company P&O Cruises in the U.K. The ship will be renamed Adonia. As a result, five sailings in April and May will be cancelled, and in place of these a 26-day South Pacific and Andes Explorer cruise will be offered prior to the transfer. The ship’s 2010 cruise program includes sailings to the Amazon, …

Read moreRoyal Princess being moved to P&O fleet, thus spring itineraries change

Viking’s end-of-year sale ends Dec. 18…check it out!

Viking River Cruises is reminding guests that its current 2010 Early Booking Discount expires on Dec. 18. The offer, which includes 2-for-1 cruise pricing plus up to 2-for-1 roundtrip international air plus complimentary wine with dinner, has been quite popular. Therefore,  there is limited availability on select itineraries, departure dates and stateroom categories. “Now, more than ever, people are seeking solid value for their travel dollars,” said Richard Marnell, Viking’s senior vice president of marketing. “So this …

Read moreViking’s end-of-year sale ends Dec. 18…check it out!

Norwegian Gem returns to New York for winter cruise season

On Saturday, the Big Apple welcomes back Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest Freestyle Cruising ship, as she returns for the winter cruise season, sailing seven-day Bahamas & Florida and 10-day Eastern Caribbean cruises direct from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal in the heart of New York City. Beginning Saturday, Dec. 12, the 2,380-passenger Norwegian Gem will set sail on the first of 10 seven-day Bahamas & Florida cruises with stops in Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida; Great Stirrup …

Read moreNorwegian Gem returns to New York for winter cruise season

Silversea announces inaugural world cruise for the Silver Spirit in 2011

In 2011, for the very first time, Silversea’s new Silver Spirit will embark on a full World Cruise traversing both hemispheres. This grandest of voyages, appropriately themed “Spirit of Discovery,” begins in Los Angeles on January 19, when Silver Spirit is set to welcome no more than 540 privileged guests for a 119-day odyssey exploring 60 destinations in 25 countries — with 11 overnight port visits — before concluding in Southampton on May 19. Along the journey, …

Read moreSilversea announces inaugural world cruise for the Silver Spirit in 2011

HAL is adding a high-end new lounge called Mix to five of its ships

As part of  ongoing  enhancements, Holland America Line will install five Microsoft® Surface® units in Mix, its newest lounge venue with three specialty bars – Martinis, Champagne, and Spirits & Ales.  Already in full operation on ms Veendam, Mix and Surface units will be completed on ms Rotterdam by mid-December, followed by three additional ships. An exciting new entertainment space, Mix is a destination lounge where guests can meet and mingle throughout the day and night.  Mix …

Read moreHAL is adding a high-end new lounge called Mix to five of its ships

Windstar features president of Cuvaison Estate Wines

Windstar Cruises offers guests a unique opportunity to travel with Jay Schuppert, president of Cuvaison Estate Wines, on a Mediterranean sailing aboard Wind Surf departing April 4, 2010, from Lisbon, Portugal. Windstar’s Signature Collection Host Series features distinguished guests and lecturers throughout the 2010 season, including Schuppert who will host a wine lecture and wine tastings. Prior to Cuvaison, Schuppert was with Kendall Jackson, San Francisco-based Southern Wine and Spirits Distributors and was Executive Chef of the …

Read moreWindstar features president of Cuvaison Estate Wines

Silversea’s 2011 voyages are now for sale and the Prince Albert will begin accepting reservations soon

Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises is pleased to announce all voyages for 2011 are now open for sale and complete day-by-day itineraries are available at www.silversea.com. In the next few weeks, reservations will also open for the expedition ship Prince Albert II. In 2011, the company’s quintet of elegant all-suite ships, Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper and the new Silver Spirit, will offer 170 diverse itineraries, visiting over 335 ports in more than 100 countries and …

Read moreSilversea’s 2011 voyages are now for sale and the Prince Albert will begin accepting reservations soon

Oasis of the Seas debuts…she is big and bodacious!

By Marcia Levin Special to AllThingsCruise.com Nov. 23, 2009 — Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas is true to its pre-inaugural hype. It’s big and bodacious, absolutely brilliant in design and looks darn good in the process! CEO and president Richard Fain told reporters aboard a November inaugural sailing of the new 5,400-passenger ship that it is “one-third familiar, one-third evolutionary and one-third revolutionary.” Familiar touches include the Royal Promenade – an enhanced area of shops …

Read moreOasis of the Seas debuts…she is big and bodacious!

CLOSE
CLOSE