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22 July 2014

Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be a guest speaker aboard Crystal Cruises' 13th March 2015 cruise as Crystal Serenity sails from Perth to Cape Town, where Tutu is Archbishop Emeritus.

Author: Scott Anderson

16 July 2014

On 15 July 2014, the steel cutting began for the construction of the brand new luxury cruise ship for Regent Seven Seas Cruises - Seven Seas Explorer.

Author: Scott Anderson

27 June 2014

The award-winning luxury cruise company Celebrity Cruises today announced a new partnership with leading food and recipe website, Great British Chefs. The campaign will showcase a variety of recipes and ingredients from a number of global destinations, all inspired by cities, towns and harbours on offer from a Celebrity Cruises' holiday.

Author: Scott Anderson

25 June 2014

After many months of planning and plenty of tastings by both chefs and executives, Oceania Cruises is proud to present their new Taste of the World dishes

Author: Scott Anderson

20 June 2014

AmaWaterways' AmaPrima has been declared the best river ship in Europe in the new Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe guide, published this month.

Author: Scott Anderson

16 June 2014

After a record 2013 cruise season, Stockholm is anticipating continued success this summer; with an estimated 274 international cruise ships heading to the city, carrying a total of around 470,000 passengers.

Author: Scott Anderson

03 June 2014

June 2014 see's the release of the newly published guide book to river cruising - Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe - written by Douglas Ward and his team. Douglas Ward travels up to 200 days each year aboard the world's ocean-going cruise ships and river boats. He is best known for Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships, the annual guide to ocean cruising.

Author: Scott Anderson

22 May 2014

Crystal cruises executive chefs have spent four years developing new innovative menus for Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. The redesign was led by Crystal Cruises' Vice President of Hotel Procurement and Food and Beverage Operations, Toni Neumeister, and will earn the luxury cr

Author: Scott Anderson

13 May 2014

After a two-year charter to German cruise operator Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Oceania Cruises has taken Insignia back to the fleet, complete with an extensive refurbishment.

Author: Scott Anderson

08 May 2014

Crystal Cruises guests can enjoy 11 days of professional Jazz music on board Crystal Serenity this November. Sailing on a new itinerary from Costa Rica to Miami, over 20 accomplished jazz musicians will be performing throughout the ship.

Author: Scott Anderson

06 May 2014

Crystal Cruises has just announced details of 6 new totally unique shore excursions for its guests to enjoy. These extremely limited-availability tours are not offered by any other cruise line and go beyond a traditional tourist experience and allow for deeper understanding of people and places that can only be gleaned from the perspectives of local, expert insiders.

Author: Scott Anderson

06 May 2014

We are very pleased to announce that after getting through the nomination process, The Luxury Cruise Company has been short-listed in the "Best Cruise Agent" category in this year's Cruise International Cruise Awards, so thank you all who nominated us.

Author: Scott Anderson

17 April 2014

Crystal Cruises is unveiling a new Game of Thrones themed Crystal Adventure shore excursion in the show's key filming locations in Northern Ireland.

Author: Scott Anderson

09 April 2014

Regent Seven Seas Mariner re-entered service yesterday after a multimillion dollar upgrade and refurbishment programme.

Author: Scott Anderson

27 March 2014

A third expedition ship, Silver Discoverer, officially joined the Silversea Expeditions fleet during a christening ceremony held today at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore.

Author: Scott Anderson

23 March 2014

Viking River Cruises sets a new world record! In a multi-phased event that was the first of its kind in history, Viking River Cruises far surpassed their own record set last year for the most ships ever christened at one time.

Author: Scott Anderson

17 March 2014

Regent Seven Seas Cruises will be debuting no less than eight new production shows aboard Seven Seas Voyager® and Seven Seas Mariner® over the coming months.

Author: Scott Anderson

12 March 2014

Luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises is introducing Ambassador Hostesses on select cruises, expanding its on board dancing programme.

Author: Scott Anderson

07 March 2014

Ultra luxury cruise operator Regent Seven Seas Cruises has revealed details of the planned 2014 refurbishment programme for its all-suite all-balcony ship Seven Seas Mariner®.

Author: Scott Anderson

25 February 2014

Celebrity Cruises will offer 261 destinations spanning 72 countries in their new 2015/16 cruise programme, sailing to all seven continents, and visiting new ports of call in Europe, Alaska and Asia.

Author: Scott Anderson

14 February 2014

Launching in April 2015, Celebrity Cruises are introducing a new Suite Class of accommodation on board their fleet of ships.

Author: Scott Anderson

03 February 2014

Compagnie du Ponant has announced a new addition to their fleet of ships, to be called LE LYRIAL. She will be a sister ship to the LE BORÉAL (2010), L'AUSTRAL (2011) and LE SOLÉAL (2013),and will fly the French flag on hr maiden cruise in April 2015.

Author: Scott Anderson

27 January 2014

Oceania Cruises has new itineraries, new culinary classes, a $50m refurbishment programme and a re-Christening in store for 2014, as well as a new art book and new facilities on board the line's five mid-sized luxury cruise ships.

Author: Scott Anderson

21 January 2014

Seabourn has announced the formal signing of a contract for construction of a new all-suite vessel, continuing the fleet modernization that the company began in 2009 with the launch of Seabourn Odyssey.

Author: Scott Anderson

21 January 2014

Crystal Cruises has announced the latest perk to its All Inclusive luxury cruise experience: free Wi-Fi for Crystal Society members, the line's "club" of repeat guests, starting this autumn.

Author: Scott Anderson

14 January 2014

Crystal's new "Bwindi Forest Gorilla Tracking Experience" is an ultimate bucket list trip - meet silverback mountain gorillas in the wild.

Author: Scott Anderson

02 December 2013

Oceania Cruises has announced a second 180-day cruise on board Insignia for the 2015 season. The 684-guest ship will embark on a 180-Day World Odyssey sailing round-trip from Miami July 8, 2015 - with reservations commencing on December 4.

Author: Scott Anderson

28 November 2013

Author: Scott Anderson

28 November 2013

Seabourn Cruises have been voted the Favourite Cruise Line 2013 in the Telegraph Travel Awards, held yesterday at The Shard in London.

 

 

Author: Scott Anderson

25 November 2013

Oceania Cruises has announced details of the largest refurbishment programme in the company's history. The award-winning trio of R-Class ships, Regatta, Insignia, and Nautica will undergo a combined $50 million dollar transformation during next year's second quarter.

Author: Scott Anderson

25 November 2013

Silversea Cruises' Silver Wind has just completed a comprehensive refurbishment during a two-week dry dock in Palermo, Italy this month.

Author: Scott Anderson

28 October 2013

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced that Seven Seas Voyager has emerged from her scheduled dry-dock with new interior decor and refreshed exterior decks.

Author: Scott Anderson

21 October 2013

Seabourn announced they have signed a letter of intent for the construction of a new ultra-luxury cruise ship with renowned ship builder Fincantieri, to be launched in 2016.

Author: Scott Anderson

17 October 2013

For a record 20th year, Condé Nast Traveler magazine readers have voted ultra-luxe Crystal Cruises the industry's "Best Cruise Line" (Midsize). Crystal's winning score of 94.4 is the company's highest since 2004, second highest ever, and highest overall score of all Small, Midsize, and Large-ship cruise lines.

Author: Scott Anderson

16 October 2013

Former MP Edwina Currie, broadcaster Sue MacGregor and author Kathy Reichs are just a few of the highly-esteemed enrichment speakers scheduled to appear onboard ultra-luxury Crystal Cruises next year.

Author: Scott Anderson

10 October 2013

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has launched its 2014-2015 Winter Collection featuring voyages to Asia, Africa, South America, South Pacific, Caribbean, Europe and Alaska. In total, the line's award-winning, all-suite vessels will sail 48 itineraries and 19 Grand Voyages to more than 200 destinations in 75 countries. The collection, which features voyages taking place from November 2014 thro

Author: Scott Anderson

01 October 2013

Silversea Cruises has launched its second expedition ship. Fresh from a major refurbishment, the 100-guest ship (formerly named Galapagos Explorer II) embarked September 28 on her first-ever voyage as Silver Galapagos.

Author: Scott Anderson

01 October 2013

 Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced today an expansion to its industry-leading, all-inclusive product by offering free Wi-Fi across its fleet. Beginning with the line's Winter 2014-2015 sailings, concierge-level and higher guests will receive up to 500 minutes of free Wi-Fi. 

Author: Scott Anderson

01 October 2013

Oceania Cruises has published The Oceania Cruises Art Collection, a comprehensive catalogue of the art and artists featured in its world-class collection onboard Marina and Riviera. More than 2,000 works adorn the line's award-winning mid-size ships.

Author: Scott Anderson

30 September 2013

 

Silversea 2015 Cruise Highlights - Among the highlights are 71 exciting new destinations, including the remote Pacific island some believe to be the final resting place of famed aviator Amelia Earhart

 

Author: Scott Anderson

24 September 2013

Crystal Cruises is giving its guests the chance to cuddle a Giant Panda, seek solitude at the Dalai Llama's summer palace, soak up the spirituality of Tibet's holiest sites or learn about Tibetan culture through song and dance.

Author: Scott Anderson

12 September 2013

In the new 2014 edition of Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships author Douglas Ward crowns Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Europa 2 the top-rated ship - the first new ship to claim the title in 14 years - knocking her older sister, Europa, off the pedestal.

Author: Scott Anderson

10 September 2013

Silversea cruises announced it will be adding an additional ship to its fleet - bringing the total to eight luxury vessels.

Author: Scott Anderson

06 September 2013

Viking River Cruises has ordered two more 190-passenger Longships - to be delivered in 2014. This will bring the total number of new river boats introduced by Viking over the past three years to an unprecedented...

Author: Scott Anderson

06 September 2013

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises are awarded 5 stars plus in the latest "Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships" for EUROPA and EUROPA 2

Author: Scott Anderson

14 August 2013

Crystal Cruises announced it is going to launch the cruise industry's first hypoallergenic staterooms called 'Deluxe PURE Staterooms' 

Author: Scott Anderson

09 August 2013

We are proud to introduce Oceania Cruises "Around the World in 180 Days", the ultimate expression of mankind's passion for exotic travel, diversity and discovery.

Author: Scott Anderson

09 August 2013

Oceania Cruises has announced that the award-winning R-Class ships Regatta, Insignia and Nautica, will undergo a major transformation in 2014 in the largest refurbishment programme in the company's 10 year history.

Author: Scott Anderson

08 August 2013

Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises, has promoted Margrith Ettlin to the position of captain, a first for the cruise line in its 20-year history.

Author: Scott Anderson

26 July 2013

Crystal Cruises has revealed its new portfolio of cruises for 2015 including winter and spring 2016.

Author: Scott Anderson

25 July 2013

Regent Seven Seas Cruises have announced they are to build the most luxurious cruise ship in the era of modern cruising; the new all-suite, all-balcony ship will be named Seven Seas Explorer and will launch in summer 2016.

Author: Scott Anderson

23 July 2013

Crystal Cruises has announced that it is expanding its cruise programme in China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Brunei in 2014.

Author: Scott Anderson

03 July 2013

Crystal Cruises is planning a magical winter wonderland holiday with a new Antarctica Christmas/New Year cruise. In addition to three days sailing Antarctic waters, the 21st December 2013 Buenos Aires-Valparaíso voyage onboard the award-winning Crystal Symphony sails through Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, the Falkland Islands, Drake Passage, Cape Horn and the Chilean Fjords, with mult

Author: Scott Anderson

03 July 2013

For a record 18th consecutive year, Crystal Cruises was voted the "World's Best Large-Ship Cruise Line" in the Travel + Leisure 2013 World's Best Awards readers' survey.  Recognized as a T+L Hall of Fame winner, Crystal is the only vacation experience - cruise line, hotel or resort - to have been voted #1 every year since the awards' inception.   Crystal Cruises' 2013 World's Best Score of 90.10 is one of the line's highest ever scores.

