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|June 25, 2013
Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, Hong Kong Ready To Welcome Mega Ships
Hong Kong is celebrated as one of the world's favourite cruise destinations, and now and into the future it is ready to welcome cruisers at one of the world's most exciting cruise terminals. Many travellers will remember landing at Hong Kong's old Kai Tak Airport; a heart-stopping descent through the city to the runway in that famous harbour. Now that runway has been transformed by world-renowned architects and designers Foster + Partners into a state-of-the-art cruise terminal which also bea...
|February 13, 2013
State-of-the-Art Kai Tak Cruise Terminal In Hong Kong Creates Stunning Gateway To Asia
The opening of Hong Kong's new Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in June looks set to herald a new chapter in the city's maritime history and enhance its status as being one of Asia's leading cruise hubs and top tourism destinations. Situated mid-way along the world-famous Victoria Harbour with dramatic views of the spectacular skyline, the US$1 billion terminal is destined to become a stunning new gateway to welcome visitors to city, already high on the must-see list for cruise travellers because of ...
|March 13, 2012
Singapore Ushers In New Era of Cruise Travel; New Terminal, Rejuvenation of Existing Facilities
Singapore will introduce its new International Cruise Terminal (ICT) in the second quarter of 2012 as it ramps up to meet the anticipated growth and increasing popularity of cruising in the region. The ICT will enable Singapore to accommodate the largest of new generation cruise vessels and complement the existing Singapore Cruise Centre, which is itself undergoing rejuvenation and targeted for completion April 2012. In 2011, Singapore welcomed 394 ship calls and 942,000 in passenger throug...
|March 23, 2011
Port Klang, Malaysia Deemed Most Efficient Port in the World
In its 15th annual awards, Dream World Cruise Destination awarded Port Klang in Malaysia as "Most Efficient Port Services." The award is based on the port's efficient combination of pilotage, port agency services, custom clearance and good working relations with the operations departments of cruise liners. "We are truly excited to have received this award, as it signifies Malaysia's outstanding presence in the cruise industry," said Mr. Salahuddin Mohd Arifin, Tourism Malaysia Director Easter...
|December 15, 2010
Holland America Line's Rotterdam & Westerdam To Sail Hawaii And Tahiti
In fall of 2011 and winter of 2012 two Holland America Line ships - ms Westerdam and ms Rotterdam - will sail three 30-day "Circle Hawaii, Tahiti and Marquesas Islands" explorations, visiting beautiful and picturesque islands throughout French Polynesia and the Aloha state. Westerdam's voyage sails round trip from San Diego, Calif., and departs Sept. 29, 2011. Rotterdam also sails round trip from San Diego and departs Jan. 4 and March 4, 2012. "The South Pacific islands are known for thei...
|May 21, 2009
Cruise West Offers Epic Year-Long Global Adventure
Marco Polo; Odysseus; Leif Eriksson; Christopher Columbus; James Cook; Ferdinand Magellan - history's great sea explorers have inspired an epic global voyage destined to become the most memorable cruise of a lifetime. These legendary adventurers whose travels shaped much of the known and the new world set the theme for Cruise West's Voyages of the Great Explorers - a 335-day circumnavigation of the world. Departing Singapore on March 6, 2010, Cruise West's flagship, the 120-guest, all-suite...
|April 28, 2009
Brisbane's Port Facilities Named Most Efficient
Brisbane has been awarded the Dream World Cruise Destinations' 2008 Award for 'Most Efficient Port Facilities' at the recent Cruise Shipping convention in Miami. The awards recognised destinations that demonstrated the ability to adapt to the current challenges faced by the cruise shipping industry and were coordinated by esteemed London-based cruise industry publication Dream World Cruise Destinations. Cruise shipping generates more than $151 million for the Queensland economy each year. The pr...
|February 11, 2009
Holland America Adds More Sydney, Australia, Round-Trip Voyages In 2010
Holland America Line will add to its schedule of round-trip Sydney, Australia, sailings in 2010. The line has created three exciting14-day cruises aboard ms Volendam geared to exploring the vast region that encompasses Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Two cruises, departing Jan. 20 and Feb. 28, are set to spend more time discovering the multifaceted terrain of New Zealand than any other premium cruise, while a third, departing Jan. 6, highlights the South Pacific's exotic beauty...
|January 07, 2009
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Announces New Ultra- Inclusive Voyages
Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC) has announced that free shore excursions will be included on 35 stellar voyages as part of its new ultra-inclusive cruise pricing initiative. For a limited time, guests on select 2009 voyages of Seven Seas Voyager, Seven Seas Mariner and Seven Seas Navigator may choose from a selection of complimentary tours from the broad spectrum of RSSC's award-winning shore-excursion choices, a value of up to several hundred dollars per guest. Adding even more value than...
