Variety Cruises, a Greece-based small ship company, unveiled five new excursions for the 2015-2016 season this week. Cruising the open seas since 1949, Variety’s fleet of 11 fully-owned vessels range in size from four to 36 cabins and travel through well-known and unique ports of call such as Seychelles, Costa Rica and Panama. The new voyages will venture through Turkey, Greece, the Canary Islands, Mozambique Channel Islands and Madagascar.... Read More
It’s no secret that cruises tend to attract an older, more seasoned demographic of traveler. And while many cruisers are return voyagers, it’s a lot harder to attract new, first-time guests. Currently, the US is the world’s largest cruise market and the industry is controlled by three players who own more than 80 percent of it. So it makes sense that Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, who is known for shaking things up in the travel and hospitality world, is looking to break into the cruise market.... Read More
The Elbe is one of the most well-known rivers in Central Europe, passing through the Czech Republic and on to Germany, making it a great route for a cruise. However, the water is much too shallow for traditional propulsion vessels to manage; which is why CroisiEurope has come up with their newest ship, the MS Elbe Princesse.... Read More
Seabourn will be welcoming in two new ships in the next couple of years with the first debuting in 2016 and the subsequent in spring 2018. Both will be the 40,350-GRT design built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri S.p.A. For the second ship, hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany will be in charge of creating the ship in its entirety from indoor and outdoor public areas to its dining venues, the Spa at Seabourn and the casino and lounges.... Read More
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