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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Marvel Day at Sea on board Disney ships will debut this fall.

Sailing the High Seas, Family-Style

A look at the 2017 crop of seagoing vessels reveals such a wave-making bounty of family-friendly features that your clients likely can’t resist the urge to round up the tribe and set sail.
Fusterlandia, an arts complex in Havana.

Globetrotting: Cuba, Celestyal-Style

Celestyal Crystal circumnavigates Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean, so passengers get to experience Santiago, the former capital and the seat of the revolution, near the eastern tip of the island, as well as Trinidad and Havana, in the west of Cuba.
UnCruise Adventures offers itineraries in Central America.

Beyond Alaska

UnCruise Adventures, with eight ships that range in size from 22 to 88 passengers, recently debuted the remodeled 62-passenger Safari Voyager.
European Waterways new 12-passenger Spirit of Scotland luxury hotel barge will cruise through the heart of the Scottish Highlands beginning June 4, 2017. 

European Waterways Announces New Luxury Hotel Barge for Scotland

European Waterways has announced the arrival of its new 12-passenger Spirit of Scotland luxury hotel barge.
Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Splendor will offer a 14-day Alaskan cruise roundtrip from Long Beach, California next year.

Carnival Splendor Charts Course for Alaska

In 2018, Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Splendor will offer a 14-day Alaskan cruise roundtrip from Long Beach, California.
American Cruise Lines offers over 35 exciting cruise options across the U.S.

American Cruise Lines Sails the U.S. Waterways

With over 35 exciting cruise options across the United States, American Cruise Lines offers the travel experience of a lifetime on our nation’s greatest waterways.
Windstar Cruises is offering a special food and wine themed cruise hosted by chef, restaurateur, and author Hugh Acheson, that visits Porto, Portugal.

Windstar Cruises Named Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation

Windstar Cruises has been named the official cruise line of the James Beard Foundation.
Azamara Club Cruises will start sailing to Cuba next month.

Engaging Voyages

Like a good book, the cruise itineraries we’ve rounded up below are definite page-turners, and getting to the final chapter is always bittersweet.
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