CroisiEurope guests will sail aboard the RV African Dream on the cruise line's new land-and-cruise package in Africa.

CroisiEurope Launches African Product With Discounts

CroisiEurope recently launched its first-ever African product, and now your clients can enjoy discounts on select fall and winter departures. 
Travelers can spot polar bears on this Arctic expedition. (Photo credit: John Shaw, courtesy of TravelWild Expeditions.)

An Off-the-Beaten Path Arctic Safari

TravelWild Expeditions, a small ship company for travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations, has introduced its 12-day Arctic Safari.
Royal Caribbean travel agent commission

Royal Caribbean Changes Travel Agent Commission Policy

Royal Caribbean has made changes to its commissions distribution, which will benefit a travel agent whose clients redeem Future Cruise Certificates.
MSC Cruises Miami Homeport

Miami Homeport: MSC Cruises’ Armonia

Today, MSC Cruises announced the addition of a Miami homeport as part of its 7-night Cuba and Caribbean itinerary aboard MSC Armonia.
PortMiami Terminal - Bermello Ajamil & Partners (18)

Changing PortMiami’s Landscape: New NCL Terminal

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has unveiled the design of the new and dedicated Norwegian Cruise Line terminal at PortMiami.
Guests on Emerald Waterways' first ocean cruise will sail aboard the MV Adriatic Princess II.

Emerald Waterways Announces First Ocean Cruise

Emerald Waterways is heading into the world of ocean cruising with the announcement of a brand-new yacht sailing itinerary along Croatia's Dalmatian Coast.
A Viking ocean ship sailing through Venice.

Viking: Six New Ships

Viking will build six more ocean ships, leading to a total of 16 units built in cooperation between Viking and Fincantieri.
Regents' special offer applies for Alaska voyages aboard the Seven Seas Mariner.

Regent is Gifting Agents

Agents receive a $250 gift card for every new booking on the 10-or 11-night Alaska voyages aboard the Seven Seas Mariner. Must book by March 31, 2018.
Queen Latifah, the godmother of Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Horizon.

Queen Latifah Named Godmother Of New Carnival Ship

Queen Latifah is a Grammy-award winning artist, an author, and now she can add godmother of Carnival Cruise Line's newest ship, to her list of accolades. 
Emerald Waterways' Liberte vessel sailing in France.

Emerald Waterways Offers 2018 Savings

Sending your clients on a river cruise down the Danube or Rhone rivers is now a little easier with Emerald Waterways' latest savings on select 2018 cruises. 
Carnival Breeze Carnival Conversations

Carnival Conversations With Travel Agents

Seven Carnival Conversations events featuring a panel of Carnival executives planned through November 2018. 
Roundtrip sailings from Rome is one new addition to Disney Cruise Lines set to debut in summer 2019.

Disney Cruise Line: New Ports, Itineraries for Summer 2019

Summer 2019 may be more than a year away, but in just a few days, travel agents will be able to book their clients on a variety of Disney Cruise Lines voyages, many of which include new ports, new destinations and new itineraries. 
The Secret Silk, a musical exclusively for Princess Cruises, tells the story of an ancient Asian folktale.

Princess Brings Broadway Veterans With Original Shows To Its Fleet

Watching the story of The Secret Silk unfold on stage with powerhouse singers, leaping dancers, masterful puppetry and intricate set design, you would think this show was taking place in a theater on Broadway, but you'd be wrong.
The Grill by Thomas Keller.

Seabourn Odyssey

Seabourn offers unforgettable experiences, which this writer learned about first-hand on a recent 12-day Seabourn Odyssey cruise through the Caribbean.
The brand-new Sky Pad, a virtual reality, bungee trampoline attraction, on board RCI’s Mariner of the Seas.

Welcome Aboard– It’s Family Time!

The Gen Z crowd might try and call the shots when it comes to family vacation decisions, but Baby...
Scenic Eclipse

The Scenic Group Embraces the Travel Agent Community

"Travel partners are unequivocally the single most important factor in determining the long-term success of The Scenic Group in the U.S. market."
Carnival Paradise

New Cuba Sailings with Carnival

Carnival Cruise Line will offer 17 new sailing to Cuba aboard Carnival Sensation in 2019.

Uniworld Updates Agent Training Program

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is marking the 2018 Wave Season with significant changes and enhancements to its comprehensive agent training program, Uniworld University, along with additional perks for agents who become certified Uniworld specialists. 

Carnival Fascination Resumes Schedule from San Juan

Carnival Fascination resumed its year-round schedule of 7-day southern Caribbean departures from San Juan this past Sunday.
The sun deck of American Cruise Line's American Constellation, sailing this year in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

American Cruise Lines Helps Agents With Group Bookings

American Cruise Lines is looking to help travel agents and tour operators booking their clients on group trips aboard its vessels with the addition of Group Coordinators to its sales team.
Guests can sail aboard a Uniworld vessel while exploring several of India's exclusive ancient sites.

