Posts made in September, 2014


Prepare for the ultimate holiday souvenir! As well as photographs with the captain or the voyage DVD, passengers on Queen Mary 2’s 12 – 19 November 2014 transatlantic crossing to New York will have the opportunity to own an original oil painting of Queen Mary 2 at sea that will be produced during the crossing by Cunard’s artist in residence, Robert Lloyd. Robert will spend time each morning in the Cunard flagship’s Grand...


Posted By on Sep 24, 2014

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Prominent experts on world heritage will be speaking on board Seabourn ships as part of the luxury cruise line’s newly-formed partnership with UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Topics including culture, heritage, history and the importance of sustainable tourism in preserving World Heritage Sites will be covered by a host of UNESCO advisors and consultants as a new twist on Seabourn’s...


Posted By on Sep 23, 2014

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Silversea is offering a record number of voyage options in 2016, with reservations now open. The schedule for Silversea’s five cruise ships will encompass 385 destinations on 177 voyages. Among 19 new ports are Summerside, Prince Edward Island (Canada); Rockland, Maine (U.S.A.); Le Marin, Martinique; Shimizu, Japan; Rijeka and Rab Island, Croatia; Bremerhaven, Germany; Ullapool, Scotland; and Kalmar, Sweden. Other classic fleet...


Posted By on Sep 18, 2014

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Holland America Line revealed the name of its new 99,500-ton cruise ship slated for delivery in February 2016 will be ms Koningsdam. While the name pays homage to the company’s rich heritage and deep roots in the Netherlands, it also reflects a new era with a bold name that is an original in Holland America Line’s 141-year history.  The 2,650-passenger ship is an evolution in design for the line — a new Pinnacle Class — and is being...


Posted By on Sep 15, 2014

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The Hanseatic, one of the two expedition ships of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, has become the first non-Russian cruise ship to navigate the Northeast Passage successfully. After a total of 6,032 nautical miles, the ship, which has the highest ice class for passenger ships, sailed into port at Bodö/Norway yesterday morning (Wednesday, September 10, 2014).   The Northeast Passage is the legendary sea route in the Arctic Ocean, which runs along...


Posted By on Sep 11, 2014

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