Rendering of the Vista Suite on board Oceania Cruises’ Sirena.

Posted on May 1st, 2016

Innovation on the High Seas

24 million. That’s how many people are expected to cruise this year. That’s 1 million more than last year. Ships? There are plenty of them to accommodate that number of passengers and many more—in fact, there are 52 new ocean-going CLIA ships on order between 2016 and 2022. And, according to CLIA’s 2016 Cruise Industry Outlook, eight out of 10 CLIA-member travel agents stated they are expecting an increase in sales in 2016 over last year
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The Galata Tower in Istanbul.

Posted on April 27th, 2016

Intriguing Istanbul

For thousands of years, people have traveled to and through the site of Turkey’s capital city of Istanbul, now it's your clients' turn.
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Guests enjoying a wine tasting on AMAwaterways' shore excursion at Sandeman Winery in the Douro Valley.

Posted on April 14th, 2016

Food & Wine at Sea: A Q&A With Dream Vacations Franchisee Peggy Rosenthal

Dream Vacations franchise owner Peggy Rosenthal gives her perspective on food and wine at sea.
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The Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou, China.

Posted on April 12th, 2016

Navigating Through the Venice of China

Once hailed as China's leading silk-producing city, Suzhou, a more than 2,500-year-old town in the Yangtze River Basin known as the "Venice of China," has partnered with the "Venice of America," Fort Lauderdale, and other U.S. cities to connect North American travelers with the Far East destination.
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Posted on April 7th, 2016

Cruise Your Way With Customizable Shore Excursions

There’s no shame in being a choosey cruiser when it comes to shore excursions. In fact, several cruise lines are letting guests take the wheel, with the help of a trip planner, and customize their own land tours.
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Posted on April 7th, 2016

Hurtigruten and Norwegian Announce Extensive Ship Upgrades

Hurtigruten and Norwegian Cruise Line have both announced major upgrades to their respective fleets.
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An Executive suite on Heritage Line’s newest luxury paddle wheeler, the Anawrahta.

Posted on April 6th, 2016

Anawrahta Navigates Myanmar’s Historic Waters on Maiden Season

Heritage Line’s newest luxury paddle wheeler, Anawrahta, began her maiden voyage from Yangon to Bagan, Myanmar on March 4.
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The Viking Sea in Venice. 

Posted on April 6th, 2016

Viking Sea Embarks On Her Maiden Voyage

On April 4, Viking Ocean Cruises’ second ship, Viking Sea, embarked on her maiden voyage from Istanbul to Venice.
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The Celebrity Silhouette on the River Ems.

Posted on April 6th, 2016

Get Your Bottom Line in Ship Shape

Agents, you should have these recently launched cruise incentives, resources and tools on your radar. So we’ve rounded up a few bits of news to make sure you're up-to-date.
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Six Viking Longships were christened last month in Amsterdam.

Posted on March 30th, 2016

Onboard Review: Viking Celebrates Agents

Testament to the growth of and rising interest in river cruising, Viking River Cruises put six more of their Longships into European river service last month.
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