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‘Splashdown at Grand Turk’ Attraction Celebrates Historic 1962 Splashdown of Friendship 7 Capsule With ‘Authentic’ Spacecraft Replicas

January 31, 2011. A unique exhibit commemorating the National Aeronautics & Space Administration’s (NASA) Mercury space program and the historic 1962 splashdown of the Friendship 7 capsule off the coast of Grand Turk is now open at the Grand Turk Cruise Center. Grand opening festivities were held this past weekend, with representatives from the Turks […]

Carnival Cruise Lines Announces Couple Search for First Ever Cooper River Bridge Run 2011 Wedding

January 27, 2011. Carnival Cruise Lines is excited to announce the FIRST ever Cooper River Bridge Run wedding in Marion Square- a FIRST for Charleston, a FIRST for the Run, and a FIRST for Carnival! Carnival Cruise Lines is inviting interested couples to submit an application for a chance to be the first to tie […]

NORWEGIAN SUN SHINES BRIGHTER WITH RECENT RENOVATIONS

January 25, 2011. Norwegian Sun re-entered service today after undergoing a multi-million dollar 12-day dry dock during which the 1,936-passenger ship received extensive renovations focused on enhancing the guest experience.  The Freestyle Cruising ship received enhancements to its public areas, suites and restaurants.  Following on the popularity of the Brazilian steakhouse that debuted on Norwegian […]

Royal Caribbean Upgrades It’s Crown & Anchor Society

January 21, 2011. Along with the cruise line’s commitment to continuously elevate the vacation experience for guests, Royal Caribbean International today announced new enhancements to its Crown & Anchor Society guest loyalty program. The updated program better recognizes the cruise line’s valued loyal guests and includes a migration from cruise credits to Cruise Points, creating […]

FROMMER’S NAMES OASIS OF THE SEAS AND ALLURE OF THE SEAS AMONG BEST CRUISE SHIPS OF 2011

January 14, 2011. Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas have been named on Frommer’s Best Cruise Ships of 2011 list. In particular, the market leader in travel guides and a branded imprint of Wiley Publishing, Inc. cited Allure of the Seas as the newest and most groundbreaking ship with […]

Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth Receives Regal Maiden Welcome from Ft. Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler

January 17, 2011. Beginning her inaugural Maiden World Voyage, Cunard Line’s newest ship, Queen Elizabeth, made her premier visit to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, yesterday alongside her sister ship, Queen Victoria. The two luxury cruise liners, who sailed in tandem from New York, are coming off the heels of the historic Cunard Royal […]

Princess Cruises Launches Facebook Contest for Best Travel Bucket List Story

January 17, 2011. Princess Cruises is today launching a Facebook contest inviting its fans to share their most essential travel experience for a chance to check another place off their travel bucket list. The contest winner, to be determined by popular vote, will receive their choice of eight remarkable cruise destinations — Europe, Asia, Tahiti, […]

2011 Cruising Industry Outlook: Positive According To Experts & Executives During Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth NY Visit

January 13, 2011. Set against the backdrop of Cunard Line’s Queen Elizabeth maiden call to New York, cruise industry leaders and city tourism officials gathered to highlight the region’s positive tourism and cruise outlook. Executives from Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) shared key information about the cruise industry’s optimistic forecasts for 2011 based on the […]

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE’S CULINARY COUNCIL HOLDS FIRST MEETING ABOARD NOORDAM

January 11, 2011. Holland America Line’s Culinary Council held its first meeting last week in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and then gathered for a luncheon aboard ms Noordam. The Council, which recently was formed to enrich all aspects of Holland America Line’s culinary offerings, is composed of Council Chairman and Holland America Line’s Master Chef Rudi […]

EXPANSIVE SPORTSQUARE RECREATION AREA ROUNDS OUT THE OUTDOOR FUN AND FITNESS ATOP NEW CARNIVAL MAGIC

January 13, 2011. The sky’s the limit when it comes to outdoor fun and fitness at the innovative SportSquare to be featured on Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest vessel, Carnival Magic, when it sets sail May 1. The line’s most expansive outdoor recreation area by far, SportSquare on Carnival Magic (www.carnivalmagic.com) is an active cruiser’s on-board […]