Author: Scott Anderson

27 June 2013

Extremely limited, uniquely produced and perfectly aged stouts, ales, blondes, and other artisan beers are debuting onboard Crystal Cruises' 2013 European cruises with a new Connoisseur beer menu.

Author: Scott Anderson

27 June 2013

Silversea Cruises has launched a complimentary service that provides streaming movies and live television news broadcasts to guests' mobile devices aboard Silver Cloud

Author: Scott Anderson

18 June 2013

Silver Whisper will embark a fantastic 115-day World Cruise when she leaves Los Angeles on 5 January 2015. During her world voyage, she will visit five continents, 30 countries and 50 destinations.

Author: Scott Anderson

14 June 2013

Crystal Cruises is planning on spending $17 million on its luxury cruise ship, Crystal Serenity. Due for refurbishment in November 2013 during a planned dry dock, the renovations include:-

 

Author: Scott Anderson

04 June 2013

After a three year absence, Crystal Cruises celebrated 'Golf Theme' cruises are returning to New England and Canada.  Whilst on Crystal Symphony, golfers can get tips from the golf pros on board, as well as playing at prestigious golf clubs whilst in port. Scheduled to accompany the golf cruise are golfing legend Billy Casper and PGA coach John Clark.

Author: Scott Anderson

31 May 2013

On 10th May, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises new luxury cruise ship, MS EUROPA 2, was officially christened in Hamburg by godmother Dana Schweiger.

Author: Scott Anderson

21 May 2013

Norway cruise experts Hurtigruten have introduce a brand new whale watching experience to their popular Classic Voyage North itinerary.

Author: Scott Anderson

17 May 2013

At a gala event held last night in Beverley Hills, Viking River Cruises announced further details about their new cruise line - Viking Oceans. 

Author: Scott Anderson

03 May 2013

Celebrity Cruises has announced a new entertainment partnership with '54 Below'

Author: Scott Anderson

30 April 2013

Mainstream cruise operator Royal Caribbean International recently announced the expansion of its partnership with the James Beard award-winning chef Michael Schwartz.

Author: Scott Anderson

30 April 2013

Tall ship cruising specialist Star Clippers have added four new dates to its Yoga and Meditation-themed voyages for this summer. 

Author: Scott Anderson

29 April 2013

Premium cruise operator Tauck are to launch two new riverboats in Europe in 2014, each of which will feature 57% more suites than existing vessels.

Author: Scott Anderson

29 April 2013

During a small ceremony at the STX Saint-Nazaire shipyard in France on Friday, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises officially took control of the Europa 2; the cruise operators newest and largest ship to date.

Author: Scott Anderson

26 April 2013

Award-winning luxury cruise operator Silversea have announced that two of Britain's top culinary personalities will host the operator's popular Culinary Arts voyages later this year.

Author: Scott Anderson

26 April 2013

French cruise-operator Compagnie du Ponant are to operate a voyage from Greenland to Quebec which will hopefully include a viewing of the Northern Lights.

Author: Scott Anderson

25 April 2013

This summer, renowned Celebrity Chef Cat Cora will demonstrate how to create her favourite dishes as part of Holland America Line's Culinary Arts Centre, which is presented in conjunction with the Food & Wine magazine.

Author: Scott Anderson

25 April 2013

This month, the French luxury cruise operator Compagnie du Ponant celebrate twenty-five years of success, after the company was founded by two young merchant marine officers in April 1988.

Author: Scott Anderson

24 April 2013

Poised to set sail on her maiden voyage next month, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' newest cruise ship Europa 2 is to feature several dining venues. We invite you to learn more about them here.

Author: Scott Anderson

24 April 2013

Avalon Waterways are to increase the number of special interest cruises that they currently offer by more than 30% in 2014. The river-cruise operator are to add themes including beer tasting, golf, wellness and history.

Author: Scott Anderson

24 April 2013

Ultra-luxury cruise operator Crystal Cruises are to offer more than sixty culinary-themed shore excursions in Europe this year.

Author: Scott Anderson

23 April 2013

Effective from the first sailings in 2014, luxury cruise operator Crystal Cruises will prohibit smoking in all indoor areas, with the exception of the Connoisseur Club's smoking lounge. Outside smoking will only be allowed in a limited number of spaces.

Author: Scott Anderson

23 April 2013

Star Pride is to be the new name for the Seabourn Pride when it begins sailing for Windstar Cruises in May 2014.

Author: Scott Anderson

23 April 2013

Yesterday, luxury cruise operators Holland America Line and Seabourn announced the renewal of their partnership with the Marine Conservation Institute.

Author: Scott Anderson

23 April 2013

Holland America Line have marked their 140th anniversary with the official christening of a signature tulip.

Author: Scott Anderson

23 April 2013

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic recently announced that three inaugural voyages aboard the Orion are set to take place within the South Pacific in March next year.

Author: Scott Anderson

22 April 2013

River cruise operator AmaWaterways have announced the release of its new 2014 Africa Safari and Wildlife Cruise brochure.

Author: Scott Anderson

19 April 2013

Ultra-luxury cruise operator Seabourn are to add four Penthouse Spa Suites to three of its newer cruise ships.

Author: Scott Anderson

19 April 2013

Luxury cruise operator Silversea are to offer eleven wine-themed voyages this year, each of which is set to feature a wine expert and include wine tastings and lectures. 

Author: Scott Anderson

19 April 2013

Ultra-luxury cruise operator Crystal Cruises are to host a guest speaker line-up this year that will include the former president of Switzerland, a NASA lead flight controller for the Apollo missions and a general who once held the highest ranking for an intelligence officer in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Author: Scott Anderson

19 April 2013

European Waterways are proud to announce a series of luxury barge cruises within the Champagne region of France.

 

Author: Scott Anderson

18 April 2013

Expedition cruise operator Hurtigruten pride themselves in bringing guests closer to the local communities in a variety of destinations and now anyone visiting Greenland this summer will be accompanied by a local artist.

Author: Scott Anderson

18 April 2013

Sydney's brand new White Bay Cruise Terminal is set to officially open this Friday.

 

Author: Scott Anderson

17 April 2013

Premium river-cruise operator Avalon Waterways are to offer river cruises in Peru and along the Amazon, Yarapa, Yanalipa and Ucayali rivers in 2014.

Author: Scott Anderson

17 April 2013

Ultra luxury cruise operator Crystal Cruises are to offer new religious shore excursions in Europe this year.

 

Author: Scott Anderson

17 April 2013

Premium cruise operator Celebrity Cruises  are currently renovating the mid-sized Celebrity Constellation and are adding more Solstice class-inspired features to the vessel.

Author: Scott Anderson

16 April 2013

Premium cruise operator Princess Cruises recently announced an expansion to its Captain's Circle loyalty program with the addition of a new membership category - the Medallion level.

Author: Scott Anderson

16 April 2013

Premium cruise operator Holland America Line are to offer a 113-day world voyage in 2014 aboard the MS Amsterdam.

Author: Scott Anderson

15 April 2013

Premium cruise operator Princess Cruises recently announced that their newest vessel, Royal Princess, is to offer a wide selection of casual eateries, in addition to more traditional dining options.

Author: Scott Anderson

15 April 2013

In 2014, luxury-river-cruise operator Avalon Waterways are set to offer more suites than staterooms on its European river cruises that are operated aboard eight "Suite Ships". 

Author: Scott Anderson

12 April 2013

Premium cruise operator Princess Cruises have announced that they plan to offer a series of Caribbean voyages from Fort Lauderdale in Summer 2014.

Author: Scott Anderson

12 April 2013

Ultra-luxury cruise operator Crystal Cruises have unveiled a new itinerary and have released more than fifteen new Crystal Adventures for its 2013 North Cape Cruise.

Author: Scott Anderson

12 April 2013

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises have just announced the godmother for their newest ship, Europa 2.

Author: Scott Anderson

11 April 2013

The upscale French cruise line Compagnie du Ponant are set to realase their new winter 2013-14 brochure in the next few days, which features an array of six to seventeen night itineraries to Asia, Antarctica, Africa, the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

Author: Scott Anderson

10 April 2013

European Waterways are to offer an array of exciting and culturally-rich excursions on it luxury hotel barge vessels within England and Scotland for the 2013 season.

Author: Scott Anderson

10 April 2013

Windstar Cruises are to enhance their luxury small-ship cruising experience by offering two new packages to its Signature Sailings, the company's unique collection of themed cruise and land experiences.

Author: Scott Anderson

10 April 2013

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' newest cruise ship, Europa 2, is currently nearing completion at the STX shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France and the luxury ship is to offer an entertainment programme that is second to none.

Author: Scott Anderson

10 April 2013

Luxury cruise-operator Oceania Cruises recently announced the line-up for their "Signature Sailings" in 2013, which includes voyages with wine, culinary and travel experts in addition to renowned jazz artists.

Author: Scott Anderson

05 April 2013

Ultra-luxury cruise operator Seabourn have recently expanded the dining menus in The Restaurant aboard the cruise line's fleet of luxury ships.

Author: Scott Anderson

05 April 2013

Premium cruise operator Celebrity Cruises are to operate six ships in the Caribbean during the winter of 2014-15 from the ports of Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

Author: Scott Anderson

05 April 2013

River cruise operator European Waterways are to offer guests the experience to visit Highclere Castle, where the TV series "Downton Abbey" is filmed as an excursion on its British Isles voyages.

Author: Scott Anderson

04 April 2013

Premium cruise operator Celebrity Cruises have added a variety of pre-selected shore excursions to their popular "123go!" promotion for European sailings aboard the Celebrity Eclipse and Celebrity Infinity.

Author: Scott Anderson

03 April 2013

Premium cruise operator Holland America Line have recently announced their return to Australia and New Zealand for the 2013-14 cruising season. 

Author: Scott Anderson

03 April 2013

Ultra-luxury cruise operator Crystal Cruises are to return to Bruges and Amsterdam this summer for the first time in several years during a new seven-night voyage from London.

Author: Scott Anderson

02 April 2013

Award-winning Napa Valley vintners Bo and Heidi Barrett and multiple Michelin-star chef Nobu Matsuhisa will each host one of Crystal Cruises' 2013 Ultimate Vintage Room Dinners, all for the very first time.

Author: Scott Anderson

02 April 2013

Ultra-luxury cruise operator Crystal Cruises have added more than a dozen new itineraries to its popular "Sole Occupancy" savings promotion for 2013, which offers some of the lowest single supplements within the luxury cruise industry.

Author: Scott Anderson

28 March 2013

Cunard Line's flagship Queen Mary 2 will mark a major milestone later this year as she sets sail on her 200th Transatlantic Crossing since entering service in 2004.

Author: Scott Anderson

28 March 2013

Paul Gauguin Cruises are to offer Jean-Michel Cousteau's  "Ambassadors of the Environment" youth program on a complimentary basis during select voyages this summer, saving over $299 per child.

Author: Scott Anderson

27 March 2013

Today Royal Caribbean International announced that the one of the largest cruise ships in the world, Oasis of the Seas, will visit the port of Southampton in Autumn 2014.

Author: Scott Anderson

27 March 2013

Ultra-luxury cruise operator Silversea have recently announced the line-up for the expedition leaders that are to feature aboard the lines signature "Silversea Expeditions" in 2013. 

Author: Scott Anderson

26 March 2013

Premium cruise operator Celebrity Cruises have recently announced a partnership with SPE Certified in order to expand its healthy dining options onboard their fleet of modern luxury cruise ships.

