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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

Cruise Ships Set a Higher Bar for Dining at Sea

Jul 30, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal  |  2 Comments

The Daily Meal went aboard Celebrity Cruise's Celebrity Summit ship for a Sunday brunch this weekend to uncover what is new in the cruise industry's culinary world. Held at Qsine, one of the restaurants on Celebrity Summit, guests were served an array of gourmet treats and an inside look at how cruise ship dining is evolving.... Read More

Coolest New Stateroom on Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Reflection

Jul 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  1 Comment

Celebrity Cruises announced in April that their new 1,600-square-foot Reflection Suite aboard one of its Solstice Class ships, Celebrity Reflection, would include a very unique, all-glass shower. They weren’t kidding—the space ship looking feature actually juts out over the edge of the ship’s 14th deck. With so much talk surrounding this new amenity, the luxury cruise line decided to release some renderings so potential travelers could see what they’re in for.... Read More

New On-Board Entertainment on Crystal Cruises | Magic Castle at Sea

Jul 25, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

As one of the top luxury cruise lines, Crystal Cruises is always looking to enhance upon their already diverse and enriching on-board entertainment. And just like that, out of thin air, comes a new industry-first program called “Magic Castle at Sea.” Master Magician Rich Bloch, along with several other skilled magicians from the famous private magicians’ club in Hollywood, the Magic Castle, will be putting on one-of-a-kind shows that will stun and surprise.... Read More

Norwegian Cruise Line #SeaTweetup 2012 Social Media Event in October

Jul 24, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Update your status and let the Twitterverse know that Norwegian Cruise Line is gearing up for its second annual #SeaTweetup Cruise. Luxury cruise liner Norwegian Sky will depart from Miami on October 12, 2012 for a weekend of social media inspired fun. Travelers will set sail for the Bahamas where they’ll visit Nassau before heading onto Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s private island, and return on October 15.... Read More

Viking River Cruises Adding Two Ships in 2013

Jul 23, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Apparently, business is good for luxury river-cruise specialty company Viking River Cruises, as the company announced the addition of two new ships to its fleet for 2013. The announcement of the firm’s placement of an order for two Viking Longships was made Friday, July 20, 2012, from its Los Angeles offices. Each will have 95 staterooms. Viking Cruises is now set to add eight ships in 2013, and have a total of 14 by 2014. "As the fastest-growing segment of travel, river cruising is inspiring more vacation plans than ever before," said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking River Cruises. "We are very pleased by the response we have seen to our new Viking Longships, and we are continuing our expansion to meet that demand.... Read More

Crystal Cruises Begins $65 Million Renovation to Crystal Symphony

Jul 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises has just unveiled the newly renovated Crystal Symphony, the first step in completing a $65 million, five-year plan to redesign every room aboard the award-winning ship.... Read More

Seabourn Announces Exciting Guest Speakers for World Cruise 2013

Jul 18, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Seabourn luxury cruise line is gearing up to set sail for their 116-day World Cruise next year and they decided to take some extra passengers with them: A line-up of distinguished guest speakers. The noted guests to join the voyage runs the gamut from comedians to astronomers to destination experts, covering subjects such as literature, foreign relations, geography and science. They will be sharing knowledge of their field and giving insight into the many travel destinations along the World Cruise.... Read More

Paul Gauguin Cruises Adds Tere Moana to its Fleet of Luxury Ships

Jul 17, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury cruise line Paul Gauguin Cruises just added another ship to its fleet, the Tere Moana, which will specialize in whisking travelers away to destinations in Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. The new ship will complete a major multimillion-dollar renovation in November and set sail for its first voyage on December 29, 2012.... Read More

Crystal Cruises Voted "World's Best Large-Ship Cruise Line" 17 Years Running

Jul 9, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Crystal Cruises has been voted by readers of Travel + Leisure “The World’s Best Large-Ship Cruise Line” for the seventeenth consecutive year. The cruise line is the only luxury brand to win this award each year it has been issued. Service, destinations, activities, accommodations, food, and value are the six areas readers vote on to determine the award-winning company. “While we have delighted travelers this year with newly designed spaces, new services, and new value-conscious pricing, we have offered a consistency of experience that is unmatched in our industry."... Read More

Luxury Cruise Through Vietnam's Historic Halong Bay | Indochina Sails

Jul 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  4 Comments

Indochina Sails, an extension of luxury cruise company Huong Hai Junks, boasts over ten years of experience, bringing guests from all over the world to the beauty of Halong Bay, Vietnam. Featuring tropical weather, guests aboard a cruise through the bay should expect warm, humid weather in the summer and cold, dry weather in the winters.... Read More

Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian Oversees New Restaurant on Norwegian Breakaway

Jun 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Norwegian Cruise Line recently announced that for their newest ship, Norwegian Breakaway, they have made a deal with celebrity chef and Food Network star Geoffrey Zakarian to create and oversee a brand new luxury restaurant, Ocean Blue.... Read More

Paul Gauguin Cruises Wins Travel + Leisure SMITTY Award for Social Media Campaign

Jun 20, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury cruise line Paul Gauguin Cruises has won a Travel + Leisure Social Media In Travel and Tourism (SMITTY) award for Best Single Social Media Promotion for its 'Meet Me in Tahiti' campaign. The award ceremony was held in Brooklyn, New York, on June 7, 2012. The campaign enabled users to take a five-minute virtual vacation by visiting MeetMeinTahiti.com. Users could select three Facebook friends to accompany them on their vacation. Participants created custom postcards and enjoyed activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, and relaxing on a private beach. The virtual vacationers also placed their postcards to Facebook directly from the site for all to see. Paul Gauguin teamed with Banyan Branch, a Seattle,... Read More

Silversea Extends Adventure Travel to Galapagos Islands on Newly Acquired Ship

Jun 19, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury cruise lines are sending passengers to some of the most exotic and sought after locations around the globe like Egypt, Tahiti, Tasmania and Madagascar to name a few; so why not add the Galapagos Islands to the list?... Read More

Cruise Russia in Luxury Aboard Amakatarina

Jun 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Want to do something a little different than the standard cruise in the expected locations? The redesigned Amakatarina is the perfect introduction to the historic views of Russia, giving you an unexpected luxury cruise experience. With a guest allowance of 212 and exciting day excursions to some of Russia's oldest cities, Amakatarina strives to bring guests the unseen world of Russian culture and beauty.... Read More

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