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Crown Cruise Vacations | July 24, 2024

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MSC Cruises rolls out more than 90 exclusive shore excursions for MSC Yacht Club guests

July 15, 2024 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

MSC Cruises has announced that, for the first time, guests traveling in the MSC Yacht Club can book a carefully curated selection of exclusive shore excursions.

The new shore excursions will help MSC Yacht Club guests discover new places, new cultures and new people, while fully immersing themselves in the destinations they visit. Read more...

Princess Cruises aims to set Guinness record for World’s Largest Pizza Party

July 10, 2024 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Princess Cruises will be attempting to set a Guinness World Records title on July 12 for the Largest Pizza Party. Held at multiple venues, the record attempt will feature fresh-from-the-oven pizza prepared by the line’s master chefs including 13-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani. Read more...

MSC Cruises Builds New Technologies

July 8, 2024 | crownblog

To introduce new technologies to ships, the cruise industry needs to simplify access for guests as much as possible, said Francesco Pugliese, vice president mobile and onboard digital technology at MSC Cruises.

“We call it ‘keep it simple,’ which means simplifying access as much as possible for our guests. You need to consider all the scenarios and make sure they have a smooth experience,” Pugliese said, mentioning MSC Cruises’ MSC for Me mobile app. Read more...

American Cruise Lines introduces New Hudson River Summer Classic Cruises

July 5, 2024 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

The only cruise line offering luxury overnight Hudson River cruises, American Cruise Lines is expanding its 8-Day Hudson River Summer Classic cruise for 2025.

For years, American Cruise Lines’ popular Hudson River Fall Foliage cruises have operated only in September and October, often selling out over a year in advance. This year, American Cruise Lines tested several early summer sailings in May and June, along a new 8-Day Hudson River Summer Classic itinerary, which sails roundtrip from New York City and explores throughout the Hudson River Valley. Read more...

Buffalo Trace Distillery Selects Premium Bourbon Barrel for Holland America Line

June 27, 2024 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

The oldest continuously operating distillery in the United States will now have its famed bourbon on Holland America Line’s cruise ships. Award-winning distillery Buffalo Trace bourbon was made available fleet wide in March while supplies last.

“We strive to share experiences with our guests that they won’t find anywhere else,” Michael Stendebach, Holland American Line’s vice president of food, beverage and rooms divisions, said in a news release. Read more...

Costa Cruises welcomes Bing Bunny aboard two ships

June 22, 2024 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Costa Cruises and Acamar Films, the production company of the famous animated series Bing Bunny, have partnered to bring the beloved character of children all over the world on board the Italian company’s ships, starting this summer.

“The arrival of Bing on board our ships will allow us to enrich the holiday experience we offer families with something unique and special,” Paolo Reggiani, entertainment director for Costa Cruises, said in a news release. Read more...

Holland America Line invites fans to name rescued orphan moose

June 15, 2024 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Ever thought you’d like to name one of North America’s largest land animals? This one, of course, is just a baby but fans are being invited to give a moniker to the cutie.

Holland America Line is inviting folks to name a rescued orphan moose calf in partnership with Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. (AWCC). From now through June 23, name suggestions can be submitted on a designated post on Holland America Line’s official Facebook and Instagram pages. Read more...

MSC Cruises adds exciting family entertainment this summer

June 10, 2024 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

MSC Cruises is expanding its award-winning children and family program this summer with new entertainment and services, promising guests of all ages unforgettable experiences.

“At the heart of our business is family,” Steve Leatham, global head of entertainment at MSC Cruises, said in a news release. “We love creating unforgettable memories and holidays for everyone, especially for families.” Read more...

Holland America Line announces new Royal Dutch Tea experience

June 9, 2024 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Holland America Line’s elegant afternoon tea is now even more special. The cruise line has introduced a new Royal Dutch Tea experience in the dining room on all sea days. The popular tea will continue to be free of charge.

“Whether a tea connoisseur or a novice, guests will enjoy the upgraded offering, which gives a nod to our Dutch legacy of more than 150 years of sailing,” Michael Stendebach, vice president of food, beverage and rooms division for Holland America Line, said in a news release. Read more...