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Ports, Princess

Princess to offer an expanded Panama Canal experience

By Jackie Roseboom The Panama Canal has been delighting cruisers for nearly a century. This man-made masterpiece is composed of 51 passageways between the Caribbean and Pacific Oceans, saving travelers more than 7,000 transit miles around the South American continent. Princess Cruises has been going there for years on short trips in and...

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Ports, Princess

Princess eyes Hawaii, Tahiti and the South Pacific

By Michael Coleman Princess Cruises has just unveiled a series of 2011-2012 itineraries to Hawaii, Tahiti and the South Pacific. Sun, sand, swaying palm trees, the scent of topical flowers in the air and breathtaking island scenery set the stage as the line offers 43 sailings of 10 itineraries to 33 ports. Voyages run from …...

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Alaska, Excursions, Princess

Princess to offer new Alaska tours

By Michael Coleman Princess Cruises will debut nine new land excursions for passengers in Alaska this year. Overall, look for the line to offer 96 choices from easygoing to exhilarating — including cultural tours, nature hikes, kayak adventures and flightseeing tours. Land excursions operate from each of Princess’ own wilderness...

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Princess to allow you to show off your ship to friends and family

By Matt Roseboom In the late ‘70 and early ‘80s, when “The Love Boat” was a hit show on television, cruising was popular, but not nearly as popular as it is today. So many first-time cruisers’ expectations came from watching the TV show. Many were probably not too happy when they compared the size of …...

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Carnival, Princess

Princess to get two new ships – their largest ever

The Carnival Corporation & plc has signed a memorandum of agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for the construction of two 3,600-passenger cruise ships for its Princess Cruises brand. The new ships — which will have an all-in cost of approximately €155,000 per lower berth — are scheduled to enter service in...

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Carnival, Costa, Crystal, Cunard, Deals, Disney, Holland America, MSC, Princess, Seabourn, Windstar

Cruising offers the ultimate in romance

By Matt Roseboom With breakfast in bed, dining under the stars and dancing until dawn, you can’t get much more romantic than a cruise. If you haven’t already made plans for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day, surprise them with a romantic cruise. Here’s a sampling of Valentine’s Day-inspired offers, programs and activities:...

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Alaska, Carnival, Entertainment, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn

Our top 10 most read cruise stories of 2009

As we end our first year of Cruise News Weekly online, I thought it’d be a good time to go back and look at which of our online stories had the most views. Here are our top 10 most read cruise stories for 2009 – counting down to number one. Number 10 Guests to christen …...

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Caribbean, Carnival, Costa, NCL, Ports, Princess, Royal Caribbean

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Cruise Guide: Caribbean voyages in vogue

By Michael Coleman The cruise industry is just a few weeks away from ushering in the 2010 Caribbean season. If picture-perfect tropical islands, sun-drenched beaches and boundless shopping opportunities float your boat, a Caribbean cruise on one of the following mass-market lines may be for you. Carnival – The largest Carnival ship...

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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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Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America, NCL, Princess, Regent, Royal Caribbean

Cruise Guide: Cupid eyes high seas romance

By Michael Coleman Some of the top mass market, premium and luxury cruise lines are playing cupid. Here’s a sampling of the top cruise lines and how they’re taking romance to new heights on the high seas....

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