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Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced that from April 2017,  guests’ bar tabs and crew gratuities will be complimentary on all departures of National Geographic Explorer and National Geographic Orion, effectively creating all-inclusive pricing. There are no extra charges for activities and excursions– from city explorations …

Award-winning CTV network newscaster Coleen Christie has been named the godmother of Emerald Waterways’ newest Star Ship, Emerald Destiny. She’s the first Canadian godparent for Emerald. “We’re thrilled that Coleen Christie has agreed to be the Destiny’s godmother,” says Lisa Norton, vice-president of brand management …

After adding partnerships with Lincoln Center Stage, Billboard Onboard and B.B. King’s Blues Club over the past two years, Holland America Line is bringing another major partner aboard. Holland America has partnered with O, The Oprah Magazine to sail five “Adventure of Your Life” sailings, …

A Havana landmark is about to become the first Kempinski hotel in Cuba. The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana will open in the spring within a UNESCO World Heritage site in the heart of Old Havana. The building opened in 1917 was the first …

Create a solar system; learn how to survive in the Alaskan wilderness; make decorative cakes or Klutz crafts. These are just a few of the challenging activities being added to expanded and enriched youth programs being launched by Princess Cruises. The  active and interactive experiences …

Expect to hear a lot more about clean burning fuels, recycling and apps to eliminate paper work as cruise lines work to prove themselves more environmentally friendly in 2017. Cruise ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) were until recently in the realm of science …

Carnival Vista will get yet another sister in 2019. The still un-named ship, to be built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, was originally aimed for the P&O Cruises Australia brand. But now it will join the Carnival Cruise Line fleet and Carnival Splendor will be transferred …

It’s snowbirding with a big difference. You can spend the winter visiting a different Caribbean port every day in a new concept from Oceania Cruises. Riviera, Oceania’s biggest ship, has opened for bookings for 74 or 116-night “Snowbird in Residence” long-term stays in the winter …

When you’re celebrating the world’s biggest cruise ship, nothing small will do. The time-honored tradition of having a Godmother break a bottle of Champagne against the bow to bless the ship went bigger than magnum for the naming ceremony of Harmony of the Seas. To …

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