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Travel + Leisure Awards Paul Gauguin Cruises with Top Small-Ship Cruise Line For Families

Aug 1, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Paul Gauguin Cruises recently received the “Top Small-Ship Cruise Line for Families” award as voted on by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. The ceremony for the World's Best Awards was held on Thursday, July 18 in New York City.... Read More

HotelsWorld Presents Pacific Beachcomber S.C.'s Richard Bailey a Global First Award

Jul 31, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Richard Bailey, President and CEO of Pacific Beachcomber, received the Global First Award at HotelsWorld's First Awards ceremony. The event honors leading industry hoteliers and executives in the Australia and New Zealand region. The festivities took place in Sydney, Australia on Wednesday, July 24. Richard Bailey has more than 25 years of experience in the French Polynesia tourism market with the country's largest luxury hotel and cruise operator.... Read More

Windstar Cruises Acquires New Yachts, Announces New Sailings

Jun 14, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Windstar Cruises has been known for its intimate small ships and unique port stops for nearly 30 years, but that doesn’t mean they’re afraid to shake things up a bit. Recently the luxury cruise line has expanded their fleet by acquiring new ships to continually evolve the Windstar experience for loyal cruise-goers and new guests alike. Here’s what they’re been up to:... Read More

Scenic River Cruises' Newest 'Space-Ship' Lands in Europe

Apr 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Here's one 'Space-Ship' you wouldn't mind being beamed up into: Scenic Cruises' newest river boat, Scenic Jewel. It fits in quite nicely with the six other precious and semi-precious stone themed vessels Scenic Crystal, Diamond, Emerald, Pearl, Ruby and Sapphire. We’ll have to venture a guess that Scenic Cruises is calling their collection 'Space-Ships' so passengers know they'll have plenty of room to move around once on board. It sounds so simple and perhaps unnecessary until you're crammed into a tiny stateroom and have to shower over your toilet. Times they are a changin'.... Read More

Sail With Your Favorite Singers at Norwegian Cruise Line's GRAMMY® Experience

Apr 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

How would you like to go on vacation with the handsome men of Mumford & Sons? Imagine the wind blowing in your hair and the sparkling blue ocean waters in the distance. Well, unfortunately, you probably can’t do that, but we have another option that might be just as great. Norwegian Cruise Line recently announced its partnership with The Recording Academy® to feature the first GRAMMY® Experience at sea. The musical event will officially launch fall 2014 on the cruise line’s newest ship, Norwegian Getaway. Furthering their collaboration, Norwegian Cruise Line has been named "Official Cruise Line Partner of the GRAMMY Awards®."... Read More

Kate Middleton is Godmother to Another Royal Princess

Apr 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  1 Comment

Duchess, Princess and mother-to-be Kate Middleton can add yet another title to her list as she will also become a Godmother in June; except this little bundle of joy is actually a giant cruise ship by the name of Royal Princess (Coincidence? I think not).... Read More

Let a Culinary Legend Cook You Dinner at Crystal Cruises' Ultra-Exclusive Event

Apr 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  1 Comment

We have covered a lot of foodie cruises over the years, and since their popularity seems to never waver, here’s another one. It comes courtesy of Crystal Cruises and features quite a big name in culinary star power: Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. You know, the master behind possibly the most recognizable name in Japanese cuisine, with 22 locations around the globe and the inspiration behind the new Nobu Hotels and Residences brand. Now that your memory is jogged, let’s see what he’s bringing to the award-winning luxury cruise line.... Read More

Pack A Lot of Europe Into One Trip: 10 Cruises You Need to Check Out

Mar 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  1 Comment

With a blistery winter hitting most of the U.S., flowers blooming, birds chirping and clear blue skies start to feel like an impossibility. But soon enough the chill in the air will turn to warm breezes and spring will arrive—and with it comes European cruise season. Luxury cruise lines begin to roll out some great itineraries for exploring all corners of the continent, from medieval fortresses to UNESCO World Heritage Sites to former homes of dictators and emperors. Here are ten cruises to keep on your radar this spring when you're ready to trade the cold and snow for some culture and adventure.... Read More

The Titanic Ready to Redeem Itself in 2016

Mar 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  2 Comments

While James Cameron may have impressed millions when he brought a new generation aboard the Titanic through his 1997 blockbuster film, Clive Palmer is doing one better. The eccentric billionaire is physically bringing cruise-goers onto the famous ship. Or rather, onto its new and improved twin sister Titanic II, that is. Palmer announced his intentions last year to build a modern replica of the legendary vessel and has just revealed some interesting details about what we can expect for its 2016 maiden voyage.... Read More

Our Favorite Cruise Trends for 2013

Feb 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

The Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) had some intriguing and exciting trends to report during its most recent State of the Industry Press Conference in New York this year. From brand-name entertainment to celebrity chef-driven cuisine to a focus on small-ship experiential cruising, the future of this waterborne form of travel is far more diverse and adventurous than it was in the past. And it’s moving toward less-charted waters, as well. Here are the trends we’re most excited about, and the cruise line that currently is setting the standard for each trend.... Read More

Travel to Rio de Janeiro for a First-Ever Offering from Crystal Cruises

Feb 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Crystal Cruises, a favorite luxury cruise line for many discerning travelers, is now offering yet another one-of-a-kind adventure. These Boutique Adventures are a way to expose Crystal passengers to exclusive cultural experiences that the ports-of-call have to offer.... Read More

Celebrity Cruises Debuts Pop-Up Restaurant At Prestigious James Beard House

Jan 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

New Yorkers won't have to travel too far, or even board a ship for a taste of Celebrity Cruises's award-winning global cuisine this winter. The premium cruise line's James Beard-featured chef and Director of Culinary Operations, John Suley, will be bringing his cuisine from sea to land this week with a pop-up restaurant dubbed "A Taste of Modern Luxury" and located at The Kitchen NYC.... Read More

Uncover a Cultural Connection With Crystal Cruises Boutique Adventures

Jan 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

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

Get a Sneak Peek of Princess Cruises' Newest Ship Before its Maiden Voyage

Jan 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

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

Cake Boss Sweetens the Norwegian Breakaway With New Bake Shop

Jan 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

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

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