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We’re onboard the Ruby Princess through Saturday and you can follow our updates on our Twitter page.

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New online options from Princess highlight romance

Love is “exciting and new” at Princess Cruises in celebration of Valentine’s Day, as the line announced the christeners of Ruby Princess, Trista and Ryan Sutter, will join its Department of Romance as its newest experts, and that a new online community for all Princess Cruises romantics has debuted on Facebook. Continue reading “New online options from Princess highlight romance”

Cruise Guide: Blushing brides beam aboard Star Flyer

Star Flyer, one of three vessels in the Star Clipper’s fleet, features a host of Tahiti itineraries in 2009. Image courtesy Star Clippers
Star Flyer, one of three vessels in the Star Clipper’s fleet, features a host of Tahiti itineraries in 2009. Image courtesy Star Clippers

By Michael Coleman

cruiseguideheadersmallCost-conscious honeymooners take note: Your ship has come in.

Star Flyer, one of three ships in the Star Clipper’s fleet, not only will be offering the beauty and romance of Tahiti in 2009, but lucky brides will now receive 50 percent off the cruise fare. Continue reading “Cruise Guide: Blushing brides beam aboard Star Flyer”

Regent unveils ‘Dinner and a Show’ concept

The 700-passenger Regent Seven Seas Mariner is shown departing on her world cruise from Fort Lauderdale last month. Photo by Michael Coleman
The 700-passenger Regent Seven Seas Mariner is shown departing on her world cruise from Fort Lauderdale last month. Photo by Michael Coleman

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has introduced a new entertainment concept, “Dinner and a Show”, aboard its 700-guest, all-suite, all-balcony vessels Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Mariner. The evening’s entertainment, consisting of a gourmet meal in one of the line’s exclusive alternative dining venues followed by an intimate cabaret-style performance in an elegant lounge, has already proved a hit during the recent introduction aboard both ships as they operate their respective world cruises. Continue reading “Regent unveils ‘Dinner and a Show’ concept”

Cruise Guide: Alaska, celebrities top cruise travel agenda

Holland America’s Oosterdam navigates the icy waters near Hubbard Glacier, Alaska.
Holland America’s Oosterdam navigates the icy waters near Hubbard Glacier, Alaska.

cruiseguideheadersmallBy Michael Coleman

Holland America Line is offering 50 percent off on a host of Alaska itineraries while ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has added a pair of guest speakers – celebrated broadcast journalist Ted Koppel and award-winning actor John Lithgow – to highlight future voyages.

Continue reading “Cruise Guide: Alaska, celebrities top cruise travel agenda”

New theater, teen club, balconies added to Carnival Conquest

CARNIVAL CONQUESTThe 2,974-passenger Carnival Conquest resumed service this week from Galveston, Texas, following an extensive, multi-million-dollar renovation that included the addition of a new Circle “C” club for 12- to 14-year-olds and a massive LED screen on Lido Deck. Eighteen balconies were also added to existing ocean view staterooms. The Camp Carnival and Club O2 facilities for children and teens, respectively, were also updated. Continue reading “New theater, teen club, balconies added to Carnival Conquest”

Music’s top stars on board for One Splendid Evening

Carnival Cruise Lines and Mayercraft Carrier 2 will present “One Splendid Evening,” a special concert event to benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.  The one night only event will take place the evening of March 26. Proceeds will help restore instrumental music education in America’s public schools and raise awareness about the importance of music as part of a child’s complete education.   Continue reading “Music’s top stars on board for One Splendid Evening”