Carnival’s 2009 PokerPro challenge has begun

Carnival Cruise Lines is hosting its 2009 PokerPro Challenge, a series of No Limit Texas Hold’em poker tournaments, which will take place during each voyage of the line’s 22 ships now through October. Continue reading “Carnival’s 2009 PokerPro challenge has begun”

Princess adding new Leonard Maltin movie club and channel

Princess Cruises is teaming with celebrated film critic and historian Leonard Maltin to bring passengers another new way to experience movies onboard – an exclusive Leonard Maltin Movie Club. Debuting fleetwide, the new club gives passengers the opportunity to join fellow film buffs to discuss specially selected motion pictures during their cruise. Continue reading “Princess adding new Leonard Maltin movie club and channel”

‘Dancin’ in the Street’, ‘Get Ready’ and ‘Xtreme Country’ lead Carnival Dream’s entertainment offerings

With the massive scale of Carnival’s newest and largest “Fun Ship,” the 130,000-ton Carnival Dream combined with technological advancements, the line’s entertainment team hopes to have created the most spectacular shows at sea.

In addition to three production revues that will feature elaborate sets and costumes, state-of-the-art video technology and sophisticated special effects, Carnival Dream will offer everything from solo singers, comedians, and live bands, to “Fun Force,” the line’s high-energy acrobatic team, which will perform in different areas throughout the ship. Continue reading “‘Dancin’ in the Street’, ‘Get Ready’ and ‘Xtreme Country’ lead Carnival Dream’s entertainment offerings”

Cruise Guide: New dance program unveiled by Royal Caribbean

By Michael Coleman

cruiseguideheadersmallDancing at sea under the stars, in the dining room or show lounge is as old as ocean travel itself. Royal Caribbean, however, will soon be taking the concept to new heights.

Beginning this summer the line will unveil a new hip hop dance adventure that transcends all ages, languages and skill levels. Continue reading “Cruise Guide: New dance program unveiled by Royal Caribbean”

Cruise with the stars of Public Television this December

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC) and Artful Travelers, a specialty travel and entertainment firm, are inviting guests to join celebrated stars of television’s Public Broadcasting System (PBS) aboard a cruise featuring insightful discussion of politics, current events and world affairs. Regent’s Public Television at Sea cruise, part of its Spotlight Series enrichment program, departs Friday, Dec. 4 aboard the 700-guest all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas Voyager. Continue reading “Cruise with the stars of Public Television this December”

Holland America special menu to celebrate Alaska’s 50th anniversary

A new commemorative dinner menu featuring the best of Alaska cuisine plays a starring role one night during each seven-day Alaska cruise this summer on Holland America. The special menu is in celebration of the state’s 50th anniversary of statehood in 2009. Continue reading “Holland America special menu to celebrate Alaska’s 50th anniversary”

Carnival to resume port stops in Mexico

Carnival Cruise Lines will resume visits to Mexican ports of call based on the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, which is no longer recommending against non-essential travel to Mexico. Once all voyages with previously modified itineraries are completed, those vessels will revert to their original routes featuring stops in Mexico. Continue reading “Carnival to resume port stops in Mexico”