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The new additions to Disney Magic will debut in early 2018.

Disney Cruise Line Adds New Entertainment for All Ages

New spaces and experiences are coming to Disney Cruise Line's Disney Magic, bringing additional entertainment options for every member of your clients' families.
An artist rendering shows the future of the polar vessel to be built for the Linblad Expeditions-National Geographic fleet.

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Fleet Set For Expansion

The Linblad Expeditions-National Geographic fleet is set to expand in 2020 with the launching of a new polar vessel.
Edie Rodriguez brings 30 years of experience to her new role at Ponant.

Edie Rodriguez is Passionate About Ponant

Sitting with Edie Rodriguez and talking about her new role as Ponant brand chairman and corporate special advisor, it was crystal-clear that Rodriguez is passionate and excited to be associated with the Ponant brand.
The Silver Muse pool deck is a central area to soak up the sun, take a lap on the jogging track, and grab a drink or bite to eat.

On Board Silversea’s Silver Muse

Before voyaging on an itinerary bound for South America, Silversea invited Recommend along with other media members and travel agents to experience the cruise line's newest flagship Silver Muse on an overnight sailing to The Bahamas.
AmaWaterways will offer more than 50 wine-themed cruises in 2018.

What’s Trending on the Waters

The search for meaningful memories and bucket-list destinations ranks among the top trends in today’s cruise industry.
Star Legend docked in Bordeaux. (Laurel Herman)

Globetrotting: Windstar’s Star Legend Culinary Excellence, Authentic Experiences

As we concluded our cruise from Dublin to Lisbon sailing on the 10-day Cuisines and Cultures of Spain, France and Portugal aboard the 106 all-suite Star Legend, our thoughts focused on all of the amazing, authentic and educational onboard and onshore experiences we’d had.
Guests participating in AmaWaterways' Wellness Program activities can enjoy yoga on the sun deck and more.

AmaWaterways Promotes Healthy Habits With Expanded Wellness Program

AmaWaterways is encouraging its guests to stay healthy while on board its ships through the Wellness Program, which will expand to six ships in 2018.
The indoor/outdoor Aquavit Terrace will be a feature on all new Viking river ships debuting in 2019.

Viking Announces Seven New River Ships

In a statement made on Oct. 24, 2017, Viking announced that it has ordered seven new river ships that will debut in 2019.
Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Navigator will include Cuba calls on their 2018-2019 sailings.

Regent Seven Seas to Add Cuba Calls in 2018-2019

After first calling on Havana in April 2017, Regent Seven Seas has announced the addition of Cuba calls to six itineraries set to sail in the line's 2018-2019 Caribbean season. 
Artist renderings show HANSEATIC inspiration sailing alongside its sister ship, HANSEATIC nature.

Hapag-Llyod Cruises’ Newest Ship

On Oct. 18, 2017, crowds gathered around the Romanian port of Tulcea for the keel laying ceremony of the HANSEATIC inspiration—the second of two new expedition ships for Hapag-Llyod Cruises.
Dubrovnik, Croatia will be one of the stops on MSC Cruises' new Eastern Mediterranean itinerary.

MSC Cruises to Set Sail in the Eastern Mediterranean

 MSC Cruises has announced the launch of a new itinerary that will set sail in the Eastern Mediterranean in summer 2018.
Symphony of the Seas will be the world's largest cruise ship and feature new additions like the two-level Ultimate Family Suite.

Royal Caribbean Set to Debut World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean is adding a 25th ship to its fleet, and the cruise line is going big for the momentous...
Celebrity Reflection will be one of five ships sailing through Europe in summer 2019.

Celebrity Cruises Announces 2019 Itineraries for Europe

Celebrity Cruises is taking over Europe in summer 2019 with plans to send five ships to over 90 ports of call throughout the continent. 
Variety Cruises specializes in small ship cruises with yachts accommodating no more than 72 passengers.

Variety Cruises Celebrates 50 Years with Free Cruises and Bonus Commissions

In celebration of its 50 years of small ship sailing around the world, Variety Cruises is rewarding the travel partners that helped them reach this milestone by offering agents free cruises and bonus commissions throughout 2018. 
Agents can earn up to 15 percent commission with Carnival Cruise Line's new program.

