Your Own Private Island for The Day

NCL has owned a private island since 1977 when it became the first cruise line to offer an uninhabited tropical island experience exclusively for its guests. Great Stirrup Cay offers magnificent white sand beaches, majestic palms and calm, pristine waters where an abundance of colorful marine life inhabits the surrounding coral reefs. Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Pearl regularly call on Great Stirrup Cay throughout the year. Now, Norwegian Cruise Line Plans to Significantly …

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French Country Waterways gives anniversary discounts every fifth celebration

Quinquennial wedding anniversaries are those that take place every fifth year — and French Country Waterways is continuing its tradition of celebrating those milestones with savings that match the anniversary. So, if this is the year of the 5th, 10th, 15th, all the way up to the big Golden (50th) Anniversary, then the celebrating couple can save the same amount (5%, 10%, 15%…50%) off the price of the seven-day luxury sailings. A festive dinner will mark the …

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Voyages of Discovery expands it inside/outside sale to its South America program

Voyages of Discovery has expanded its Summer 2010 Book Inside ~ Sail Outside promotion to include the recently announced Winter 2010/11 South America program. The Winter 2010/11 brochure will be released this week, and a customizable pdf of the brochure is available on the line’s website. mv Discovery will embark on its first-ever circumnavigation of South America in January 2011, with cruises and cruise combinations from 15 to 80 nights. Early Booking savings up to 38% are …

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Queen Mary 2 will be based in Australia for a month in 2012

Cunard Line has announced that  its majestic Queen Mary 2,will be based in Australia in 2012 for a history-making circumnavigation which will see her visit five states and the Northern Territory. The Queen Mary 2’s Royal Circumnavigation of Australia is a first for Cunard. The largest ship ever to visit Australia, Queen Mary 2 will call at eight Australian ports during her time Down Under including Sydney, Fremantle, Adelaide and the Whitsundays, as well as maiden visits …

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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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