NCL charging only $99 for children on certain sailings if you book by May 31

Norwegian Cruise Line continues its six-week long Summer Blockbuster Event which features kids from $99 when booked as third through eight guests on select 2010 sailings for new reservations made now through May 31, 2010. In addition to reduced cruise fare, each child will receive a complimentary soda package, offering unlimited sodas, on new reservations made from May 3 through May 16, 2010. Kids will work up a thirst having fun on board Norwegian’s Freestyle Cruising ships …

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Uniworld River Cruises will introduce the River Antoinette on the Rhine River

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises will launch River Antoinette, the sister ship to the majestic River Beatrice, in March 2011 along the Rhine River. Using the same high quality décor and design standards as the River Beatrice, the new River Antoinette will be the premiere ship to sail the Rhine River on Uniworld’s popular Castles Along the Rhine itinerary. “With the great success of the River Beatrice sailing on the Enchanting Danube, one of Uniworld’s most popular itineraries, …

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Princess introduces new air program, giving passengers more control over their flights

Princess Cruises is introducing a completely re-designed, new generation air program giving passengers easy and full control of their flights and the ability to seamlessly coordinate them with their cruise itinerary. For the first time, Princess passengers will have access to real-time pricing and flight availability, immediate flight confirmation, competitive airfares, and something no major online air booking website offers – next port protection in the event of flight delays. The innovative Princess eZAir program provides passengers …

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European Waterways adds new ship to its barge fleet; will sail Italian waterways

European Waterways are pleased to announce that La Bella Vita, a luxury 20-passenger hotel barge, is joining their fleet this year to offer a very special cruise along some of Italy’s most charming waterways between Venice and the Renaissance city of Mantua. After she has been refitted to very exacting standards, La Bella Vita will embark on her inaugural voyage on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010. The special cruise route gives passengers the opportunity to enjoy the diverse …

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NCL announces two special Nickelodeon cruises for 2011

Norwegian Cruise Line and Nickelodeon today announced the dates and itineraries for the two 2011 “Nickelodeon All Access Cruises.” These special Nickelodeon-themed cruises will give guests exclusive access to a fun-filled, seven-day itinerary of Nickelodeon-themed entertainment all day, every day on board Norwegian Jewel from New York on February 20, 2011, and on the cruise line’s newest ship, Norwegian Epic, from Barcelona on July 24, 2011. “‘Nickelodeon All Access Cruises’ only on Norwegian Cruise Line will provide …

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Savvy singles: Seven sailings on the Paul Gauguin with no supplement

No ring, no worries! Now there’s good news for single travelers – Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest rated and longest continually-sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, is waiving single supplement fees for seven spring sailings, making it more affordable than ever to sail solo. “Single” has never been a popular term, especially when referring to “single supplement” fees on cruises, forcing those who prefer single staterooms to pay significantly …

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Sceptre Tours offers a special France package featuring river cruising

For those wanting to experience France in a  luxurious yet affordable manner, Sceptre Tours is offering a Burgundy & Provence/Paris to Nice river cruise and land package that is an elegant and leisurely way to experience the country from about $300 per day including most meals and sightseeing. Travelers will see France at its scenic best on this charming getaway. Guided sightseeing acquaints participants with vibrant Paris and jet-set Nice, the “Queen of the Riviera.” And then …

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Charm and Natural Beauty Abounds in Canada and New England Cruise Region

Princess Cruises will launch its largest Canada & New England program ever in 2011, with a 30 percent increase in capacity over the previous season.  These summer cruises will sail between the line’s Caribbean sailings from New York, offering a selection of summer destinations from the “Big Apple.” Sailings open for booking May 6, 2010. Sailings depart on May 8, May 26, June 4, July 1, July 10, and July 28.  The ship will also feature one …

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Windstar to feature Tuscan cooking on its Sept. 5 voyage

Windstar Cruises offers guests the opportunity to learn about Tuscan cooking from Volterra’s Chef Don Curtiss and Michelle Quisenberry on Wind Surf’s September 5, 2010, Rome to Venice voyage. Windstar’s Signature Collection Host Series features distinguished guests throughout the 2010 season, including Curtiss and Quisenberry. The duo will discuss Tuscan cooking during a lecture and question and answer session and also conduct a cooking demonstration. When the ship is in Kotor, Montenegro, Curtiss and Quisenberry will host …

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Princess runs special sale on worldwide cruises through May 31

Princess Cruises has launched a new “World of Savings” promotion that offers customers significant discounts on select 2010 voyages to many of the line’s worldwide destinations, including cruises to Asia & Africa, Canada & New England, the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii & the South Pacific and the Panama Canal. The promotion runs through May 31 and features savings of up to $1,000 per couple off Launch Fares. Examples of World of Savings starting fares include: Asia & Africa …

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