|December 16, 2008
Vice Mayor of Chongqing, China Attends Victoria Cruises Reception
Victoria Cruises recently hosted a press conference and lunch reception honoring a delegation of government, tourism and business leaders in the U.S. to promote tourism to the Yangtze River's Three Gorges region of the Chongqing municipality, the largest of four provincial Chinese regions under the control of the central government. In addition to a magnificent natural landscape and countless cultural and architectural draws, Chongqing's crucial role in China tourism stems from its function ...
|April 17, 2008
Silversea Cruises Opens Asia Pacific Regional Headquarters In Sydney
Ultra luxury cruise company Silversea opens its new Asia Pacific Corporate Regional Office at level 6, 8 Spring Street, Sydney on Monday 21 April, as part of major expansion plans for this market. Steve Odell, senior vice president Asia Pacific said "This is a particularly exciting period for Silversea. We will be expanding the fleet in June with the addition of the purpose built, expedition vessel Prince Albert II, thus taking expedition cruising in a new, all inclusive, luxury direction. A...
|April 15, 2008
Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal & MSC Cruises Partnership
Shanghai Post International Cruise Terminal (SIPG) will officially open on 5 August 2008. It will be a multibillion-Yuan terminal on the Huangpu River in the heart of Shanghai, and will fulfill the city's ambition to become the top cruise ship hub in Asia. MSC Cruises', a key investor in the terminal, will make SIPG their Asian hub port and commence a number of Asian routes off the back of the launch of the terminal. MSC Cruises who sail principally in Europe and South America will deploy th...
|April 10, 2008
Singapore To Double Cruise Ship Capacity By 2010
Singapore's international cruise infrastructure will double in capacity when the new International Cruise Terminal at Marina South becomes operational in 2010. Two new berths at the facility will accommodate the largest ships currently in service, as well as those on order including the new 5,400 capacity Genesis-class ships. The new berths will complement the existing two berths at the Singapore Cruise Centre at Harbor Front; both cruise facilities are only 10-15 minute drive from each othe...
|February 13, 2008
Holland America Offers Exclusive Australasia Cruise Itineraries In 2009
Holland America Line is set to travel Down Under in 2009 with nine select voyages throughout Australia and New Zealand aboard the 1,432-passenger ms Volendam, a ship new to this region. Iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Auckland's Sky Tower will greet guests as the ship explores the varied landscapes and exotic cultures of Australia and the North and South islands of New Zealand through several unique ports of call. Departing from Auckland, New Zealand; Sydney, Australia, o...
|February 05, 2008
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Launches "Voyages To Explore Online" Magazine
Regent Seven Seas Cruises is introducing "Voyages to Explore Online," an innovative electronic magazine for Regent guests and prospects. Each issue will feature enlightening articles, dynamic destination videos and slideshows, plus the latest special offers and cruise information. Published quarterly, Voyages to Explore Online offers: - Engaging articles on featured destinations and attractions. - Details on shore excursions, pre- and post-cruise land programs, Circles of Interest and Conci...
|January 03, 2008
Regent Seven Seas Cruises' Land Programs For Pre/Post Cruise Adventure
Regent Seven Seas Cruises will offer enlightening and stimulating adventures ashore in combination with its 2008 and 2009 worldwide itineraries. Regent's exotic pre- and post-cruise land programs are highlighted by exciting and unusual transportation modes. For example, travelers who enjoy riding the rails can go fast from Tokyo to Osaka aboard Japan's Shinkanse, or bullet train, or really fast aboard China's Magalev from Shanghai. Guests who prefer a more leisurely pace can cross Kent, Engl...
|May 15, 2007
Silversea Expands Wi-Fi Coverage Throughout Its Entire Fleet
Recognising the need for their guests to conveniently access the Internet while cruising aboard their ultra-luxury ships, Silversea Cruises has announced it has expanded wireless Internet access to 100% coverage throughout its four ships, enabling guests with Wi-Fi-enabled laptops and PDAs to surf the Internet and check e-mails from the comfort of their suites, as well as public areas. "We're pleased to be able to offer this service upgrade to make it more convenient for our guests to stay c...
|May 01, 2007
Regent Seven Seas Cruises' Paul Gauguin 10 Years of Service in Tahiti
More than 100 years ago, famed French impressionist Paul Gauguin was so beguiled by the lush, secluded islands of Tahiti that he chose to live out his days amid the splendor of this island paradise. It is here too where another South Seas legend, Regent Seven Seas Cruises' 330-guest luxury vessel Paul Gauguin, makes her home year-round, herself earning a spot in the history books for the longest continuous deployment of any luxury cruise ship in one region. Now having carried more than 100,000 g...
|March 22, 2007
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Unveils 2008 Program
Award-winning luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas Cruises has unveiled its cruise program for 2008. The cruise line's fleet of four vessels - Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Voyager, Seven Seas Navigator and Paul Gauguin will literally traverse the globe with 165 cruises, calling on more than 300 ports of call on all seven continents. Of particular note is the unveiling of the first ever "Discovery Collection," an extended exploration of Africa, the Middle East, India and South America. Other hi...
