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Crown Cruise Vacations | March 22, 2023

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Guggenheim Museum’s Puppy Sculpture celebrates 25th anniversary

January 8, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

The famous “Puppy” standing watch outside the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, has been sporting a new floral coat to celebrate the museum’s 25th anniversary.

“In honor of the Guggenheim Bilbao’s 25th anniversary, I worked closely with the talented team at the museum to unveil a new planting of flowers for Puppy in celebration of this incredible milestone,” artist Jeff Koons said in a news release. Read more...

Happy New Year From Our Family To Yours!

December 31, 2022 | crownblog

Wishing all health and happiness in 2023!

Pickleball at Sea!

December 27, 2022 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Pickleball fans now can have double the fun– cruising on a grand Holland America ship while playing pickleball at sea. Holland America Line has been exclusively named as the Official Cruise Line of the Professional Pickleball Association (PPA).

“We like to say that travel unites us, but sports do that as well, and Holland America Line is proud to be the first and exclusive cruise line partner of the PPA,” Kacy Cole, vice president of marketing for Holland America Line, said in a news release. Read more...

From Our Family To Yours – Happy Holidays & a Healthy New Year!

December 24, 2022 | Heidi

Thank you and all the best wishes for the holidays and the new year … from the Crown Cruise Vacations family & team!

New ‘Hot Springs & Eternal Ice’ cruise for 2023

December 23, 2022 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Looking for an exciting cruise for 2023? Iceland ProCruises has announced a brand-new itinerary for “Hot Springs & Eternal Ice.” Set for summer 2023, the cruise will include awesome ports in both Iceland and Greenland.

Carried out aboard the 164-passenger Seaventure, the 21-day voyage will depart Reykjavik on July 29 and end in Kangerlussauq on August 18, followed by a charter flight back to Iceland and onward connections back home. Read more...

Cruise Trivia: How did Johnny Cash create his unique snare drum sound

December 17, 2022 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

For a bit of musical trivia, when Johnny Cash recorded “Folsom Prison Blues” on July 30, 1955, he couldn’t afford a backup drummer.

Instead, Cash used what item to create that distinctive sound of a snare drum on his song?

Don’t look at the answer below until you have formulated your response. If you know the answer, you might be a devoted Johnny Cash fan. Or you might have visited Sun Studio in Memphis where the up-and-coming singer once recorded, including his hit “Folsom Prison Blues.” Read more...

‘Ultimate Amusement Ride’ Aboard MSC Seascape in December

December 10, 2022 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Are you a daredevil on amusement rides? Or would you prefer something a bit more sedate? On the ultimate amusement ride on board MSC Seascape, passengers can choose their own high-tech fun.

A thrilling amusement ride coming to the seas for the first time, ROBOTRON combines the breath-taking rush of a rollercoaster with personalized music and lighting. The first robotic arm ride at sea and the first to allow riders to customize their experience, ROBOTRON will be one of the amazing newbies aboard MSC Seascape, scheduled to be launched on Dec. 7, 2022. Read more...

Aurora Expeditions launches new ship – the Sylvia Earle

December 3, 2022 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Renowned marine biologist, oceanographer, explorer and conservationist Dr. Sylvia Earle now has a new honor. A state-of-the-art expedition ship that will be a floating ambassador for planet conservation has been named the Sylvia Earle.

Launched by Aurora Expeditions, the Sylvia Earle will embark on her inaugural voyage from Argentina to Antarctica on Dec. 10, 2022. With a strong focus on education and conservation, the new Sylvia Earle is designed to accommodate about 132 passengers in a relaxed, fun and informal onboard setting. Read more...