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A-ROSA River Excursions Showcase The Best of European Living

Nov 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Planning a European vacation can be highly stressful and time-consuming with so many cities and historical places on the map. After all, this is one of the world’s most culturally rich continents. Isn’t it standard to pack too many destinations into too short of a time making travelers feel as if they need a vacation upon their return? It takes a few times to get right, but if you have the resources, why not let someone else do all the work.... Read More

Windstar Cruises | 60% Increase in Bookings for 2013

Nov 16, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Windstar Cruises’ advanced bookings for 2013 sailings are up 60 percent compared to the same time last year. The company announced that it is on course for a fourth consecutive year of increased revenue. “We have an outstanding product today. We truly deliver a unique luxury cruise experience that feels like your own private yacht while immersing you in the destination,” said Hans Birkhoz, CEO of Windstar Cruises.... Read More

Where to Dine, Shop & Sightsee in Stockholm | A World-Class Cruise Destination

Nov 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Carrie Coolidge  |  1 Comment

Stockholm is one of the most desirable destinations on Baltic and Northern European cruise itineraries for good reason. Most cruise ships dock right in the city center, but you won’t fall into a tourist trap. Indeed, this city is anything but touristy, although it is an ideal and welcoming place to be one.... Read More

MGM Resorts and Royal Caribbean Cruises Come Together to Offer Greater Benefits to Loyalty Program Members

Nov 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

MGM Resorts and Royal Caribbean have teamed up to strengthen customer loyalty by providing more access and rewards at MGM Resorts’ world-renowned destinations in Las Vegas, Detroit and Mississippi and on Royal Caribbean’s fleet of the world’s most innovative cruise ships that sail to exciting destinations worldwide.... Read More

Be an Arctic Explorer on Kensington Tours' North Pole Expedition Cruise

Nov 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  1 Comment

Are you considering going on a luxury cruise, but are tired of the same old itineraries? Well, you're in luck, because Kensington Tours wants to ship you off to the North Pole. Sound a little extreme and scary? Don't worry, they won’t be sending you alone. You will be guided by the impressive Mark Terry, an award winning polar explorer. If you’ve always dreamt of exploring the unknown but ended up stuck behind a desk, then the 14-day, $23,995 (per person) North Pole Arctic Expedition cruise is probably just the thing you need to put that spring back in your step.... Read More

Premier Golf Theme Itineraries Coming to Crystal Cruises in 2013

Nov 1, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Crystal Cruises will implement a 25-percent increase in its golfing-vacation cruising opportunities in 2013. New itineraries will be presented in three of the golf-themed cruises in the British Isles, New England/Canada, and the Canary Islands/Iberia. The golf-centric cruises are part of the 12 Experience of Discovery voyages.... Read More

Mississippi River Makes Way for American Queen Steamboat Cruises

Oct 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart  |  1 Comment

For all you American history buffs/cruise enthusiasts out there, clear your calendars, because the largest steamboat ever built is back on the waters. After spending several years in semi-retirement, the American Queen is now offering luxury themed cruises along the Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee Rivers.... Read More

Crystal Cruises Announces Itineraries for 2014 and Early 2015

Oct 22, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Crystal Cruises recently announced its full year of worldwide voyages for 2014, and its itineraries up to mid-April 2015. The cruising line is the early bird of the flock luxury liners, being the first to unveil its itineraries for that time frame so far in advance. There are new seven- and 10-day cruises available in 2014. There are 16 maiden calls among the 194 total ports that span 68 countries. "As a leader in luxury vacation experiences, we are constantly pushing ourselves to find new ways to show the world to savvy travelers," said Crystal's Jack Anderson, senior VP of marketing and sales at Crystal, in a prepared statement for the media. "Our 2014 to early 2015 calendar is especially exciting, with dozens of new routes and places to see, via one of the most pampering ways one can t... Read More

Family-Friendly Cruise Ship Europa 2 to Debut May 2013

Oct 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Considering that her predecessor, Europa has been one of the world’s top rated luxury cruise ships since her introduction in 1999, it is no surprise that Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ newest ship, Europa 2 is, a year before her introduction, creating quite a buzz. Whereas the first Europa was more formal and perhaps designed with an older demographic in mind, Europa 2 caters more to executives and their young families. The new ship merely demands that you dress casually smart and enjoy the relaxed lifestyle on board rather than the strict cruise rituals we've all become accustom to.... Read More

Unique Floating Hotel in The Netherlands Joins Worldhotels Brand

Oct 12, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

ss Rotterdam has been the flagship of Holland America since 1959, eventually finding a permanent port in Katendrecht in the Rotterdam harbor. After completing a full restoration in December 2009, the iconic ship reopened in February 2010 as a floating hotel at sea. On October 1, 2012, Worldhotels, a brand containing a portfolio of 500 handpicked properties around the world, added the ss Rotterdam to its exclusive list. The 780-foot vessel features 254 contemporary guest rooms with working desks, flat-screen TVs, Internet access and air conditioning. The new spaces accommodate up to four people and give a nod to their 1950s roots by way of a specifically chosen color palette and room shape. Guests can socialize at the Terrace ad Ocean Bar or dine at Lido restaurant for... Read More

Falkland Islands the Latest Cruise Destination for Luxury Ships

Oct 11, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury cruise ships have been broadening their port of calls lately, no longer merely floating down the Mediterranean or sailing around the Bahamas. The Falkland Islands, located in the South Atlantic Ocean about 300 miles off the coast of Argentina, have become the newest destination hitting 2012/13 season itineraries. October 6 saw the first visit to the Islands by cruise ship Ushuaia which brought 84 guests to the capital of Stanley. Other vessels including Regatta (Prestige Cruises), Ocean Diamond (Quark), and Arcadia (P&O), Polar Pioneer and Ocean Nova will also be heading there later this month. From the October to April season, about 90 different ships carrying over 50,... Read More

National Cruise Week Offers World's Largest Cruise Sale

Oct 3, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Cruise Line International Association’s World’s Largest Cruise Sale promotion is expected to have more than 5,000 travel industry professionals participating this year. The campaign, which runs from October 21-27, 2012, features more than 200 cruise ships offering amazing deals on their voyages.... Read More

VIP Access to Monaco Grand Prix from Crystal Cruises

Oct 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

The Monaco Grand Prix may be an automobile race, but don’t let this fool you, because folks, this ain't NASCAR. Started in 1929, this Formula One event is considered to be one of the most prestigious mobile races in the world, with a circuit known for its exceptional glamour.... Read More

On Board Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Oct 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Recently named the “Best Cruise Line” in Los Angeles Times' 2012 Readers Choice Awards, the boutique river collection of luxury cruises has a world of options. Also named to Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List and consistently placing on the Platinum Circle and Reader’s Choice awards, Uniworld cruises 13 rivers in 20 countries around the globe; the ships can be found throughout Europe, Egypt, Russia, China, Vietnam and Cambodia offering top-notch service and accommodations.... Read More

Hublot Agrees to Tell Time for Seabourn Cruises

Sep 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  1 Comment

If you are going on a luxury cruise, nothing could be worse than the opulent ambience being ruined when you need the time and you look up to see a cheap and ugly wall clock glaring 2:45 back at you. Not only are you late for the magician/hypnotist show, but you’ve also been snapped out of your happy dream of being away from the world of average-looking clocks. If you choose Seabourn Cruises for your oceanic adventure however, Swiss luxury timepiece company Hublot will ensure that doesn’t happen.... Read More

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