|January 09, 2007
Meetings & Incentives on China's Yangtze River
When meetings and incentive travel planners are asked to give the reasons why they've chosen one destination or one hotel over another, there's a good chance they will begin by citing the very same thing: location, location, location. With this in mind, now is the time to seek out new locations for meetings and incentive programs -- and China is chief among new global settings that offer tremendous appeal. Combine the intrigue and fascination of China with a venue as amazing as a cruise ship...
|November 27, 2006
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Unveils 2008 World Cruise
Regent Seven Seas Cruises will embark on the longest and most extensive voyage in its history with the 115-night 2008 World Cruise - the line's eighth such cruise. Guests will travel in stylish luxury aboard the 700-guest all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas Voyager as she circumnavigates the globe, visiting 51 ports in 26 countries throughout the South Pacific, Orient and Arabia, as well as the Mediterranean and Bermuda. New for 2008, the voyage commences in beautiful San Francisco. "We are del...
|October 30, 2006
Windstar Cruises Offers Cell Phone Service At Sea
Sailing away on a ship no longer means losing all connections with the outside world - unless you choose to. The convenience of staying in touch with family, friends, and business associates while on a ship at sea has arrived. Windstar Cruises will offer cell phone service at sea on all three ships beginning with the Wind Surf in December. "It's vital to our business that we listen to our customers and keep up with their changing lifestyles and expectations," says Diane Moore, Windstar's vic...
|September 27, 2006
Regent Seven Seas' Guests Find Smaller Ships Offer Intimate Experiences
Bucking the trend in an era of mega cruise ships, guests sailing with Regent Seven Seas find its small to-mid-sized ship experience a best-kept secret: offering more personalized service, greater overall space per passenger, and customized experiences. Beginning in 2007, the value of the ships' nimble size will be even more pronounced with several new and exotic ports of call and the expansion of The Regent Travel Concierge, featuring one-on-one concierge services and tools for guests to customi...
|August 23, 2006
Seabourn Announces 2007 'Wonders of the World' Voyages
Ultra luxury, small-ship specialist Seabourn Cruise Line has announced two 2007 "Wonders of the World Odyssey" extended voyages aboard Seabourn Spirit, Condé Nast Traveler's highest rated cruise ship for two consecutive years. A new full-color brochure features the odysseys as a part of the line's menu of 68 different 2007-08 Grand Voyages of 18 to 72 days, offered at savings of up to 60 percent. "Seabourn has always had a cadre of 'blue water sailors' who love to get on board and sail on an...
|July 27, 2006
Regent Seven Seas' Paul Gauguin Features Famed Ocean Explorer
Guests sailing the waters of French Polynesia aboard Regent Seven Seas' Paul Gauguin this November will have an opportunity to participate in an environment and marine life-themed enrichment program led by renowned ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau, as part of the line's onboard enrichment program. Through an exclusive partnership with Cousteau's Ocean Futures Society, Regent Seven Seas will welcome Cousteau himself aboard its 330-guest, all ocean-view Paul Gauguin, the most elegant vess...
|July 20, 2006
Internet Cafes & Wi-Fi Hotspots Now Standard On Most Cruise Ships
A couple of years ago, only a handful of cruise lines equipped their ships with dedicated Internet cafes and Wi-Fi "hotspots" for wireless connections to the Web. Since then, guest demand for 24/7 connectivity at sea has surged even higher and now virtually every major cruise line offers travelers convenient ways to stay connected with the outside world. "Not long ago, Internet access on a cruise ship was the exception, rather than the norm, but that's now reversed," said Bob Levinstein, CEO...
|June 13, 2006
Seabourn's "Tastings @ 2" ...A Sort of Culinary Symphony
Always a pioneer of innovative cruise cuisine, Seabourn Cruise Line has once again successfully translated a tasteful trend popularized by upper-tier shoreside restaurants to its three intimate, yacht-like ships. When the line introduced innovative dinner menus called "Tastings @ 2" to its more casual alternative onboard dining venue, it became the first cruise line to feature a multi-course, small-plate dining experience on board. According to Deborah L. Natansohn, Seabourn's president, "Se...
|June 07, 2006
Seabourn Publishes 2007-08 Cruise Catalogue
Ultra luxury small ship specialist Seabourn Cruise Line has published a 104-page, full color catalogue featuring cruise vacations aboard its three yacht-like, all-suite ships through the first quarter of 2008. The 15-month schedule includes 125 cruises aboard Seabourn Pride, Spirit and Legend, calling at more than 225 ports in 64 countries between January 2007 and April 2008. Titled "Seabourn yachting life," the lustrous catalogue opens with a series of two-page spreads highlighting Seabourn...
