(ROYAL CARIBBEAN)_Spectrum of the Seas is another step closer to completion. The ship’s two large megablocks were merged and fastened together at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg Germany – the latest milestone in her unique building process. Spectrum is scheduled for delivery in 2019.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Seattle, Wash., Sept. 10, 2018 — Travelers looking to cruise to the idyllic, sun-drenched beaches of the Caribbean will have more than 100 Holland America Line cruises to choose from between October 2018 and April 2019. Ranging from three to 21 days, guests will have their pick of eight of the line’s premium, mid-sized ships including, the newest addition to the fleet, Nieuw Statendam.
Holland America Line’s Caribbean: Best. Nieuw. Most. More.
Holland America Line’s expansive variety of itineraries explore the eastern, western and southern regions of the Caribbean; some sail to Cuba and others spend a day discovering the Panama Canal. Seven ships will sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, while Rotterdam takes over the roundtrip Tampa, Florida, departures.
Most Fort Lauderdale departures include a visit to what has been called the best private island in the cruise industry: Half Moon Cay, the line’s award-winning private Bahamian island known for its pristine beaches, exciting shore excursions, exclusive beach cabanas and child-friendly activities. Caribbean itineraries this season also introduce Nieuw Statendam on its premier season with cruises from three to 17 days.
(PRESS RELEASE)_ VALENCIA, Calif., September 10, 2018 – Luxury cruise line Cunard today announced culturally-rich onboard programming for 2019 voyages as the legendary brand returns to Alaska to offer its iconic experience in ‘The Last Frontier.’
Queen Elizabeth will sail four 10-night roundtrip Alaska voyages out of Vancouver departing May 21, 31, June 10 and 20, 2019 with port calls in Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Icy Strait Point and Victoria. Highlights include scenic cruising through the famous Inside Passage, Tracy Arm Fjord, and Hubbard Glacier.
“For our return to Alaska, Queen Elizabeth will bring Cunard’s iconic luxury experience to one of the most magnificent places in the world,” said Josh Leibowitz, SVP Cunard North America. “More than our signature Gala evenings and award-winning White Star Service, our team has curated some of the most interesting and engaging speakers to join our Insights program in Alaska. Our guests will have the opportunity to gain a deep understanding about Alaska and its breathtaking landscape, rich cultural heritage and local cuisine.”
Cunard’s new Alaska Insights programming will include:
Other festivities onboard Queen Elizabeth during her time in Alaska will include:
Cunard will also offer Rocky Mountaineer rail tours pre- and post- voyage in Alaska, which include either three- or five- nights’ accommodation and two full days aboard the train. The expedition travels through a spectacular array of scenery including the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, winding river canyons, mountain passes and remarkable tunnels.
For more information about Cunard, or to book a voyage, contact your Travel Consultant, call Cunard Line at 1-800-728-6273 or visit www.cunard.com.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Deerfield Beach, FL. September 7, 2018– Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line (BPCL) has announced a new partnership with Fit Bodies, Inc. to provide guests 16 and older with free exercise classes from certified fitness, Zumba and yoga professionals onboard the Grand Celebration starting in September. Fit Bodies, Inc., the largest teaching exchange program for fitness, yoga, tennis and wellness professionals in the world, will provide guests with exceptional workout experiences to unwind and recharge on their cruise to and from Grand Bahama Island.
“We are delighted to partner with these talented industry professionals to offer guests the best fitness experiences possible onboard,” shares Oneil Khosa, CEO of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line. “In addition to exercising in our Ocean View Fitness Center, our guests can now enjoy the most popular workouts at sea led by certified trainers to ensure they feel rejuvenated during their getaway.”
Beginning this September, fitness classes will be offered onboard the Grand Celebration and starting January 1, fitness classes will be offered every day onboard both ships. Classes will be held both indoors and outdoors, if weather permits, and equipment will be provided. A schedule of fitness classes will be provided to all guests upon their arrival.
“Our new cruise partnership with Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line and their customers is an exciting expansion in the 28-year history of Fit Bodies, Inc.,” shares Fit Bodies, Inc. President Suzelle Snowden. “We look forward to working with the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line team and their customers.”
For more information or to book a Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line vacation, please visit www.bahamasparadisecruise.com or call 800-995-3201.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Geneva, Switzerland (September 4, 2018) – The Mediterranean, known for its picturesque seascapes, is one of Europe’s most popular destinations and continues to grow in popularity as a cruise destination. MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe, has seen an increased demand from guests to discover Southern Italy, and next summer, MSC Fantasia will answer the call by offering Naples as one of the main highlights of its itinerary in this region. Naples is not only rich in history but also perfectly located for exploring some of Southern Italy’s most popular attractions.
“We have enriched the itinerary for MSC Fantasia for next summer in response to the growing popularity of Southern Italy. This is the first time we have planned for a ship to be in Naples for a full day each week for the whole season” said Gianni Onorato, CEO of MSC Cruises. “By arriving in the morning, we will give our guests plenty of time to go on full-day excursions and immerse themselves in the vibrant culture and beauty of this historic region. This will certainly be one of the highlights of this itinerary and we expect to see strong demand for this itinerary.”
FOOD LOVER’S FANTASY
Naples is a food lover’s dream, offering world famous cuisine using the most delicious and fresh ingredients. No visit to Naples would be complete without tasting the local pizza, sipping arguably the best coffee in Italy and of course, sampling the seafood, freshly caught each day. Guests can book a guided tour of the city or simply set out on foot and stumble upon interesting sights around every corner.
(PRESS RELEASE)_SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (Sept. 4, 2018) – Princess Cruises started with a single ship sailing out of the Port of Los Angeles to Mexico in 1965. In 200 days, the cruise line welcomes Royal Princess, one of its new large ships recognized around the world for having been officially named in 2013 by Her Royal Highness, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge. Royal Princess will arrive with great fanfare to the City of Angels and embark on her maiden voyage to the Mexican Riviera on March 23, 2019.
“The anticipation of the arrival of Royal Princess is growing as we officially announce the 200-day countdown that will welcome one of our newest, most elegant ships in our global fleet to the U.S. west coast and long-term home at the Port of Los Angeles,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “Now guests have the opportunity to experience this exquisite floating resort, our world-class service and best-in-class dining to sought-after destinations like the Mexican Riviera, California Coast, Hawaii and Alaska.”
About Royal Princess
The 3,560-guest Royal Princess first debuted in Southampton in June 2013 and was officially christened by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. Significant to this ceremony was the fact that her mother-in-law, Diana, Princess of Wales, christened the original Royal Princess in 1984.
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