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Costa Cruises Revamps Pricing System

Costa Cruises just re-vamped its pricing system, available for sailings departing after April 1, 2018.
Plan a Cruise Night with Viking Cruises and sell more sails.

How to Think Outside the Box with Viking Cruises

It's time to think outside the box, and Viking Cruises has tips on how you can do this, while also scoring high revenue and leads.
The Norwegian Bliss will feature the largest competitive racetrack at sea.

Norwegian Bliss To Debut Many Firsts at Sea

Featuring the largest competitive racetrack at sea, original new dining concepts, and heart-racing waterslides that round the side of the ship, Norwegian Cruise Line’s sixteenth ship, the Norwegian Bliss, is already making quite the splash ahead of its spring 2018 debut.
Ponant is offering up to 30 percent off select Arctic expeditions in 2019. (Photo credit: Ponant/Lorraine Turc)

Ponant Offers Up To 30 Percent Off Arctic Expedition

Ponant is offering up to 30 percent off select Arctic expeditions in 2019.
Silversea has unveiled details of its enrichment program for 2017 voyages, which includes complimentary yoga.

3 Cruises that Blend Wellness with Culture

Whether it's meditation classes in Cambodia or mindfulness hikes in Espiritu Santo, these luxury cruises let you stay physically and mentally balanced while exploring some of the most culturally rich areas of the world.
Norwegian Cruise Line is offering a limited-time promotion of $50 in onboard spend for new bookings on the line’s 4-day round-trip cruises to Cuba

Cuba Cruise Promotion

Travelers looking to explore the art, culture and history that abounds in Cuba can take advantage of a limited-time Havana Nights promotion through Norwegian Cruise Line.

Sail Through History with American Cruise Lines

Featuring several new ports of call in Washington D.C., Chestertown, Maryland, and Mt. Vernon, Virgina, American Cruise Lines’ new 11-day American Revolution Cruise visits some the nation’s most historically significant ports along the Chesapeake Bay.
Ellen Bettridge succeeded Guy Young as the president and CEO of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection last August. (Photo credit: Rainer Witzgall)

Ellen Bettridge Recounts Her First Year at Uniworld

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection's president and CEO Ellen Bettridge takes a look back at the line's banner year with Recommend.

Nick Jonas Performs Aboard Two Carnival Cruise Line Sailings

Nick Jonas, multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated recording artist, will be performing on board Carnival ships.
Nightime at Eden, a new venue on board Celebrity Edge.

Cruise Lines Enhance Offerings

We've gathered a roundup of what's new across the cruise line industry for your guests to enjoy.
Guests of The Perry Hotel Key West can set sail to Cuba from the hotel’s dock with Harmony Yacht Vacations on a private yacht charter. (Photo courtesy of Harmony Yacht Vacations.)

Sail from Key West to Cuba

Guests of The Perry Hotel Key West can take a private yacht charter to Cuba from the hotel’s dock with Harmony Yacht Vacations.
The Carnival Sunshine.

Carnival to Pay Travel Agents Commission on Future Cruise Credits

Carnival Cruise Line has announced it will pay travel agents commission on Future Cruise Credits applied to new bookings
Costa Diadema passengers who disembark in Savona during 1-week Mediterranean cruises will have the chance to go on a day trip to Turin.

Costa Cruises Introduces New Tours in Turin, Italy

Costa Diadema guests can now take a discovery tour of Turin, Italy, every Saturday during the 2017 summer season thanks to a new partnership between Costa Cruises and the City of Turin.
A rendering of ANTARCTICA XXI's new polar expedition vessel MV Magellan Explorer.

ANTARCTICA XXl Announces Construction of a New Polar Expedition Vessel

A rendering of ANTARCTICA XXI's new polar expedition vessel MV Magellan Explorer.
The 175-passenger American Constitution has been successfully launched. 

American Cruise Lines Successfully Launches American Constitution

American Cruise Lines has successfully launched the 175-passenger American Constitution.
BE.YOU. training on board Hapag-Lloyd’s MS Europa 2.

High-Energy Cruising

New expedition ships are popping up; wellness programs are the new norm; and the open seas are inviting adventurous clients to charge up their adrenaline.
A rendering of the new Eden concept on board the Celebrity Edge.

Celebrity Edge’s New Eden Concept

The latest addition to the Celebrity Edge is Eden, a venue that invites groups to “Chill, Play and Sin” in an immersive environment that changes throughout the day.
On Jan. 2, 2018, Australis Expeditions will debut the 210-passenger Ventus Australis.

