Month: June 2009


Follow the Dawn Princess’ makeover online

Following the response to its unprecedented online Golden Princess Drydock Journal last month, Princess Cruises is again inviting cruise enthusiasts to go behind the scenes as Dawn Princess undergoes a similar makeover. Visitors to will be able to watch daily as the ship receives new interior furnishings and finishes, plus...

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Celebrity, Europe

Onboard: Solstice wowing passengers in the Med

By Michael Coleman ATHENS, Greece — Passengers were greeted by many firsts this week as they boarded the 2,850-passenger Celebrity Solstice. The vessel sports a half-acre-sized lawn complete with real grass on the top deck. Between games of bocce ball and croquet, even putting competitions, couples have also been enjoying picnics —...

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Disney, Entertainment

Cruise Guide: Take the kids on the cruise of a lifetime this summer

By Matt Roseboom Do the names “Sonny With a Chance”, “Camp Rock” and “The Suite Life on Deck” mean anything to you? If these names don’t ring a bell with you, chances are the youngsters in your life would love to cruise with the stars of these Disney Channel shows. What a story they could …...

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Celebrity, Europe

Follow us this week on the Celebrity Solstice in the Mediterranean

The 2,850-passenger Celebrity Solstice has just begun its inaugural summer season in the Mediterranean. Italy, the Greek Isles and Turkey await passengers and Cruise News Weekly Editor Michael Coleman will be onboard – this week – profiling the ship’s European debut. We’ll update her progress on this space as the week...

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Photos: Norwegian Epic gets her funnels

Norwegian Cruise Line’s largest ship, Norwegian Epic, reached another milestone yesterday with the fitting of its two huge funnels at STX Europe in Saint-Nazaire, France....

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Caribbean, Carnival

See Samantha Brown’s reunion cruise June 13 on Travel Channel

In an upcoming episode of the Travel Channel series, Samantha Brown’s Great Cruises, host Samantha Brown reunites with family and friends during an hour-long cruise special airing at 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 13 on the Travel Channel. In the episode, Samantha provides viewers with an inside look at her vacation aboard the Carnival...

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Cruise Guide: Top ten reasons to book your cruise today

By Matt Roseboom Anytime is a great time to take a cruise, but with the economy the way it is, now’s an especially great time to start planning your next cruise. The deals are unheard of. You’ll find bargains ranging from free excursions to bringing kids for free, to just great prices. If great deals …...

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