Author: Scott Anderson

26 March 2013

Ultra-luxury cruise operator Silversea have released an innovative new application to promote its expedition cruises aboard the Silver Explorer and the new Silver Galapagos.

Author: Scott Anderson

25 March 2013

Luxury cruise operator Oceania Cruises are to offer guests unlimited, free internet access on ten sailings during 2013.

 

Author: Scott Anderson

25 March 2013

Premium cruise operator Celebrity Cruises are to feature six ships in Europe during their sailing season in 2014 and are to introduce a series of seven-night voyages, a first for the cruise line in the region.

Author: Scott Anderson

25 March 2013

Ultra-luxury cruise operator Crystal Cruises are to offer three, complimentary volunteer and tourism opportunities, along with a dozen new shore excursions during the lines unique Pacific Coastal voyage later this year.

Author: Scott Anderson

25 March 2013

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises are pleased to announce the arrival of its 2014 international brochure for voyages aboard the Europa. 

Author: Scott Anderson

21 March 2013

Yesterday, Viking River Cruises set a world record with the christening of 10 new Viking Longships during a grand ceremony in Amsterdam.

Author: Scott Anderson

21 March 2013

Today, we are delighted to share with you a brief overview of Cunard Line's 2014 programme.

Author: Scott Anderson

21 March 2013

The bustling port of Southampton are preparing to welcome more that 24,000 passengers on a single day this summer.

Author: Scott Anderson

21 March 2013

The most-highest rated five-star cruise ship afloat, Europa from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is to host an operatic competition this summer.

Author: Scott Anderson

20 March 2013

Due to guest demand, ultra-luxury cruise operator Crystal Cruises are to introduce a new, flexible private option for exploring Europe, complete with their own car, driver and local guide.

Author: Scott Anderson

20 March 2013

Today, premium river-cruise operator Viking River Cruises are to christen 10 more, 190-passenger vessels, known as Viking Longships.

Author: Scott Anderson

20 March 2013

Premium cruise operator Holland America Line are to base seven ships in Alaska for the 2014 cruise season.

Author: Scott Anderson

19 March 2013

The renowned river-cruise operator European Waterways  have got a lot up their sleeve for the remainder of this year, including a series of refurbishments, new onboard facilities, itineraries and theme cruises.

 

 

Author: Scott Anderson

18 March 2013

There are just a few weeks left to take advantage of specially-reduced fares on sailings with the ultra-luxury Regent Seven Seas Cruises. 

 

Author: Scott Anderson

18 March 2013

Due to high demand and significant interest from past passengers and travel agents, premium cruise operator Celebrity Cruises have announced the return of their "123 Go!" promotion, which features three offers that allow guest to select what they value most from a cruise with Celebrity.

 

 

Author: Scott Anderson

18 March 2013

In response to growing trends within the cruise industry, luxury cruise operator Cunard Line are to make an adjustment to their advice regarding dress codes on less formal nights.

Author: Scott Anderson

15 March 2013

Today, premium cruise operator Princess Cruises began accepting reservations for its 2014 European season.

Author: Scott Anderson

14 March 2013

Royal Princess, the newest cruise ship in the acclaimed Princess Cruises fleet will home-port from Port Everglades in Florida during her winter cruising season in the Caribbean.

Author: Scott Anderson

14 March 2013

Award winning luxury cruise operator Silversea have announced a partnership with The Royal Geographic Society (and the Institute of British Geographers).

Author: Scott Anderson

14 March 2013

Amidst fireworks and a bit of pomp and circumstance, Cunard Line's Queen Elizabeth met Queen Mary in a historic Royal Rendezvous. 

Author: Scott Anderson

13 March 2013

Ultra-luxury cruise operator Silversea have introduced a variety of multi-day land excursions that are designed to complement Galapagos voyages aboard the Silver Galapagos luxury expedition ship.

Author: Scott Anderson

13 March 2013

The most famous cruise line in the world, Cunard have released details regarding their itineraries for 2014.

Author: Scott Anderson

13 March 2013

In figures released today by CruiseBritain, more than 100 cruise ships visited the UK in 2012, and brought in a record number of 723,000 passengers on day calls, which equates to a rise of 11 percent on previous years.

Author: Scott Anderson

13 March 2013

Due to popular demand, ultra-luxury cruise operator Crystal Cruises are to add seventeen voyages to their "Kids Sail Free" promotion. 

 

 

Author: Scott Anderson

13 March 2013

Popular actress Sharon Stone will serve as the godmother of the new 106-passenger vessel; AmaVida which is set to sail on a series of voyages through the beautiful Douro River Valley. on. 

Author: Scott Anderson

11 March 2013

The ultra-luxury cruise ship Crystal Serenity, operated by the acclaimed Crystal Cruises will be spending three consecutive days in St Petersburg on five summer sailings within the Baltic and Northern Europe.  

Author: Scott Anderson

11 March 2013

During a prestigious ceremony held in London last week, a variety of cruise features covering topics ranging from tours in the Caribbean and penguins in Antarctica were honoured at the 2013 Passenger Shipping Association (PSA) Cruise Journalism Awards.

Author: Scott Anderson

11 March 2013

The award-winning river-cruise operator AmaWaterways are proud to announce that Celebrity Chef Bob Blumer is to host the lines acclaimed "Gourmet Cruise" along the Douro River between October 22 and 29, 2013.

Author: Scott Anderson

11 March 2013

Premium cruise operator Celebrity Cruises have unveiled the next set of itineraries in "Celebrity's World Tour," which feature an array of seven-night voyages to Alaska aboard three of their luxurious cruise ships.

Author: Scott Anderson

06 March 2013

It was announced today that Orion Expedition Cruises would become part of the Lindblad Expedition portfolio, commencing March 2014.

Author: Scott Anderson

04 March 2013

 

Royal Clipper and Star Flyer have emerged from two-week dry docks, ready for their 2013 cruises.

Star Clippers flagship, Royal Clipper, received new carpeting in the main dining room and guest corridors along with new upholstery. The wood panelling in the ships public areas received a new coat of varnish, whilst passenger cabins received a bathroom makeover and

Author: Scott Anderson

27 February 2013

Yesterday, officials in San Francisco, California celebrated the completion of the first phase of construction on the city's new, purpose-built cruise terminal.

Author: Scott Anderson

27 February 2013

The ultra-luxury cruise operator Seabourn have just announced details regarding the lines summer season for 2014, of which features almost 100 departures to more than 150 European destinations on cruises ranging from seven to twenty-one days in length.

Author: Scott Anderson

27 February 2013

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' MS Europa will cruise along the east coast of the United States in October 2014, marking the first time in more than ten years that the luxury cruise ship has sailed in the waters. 

 

 

Author: Scott Anderson

26 February 2013

Award winning premium cruise operator Celebrity Cruises have announced a continuation of it partnership with Oz Clarke, a renowned wine expert who gave a series of guest lectures on select wine-voyages last year.

Author: Scott Anderson

26 February 2013

Award-winning cruise operator Voyages to Antiquity recently announced that they will be heading back to India and Southeast Asia for the 2013-14 winter season.

Author: Scott Anderson

25 February 2013

Tall ship sailing specialist Star Clippers have introduced a variety of food-themed cruises for the summer season, which will feature some of the top chefs and wine-experts in Europe.

 

 

Author: Scott Anderson

25 February 2013

A tug boat packed with pleasure seeker collided with the Queen Elizabeth cruise liner during an open day in CentrePort, New Zealand over the weekend.

Author: Scott Anderson

25 February 2013

On March 12, Cunard Line's Queen Elizabeth and the legendary Queen Mary will make history when they meet for the very first time in a Cunard Royal Rendezvous in Long Beach, California.

Author: Scott Anderson

22 February 2013

The Harbour Commission of Los Angeles have agreed to allow officials from the Port of Los Angeles to enter into negotiations with a collaboration of development companies in order to redevelop the 30-acre Ports O'Call Village. 

Author: Scott Anderson

22 February 2013

 

Earlier this week, Azamara Club Cruises released more details about their upcoming AzAmazing Evenings.

 

Author: Scott Anderson

21 February 2013

Earlier this week, Avalon Waterways announced that they have chosen the godmother who will christen their newest river-cruise vessel, the Avalon Illumination during a prestigious christening ceremony next year.


Author: Scott Anderson

20 February 2013

This year, Europe's largest hotel barge company, European Waterways are to offer a unique six-week voyage of a lifetime cruising along some of the continents greatest rivers.

Author: Scott Anderson

20 February 2013

Today the award-winning ultra-luxury cruise operator, Regent Seven Seas have unveiled their new guest documentation holder. 

Author: Scott Anderson

20 February 2013

Today Crystal Cruises announced that one of the world's greatest culinary artist,Chef Nobu Matsuhisa will be visiting the luxury cruise operator this summer to teach, mingle, dine and cook for guests.

Author: Scott Anderson

19 February 2013

Hebridean Island Cruises, operator of the world’s smallest luxury cruise vessel, Hebridean Princess, will be exhibiting at Buckingham Palace in the summer during the prestigious Coronation Festival.

Author: Scott Anderson

19 February 2013

Today, Windstar Cruises have announced that their parent company, Xanterra Parks & Resorts have reached an agreement with Seabourn to purchase three of their ships, Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Legend and Seabourn Spirit.

Author: Scott Anderson

18 February 2013

Tall ship sailing specialist Star Clippers recently announced a series of lectures on Mediterranean history  will take place on two special voyages this summer. 

Author: Scott Anderson

18 February 2013

When the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal opens in Hong Kong this June, the ¼ mile long facility will be able to handle some of the biggest cruise ships in the world today.

Author: Scott Anderson

15 February 2013

Launching this spring, the new 108-passenger AmaVida will set sail on a series of luxurious cruises along the famous Douro River Valley 

Author: Scott Anderson

14 February 2013

Today, the award-winning expedition and luxury cruise operator Paul Gauguin Cruises have announced details regarding their itineraries for 2014, which includes sailings in Europe and the Pacific. 

Author: Scott Anderson

14 February 2013

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises recently announced that several award-winning chefs will be joining the luxurious MS Europa later this year during the "EUROPA' s Best 2013" gastronomy event take place in Antwerp in June. 

Author: Scott Anderson

14 February 2013

In an industry-first, the ultra-luxury cruise operator Crystal Cruises are offering guests the opportunity to celebrate a private Sunday service at the remote Our Lady of Aparecida Chapel, situated at the base of the world-famous Christ the Redeemer statue

Author: Scott Anderson

13 February 2013

The award-winning luxury cruise operator Silversea are to feature a consultant to the popular drama series "Downton Abbey" aboard Silver Spirit later this year, as part of the lines signature enrichment program. 

Author: Scott Anderson

13 February 2013

Award-winning luxury cruise operator Regent Seven Seas Cruises have just unveiled their new Summer & Autumn 2014 collection, of which features more than sixty itineraries across the globe.

Author: Scott Anderson

13 February 2013

The award-winning luxury cruise operator Oceania Cruises have just unveiled their new collection of itineraries for Summer 2014. Featuring ninety voyages, ten new ports of call and an almost new line-up of itineraries, the lines five luxury vessels Riviera, Marina, Regatta, Insignia and Nautica will sail to more than 180 worldwide destinations.

 

 

Author: Scott Anderson

12 February 2013


The ultra-luxury cruise operator Seabourn have recruited experienced expedition staff to guide guests during the lines unique "Ultimate Antarctica and Patagonia" voyages. 

Author: Scott Anderson

11 February 2013

Guests sailing aboard the luxurious AmaLyra river-cruise ship will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with former MP, novelist and TV Presenter, Ann Widdecombe, when she embark on a week-long cruise along the famous Rhine. 

