PRESS RELEASE_MIAMI (May 31, 2018) - In its continued effort to provide its guests with a wide variety of choices and fun, Carnival Cruise Line is refreshing its Carnival Players Club casino program to give members even more access to unique offers and experiences, both on board and ashore.
The program includes a new “Dealer’s Choice” offer with exclusive cruise savings opportunities, complimentary in-casino drinks for qualified guests, and invitation-only Carnival Players Club events.
With this refresh, Carnival has also upgraded several new programs to offer guests an enhanced cruise and casino experience with value-added benefits, privileges and exclusive events based on level of play:
· Getaway: a great way for players looking for a short vacation, Getaway is available on three- to five-day cruises with extras like in-stateroom gifts, priority check-in and luggage delivery, complimentary in-casino drinks to qualified players, and a chance to win up to $10,000 in free play, cash and prizes.
· Premier: for our more avid casino players, Premier is available on cruises of six days or longer and offers all the benefits of the Getaway program plus a complimentary pre-cruise gift, priority debarkation, a special Welcome Aboard party, invitation-only casino tournaments, and a chance at $20,000 in free play, cash and prizes every cruise.
· Ultra: loyalty matters, and our most loyal players will receive Ultra invites, which include all of the benefits of the Premier program plus a chance at $100,000 in cash and gifts on board.
· Elite: reserved for our very best players, the Elite program provides exclusive experiences and perks like complimentary parking or local airport pick-up and drop-off, early stateroom access, complimentary drinks throughout the cruise, a free shore excursion and Wi-Fi, special Welcome Aboard and sailaway parties, and VIFP Platinum status for the entire voyage.
“Carnival offers the most enjoyable and rewarding casinos aboard our 26 ships and with our enhanced Carnival Players Club program we’re providing our valued guests with a variety of expanded offers and unique experiences simply based on their level of play,” said Marty Goldman, Carnival’s senior vice president of global casino operations.
In addition to a new branding and logo that mirrors the line’s recently launched marketing campaign, a new Carnival Players Club web site, www.carnivalplayersclub.com, offering a wide range of helpful information.
PRESS RELEASE_Seattle, Wash., May 22, 2018 — Guests on the Aug. 11, 2018, O, The Oprah Magazine Adventure of Your Life Cruise to Alaska aboard Holland America Line’s Eurodam will be joined by five of the magazine’s editors and Dr. Shefali Tsabary, clinical psychologist, author and international speaker; Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author; and Sara Auster, sound therapist, meditation teacher and artist.
Special programming during the roundtrip Seattle, Washington, cruise will enable guests to gain insight and knowledge from this team of visionaries and learn from their expertise. Joining the cruise from O, The Oprah Magazine will be: Executive Editor Amy Maclin, Books Editor Leigh Haber, Food and Wellness Editor Cathryne Keller, Health Editor Corrie Pikul and Beauty Director Brian Underwood.
“This is the largest group of the magazine’s editors and authorities that we’ve brought together on one cruise, and it will be a memorable experience for our guests to connect with these incredible experts,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “Cruising broadens your horizons and our Adventure of Your Life Cruises brings an even greater level of connection and inspiration for discovering change within yourself.”
Activities and Events on the Adventure of Your Life Cruise to Alaska include:
Parents can sit back and enjoy their vacation while their kids have a blast at Royal Caribbean’s Adventure Ocean kids program. Here, kids from 2-17 enjoy their own space with age-appropriate games, sports and educational activities. Best of all? Every member of the Adventure Ocean staff brings years of childcare education, training and experience so guests know they’re in good hands.
PRESS RELEASE_Deerfield Beach, FL. May 21, 2018 – Summer is just around the corner and Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line (BPCL) is giving families the chance to experience an unforgettable getaway to Grand Bahama Island for an unbeatable value with its Kids Sail Free offer. Valid for all June cruises, kids 16 and under sail free in the same stateroom as two paying parents. With last month’s launch of Grand Classica joining Grand Celebration, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s two ships provide families with daily options departing from the Port of Palm Beach.
“As school comes to an end for summer, we are excited to offer families incredible savings paired with the ease and convenience of sailing from the Port of Palm Beach,” shared Oneil Khosa, CEO of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line. “There is no better way for families to create lasting memories together and kick off summer than with one of our fun-filled, two-night cruises to Grand Bahama Island.”
Whether celebrating the end of the school year, graduation or Father’s Day on June 17, June is the perfect month for families to experience the affordability, convenience and fun of a Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line vacation. Both Grand Classica and Grand Celebration offer endless activities for families to enjoy on their journey to and from Grand Bahama Island. Parents can relax while their kids have a blast at one of the age specific kid’s clubs led by trained youth counselors, like the Kruzers Club for ages 3-6 and other supervised activities for ages 7-12 and teens. Kids of all ages will have fun staying busy with swimming, dining and non-stop entertainment options including a mini movie theater, gaming consoles, jungle gyms, mini rock climbing wall, outdoor kiddy pool with slides, ball pit, live Vegas-style shows and interactive kid programming.
