Month: December 2008


Cruise Guide: Luxurious Silver Wind transformed

  By Mike Coleman Ultra-luxurious Silversea Cruises is ringing in the New Year with a refurbished ship and a promising outlook for 2009. Over the past month the lines 298-guest Silver Wind was transformed in Genoa, Italy, where an Observation Lounge, an expansive new spa, beauty salon and fitness center and eight new Silver Suites...

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Cruise Guide: Costa celebrates Italian-style cruising milestone

  By Mike Coleman The arrival this month of Costa Cruises Fortuna to Port Everglades marks the lines 50th consecutive year of bringing a piece of Italy to the Tropics. Costa became the first cruise line to offer regularly scheduled Caribbean voyages from Fort Lauderdale aboard the elegant Franca C in 1959, setting the stage …...

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Holland America

Cruise Guide: Holland America to unveil onboard retreat

By Mike Coleman Premium cruise operator Holland America Line will be spending $200 million over the next two years to transform five of its venerable vessels. Statendam, Maasdam, Ryndam, Veendam and Rotterdam will each receive an extensive makeover highlighted by the transformation of each pool area into an upscale retreat.  The...

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Cruise Guide: Crystal tees up golf, culinary packages

By Michael Coleman Golf may not be at the top of ones agenda when traveling in Asia but Crystal Cruises is providing guests with a rare opportunity to tee it up at renowned links in Thailand and Vietnam. Its the first time that Crystal has expanded its golf theme cruises to the continent.  The lines …...

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