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Celebrity Cruises and MGM Resorts Int'l Partner on Exclusive Loyalty Program Perks

Jul 3, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Celebrity Cruises and MGM Resorts International’s loyalty program members have more reasons to be excited about travel this year. Announced at the end of June, the two brands are partnering together to offer their members exclusive offers and benefits.

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A Star is Born: Viking Cruises Celebrates the Launch of the World's Newest Luxury Ship

Jun 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Marking the first new cruise ship line to launch in a decade, Viking Ocean Cruises has just christened its first ship, the 930-passenger Viking Star. The ceremony was held in the ship’s homeport of Bergen, Norway as part of a citywide celebration for Norwegian Constitution Day. 

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Virgin Cruises Taps Sunny East Coast City as Its First Port

Jul 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In December, we told you about the new Virgin Cruises that are slated to arrive in 2020, 2021 and 2022. Yesterday morning, the Virgin Group announced that its first port will be Miami. The ships are expected to feature 1,430 cabins and hold 2,800 passengers on seven-day Caribbean cruises.

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P&O Cruises to Debut New Luxury Ships Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria in November

Jun 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

P&O Cruises’ Pacific Aria and Eden will debut this November with fresh, luxury upgrades. The new ships, which will be unveiled at the Sydney Harbour, will include new restaurants and bars, updated rooms and penthouse suites with private balconies, large spa baths, walk-in closets and floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

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Seabourn Adds Zodiac Shore & Kayak Excursions to Trip Offerings

May 22, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This summer, Seabourn will be adding new Zodiac and kayak shore excursions to their list of offerings. Called Ventures by Seabourn, the trips will journey on three Northern Europe voyages and will include optional shore adventures. Taking place aboard Seabourn Quest, the tours will also be enhanced by expert guides, scientists, scholars and naturalists providing in-depth insights into each destination’s ecology, wildlife, history and culture.

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From its Communist Roots to Becoming The "Paris of the East," This is the Budapest of Today

May 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

As soon as I read that Budapest’s nicknames were either the “Queen of the Danube” or "the Paris of the East," I knew it had the makings of a fabulous getaway. So I was thrilled when I found out that my upcoming Viking Danube Waltz River Cruise would be departing from there. Unfortunately I only had 24 hours to explore Budapest’s burgeoning food and cultural scene. 

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Celebrity Cruises Takes Exclusivity A Step Further With Their Suite Class Options

May 5, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Last week, Celebrity Cruises published a video tour of their Suite Class tier which offers guests a more exclusive and indulgent way to enjoy the high sea. And it looks pretty great. 

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Will Uniworld's Newest Ship Be the World's Most Luxurious River Boat?

Mar 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Recently, in advance of its March 26 launch in Amsterdam, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection gave a sneak peek of its newest vessel, the super ship S.S. Maria Theresa. She will be Uniworld’s most ambitious ship yet, joining a fleet of luxury river boats that are already the most elegant all-inclusive boutique cruise ships in Europe.

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This 9-Day Myanmar River Cruise Gets You Up Close and Personal to the Land of Golden Temples

Mar 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Experiencing Myanmar now—before it becomes too commercialized—is a must for any seasoned traveler. Doing it in style aboard the newly-built 56-passenger, all-suite Irrawaddy Explorer, offered by Haimark Travel, makes the trip a deluxe adventure.

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Channel Your Inner Explorer by Crossing the Arctic Circle to Greenland

Mar 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

There’s a saying among international jetsetters, “When you have seen the world, then there is always Greenland.” True enough; not everyone can casually mention that they’ve seen narwhals and walruses in the wild. For bragging rights like this, Greenland is a must-do. So you might as well visit on a private charter with 12 fellow adventurers and an Arctic-specialist guide.

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52 New Cruise Ships Will Debut by 2018, 25 Planned for This Year

Feb 16, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With the economy starting to pick itself up again, it looks as though the cruise industry is taking advantage of heightened consumer demand for travel in 2015. Boasting a record number of new river and ocean cruise ships being debuted this year, the industry will be adding 25 new vessels to fleets across the world. By 2018, 52 new ships will come onto the scene according to CruiseCompete.

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Seabourn Partners With Swarovski Optik For High-Precision, Long-Range Binoculars on Antarctic Cruises

Jan 28, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

On January 21, Seabourn cruise line announced its new partnership with Swarovski Optik, makers of high-quality optical instruments. Swarovski Optik will outfit Seabourn Quest's expedition team and bridge staff with high-precision, long-range binoculars. As a guest onboard, the same binoculars will be available for purchase and use during their Antarctic cruise.

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Follow the Path of HRH The Queen of England on This 12-Day Douro River Cruise

Jan 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

I’ll be the first to admit that cruises typically aren’t my thing; but this 12-day, 11-night Douro River of Portugal getaway has my attention. I could say that it’s because of its interesting shore excursions or that the allure of Portugal drew me in, but let's be honest, it's because of HRH The Queen of England. Why you ask? Just take a gander at her in the below picture when two years ago, everyone's favorite long-living royal put her stamp of approval on the vessel, all the while dressed like vanilla soft serve (also a favorite).

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Sip on Rare Wines While Sailing Through Italy, Croatia & Slovenia This Fall

Jan 15, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

French wines and the open seas? Sounds like the perfect combination to us. Which is the same sentiment Larry and Laura Martin, founders and owners of Food & Wine Trails, shared when envisioning their President's 2015 Ultimate Wine Cruise. Gleamed from his 25 years of producing wine cruises, the  trip will compile Larry's four favorite things: a luxurious small-ship cruise, curated and rare wines, traveling during the harvest season and visiting new wine regions.

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Azamara Cruises Looks to the Future With 2017 Itineraries & New Ports

Jan 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Even though we’re only one week into 2015, Azamara Club Cruises® has us thinking about our travel plans two years in advance. In 2017, the boutique cruise line will be offering 65 voyages to 203 ports in 68 countries including new trips from Australia to Asia and Southern California to South Beach.

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