Home to vibrant marine life, mysterious shipwrecks and one of the world’s largest underwater cave systems, families will love exploring Grand Bahama Island with a vast range of shore excursions catering to all ages. Families can snorkel in highly-preserved Bahamian reefs, cruise the beach in an open-top Jeep, snorkel around a freshwater blue hole, swim with dolphins, experience panoramic views from the sky while parasailing, kayak amidst a mangrove forest or cruise aboard a 60-foot, double-deck, glass bottom boat for optimal marine life observation.
For more information on Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, please see visit www.bahamasparadisecruiseline.com.
PRESS RELEASE_SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 18, 2018) – Voted “Best Cruise Line in Asia,” Princess Cruises has an expansive schedule of cruise vacations open for sale for the upcoming fall 2019 through spring 2020 season. Special departures include an opportunity to see the Annular Solar Eclipse off the coast of Malaysia on December 26, 2019, a New Year’s Eve late-evening departure from Hong Kong, plus Diamond Princess sails around Japan in search of fall colors.
With 45 departures departing November 2019 through May 2020, sister ships Diamond Princess and Sapphire Princess take guests to experience the exotic cultures and sites of Japan, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, South Korea, Malaysia and more.
Diamond Princess sails from Japan in search of fall colors around Kyushu, Honshu and Shikoku. Diamond also sails to Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands and between Tokyo and Singapore over the holidays. A special 15-day departure to Hong Kong, Taiwan and beyond will be available on January 20, 2019 over the Lunar New Year.
Sapphire Princess homeports from Singapore sailing to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and beyond for the season. The unique opportunity for the Annular Eclipse departs on Dec 17, 2019.
Itinerary highlights for the 2019-2020 Asia season include:
Two ships – Diamond Princess and Sapphire Princess - both built in Nagasaki, Japan by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
Visits to 33 destinations in 11 countries with opportunities to experience 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
A choice of 23 itineraries, ranging in length from three to 25 days.
More Ashore late-night stays in eight ports, including overnights in Hong Kong on Southeast Asia and Japan cruises
More details about the 2019-2020 Asia and Japan cruise offerings can we found at www.princess.com/asia
PRESS RELEASE_SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 18, 2018) – Princess Cruises, voted “Best Cruise Line in South America,” released its fall 2019 through spring 2020 season with 14 departures including voyages sailing to Antarctica. As part of the lineup, a 58-day South America voyage circumnavigates the continent and offers the opportunity to visit icons of the region, including Easter Island, Rio’s Carnival, Machu Picchu, Iguazú Falls, Patagonia and more.
Coral Princess and Island Princess cover the entire continent for the 2019-2020 season, featuring three departures to the Antarctic Peninsula for scenic cruising, departing aboard Coral Princess December 20, 2019, January 5 and 21, 2020.
Itinerary highlights for the 2019-2020 South America season include:
Two ships – Island Princess and the maiden season to South America for sister ship Coral Princess.
Three departures on Coral Princess between Buenos Aires and Santiago including scenic cruising of the Antarctica Peninsula.
A choice of 14 departures, visiting 31 destinations in 18 countries departing from Ft. Lauderdale, Santiago or Buenos Aires from December 2019 through March 2020.
Nine itineraries, ranging in length from 14 to 58 days.
Overnight stays in Lima (Callao), Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires.
Opportunities to visit to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
“South America is a highly-desired destination for our guests with so many landmarks and cultures to explore,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “This upcoming season also marks our return to Antarctica which we know is a huge draw for travel seekers and has been voted a top place to visit.”
Guests also can choose to book a pre- or post-cruise land tours, visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites Iguazu National Park in both Brazil and Argentina or discover the “Hidden City of the Incas” in Machu Picchu, Peru.
PRESS RELEASE_SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 17, 2018) – Princess Cruises guests sailing to the Caribbean will enjoy the white-sand beaches, warm sunshine and inviting island life on a variety of cruise itineraries to all three sought-after regions – Eastern Caribbean, Western Caribbean and Southern Caribbean. On sale today, the newly announced fall 2019 to spring 2020 program features the maiden season of Sky Princess, debuting in December 2019 on a three-day inaugural cruise, followed by a series of seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean voyages.
