(PRESS RELEASE)_SEATTLE, WA, June 7, 2023 – Quark Expeditions, the global leader in polar adventures,
is thrilled to announce Dr Sian Proctor as godmother for their newest expedition ship, Ultramarine, and invites guests to join her for celebrations onboard the expedition to Antarctica’s legendary Snow Hill in November 2023.
In her godmother role, Dr Proctor will continue a longstanding maritime tradition: the celebration of strong women as touchstones for a ship’s good fortune and safe passage at sea. But just as Ultramarine does on its unmatched polar expeditions, ship godmother Sian will go beyond tradition, and beyond the expected.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Azamara – the upmarket cruise line and pioneer in Destination Immersion® experiences – is making European travel dreams come true with a special limited time offer, giving travelers three free nights, 50 percent savings on one guest, and a $750 onboard credit. The three free nights alone, valued at $3,300 in a Club Continent Suite, add exceptional value to this remarkable offer. Three Nights Free will provide more value to current and future guests of Azamara, with more time to wander and explore a destination on a traveler’s own terms.
(PRESS RELEASE)_OSLO, Norway (June 7, 2023) – Weeks before its 130thanniversary, Hurtigruten Norway unveiled plans for its first zero-emission ship. Initially announced in March 2022, under project name ‘Sea Zero,’ the first-of-its-kind initiative has revealed early concept plans for the world’s most energy-efficient cruise ship. Hurtigruten Norway presented the findings alongside its consortium of 12 maritime partners and research institute SINTEF, all joined in the pursuit of achieving emission-free marine travel. Tasked with developing energy-efficient and carbon-neutral technology solutions, the consortium shared key findings following its first year of research.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Seattle, Wash., June 6, 2023 — For Holland America Line’s 2024-2025 Asia season, the cruise line is set to explore the Far East with departures from Hong Kong, China; Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan; and Singapore to some of the most exciting cities across 10 countries, with a strong focus on Japan.
Noordam will sail a series of nine different 14-day itineraries that travel around Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The cruises showcase the diversity of the countries while celebrating their unique histories. Late departures and overnight ports allow extra time for sampling the nightlife, cuisine and culture of the region.
(PRESS RELEASE)_SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 6, 2023) – Earning an opportunity to win a one-of-a-kind all-electric Porsche Taycan could be one step away through a fun contest from Xponential Fitness and Princess Cruises.
The Walk to Win™ Porsche contest gives fitness fans and cruisers the opportunity to win a custom branded, high-performance Taycan valued at $100,000.
To qualify for the contest, U.S. residents of legal age* can use the XPASS app from Xponential Fitness and achieve a 30-day fitness streak. An alternate way to qualify is available for Princess guests who use MedallionPay Shoreside when shopping on vacation at over 250 merchants in 28 destinations throughout the Caribbean, Mexico and Alaska.
(PRESS RELEASE)_MIAMI (June 6, 2023) – Starboard Cruise Services, an LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton company and retail curator at sea, celebrates a milestone partnership with the newest Chinese cruise operator, Blue Dream Cruises. Starboard debuted retail operations in China aboard the first international cruise line sailing in 2006, and its illustrious 17-year presence in the market is reflected in the sophisticated and culturally enriched onboard retail experience that caters to the discerning preferences of Chinese travelers. The collection is a tribute to China’s rich heritage, comprising of a thoughtfully curated selection of global and Asian brands, luxury designers, and treasured mementos that guests can take home to cherish their cruise vacation.
(PRESS RELEASE)_The Hotel Ithaca, the area’s only independently owned hotel, conveniently located in the heart of Ithaca, NY, offers the LGBTQ Walking Tour Package with proceeds benefiting the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services at Ithaca College.
The accommodations package includes:
- Deluxe accommodations for two
- A bottle of Finger Lakes Wine at check-in
- A picnic lunch for two for guests who show proof that they will take the tour by downloading the Pocket Sights app or brochure with map.
For reservations call 607.272.1000 or visit thehotelithaca.com.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Geneva/Madrid – June 5, 2023 – UNWTO is working with the MSC Foundation to deliver a series of sustainability-related education courses on board the MSC Euribia cruise ship. The initiative builds on the success of the first Global Youth Tourism Summit, held in Sorrento, Italy, in 2022, and will see the creation of the MSC Foundation Youth Lab, a specially equipped venue on the advanced new eco-ship.
One of the core programs to be offered in the Youth Lab will be "GYTS for MSC: A Sustainable Future for Our Next Generations,” designed in close partnership with UNWTO.
Saint Lucia Carnival 2023 Scheduled
(PRESS RELEASE)_The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority has announced plans for Saint Lucia Carnival 2023. Scheduled to take place from July 1-19, visitors have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the heart of the local community through events such as J’ouvert, Inter-Commercial House Calypso, Junior Carnival, and community carnival parades in Gros Islet, Anse La Raye, Soufrière, Babonneau, Ciceron and Dennery. For the schedule of events or to join a band, visit carnivalsaintlucia.com.
(PRESS RELEASE)_MIAMI – June 2, 2023 – Carnival Cruise Line today announced that acclaimed late night talk show host and comedian Jay Leno will serve as its first ever godfather to one of its ships, Carnival Venezia™, at a celebratory event on June 14, 2023 when the ship is blessed and enters service from New York City. The ship is the first to incorporate “Carnival Fun Italian Style” that adds Carnival’s signature fun to the beautiful Italian theming of the vessel. In addition to serving as the Godfather, Leno will perform a special comedy show exclusively for Carnival’s event guests, in partnership with Carnival® World Mastercard®.
“Carnival Venezia originally entered service for our Italian sister brand Costa Cruises and was christened in 2019, so she already has a godmother. With Carnival Venezia joining the fleet and sailing from New York, we wanted to ensure a proper welcome for the ship and decided having a godfather would be both fun and appropriate,” said Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy. “And when we thought of someone who would make a FUN godfather with Italian heritage, we knew Jay Leno would be the perfect godfather! And he’s already a member of the Carnival family – he entertained guests a few years ago as part of our Carnival LIVE entertainment series.”
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