|June 02, 2006
Regent Seven Seas Mariner's 96-Night "Grand Asia Pacific" Voyage
From gushing geysers to golden pagodas, from Komodo dragons to silken kimonos, and from Alaska across the Bering Sea to Japan, China, Vietnam, Bali, Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti, guests on the seven segments of the Seven Seas Mariner's September -- December "Grand Asia Pacific" Voyage will explore the far flung and varied allure of the Pacific Rim while living the luxury and enjoying valuable savings. In addition to five exclusive complimentary shore side events, three Spotlight program...
|May 22, 2006
Oceania Cruises Unveils "The Perfect Table"
Oceania Cruises, renowned for servings the finest cuisine at sea, has created The Perfect Table for it to be served upon. As the first in a series of corporate initiatives that underscore Oceania Cruises' position as an industry leader in the field of culinary excellence, the line is set to unveil the ultimate in supreme dining experiences. Adorned with chic Versace china, glimmering Christofle silver and delicate Riedel crystal, The Perfect Table sets the stage upon which Oceania Cruises' culin...
|April 24, 2006
Regent Seven Seas Extends Le Cordon Bleu Partnership
Since the year 2001, guests of Regent Seven Seas Cruises' acclaimed 700-guest all-balcony suite sister ships, Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Mariner, have been free to immerse themselves in the world-class cuisine of the legendary Le Cordon Bleu -- enjoying exclusive dinners at "Signatures," the only permanent Le Cordon Bleu restaurants-at-sea, and in intimate, hands-on Le Cordon Bleu "Classe Culinaire des Croísières" workshops. Now, on select 2006 sailings, even the most passionate of...
|March 22, 2006
Seabourn Spirit Explores Arabia & India In November
Age-old Egyptian tombs and towering fjords; a long-lost city carved from solid stone and futuristic, glass-and-steel towers rising from desert dunes; a Persian-inspired marble dome, glowing in the first rays of the sun, and elephants bathing in a sun-dappled tropical river; these and many other unforgettable sights await travelers on two cruises aboard Seabourn Spirit in November of 2006. Voted the world's best small cruise ship for the second consecutive year in the most recent Condé Nast T...
|March 07, 2006
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Upgraded Amenities & "Personalized Luxury"
In shedding its old name for its new brand identity, Radisson Seven Seas Cruises is not just becoming Regent Seven Seas Cruises, "Our acclaimed cruise line is evolving to a new higher level," said Jay Witzel, president and CEO of Carlson Hotels Worldwide and Carlson Cruises Worldwide. Sketching out developments over the next 18 months, including the upgrading of suite design, décor, amenities and technology plus the roll out of innovative new product offerings and services, Witzel also laid...
|December 13, 2005
All-Balcony Suite Seven Seas Voyager's 108-Night World Cruise
Luxury truly goes exploring during Seven Seas Voyager's 108-night, six-segment World Cruise departing Los Angeles January 10, 2006. Adventures on the far side of the globe are coupled with an overflowing roster of shipboard programming including celebrity, Smithsonian Institute and Ocean Futures Society guest lecturers, a wide array of musical entertainment, guest chefs, Le Cordon Bleu cooking workshops and creative culinary events, in addition to exclusive shore side events and unique land prog...
|November 29, 2005
New For Radisson Seven Seas In 2006
New menus, globetrotting itineraries, and personalized shore programs are at the forefront for Radisson Seven Seas in 2006. The acclaimed Seven Seas Navigator will return to Europe for her first full season since 2002; the luxury line will roll out its multi-tiered, customized "Travel Concierge" program; new alternative dining concepts will be introduced fleet wide; and nine new ports of call will be added to the more than 300 global destinations as "luxury goes exploring." Worldwide Adventur...
|March 30, 2004
Wind Star To Depart Tahiti In 2005 "Sail And Save" Rates Now Available
Windstar Cruises has announced that the msy Wind Star will leave Tahiti at the end of 2004 and begin sailing new itineraries in Costa Rica, the Panama Canal, the Mediterranean and the Greek Islands. Only 32 sailings remain in Tahiti. Travelers who have dreamed about experiencing Tahiti with Windstar, or those who have been putting off their trip of a lifetime, have multiple incentives to book now. As a fond farewell, all remaining Tahiti cruises are available at new "Sail and Save" rates with ai...
|June 20, 2003
Star Cruises Gears Up For Homecoming Cruises To Hong Kong And Singapore
Star Cruises has announced the redeployment of SuperStar Leo and SuperStar Virgo from Australia to their original homeports of Hong Kong and Singapore respectively. The vessels are scheduled to arrive in Hong Kong on 31st July 2003 and Singapore on 20th July 2003 respectively. Festivities are presently being planned to celebrate the ships' homecoming. SuperStar Leo and SuperStar Virgo were deployed to Australia during the height of the SARS situation in Asia and have, to date, successfully c...