Discover an Exclusive Side of India With Uniworld

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is giving travelers access to some of India's most exclusive and ancient sites with its India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges itinerary now being offered at a discounted rate.
Following its April refurbishment, the Seven Seas Mariner will feature an open layout pool deck.

Regent Seven Seas Announces Refurbishment Plans and Agent Bonuses

Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced details of the upcoming bow-to-stern refurbishment of Seven Seas Mariner, along with plans to reward travel agents and their clients for booking a trip on the soon-to-be-renovated ship.
The Bamboo Room, a Polynesian-themed bar, is one of several new offerings guests can expect to see on the Mariner of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean Ship Gets a Makeover and New Itineraries

After undergoing a $90 million makeover, Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas is preparing to offer travelers a new way to make the most of their weekends with short getaways to The Bahamas.
Guests on an Azamara Club Cruises sailing in 2018 can expect to see a variety of new onboard entertainment.

Azamara Presents New Entertainment Options

Azamara Club Cruises is keeping its entertainment options fresh with the recent announcement of a new onboard entertainment playbill, which will make its debut on all three Azamara ships.
Booking this specially designed single occupancy stateroom aboard AmaDante is one way solo travelers can save on an AmaWaterways cruise.

AmaWaterways Encourages Solo Travel

Sailing solo no longer means higher fees with AmaWaterways' Solo Traveler Program.
Silversea guests can contribute to marine conservation efforts on select voyages in 2018 and 2019.

Silversea’s New Partnership Goes Beyond Whale Watching

Guests on a whale-watching voyage with Silversea can now admire the beauty of these mammals and other marine life while also working to protect them thanks to the cruise line's new partnership with ORCA, a UK-based marine conservation charity. 
The lobby of U by Uniworld's ship The B.

‘U Get The Rose’ and Romance With U By Uniworld

Whether your clients saw the cast of ABC's "The Bachelor" on a U by Uniworld cruise this week or not, they can now get the same romantic treatment as those reality TV love seekers thanks to the cruise line's U Get The Rose package.
The Celebrity Discovery Collection offers small-group shore excursions in places like France and Italy.

Celebrity Discovery Collection Debuts in Mediterranean

Celebrity Cruises is bringing its passengers on more intimate journeys around the world with the debut of its new Celebrity Discovery Collection of small-group shore excursions.
Guests enjoying brunch doing a bus tour with U by Uniworld. (Photo courtesy of U by Uniworld.)

The Bachelor Sails with U by Uniworld + Selling Tips

Tonight's "The Bachelor" episode, which airs on ABC, will be featuring the cast sailing with U by Uniworld. Here are tips on how to make this episode beneficial for you.
More than $10,000 in gift cards and other prizes is up for grabs with Carnival's latest travel agent contest.

Test Your Carnival Cruise Line IQ and Win

How well do you know Carnival Cruise Line? With the company's latest contest, travel agents can test their "Carnival IQ" for a chance to win Amazon gift cards and a cruise for two.
Executives from Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and MEYER WERFT at the steel cutting for the cruise line's newest ship.

Let the Construction Begin! NCL Prepares For New Ship

At a laser center in Papenburg, Germany, executives from Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and MEYER WERFT met to cut a piece of steel thus marking the start of construction for cruise line's newest ship, Norwegian Encore. 
Crystal Bach

Crystal River Cruises’ New Moselle Itineraries for 2019

Crystal is introducing brand-new 10-day Enchanting Moselle itinerary aboard Crystal Bach for 2019.
Passengers can go ziplining while sailing the Caribbean on board MSC Seaside.

MSC Seaside

Cruising opportunities to the Caribbean have increased with the introduction of the MSC Seaside—a 4,132 passenger ultra-modern, high-tech ship sailing out of Miami on a year-round basis.
Scenic Eclipse’s submarine will provide the opportunity for unique experiences.

Today’s Upscale Cruise Style

Although luxury clients do expect the finest in service and accommodations, it’s not just about “a higher price point,” adds HJ Sauer, owner of a Dream Vacations franchise, “luxury is also being defined by the uniqueness of the travel.
Chef’s Table on board AmaKristina

Holidays on the AmaKristina

Sailing up the Rhine River on a Christmas Markets cruise tucked into an elegantly cozy cabin aboard the 156-guest AmaKristina.
This year's Wave Season is bringing big savings for cruises aboard MSC Seaside.

MSC Cruises Goes Big for Wave Season

It's Wave Season and MSC Cruises is marking the occasion with reduced rates for sailings on its newest ship, MSC Seaside.
Carnival Miracle increases offerings from Port Tampa Bay with year-round service.

Carnival Increases Central Florida Offerings

After 25 years of sailing from Port Tampa Bay, Carnival Cruise Line is expanding its offerings from the central Florida port with the addition of a second year-round ship: Carnival Miracle.
With the backdrop of Antarctica, guests participating in Silversea's My Photo Academy will have plenty of photo opps.

