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Crown Cruise Vacations | August 17, 2022

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Carnival Unveils ‘The Gateway’ on New Ship

June 18, 2022 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

The new Carnival Celebration will do just that – celebrate travel and the excitement of exploring new destinations in its fun feature “The Gateway.”

“The Gateway was created to celebrate the enriching experience we all feel when traveling – not only because of the destinations we travel to, but also the world of cultures we get to explore,” Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said in a news release. Read more...

Nashville Announces Free Riverfront Concert for July 4th

June 11, 2022 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Visitors and riverboat passengers are going to get an extra treat at the free July 4th concert in Nashville’s riverfront. “Let Freedom Sing!” also will include the largest fireworks show in the city’s history synchronized to a live performance from the GRAMMY-winning Nashville Symphony. Read more...

Volendam Temporary Home for Ukrainian Refugees Extended Through Sept. 14

June 4, 2022 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

The city of Rotterdam has extended its charter agreement for Holland America Line’s Volendam to house Ukrainian refugees through Sept. 14.

“We are sorry for the inconvenience this will cause to guests booked on Volendam through the summer,” Beth Bodensteiner, chief commercial officer of Holland American Line, said in a news release. “We appreciate their continued understanding as we work with the city of Rotterdam on this important mission.” Read more...

Pearl Seas Cruises Exploring Again in 2022

May 28, 2022 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

The beautiful Pearl Mist is now cruising again. The 210-passenger ship has returned to the waters of New England, Coastal Maine, Canadian Maritimes, St. Lawrence Seaway and a full summer on the Great Lakes.

“After a long hiatus, we look forward to exploring again with our guests, and to visiting and supporting the many communities and shore side partners we work with in each region we cruise,” Carter Robertson, president of Pearl Seas Cruises, said in a news release. Read more...

Celestyal cooks up new Greek dining with culinary expert Diane Kochilas

May 22, 2022 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Cruise travelers can now enjoy a new signature Greek menu aboard Celestyal Cruises. Celestyal has developed the culinary experience with Diane Kochilas, one of the world’s foremost experts on Greek and Mediterranean cuisine.

“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Diane that started in 2019 with our sponsorship of season three of ‘My Greek Table’ into dynamic culinary collaboration which places additional emphasis on Celestyal’s Greek roots through our cuisine experiences,” Leslie Peden, chief commercial officer, said in a news release. Read more...

American Cruise Lines Unveils ‘Project Blue’

May 15, 2022 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

A brand-new fleet of go-anywhere ships for the American market has been announced by American Cruise Lines. Twelve identical sister ships will more than double the nation’s current capacity for domestic coastal cruises.

Featuring an innovative hybrid catamaran design, the boats will have unprecedented near-shore operating versatility. The new U.S. built fleet will operate exclusively in the United States with a focus on small towns and close-to-home adventures. Read more...

United Airlines to offer direct flights to Spanish island of Mallorca

May 7, 2022 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

The beautiful island of Mallorca in the Balearic Islands of Spain will now be easier to reach, thanks to United Airlines adding a new seasonal flight.

Starting June 2, travelers will be able to fly from New York/Newark directly to the beach destination. United will offer three flights a week in a Boeing 767-300ER through September 23. Read more...

American Cruise Lines to Launch Catamarans for U.S. Cruises

May 1, 2022 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

America’s waterways will soon have beautiful new catamarans offering cruises for lucky passengers. American Cruise Lines has announced a new fleet of go-anywhere cruise ships designed specifically for the U.S. market.

Project Blue, the codename for the new builds, will more than double the nation’s current capacity for domestic coastal cruises when the 12 hybrid catamaran sister ships arrive. Read more...