|December 24, 2002
Radisson Seven Seas Voyager 94-Night Grand Asia Pacific Voyage
Radisson Seven Seas Cruises has announced its first-ever 94-night Grand Asia Pacific Voyage aboard the new 700-guest all-balcony suite Seven Seas Voyager, sailing roundtrip from Los Angeles January 10, 2004. The luxury vessel, specially designed for extended cruising, will pamper her globetrotting travelers during the destination-intensive itinerary reaching 41 ports in 18 countries. Available in its 94-night entirety or five shorter, combinable segments of 15 to 23 nights, bookings for the G...
|August 21, 2002
Star Cruises Group Announces New Ships For NCL Brand For 2004
Star Cruises will add another 2,000-guest purpose-built ship for Freestyle Cruising to the rapidly modernising Norwegian Cruise Line ("NCL") fleet. The yet-to-be-named ship will be delivered in spring of 2004 in time for the summer season. NCL has contracted with Northrop Grumman Ship Systems (NGSS) to buy all of the materials and equipment and the work performed to date on the two Project America vessels under construction at Northrop?s Ingalls shipyard in Mississippi. The substantially complet...
|August 20, 2002
Star Cruises' Superstar Leo Makes Historic Maiden Call At Shanghai
Star Cruises, announced the arrival of SuperStar Leo in Shanghai from Hong Kong August 20. The 6-Day /5-Night cruise from 18th to 23rd August 2002 which includes an overnight stay in Shanghai on 20th August 2002 received overwhelming response and was fully booked soon after its launch in June. SuperStar Leo arrived in Shanghai as the largest cruise ship ever to berth at the Shanghai port along the Wai Gao Qiao Pier with about 2,100 passengers. The arrival of SuperStar Leo on her historic maiden...
|August 09, 2002
Princess Adds Two Former Renaissance Ships To Fleet
P&O Princess Cruises has announced that two former Renaissance vessels, R3 and R4, will soon be joining the Princess fleet, introducing Princess? trademark ?big ship choice? in a smaller, more intimate cruise environment. The ships will offer sailings in Tahiti and the wider Pacific Ocean region. The 688-passenger R3 will premiere as Pacific Princess, while sister ship R4 will debut as Tahitian Princess. Both vessels, which originally entered service in 1999, are well suited to offer many of the...
|June 11, 2002
Victoria Cruises Announces Programs For 2003
Victoria Cruises has announced its line-up of itineraries for 2003 between Chongqing and Nanjing (the long cruise) and shorter excursions that begin or end in Wuhan (approximately mid-way on the river). ?In an effort to diversify our itineraries and grow our product, we will be sailing between Chongqing and Nanjing, instead of Chongqing and Shanghai, and reveal a new dimension of the Yangtze River to travelers,? said Joseph Fields, international sales manager for Victoria Cruises. ?Nanjing wa...
|June 04, 2002
Star Princess To Debut Asia/South Pacific Program In 2003-04
Star Princess, which entered service just this March, is now poised to become the largest and most amenity-filled ship ever to cruise the Pacific basin. The 2,600-passenger vessel will be deployed on a series of diverse Asia/South Pacific sailings for the 2003-04 season, offering enriching discovery itineraries and a level of service and accommodations never before available in this region. The 109,000-ton Star Princess will feature 12 Asia and South Pacific voyages on eight itineraries that fea...
|May 29, 2002
Windstar Extends Tahiti Air Offers
Windstar Cruises is extending its free and low-cost airfare deals on 31 Tahiti cruises through the end of 2002. "If you have ever dreamed of a totally romantic getaway, Windstar's unique ships are unlike any other vacation experience in the world. Our Tahiti promotions add extra value that will peak the interest of consumers who are looking for an affordable, out of the ordinary luxury vacation," said Tom Russell, vice president of marketing and sales for Windstar Cruises. "Tahiti and her beauti...
|May 23, 2002
Regal China Cruises Sees Bright Future In Yangtze River Cruising
Contrary to a public rumor that tourism in the scenic Three Gorges region of China's legendary Yangtze River will halt once the second phase of construction of the Three Gorges Dam is completed (summer 2003), Regal China Cruises, the only five-star American managed cruise line navigating China's Yangtze River, anticipates a bright future for sailing on the world's third longest waterway. "Travelers will actually gain access to areas that have been out of reach for centuries, therefore, expanding...
|May 13, 2002
Wind Song Arrives In Tahiti
The 148-passenger Wind Song arrived in Papeete, Tahiti (May 13) beginning year-round cruises to Tahiti and her islands of Raiatea, Huahine, Bora Bora, and Moorea. The luxury sailing yacht?s arrival was heralded at a ceremony onboard attended by the President of the Government of French Polynesia, Gaston Flosse, as well as local dignitaries, government officials and tourism trade partners.
