December 2022 – Crown Cruise Vacations
New ‘Love Boat’ Sun Princess to begin cruising in 2024March 10, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch
The next generation of “The Love Boat” line will welcome cruise guests in early 2024. The new Sun Princess will be Princess Cruises’ largest, most contemporary and state-of-the-art ship in the popular cruise line.
With bright designs inspired by rays of sunlight and next-level expanded spaces, the new Sun Princess will include a show-stopping Arena theatre and stunning three-story dining venue – a first for Princess.
Holland America Line guests donate $450,000 for aid to UkrainiansMarch 2, 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.
Follow the Lewis & Clark Expedition on American Cruise Lines voyageFebruary 22, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch
From 1803 to 1805, the Lewis and Clark Expedition traveled thousands of miles across North America. Descending the rivers that flow westward off the Rocky Mountains brought them into the beautiful region that American Cruise Lines now travel.
But the Lewis and Clark Expedition’s journey along 465 miles of the Snake and Columbia rivers was drastically different from the smooth navigation provided today by the eight federal locks and dams, plus the comfort offered by American Cruise Lines riverboats.
Celebrating Mardi Gras with a traditional king cakeFebruary 19, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch
Taking a riverboat cruise on the mighty Mississippi River near Mardi Gras time often means enjoying a special Mardi Gras tradition – king cake. But if a cruise is not in your future for February, celebrate at home with a scrumptious celebratory treat.
American Jazz riverboat offers new California river cruisesFebruary 11, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch
The new American Jazz riverboat is repositioning from the Mississippi River to the West Coast for new California river cruises beginning in February 2023. The cruises are the first of their kind since the 1940s.
“Exploring San Francisco Bay and the California Delta by U.S. riverboat is a momentous occasion for domestic river cruising and another first for American Cruise Lines,” Charles B. Robertson, president and CEO of American Cruise Lines, said in a news release.
Carnival Cruise Line names Emeril Lagasse as chief culinary officerJanuary 29, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch
Fans of talented culinary artist Emeril Lagasse can now enjoy his delicious cuisine as chief culinary officer for Carnival Cruise Line.
“Food is key to the fun of a Carnival cruise,” Christine Duffy, president for Carnival Cruise Line, said in a news release. “Emeril’s restaurants on our two new ships have been a great addition to our dining offerings and guests rave about the food, which will also be on Carnival Jubilee come next December.”
Cruise Trivia: Name famous veteran of 101st Airborne ‘Screaming Eagles’January 26, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch
For a double question trivia quiz, what is the significance of the 101st Airborne Division’s nickname of “The Screaming Eagles?”
And for the second part of the quiz, who is perhaps the most famous veteran of the 101st Airborne Division?
This should be a simple quiz for music lovers or those who have visited Vicksburg National Military Park, perhaps on an American Symphony cruise. Vicksburg is one of the riverboat’s popular stops on the Memphis to New Orleans itinerary.
Fast, consistent and free WiFi added to 2023 American Cruise LinesJanuary 26, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch
One of the frustrations cruise passengers often experience aboard a vessel is poor WiFi. Maybe it is slow. Maybe it doesn’t work. And maybe it is just too darn expensive.
American Cruise Lines has announced that all ships in the fleet will sail into 2023 with high-speed, consistent and complimentary WiFi.
Play pickleball at sea on Holland America shipsJanuary 16, 2023 | 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.
Guggenheim Museum’s Puppy Sculpture celebrates 25th anniversaryJanuary 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.
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