The cruise line’s fourth Royal-Class ship, Sky Princess, sets sail out of Ft. Lauderdale on a three-day, roundtrip cruise departing Dec. 4, 2019, visiting Princess Cays, recognized as one of the top cruise line private islands in the Bahamas. The ship then sails on alternating seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale Dec. 7, 2019 - April 4, 2020. Voyages offer late-night stays, during every visit to St. Thomas and Cozumel so guests can enjoy more time in these popular destinations.
“The Caribbean continues to be a highly desired destination for families, honeymooners and travelers alike, offering a memorable taste of the island life through its culturally diverse people, flavorful food and of course, the sun-drenched beaches,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “The new Sky Princess and our other beautiful ships provide comfort and convenience while visiting the many diverse Caribbean islands.”
Onboard, our guests can celebrate the unique colors, cultures and flavors of the islands with our Rhythm of the Caribbean program. Princess guests can immerse themselves in one-of-a-kind cultural activities — from local music and crafts to meeting “Parrots in the Piazza” and captivating presentations from local experts like shark divers and treasure hunters.
At-a-glance, itinerary highlights for the 2019-2020 Caribbean season include:
PRESS RELEASE_CELEBRATION, Fla. (May 17, 2018) – In fall 2019, Disney Cruise Line will return to favorite destinations and home ports on a variety of itineraries, including adventures to Bermuda, Bahamas, Baja, Canada and the Caribbean. With cruises ranging from two-night getaways to weeklong vacations and beyond, this season of sailings offers countless opportunities for families to delight in Disney magic, explore exotic locales and make lifelong memories together.
Bookings open to the public on May 24, 2018. More details on 2019 itineraries can be found on the Ports and Itineraries for 2019 page of disneycruise.com.
Sailings to Bermuda, Bahamas and Canada from New York
The Disney Magic returns to New York in September for a selection of departures to a diverse collection of destinations, including luxurious Bermuda, sun-kissed Bahamas and historic New Brunswick, Canada.
Three special five-night cruises feature two days in Bermuda, allowing extra time for guests to indulge in the island nation’s famous pink-sand beaches, world-class shopping, abundant water activities and distinctive blend of British and Caribbean culture.
During two seven-night sailings from New York to the Bahamas, cruisers are treated to a double-dose of pixie dust. A stop at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, is paired with a day at Port Canaveral, Florida, where every guest receives a one-day Walt Disney World Park Hopper ticket and round-trip transportation to the theme parks in nearby Orlando.
PRESS RELEASE_LONDON, UK – May 17, 2018 – A holistic wellness journey like no other on land or at sea, today Celebrity Cruises unveils The Spa on Celebrity Edge. With more than 22,000 sprawling sq. ft. for guests to renew, restore, and reinvigorate, The Spa was inspired by nature, and masterfully designed by world-renowned designer Kelly Hoppen, MBE, and features an ahh-inspiring assortment of treatments in collaboration with industry-leading partners.
“Our aspiration for The Spa was the same aspiration we have for Celebrity Edge – to provide our guests with a deeper and more profound connection to the sea,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises. “To start the revolution in relaxation, we turned once again to the visionary Kelly Hoppen to completely transform the spa experience and develop an atmosphere that envelops you in luxury and soothes your soul from the moment you walk in.”
To create an environment that is both in harmony with nature and undeniably luxurious, Celebrity collaborated with Hoppen, who passionately brought her warm opulence to Celebrity Edge’s accommodations, including the suites and The Retreat.
MIAMI, FL – May 16, 2018 – Norwegian Bliss completed yet another milestone, as she makes her way to her home port of Seattle, becoming the largest passenger ship to transit the Panama Canal since the completion of the canal’s expansion project in 2016.
As the newest and largest Norwegian Cruise Line ship at over 168,000 gross tons and a capacity of 4,004, double occupancy, she passed through the new set of locks, on both the Atlantic and Pacific sides. The new locks were constructed as part of the biggest enhancement project since the canal’s opening in 1914. Norwegian Bliss cruised through the canal, on her way to Los Angeles, California, and will complete her first Panama Canal cruise on Friday, May 25.
Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of Norwegian Bliss in Bremerhaven, Germany on April 19, 2018, after which she began her inaugural tour. Her exhibition commenced with a preview event for the European market, before she embarked on her transatlantic voyage on April 21. Upon her arrival to the U.S., preview events took place in New York City (May 4-6) and Miami (May 8-10), with upcoming events to take place in Los Angeles (May 25-27), and Seattle where she will celebrate her official christening (May 30-June 2).
“We are very proud to showcase our newest ship and celebrate one more exciting milestone with Norwegian Bliss as the largest passenger ship to transit the new Panama Canal,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line.” We are excited for this sixteenth ship in our young and modern fleet to begin welcoming guests in her home port of Seattle and provide them with the outstanding service, dining, entertainment and amenities for which we are recognized.”
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