Europe

Carnival, Europe

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Watch Carnival Magic’s launch videos and enter to win a free cruise

Carnival Cruise Lines is inviting their Facebook fans to experience the excitement of Carnival Magic’s May 1 launch from Venice, Italy, with a series of videos that showcase the ship’s inaugural activities along with its many unique features. Then fans can participate in a Facebook quiz based on the videos for a chance to win...

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Carnival, Europe

Carnival takes delivery of their Magic – All Carnival brands to celebrate on Friday

Carnival Cruise Lines took delivery of the corporation’s 100th ship, the Carnival Magic, during a ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy today, where the vessel was built. In recognition of this achievement, on April 29 all guests sailing aboard Carnival Corporation & plc’s 100 ships will enjoy a complimentary...

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Europe, Luxury

Demand for luxury cruises on the rise

By Michael Coleman Despite lingering economic woes and belt-tightening across the nation, demand for luxury and river cruises is actually growing according to a recent survey of travel agents. Conducted by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) – North America’s largest cruise industry organization representing 25...

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Cunard, Europe, Luxury

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Queen Elizabeth to name the next Cunard ship

Cunard Line just announced that her majesty the Queen will name the company’s new Queen Elizabeth, the third Cunard ship to bear the name. The naming will be a milestone in British maritime history and is sure to spark interest worldwide. Her majesty was present at the age of 12 at the launch of the …...

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Deals, Europe, Luxury, Seabourn

Luxurious Seabourn Sojourn debuts

By Michael Coleman British supermodel Twiggy was among the 700 attendees during christening ceremonies for the new 450-guest Seabourn Sojourn, which debuted in London last week. Sojourn is the second of three new luxury cruising vessels to join Seabourn’s fleet. Sister Seabourn Odyssey was unveiled last summer in Venice. Seabourn Quest...

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Europe

Repositioning voyages a big hit with travelers

By Michael Coleman Transocean and transatlantic voyages are in vogue among today’s cruise ship travelers. In Part 2 of our look at such voyages, we profile the mass-and-premium market cruise lines. Some companies, like Princess, Royal Caribbean and Holland America Line have numerous ships crossing the Atlantic or the Pacific this...

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Crystal, Cunard, Europe, Regent, Seabourn

Days-at-sea voyages in vogue

By Michael Coleman Transocean cruise travel opportunities are gaining in popularity as luxury, premium and mass market operators offer longer haul, sea-going choices than ever before. As cruise ships large and small are seasonally repositioned from one cruising destination to another, travelers have dozens of opportunities to enjoy one...

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Europe, Ports

Port Postcard: A friendly game in Turkey

Boys will be boys … a pick-up soccer game kept these Istanbul, Turkey youths busy on a fall day, Oct. 29, 2009....

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Europe, Ports

Port Postcard: An Italian wedding

A bride and her wedding party wind through the streets of Sorrento, Italy on Saturday Oct. 10, 2009....

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Europe, Ports, Princess

In Port: A Princess in Italy

A look at the Royal Princess at anchor off Sorrento, Italy on Saturday Oct. 10, 2009....

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