November 15, 2018

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Mediterranean By Cruise Ship

New! 7th Edition Now Available

The long awaited 7th Edition of this best seller, Mediterranean By Cruise Ship is now available. Embark on one of the most exciting cruises in the world and visit the civilizations and cultures that have shaped history for thousands of years. The new 7th edition includes updates and additions to all ports of this destination from Portugal to Turkey with extensive detail on home-ports such as Rome, Venice, Barcelona and Athens. All port information is packed with practical tips on getting around, recommended shore excursions, shopping and restaurant suggestions with color maps showing exactly where the ships dock. This new edition covers eastern and western itineraries with hundreds of color photos and maps that capture the essence of each locale.

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The cruise line awarded “Best Cruise Line in Alaska”1 unveiled its 2020 Alaska season with cruises and cruisetours, on sale starting November 15. The season features eight ships offering 11 cruise-only itineraries, plus 25 cruisetour itineraries, … Read More...

The Truth about Gratuities

(Cruise Critic) In a bygone era of cruising, passengers showed their appreciation for crew member service by tipping those who went above and beyond the call of duty. These days, if cruise gratuities aren't prepaid, most non-luxury lines … Read More...

CLIA Debuts New Online Courses for Agents

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced two new online courses, as well as three updated courses, to its professional development program available to travel professionals. “CLIA is dedicated to providing the travel … Read More...

HAL’s shore excursions score well in survey

Holland America Line took home five Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. Readers from Porthole, one of the world’s leading consumer cruise travel publications, recognized Holland America Line in areas that covered everything … Read More...

Holland America Nieuw Statendam Completes Sea Trials

Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam, the second Pinnacle Class ship in the fleet, returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy in late August after successfully completing two sets of sea trials off the coast. Nieuw Statendam left … Read More...

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