Author: Scott Anderson

11 February 2013

The popular Cruise International Awards will once again return this September and are expected to be bigger and better than ever before.  

Author: Scott Anderson

11 February 2013

The ultra-luxury cruise operator Crystal Cruises have reaffirmed their commitment to its signature You Care, We Care programme by offering opportunities for guest and crew to volunteer around the world whilst sailing aboard the Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony. 

 

 

Author: Scott Anderson

08 February 2013

This year, thee award-winning premium cruise line Celebrity Cruises are to reprise their indulgent, engaging and inviting "Excite the Senses" voyages. 

Author: Scott Anderson

07 February 2013

Earlier this week, the American Queen Steamboat Company announced a series of refurbishments and enhancements that are currently taking shape aboard the line's 436-passenger paddle wheeler.  

Author: Scott Anderson

05 February 2013

Award winning luxury cruise operator Crystal Cruises are set to host former NFL coach Don Shula and Hall of Fame fullback Larry Csonka on the Crystal Serenity's 10-day June 15 cruise from Copenhagen to Stockholm. 

Author: Scott Anderson

05 February 2013

Earlier this week, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced the launch of a new industry-wide initiative that has been designed to promote awareness of the industry's contributions to employment and conservation. 

Author: Scott Anderson

04 February 2013

Award winning tall-ship luxury cruise operator Star Clippers have compiled a list of their six favourite cruising experiences for the year, of which include an array of unique experiences aboard the majestic ocean-going tall ships.

Author: Scott Anderson

04 February 2013

Captain Mike Taylor, of the luxury-expedition vessel Orion has been presented with a Certificate of Appreciation and Anchor after responding to an emergency call from the authority and altered its course to rescue French sailor Alain Delord, whose yacht ran into trouble in the Southern Ocean.

Author: Scott Anderson

01 February 2013

Award-winning luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas Cruises recently released details of an unforgettable experience for the summer season. Combining a luxury voyage with a two-night pre-cruise stay in one of Italy's most charming cities and a trip to a world-famous operatic performance. 

Author: Scott Anderson

01 February 2013

Ultra-luxury cruise operator Crystal Cruises have just released a number of "Crystal Adventures" for its 2014 world cruise. 

Author: Scott Anderson

31 January 2013

This month, Holland America Line's very own private island of Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas celebrated its fifteenth anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, the premium cruise line has introduced a number of enhanced offerings and features.

Author: Scott Anderson

31 January 2013

Award winning ultra-luxury river-cruise operator Tauck recently announced that they will be welcoming two brand-new ships to their prestigious European riverboat fleet next year.

Author: Scott Anderson

31 January 2013

The Cruise Lines International Association, otherwise known as CLIA; who represent the cruise lines around the world have released figures showing that 20.3 million passengers took a cruise holiday in 2012.

Author: Scott Anderson

30 January 2013

Award winning luxury cruise operator Windstar Cruises recently announced that they will be returning to the tropical waters of the South Pacific in 2014.

Author: Scott Anderson

30 January 2013

This year, award winning expedition cruise operator Orion Expedition Cruises are to offer fifteen, ten-night voyages exploring Australia's Kimberley region.

Author: Scott Anderson

29 January 2013

Award-winning luxury cruise operator Oceania Cruises have recently refreshed their menus in the Grand Dining Room. The refreshed menus include the addition of eighty-five new offerings including three lobster dishes and ten pastas and risottos.

Author: Scott Anderson

29 January 2013

The ultra-luxury Crystal Symphony & Crystal Serenity from Crystal Cruises have been voted the 1st and 2nd best medium-sized cruise ships in the world by more than 28,000 readers of the award winning Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Scoring 94.5 and 94 respectively, the pair of luxury cruise ships g

Author: Scott Anderson

29 January 2013

Award winning expedition cruise operator Orion Expedition Cruises have announced a unique "Forgotten Islands" photography voyage where guests will have the opportunity to enhance their skills in some of the worlds most photogenic locations.

Author: Scott Anderson

28 January 2013

Award winning luxury river cruise line AmaWaterways has introduced four new itineraries in France and Portugal for 2013. These include cruising the Seine in the France for the very first time and returning to the Douro River in Portugal after an absence of almost two years, details of which are yet to be released. With the addition of the four new European itineraries, the line now

Author: Scott Anderson

28 January 2013

Award winning luxury-cruise line Oceania Cruises are currently celebrating their tenth anniversary with a series of special events happening aboard their luxury cruise ships throughout the year. In addition, the cruise operator has announced more details of their itineraries for the remainder of the year.

Author: Scott Anderson

28 January 2013

Tall ship cruising specialist Star Clippers are to offer a springtime yoga and meditation-themed cruise aboard Royal Clipper, under the tuition of acclaimed expert Raphella Rose, who has practised yoga for over sixteen years.

Author: Scott Anderson

28 January 2013

This Valentines Day, award winning river-cruise operator Viking River Cruises are offering the perfect trips for anyone who wants to surprise their partner with a romantic river cruise in 2013. Known for their prestigious beauty and illustrious history, Viking River Cruises suggest a voyage along the Danube of the Seine for the perfect gift for your loved one.

Author: Scott Anderson

28 January 2013

Premium cruise operator Holland America Line are to hold six themed "Dancing With The Stars: At Sea" cruises in 2013 and early 2014, where a host of celebrity and professional dancers will be appearing on select voyages. The six themed cruises will allow guests to meet the dancers, ask questions and take photos.

Author: Scott Anderson

25 January 2013

Award winning premium-luxury cruise operator Celebrity Cruises has announced a partnership with global lifestyle brand Zumba Fitness to offer guests a variety of its popular crazes as part of its award-winning "Celebrity Life" program.

Author: Scott Anderson

25 January 2013

Award winning luxury cruise line Silversea has announced ten exquisitely tailored "Grand Voyages" for this year, offering voyages between 34 and 54 days.

Author: Scott Anderson

24 January 2013

Award winning ultra-luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises are launching a new collection of exclusive shore side experiences known as "Boutique Adventures".

Author: Scott Anderson

24 January 2013

The expedition cruise ship, M/V Orion has arrived in Hobart, Australia on Tuesday morning after having made a diversion to rescue Alain Delord, a French solo-yachting sailor who ran into trouble in heavy seas.

Author: Scott Anderson

24 January 2013

Award winning Michelin-star chef Jason Atherton, who owns restaurants in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai, is to cook a unique four-course meal for guests aboard the Silver Shadow later this year.

Author: Scott Anderson

23 January 2013

From Marilyn Monroe to Jackie Gleason, luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises is busy planning a red carpet line up for the lines Film and Theatre voyage. Setting sail from New York on November 2nd, Crystal Symphony will visit ports including Charleston and Baltimore before making its maiden call into Jacksonville and calling at a few Caribbean

Author: Scott Anderson

23 January 2013

Earlier this month, luxury cruise line Oceania Cruises celebrated their tenth anniversary and announced a year-long celebration marketing this momentous occasion for the company.

Author: Scott Anderson

23 January 2013

Award winning premium cruise line, Celebrity Cruises recently announced that they have secured a unique licensing deal with Billboard, a popular music source to launch a series of innovative and modern music programs on board their stylish cruise ships (except the Celebrity Xpedition).

Author: Scott Anderson

23 January 2013

Last week, the Globe Travel Awards took place during a cold January evening at the JW Marriott Hotel near Hyde Park in London.

Author: Scott Anderson

23 January 2013

Luxury cruise operator, Crystal Cruises has announced new "Kids Sail Free" offers this summer in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. On four cruises in June and July, cruisers aged seventeen or under can travel for free when sharing a stateroom with two adults.

Author: Scott Anderson

23 January 2013

Popular discovery cruise line Swan Hellenic have released details of a twenty-one day voyage to Norway and the island of Spitsbergen on an Artic Circle cruise departing from the UK on July 4th 2013.

Author: Scott Anderson

23 January 2013

This year you can set sail with Larry Pimentel, the president of Azamara Club Cruises and his wife on one of two special "President's Voyages" offered by the cruise line.

Author: Scott Anderson

23 January 2013

This Sunday, Orion Expedition Cruises rescued a French sailor who had spent three days adrift in a life raft in the Southern Ocean, just off the coast of Tasmania.

Author: Scott Anderson

23 January 2013

For over forty years, the famous explorer, environmentalist, educator and film producer Jean-Michel Cousteau has dedicated himself to sharing his passion for our oceans. Now guests aboard the M/S Paul Gauguin have the opportunity to learn from the man himself aboard four special sailings.

Author: Scott Anderson

23 January 2013

This summer, award winning premium luxury cruise line Azamara Club Cruises will have both of its "boutique-sized" cruise ships sailing in Europe. 

Author: Scott Anderson

23 January 2013

This August, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will be offering a unique Northwest Passage voyage aboard the Hanseatic, which is the worlds only five star-rated expedition ship. Departing from Greenland on August 16 2013, the expedition ship will set sail on a twenty four day voyage cruising due north of the Arctic Circle before ending up in Nome, Alaska on September 9.

Author: Scott Anderson

22 January 2013

Earlier this month, the Azamara Journey emerged from an eight day dry-dock in Singapore where the luxury cruise vessel received a new "Azamara Blue" hull on the outside and refreshed public areas and staterooms on the inside...

Author: Scott Anderson

22 January 2013

Avalon Waterways have launched a number of worldwide river and ocean itineraries that include the Mississippi, the Nile and the Galapagos following the success of their European river cruise programme.

Author: Scott Anderson

22 January 2013

Celebrity Cruises have recently announced new Speciality Restaurant dining packages that allows guests to bundle their visits to the on-board speciality restaurants into one convenient price that represents up to a 31% discount when compared with the price of booking each speciality dining venue separately whilst on board.

Author: Scott Anderson

22 January 2013

Luxury cruise operator Seabourn recently launched a new concept for onboard enrichment and guest entertainment aboard their award winning all-suite cruise ships...

Author: Scott Anderson

22 January 2013

On fourteen voyages across the globe, acclaimed chef and culinary trainer, David Bilsland, who is a former instructor at the Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in London, will be hosting Silversea's exclusive "Relais and Chateaux L'Ecole des Chefs" interactive cooking school in 2013.

Author: Scott Anderson

22 January 2013

Following the dry dock of the 148 passenger Wind Spirit in December, the luxury cruise operator has completed its $18 million dollar fleet-wide renovation which has seen all of its sailing yachts renovated bow to stern, including the enhancement of public areas and staterooms

Author: Scott Anderson

21 January 2013

Earlier this week, an announcement was made that the former Cunard liner, Queen Elizabeth 2, is to be moved from her current home in Dubai to Asia. The legendary luxury liner is to be transformed into a floating hotel comprising of 500 guest rooms, a maritime museum, three Michelin-starred restaurants and a café/bar offering food and drink inspired from past QE2 menus.

Author: Scott Anderson

21 January 2013

Due to the success of Crystal Cruises' new shorter "getaway" cruises in 2012, the luxury cruise line has introduced 26 voyage options throughout Europe, departing between April and November of this year.

Author: Scott Anderson

21 January 2013

Luxury cruise line Silversea have recently announced the addition of eight shorter-cruise options in Europe, departing between March and June of this year, which are ideal for guests who are new to cruising and wish to enjoy the all-inclusive luxury cruise experience that Silversea are renowned for.

Author: Scott Anderson

06 December 2012

In the 2012 Cruise Critic Editors Picks awards, Regent Seven Seas Cruises has been named "Best for Luxury" Regent were selected to receive the award by a panel of judges, comprising of its international editors, who decided which cruise lines and ships they felt best represented excellence in 18 different categories.

Author: Scott Anderson

23 November 2012

Luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises has added extra dance hosts and additional dance instructors on its ‘Big Band and Ballroom' themed cruise featuring the Glenn Millar Orchestra.

