Archive for the ‘Cruises’ Category

South Pacific Paradise: PNG Aboard the True North

Seekers of bucket list vacations in the South Pacific can consider one top-of-the-list option for their travels: a luxury cruise around Papua New Guinea aboard the True North. To be sure this is not a trip for cruise lovers in search of the perfect shipboard ice cream buffet. Rather a sail on North Star Cruises’ […]

Hot Themed Cruises from Crystal in 2014

From ancient gladiators to modern treasure hunters, varied niche voyages are in view as Crystal Cruises expands its 2014 Experiences of Discovery roster. The theme cruise program is introducing six new themes. Spread throughout the year, the new themes focus on thrill-seeking, luxury extravagances, the Roman Empire, maritime history, magic, and microbrews. In all, 23 Crystal […]

NCL’s Norwegian Breakaway: Family Fun from NYC

                    By Stacey Zable Family Travel Editor The largest ship to homeport out of Manhattan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Norwegian Breakaway is ideal for family clients, especially those driving distance from New York City. Following are key selling points for families…

Cruise Perceptions Eroding Among Travelers

A new poll shows that people’s perception of safety and comfort on cruise vacations may be shifting downward given the tide of events on the high seas over the past few years. The Carnival Triumph’s well-noted limp back to shore was the most recent kick off to widespread questions of quality standards and shipboard safety. […]

New Luxury River Cruise Launches in Myanmar

In this hyper-speed, social media-run world it is nice to know there is still a place where you can turn it off and take things slow.  No, this does not refer to the bank or doctor’s waiting room, or phone queue to the airline desk. This refers to a place where urban troubles stay behind, […]

Luxury in Alaska with Celebrity Cruises’ Solstice

By Bill Becken, Cruise Editor Alaska remains the most popular North American cruise destination for a number of reasons. One of them is that the cruise lines stoutly compete for the business of plying Alaska’s fabled Inland Passage. According to Jeff Clarke, executive vice-president, sales, Celebrity Cruises, in fielding the 2,850-passenger Solstice out of Seattle […]