Princess Cruises Announces Winners of 2011 Alaska Region Shore Excursion Awards


SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 7, 2011) — Each year, Princess Cruises marks the end of the Alaska season with shipboard awards ceremonies celebrating the year’s favorite local tour operators. The line’s 12th annual C.R.U.I.S.E. service awards have just been handed out, honoring the best shore excursion experiences and guides in most ports on Alaska itineraries,… [Continue Reading]

Norwegian Cruise Line Enhances Pre-Cruise Shore Excursions and Dining Reservations


MIAMI – July 28, 2011 — Norwegian Cruise Line today announced that it has enhanced its reservation system adding the convenience of pre-purchasing shore excursions fleet-wide and the flexibility of pre-purchasing specialty dining on Norwegian Epic. The company also plans to add the ability to make Freestyle Dining reservations for specialty restaurants fleet-wide in… [Continue Reading]

Properly Bugeting for Your Cruise


As a subscriber to Travel and Leisure Magazine I have noticed that quite often their featured hotels and destinations are priced well over what my vacation budget would allow. Recently, in their “Ask T+L” segment, a reader wrote them looking for advice on cruising on budget. While I found most of… [Continue Reading]

Holland America Line’s Rotterdam & Westerdam To Sail Hawaii & Tahiti Explorations in 2011, 2012


Seattle, Dec 16: In fall of 2011 and winter of 2012 two Holland America Line ships, ms Westerdam and ms Rotterdam, will sail three 30-day “Circle Hawaii, Tahiti and Marquesas Islands” explorations, visiting beautiful and picturesque islands throughout French Polynesia and the Aloha state. Westerdam’s voyage sails round trip from San Diego, Calif., and departs… [Continue Reading]

Princess Cruises Creates New Alaska Cruisetour Just for Fishing Fans in 2011


SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (December 1, 2010) — Princess Cruises has introduced a new Alaska cruisetour option just for fishermen (and women) as part of the 2011 season. This new 14-day land/sea vacation includes special excursions just for anglers, with opportunities to cast their lines in some of the state’s premiere fishing spots.
Participants on the new… [Continue Reading]