Author: Scott Anderson

20 November 2012

European Waterways have introduced a new river barge to their expanding fleet of luxury hotel barges. The Clair de Lune will commence her cruises sailing on the Canal Du Midi from April to November 2013.

Author: Scott Anderson

07 November 2012

Silversea Cruises' Silver Cloud has emerged from a three-week dry dock in Palermo, Italy looking like new ship. Nearly every area of the ship has been refurbished or renovated, including all the suites, public spaces and dining venues, in order to introduce a fresh and contemporary new look.

Author: Scott Anderson

06 November 2012

The Passenger Shipping Association (PSA) has today released the latest UK cruise industry figures. They estimate that 1.72m Brits will take an ocean cruise this year, that's 20,000 more than the 1.7m carried in 2011.

Author: Scott Anderson

23 October 2012

Silversea have just announced the name of their new expedition ship - she will be christened Silver Galapagos.

Sailing the waters and islands of the Galapagos, the 100 passenger Silver Galapagos will sail two seven-day itineraries from Baltra Island. On board will be expedition guides, certified by the Galapagos National Park Service, who will escort the guest on the complimentary shore ex

Author: Scott Anderson

06 October 2012

Seabourn has announced the details of the Seabourn Sojourn 2014 World Cruise. Departing on 4 January 2014, the ship will visit 54 ports in 20 countries on her 116 day world cruise, before arriving in Venice on 1 May 2014.

Author: Scott Anderson

04 October 2012

Starting this November, ultra-luxury Silver Cloud will welcome guests to a stylishly renovated shipboard environment brimming with a host of new enhancements.

A major stem-to-stern refurbishment will take place this month, with most of the work being completed during a three-week dry dock at Fincantieri's shipyard in Palermo, Italy. Overseeing the design and construction elements of the project is renow

Author: Scott Anderson

25 September 2012

Silversea Cruises has revealed its new 2014 World Cruise itinerary - an epic journey lasting 113 days - from Los Angeles all the way to Barcelona. The Silversea World Cruise 2014 will set sail on Silver Whisper, departing LA on 6 January, and arriving into Barcelona on 30 April.

Author: Scott Anderson

07 September 2012

Silversea Cruises have seven Culinary Arts voyages featuring famous chefs and food experts from around the world. These food-themed cruises will demonstrate the skills of epicurean experts and chefs from some of the best restaurants in the world, including the chefs of Relais & Châteaux - the international association of charming properties and gourmet restaurants.

Author: Scott Anderson

15 August 2012

Crystal Cruises 2013 wine and food theme cruises commence in January on Crystal Symphony. Departing from Australia, they will visit New Zealand and Bali, on a "Koalas and Kiwis" itinerary followed by a "Reefs and Rainforest" voyage. Ports of call include:-

Author: Scott Anderson

25 July 2012

Crystal Cruises are introducing a new magic entertainment act onboard its two luxury cruise ships - Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity - by exclusive arrangement with Master Magician Rich Bloch featuring magicians from Hollywood's renowned private magicians' club, t

Author: Scott Anderson

11 July 2012

The Luxury Cruise Company is up for two Cruise International Awards 2012 - the Oscars of the cruising industry - to be held at the Soho Hotel in London on 12 September.

 

Author: Scott Anderson

10 July 2012

Crystal Cruises has yet again been voted as the 'World's Best Large-Ship Cruise Line' in the annual Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards. This is the 17th consecutive win for Crystal Cruises - a record in the reader-voted awards.

Author: Scott Anderson

10 July 2012

Just four months after the keel was laid on Hapag Lloyd Cruise's new ship Europa 2 - the hull touched water for the first time at a float out ceremony held at STX France in Saint-Nazaire on 6th July. Now begins the next construction phase - outfitting the steel hull and superstructure with cabins, public room and open decks

Author: Scott Anderson

02 July 2012

Oceania Cruises are heading back to sail in Alaskan waters in 2013. Their small luxury cruise ship - Regatta - will return next year with a choice of seven itineraries - including the Inside Passage, Hubbard Glacier and Tracy Arm Fjord.

Author: Scott Anderson

18 June 2012

Silversea Group has purchased Canodros S.A. and their expedition ship, Galapagos Explorer II.

Author: Scott Anderson

13 June 2012

Paul Gauguin Cruises has won another travel award - this time for social media. Earlier in the year it ran a campaign called "Meet Me in Tahiti" - a facebook micro site that gave visitors the opportunity to experience a virtual holiday in just five minutes - all from the comfort of their desk or home.

Author: Scott Anderson

13 June 2012

Oz Clarke, accompanied with his wine tasting partner Tom Forrest, will host a series of lectures and talks onboard Celebrity Cruises ship Celebrity Constellation on her 13 October 2012 sailing from the UK taking in France, Portugal and Spain.

Author: Scott Anderson

11 June 2012

The 2013 cruise season for Dover Cruise Port looks set to be another outstanding year as it expects to welcome 149 cruise calls, with some 250,000 passengers enjoying the facilities at the two terminals.

Author: Scott Anderson

08 June 2012

AmaWaterways have launched two new river cruise itineraries for 2013 - taking in the sights and sounds of France -  "Paris and Normandy" and "The Jewels of France". The new French river cruises sail on the Seine and Rhone rivers with ports of call including:-

Author: Scott Anderson

08 June 2012

Regent Sevens Seas Cruises ship Seven Seas Navigator has emerged from dry-dock complete with newly redecorated suites and a new Italian restaurant

Refurbishments include:-

Author: Scott Anderson

07 June 2012

A number of Crystal Symphony's public spaces will be remodelled and refurbished during the ships current dry dock, taking place at Germany's Blohm + Voss shipyard. The refurbishment is costing a reported US$15m and will take just 15 days - that's a US$1m a day!

Author: Scott Anderson

28 May 2012

Celebrity Cruises latest new ship - Celebrity Reflection - will feature an innovative meeting and conference room when she debuts on her maiden cruise in October 2012.

Author: Scott Anderson

21 May 2012

AmaWaterways launched its newest luxury river ship, the AmaCerto, in the Danube town of Vilshofen, Germany. The christening ceremony centred on the blessing of the ship by its Godmother, Christine Duffy, President of the Cruise Line International Association.

Author: Scott Anderson

16 May 2012

Oceania Cruises christened their new cruise ship Riviera, during a money-cant-buy, VIP gala ceremony in Barcelona. The ship’s godmother, Chef Cat Cora named the ship, with a blessing by Deacon Ricardo Rodriguez-Martos. Chef Cat Cora is a renowned restaurateur, humanitarian, author and TV presenter.

Author: Scott Anderson

01 May 2012

Luxury cruise line Seabourn has expanded its menu selection of food that is served at their Patio Grill, the popular eatery adjacent to the pool on board Seabourn Odyssey

Author: Scott Anderson

27 April 2012

The global cruise industry has adopted three new safety policies which are to be implemented with immediate effect...

Author: Scott Anderson

23 April 2012

Oceania Cruises newest luxury cruise ship, Riviera, will feature many works of art from some of Latin Americas most accomplished artists when she sets sail on her inaugural sailing in May 2012.

Author: Scott Anderson

13 April 2012

Guests embarking the Seabourn ships can now enjoy the all-inclusive luxury and wonderful service earlier than ever before. Seabourn have brought forward the embarkation time from 3pm to 12.30pm, and will also provide...

Author: Scott Anderson

12 April 2012

Crystal Cruises has launched over 100 new Crystal Adventures for its guests sailing in Europe this spring - with an active theme running throughout.

Author: Scott Anderson

19 March 2012

We are delighted to be able to reveal details of a new relationship with airport and cruise parking specialist Looking4Parking.com.

Author: Scott Anderson

14 March 2012

Luxury cruise operator Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced today they are introducing a new restaurant onboard all of its ships; Seven Seas Voyager, Seven Seas Navigator and

Author: Scott Anderson

14 March 2012

Viking River Cruises has today announced it is to build and launch a further six new river boats in 2013. The new luxury river cruise boats will be based on the new Viking Longships design and will join

Author: Scott Anderson

12 March 2012

In 2013 luxury cruise operator SeaDream Yacht Club will venture into the Black Sea for a full circumnavigation of the area including ports of call in Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Georgia and the north coast of Turkey.

Author: Scott Anderson

12 March 2012

Oceania Cruises is expanding its range of culinary cruises offered onboard its fleet of intimate luxury cruise vessels - commencing with the launch of the new Oceania Riviera.

Author: Scott Anderson

09 March 2012

The Passenger Shipping Association has just released its 2011 statistics based on the UK cruising market, with encouraging results and record spending levels.

Author: Scott Anderson

08 March 2012

European river cruises are gaining popularity as more British travellers than ever chose a river cruise in 2011. The latest figures released by the Passenger Shipping Association (PSA) show that the number of Brits taking a European river cruise rose by 7% in 2011 - to a record 80,000 passengers.

Author: Scott Anderson

05 March 2012

Amadeus Waterways will debut a luxury river cruise boat on the Rhone this March 25th. The AmaDagio will relocate from the Rhine and Moselle rivers and sail her inaugural season on the Rhone, on a series of new wine themed luxury river cruises. This cruise marks the start of a season of wine themed river cruises for Amawaterways, and it will feature

Author: Scott Anderson

02 March 2012

Azamara Club Cruises two luxury cruise ships - Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest - were the highest rated in the "Overall Small Ships Category" announced in Cruise Critic's 2012 Global Cruisers' Choice Awards.

Author: Scott Anderson

24 February 2012

The recently refurbished Celebrity Infinity will make her debut in Harwich in 2013, whilst the popular Celebrity Eclipse will return for a fourth year to her homeport of Southampton.

Author: Scott Anderson

22 February 2012

For the first time in Cunard Lines illustrious 172-year history, couples will be able to get married at sea by the Captain on board the fleet's liners - Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth.Author: Scott Anderson

20 February 2012

The m/s Paul Gauguin has emerged from a $7 million refit and refurbishment - the largest in the ships 14-year history. Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the 5+-star cruise ship, providing a deluxe cruise experience in and around Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific.

Author: Scott Anderson

14 February 2012

Commencing March 2013, Viking River Cruises have launched a brand new river cruise vessel on a brand new cruise itinerary: River Douro, Portugal's River of Gold.

Author: Scott Anderson

13 February 2012

Star Clippers, the cruise line that operates three of the world's largest and tallest sailing vessels, collected three awards at the recent 18th World Travel Awards that were held in Doha, Qatar.

Author: Scott Anderson

10 February 2012

All cruise lines have announced that they will now conduct the mandatory muster drill before leaving port - this is above and beyond existing legal requirements which call for it to be held within 24 hours of the guests embarking.

Author: Scott Anderson

07 February 2012

The readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine have one again voted the ships of Seabourn as the best in the world in their annual readers poll, with Seabourn Odyssey taking the top spot. The full results will be published in the February 2012 edition.

Author: Scott Anderson

06 February 2012

A new production show based on the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber will debut on Oceania Cruises new luxury cruise ship Riviera when she is launched later this year.

Author: Scott Anderson

31 January 2012

Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa is set to sail onboard Crystal Cruises Crystal Serenity later this year on a 12-night foodie cruise from Dover, departing 24 May.

Author: Scott Anderson

24 January 2012

Hebridean Princess, the luxury boutique cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises, has been awarded the Royal Warrant of appointment to the Queen. This is the first time a Royal Warrant has been awarded to a shipping company, and comes after Her Majesty the Queen recently chartered the ship for her round Britain tour and personal trips.

Author: Scott Anderson

23 January 2012

Crystal Cruises has announced a new enhanced speedy boarding feature on all its luxury cruises - starting from today.

