Being able to truly experience a location and immerse yourself in the local culture has become one of the biggest travel trends this year; so it is no surprise that Crystal Cruises has introduced Boutique Adventures to their Mediterranean itineraries this spring. The adventures, rather than being crowded and “touristy,” are going to give passengers an intimate and exclusive view of the inner workings of the city they are anchored in.... Read More
Princess Cruises, in celebration of their newest vessel Royal Princess, has announced that they will be offering two preview excursions to allow passengers to become acquainted with the luxury cruise ship’s many unique appointments. The two, two-day cruises will take place June 9 and June 14, 2013. The itinerary will feature a roundtrip from Southampton, making a stop in St. Peter Port on the island of Guernsey off the coast of Normandy. The shorter cruises will serve as a sneak peek before the June 16, 2013 maiden voyage, which will follow the Grand Mediterranean itinerary that Princess Cruises specializes in. An expanded atrium, over the water SeaWalk, onboard television studio, pastry shop, and private dining ex... Read More
Any lover of food-related TV shows has probably heard of Buddy Valastro, the star of TLC’s Cake Boss and owner of the renowned Carlo’s Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey. The fourth-generation baker who was born into the business owned and operated by his parents, rose to critical acclaim when his show debuted in 2010—but now Valastro is taking his talent to sea. An extension of his family business will open on the Norwegian Breakaway, a luxury cruise ship who will call New York City her homeport this May.... Read More
2012 was an exciting year for the cruise industry as several new luxury cruise ships were launched to wow passengers during their extravagant vacations at sea. Some companies added to small fleets while others were outdoing, or revamping, previous models. But, whether guests are looking for historically themed voyages, foodie excursions, or over-the-top spa services, there are more than enough options for all.... Read More
It is easy to see why Forbes named Silversea one of the most luxurious cruises last year. Constantly looking to surprise and spoil guests, the cruise line has recently partnered with luxury hotel brand, Relais & Chateaux and a former Le Cordon Bleu instructor to bring their guests an extensive education in the culinary arts. Currently, the new program is the only “Relais & Chateaux L’Ecole des Chefs” cooking school sailing the seas.... Read More
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