|April 26, 2002
Seabourn Completes A Major Update Of Its Website
Seabourn Cruise Line has completed a thorough overhaul and added substantial new interactive content to its award-winning website located at http://www.seabourn.com. Visitors to the site will notice a completely new look and feel to the content, bringing more of the luxury of a Seabourn experience right to their desktops. They are now greeted by a stirring music track, and invited to take a virtual tour of the line's three intimate Yachts of Seabourn: Seabourn Pride, Spirit and Legend by means o...
|April 11, 2002
Windstar Cruises - Fly Free To Tahiti
Windstar Cruises announces free airfare from ten North American cities on all seven May and June cruise departures aboard the 148-passenger Wind Song in Tahiti. "You can't get better than free!" stated Tom Russell, vice president of marketing and sales for Windstar Cruises. "Our competitive air deals and cruise pricing make this dream vacation as affordable as it's ever been. "Wind Song in Tahiti offers the consummate romantic getaway. The ship is small and intimate and the pristine beauty of th...
|April 05, 2002
Seabourn Announces Global Cruise Itineraries For 2003
The 2003 sailing schedules announced by Seabourn Cruise Line feature a world of choices for upscale travelers. The ultra luxury line's all-suite, 208-guest Yachts of Seabourn: Seabourn Pride, Spirit and Legend will provide their renowned pampering service, superb cuisine and exceptional shoreside experiences to guests in virtually every corner of the globe next year, from classic cruising regions to more exotic destinations. An example of the innovative itineraries created for 2003 is the line's...
|March 20, 2002
Windstar To Tahiti
Heralding the return of the Wind Song to Tahiti and her islands in Spring 2002, Windstar Cruises has just released the new "Tahiti and Her Islands" brochure. The first person account of Windstar's Tahiti is employed to lure travelers to open this colorful 12-page brochure, with promises of "blue lagoons, dramatic harbors, ancient temples, and deck-side sunsets." Inside, potential guests and travel agents will find details on itineraries, dates and pricing for Windstar's 2002 Tahiti program. "Th...
|March 05, 2002
Swan Hellenic's Minerva 2002-2003 Winter Discovery Cruise
Swan Hellenic's 2002-2003 winter program of discovery cruises features new itineraries, ports of call and excursions, such as game spotting on the Serengeti Plains and snorkeling in the Maldives aboard Minerva, a ship accommodating around 300 guests and reminiscent of an English country house. Mombasa has been added as a new port of call for 2003, acting as a turnaround port for two new East African itineraries. To further entice travelers to make their plans early, Swan Hellenic is offering a ...
|January 08, 2002
Cunard Plans New 85,000grt Cruise Liner
Cunard Line Ltd. has announced the signing of a letter of intent with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for the construction of an 85,000 grt passenger ship for delivery in 2005 specifically to serve the burgeoning European cruising market. Ms Jackie Foggitt, Vice President Asia-Pacific for World?s Leading Cruise Lines said in Sydney that the new as yet unnamed liner will cost approximately US$400 million and will have capacity for 1,968 passengers. It is expected to enter service in January 2005,...
|January 07, 2002
Princess Takes Passengers To Historic Battlegrounds Of The Pacific
Princess passengers will have the opportunity to sail back in time to visit tranquil tropical islands that became the sites of some of the most important Pacific Theater battles of World War II. Two special Regal Princess sailings revisit these historic areas this year with a 32-day Tokyo to San Francisco voyage on April 27 and a 22-day Honolulu to Osaka cruise on October 6. "These Pacific Islands itineraries will appeal not only to veterans, who will enjoy the unique opportunity to recall their...
|November 30, 2001
Holland America Offers Early Booking Incentive On 400 Sailings In 2002
Holland America Line has announced its "Best Cruise for the Best Price" early booking incentive for all 400 of its 2002 sailings, including peak destinations during peak sailing periods. Cruisers can save up to 53 percent off 2001 rates for cruises booked by January 31, 2002. In 2002, Holland America offers 400 sailings to choose from and now has 110 cruises priced at less than $1,000 per person Destinations include Europe, Alaska, Mexico, Caribbean, Panama Canal, Canada/New England, Pacific ...
|November 22, 2001
Hong Kong Preferred Port Of Call For Award-Winning Silversea Cruises
Silver Shadow, Silversea Cruises' new luxury cruise ship made its inaugural call at Hong Kong yesterday (20 November), with more than 300 passengers aboard. For six consecutive years, readers of US consumer travel magazine, Conde Nast Traveller have voted Silversea the world's best small-ship cruise line. Silver Shadow, the latest addition to the fleet, was launched in September last year. Each cabin on the Silver Shadow is equipped with en-suite facilities, and 82% of the cabins have private ba...
|November 02, 2001
Holland America's ms Volendam To Sail 32-Day Asia Explorer
Holland America Line will offer two exceptional Asia Explorer and South Pacific Explorer Cruises aboard the 1,266-passenger ms Volendam in the fall of 2002. Both 32 days in length, the Explorer cruises can be combined to create a phenomenal, 64-day adventure calling at 20 exotic ports ranging from Sihanoukville, Cambodia, to Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands. For the first time, Holland America will call at Petropavlovsk, on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, and then cruise along the rugged, volcanic ...
