Archive for the ‘Cruise Ships’ Category
PRINCETON, N.J. (June, 2013) â€“ A cruise is a great opportunity to sample Ireland and its unique spirit and hospitality. Several cruise lines offer passage to Ireland to and from U.S. or U.K. ports, including Fort Lauderdale, New York, London (Southampton) and Harwich. These voyages visit such Irish ports as Dublin, Belfast, Waterford and Cork.
DETROIT (June, 2013) â€“ Planning your summer family cruise? Choosing the correct cruise line when traveling as a family is paramount, and among the most important considerations: the childrenâ€™s program. Cruise line childrenâ€™s programs range from nonexistent to truly stellar among the lines, so itâ€™s worth doing careful research before booking a family cruise.
ByÂ Judy M. Zimmerman Swedish ship-owner, Michael Krafft, has realized his lifelong dream to provide unique sailing experiences which are often away from ports congested with tourists.Â Before Krafttâ€™s elegant 170-passenger identical Star Clipper and Star Flyer were commissioned in 1991, he meticulously researched the Golden Age of tall, swift sailing ships in order to reflect their [...]
Queen Mary 2 Recalls the Maiden Arrival of the Original Queen Mary into New York – 77 Years to the Day
When Queen Mary 2 sailed in New York on Saturday 1 June 2013, she was arriving on the 77th anniversary of the maiden call of the original Queen Mary in New York in 1936.Â Queen Mary’s Maiden Voyage began in Southampton on 27 May 1936 and she left to the sounds of bands and ecstatic crowds. [...]
June 3, 2013: If you’re looking for a hot cruise deal with excellent cruise lines this summer, here is a list of some to consider: Alaska- Princess Cruises aboard Star Princess Provider: Cruise Brothers (tel. 800-827-7779; www.cruisebrothers.com)
MIAMI, Fla. – Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. today quantified the financial impact of the Grandeur of the Seas fire.Â On May 27, 2013, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s vessel Grandeur of the Seas experienced a fire in an industrial area on the aft of the ship. The company has taken the vessel out of service and expects [...]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced that its Board of Directors approved the adoption of a “Cruise Industry Passenger Bill of Rights” detailing CLIA members’ commitment to the safety, comfort and care of guests in a number of important areas.
Record-breaking Christening of 10 Viking River Cruise Longships – 10 Reasons the Christening in Amsterdam was Extraordinary
PRINCETON, N.J. (April 12, 2013) â€“ For those who love to cruise, the new and beautiful ships that emerge each year are a treat â€“ an opportunity to see what wondrous new features and amenities the cruise lines are offering. For each of these ships, there is a christening ceremony. Have you ever wondered what [...]
The owners of the 620-passenger cruise ship Astor have left Australia confident in their decision to base the premium vessel in Fremantle for the next three summers.Â Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) UK announced early last month that it will be sending Astor to Fremantle for the 2013-14 Summer, the first of three seasons that it [...]
by Judy Zimmerman In the lobby of the River Place Hotel on Portlandâ€™s waterfront, his dark eyes smiled as he welcomed me. Framing his tanned, weathered face was a long beard and mane of wiry, white hair. Jerry Igo would be the resident botanist aboard the MV Sea Lion for our week-long Columbia River expedition [...]