Category | Cruises

River cruise lines adding new Portugal trips on the Douro…

Posted on 16 February 2012

  Viking River Cruises is launching voyages on Portugal’s Douro River in 2013.   Two major river cruise lines that cater to North Americans will be expanding into Portugal in 2013.   Industry giant Viking River Cruises this week announced plans for a new 10-night tour that combines a cruise on Portugal’s Douro River with […]

Carnival Cruise Lines to expand in Europe in 2013…

Posted on 14 February 2012

Industry giant Carnival today announced it would offer its widest array of European itineraries ever in 2013.   The line says it will send the 2,124-passenger Carnival Legend to the Continent next year from April to October in an extended season of sailings that will include the line’s first Norwegian fjords itinerary and its first […]

Two more cruise lines launch Europe promotions…

Posted on 14 February 2012

  Regent Seven Seas’ 700-passenger Seven Seas Mariner.   Add Regent Seven Seas and Azamara Club Cruises to the list of lines with new Europe promotions.   Luxury line Regent is offering customers who book one of 10 upcoming Europe sailings reduced rates on business class flights across the Atlantic to reach their ships. The […]

Princess Cruises kicks off Europe sale…

Posted on 13 February 2012

  The 2,590-passenger Grand Princess.   Princess Cruises today launched a one-week promotion on voyages in Europe that industry watchers say goes farther than other recent offers.   The Love Boat Sale, as the line is calling it, brings reduced “2-for-1′ fares and on-board credits of $25 to $100 per cabin on several dozen itineraries. […]

Cruise industry announces change to safety drill policy…

Posted on 10 February 2012

  A salvage barge is docked to the grounded cruise ship Costa Concordia. The Concordia ran aground on Jan. 13 after the captain deviated from his planned route and gashed the hull of the ship on a reef.   Every vacationer boarding a cruise ship will receive a safety briefing before the vessel sets sail […]

Bookings at Disney Cruise Line down, too, in wake of crash…

Posted on 08 February 2012

  Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wonder and Disney Magic at sea.   Entertainment giant Disney is the latest cruise ship operator to note a drop in cruise bookings in the wake of the Costa Concordia accident.   Disney CEO Bob Iger told CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo and Julia Boorstin on Tuesday that the company saw a […]

Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Spirit emerges from makeover…

Posted on 06 February 2012

  The 2,124-passenger Carnival Spirit.   The 2,124-passenger Carnival Spirit has emerged from a multiweek makeover that saw the addition of an expansive water park area and a new adults-only retreat.   The upgrades to the San Diego-based ship also include new flat-screen televisions in every cabin.   Located on Deck 11, the Carnival Spirit’s […]

Norwegian Cruise Line sweetens Alaska cruise promotion…

Posted on 06 February 2012

  The 2,394-passenger Norwegian Pearl, which debuted in 2006.   Norwegian Cruise Line today rolled out a sweetened upgrade offer on Alaska cruises.   The line says that as part of its ongoing “Norwegians Take it to the Next Level” sales event, customers making new Alaska bookings starting today through Feb. 19 will receive a […]

With bookings down, cruise lines begin touting sales…

Posted on 01 February 2012

  The 2,670-passenger Sapphire Princess, one of 17 ships in the Princess fleet in 2011.   Just how much could cruise fares decline in the wake of the Costa Concordia disaster? Cruise fans got a glimpse today as Princess Cruises announced a promotion for summer voyages in Europe and Alaska.   Princess’ new “Sizzlin’ Summer […]

Cruises to Hawaii on the Rise…

Posted on 24 January 2012

While airlift to Hawaii has increased significantly over the last year, the Washington Post is reporting that the islands’ cruise industry is also on the rise.   More than 104,000 travelers arrived in the islands on cruise ships—mostly from the West Coast—in the first 11 months of last year, the report says, noting that this […]

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