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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Special Request, Regarding a Friend in Haiti

I personally know someone in Haiti who needs help. Danita manages an orphanage, school and church plus feeds many others who are in need in Haiti. It’s called Danita’s Children, Hope for Haiti Children’s Center. Many of my friends have visited Danita’s orphanage in Haiti to help with construction, cleaning, cooking, sewing, taking generators and much more from the USA. I would like to share her story with you. Danita was a model who felt there was …

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Free business air on RSSC in Russia and Scandinavia

Discover Scandinavia, Russia and the Baltic this summer and in addition to  all-inclusive amenities, for a limited time enjoy 2-for-1 Fares on Regent Seven Seas Cruise Lines.  Also included are airfare and unlimited complimentary shore excursions, plus savings of up to $1,000 per person. All Scandinavian and Russian itineraries also feature special business class air upgrades, ensuring you arrive rested and relaxed. It’s all yours to discover aboard the 700-guest, all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas Voyager. This offer …

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NCL partners with Nickelodeon to offer special children’s programming on two of its ships

Norwegian Cruise Line today announced a new partnership with Nickelodeon in which select Norwegian ships will feature Nickelodeon-themed family entertainment and programming all year long. Beginning in April on Norwegian Jewel and this summer on Norwegian Epic, Nickelodeon and Norwegian experiences for the entire family will include: character meet and greets; interactive game shows; and more. The three-year partnership also includes select specialty Nickelodeon-themed cruises each year, featuring Nickelodeon TV stars, show premieres and continuous themed-entertainment on …

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Viking River Cruises offers a number of spring sales

For a vacation that offers the opportunity to engage with a new culture, see new sights everyday and experience all of the comfort and ease of a “floating hotel” more travelers are turning to river cruising. With the cruising industry’s busiest booking period quickly approaching at the start of the New Year, Viking River Cruises is pleased to announce its suite of upcoming discounts for cruises and cruisetours in Europe, Russia, Egypt and China and highlight the …

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Star Clippers pulling ship from Asia due to increased piracy in region

Star Clippers announced that its tall ship in Asia will relocate to the Caribbean for the 2010 winter season due to increased piracy in the Far East. Following its summer sailings in the Eastern Mediterranean, Star Clipper will reposition to St. Maarten in November for seven-night roundtrip cruises. The company has deployed a ship to the Far East during the winter for more than a decade. The Far East itineraries, featuring Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, have been …

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Norwegian Star sailing to Vancouver to become a ‘hotel’ for the Winter Olympics

Norwegian Star is sailing next month to its ultimate port of call — the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

After a four-night repositioning cruise from Los Angeles, the Star will be berthed in Vancouver where it will become a four-star hotel throughout the Games.

Newwest Special Projects, an Edmonton-based company, has partnered with Norwegian Cruise Lines to dock the deluxe cruise ship at Vancouver Wharves near the Lions Gate Bridge. That’s just 10 minutes from downtown and across from Stanley Park with a stunning view of the Coastal Mountains and the city.

Businessperson Dennis Laliberte helped to boost the options for accommodation at the Games by chartering the ship that becomes a 1,119-room floating hotel handling 2,240 guests.

Calling it the “largest hotel” in Vancouver during the Games, Laliberte said the ship will offer many of the usual enticements enjoyed while at sea.

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