Chronicling the Saga of the Costa Allegra after it Looses Power in the Indian Ocean Near the Seychelles


Last week the Costa Allegra lost power after a fire and went adrift in the Indian Ocean off the Seychelles in an area where Somali Pirates have taken control of vessels and held them for ransom or worse.   The situation on the Allegra eerily resembled a similar situation on the Carnival Ship, The Splendor, in… [Continue Reading]

Silversea’s $999 Business Class Air Upgrades Now Available on Select Asian Voyages in 2011


(27 October 2010) Silversea Cruises continues to make its all-inclusive, value-priced luxury cruises even more enticing with enhancements to its Business Class air programme. For a limited time, the company is offering Business Class air upgrades from just US$999 each way on 8 new Asian itineraries in 2011.
Steve Tucker, Silversea’s vice president of field sales… [Continue Reading]

Priority Check-in & Planning Center Now Available to Crystal Guests


LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2010 – The newest development from Crystal Cruises is now available to ease travel planning. Crystal’s Priority Check-in & Planning Center launched today, allowing guests or their travel agents to complete tasks prior to sailing, from submitting guest immigration information and airport/ship transfer requests to booking spa treatments and shore… [Continue Reading]

New Pre-Cruise Service Streamlines Crystal Experience


LOS ANGELES, June 22, 2010 – Luxury specialist Crystal Cruises announces a brand new online tool to simplify check-in and pre-cruise operations for its worldwide itineraries. Effective this July, the Priority Check-in & Planning Center will allow guests expanded options to complete tasks prior to sailing, from submitting guest immigration information and airport/ship transfer… [Continue Reading]

Livorno and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Not Exactly!


I know I’ve posted this many times here at cruise Talk: If you really want to see a city, site or attraction, a cruise ship is not the best way of insuring that you will make it there. There are just too many variables related to cruise travel that can disrupt the… [Continue Reading]