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Crown Cruise Vacations | December 6, 2023

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November 2015 – Crown Cruise Vacations

Cyber Monday Deals …

November 27, 2023 | crownblog

Holland America

 reduced fares and free prepaid Crew Appreciation (a $100+ value)

plus enjoy a $25 deposit when you reserve your next cruise by December 1

Royal Caribbean

Up to $750 Off

+30% off all cruises

+kids sail free

Celebrity Cruises

Take 75% off 2nd guest Read more...

PortMiami welcomes 8 new cruise ships for the 2023-2024 cruise season

November 12, 2023 | crownblog

COURTESY Miami-Dade County: MIAMI-DADE ( October 2023 )– PortMiami is thrilled to announce the arrival of eight new cruise ships to the “Cruise Capital of the World” for the 2023-2024 cruise season.

Among the new lineup of ships that will be departing from PortMiami beginning October 2023 are the Oceania Vista, Carnival Cruise Line Costa Venezia, and Scenic Eclipse II. In November 2023, Crystal Cruises Serenity, MSC Cruises EXPLORA I, and Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian VIVA; and in December 2023, Regent’s Seven Seas Grandeur will begin sailing from PortMiami. In January 2024, Royal Caribbean Group Icon of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world, will set sail from the Port. Read more...

Honoring All Veterans …

November 11, 2023 | crownblog

… Every day and especially on Veterans Day we honor and recognize our country’s veterans for their bravery, dedication, and sacrifice. Thank you for your service!

Grand Bahama Island Celebrates 50 Years of Independence

October 28, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Taking a shuttle ride from the Grand Bahama Island dock where our cruise ship had stopped, our driver pointed out the many tri-colored flags and ribbons decorating buildings, trees and homes.

“They are to celebrate our independence,” shuttle driver Barbara said. “We are celebrating 50 years of independence from Britain. We gained our independence on July 10, 1973, and many people are leaving up the flags and ribbons to celebrate this whole year.” Read more...

AmaWaterways Features Cruises Perfect for Remote Workers

October 14, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Embracing the rising trend of digital nomadism, AmaWaterways offers 2024 early season cruises perfect for remote workers and travel enthusiasts.

These special cruises will offer the unique opportunity to experience the beauty of Europe during the less crowded time, all while staying connected and productive aboard AmaWaterways’ fleet of floating boutique hotels. Read more...

Holland America ‘Arctic Circle Crossing’ Inspired by 10th Century Explorers

October 1, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Holland America Line’s new 28-day “Arctic Circle Crossing: Greenland & Iceland” is a Legendary Voyage inspired by the routes of Norse explorer Erik the Red who founded the first European settlement in Greenland.

Departing June 29, 2025, aboard Nieuw Statendam, the journey includes four maiden calls in Greenland, a trip to the North Cape and extensive scenic cruising. Read more...

MSC’s Ocean Cay Declared Mission Blue ‘Hope Spot”

September 21, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

MSC Cruises’ private island in the Bahamas, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, has been officially designed a “Hope Spot” by Mission Blue. Ocean Cay joins Mission Blue’s global network of 154 Hope Spots, which are recognized as places critical to ocean health with the ultimate goal of achieving the status of Marine Protected Areas. Mission Blue is a non-profit organization founded by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle to promote the protection of marine ecosystems and restore the ocean, the blue heart of the planet. Read more...

Daddy Brown’s Conch Stand a Landmark on Grand Bahama Island

September 13, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

When he was a child, Edroy Brown would watch his neighbor make conch salad. The neighbor would finely dice conch, tomatoes, bell peppers and onions.

Then he would sprinkle some salt and pepper and squeeze a lime and an orange over the mix. For those who like spicy, he would add some hot peppers. Read more...

Celebrating ‘Platinum Mariner’ Service Dog on Holland America Line

August 28, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

At 11 years old, Joska is heading for retirement and she is already training her replacement in 2023, a four-legged buddy named Wylou.

Joska also is a popular passenger on Holland America Line cruises and was honored in October 22, 2022, with a Platinum Mariner Medallion for reaching more than 700 cruising days with Holland America Line. Read more...