|November 02, 2001
RSSC Adds Japan and China To 2002 World Cruise
In response to recent events, Radisson Seven Seas Cruises has changed the Seven Seas Navigator's 105-night World Cruise itinerary by shifting her away from Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines. Instead, during her second segment - a 23-night voyage from Sydney to Hong Kong on February 12, 2002 - the all-suite luxury cruise ship will now make calls at Papua New Guinea, Micronesia and the Marianas Islands with overnights in Tokyo and Shanghai. Company president Mark Conroy said, "We at Radisson S...
|October 30, 2001
Cunard Line And Seabourn Cruise Line Consolidate China Representation
Cunard Line Limited has announced the appointment of the Hong Kong based Sightseers H.K. Ltd as their new representatives for Hong Kong, Macau and China. This will be effective November 19, 2001. The Hong Kong office will be headed up by Linda Yuen as Executive Director and General Manager. Sightseers also has a liaison office in Beijing. Announcing the appointment of Sightseers H.K. Ltd Ms Jackie Foggitt, Vice President Asia-Pacific said "With the significant growth which both Cunard Line an...
|October 19, 2001
Revised Asia-Pacific Sailings; New Alaska Sailings For Regal Princess
As part of Princess' response to passenger interest in U.S.-based cruises, the company has added a sixth ship to its Alaska schedule for 2002 with a series of 10-day round-trip voyages from San Francisco aboard Regal Princess. The 11 new voyages begin May 29 and sail through September 6, 2002, replacing the ship's originally scheduled European cruise season. The itinerary takes passengers through the beautiful Golden Gate and heads north for calls at Juneau, Skagway (or Sitka), followed by a vis...
|October 08, 2001
Seabourn Spirit Adds More Cruises Of Vietnam And Myanmar
Ultra luxury small-ship cruise specialist Seabourn Cruise Line has announced added departures of its popular cruises to Thailand and Vietnam and Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar in January and February of 2002. The cruises aboard the yacht-like, all-suite Seabourn Spirit replace two previously scheduled cruises that had included visits to islands of the Indonesian Archipelago. The first of the added cruises sails January 19, 2002 for twelve days, roundtrip from Singapore to a variety of tropical T...
|July 16, 2001
Windstar Enhances New Zealand Cruises With Land Tours, Shore Excursions
Sail this winter into summer down-under with Windstar and discover the isles of New Zealand on a fascinating shore excursion or land tour. Over 30 shore excursions will be offered during the New Zealand 2002 inaugural season aboard the 148-passenger msy Wind Song. Windstar's broad assortment of unique tours promises to satisfy all desires with outings ranging from thrill-seeking adventures to leisurely cultural tours. The land tour and shore excursions showcase New Zealand specialties such as th...
|June 26, 2001
Seabourn Offers Free Airfare to Exotic Yacht Cruises in Asia
Ultra-luxury cruise pioneer Seabourn Cruise Line has added extraordinary value to attractive Early Booking Savings of up to 20 percent by offering free economy class round-trip airfare to join any of eleven exotic Asian cruises aboard its 100-couple yacht Seabourn Spirit. The airfare alone represents a savings of up to $2,610 per person. In addition, the line also offers upgrades to business class air at value-priced add-ons as low as $1,295. The airfare offer is valid from 23 gateway cities a...
|May 29, 2001
Windstar Repositioning Cruises
Windstar's "Signature Voyages" will ply the course less charted this autumn featuring yoga, art, cooking, and photography instruction. Windstar guests will be swept away by 50% savings and free or reduced airfare available on eleven fall repositioning cruises between October 20, and December 9, 2001. Windstar's signature voyages feature exclusive itineraries, calling upon secluded ports of call from the ancient cities of Europe to the exotic nature reserves of New Zealand and Costa Rica. Disc...
|May 17, 2001
Star Cruises' Chefs Shine At The Hong Kong International Culinary Classic 2001
Star Cruises has won gold, silver and bronze medals at the recent Hong Kong International Culinary Classic 2001 (HKICC 2001). Leading chefs from around the region participated in the competition which was held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in conjunction with the 9th Asian International Exhibition of Hospitality Equipment, Supplies & Technology, Food & Drink (HOFEX) 2001. A total of nine Star Cruises' chefs vied for honours in the categories of Ice-Carving, Pastry Display ...
|May 02, 2001
Windstar Cruises Announces 2002 Sailing Schedule
Windstar has issued a new mini-brochure, the "Windstar Cruises 2002 Voyage Planner," announcing all 2002 cruise itineraries for the luxury line's sailing fleet. Reservations are now being taken on all cruises. Newly announced destinations for 2002 include the Far East, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Bahamas and Florida Keys, and Malta. The four sailing yachts of Windstar will journey around the globe visiting 47 countries including 17 island nations/territories in the Caribbean. Well known f...
