AmaWaterways New Ship, has CLIA President Christine Duffy as Godmother

note about one of my favorite lines: AmaWaterways will be christening its newest ship, the Amacerto in Vilshofen, Germany on May 16, 2012, and they have selected Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) President Christine Duffy as the ship’s godmother. Prior to joining CLIA, Duffy was the President and CEO of Maritz Travel, one of the … Read more

New “Crystal Adventures” Await Travelers to Northern Europe

Crystal Cruises, whom I love for their sophistication and attention to service and detail, is also well-known for their comprehensive and unique shore excursion program. And those who adore their shore excursions have reason to celebrate; Crystal has added 100 new “Crystal Adventures” to their lineup. These bold new excursions (whose locations from western France, … Read more

A PBS American Experience cruise aboard the American Queen Steamboat

Here is a very interesting cruise for history buffs- the Great American Steamboat Company has scheduled their newly-refurbished American Queen steamboat for a 12-night voyage that begins on Aug. 9, 2012, with 2 days of steamboating and ports of call to include: New Orleans, LA, Vicksburg, MS, Helena, AK, Memphis, TN, Ashport Landing, TN, Paducah, … Read more

European Waterways Announces New Hotel Barge

European Waterways, for those of you who are not familiar with the line, has a series of hotel barges that cruise the inland waterways of nine European countries. They visit canals, rivers, lakes, lagoons and lochs, and are ideal for people looking for an intimate cruise, either travelers of similar interests, or for those choosing … Read more

Carnival Paradise cruises year round with 4 and 5 day voyages from Tampa

Carnival Cruise Lines’ 2,052-passenger Carnival Paradise has replaced the Carnival Inspiration in the port of Tampa, offering 4 and 5 day cruises to the western Caribbean. It joins the 2,124-passenger Carnival Legend, which sails year-round seven-day Caribbean voyages from Tampa. On this route, Carnival Paradise departs Thursdays on four-day cruises to Cozumel and on Mondays … Read more

Azamara Club Cruises partners with perfumer Oliver Decoster

The always exclusive Azamara Club Cruises has added another special amenity to its line; it has become the only cruise line to introduce the European ÔÇÿAbout Rose’ collection of toiletry products on its ships, the Azamara Quest and Azamara Journey. Created by master-perfumer Olivier Decoster, ÔÇÿAbout Rose’ blends rich product and fragrance formulations to offer … Read more

Oceania’s new beverage packages

Luxury cruise line Oceania has plans for the New Year; beginning in 2012, they will introduce two new beverage package options on their voyages. The line’s first offering, House Wine and Beer, priced at $29.95 per guest, per day, includes house wine by the glass and beer with lunch and dinner in any dining venue … Read more

Princess set for a festive holiday season

Thinking of a holiday cruise? Princess Cruises goes above and beyond for their holiday cruise celebrations, including “snow flurries” in their ship’s multi-storied atriums, holiday d├®cor (including a Christmas tree mounted to the mast), and strolling carolers. The holiday spirit is carried on through the ship with gingerbread house-building competitions, holiday card making, turkey-carving demonstrations … Read more