COURTESY Seabourn: SEATTLE, November 21, 2022 – Seabourn, the leader in ultra-luxury ocean and expedition travel, reached another milestone with Seabourn Venture making its first-ever visit to Antarctica. The line’s first purpose-built expedition ship, Seabourn Venture marked the inaugural voyage to the “Great White Continent” with the official naming ceremony on Sunday, November 20, 2022, when the ship came to a stop in the fast ice of the Weddell Sea, part of the Southern Ocean. Seabourn Venture’s …

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Norwegian Prima Inaugural Debut ~Rave Review

After much fanfare, including a star-studded naming ceremony Aug. 27 in Reykjavik, Iceland, headed by the ship’s godmother, singer Katy Perry, Norwegian’s newest and most opulent ship, Norwegian Prima, made her inaugural debut in Miami this month. Ten years in the planning and building, Norwegian Prima is the first of what will be six Norwegian Prima-class ships. While not the largest ship NCL has ever built, it is no doubt the grandest, at least according to the …

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Azamara’s New 2024, 2025 Itineraries Sailing the Tropics and Exotics: Invitation To Pre-Book Special Voyages~For Our Treasured Guests

~44 new itineraries visiting Africa, The Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe~ Azamara – the upmarket cruise line and leader in Destination Immersion® experiences – is pleased to announce 44 new voyages for Winter 2024/2025 spanning the four corners of the world with Azamara Quest® sailing South Africa, Azamara Journey® cruising along South America, Azamara Pursuit® visiting Asia and Australia, and Azamara Onward embarking on the 2025 World Voyage. Travelers can fully immerse themselves in each destination with …

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Welcome Aboard Swan Hellenic’s Chic New Expedition Ship SH Vega

I was invited aboard Swan Hellenic’s newest ship, SH Vega, for a short cruise from Halifax to Boston. It was a great opportunity to explore the ship and meet the expedition leaders and senior company executives. Greeted by smiling crew members offering champagne and assistance to get registered and find my stateroom, I immediately felt at home in this swanky and stylish floating boutique hotel. SH Minerva and SH Vega, two new 5-star Polar Code PC 5 …

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Sailing Southampton, England to Lisbon, Portugal on Azamara Quest

Southampton, boarding the Azamara Quest – Tuesday, August 30, 2022 Arrival Today we joined the Azamara Quest in Southampton, England. As a reader, your primary interest is the shipboard experience. I’ll skip over the details of getting to the ship from London. It all went smoothly. The Azamara Quest was docked at the City Pier. (Southampton has more than one pier.). The taxi driver knew where it was. Although Azamara talks about their ships being smaller, it’s …

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Off again, with some new accessories in tow ~ to Windstar’s Wind Surf to cruise the Adriatic seacoast

Today I have been excited all day. Mainly because I am finishing packing for a trip to Europe leaving tomorrow for a Med cruise! While I have been on several cruises since covid, they have taken me only as far as the Caribbean, Mexico and Bermuda. This will be the first time that I’ve been back to Europe since the covid shutdown in March 2020 and my life has changed considerably since then. The biggest change is …

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Explora Journeys Introduces Its Complete Culinary and Beverage Offerings Aboard EXPLORA I

When Gianluigi Aponte met Rafaela Diamant Pinas, an empire began. For those of us who love a great romance, you can’t do much better than this. Ship Captain Gianluigi Aponte met a passenger aboard one of his sailings. Her name was Rafaela Diamant Pinas. Just another shipboard romance?  Hardly! The Neapolitan sailor and his Swiss bride went on to create the largest privately owned cruise ship company in the world. MSC Cruises consists of 16 cruise ships …

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CDC Drops Cruise Travel Health Notice

COURTESY CRUISE INDUSTRY NEWS: March 30, 2022 – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has dropped its cruise health travel notice on Wednesday after two years of essentially telling Americans not to take a cruise. Dropping the notice is key for the industry as the CDC is no longer warning the industry’s largest source market (United States) not to cruise. The CDC has previously been lowering its cruise ship travel warning, going from Level …

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People Helping People … Let’s Promote Small Businesses

In an uncertain time, we know one thing is true: We all have the power to help others. In this spirit, check out this page we’ve added to All Things Cruise: People Helping People. Thank you for visiting us and these small businesses at this time!    

SeaDream’s Ultimate Luxury Travel Experience~Would you like to see what a $10 million investment looks like?

SeaDream is committed to delivering the ultimate luxury travel experience. Recently SeaDream invested more than $10 million modernizing its yachts with accommodations and amenities designed to meet discerning charter clients’ expectations of the ideal yachting voyage. Would you like to see what a $10 million investment looks like? About SeaDream / SeaDream Yacht Club SeaDream Yacht Club?launched with twin mega-yachts, SeaDream I and SeaDream II, and has achieved the industry’s highest accolades. “It’s Yachting, Not Cruising” defines …

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