Author: Scott Anderson

19 January 2012

Cunard's three ships, Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth will celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee with a unique event on 5 June 2012.

Author: Scott Anderson

19 January 2012

Crystal Cruises is launching a new selection of Chinese comfort food onboard Crystal Serenity as she sails on her 2012 World Cruise. In development for 18 months, the food and beverage team at Crystal Cruises explored Asia, researching chefs, ingredients, cooking techniques, utensils and more in order to re-create the new menu of Chinese comfort f

Author: Scott Anderson

18 January 2012

Windstar Cruises has launched a new Italian cruise for 2012 that promises to let its guests experience the ports of call like a local.

Author: Scott Anderson

17 January 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives, are missing or injured. The Carnival-owned company has suggested that the grounding may well have been the result of human error.

Author: Scott Anderson

12 January 2012

Silversea Cruises has launched a brand new culinary land trip that will debut in 2012. The new excursion, entitled "Slow Food Adventure in Tuscany", has been formed in collaboration with Slow Food Italy.

Author: Scott Anderson

12 January 2012

Crystal Cruises has released details of a VIP fireworks celebration to welcome in the New Year, 2013, in Sydney, Australia.

Author: Scott Anderson

10 January 2012

Crystal Symphony will be re-modelled during a 15-day, major $15 million dry dock scheduled for June 2012. On completion of this project, Crystal Cruises we will have redesigned every room onboard Crystal Symphony within the past five years.

Author: Scott Anderson

05 January 2012

Silversea Cruises has announced a wide-ranging collection of worldwide voyages for 2013 - and they are all on sale now.

Author: Scott Anderson

22 December 2011

Viking River Cruises is moving into ocean cruising, and has placed an order for two new cruise ships, to be introduced in 2014 and 2015.

Author: Scott Anderson

15 December 2011

Famed cruise liner, QE2, will once again lay down the gangplank and welcome guests on to her famous decks this New Years Eve as she welcomes dignitaries from around the world for a unique party.

Author: Scott Anderson

14 December 2011

Azamara Club Cruises is introducing a new range of toiletry products onboard its two ships Azamara Quest and Azamara Journey

Author: Scott Anderson

08 December 2011

From sailings early in 2012, in addition to providing complimentary soft drinks, bottled water and speciality teas & coffees Oceania Cruises will be introducing two levels of alcoholic drinks packages to all guests. 

Author: Scott Anderson

08 December 2011

Be shot by a pro on Crystal Cruises!

 Crystal Cruises is putting its unique spin on cruise holiday memories by featuring award-winning Master Photographers to shoot guest portraits on eleven 2012 sailings.  "The Master Collection" line-up consists of top-tier professional portrait photographers who have the distinction of being Fellows of the British Institute of Professional Photographers (

Author: Scott Anderson

23 November 2011

Seabourn Quest spent nine days cruising the Atlantic Ocean, before her maiden arrival into Port Everglades at Fort Lauderdale, early on the morning of November 21, 2011.

Author: Scott Anderson

08 November 2011

Vancouver completed a very successful Alaska cruise season this year, reporting a 15 per cent increase in cruise passengers versus 2010. From May to October 2011, the Port Metro Vancouver welcomed 663,425 passengers on 27 different cruise ships making over 199 cruise calls.

 

Author: Scott Anderson

25 October 2011

Oceania Cruises' latest cruise ship Marina is one of the top 10 mid-size ships in the world, according in the 2012 Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships.

Author: Scott Anderson

25 October 2011

Cunard's Queen Mary 2 will head for a scheduled 14-day dry-dock in Hamburg this coming November. A summary of the work scheduled to be carried out:-

Author: Scott Anderson

20 October 2011

Regent Seven Seas Cruises are including even more with their new Winter 2012 /2013 cruise programme.  Commencing November 2012 to June 2013, the cruises feature new ports of call, new itineraries and unique voyages as they launch the latest edition of their Cruise Atlas.

Author: Scott Anderson

18 October 2011

Silversea Cruises today revealed details of their 2013 World Cruise onboard Silver Whisper. Starting in Los Angeles, Silversea's World Cruise will be a 115-day journey finally arriving in Fort Lauderdale on 1st May 2013

Author: Scott Anderson

12 October 2011

Crystal Cruises have once again been named "Best Cruise Line" (Mid-Sized) for 2011 in the Condé Nast Traveler magazine readers choice awards.

Author: Scott Anderson

02 October 2011

Mark Conroy announced today that Regent Seven Seas Cruises were planning to have a new ship ready to launch in April 2014. It will take the best features of the current fleet with some new enhancements

Author: Scott Anderson

30 September 2011

Crystal Cruises has announced four new tours for its guests to experience the Rio Carnival during overnight stops in Rio de Janeiro.

Crystal Symphony's Miami to Rio cruise and Rio to Buenos Aires cruise on 6th and 20th February respectively end or begin on the parade's two best nights, when 30,000 glamorously-costumed

Author: Scott Anderson

26 September 2011

AmaWaterways marks its tenth anniversary in 2012 with the introduction of the company's twelfth ship, the MS AmaCerto.

Author: Scott Anderson

26 September 2011

The world's only French-flagged cruise line and expedition specialist Compagnie du Ponant has ordered another luxury ship at a cost of Euros 100m. The ship will be built at the Italian Fincantieri shipyard and will feature 132 staterooms and suites.

Author: Scott Anderson

25 September 2011

Regent Seven Seas Cruises ship Seven Seas Voyager has undergone an extensive dry-dock and has emerged with newly updated areas and features, including suites and public areas

Author: Scott Anderson

20 September 2011

Windstar Cruises is launching a multi-million dollar fleet refurbishment plan to its fleet of three ships, starting Autumn 2011

Author: Scott Anderson

20 September 2011

Paul Gauguin Cruises has announced the largest renovation in the ship's 14-year history. Costing $7 million, the renovation will include extensive enhancements

Author: Scott Anderson

12 September 2011

Luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises is launching its 2012 itineraries with exciting  "Book Now" cruise fares, available for a limited time only.

Author: Scott Anderson

30 August 2011

Twelve different themes on Crystal Cruises 2012 voyages have been announced, and due to increased demand, Crystal's stimulating and topical Ocean Views program will be offered on both Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony sailings.

Author: Scott Anderson

23 August 2011

Oceania Cruises have announced that the upmarket cruise line will offer Canada and New England cruises for Autumn 2012.

Author: Scott Anderson

16 August 2011

Crystal Cruises have just released their 2013 cruise itineraries from January through to May.  Save up to $8,000 per couple when booking the full World Cruise before 28 February 2012!

Author: Scott Anderson

22 July 2011

Celebrity Cruises has announced the opening of a Bulgari boutique onboard Celebrity Silhouette

Author: Scott Anderson

11 July 2011

Crystal Cruises has been voted Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Large-Ship Cruise Line 2011" for an unprecedented 16th consecutive year, and what's more, with its highest score ever.

Author: Scott Anderson

07 July 2011

Oceania Cruises has announced that their new cruise ship Riviera is almost structurally complete and is just weeks away from being floated out.

Author: Scott Anderson

07 July 2011

Crystal Cruises have announced their stellar line up for celebrity speakers who will entertain and enthral their guests on Crystal Serenity's World Cruise 2012

Author: Scott Anderson

04 July 2011

Celebrity Cruises' new Celebrity Silhouette completed the initial stages of a 26-mile navigation - in reverse - in order to move Celebrity Silhouette from shipbuilder Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, to the open sea in Emshaven, Netherlands.

Author: Scott Anderson

30 June 2011

Celebrity Cruises' award-winning culinary program is heating up this summer with the introduction of its newest ship, the 2,886-guest Celebrity Silhouette

Author: Scott Anderson

30 June 2011

How to build a river ship in 3 minutes

Author: Scott Anderson

29 June 2011

The crew on European Waterways 12-passenger flagship La Belle Epoque cruising in Burgundy have been receiving some great feedback from passengers

Author: Scott Anderson

23 June 2011

Cruise International today launches the first ever consumer awards dedicated to celebrating every aspect of the cruise industry

Author: Scott Anderson

21 June 2011

Seabourn introduced the new 450-guest Seabourn Quest to the world on 20th June during a glittering naming ceremony presided over by Blythe Danner. The award-winning actress

Author: Scott Anderson

20 June 2011

Dover Cruise Port will welcome 141 cruise calls and 235,00 cruise passengers this year

Author: Scott Anderson

16 June 2011

Cruise news and reviews web site Cruise Critic® today announced the winners of its first-ever Cruisers' Choice Awards; and one of the winners was Azamara Club Cruises.

Author: Scott Anderson

16 June 2011

Princess Cruises will be introducing more restrictive smoking policies and will prohibit smoking in passenger staterooms and balconies for all voyages

Author: Scott Anderson

15 June 2011

Cunard is delighted to announce the 2013 World & Exotic Discoveries programme: between January and April 2013, the youngest fleet in the world will

Author: Scott Anderson

10 June 2011

Tauck River Cruises has appointed The Cruise Portfolio as a key wholesaler

Author: Scott Anderson

10 June 2011

Sarina Bratton, Founder and Managing Director of Orion Expedition Cruises, yesterday joined with the ship's crew and invited guests at a dockside ceremony in Seattle

Author: Scott Anderson

02 June 2011

AmaWaterways has revealed that its new luxury river cruise ship, due to launch April next year, will boast plenty of river cruising ‘firsts'.

Author: Scott Anderson

31 May 2011

Baroness Shirley Williams Confirmed As After Dinner Speaker

Author: Scott Anderson

31 May 2011

AmaWaterways is offering UK guests a wine themed river cruise hosted by British wine critic, journalist and television personality Jilly Goolden

Author: Scott Anderson

31 May 2011

Seabourn has today taken delivery of the new 450-guest Seabourn Quest at the T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, Italy.

Author: Scott Anderson

27 May 2011

Author: Scott Anderson

20 May 2011

Voyages to Antiquity has published its 2012 brochure - including 21 voyages that explore, in depth, the ancient civilizations throughout the Mediterranean region

Author: Scott Anderson

09 May 2011

One of America's most beautiful, intelligent and respected actors will do the honours as godmother to the intimate, all-suite Seabourn Quest when it is named at the port of Barcelona on 20thJune, 2011

Author: Scott Anderson

06 May 2011

Crystal Cruises guests can embark on a "Digital Filmmaking" themed voyage enabling them to hone their production skills with an intense video production programme that focuses on creating extraordinary travel videos.

Author: Scott Anderson

21 April 2011

Silversea Cruises will rename the luxury expedition ship Prince Albert II  later this month in preparation for the upcoming summer cruise season.

Author: Scott Anderson

18 April 2011

2010 was a boom year for cruise passengers choosing to either begin their cruise in the UK or visit a UK port during their cruise according to figures just released by CruiseBritain.  With UK port visitors topping ...

Author: Scott Anderson

29 March 2011

Silver Shadow has emerged with a fresh new look thanks to a major renovation during a two-week dry dock in Singapore.

Author: Scott Anderson

22 March 2011

The number of river cruises that will call at Düsseldorf, Germany, is expected to increase by 50%  in 2011. Bookings of city tours by the popular river cruise lines such as APT River Cruises, Avalon Waterways and Viking River Cruises

Author: Scott Anderson

22 March 2011

Viking River Cruises has announced it plans to build four new river cruise ships as part of its $250 m fleet development programme. The new ships will be ready for the...

Author: Scott Anderson

22 March 2011

Crystal Cruises is enhancing its already expansive host of luxury services and amenities.  Effective spring 2012, holidays on the award-winning Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will include free fine wines and premium spirits in all restaurants, open bar service in all lounges and pre-paid gratuities for housekeeping, bar and dining staff.

