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Norwegian Breakaway to be Christened by Godmothers The Rockettes

Sep 25, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If Cinderella can get a Fairy Godmother, then why can’t a luxury cruise ship? Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Breakaway didn’t get just one old lady to watch over it, but multiple members of the beautiful and talented New York dance company, the Rockettes.... Read More

Disney Cruise Ship Docks in San Diego for the First Time

Sep 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

A very large boat filled to the brim with Mickey Mouse lovers (2,700 to be exact) is heading our way today as a part of the Disney Wonder’s California coast itinerary. This is the first time that a Disney Cruise Line ship will make a stop in San Diego, but not the last. Three more Pixar-themed luxury cruises will also port here on September 28, October 5 and October 12, 2012 after leaving Los Angeles and stopping in San Francisco and Ensenada.... Read More

4 New Celebrity Chefs Join Top Chef: The Cruise Onboard Competition

Sep 20, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

The recently announced "Top Chef: The Cruise" on Celebrity Cruises has added four new celebrity chefs to its field of competitors. Top Chef All Stars winner Richard Blais, Top Chef Just Desserts season one winner Yigit Pura, Top Chef: Texas winner Paul Qui, and Fan Favorite winner Fabio Viviani will join hosts Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons on this first-ever culinary voyage, which sets sail from Miami, Florida, on April 11, 2013.... Read More

Small-Ship Luxury Cruise Line Paul Gauguin Debuts 2013 Itineraries

Sep 12, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury small-ship cruise line Paul Gauguin Cruises announced the availability of its 2013 Voyages by Gauguin brochure. A complimentary copy is available via travel agents and at the company’s website (PGCruises.com). The 86-page brochure showcases a variety of destinations and provides information on the company’s fleet of cruise ships, including five award-winning itineraries in French Polynesia and 13 new itineraries in the Caribbean, Latin America, and Europe. There also is news on the line's new luxury cruise ship, Moana, and the newly renovated Gauguin vessel. All-inclusive fares include complimentary beverages with select wines and spirits; an in-room refrigerator that is replenished daily, and onboard... Read More

World's First Living Wall at Sea Comes to Crystal Cruises' Ship

Sep 11, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Crystal Cruises is claiming an “industry’s first” with its self-contained, freestanding living wall at sea aboard the Crystal Symphony. The wall is the creation of UK-based ANS Group Europe. The company spent two days installing the wall, as the luxury cruise ship sailed from Portland to Dover to complete the 11-night themed-voyage, British Isle Brilliance.... Read More

Sneak Peek of Holland America's Savor Alaska Culinary Theme Cruise

Sep 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

It used to be that the highlight of your luxury Alaska cruise was seeing stunning glaciers and breeching whales, but these days they offer so much more. On Holland America’s new 7-night Savor Alaska Culinary Cruise, guests not only get to explore the natural wonders of Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau and Victoria, they will also join Chef Arleen Lloyd on a culinary adventure all its own.... Read More

Never-Before-Seen Amenities Coming to Princess Cruise Line's New Ship

Sep 6, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Heading to a port near you, come June 2013, is Princess Cruise Line's newest luxury cruise ship Royal Princess. It will be offering up to 3,600 passengers exciting amenities including an expanded atrium with entertainment and casual dining venues; a first-ever enclosed, glass floor walkway from the top deck to portside bar; adults-only upper deck pool with private cabanas; the largest top deck pool offered on a cruise ship; a nighttime water and light show; upgraded Movies Under the Stars screen; and balconies off all outside staterooms.... Read More

Exciting New Destination Added to Seabourn Cruise Itineraries

Aug 31, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Seabourn’s small-ship luxury cruises have been whisking guests away to top travel destinations, and hidden gems, around the world for nearly 25 years, but there’s one locale they haven’t hit until now: Antarctica.... Read More

