Carnival Cruise Line Mardi Gras

Name Announced for Largest Carnival Ship Ever Constructed

In a nod to Carnival Cruise Line's history serving in the U.S., the line announced the name of its new XL-class ship to be delivered in 2020: Mardi Gras
Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Edge Godmother Malala Yousafzai Christens New Ship

Celebrity Edge has officially joined the Celebrity Cruises fleet following a ceremony with the ship's godmother Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai.

Silversea Unveils Bespoke Shore Excursions in Cuba

Silversea has unveiled a collection of 34 shore excursions, designed for its new 16-voyage Cuba collection for 2019 and 2020.

Crystal Cruises Unveils 2019 Voluntourism Excursions

Continuing with its popular You Care. We Care. voluntourism adventures into the new year, Crystal Cruises is unveiling more than two dozen voluntourism experiences for its 2019 ocean voyages.
Rendering of the Crystal Endeavor.

New Cruise Options in 2019

Here’s a sampling of what’s new to the cruise scene for 2019.
Crystal Getaways

Crystal Getaways: New Shorter Sailings with a Discount

For clients who want the Crystal Cruises experience but are short on time, the cruise line has unveiled nine new Crystal Getaways and is currently offering these sailings at a discounted rate. 

Scenic Adds Incentives for Group Bookings

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours is upping the ante for travel advisors who make group booking by offering two Tour Conductor credits on select 2019 departures. 
Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages to Have New Home Terminal at PortMiami

Virgin Voyages has announced plans to build a new cruise terminal at PortMiami for Virgin Voyages.
MS Fram

Hurtigruten’s MS Fram Gets a Makeover

Leading up the 2020 season, Hurtigruten’s MS Fram will be completely upgraded with new suites, new cabins, more environmentally friendly engines and a total makeover of all public areas
Symphony of the seas

6 Favorites Aboard Symphony of the Seas

Symphony of the Seas—the largest cruise ship now sailing—has made its way to Port Miami. We set sail on a 2-day preview cruise to see all that’s in store.
Lindblad expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Announces New Antarctica Sailing

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic announces new Antarctica sailing starting in 2020.
Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Edge in 3D

The augmented reality Celebrity Edge Access Tour app takes guests behind-the-scenes of this new ship, set to debut next month on sailings from Fort Lauderdale.

Cunard Dances Across the Atlantic

Cunard has announced a partnership with the English National Ballet for the first-ever Dance the Atlantic transatlantic crossing on board Queen Mary 2.
MSC Virtuosa

MSC Virtuosa is Open for Sales

MSC Cruises' MSC Virtuosa is now open for sales. As of today, sales are open exclusively for MSC Voyagers Club members, and on Dec. 3rd will open for all other guests. 
Star Clippers

Companions Sail Free on Select Indonesia Sailings with Star Clippers

Couples will sail for the price of one on select 2019 Indonesia sailings with Star Clippers.

Scenic Announces Black Friday Sale

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has unveiled details of its Black Friday Sale, offering free air, free hotels and fare discounts on select 2019 cruises booked between Nov. 19 and 26.
Star Plus

Windstar Cruises Announces $250 Million Star Plus Initiative

Windstar Cruises has announced the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative, impacting all aspects of the guest experience for the cruise line’s three Star Class vessels.
Carnival Cruise Line

Inaugural Season of Carnival Radiance Unveiled

Carnival Cruise Line has announced the inaugural schedule for the soon-to-be-transformed Carnival Radiance, along with new details on the 2019-2020 season for Carnival Sunrise. Following...
Scenic Eclipse

Scenic Eclipse: First Sailing Date Pushed Back

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has announced that the first sailing date for Scenic Eclipse has been amended to April 13, 2019.
American Queen Steamboat Company has acquired Victory I and its sister ship Victory II.

American Queen Steamboat Company Acquires the Victory Brand

Today, American Queen Steamboat Company announced a definitive agreement to acquire the Victory I and sister ship Victory II.
Viking Cruises Greece Athens

Viking Announces New Winter Itinerary in Greece

Travelers looking to explore Greece during off season can now hop on board a new ocean cruise itinerary with Viking Cruises.
Celebrity Flora Glamping

Celebrity Cruises Offers New Glamping at Sea Experience

Travelers headed to the Galapagos Islands on Celebrity Cruises' soon-to-debut Celebrity Flora will now have access to a new experience: glamping at sea.
Ocean Cay MSC Cruises

Ocean Cay: MSC’s Private Island Destination Hits New Milestone

With just one year to go until Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve welcomes its first guests, MSC Cruises marked an important milestone in the island’s transformation with the planting of the island’s first trees.
Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises Set to Debut New Itineraries and More

With more than 280 ports in 77 countries and 169 overnight stays, the 2020-2021 season will be one of many firsts for Celebrity Cruises.
Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises Unveils New Land Tours

Oceania Cruises has an array of land tour options in Australia, Asia, Africa, Egypt and the Holy Land, Europe, South America, Alaska, and Canada.
Royal Caribbean PortMiami

New Royal Caribbean Terminal Opens in PortMiami

Last week, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. officially opened Terminal A. The newest addition to PortMiami is the largest cruise port in the U.S.
The Outdoor Grill Bar on board a Ritz-Carlton yacht.

Hot Bookings in Cruising

CLIA’s 2018 annual study and outlook reports spotlighted upbeat news for the bottom lines of travel advisors.
The SkyRide on board the Horizon.