Author: Scott Anderson

16 March 2011

Britons took a record 1.62 million cruises in 2010 - that's up 6% from 2009, and more than double the number taken in 2001.

Author: Scott Anderson

09 March 2011

Oceania Cruises has been awarded the cruise line with the Best South America Itineraries. The award was announced in Porthole Cruise Magazine's 12th Annual Readers' Choice Awards.

Author: Scott Anderson

08 March 2011

Cunard Line announces its 2012 itineraries in what is the widest ever range of voyages for Cunard  with 84 cruises visiting 129 ports and 48 countries around the world. One of the highlights surely has to be...

Author: Scott Anderson

25 February 2011

Crystal Cruises has announced the participants and award-winning chef line-up for its 15th Annual Wine and Food series of cruises, including Michelin Star chefs and an Italian wine heiress.

Author: Scott Anderson

25 February 2011

Levi Roots, the entrepreneur who found fame in 2007 on the BBC series Dragons' Den, will be joining SeaDream I aboard a voyage sailing from Antigua on December 4, 2011. This is the first time SeaDream has hosted a UK-based celebrity chef on board.

Author: Scott Anderson

23 February 2011

Tall ship sailing specialist Star Clippers will bring the 170-passenger square rigger, Star Flyer, to the UK in 2012 for the first time since the vessel's launch in 1991, as part of the company's first ever season sailing the Baltic.

Author: Scott Anderson

21 February 2011

Windstar Cruises has released details of a range of seven-night voyages between Athens and Istanbul on an expanded Greek Isles itinerary programme calling at Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes, Bodrum, Kuşadasi and Istanbul.

Author: Scott Anderson

17 February 2011

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will strategically expand its fleet by 2013 with the addition of two ships. With the newly built MS EUROPA 2 the company will strengthen its leading position in the luxury cruise segment by Spring 2013. The premium cruise segment will be enhanced as of April 2012 with COLUMBUS 2.

Author: Scott Anderson

15 February 2011

Crystal Cruises will be spending in excess of $25 million dollars on Crystal Serenity at her next scheduled dry-dock at Hamburg's Blohm + Voss shipyard, beginning 8th May.

Author: Scott Anderson

15 February 2011

The Yachts of Seabourn's ships were ranked above all other cruise ships in the three all-important categories of Service, Food, and Accommodations in the 2011 edition of Conde Nast Traveler's prestigious Gold List.

Author: Scott Anderson

15 February 2011

Crystal Cruises is sailing back to Alaska for the first time since 2005, and to mark the occasion they have launched a range of new excursions that take in air, sea, and ice, with over 100 brand new Crystal Adventures.

Author: Scott Anderson

08 February 2011

Azamara Club Cruises has announced 54 itineraries ranging from five to 16 nights, from March 2012 through to  February 2013, aboard Azamara Journey and

Author: Scott Anderson

01 February 2011

Crystal Cruises have announced a new and exciting tour of Stockholm for fans of a certain series of books - "Stieg Larsson's Stockholm"

Author: Scott Anderson

01 February 2011

AMAWATERWAYS has announced it will be launching two new river cruise ships in 2011

Author: Scott Anderson

26 January 2011

Celebrity Silhouette, the newest addition to Celebrity Cruises Solstice class family, will make history this summer when it is officially named in Hamburg, Germany. When it comes to automobiles and cruise ships, "made in Germany" is often the mark of high quality, innovative design and precision.

Author: Scott Anderson

13 January 2011

Today The Most Famous Ocean Liners in the World will all be at New York Harbour. View the celebrations live on this site.

Author: Scott Anderson

11 January 2011

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will extend its cruise products until 2013 by adding two ships to the existing fleet. The luxury segment will be enhanced by a long-term charter for the new EUROPA 2.

Author: Scott Anderson

06 January 2011

Silversea Cruises has revealed a new collection of 10 Culinary Arts theme cruises to be offered in 2011 - featuring some of the world's most celebrated chefs.

Author: Scott Anderson

30 December 2010

Windstar Cruises was selected by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine as one of 13 cruise lines on the publication's prestigious annual Gold List

Author: Scott Anderson

09 December 2010

Celebrity Cruises will introduce the fourth and fifth ships in its award-winning Solstice Class fleet, Celebrity Silhouette and Celebrity Reflection.

Author: Scott Anderson

07 December 2010

Mary Hart as been named as the godmother of Oceania Cruises' new cruise ship Marina. The US TV personality and Entertainment Tonight presenter will name the ship in Miami at a ceremony on February 5th 2011, which will see a 15-litre Nebuchadnezzar of champagne crashing against the hull to commemorate the o

Author: Scott Anderson

23 November 2010

Guests who will be onboard one of Cunard's three ships on 29 April 2011 - the day of the Royal Wedding - need have no fear of missing one second of the historic union of the future King and Kate Middleton.

Author: Scott Anderson

19 November 2010

Celebrity Cruises is expanding its popular onboard activities program called Celebrity Life. Enrichment activities will increase in 2011 to include Smithsonian Journeys speakers and lecturers on 99 cruises in six destinations. Celebrity Cruises is also adding a range of fun games

Author: Scott Anderson

19 November 2010

Windstar Cruises has been recognized as the "Most Romantic Cruise Line" for the sixth time in a row by readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine in their 12th Annual "Best of Cruising" Reader's Choice Awards.

Author: Scott Anderson

16 November 2010

Seadream Yacht Club has introduced its 2012 winter and spring itineraries - with SeaDream II heading to the Amazon

Author: Scott Anderson

15 November 2010

CruiseCritic.co.uk and CruiseCritic.com have both awarded the Yachts of Seabourn, Editors Pick awards in the luxury segment...

Author: Scott Anderson

09 November 2010

Swan Hellenic River Cruises were awarded Silver at the British Travel Awards held on November 4th. They were awarded for their excellence and

Author: Scott Anderson

09 November 2010

European Waterways announced the launch of their new 2011 programme with a brochure that features a fleet of 21 luxury hotel barges cruising the canals, rivers and other waterways of

Author: Scott Anderson

08 November 2010

As part of Oceania Cruises ongoing fleet enhancements, the company has announced the second wave of its 'Pillars of Distinction' development. The multi-million-dollar upgrades

Author: Scott Anderson

02 November 2010

Azamara Club Cruises was named ‘Cruise Partner of the Year' and ‘Best in Customer Satisfaction' during CruiseOne and Cruises Inc.'s annual awards ceremony

Author: Scott Anderson

22 October 2010

Azamara Club Cruises has announced a new cruise destination for the upmarket brand. In January 2012 it will take the Azamara Journey to

Author: Scott Anderson

22 October 2010

The Luxury Cruise Company are delighted to announce that The Yachts of Seabourn has again been named the

Author: Scott Anderson

08 October 2010

Queen Elizabeth, Cunard's new ocean liner, will arrive in Southampton for the first time on Friday 8 October and berth at the Ocean Cruise Terminal

Author: Scott Anderson

30 September 2010

MS EUROPA, the flagship of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, has been distinguished by cruise guide "Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships" as the only cruise ship worldwide with

Author: Scott Anderson

29 September 2010

Celebrity Cruises' stylish Solstice Class ships have been named after images of sun and shadow, with ship names such as Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Eclipse and Celebrity Silhouett. Announced today, Celebrity Cruises will be naming their next

Author: Scott Anderson

21 September 2010

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises now enables passengers aboard MS EUROPA to make and receive mobile phone calls just like they do ashore

Author: Scott Anderson

17 September 2010

Oceania Cruises today announced its 2011 and 2012 winter portfolio of cruises. The collection includes 27 exotic itineraries sailing to  Asia, South America and the Caribbean, including new sailings to Hawaii, the South Pacific and Australia/New Zealand

Author: Scott Anderson

14 September 2010

Swan Hellenic has launched its 2011-2012 season with a new brochure featuring cruises throughout northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Black Sea, North Africa, Asia and the Middle East

Author: Scott Anderson

03 September 2010

Silversea has once again confirmed its top place in the cruise line sector as it was awarded "Best Small Ship Cruise Line" at the Condé Nast Traveller Readers Awards in London last night.

Author: Scott Anderson

03 September 2010

Cunard Line is pleased to confirm that Her Majesty The Queen will name the company's new Queen Elizabeth, the third Cunard ship to bear the name.

Author: Scott Anderson

31 August 2010

Crystal Cruises are offering their best ever range of added value enhancements for 2011, including free flights, free spending money and more.

Author: Scott Anderson

25 August 2010

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has launched its 2011 Alaska cruise season with the most inclusive and intimate ultra luxury experience ever.

Author: Scott Anderson

24 August 2010

The Yachts of Seabourn have recently expanded its fleet of intimate, all-suite vessels, and so the company needs new Captains and senior officers

Author: Scott Anderson

20 August 2010

Crystal Cruises is taking its guests behind the scenes on a number of new Crystal Adventures shore tours. Guests can see the ponies at the St Tropez Polo Club, find out what life is like...

Author: Scott Anderson

20 August 2010

Cunard's liners have for years been famous for providing their passengers with excellent on-board shopping and the new Queen Elizabeth will be no exception.

Author: Scott Anderson

18 August 2010

Celebrity Cruises is launching a cruise industry first - self-guided art tours on an iPad. Celebrity Cruises is an iPad leader, having become the first cruise line to...

Author: Scott Anderson

17 August 2010

Compagnie du Ponant will be operating a series of voyages sailing out of the UK in 2011 - a first for the French company

Author: Scott Anderson

30 July 2010

Crystal Cruises has announced Crystal Serenity's 2012 World Cruise. This will be a 94-day epic journey exploring the diverse cultures of the Pacific Rim.

Author: Scott Anderson

21 July 2010

Silver Whisper will feature two famous guest lecturers on upcoming voyages.

Author: Scott Anderson

08 July 2010

The Luxury Cruise Company has relaunched its site to become more interactive, with more consumer reviews and a revamped blog.

Author: Scott Anderson

08 July 2010

The Wexas-owned luxury brand already has 15 pages of cruise consumer reviews on its site, and is looking to treble this by the end of the year. The new site, whitestarcruises.com, is the UKs only site dedicated to luxury cruise holidays.

Author: Scott Anderson

29 June 2010

Oceania Cruises will feature new cuisine from the Pacific Northwest region of America on Regatta when she sails on her Alaska itineraries in 2011

Author: Scott Anderson

15 June 2010

Oceania Cruises has just launched a new online blog called "Taste the Wonderful World of Oceania Cruises" The blog will enable past guests and those who are interested in learning more about Oceania Cruises to read the latest news...

Author: Scott Anderson

11 June 2010

Oceania Cruises has begun a multi-million dollar initiative to update and improve its already award-winning fleet. The ‘Pillars of Distinction' programme will focus on comfort, cuisine and service.

Author: Scott Anderson

08 June 2010

Crystal Symphony's decks will resound with Jazz on her Caribbean cruise departing 11 December from Miami. Featuring live performances throughout the ship, guests can enjoy music as they cruise on their 10 day voyage.

Author: Scott Anderson

07 June 2010

Viking River Cruises is to expand its fleet by building eight new ships, as well as undertaking two comprehensive refurbishments, over the next three years.

Author: Scott Anderson

02 June 2010

The Yachts of Seabourn took delivery of their latest cruise-yacht Seabourn Sojourn on 28 May. Sojourn is the sister ship to Seabourn Odyssey that was launched last year and is the second of three, 450-guest vessels being added to Seabourn's fleet of intimate yachts.

