Month: June 2009

Luxury, Seabourn

Cruise Guide: Seabourn Odyssey debuts in Venice

By Michael Coleman The first luxury cruise ship to be unveiled in six years has been launched and is now sailing in the Mediterranean. The 450-guest, 32,000 ton Seabourn Odyssey features 225 luxury suites (90 percent with verandas), Charlie Palmer cuisine and when a series of voyages ends this year she’ll set off on the …...

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Alaska, Princess

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Cruise Guide: Cruising offers a unique way to visit the West Coast

By Matt Roseboom I’ve taken a couple of trips to California, both times enjoying the mountains on one side and the ocean on the other as I drove down California’s coastline. But there’s another, more relaxing way to visit the West Coast. You guessed it, cruising the coast....

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Caribbean, Carnival, Europe

On Board: Follow us for live updates aboard two ships this week

You can follow Cruise News Weekly live on board two ships this week. Editor Michael Coleman is in the Mediterranean aboard Silversea’s Silver Wind, and Publisher Matt Roseboom will be aboard the Carnival Glory in the Caribbean. You may follow our live updates on our Twitter page. Twitter is a service which lets users post …...

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On Board: Refurbished Silver Wind Sparkles

By Michael Coleman Dubrovnik, Croatia — The pending launch of Silver Spirit, Silversea Cruises’ latest vessel, has slightly overshadowed a beautiful, multi-million dollar refurbishment to one of its ageless vessels. Silver Wind, launched in 1995, has a fresh, updated look from bow to stern....

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On Board: Newly-refurbished Silver Wind sails the Mediterranean

Cruise News Weekly Editor Michael Coleman is in the Mediterranean this week aboard the newly-refurbished Silver Wind. One of the world’s most luxurious ships, the 298-guest vessel was in Venice, Italy a few days ago. She will be calling on ports in Croatia (Zadar and Dubrovnik), Malta (Valletta and Gozo) and Spain (Palma de Mallorca...

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Carnival, Costa, Crystal, Cunard, Deals, Disney, MSC, Oceania, Princess, Regent, Royal Caribbean

Cruise Guide: You deserve to save money on a cruise

By Matt Roseboom Your alarm clock goes off early. You’re late to work and get reprimanded by your boss, who makes you work late, which makes you get home late, which makes your spouse and kids unhappy. This chain reaction won’t happen every day, but just one of these things may make you think to …...

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Celebrity, Dining, Europe

On Board: Stellar dining venues, lounges abound on Solstice

By Michael Coleman NAPLES, Italy — The food and beverage component aboard Celebrity Solstice, like the ship’s striking contemporary design, is a feast for the senses. Port calls to ancient locales, many featuring wine and food tours like those offered here, almost pale in comparison to the gastronomic journey found onboard....

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On Board: Futuristic Solstice seduces guests

By Michael Coleman KUSADASI, Turkey — It should come as no surprise that a cruise ship with design elements ahead of its time also features stylish accommodations. The 2,850-passenger Celebrity Solstice arrived in this Aegean Sea port city today at the half-way point of a 10-night Mediterranean itinerary....

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