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. 
The American Song will make its debut on the Lower Mississippi River in the fall of 2018.

The Revolution in U.S. River Cruising

American Cruise Lines is pleased announce American Song, the first in a new class of modern riverboats destined for America’s rivers, which is scheduled to begin service in the fall of 2018.
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.
Princess Cruises' fourth Royal-class ship will sail the Mediterranean for its inaugural season.

Princess Cruises Announces Name and Inaugural Season of New Ship

Princess Cruises' fourth Royal-class ship, Sky Princess is scheduled to launch on its inaugural season in October 2019. 
Carnival Panorama

Newest Ship From Carnival Cruise Line to be Named Carnival Panorama

Carnival Cruise Line has announced that the newest ship in its Vista-class series will be named Carnival Panorama.
MSC Meraviglia will head to New York for its inaugural season before homeporting in Miami.

MSC Meraviglia Heads to New York

MSC Cruises announced what the inaugural season of MSC Meraviglia will entail, and the mega smart ship, which launched in June 2017, is heading for New York. 
Guests on an UnCruise Adventures voyage in Alaska can explore the area on a kayak.

UnCruise Adventures Takes Travelers Places Other Cruises Don’t—and Can’t Go

Recommend contributing writer sits down with UnCruise Adventure's president and COO Tim Jacox to get the inside scoop on future plans for the cruise line.
Dr. Seuss-themed water park will debut on board the Carnival Horizon.

Sailing into 2018

Here’s what you can count on in the 2018 cruise picture: There’s certain to be something that pings your clients’ radar.
Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Announces Alaska and Pacific Tours

Celebrity Cruises has unveiled details of its 2019-20 Alaskan and Pacific Coastal season, with three ships in the region, 13 destinations and a range of 7-night itineraries and in-depth shore excursions.
The recently delivered MSC Seaside will make its way to Miami in December.

MSC Cruises Receives New Ship and Announces Expansion Plans

MSC Cruises officially took delivery of its new flagship MSC Seaside—the second new MSC ship in six months—while executives from the company announced even more plans for expansion. 
Equus Hotel offers year-round discounts to cruisers in Honolulu.

Honolulu Hotel Offers Special Rates for Cruise Passengers

For cruise passengers in need of a place to stay pre- or post-voyage, the Equus Hotel in Honolulu is offering special rates. 
Guests on AmaWaterways's special Taste of Bordeaux sailing will have the opportunity to interact with Master Chef and James Beard Award winner Joanne Weir.

AmaWaterways to Host Culinary Cruise With Master Chef Joanne Weir

AmaWaterways is continuing its partnership with master chef and James Beard Award winner Joanne Weir by presenting a special sailing: Taste of Bordeaux- Culinary Cruise Hosted by Joanne Weir.

Windstar Cruises’ President Will Sail from Puerto Rico

Windstar Cruises president John Delaney wants to help promote Puerto Rico and the rest of the Caribbean after its recent hit with the hurricanes earlier this year.
The latest addition to the Regent Seven Seas fleet is scheduled for delivery in 2020.

Regent Seven Seas Names New Addition to Fleet

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is adding a fifth ship to its luxury fleet and has officially announced its name: Seven Seas Splendor.

The Galapagos Gets a New Friend: Celebrity Cruises’ Flora

Celebrity Cruises will be bringing a new ship to the Galapagos Islands in 2019: the 100-passenger Celebrity Flora.
As the Cruise Capital of the World, Miami has big plans to welcome new ships in the coming months.

Cruise Ships Coming Soon to Miami

As the "Cruise Capital of the World," PortMiami is constantly welcoming new ships, and 2018 will be no different.
The 4-story glass atrium on aboard American Song will bring the outdoors inside with unobstructed views.

American Cruise Lines Names First Ship in Modern Riverboat Series

American Cruise Lines is building a new Modern Riverboat Series and has officially announced the name of the first ship to join the fleet: American Song.
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.