Themed Cruise on Crystal Symphony Features Premier Jazz Artists

Aug 30, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Live jazz ranging from ragtime to swing will be played daily by a roster of guest musicians on Crystal Cruises’ South Pacific voyage from Los Angeles to Hawaii and French Polynesia. The cruise departs on November 25, 2012. The jazz-centric entertainment is the work of the luxury cruise line's voyage partner, Jazzdagen Tours. Clarinetist Pieter Meijers will lead a jazz ensemble featuring percussionist Eddie Metz; trumpeter, pianist and banjo player Randy Morris; keyboardist and vocalist Tom Hook; bassist and vocalist Nicki Parrott; and vocalist Rebecca Kilgore. Additionally, the Crystal Visions Enrichment guest speakers on the cruise will include Louis Zamperini, Olympic champion and subject of the bestseller UnbrokenRead More

Bravo's Top Chef Takes to the Sea on Celebrity Cruises' Culinary Voyage

Aug 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  1 Comment

If you thought that luxury cruises were reserved solely for your less than adventurous grandparents, then clearly you aren’t aware of the lengths Bravo Media will go to create yet another way to capitalize on their hit TV show Top Chef.... Read More

Singles Travel to Mediterranean and Far East on Luxury Cruise Line Get Savings

Aug 23, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

In the latest travel news, commercial cruise liner Voyages to Antiquity recently announced that it has increased its number of dedicated single cabins to 12 percent of its entire inventory of accommodations. Dedicated-single cabins are available in a variety of categories, including inside to deluxe outside with a balcony. "Single travel is one of the fastest growing segments in the travel industry, particularly in the case of destination travel brands where the demographic is generally the mature market,” said Mitchell J. Schlesinger, VP of sales and marketing of Voyages to Antiquity. “We are supporting this growth and extending our 'Extraordinary Value' brand promise by offering a variety of... Read More

Unique New Spa Treatments at Celebrity Reflection's AquaSpa

Aug 16, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

We recently told you about Celebrity Reflection’s coolest new amenity, the 1,600-square-foot Reflection Suite with its unique all-glass shower; well, they’re not done with the additions. Celebrity Cruises has just enhanced the experience guests will also have outside their staterooms and inside the ship’s AquaSpa.... Read More

Alaska Cruise Itinerary for Extreme Adventure Travel Lovers

Aug 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

If you thought Alaska luxury cruises were all about relaxation and whale watching then you haven’t heard about Alaska Unleashed. Alaska Unleashed is an 8-day/7-night Southeast voyage cruising from Juneau to Ketckikan, or the reverse, Ketchikan to Juneau.... Read More

New Cruise Itineraries for 2013 From AmaWaterways Luxury River Cruising

Aug 2, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury river cruise operators AmaWaterways will be launching new ships in 2013. The company plans to launch the 108-passenger ship, the AmaVida, and the 164-passenger ship, the AmaPrima. The firm also will be adding new itineraries, such as an 11-day Paris and Normandy cruise. The outfit is the only river-cruising firm that is a member of the prestigious culinary association, La Chaine des Rotisseurs. AmaWaterways is an industry leader in river cruising. With destinations traveling through Europe, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia, and new voyages to Africa and Portugal, the line offers voyages to more than 20 countries. The Chatsworth, California-headquartered river cruising specialist recently ce... Read More

Holiday Cruise Specials from Paul Gauguin in December

Jul 31, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury cruise ship operator Paul Gauguin Cruises is offering two seven-night Tahiti and the Society Islands voyages this December. Both cruises offer savings of 50 percent off and include airfare from Los Angeles. There is a cruise on December 22 and on December 29. The luxury sailing cruises do a round trip from Papeete, Tahiti. There are overnight stops in Bora Bora and Moorea. Snorkeling and other water-related sports activities will be plentiful. There also will be beach time on private beaches in Bora Bora. The Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment Youth Program will be available on both sailings for young travelers (ages 9 to 17). Adding even more value to the holiday cruising packages, the third... Read More

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