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Crown Cruise Vacations | June 6, 2023

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March 2022 – Crown Cruise Vacations

New Explora I Features Owner’s Residence for Special ‘Ocean State of Mind’

June 1, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Ever dream of enjoying the luxury of being a cruise ship owner? Explora Journeys is now offering a special living space on Explora I that can help create that ownership feeling.

The spacious suite aboard the new Explora I is fittingly named the Owner’s Residence. Explora I is scheduled to set sail July 2023. Read more...

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May 27, 2023 | crownblog

Princess Cruises Offers New Caymus Vineyards Winemaker Dinner

May 25, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

One of the most sought-after wines to pour and share for special celebrations will now be offered on new Caymus Vineyards Winemaker Dinner experiences aboard Princess cruise ships.

The new Winemaker Dinner leverages the expansive expertise of Chuck Wagner, owner and winemaker of the renowned Napa Valley’s Caymus Vineyards, to deliver a five-course menu crafted to complement the tasting notes of his wines. Read more...

Emerald Princess Offers 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Experience ~ Last Major Total Solar Eclipse from North America Until 2044

May 16, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Looking for a perfect place to enjoy a complete solar eclipse? The Emerald Princess will give guests sailing the Mexican Riviera in April 2024 the rare opportunity to experience a total solar eclipse at sea.

“This rare occurrence in the cosmos is sure to wow millions but only the smallest fraction will ever experience this phenomenon via the ocean aboard an amazing cruise ship,” said John Padgett, president of Princess Cruises. Read more...

Princess Cruises Unveils ‘The Catch by Rudy’

May 10, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

The first Princess Cruises restaurant primarily devoted to seafood has been unveiled in the new restaurant The Catch by Rudi, designed in partnership with culinary icon Chef Rudi Sodamin.

“The Catch by Rudi is my way of combining my love of food, seafood and people with my incredible culinary journey at sea and my lifelong history of cooking seafood across the globe to delight Princess guests,” Sodamin said. Read more...

Astronaut, aquanaut godmother christens new Viking Neptune

May 4, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

What an appropriate name for a beautiful new ocean ship. The Viking Neptune. And what a perfect godmother, retired NASA astronaut, aquanaut and artist Nicole Stott.

“The Viking Neptune is a ship named for both the furthest planet in our solar system and the god of the sea,” Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking, said in a news release. “And our newest Viking godmother, Nicole Stott, as a NASA astronaut and aquanaut, also has connections to space and the sea.” Read more...

MSC Cruises named official cruise line partner of New York Knicks

April 28, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

When the New York Knicks make a three-point basket this season, an Ocean Conservation Cause will receive a donation as the result of a partnership between MSC Cruises and the New York Knicks.

Throughout the year, GraceVision and Knicks Digital Channels also will run features about the program and provide updates on the amount donated to that point in time. Read more...

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors great musicians

April 18, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Several teens sitting in the audience began to chuckle when the film narrator said, “Imagine there was a time in America when there was no rock and roll.”

For these youngsters, there never was such a time.

Rock and roll has always been a part of their lives. So the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum must have been a real eye opener for them. After the short film ended, I saw the young people avidly reading information in the exhibits and commenting on how much music has changed. Read more...

Repositioning American Jazz riverboat to West Coast

April 7, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Ever wonder what it’s like to move a riverboat from the Mississippi River to San Francisco Bay? Sure can’t pack the vessel aboard an airplane or box it up for Fed-Ex delivery.

In fact, the repositioning of a riverboat from the lower Mississippi River to San Francisco is a journey that travels 4,806 nautical miles and takes several weeks of cruising. Read more...

Holland America Line guests donate $450,000 for aid to Ukrainians

March 30, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

For 10 months, Holland America Line passengers have walked around the world to raise $450,000 to aid Ukrainians through the cruise line’s “On Deck for a Cause” campaign.

A check for $450,000 was presented to the global humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief at Koningsdam’s winter homeport in San Diego. Read more...