|April 23, 2001
QE2 More Affordable Than Ever
Australians have discovered the glamour, excitement and affordability of travelling on the world's most famous ship, the Queen Elizabeth 2. During its visit to five Australian ports in February of this year, the QE2 was fully booked months ahead and had more Australians on board than any other nationality. At prices starting at $281 per day, including all meals and entertainment, experiencing the grandest of all ocean liners is remarkably affordable. Cunard is now taking bookings for its 2002...
|April 12, 2001
Hong Kong's Cruise Business Swells By 51.6% In 2000
Hong Kong has seen more than 35 international cruise vessels enter its port over the past year, with cruise lines planning to visit in 2001 reading like a whoís who of the cruising industry. With its unique cosmopolitan atmosphere, a living fusion of East and West and 6,000 years of Chinese tradition, Hong Kong is a "must-see" destination for world cruise aficionados. The City of Life, with its stunning vistas of Victoria Harbour from every cabin window, will feature on the itineraries of eig...
|March 30, 2001
Regal China Cruises Immerses Travelers In Chinese Culture & Tradition
Tai Chi is the graceful art form practiced daily by millions of Chinese as a martial art, an exercise and a means of improving the flow of internal energy within the body. Each morning, as the mist lingers over the Yangtze River, passengers aboard Regal China Cruises can learn more about this important aspect of Chinese culture through participating in Tai Chi lessons on the ship's Sun Deck. This true cultural immersion is part of Regal China Cruises' philosophy to provide travelers to the regio...
|March 08, 2001
Norwegian Cruise Line Announces New Ship To Be Deployed In Hawaii
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has revised its plans for ship deployment in the Hawaii cruise market, announcing today that the new $400 million 91,000-ton, super-ship formerly slated for NCL's parent company Star Cruises, will now join NCL's fleet in December 2001 for year-round deployment in Hawaii. The new ship, which is under construction in Germany and was to be called SuperStar Libra, will now be outfitted to NCL specifications and named Norwegian Star, signifying the increasingly strong link...
|February 09, 2001
Seabourn Site Scores In Forbes.com's 'Best Of The Web'
Seabourn Cruise Line's onsite address, www.seabourn.com, has been selected by the editors of Forbes.com "Best of the Web" magazine as one of this season's best-designed and most effective sites on the world wide web. Seabourn launched their site in December 1999, and it has been steadily growing both in content and in numbers of visitors since. In January 2001, the site registered 110,636 sessions, the first month in which the site has exceeded 100,000. About 63 percent of the inbound traff...
|February 05, 2001
Star Princess To Launch With Pacific Rim Voyage
Star Princess, the second sister ship to Grand Princess, will debut with a one-of-a kind Pacific Rim cruise when it launches in February 2002. This once-in-a-lifetime voyage aboard the 2,600-passenger, 109,000-ton ship, will take passengers on a 26-day odyssey between Singapore and Los Angeles, including the best of Asia and Hawaii along the way. The unusual itinerary will also feature two first calls for Princess - Taiwan and Okinawa, Japan. "I think Princess demonstrates its role as a le...
|January 24, 2001
Seabourn Sun World Cruise 2002 Brochure Released
Seabourn Cruise Line has published a 42-page, full color brochure promoting Seabourn Sun's 2002 World Cruise. The attractive brochure is filled with complete details and stunning visual images of the ultra-luxury cruise ship's second around-the-world sojourn under the prestigious Seabourn banner. "Seabourn Sun has captured the hearts of her guests over the past year," said Larry Pimentel, CTC, president and CEO of Seabourn Cruise Line. "With her magnificent Spa du Soleil, the superb golf pro...
|January 09, 2001
BBC World Sets Sail On Board P&O Cruises And Swan Hellenic Luxury Ships
BBC World, the BBC's 24-hour international news and information channel has increased its presence within the international tourism market, with a new distribution deal for the provision of the channel on board cruise ships. The first luxury cruise ships to receive BB World will be those of P&O Cruises and Swan Hellenic. This represents the first time that the channel has been available on cruise ships. The distribution agreement was signed by BBC World with Advanced Satellite Technology (AST...
|December 12, 2000
Regal China Cruises And Trafalgar Tours Partnership
Regal China Cruises, the premier cruise line on China's Yangtze River, has partnered with Trafalgar Tours, the luxury tour operator, to offer an exclusive "China The Beautiful" package. The 17-day tour will transport travelers to some of China's most intriguing places- including the incredible Forbidden City and the Great Wall in Beijing, the Terra-cotta Warriors in Xi'an, the fabulous Yangtze River, Wuhan, Tongli, Zhouzhuang and Shanghai. An optional six-day post tour of Guilin and Hong Kong i...
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