An Antarctic Cruise Just For Shutterbugs

Shutterbugs who want to practice or improve their photography skills while exploring the far reaches of the planet can now hop on a Silversea expedition cruise to Antarctica and become a student of the newly introduced My Photo Academy. 
Seabourn Encore Observation Bar 2016 (79)

Ultra-Luxury Cruising, the Seabourn Way

I interviewed Chris Austin, v.p. of global sales and marketing for Seabourn, so he could give us the fine details on what sets the cruise line apart as an ultra-luxury cruise offering.
Sailing with AmaWaterways, the new Adventures by Disney Seine River cruise will allow travelers to explore the heart of France.

From SoCal to France, Adventures by Disney Expands

Twenty-eighteen may have just begun, but Adventures by Disney is already looking forward to 2019 with the announcement of expanded cruise sailings and other vacation options, including all-new sailings down France's Seine River.
Help your clients tie the knot on a Carnival cruise and receive increased commissions.

Ring the Carnival Cruise Wedding Bells With Increased Commissions

Wedding bells are ringing aboard Carnival Cruise Line, and agents who book their clients' nuptials during Carnival's Wave Season will now receive increased commissions.
Steve Simao, v.p. of sales at Windstar Cruises, visited San Juan, Puerto Rico and other islands impacted by the 2017 hurricane season on his recent trip to the Caribbean.

Windstar Exec Sails Caribbean for Post-Hurricane Updates

With many members of the tourism industry working diligently to spread the word about the Caribbean being open for business post-hurricane season, Steve Simao, v.p. of sales at Windstar Cruises, decided to head south and check things out for himself. What he found was a Caribbean still in recovery, but still as vibrant and vacation-worthy as ever.
Celebrity Edge will sail the Caribbean earlier than expected, debuting new features, including two-story suites.

There’s a New Ship in Town, Earlier Than Expected

Make room on the water. A new ship is hitting the high seas, and it's doing so much earlier than expected. 
Travelers on the LGBT Getaways group cruise will sail aboard the Celebrity Silhouette.

LGBT Getaways Sailing Debuts

Cruises Inc., CruiseOne, and Dream Vacations are coming together to host their first LGBT Getaways group cruise, which is set to sail on a 7-day voyage to the Eastern Caribbean this spring.
2018 marks Seabourn's 30th year of operating in the cruising industry.

Seabourn Toasts to 2018 and a Major Milestone

When the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1, 2018, Seabourn marked the beginning of a new year with celebrations of the cruise line's 30th anniversary and plans to keep the party going throughout all of 2018.
Silversea's culinary and wine Enriched Voyages highlight regional specialties of each destination.

Silversea Appeals to Foodies With Culinary- and Wine-Themed Voyages

For clients who believe the cuisine of a destination is just as important as its landmarks and monuments, Silversea is launching a series of culinary and wine-themed sailings—Enriched Voyages—in 2018 and 2019.
Viking now offers combo Ocean & River Voyages.

Capitalizing the Cruise Experience

Talk to travel pros about the sellable value and cultural rewards of a cruise experience and you get varying perspectives. Not surprisingly, considering the particular expertise, it may start with services rendered.
On Riviera River Cruises' new December 2018 itineraries, guests can visit several of Europe's Christmas markets.

Plan Ahead for Christmas 2018 with Riviera River Cruises

While most people are still recovering from the holiday season, it's never too early to start planning your clients travels for Christmas 2018. With two new Christmas market cruises on the Danube and Rhine rivers, Riviera River Cruises is adding to your list of options. 
L'Impressionniste will take guests down the Burgundy Canal for the second half of the Back-to-Back itinerary.

It’s Wine Time with European Waterways’ New Offering

European Waterways is now offering back-to-back hotel barge cruises that allow for exploration some of France's most popular wine regions—Champagne and Burgundy—with a stay in Paris in between. 
The Ponant Icebreaker will lead guests on polar expeditions after its delivery in 2021.

Ponant Breaks the Ice With New Ship Plans

Ponant is breaking the ice in the world of polar expedition cruises with the announcement of its recently ordered ship: an electric hybrid cruise icebreaker propelled by Liquefied Natural Gas.
Dr. Andrew Weil, an expert in Integrative Medicine, will lead both of Seabourn's Spa & Wellness itineraries.

Seabourn Introduces Expert-Led Spa and Wellness Cruises

Seabourn invites your clients to refresh their minds and bodies on a series of Spa & Wellness voyages slated for 2018.
The Viking Sun ready to set sail for the World Cruise out of Miami. (Photo courtesy of Viking Cruises.)

The New Viking Sun + New Viking Itineraries

On Friday, we had the opportunity to check out Viking Cruises' newest ship, the Viking Sun, before it set sail for its 141-day World Cruise sailing from Miami to London.