Ventus Australis to Cruise Round the Tip of South America

On Jan. 2, 2018, Australis will debut the 210-passenger Ventus Australis.
The Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection aft marina.

First Look at The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is bringing its renowned luxury hospitality service to the sea with the launch of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.
A rendering of the National Geographic Quest.

Lindblad Expeditions Cancels National Geographic Quest Alaska Voyages

Lindblad Expeditions has cancelled its July 8 and July 15 Alaska voyages on the National Geographic Quest due to an accident that happened during the process of launching the vessel from the shipyard into the sea.
The Disney Fantasy.

Interview with Disney Fantasy’s Cruise Director Jimmy Lynett

During a recent cruise on the Disney Fantasy, Recommend caught up with Disney Cruise Line's cruise director Jimmy Lynett for insight into the new ship enhancements and how a visit to Castaway Cay complements the Disney Fantasy experience.
CroisiEurope's portfolio of river, canal and coastal cruises in Europe, Asia and Africa are now available through the Classic Vacations’ Classic Connections program. (Photo credit: CroisiEurope)

CroisiEurope Partners with Classic Vacations 

CroisiEurope has partnered with Classic Vacations, allowing travel agents access to the river cruise company’s portfolio through the tour operator’s Classic Connections program.
Trafalgar is offering 22 Yangtze River cruises aboard the Victoria Selina in partnership with Victoria Cruises.

Trafalgar Partners with Victoria Cruises for Yangtze River Cruises

Trafalgar has named Victoria Cruises as its exclusive partner its Yangtze River cruises.
Paul Gauguin Cruises' new Stewards of Nature program invites guests to discover and value nature through hands-on, interactive learning.

Kid-Approved Cruises

These cruise lines are catering to their smallest clients with kid-approved activities the whole family can get involved in.
Spa time on board an Oceania cruise.

Romance on the Waters

Romance, they say, is where you find it. Words good to hear if you’re a travel consultant who sells cruises, considering that travelers find a blissful ambiance to be a sure thing when they set sail by river or sea.
The Avalon Visionary sails the Rhine.

Globetrotting: Avalon Gets Active on the Rhine

It’s our first full day in Amsterdam after embarking on Avalon Visionary and we are standing at easels in Westerdok, the very same neighborhood where Van Gogh created his only two paintings during his 8-year stint in the city.
Azamara Club Cruises has added four additional sailings to its lineup of 2017-2018 Cuba voyages

Azamara Club Cruises Boosts Cuba Departures

Azamara Club Cruises has added four additional sailings to its lineup of 2017-2018 Cuba voyages on board the Azamara Quest.
A rendering of American Cruise Lines' American Constellation.

American Constellation Completes Construction Ahead of Schedule

American Cruise Lines has announced that its new cruise ship American Constellation has completed construction ahead of schedule.

Celebrate an Alaska Experience 70 Years in the Making

Holland America is celebrating 70 years of showing guests the marvels of the Great Land. That's longer than any other company, even longer than Alaska has been a state!
Windstar Cruises' Culinary Cruise Collection itineraries include culinary demonstrations, unique epicurean shore excursions and local market tours.

Windstar Sets Sail with JBF Celebrity Chefs

New and simply delicious on the high seas this year is the Culinary Cruise Collection, pairing Windstar Cruises and super-chefs from the illustrious James Beard Foundation (JBF) aboard eight designated sailings in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.
Avanti Destinations is offering eco-adventure itineraries on two new small ships.

Avanti Destinations Announces New Small Ships for Eco-Adventure Cruises

Avanti Destinations is giving travelers an intimate view of the rich flora, fauna and natural wonders of the Galapagos and Patagonia on its new small ship cruises for eco-adventure itineraries.
A rendering of a Seabreeze Penthouse Suite.

The 4-1-1 on Crystal Symphony’s and Crystal Serenity’s Redesigns

Crystal Cruises has unveiled the complete plans for Crystal Symphony’s and Crystal Serenity’s dry dock transformations.
Belmond is offering a 6-night itinerary in Botswana hosted by Alexander McCall Smith, author of the popular The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency book series. (Photo credit: Belmond)

Belmond Launches Expert-Led Journeys Through Africa, Europe and Asia

The latest news from Belmond for spring, summer and fall 2017 includes new product launches, renovations, and itineraries, in addition to the debut of expert-led journeys through Africa, Scotland, and Myanmar.
U by Uniworld offers nine, adventurous European itineraries for travelers ages 21 to 45.