Author: Scott Anderson

21 May 2010

Linley, a company specialising in the design and manufacture of marquetry, has been commissioned to design and make a stunning centrepiece for the Queen Elizabeth

Author: Scott Anderson

20 May 2010
Guests sailing on Crystal Symphony on her December "Mexican Riviera" cruise will be travelling with the U.S. Ambassador of Tequila along with Latin American master sommeliers and c

Author: Scott Anderson

20 May 2010

Star Clippers, the luxury tall-ship cruise operator, is adding six new Mediterranean itineraries to Star Flyer's 2011-12 sailing season. The new itineraries on Star Flyer will visit 10 maiden ports of call.

Author: Scott Anderson

18 May 2010

Silversea Cruises has just published its new 2011 Voyages brochure. The comprehensive 190-page booklet details nearly 200 itineraries visiting seven continents, over 80 countries, and more than 400 destinations.

Author: Scott Anderson

06 May 2010

The Yachts of Seabourn has increased the amount of onboard credit given to guests who book the full world cruise on Seabourn Sojourn in 2011 before 30 June 2010.

Author: Scott Anderson

06 May 2010

The intimate and all-suite Seabourn Pride made its maiden call at Qingdao, China last weekend and announced a change of deployment for 2011.

Author: Scott Anderson

19 April 2010

Celebrity Cruises today (April 15) took delivery from Meyer Werft shipyard of their new cruise ship Celebrity Eclipse in the Dutch port of Eemshaven.

Author: Scott Anderson

19 April 2010

Windstar Cruises debuts its new spa suites on Wind Surf. Each ocean-view spa suite features a host of new enhancements

Author: Scott Anderson

19 April 2010

Oceania Cruises new ship - Marina - will feature a wine tasting centre named 'La Reserve', operated in conjunction with Wine Spectator magazine, where guests can learn about and sample fine wines selected by the connoisseurs at Wine Spectator.

Author: Scott Anderson

06 April 2010

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises - MS Europa is literally in a class of its own. So impeccable is the ship’s performance that Douglas Ward creates a dedicated class for it.

Author: Scott Anderson

24 March 2010

Luxury cruise line Silversea Cruises has launched a “Flavours of the Mediterranean” epicurean program on its 24th May sailing onboard Silver Whisper.

Author: Scott Anderson

24 March 2010

Crystal Serenity's transatlantic sailing on 1st December will feature a Big Band and Ballroom theme.

Special production shows will feature professional dance instructors who will be paired with specially trained crew members – all of whom have undergone an intense Ballroom Boot Camp in order to the master the steps

Author: Scott Anderson

17 March 2010

Crystal Cruises have announced a new dining concept onboard its two ships, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, called Open Dining by Reservation

Author: Scott Anderson

11 March 2010

Silversea Cruises has launched a brand new voyage itinerary for 2011, allowing luxury travellers with the unique opportunity to circumnavigate Australia on one unique cruise for the first time.

Author: Scott Anderson

10 March 2010

Oceania Cruises has launched its new “2011 European Collection”, which has now gone on sale in the UK. There are 21 new itineraries onboard Insignia, Nautica, and the brand new Marina will cover the continent in its entirety. Oceania Cruises offers 32 unique itineraries, with

Author: Scott Anderson

10 March 2010

Cunard Line has announced that in 2012 Queen Mary 2 will be based in Australia for a history-making circumnavigation, which will see her visit the Northern Territory and five states

Author: Scott Anderson

07 March 2010

Crystal Cruises guests can train like modern Russian cosmonauts on some of the largest, most advanced space equipment in the world, and will experience extreme G forces and weightlessness in the world's largest hydrospace laboratory. These new tours are part of the lines Crystal Adventures, and are available from St. Petersburg on five Crystal Symphony summer Baltic voyages.

Author: Scott Anderson

24 February 2010

Crystal Cruises is introducing its Shore Excursion Finder, a dynamic new online feature allowing travelers to search and sort more than 1,500 Crystal Adventures ashore by specific parameters they choose.

Author: Scott Anderson

24 February 2010

Michelin Star chefs Michael Mina and Tom Aikens are among an impressive roster set to share their specialties aboard two Wine & Food Experiences of Discovery Crystal Cruises this autumn. Aboard the back-to-back Mediterranean voyages, foodies can sate their palates with cuisine and demos from the chefs, savor the nuances of wine pairings with guest sommeliers and wine experts and learn the art of the perfect cocktail from guest mixologists. T

Author: Scott Anderson

24 February 2010

Following the appointment of Captain Christopher Wells as Master of its new Queen Elizabeth, Cunard Line has appointed four more Senior Officers who will be onboard when the ship enters service in October 2010.

Author: Scott Anderson

23 February 2010

APT will be launching their new luxury river cruise ship in 2011- to be called Amaverde. She will be the eighth new river ship to join a fleet that cruises the rivers of Europe

Amaverde will be sister ship to the state-of-the-art Amabella, due to launch in

Author: Scott Anderson

08 February 2010

Silversea Cruises has booked actress Karen Allen and other actors to host filmmaking discussion panels, screenings and presentations on Silver Spirit. Karen Allen is known to many for playing Marion Ravonwood in Steven Spielberg’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark” film and more recently in “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”.

Author: Scott Anderson

08 February 2010

Windstar Cruises is launching a new Mediterranean menu that will be featured in Wind Surf’s Degrees restaurant. The menus comprise of 70 newly developed recipes and use local ingredients, flavours and styles of cooking applicable to Windstar’s cruising area.

Author: Scott Anderson

27 January 2010

Silversea Cruises' brand new flagship, Silver Spirit, has arrived at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, having completed her maiden crossing of the Atlantic. The elegant, all-suite ship hosted inaugural activities while in Fort Lauderdale, including an exclusive event in the evening, for guests sailing on the 91-day Grand Inaugural Voyage.

Author: Scott Anderson

15 January 2010

Oceania Cruises reported record bookings for a single day on Wednesday. Its new build Marina (currently under construction in Italy) went on sale to the cruise line’s past guests and reservations for the day exceeded Oceania Cruises previous record by a staggering 26%.

Author: Scott Anderson

14 January 2010

Amawaterways has agreed to the construction of a second rivership to sail on the majestic Mekong river.

Author: Scott Anderson

11 January 2010

Crystal Cruises has joined with renowned Champagne maker Billecart-Salmon to create a commemorative bottle of Champagne especially for the cruise line’s 20th Anniversary in 2010. Exclusively available only on Crystal Cruises in 2010, the Brut Réserve is a light blend aged in the famous Billecart-Salmon House’s traditional c

Author: Scott Anderson

07 January 2010

Crystal Cruises launch 2010 Cruise Atlas with free kids places and free stateroom upgrades.


Crystal Cruises has launched its 2010 Worldwide Cruise Atlas detailing the luxury line's 62 itineraries, featuring cruises ranging in length from seven to 108 nights, visiting 174 ports in over 69 countries. New f

Author: Scott Anderson

18 December 2009

Oceania Cruises has requested that Lalique, the famous French designers of crystal and jewellery, to design a grand stairway for the reception area of its new cruise ship, Marina.

Author: Scott Anderson

18 December 2009

Oceania Cruises new ship - Marina - will feature a wine tasting centre named ‘La Reserve', operated in conjunction with Wine Spectator magazine, where guests can learn about and sample fine wines selected by the connoisseurs at Wine Spectator.

Author: Scott Anderson

27 November 2009

Silversea Cruises is pleased to publicise its earliest ever launch of their new itineraries. All voyages for 2011 are now open for sale and complete day-by-day itineraries are available at www.whitestarcruises.com

Author: Scott Anderson

20 October 2009

Crystal Cruises has once again been voted the “Worlds Best Large-Ship Cruise Line” – for a record 16th year. The readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine (U.S.) have once again awarded Crystal Cruises a top score of 92.7 – which is one of the highest in the history of the survey.

Author: Scott Anderson

13 October 2009

Cunard Cruises have launched a search to find the best aspiring artists – to create a brand new sculpture that will adorn the Royal Arcade on the cruise line’s new ship, Queen Elizabeth.

Author: Scott Anderson

12 October 2009

Crystal Cruises announces a new portfolio of 2010 Experiences of Discovery theme cruises designed to enhance more than 24 Crystal cruises with a focus on special-interests. Special events, classes and, in most cases, a destination program will supplement cruises to the Middle East

Author: Scott Anderson

23 September 2009

Oceania Cruises has launched its most extensive and exotic line-up of winter cruises to Africa, Asia and the South America

Author: Scott Anderson

22 September 2009

Crystal Cruises has announced an overhaul of its 2010 pricing - meaning lower fares for the UK market – with potential savings of up to £4,270 per couple.

Author: Scott Anderson

17 September 2009

Crystal Cruises is enhancing its groundbreaking Computer University@Sea programming with the new Microsoft Windows 7® operating system. This autumn, Crystal Cruises will offer classes based on Microsoft’s Windows 7®, exclusively available on both ships – a month before the operating system will be availabl

Author: Scott Anderson

21 July 2009

Dubai-based developer Nakheel, current owners of the worlds most famous liner, QE2, confirmed that the historic ship will sail to Cape Town to be used as a floating hotel for the 2010 FIFA World Cup

Author: Scott Anderson

15 July 2009

Silversea Cruises have today announced a new savings programme for its range of cruises departing in 2010. The new programme is the biggest in the companies history, and will consist of low fares for those people booking early, as well as free flights on wide number of cruises departing in 2010.

Author: Scott Anderson

02 July 2009

Windstar cruises have today announced a number of theme cruises for its 2010 season. Windstar Cruises Signature Collection will offer its guests the chance to travel with experts in the fields of photography, culinary arts, writing and wine appreciation.

Author: Scott Anderson

01 July 2009

Crystal Serenity will début Crystal Cruises new ‘Fashion & Style’ cruise when she sails on her 12 night luxury cruise from Venice to Barcelona on 20th October.

Author: Scott Anderson

16 June 2009

Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Serenity has been awarded the environmental Venice Blue Flag award for the second year by the port of Venice.

Author: Scott Anderson

15 June 2009

Seabourn Odyssey will debut new menus by celebrity chef Charlie Palmer when The Yachts of Seabourn officially launch their latest luxury ship on 24th June in Venice, Italy

Author: Scott Anderson

09 June 2009

The Yachts of Seabourn will name their new luxury cruise ship Seabourn Odyssey at sunset on June 24 in Venice.

Author: Scott Anderson

07 June 2009

Silver Spirit, the new flagship for all-inclusive luxury line Silversea, will embark on its inaugural world cruise in 2011

Author: Scott Anderson

18 January 2009

Oceania Cruises - new Marina will be the first ship in the world to feature all its suites decorated in furnishings from the acclaimed Ralph Lauren Home collection. Oceania Cruises used the services of New York based designers Tocar Interior Design, renowned for their award winning work with Polo Ralph Lauren

Author: Scott Anderson

12 January 2009

The Yachts of Seabourn Cruises has announced that the name of their second new ship will Seabourn Quest amp; will launch in June 2011. The Seabourn Quest will be the third of the three new sister ships, the first being Seabourn Odyssey that launched in June 2009.

Author: Scott Anderson


Children sailing on board Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony this summer with Crystal Cruises will enjoy an expanded programme of events and activities. Due to the increase in family cruising, with grandparents, parents and children all traveling t

Author: Scott Anderson


Crystal Cruises has been voted "World's Best Large-Ship Cruise Line" by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine for the 14th year in a row – an amazing record.

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Windstar Cruises will be offering a new St Martin roundtrip itinerary on the 148-guest luxury cruise ship Wind Sprit. The seven-day luxury cruise will depart each week, from December through to March, and will include St Kitts, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda and St Barts. Luxury cruise operator,

Author: Scott Anderson


Crystal Cruises is offering two 'Experiences of Discovery' cruises sailing from Miami this November, onboard luxury cruise ships Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony.

Author: Scott Anderson


 

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