Carnival’s AMP Up Commission Program

Carnival Cruise Line is giving travel agencies a new opportunity to earn higher commission percentages in 2018 with its new AMP Up Commission Program.
Celebrity Reflection is one of several ships in the Celebrity Cruises fleet that will be transformed over the next few years.

Celebrity Cruises Unveils Plans to Modernize Fleet

In a project that is expected to be completed by 2023, The Celebrity Revolution will bring about the complete transformation and modernization of all ships in the Celebrity Cruises fleet.
Amastella is one of 19 ships in the AmaWaterways fleet.

Discover Wine Culture with AmaWaterways

Adding to its offerings of European wine-themed cruises slated for next year, AmaWaterways announced a new lineup of 2018 Wine Cruises to be hosted by award-winning North American wine experts.
Vicky Garcia with Cruise Planners team member Tony Bello and a Cruise Planners agent. (Photo courtesy of Cruise Planners.)

Luxury Travel Intel with Cruise Planners’ Vicky Garcia

Here's some intel on what's trending in the luxury market, what's in the forecast, and how you can best foster a relationship with your luxury clients.
Glaciers, icebergs, whales and more await cruisers on a journey to remote Franz Josef Land.

New Cruises Highlight Arctic Adventure, Golf and the Amazon

With itineraries as unique as your clients and their needs, these new cruises and additional departures will take your clients to the far reaches of the Arctic Ocean, the Burgundy region of France and the heart of the Amazon.
MSC Meraviglia is one of several new cruise ships that will set sail on discounted voyages starting in late 2017.

Plan a Cruise Month Brings Discounts and Agent Incentives

October is Plan a Cruise Month, and MSC Cruises is marking the occasion with special 50 percent savings and additional agent perks throughout the entire month.
Brazil is only one of several South American countries that Grand Voyage cruisers will explore.

South America Sailings Set for Silversea’s Grand Voyage

Silversea unveiled the itinerary of its Grand Voyage 2018, and now, cruisers can officially look forward to what will be a 69-day journey circumnavigating South America. 
The Azamara Pursuit will join the Azamara Club Cruises fleet in early 2018.

Azamara Club Cruises Announces New Ship

Azamara Club Cruises is expanding its portfolio by 50 percent with the addition of a third ship to its fleet. 
The new addition to Cunard's fleet will join the other ships in 2022.

Cunard Announces Expansion of Its Fleet

Cunard is marking the 50th anniversary of the Queen Elizabeth 2 launch with a big announcement for the luxury cruise world: the addition of its first new ship in 12 years. 
Snowy mountain views are a part of any springtime cruise through Alaska, and now, lower fares are, too.

Cruise Alaska This Spring with Lower Fares and Agent Perks

Cruises are often lauded as the best way to experience the beauty of Alaska, and now, with UnCruise Adventures' Alaska Awakening special for springtime departures, your clients can take advantage of lower fares, fewer crowds, and the chance to see wildlife and the Northern Lights, all while you enjoy the promotion's additional agent perks. 
The RV Indochine II will be CroisiEurope's second ship to sail the Mekong River.

CroisiEurope Debuts New Ship for Sailing the Mekong River

Travelers are demanding more options for cruising down the Mekong River, and CroisiEurope Cruises is answering that call with the inauguration of its newest ship, the RV Indochine II.
Cruisers on the 2019 Viking World Cruise will enjoy sail for 128 days following the itinerary above.

Cruising Around the World in 128 Days

Months before its first-ever World Cruise takes its maiden voyage, Viking Cruises has already announced the second iteration of this round-the-world itinerary.
Cologne

How to Book a High School Choir on a River Cruise

It all started with a chance meeting on board a river cruise ship while sailing the Danube. That chance meeting led to a high school choir booking on the Rhine.
When Norwegian Bliss debuts next year it will feature a laser tag course themed around an abandoned space station.

The ABCs of Family Cruising

Let us take you through the ABCs of family cruising.
Celebrity Cruises’ Galapagos voyages are ideal for a multi-gen vacation.

Globetrotting: Celebrity Xperience in the Galapagos

Like virtually all species before us, we are carried to the Galapagos Islands by the wind and the sea.
Enhancements to the Disney Fantasy included a Star Wars: Command Post area.

Globetrotting: Disney Fantasy

Within minutes of stepping onto the Disney Fantasy for a 3-night Bahamian cruise from Port Canaveral, Florida, my 5-year-old daughter insisted that we check out the swimming pools on deck 11.
Costa-Diadema

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.