Month: March 2011


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Enter Carnival’s contest for a cause and win a trip on their newest ship

By Jackie Roseboom Kids and kids at heart can put their artistic skills to good use and build a ship for a good cause. Carnival Cruise Lines is launching a “Build a Ship” contest that invites anyone 13 years or older to build a model of a Carnival ship out of everyday items and submit …...

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Caribbean, Carnival, Ports

Carnival bolsters Canaveral sailings

By Michael Coleman Carnival is poised to add another ship, year round, at Port Canaveral. The 2,052-passenger Carnival Ecstasy will operate four- and five-day Bahamas cruises from the Space Coast beginning Nov. 7, 2011. The move further bolsters Carnival’s position as Port Canaveral’s largest cruise operator with three, year-round...

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Princess honors MacLeod, preps for Royal Wedding

By Michael Coleman Princess Cruises honored television’s most beloved captain, Gavin MacLeod, with a special 80th birthday party aboard Golden Princess this week in Los Angeles. Crew members, along with his friends and family, sang “Happy Birthday” and presented him with a massive cake — a 5-foot-long, 3D replica of the original...

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Caribbean, Dining, Luxury

Silver Whisper pegged for 2012 world cruise

Cruise News Weekly Editor Michael Coleman is aboard the luxurious 382-guest Silver Whisper this week. Here’s his latest dispatch: SPANISH TOWN, VIRGIN GORDA, B.V.I, March 10, 2011 — It should come as no surprise that the 382-guest Silver Whisper has been pegged by its owners to host their 2012 world cruise. Silversea Cruises’...

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Caribbean, Luxury


Living the good life aboard Silver Whisper

Cruise News Weekly Editor Michael Coleman is aboard the luxurious 382-guest Silver Whisper this week. Here’s his latest dispatch: ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA, March 8, 2011 — The pampering began immediately. Weary travelers boarding the 382-guest Silver Whisper, just a few short days ago in Barbados, were greeted by a smiling, receptive...

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In Port Today: Silver Whisper docked at sunset in Bridgetown, Barbados

Silversea’s Silver Whisper docked at sunset in Bridgetown, Barbados, Friday, March 4, 2011. The 382-guest, ultra-luxurious vessel is in the midst of a seven-night Caribbean voyage. She calls on Castries, St. Lucia; Gustavia, St. Bart’s; St. John’s, Antigua; Marigot Bay, St. Martin; Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands; and San...

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Crystal, Luxury

Crystal Serenity to receive face-lift

By Michael Coleman One of cruise travel’s most luxurious vessels is scheduled for a face-lift. Crystal Cruises will be spending more than $25 million this spring to keep its largest ship, Crystal Serenity, on the cutting edge of luxury style. Some 400 expert technicians flown from around the world, working round the clock for just...

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