Monthly Archives: December 2011

Travel Weekly Readers Name Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 “Best Luxury Cruise Ship” for Eighth Straight Year

Cunard Line’s flagship Queen Mary 2, renowned for her signature trans-Atlantic Cruise, has been named “Best Luxury Cruise Ship” for the eighth consecutive year by the readers of Travel Weekly, the national publication of the travel industry. The award signifies … Continue reading

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Viking River Cruises Expands Into Oceangoing Luxury Cruises

Viking River Cruises, a veteran river cruise operator, expands into oceangoing luxury cruises with its newly created brand: Viking Ocean Cruises. STX France says it’s received an order from Viking Ocean Cruises, a new affiliate of Viking River Cruises, to build two 888-passenger … Continue reading

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Crystal Serenity Rescues Capsized Rowers

Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Serenity rescued two rowers this morning who had capsized their small boat 480 miles west of the Canary Islands overnight.  23 year-old Tom Fancett from the U.K. and Tom Sauer from the Netherlands, who were competing with … Continue reading

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Queen Mary 2 Refit Completed

Cunard Line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 has returned to her homeport of Southampton after a major refurbishment that will prepare her to welcome guests for a luxury cruise vacation on her upcoming Transatlantic Crossings, Europe and World Voyages. The refurbishment … Continue reading

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Master Photographers Aboard Crystal Cruises in 2012

Crystal Cruises is putting its trademark elegant spin on cruise vacation memories by featuring award-winning Master Photographers to shoot guest portraits on eleven 2012 sailings.  “The Master Collection” line-up consists of top-tier professional portrait photographers who have the distinction of … Continue reading

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More Top Picks from Editors, Readers’ Polls for Seabourn Fleet

First-place awards and honors keep accumulating for Seabourn’s intimate all-suite ships in 2011. Recent announcements by the editors of the twin Cruise Critic websites in the U.S. and U.K. confirm the opinions resulting from earlier readers’ polls at both Travel … Continue reading

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