A rendering of the new Norwegian Bliss in Seattle. 

Posted on October 17th, 2016

Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils Plans for New Ship Designed for Alaska Cruising

Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled plans for its next vessel, the Norwegian Bliss, designed specifically for Alaska cruising.
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Travel agents can enter to win Viking Cruises' “Your Ship Has Come In: Viking Million Dollar Voyage” booking contest now through March 31, 2017. (Pictured: The Viking Star in Venice, Italy.)

Posted on October 17th, 2016

Viking Cruises Announces “Viking Million Dollar Voyage” Agent Contest

In celebration of its 20th anniversary next year, Viking Cruises is offering a new promotion for travel professionals, wherein agents have the opportunity to win $1 million.
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MSC Cruises is offering a 2 for 1 Cruise Deal to Grand Turk Island. The MSC Yacht Club on board the MSC Divina.

Posted on October 6th, 2016

MSC Cruises Offers 2 for 1 Cruise Deal to Grand Turk Island

MSC Cruises is celebrating Plan a Cruise Month, this October, by offering 50 percent savings on brochure rates, bonus commission on MSC Yacht Club bookings, and BOGO Caribbean, Mediterranean and Northern Europe cruises, including a 10-night cruise to Colombia, Aruba, Curaçao, Grand Turk Island and and Nassau.
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Grammy award winning country music star Tim McGraw is set to perform aboard the Carnival Breeze and the Carnival Valor next March.

Posted on October 6th, 2016

Tim McGraw to Perform Onboard Carnival Breeze

Three-time Grammy award winning country music star Tim McGraw is scheduled to perform aboard two Carnival ships—the Carnival Breeze on March 2 and the Carnival Valor on March 3—while the ships are docked in Nassau, The Bahamas as part of Carnival Cruise Line’s 2017 Carnival LIVE line-up of concerts.
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Uniworld is now accessible through Sabre Cruises. Uniworld's River Royale ship in Blaye, France (pictured).

Posted on October 6th, 2016

Uniworld Joins Sabre Corporation Network

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise has joined the Sabre Corporation travel network and is now available to travel professionals via GDS.
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Holland America Line’s president Orlando Ashford participating in a demo of the line’s new onboard culinary program.

Posted on October 6th, 2016

Holland America Line Launches Onboard Cooking Shows

Holland America Line is enhancing its culinary programming with the introduction of shipboard cooking shows produced in partnership with the long-running TV show “America’s Test Kitchen.”
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Posted on September 30th, 2016

Spa and Wellness Offerings on Cruises

For the cruise feature in the October 2016 print edition of Recommend, we reached out to several travel advisors to get their take on the spa and wellness trends on board cruise lines. Here's what they had to say.
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Posted on September 26th, 2016

A “Standing Ovation” for Celebrity’s New “Far Away” TV Spot

A travel agent executive gives Celebrity Cruises' new TV spot “Far Away” a standing ovation.
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Roberto Martinoli will take over as CEO of Silversea Cruises effective from Sept.19.

Posted on September 14th, 2016

Silversea Appoints Roberto Martinoli as CEO

Silversea Cruises has announced the appointment of Roberto Martinoli as CEO, effective Sept.19.
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Pandaw's holiday sailings explore Southeast Asia.

Posted on September 8th, 2016

4 Ways to Spend the Holidays at Sea

For a picture-perfect holiday sailing with all of the trimmings, look no further than these luxury cruise lines.
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