Heading north for the changing of seasons? These five shore tours will embellish your experience ashore.
This sounds like just the sort of thing to build a social network and stimulate the brain during an extended cruise. For extended cruises of 14 days or more, Holland America is organizing the new Explorations Book Club. The chosen book, usually relating to the destination, will be announced well in advance of sailing, and… [Read More]
Cruising clearly enjoys a strong and devoted following quite capable of recognizing a significant event. Cunard Line says it accepted reservations for all 2,000-plus berths in just 29 minutes on April 1 for the the October 2010 maiden voyage for the new Queen Elizabeth, easily making it the fastest-selling voyage in Cunard’s 170-year history. The… [Read More]
Custom shoreside adventures highlight the new Silver Shore Concierge service that Silversea Cruises is unveiling this summer. From the lush green fields of Northern Ireland to the Byzantine majesty of Istanbul or the golden beaches of the Greek Isles, Silversea is offering to customize the perfect shore experience for guests aboard its luxury ships. Ideal… [Read More]
The eat-when-and-where-you-want trend has spread to all the big names of popular and premium cruising now that Carnival has announced its planned move to flexible dining. Nearly a decade since Norwegian Cruise Line and Princess Cruises adopted the customer-driven approach to food service, the final holdout, Carnival, is going to roll Your Choice Dining out… [Read More]
The call for European cruises must be ringing loud in the ears of cruise execs, who seem to be dedicating more and more resources to that market. Royal Caribbean, for instance, is planning to deploy eight ships in 2010 for a broad assortment of European itineraries. Royal Caribbean will offer 57 unique Europe itineraries, visiting… [Read More]
Debuting in December, Silversea Cruises’ Silver Spirit will sail from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles and twist back to New York on a fascinating itinerary highlighted by a visit to Rio de Janeiro in time for Carnival, a journey around the end of the earth at Cape Horn, an in-depth exploration of the Mexican Riviera,… [Read More]
An urgent note to the owner of SeaDream Yacht Club: Joel Katz has taken command of one of your yachts. There’s no need to panic, Mr. Brynestad. The vessel is in good hands, I assure you. The ever-gracious Mr. Katz has even promised to return SeaDream I at the end of the week. With all… [Read More]