Tag: Luxury

Atlas Ocean Voyages, Luxury, News

New luxury cruise line launches, Atlas Ocean Voyages

‘World Navigator’ exclusively sails Egypt and Greek Isles voyages for the inaugural summer season.

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Caribbean, Luxury

Silversea captures Spirit of Caribbean

By Michael Coleman AT SEA, Eastern Caribbean, Sunday April 1, 2012 – Island hopping under sunny skies may have been the norm for cruise passengers here in the Caribbean this past winter but guests presently aboard Silver Spirit have been in the midst of a 10-night journey not commonly enjoyed in these parts. Silversea Cruises’...

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Luxury, Ports, Regent

Regent unveils 2013 itineraries

By Michael Coleman The ultra-luxurious Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet — Voyager, Mariner and Navigator — is poised to offer new port calls, five Grand Voyages and a circle South America sailing as part of the line’s just released 2012-2013 winter collection itineraries. Look for the Grand Voyages to feature exclusive amenities, a...

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Holland America, Luxury, Ports

Holland America returns to Australia and South Pacific

Starting in winter 2012 and spring 2013 two Holland America Line ships ——ms Oosterdam and ms Volendam —— will sail a series of Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific cruises, visiting more than 50 ports where guests can indulge in the cosmopolitan cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland, and explore the exotic landscapes of...

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Europe, Luxury, Regent, South America

All-inclusive Regent sets sights on longer itineraries

By Michael Coleman Intrepid luxury cruise travelers seeking more of Europe and South America in 2012 have been eyeing new, longer itineraries recently unveiled by Regent Seven Seas Cruises. The line’s “Grand Voyages’’ — London to Stockholm, 29 nights in June, 2012; or Monte Carlo to Buenos Aires, 27 nights in November, 2012 —...

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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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Luxury

Silversea renames expedition ship

By Michael Coleman Silversea Cruises is renaming its globetrotting expedition ship. The ultra-luxury cruise operator is changing the name of its Prince Albert II expedition vessel to Silver Explorer. The change will occur later this month while the vessel is in dry dock at the Lisnave shipyard in Setubal, Portugal, undergoing routine...

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Excursions, Luxury, Ports

Gauguin offers 20-night South Pacific hotel/cruise package

By Michael Coleman The intimate 332-guest Paul Gauguin, fresh from a $25 million makeover, is offering a 20-night hotel/cruise package January 23, 2012 featuring nine distinctive islands in five South Pacific archipelagos. The line’s “South Pacific Discovery’’ cruise will call on Australia, New Caledonia, Fiji, Tonga, Cook and...

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Caribbean, Luxury

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Living the good life aboard Silver Whisper

Cruise News Weekly Editor Michael Coleman is aboard the luxurious 382-guest Silver Whisper this week. Here’s his latest dispatch: ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA, March 8, 2011 — The pampering began immediately. Weary travelers boarding the 382-guest Silver Whisper, just a few short days ago in Barbados, were greeted by a smiling, receptive...

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Crystal, Luxury

Crystal Serenity to receive face-lift

By Michael Coleman One of cruise travel’s most luxurious vessels is scheduled for a face-lift. Crystal Cruises will be spending more than $25 million this spring to keep its largest ship, Crystal Serenity, on the cutting edge of luxury style. Some 400 expert technicians flown from around the world, working round the clock for just...

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