Seabourn

Carnival, Costa, Cunard, Holland America, Princess, Seabourn

Fleet wide improvements for the Carnival Corporation

Carnival Cruise Lines is conducting a fleet wide $300 million plan to significantly enhance emergency power capabilities, introducing a new fire safety technology system and improving the level of operating redundancies. The improvement plan is the result of a comprehensive operational review, overseen by parent company Carnival...

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Luxury, Seabourn

Three’s A Charm: Seabourn Quest Debuts

By Michael Coleman Ultra-luxury small-ship operator Seabourn unveiled its third new ship in three years when the 450-guest Seabourn Quest debuted this week. “She is a beautiful vessel, and I have no doubt she will earn as much praise from the experts, and as much affection from our guests as her two sister-ships,’’ said Richard...

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Crystal, Luxury, Regent, Seabourn

Poll: Crystal, Regent, Seabourn deemed world’s best

By Michael Coleman Luxury cruise ship operators Crystal, Regent and Seabourn have been voted as the world’s best cruise lines. Crystal and Regent tied for number one in the “large-ship” category in the 2010 Condé Nast Traveler readers’ poll while Seabourn was named best in the “small ship’’ category. Considered among 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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Seabourn

Seabourn Sojourn poised for debut

By Michael Coleman A series of spectacular shore adventures in Northern Europe, from kayaking in the Baltic Sea to cycling among former imperial residences in Russia, will mark the maiden sailing season aboard Seabourn Sojourn. The ship will operate a 14-day inaugural voyage from London to Dover on June 6, visiting Scotland, the Faroe...

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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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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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Luxury, Seabourn

Cruise Guide: Seabourn Odyssey debuts in Venice

By Michael Coleman The first luxury cruise ship to be unveiled in six years has been launched and is now sailing in the Mediterranean. The 450-guest, 32,000 ton Seabourn Odyssey features 225 luxury suites (90 percent with verandas), Charlie Palmer cuisine and when a series of voyages ends this year she’ll set off on the …...

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