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Royal Caribbean International’s Empress of the Seas will offer new overnight itineraries to Havana.

Princess Cruises Announces Caribbean Princess Renovation

Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Princess will undergo a multi-million dollar renovation during a 2-week dry dock in Freeport, Bahamas, March 26-April 6.

Eye on the World: Cruising the Rhine with Viking Hild

Recommend jetted over to Germany to take a first-hand look at two of Viking River Cruises’ latest Longships to join the fleet: Viking Hild and Viking Herja.
A rendering of the new Britannia Club restaurant.

Cunard’s Queen Victoria To Undergo Multi-Million Dollar Refit

On May 5, Cunard’s Queen Victoria will be taken out of service for a multi-million dollar refit scheduled for completion on June 4, 2017.
A rendering of project 8651, one of four new ships in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.'s next generation of ships. 

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Next Generation of Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has announced the next generation of the line’s fleet.
Fun fact: The Dining Rom restaurant on the ms Koningsdam is shaped the inside of a violin.

What’s New with Holland America Line for 2017 and Beyond

At a press event during this year's Seatrade Cruise Global conference and trade show, Holland America Line’s president Orlando Ashford highlighted some of the exciting news coming from the line. 
Sundeck on the Celebrity Edge.

Celebrity Edge Reimagines the Cruising Experience

This week, Celebrity Cruises’ president and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain revealed designs for the cruise lines’ first new ship class in 10 years and first new ship in six years.
Terry Dale, president and CEO at United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA).

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Terry Dale

Think you know Terry Dale, think again…. There’s more to Terry Dale, president and CEO at United States Tour Operators...

The Quin is Quintessenial NYC

How does early morning yoga in Central Park sound? Or a chat with an artist in residence? How about a direct line to Tiffany & Co. from your guestroom to get that someone special that just-perfect gift? At The Quin, these quintessential New York City experiences are the norm rather than the exception.
A rendering of the Baha Mar complex Nassau, Bahamas. (Photo credit: Bahamas Ministry of Tourism)

Rosewood Baha Mar to Open in Nassau Spring 2018

Rosewood Baha Mar is scheduled to open spring 2018 on the white-sand beaches of Nassau, Bahamas’ Cable Beach within the Baha Mar Resort complex.
Qatar Airways’ new Business Class QSuite features unique family-suite offerings.

Qatar Airways Unveils New Business Class QSuite

This month, during a ceremony at ITB Berlin, Qatar Airways unveiled its new Business Class QSuite.

Eye on the World: Panama & Costa Rica with Windstar Cruises

During the course of seven days, through the Panama Canal and to Costa Rica with Windstar Cruises.
Aqua Expeditions guests have the opportunity to sail with conservationist Jean-Michel Cousteau during 7-night cruises on the Mekong and Amazon rivers. (Photo credit: Carrie Vonderhaar/Ocean Futures Society)

Jean-Michel Cousteau Hosts Aqua Expeditions Sailings

Aqua Expeditions has partnered with conservationist Jean-Michel Cousteau to launch a series of 7-night cruises on the Mekong and Amazon rivers in 2017 and 2018.
The American Queen Steamboat Company’s new 2018 brochure features a full overview of itineraries and river cruise offerings for its seventh season. 

American Queen Steamboat Company Releases 2018 Brochure

In the American Queen Steamboat Company’s (AQSC) recently released 2018 brochure, travel agents can find a full overview of itineraries and river cruise offerings for the seventh season of the U.S.-flagged cruise line and its American Queen, American Empress and new American Duchess luxury riverboats.
Oceania Cruises is bringing the flavors and heritage of traditional Cuban cooking on board all Cuba sailings. 

Eat, Drink, Sail: Food- and Wine-Themed Cruises

Sip and savor the flavors of Europe, Cuba and the Pacific Northwest on one of these tantalizing culinary- or wine-themed sailings.
Norwegian Airlines Transatlantic flights

Norwegian To Offer Cheapest Transatlantic Flights Ever

The announcement of low-cost fares on Norwegian's Transatlantic routes at a time when the exchange rate is already making Scotland a very appealing destination will undoubtedly generate a great deal of interest among U.S. travelers.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performing at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. (Photo credit: Visit Scotland/Kenny Lam)

Experience Scotland’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Experience the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on CIE Tours' 5- or 6-day Taste of Scotland itineraries.
Ackergill Tower Hotel is a luxury historic hotel that sits on the shoreline of Sinclair Bay in the Scottish Highlands. (Photo credit: Visit Scotland/Paul Tomkins)

Unusual Places to Stay in Scotland

From five-star eco-pods to medieval castles or even Europe's largest tree house, we've rounded up some of the more out-of-the-ordinary places to stay in Scotland.
Performer on The Royal Mile during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (Photo credit: VisitScotland/Kenny Lam)

10 Must-See Sights in Scotland for 2017

VisitScotland has dubbed 2017 as the Year of History, Heritage, and Archaeology, which means your clients have year-round events and activities celebrating the best of Scotland's historic places, icons and hidden gems to look forward to.
More than 800 Vikings join a massive dragon ship set ablaze by flying torches for Scotland's Up Helly Aa Festival in January. (Photo credit: Visit Scotland)

Scotland Celebrates Its History with Year-Round Festivities

To further entice visitors to experience Scotland’s fascinating heritage, VisitScotland has dubbed this year’s theme “Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.”
Kippford, Dumfries and Galloway

A Chat with VisitScotland’s Chairman Lord Thurso

In this year that Scotland is celebrating its history, heritage and archaeology, we took a moment to chat with Visit Scotland’s chairman Lord Thurso to dig a little deeper into what this stunning country can offer your clients.
Indigo dyed fabric in Japan. (Photo credit: Japan National Tourism Organization)

Touring Japan

There’s no denying Japan’s global appeal—just ask the 24 million international travelers who visited the island nation last year, according to the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO).
Couple kayaking in Admiralty Island. (State of Alaska/Reinhard Pantke)

Visiting Alaska by Sea

As of press time, the official stats weren’t in, but visitor numbers in total to Alaska for 2016 are...
Hurtigruten’s Roald Amundsen will debut in 2018.

Environment–Top of Mind

For well-traveled and environmentally conscious families who’ve been there, done that, Hurtigruten’s new hybrid vessels should be at the top of your recommendation list.
A child enjoying an Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise excursion.

Raising Globally Minded Children

I always tell my clients that when thinking about the cost of travel, they should put it in their budget as an educational expense, rather than a recreational expense.
Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort in Punta Cana

Globetrotting: Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort

The flavors of the Dominican Republic took center stage when Recommend recently visited the Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort in Punta Cana during its annual culinary week.

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