Monthly Archives: March 2013

Catch up on Cruising: Latest cruise news in bite size

P & O expands down-under Popular P&O Cruises is expanding its operations down-under to meet huge demand from its Australasian regional customer base. Cruise departures are set to go from every mainland state in Australia with an eight cruise-itinerary for Pacific Jewel  (based in Fremantle) and round-trip cruises from Adelaide.

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New season fit for a Princess

There is more choice than ever before with Princess Cruises as bookings are set to open for their 2014 Mediterranean and Northern Europe season. Five Princess ships will be offering cruises to more than 120 destinations with 48 itineraries.

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Uniworld meets Hollywood

Uniworld  Boutique River Cruises has approached accomplished Hollywood  actress Andie Macdowell  to be godmother for their newest ship the Queen Isabel. The Academy Award-nominated star of Four Weddings and a Funeral and Groundhog Day will christen the line’s 118-passenger Queen Isabel in a March ceremony scheduled in Porto, Portugal.

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MSC Preziosa meets Sophia Loren

MSC’s latest ship Preziosa will be christened this week by none other than MSC’s Godmother Sophia Loren. The glamorous christening will take place this Saturday in Genoa and will include the latest flash-mob trend with participation from unsuspecting guests on MSC Splendida and MSC Opera.

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Bigger and better – Tauck’s raises the bar

Family-owned and operated river cruising company Tauck has two new European riverboats which are promising more space and a better cruising experience for passengers. The new boats will be much longer than all their other riverboats and with 10 per cent more passenger capacity.

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Uncruise goes down Mexico way

Boutique expedition cruise line Uncruise is set for year-round Mexico sailings on two of its yachts, the new adventure yacht Safari Voyager, and the seasoned Safari Endeavour. The cruise line, formerly known as Innersea Discoveries and American Safari Cruises, prides itself on giving their guests an adventure cruise experience with a difference. None of their […]

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Five-star Orion sold to Lindblad

Five-star Orion Expedition Cruises is set to go on an adventure of its own as it becomes part of Lindblad Expeditions. And with the sale comes a well-earned rest for its Australian founder Sarina Bratton.

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New Titanic to Set Sail

No not the old one but the new one! Titanic II is set to launch in 2016 and Clive Palmer, its owner, says it will give passengers the experience of ocean-liner travel of a “bygone era”.

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Mississippi Cruising

What’s the first thing you think of when you think about cruising along the Mississippi River in an old-time paddle steamer? For some it’s long lazy days watching the river and beautiful scenery go by with the sound of traditional jazz in the background. For others it’s Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn lazily […]

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Catch up on Cruising: Latest cruise news in bite size

Quantum of the Seas meets Broadway Royal Caribbean International has netted a big Broadway name for godmother to new ship Quantum of the Seas. Broadway superstar and Emmy Award winning actor Kristin Chenoweth is to be godmother to the 4,100-guest cruise ship which launches in September next year.

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