Category: Cruise News and Reviews

Atlas Ocean Voyages Acquires Four Additional Ships

U.S. Cruise Brand to Launch Five Luxe-Adventure Ships Through 2023 Atlas Ocean Voyages has announced that it is adding four more ships to its fleet. The Luxe-Adventure cruise brand’s fleet will total five ships by the end of 2023, with the first ship, World Navigator, launching in mid-2021. World Navigator’s inaugural season is already open for reservations. Adventurers can choose among 10 exciting itineraries, ranging from seven to 15 nights throughout the Holy Land and Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean, and the Black Sea. The fleet expansion will allow Atlas Ocean Voyages to offer more itineraries in more global regions...

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MSC Cruises Extends Expansion Plan to 2030

  MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique have further extended their long-term partnership by making a number of strategic announcements at a ceremony held at the Matignon Palace, the French Prime Minister’s the official residence. The ceremony was attended by Édouard Philippe, Prime Minister of France; Gianluigi Aponte, MSC Group’s Founder and Executive Chairman; Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman; and, Laurent Castaing, Chantiers de l’Atlantique’s General Manager. First, the two companies announced the signing of firm contracts for the construction of MSC Cruises’ third and fourth LNG-powered MSC World Class ships, to be delivered in 2025 and 2027....

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Sea Cloud Cruises Opens Bookings for Sea Cloud Spirit

  Sea Cloud Cruises will be taking firm bookings for the new Sea Cloud Spirit. Following careful inspection of the current status of the new build, the cruise company is convinced that “the Sea Cloud Spirit will be delivered on time,” announced CEO Daniel Schäfer. On August 29, 2020 the 452.7 feet (138 meter) long new ship will start its maiden voyage from Lisbon to Rome/Civitavecchia (Italy). Sea Cloud Cruises has extended the deadline until January 31, 2020 for the early booking discount for all voyages on the Sea Cloud Spirit. Building upscale yachts today can be compared to...

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CroisiEurope to Launch Cruises on the Nile River

Beginning in February 2020, CroisiEurope Cruises will debut port-to-port, eight-day cruises on Egypt’s Nile River aboard the luxurious Steigenberger Royale. A pre-cruise program is available to explore the significant sites in the ancient capital of Cairo, The price for the cruise plus the pre-cruise program begins at $3,482 per person. (The cruise price includes all excursions, activities, meals and drinks served on board.) Highlights of this new itinerary include: A visit to the Karnak Temple Complex, which was once one of the largest and most religious complexes in ancient Egypt; A guided tour of the Valley of the Kings...

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Regent Seven Seas Splendor to Offer 16 Cooking Classes

Cooking classes on a cruise are among the top foodie experiences for luxury travelers. Today, Regent Seven Seas Cruises® revealed 16 new Culinary Arts Kitchen classes that will debut during the 2020 inaugural season of Seven Seas SplendorTM. Inspired by Seven Seas Splendor’s inaugural 2020 season sailing the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, the new classes are listed on Regent’s website and include: ISLAND FUSION. Each Caribbean island has a unique culinary footprint. Local traditions and native ingredients illuminate the indigenous culture and natural resources of each island, while the influences of France, Spain, Africa, India and China reveal how the culinary heritage of the Caribbean was shaped by colonialism....

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