(PRESS RELEASE)_MIAMI, Oct. 31, 2023 – In partnership with local offices of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Carnival Cruise Line will honor hundreds of military heroes with a series of tributes on board six ships in six homeports during the week leading up to Veterans Day. The week-long series of events kicks off with dual tributes in Miami and Tampa on Nov. 5 and continues in Galveston on Nov. 6, Long Beach on Nov. 7, New Orleans on Nov 9, and Port Canaveral on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
(PRESS RELEASE)_MIAMI (Oct. 31, 2023) - Today, Crystal revealed its Grand Journeys itineraries for 2025. Following their extensive multi-million dollar refurbishment, the reimagined Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony will offer extended voyage plans with prolonged port visits, overnight stops and optional overland experiences designed by Abercrombie & Kent at well-known landmarks and lesser-explored destinations. From discovering northern Europe’s famous white summer nights to exploring Africa and Asia’s diverse cultures and countries, Crystal is continuing its commitment to fostering opportunities for inspiration and enrichment, complemented by exceptional service.
(PRESS RELEASE)_MIAMI, Oct. 31, 2023 – Carnival Jubilee, which is set to debut in Texas in December, successfully finished a nautical feat as the first Carnival Cruise Line ship to complete a conveyance of the river Ems in northwest Germany. The first Carnival ship built at Meyer Werft, Carnival Jubilee was successfully transferred from the German shipyard in Papenburg to Eemshaven, Netherlands ahead of its upcoming sea trials.
To complete the conveyance, an experienced team at the helm of Carnival Jubilee sailed the Ems backwards toward the North Sea – departing Papenburg early Monday morning with the support of two tugboats to help with maneuverability. A group of Ems River pilots, the Pilot Brotherhood of Emden, assisted in carrying out the transfer. The pilots are highly trained and use state-of-the-art technology, including a realistic simulation of the river, to prepare for the passage.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(Miami, FL – October 19, 2023) Silversea™, the ultra-luxury travel brand, has opened an exclusive pre-sale on its winter 2025/2026 voyage collection, comprising over 150 new sailings to more than 200 destinations. Departing between September 2025 and April 2026, the new voyages strengthen the brand’s destination leadership, with its ultra-luxury ships unlocking new experiences in highly coveted regions and rarely visited destinations on all-new sailings — including nine maiden calls. Two new grand voyages feature among the collection’s numerous highlights, offering guests even deeper immersion into Australia and the South Pacific.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Carnival Paradise returned to service today in Tampa, Fla. after a refurbishment project that included upgrades to onboard spaces like the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat and the ship’s casino, as part of a 16-day dry dock that took place in Freeport, Bahamas.
Cruisers embarking on the 2,124-guest Carnival Paradise for today’s voyage will notice updates throughout the ship. In addition to the Serenity retreat’s re-imagining, the popular Piano bar has been updated, the ship’s casino was expanded, and several other public areas were also refreshed.
The ship’s current 6-day sailing are set to visit Key West, Fla., Montego Bay, Jamaica and Grand Cayman. The ship sails four-, five- and six-day cruises from her homeport of Tampa. Recently, new itineraries were announced for the ship that feature visits to Carnival’s upcoming exclusive destination, Celebration Key, in 2025-26. To see all cruises currently available on Carnival Paradise, click here.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Seattle, Wash., Oct. 30, 2023 — Say aloha to an incredible offer on Holland America Line’s upcoming cruises to Hawaii. With savings up to 25% on all fall 2023 through spring 2024 Hawaii departures, guests can cruise to the islands starting at just $999 per person, double occupancy. Itineraries range from 16 to 35 days and are roundtrip from San Diego, California, or from San Diego to Vancouver, Canada.
(PRESS RELEASE)_MIAMI-DADE ( October 25, 2023 )– PortMiami is thrilled to announce the arrival of eight new cruise ships to the “Cruise Capital of the World” for the 2023-2024 cruise season.
Among the new lineup of ships that will be departing from PortMiami beginning October 2023 are the Oceania Vista, Carnival Cruise Line Costa Venezia, and Scenic Eclipse II. In November 2023, Crystal Cruises Serenity, MSC Cruises Explora I, and Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian VIVA; and in December 2023, Regent’s Seven Seas Grandeur will begin sailing from PortMiami. In January 2024, Royal Caribbean Group Icon of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world, will set sail from the Port.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Seattle, Wash., Oct. 25, 2023 — Holland America Line is building on its groundbreaking global fresh fish program by joining Vital Choice® in a collaboration that will have guests enjoying the same fresh fish cuisine recipes at sea and at home. Vital Choice, the trusted source for premium wild-caught fish and seafood, shares Holland America Line’s commitment to serving fish that is flavorful and responsibly sourced.
Guests will be able to enjoy three Vital Choice-inspired dishes developed by Holland America Line chefs at home. Shoppers can order three fish varieties online or through the Vital Choice and Harry & David catalogues to prepare with a Holland America Line recipe in their own kitchen: Wild Alaska Halibut, Wild Pacific King Salmon and Wild Chilean Sea Bass. Guests also will be able to enjoy the three Vital Choice-inspired dishes while sailing onboard in the Caribbean and Alaska.
(PRESS RELEASE)_MIAMI (October 24, 2023) - Celebrity Cruises® today revealed a stunning lineup of entertainment for its highly anticipated new ship Celebrity Ascent℠, providing something for everyone with an approach that is equal parts tradition, evolution, and revolution. The new entertainment offerings include a transformative nightlife experience on the Resort Deck, six new live productions, interactive gaming experiences, spectacular live performances in venues throughout the ship and more.
(PRESS RELEASE)_MIAMI, FL, October 24, 2023 – Windstar Cruises has announced its new winter and holiday sailing itineraries from December 2023 to April 2024, offering travelers the opportunity to discover iconic ports like Barcelona, Nice, Florence/Livorno , Marseille, and Rome in an entirely different light aboard the award-winning all-suite, 312-guest, Star Legend.
"The ship was originally scheduled to sail in the Middle East. We’ve postponed our launch in that region to begin in November 2024,” said Windstar Cruises President Christopher Prelog. "With a ship in the Mediterranean, we saw an opportunity to offer guests a legendary winter season in Europe. Our small ships and intimate atmosphere provide a truly unique way to explore Europe's winter wonderlands, while enjoying the magic of the season and the comforts and casual luxury that Windstar is known for."
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