Carnival Horizon is Today’s Carnival

The first thing that blew my mind when I stepped onto the Carnival Horizon was how massive this new ship is; the second was its decor.
CroisiEurope MS Rhone Princess

CroisiEurope to Welcome New Ship, New Itinerary

In April 2019, CroisiEurope will welcome a new culinary-focused itinerary sailing the Rhone River on its new vessel, the MS Rhone Princess.
Uncruise Adventures Alaska Awakening

Alaska Awakening: Spring Discounted Sailings

Alaska may be a popular summer destination, but Uncruise Adventures is enticing travelers to make a visit during the spring months with special savings available on Alaska Awakening sailings. 

Windstar Cruises: New Ports and Culinary Itineraries

Last week, when Windstar Cruises' Star Pride made a stop in New York City, this reporter took the opportunity to tour and taste the ship's offerings. 
Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages Announces First Destination Commitment

Virgin Voyages announced today that the company’s first ship will feature Cuba as one of her voyage destinations during her inaugural season in 2020.
Hurtigruten expedition ship

Hurtigruten Plans for New Hybrid-Powered Expedition Ship

Hurtigruten has signed a memorandum of understanding with a Norwegian shipyard for the construction of its third hybrid powered expedition ship.
The American Queen Steamboat Company

Last Minute FAM with American Queen Steamboat Company

Travel advisors looking to squeeze in one last FAM before the end of the year can hop on one of several American Queen Steamboat Company cruises now offering special rates. 

Uniworld to Introduce Four New Ships

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection recently announced that it will introduce four new ships to its fleet of floating boutique hotels over the next three years. 
MSC Cruises MSC Yacht Club

MSC Cruises Enters Ultra-Luxury Market

MSC Cruises and Fincantieri announced the signing of a memorandum of agreement for the construction of four ultra-luxury cruise ships.
Zegrahm Expeditions

Bonus Commission Incentive With Zegrahm

Zegrahm Expeditions is offering a brand-new bonus commission incentive for travel advisors: $250 pp bonus commission when booking new guests on select 2019 expeditions.
Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line Set to Complete Fleetwide Enhancement

Carnival Cruise Line has announced a dry dock that will transform Carnival Victory into Carnival Radiance, representing the final phase of a $2 billion fleet enhancement program.
Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises Announces 2021 Itineraries with Early Savings

Crystal Cruises announced its full lineup of 2021 all-inclusive sailings aboard the Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, becoming the first cruise line to announce a complete 2021 deployment.
MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises Opens Bookings for Maiden Voyage on New Ship

MSC Cruises has announced that sales for MSC Grandiosa's maiden voyage are now open exclusively for MSC Voyagers Club members through Oct. 21, 2018.
Silversea Cruises

Silversea Cruises Plans for Three New Ships

Having recently joined the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) family, Silversea Cruises and RCL announced agreements to build three new ships for Silversea Cruises.
Norwegian Joy

Norwegian Extends Free Airfare Offer

Norwegian Cruise Line announced an expansion of the free and reduced roundtrip airfare offer for new reservations on select cruises sailing from November 2018 through September 2019.
Cunard Queen Mary 2

Cunard Announces World of Adventure Sale for 2019

Cunard announced its World of Adventure Sale featuring fares from $999 pp dbl, as well as free drinks and free gratuities for Grill Suite guests on select 2019 Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth voyages.
Windstar Cruises offers all manner of ways for clients to stay active.

Fitness Afloat

Your clients can find fitness afloat as attitudes about maintaining a healthy lifestyle while sailing are becoming more of the norm. Something beyond, well, eating and sleeping.    
Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises Unveils Guest Experience Enhancements

Oceania Cruises has unveiled a suite of new guest service enhancements as part of the line’s OceaniaNEXT initiative.
Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line to Sail from New Orleans for First Time

In early 2020, Disney Cruise Line will add a brand-new homeport in New Orleans and return to the Hawaiian Islands.
Win a Sailing with Carnival

Win a Sailing with Carnival Cruise Line

Agents, you can now win a sailing with Carnival Cruise Line through the "Choose Fun! Emoji Contest" starting today through Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.
AmaWaterways AmaPrima in Passau on the Danube.

Free Roundtrip Airfare for Clients With AmaWaterways

Your clients can take advantage of free roundtrip airfare promotion, flying for free from more than 50 U.S. and Canadian gateways on select 2019 AmaWaterways Europe river cruises.
Celebrity Xpedition

Celebrity Xpedition Set to Debut New Makeover in the Galapagos

Following a weeklong makeover in Panama, Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Xpedition will return to service in the Galapagos on Sept. 23, 2018 with a new look and several enhancements. 
Seabourn Sojourn Alaska British Columbia

Seabourn to Return to Alaska and British Columbia in 2019

As the 2018 Alaska and British Columbia travel season comes to an end, Seabourn is encouraging advisors to start planning their client's 2019 travels with the release of details on next year's itineraries in the area.
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Debuts Caribbean Shore Excursions

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection unveiled details of its Caribbean Shore Collection, giving travelers a first look at the shore excursions available in destinations such as Bogota, Colombia, and Belize.
Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Edge Unveils The Grand Plaza

With Celebrity Edge less than three months from delivery, Celebrity Cruises has unveiled details of The Grand Plaza, which will serve as the epicenter of the ship.