(PRESS RELEASE)_PROGRESO, Mexico, Nov. 30, 2023 – Carnival Cruise Line has completed the delivery of over six tons of school, recreational and health supplies donated by Rotary International Districts for children in the Merida and Progreso, Yucatán communities. To celebrate the arrival of the items, Carnival welcomed local dignitaries, including Yucatan Undersecretary of Tourism Raul Paz and Progreso Education Director Daniela Nuñez, and Rotary leaders for a reception aboard Carnival Valor in Progreso.
(PRESS RELEASE)_MIAMI (November 30, 2023) – Starboard Cruise Services, an LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton company and retail curator at sea, and Celebrity Cruises refine and innovate the immersive lifestyle shopping experience onboard the fourth ship in the cruise line's revolutionary Edge Series, Celebrity Ascent. The highly curated vacation retail offerings feature a selection of renowned brands that resonate with Celebrity's brand pillars of premium vacations and bringing destinations to life onboard. Catering to the modern traveler, Celebrity Ascent will also provide first-at-sea retail concept launches and cutting-edge digital activations that enable personalized gift-giving.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Geneva, Switzerland, December 6, 2023 — As the holiday season approaches, Explora Journeys unveils the festive offerings on board EXPLORA I, the first of up to six ships from the MSC Group’s luxury lifestyle brand. This season, guests are invited to experience the magic of the Holidays and New Year's Eve against the stunning backdrop of the Caribbean.
(PRESS RELEASE)_MIAMI, November 29, 2023: ABC’s The Golden Bachelor is proving that seniors are full of life as ever, as the 72-year-old lead Gerry Turner captures the hearts of the show’s participants as well as millions of viewers across America.
(PRESS RELEASE)_MIAMI (Nov. 28, 2023): Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel with a 57-year history of breaking boundaries, today celebrated the christening of Norwegian Viva, the Company’s highly anticipated newest vessel and the second ship in the award-winning Prima Class.
"To christen Norwegian Viva in Miami is incredibly special to many of us at NCL, not only because Miami is our hometown, but also because we can share this moment with our local family and friends," said David J. Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line. "Launching a ship is no solo endeavor. I am overwhelmed with gratitude towards the entire NCL team, our partners and especially our amazing crew who have contributed to bringing Norwegian Viva to life and who care for and deliver exceptional vacation experiences for our guests."
(PRESS RELEASE)_ATHENS, GREECE (November 27, 2023) -- Celestyal, the award-winning, number one choice for cruise travelers to the Greek islands and beyond, is delighted to connect its customers to three new countries (Croatia, Montenegro and Italy) adding six new ports (Kefalonia, Katakolo and Corfu in Greece; Dubrovnik in Croatia; Kotor in Montenegro and Bari in Italy) for the 2024 and 2025 seasons. The Celestyal Journey, will commence her season on March 02, 2024 with a brand-new cruise itinerary for those looking to discover new horizons with more than a dash of history, culture, and beauty.
(PRESS RELEASE)_DOWNERS GROVE, IL and MIAMI, FL – Nov. 27, 2023 -- With the holiday season around the corner, Crystal and Abercrombie & Kent have teamed up for a unique new offer. Now through Dec. 31, guests who book a Crystal cruise will save 25% on a select Tailor Made luxury safari journey — by land or sea — with Abercrombie & Kent. Begin by choosing an exceptional Crystal cruise, where voyages span from exotic, tropical and remote retreats to culturally rich and deeply spiritual destinations. Then, select a Tailor Made safari to wildlife-rich Botswana or Kenya or the Galápagos Islands aboard an award-winning luxury expedition yacht.
(PRESS RELEASE)_FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Nov. 27, 2023) – Princess Cruises is gearing up for a momentous occasion one year from today as Caribbean Princess prepares to embark on its first-ever voyage from Port Canaveral, establishing a new homeport in the heart of Central Florida. These sailings promise the classic, premium Princess experience, catering to travelers of all ages, making them ideal for families and multi-generational adventures.
Some may remember the 1969 romantic comedy, “If This is Tuesday, This Must be Belgium,” about a group of American tourists on a bus tour of Europe. Like just about everything, tours have changed a lot since then.
Today’s traveler wants to get up close and personal with ports of call, looking for everything from wildlife watching in Antarctica to taking a boat into the Amazon back waters and sharing a meal with a local family in Italy, it’s as much about the experience as the trip.
Someone who knows that well is Leyla Osorio, CEO and co-founder of Global Cruises, a Miami-based leader in offering immersive shore excursions since 2008. With regional offices in Cozumel and Cartagena, her team of some 150 employees and 550-plus shore staff currently serve over 100 ports worldwide and host half a million passengers yearly with 500 different excursions.
Recently, Ms. Osorio took time out for an interview about her company and a look into what’s ahead for the shore excursion business: READ MORE.
(PRESS RELEASE)_MIAMI, FLA., November 22, 2023 – Riverside Luxury Cruises, the new all-inclusive, luxury European river cruise brand, announced its Complimentary Indulgences Black Friday Offer today. Travellers will receive up to 500 euros onboard credit when they mention HOLIDAY23 and book a spring 2024 luxury river cruise aboard any Riverside Mozart and Riverside Ravel spring itineraries, departing March 24 through June 30, 2024. Guests can apply their onboard credit to indulge in a complimentary spa treatment; experiences in the Vintage Room, an exclusive, gourmet dégustation and wine pairing; or private shore excursion on a luxurious cultural and culinary immersion through the French Rhône and Austrian Danube wine valleys. For more information, please visit www.Riverside-Cruises.com/en.
Stay current with the latest news from the cruise lines.
Follow Gerry Barker
on All Things Cruise.
Follow Gerry on Splash Magazines Worldwide