Cruise and Maritime Voyages Announces the Acquisition of Two Vessels to Join the Brand’s Expanding Fleet

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (December 3, 2019) – Celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, Cruise and Maritime Voyages proudly announced the acquisition of two more cruise ships to join their expanding ocean fleet, increasing to eight cruise ships in 2021. CMV will take delivery of P&O Australia’s Pacific Dawn (tbr) and Pacific Aria (tbr) in Singapore on March 2, 2021, and May 2, 2021, respectively, increasing lower bed fleet capacity to 9000 berths and passenger capacity by 30 percent …

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CruiseCompete’s Cruise Podcast: Cosmetic Procedures at Sea (CruiseCompete Cruise Bite #6)

Tune In with CruiseCompete CEO Bob Levinstein to CruiseCompete Cruise Bite #6 podcast and find out about options at sea to focus on yourself with some quick, simple cosmetic procedures available on a cruise. One of the great aspects of a cruise vacation is it gives you time to focus on yourself. One of the ways you can do that is through some quick, simple cosmetic procedures at sea that can upgrade your look. Cruise lines continue …

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Carnival Cruise Line Kicks Off Winter Cruises From San Diego Aboard Carnival Miracle

Program Offers Wide Range of Cruise Durations and Ports, from Three-Day Weekend Getaways to Longer Length Adventures to Cabo San Lucas, Hawaii and the Panama Canal MIAMI (Dec. 2, 2019) – Carnival Cruise Line, the world’s largest cruise operator, returned to the Port of San Diego this weekend to launch a winter schedule of three- to 15-day voyages aboard Carnival Miracle, marking the line’s first departure from the port in seven years. The cruise schedule began yesterday …

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Norwegian Encore Takes a Bow

Fans of Norwegian’s brand of fun at sea will find more to love in the line’s newest ship, the Encore. The ship resembles sisters Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Bliss, and has kicked things up a few notches to create some features that are better and some, not so much. Dining For many cruisers (like me), dining options and dining quality are critical to a trip’s success. During a two-day ship visit prior to Encore’s inaugural, I sampled …

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How a Free TSA-Precheck Membership Can Help You Breeze Through Airport Security (CruiseCompete Cruise Bite #4 Podcast)

Tune In with CruiseCompete CEO Bob Levinstein to CruiseCompete Cruise Bite #4 podcast and find out about TSA-Precheck. No one enjoys waiting in line, especially as part of a long day of travel. Fortunately there is a very easy way to breeze through security at US airports. In this podcast, Bob tells you about a program called TSA Pre-Check and how to sign up for a five-year membership for free. Click here to tune in to the …

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A Culinary Journey Onboard Scenic Eclipse

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Boston & Vancouver, October 2019 – As Executive Chef for Scenic Eclipse, Tom Goetter has set himself the challenge to reinvent dining on the high seas, and that means ensuring his guests enjoy an ever-changing selection of flavors throughout their cruise. “We have a total of 2,500 recipes across our eight restaurants,” Goetter says. “You would need to be on board for one and a half months to eat every dish.” Dining on board Scenic Eclipse is …

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New Expedition Leaders Announced For Crystal Endeavor’s Bold Adventures, Ship to feature up to 22 expedition guides across various disciplines

MIAMI, October 14, 2019 – As the countdown to Crystal Endeavor’s August 2020 launch progresses, Crystal Expedition Cruises announced today that naturalists Boris Wise and Eva Molin Westerholm have joined the Crystal team as expedition leader and assistant expedition leader, respectively. The two are working with Crystal experts to build the team of expedition guides that comprises a comprehensive roster of subject matter experts relevant to the destinations Crystal Endeavor will explore. The expedition guides will share …

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Steel Cutting Ceremony Begins Countdown to New Cunard Ship – The yet unnamed ship will be the second largest to fly the Cunard flag

VALENCIA, Calif., October 11, 2019 – Today, luxury cruise line Cunard celebrated the beginning of construction on the line’s 249th ship with a steel cutting ceremony at Fincantieri’s Castellammare di Stabia Shipyard in Italy. The first piece of steel cut will be used as a sculpture displayed on the new ship for guests to enjoy and marks a landmark moment in the company’s 179-year history. The yet unnamed ship will be the second largest to fly the …

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Royal Caribbean Reveals Homeport And Name Of Fifth Oasis Class Ship … World’s Largest Cruise Ship to Sail from China

SHANGHAI, Oct. 10, 2019 – Excitement was in the air today as Royal Caribbean International announced the homeport and name of its fifth Oasis Class ship. The next ship to join the leading cruise line’s innovative lineup will be named Wonder of the Seas and set sail from Shanghai, China. The details were revealed by Royal Caribbean President and CEO Michael Bayley at a global cruise industry conference event held in Shanghai. Slated for a highly anticipated …

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