Uniworld Announces River Cruise Brand for Younger Travelers

Booking is now open for U by Uniworld, a new experiential river cruise brand from Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection offering nine, adventurous European itineraries for travelers ages 21 to 45.
The Chef's Table on board the AmaKristina.

AmaWaterways Welcomes 19th Ship, AmaKristina

AmaWaterways has welcomed its 19th ship, AmaKristina, to the river cruise line’s expanding European fleet.
The Atrium on Norwegian Jade has been enhanced with a refreshed look and décor.

Norwegian Jade Freshens Up for Summer Season

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Jade has returned to her seasonal homeport of Tampa as an essentially new vessel following extensive renovations to the ship’s staterooms and public spaces, just in time for her summer season sailing from Hamburg, Germany to the Norwegian Fjords.
Husavik Harbor in Northern Iceland.

Variety Cruises Adds Iceland to Small Yacht Itineraries

Variety Cruises has added Iceland to its 2017 small yacht itineraries.
Victoria Cruises has repositioned the Victoria Sophia on its Three Gorges Highlights route.

Victoria Cruises Repositions Ship on Three Gorges Highlights Route

Due to increased demand for cruises to the famed Three Gorges, Victoria Cruises has repositioned the Victoria Sophia on its popular Three Gorges Highlights program.

Caribbean Princess to Debut Seven New Dining Options

This week, Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Princess will debut seven new dining options following its 2-week multi-million-dollar renovation.

Norwegian Cruise Line Extends Cruises to Cuba

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that it will further extend its offering of weekly roundtrip cruises from Miami to Cuba through 2018, with 33 new voyages.
A rendering of the Edge Villa accommodations on board the Celebrity Edge, slated to debut late next year.

What’s New in Cruising

From new eye-popping ships to innovative enhancements, cruise lines are creating cruise vacations that deliver on your promise—crafting dream vacations for your clients.
Candles Restaurant onboard of Star Pride.

Globetrotting: Windstar Cruises

For John Delaney, president of Windstar Cruises, the company’s “180-degrees from ordinary” slogan means guests “are not going to have the same experience that they would have on a larger ship. It means that we are literally striving to deliver the extraordinary.”

Viking Toasts to Two Decades Sailing the World’s Rivers

Viking is celebrating 20 years in the river cruising business.
Scenic Eclipse, which will debut in 2018, will be sailing the world, including the Polar regions.

All in the Family

Getting the scoop on Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours and Emerald Waterways.
A rendering of American Cruise Line's first modern river boat.

A Chat with American Cruise Lines’ CEO Charles A. Robertson

“We’re building at a faster pace than we ever have,” American Cruise Lines' (ACL) CEO and Pearl Seas Cruises CEO and chairman Charles A. Robertson told Recommend during an interview earlier this month.
Katarina Line is offering Cycle & Cruise programs for 2017 in Croatia. 

Cycle and Cruise in Croatia with Katarina Line

Small ship cruise company Katarina Line has launched its latest Cycle & Cruise programs for 2017 along the picturesque coastline and islands of Croatia.
Adventures by Disney's Rhine River Cruise includes a visit to the famous storybook Heidelberg Castle in Germany.

Adventures by Disney’s Themed European River Cruises for 2018

Adventures by Disney is offering new, themed European river cruise vacations for 2018.
Silversea's Silver Cloud.

A Sneak Peek at the Redesigned Silver Cloud

Silversea has unveiled a selection of renderings showcasing multi-million dollar renovations to take place on the Silver Cloud ahead of her conversion into an ice-class expedition ship.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises has launched a new wellbeing program aboard the recently refurbished Seven Seas Voyager.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Creates New Wellness Program

Seven Seas Wellness, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ new wellbeing program, offers guests a collection of health and fitness-related excursions as well as a selection of signature Canyon Ranch SpaClub services.
Carnival Cruise Line will offer its first-ever Cuba sailings beginning this June.

Carnival Cruise Line News Round Up

Have you heard? Carnival Cruise Line will offer its first-ever Cuba sailings beginning this June.
The newest destination to be added to the Earth Journeys cruise collection is Iceland.

Tauck To Double Small Ship Cruising Capacity

Tauck has put into place a 4-year plan to double its small ship cruising capacity through fleet expansion, strengthened partnership programs and new itineraries.
Royal Caribbean International’s Empress of the Seas will offer new overnight itineraries to Havana.

Royal Caribbean’s 2017 and 2018 Itinerary Highlights

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is rolling out a number of new itineraries and offerings for 2017 and 2018.