Archives for July 2009

Costa Carefree: Costa North America Offers New Job Loss Protection Program

MIAMI, July 30: Costa, Europe’s Number One Cruise Line, is offering guests an added protection for job loss under its “Costa Carefree” Job Loss Protection Plan. The program provides coverage for cruise guests who involuntarily lose their job and covers cruise and air fares. The plan is part of “Costa Carefree,” a recently renamed program… [Continue Reading]

Celebrity Equinox Named in Southampton

MIAMI, July 30 – In formal ceremonies today in the historic port of Southampton, England, before an audience of press, travel agents, and other special guests, Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship – Celebrity Equinox – was officially named. After buglers and a bagpipe and drum corps opened the ceremony, followed by a piano rendition of the… [Continue Reading]

Holland America Line Extends 114-Day 2010 Grand World Voyage to 128 Days With Roundtrip From Los Angeles

Seattle, WA, July 29: Holland America Line’s flagship ms Amsterdam will usher in 2010 with a 128-day round-trip Los Angeles, Grand Holiday-and-World Voyage featuring 13 overnight calls — the most ever offered by the line. Forty-five ports of call showcase some of the world’s most remote and exotic regions including South America, Africa, India the… [Continue Reading]

Renowned Maritime Author John Maxtone-Graham Celebrates 80th Birthday aboard Queen Mary 2

31 July 2009 – Renowned maritime author and historian John Maxtone-Graham celebrated his 80th birthday aboard Cunard Line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 in New York yesterday. Surrounded by family and close friends, Maxtone-Graham was toasted by fellow maritime aficionado Bill Miller and received congratulatory sentiments from Cunard’s new President Peter Shanks in a letter… [Continue Reading]

Global Culinary Ambassador and Executive Chef Jean-Marie Zimmermann Showcases Culinary Expertise

30 July 2009 – Cunard Line’s Executive Chef Jean-Marie Zimmermann hosted the esteemed James Beard Foundation aboard the line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 when it docked today in Brooklyn, New York. The exclusive “foodie” event included a cocktail reception in the ship’s nautically themed Chart Room and a four-course lunch in the grand, two-storey Britannia… [Continue Reading]