UnCruise Adventures announced theme cruises for the 2020 sailing season. Six ships offer themed departures on a variety of topics including birding, photography, wine and culinary, kids and families, and insider departures.
Crystal Cruises announced the complete roster of 2022 itineraries for Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. In store for travelers are 67 individual itineraries ranging from seven to 19 nights, as well as 21 Grand Journey combination voyages and a World Cruise.
This week we are joined by Ralph Grizzle. Ralph has sailed with Viking not only on the ocean, but also on the river. We sat down to talk about what Viking has brought from its river cruises over to its ocean cruises. The answer? Many inclusions such as shore excursions, beer and wine at lunch and dinner, and more.
Oceania Cruises unveiled its new Go Local series of immersive destination tours. As a part of the brand’s stream of OceaniaNEXT enhancements, these new tours go beyond the tourist sites where guests will be welcomed into local homes and businesses.
In August 2020, Crystal Endeavor will embark on her maiden voyage from Tokyo. The vessel will sail through the islands of Japan and the Russian Far East, marking the beginning of her inaugural season exploring the world’s farthest corners.
Ponant has announced its plan to acquire Paul Gauguin Cruises. Following the acquisition, the two cruise lines will keep their management, Diane Moore acting as CEO of Paul Gauguin Cruises with her team still based in Bellevue, WA and Navin Sawhney acting as CEO Americas of Ponant, based in New York.
Finishing our series on Galapagos itineraries is Celebrity Cruises. Since we started with Silversea’s Galapagos itineraries because the line has a new ship coming to the Galapagos in 2020, it seems fitting to end with Celebrity Cruises who just had a new Galapagos ship join its fleet.
This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost I am joined by Wes Weiner who recently completed his first expedition cruise aboard Silver Cloud.