Two Holland America Line Ships Explore the Pristine Beauty of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific during 2019-2020 Season

Cruisers looking to channel their inner explorer and visit the ultimate paradise can chart a course to Australia, New Zealand and the islands of the South Pacific with Holland America Line come this fall. Noordamspends the fall through spring showcasing the lands Down Under, while Maasdamcharts a course on longer itineraries starting in August, including a bucket-list Australia circumnavigation.

Offering a premium, mid-sized ship experience, Noordam uncovers the enchanting isles of the South Pacific en route to Australia’s … Read the rest

Carnival Cruise Line Enhances Popular HUB App to Include Comprehensive Day-by-Day Schedule of Youth Activities

Continuing to help families make the most of their vacations, Carnival Cruise Line has updated its popular HUB App to include a comprehensive day-by-day schedule of onboard youth programming and activities with the ability to “like” favorites to receive reminders and updates.

The leader in family cruising carrying more than 900,000 children each year, Carnival has created seemingly endless opportunities for kid-friendly fun from its three age-specific programs to a wide range of onboard activities and attractions. Now, as part … Read the rest

Costa Cruises Launches Redesigned ‘Costa Extra’ Portal for Travel Advisors

Costa Cruises has launched a redesigned portal for travel professionals to help them become fully versed in everything related to Italy’s largest travel company. Costa Extra (www.CostaExtra.com), exclusively for U.S.-, Canada- and Caribbean-based travel advisors travel advisors, provides key information, courses and marketing materials to help agents become Costa Cruises experts.

The user-friendly interface includes a bright and organized homepage with a navigational tool bar, convenient cruise finder, the latest news and videos, a downloadable content search, access to Costa … Read the rest

Costa Cruises Signs Up to the “Genoa Blue Agreement” for the Ports of Genoa and Savona

Costa Cruises has signed the “Genoa Blue Agreement” promoted by the Genoa and Savona Coast Guard Offices. The document requires ships to use marine gas oil with a sulfur content not exceeding 0.10% by mass before entering the ports of Savona and Genoa, and not only while the ship is moored as required by current legislation.

“By signing up to the “Genoa Blue Agreement” protocol today, we have further strengthened our commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our ships. … Read the rest

Costa Cruises Brings Family Fun and Traditional Italian Festivities to 2019 Holiday Cruises in the Caribbean

Costa Cruises is giving cruisers more options than ever to celebrate a white-sand Christmas or start the new decade surrounded by crystal-clear blue waters with seven Caribbean cruises on three ships during the 2019 winter holiday season.

With seven- and 14-night cruises aboard Costa Luminosa roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Costa Favolosa and Costa Magica roundtrip from Guadeloupe, guests will be filled with the holiday spirit from the moment they step aboard and see the ships decked out with … Read the rest

Carnival Cruise Line Celebrates ‘Decade of Fun’ Aboard Carnival Pride at Port of Baltimore

Carnival Cruise Line and the Port of Baltimore celebrated a historic milestone with a “Decade of Fun” celebration aboard Carnival Pride to mark the 10-year anniversary of Carnival’s year-round cruising from the port.

Carnival launched Baltimore’s first year-round cruise program in 2009 and over the past decade the line as carried more than 1 million guests.

The festivities were highlighted by a reciprocal exchange of maritime gifts with Carnival President Christine Duffy presenting the Cruise Maryland’s General Manager Cynthia Burman … Read the rest

11 Costa Ships to Explore the Idyllic Mediterranean during Fall 2019

As millions of families go “back to school” this fall, many adventurous North Americans will look to the calmer autumn months for their next travel adventure. With more travelers than ever considering a cruise, Costa Cruises is making it easier for American travelers to choose an authentic and relaxing European vacation with more than 250 Mediterranean cruises during the fall shoulder season.

Costa’s unique itineraries, superb Italian cuisine, sommelier-selected wine lists and unbeatable spa and wellness programming make Italy’s largest … Read the rest

Carnival Sunrise Officially Named by Godmother Kelly Arison in New York

Following a $200 million dry dock that is already generating raves from guests sailing on its first cruises out of Norfolk, the transformed Carnival Sunrise was officially named today by godmother Kelly Arison – daughter of Carnival Corporation & plc Chairman Micky Arison and his wife Madeleine – in an elegant and memorable ceremony at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal in New York City.

As a Carnival godmother, Kelly Arison carries on a family tradition – her mother, Madeleine was

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Five Trailblazers to Lead Industry Outlook Debate at Cruise Ship Interiors Conference June 19-20, 2019, at the Miami Beach Convention Center

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo, the world’s first highly focused event dedicated exclusively to interior design, architecture and outfitting for the cruise industry, has announced its first conference session to kick off the inaugural two-day event. Professionals at the forefront of the industry will share their expertise in “Cruise Industry Outlook: Leaders Debate,” starting at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2019.

The event’s first conference session will focus on the newbuild order book and the impacts of newbuilds, how shipyards … Read the rest

PBS Travel Show ‘Beyond Your Backyard’ Nominated for Three 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Program, Host and Editing Categories

The nationally syndicated travel program “Beyond Your Backyard,” from Blue Ridge Public Broadcasting Service, has been nominated for three 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards in the Program, Host/Moderator and Editing categories. After just two seasons, the show is being recognized for educating viewers on the local history, culture and cuisine of North American destinations.

The nominations were announced Wednesday, May 15, by the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences — … Read the rest