In news from Holland America, to honor of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s work, the leading cruise company has donated $100,000 to the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation (DTPF). The donation follows Tutu’s appearance as a special lecturer of ms Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage
Carnival Cruise Lines is apparently sailing away from Europeans headed to more profitable distant shores. Blaming rising airfare costs and other market problems in Europe, the cruise giant has decided to port Carnival Legend in Australia rather than in Barcelona and the Med.
In cruise news, Crystal Cruises announced yesterday having unveiled a new collection of Crystal Getaways for 2013. Passengers booking before January get special pricing.
In cruise news, Cruise Critic® has just named the 2011 Cruise Critic Editor’s Picks Awards to honor top cruise lines, ports of call, and other things nautical travel.
Seasite.com, an online portal dedicated to business cruise events, has just released their latest version which allows planners added functionality. Like hotel sourcing portals Cvent and Starcite, Seasite aims to help planners course ship charters.
Have you always dreamed of a trans-Atlantic voyage? Maybe you yearn to dance an elegant tango aboard a stunning ocean liner? Perhaps you envision doing both, and more? Well, Crystal Cruises has just announced a “Big Band and Ballroom Dance” voyage from Lisbon to Miami this Fall. Talk about retro elegance.
For those dreaming of a cruise aboard a fabulous floating city this Summer, Crystal Cruises may just be the safest bet there is. The company has just been named Travel + Leisure’s “Best Large-Ship Cruise Line” for 2011.
P&O Cruises announced their latest offering yesterday, so called “Getaway” prices on flights and small ship cruises to on selected selected Adonia Mediterranean excursions. These Fly Med Getaways apply to cruises of between 10 and 14 nights that depart from Oct. 29 thru January 2012, according to the company news.
Greek ministers and US officials meet to sort out increased cooperation for Greek cruise travel. Greece’s most recent initiatives for improved tourism incentives and infrastructure were at the top of the list of an agenda set to heighten Greece’s cruise business.