COVID-19: Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line collaborate to develop enhanced cruise health and safety standards

“Healthy Sail Panel” comprises top experts in public health, infectious disease, biosecurity, hospitality and maritime operations MIAMI, FL, 2020-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Cruise industry leaders Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL)  and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH) announced a collaboration to develop enhanced cruise health and safety standards in response to the global COVID-19… Read the full press release

Viking® puts new 2023 sailings of its Mississippi River cruises on sale

Strong Demand Leads to Early Release of 2023 Departure Dates Los Angeles, CA, 2020-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ —Viking® (www.viking.com) today (July 2, 2020) announced that new 2023 sailings of its Mississippi River cruises are now on sale. The company’s first custom vessel, Viking Mississippi, will debut in August 2022 and will sail voyages on the… Read the full press release

Fofoti Tours & Transfer first company in Aruba awarded the Aquila ACE Tour Operator Designation

Oranjestad, Aruba, 2020-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Fofoti Tours & Transfers has the honor of announcing that they are the first company in Aruba to receive official global accreditation status from the Aquila Center of Cruise Excellence (ACE) located in Saint john, Canada. Designation is awarded to Tour Operators who meet the requirements for ACE… Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises to welcome new ship Silver Origin

Demonstrating great resilience and ingenuity, the De Hoop Shipyard overcame unprecedented challenges during the construction of Silver Origin. Monaco, Europe, 2020-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Silversea Cruises prepares to take delivery of new ship Silver Origin, following a great display of resilience, determination and fine European craftsmanship from Dutch shipyard De Hoop. Despite of… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises further extends fleet-wide halting of all its cruise departures through to 10 July

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises announced today (28 April 2020) a further extension of the halting of all its cruise departures fleet-wide through to 10 July. MSC Cruises is offering guests affected by this measure a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) where they have the opportunity to transfer the full amount… Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises launches new measures to offer unprecedented flexibility to travelers

Miami, FL, 2020-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Silversea Cruises today (April 20, 2020) introduces new measures to offer unprecedented flexibility to travelers, enabling them to start planning future trips by taking away the uncertainties of today. REDUCED DEPOSIT & $1,000 ONBOARD SPENDING CREDIT FOR EVERY BOOKING UNTIL JUNE 30TH Silversea has reduced its deposit… Read the full press release

Genting Cruise Lines’ ‘Cruise As You Wish’ assurance for Dream Cruises and Star Cruises

Enjoy flexibility and convenience with 48-Hour Cancelation Option and receive 100% future cruise credit Singapore, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Genting Cruise Lines announces its ‘Cruise As You Wish’ assurance via its flexible and convenient booking options for Dream Cruises and Star Cruises to assist guests in their decisions to cruise and most importantly… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean opens sale on Quantum of the Seas’ summer 2021 Alaska itineraries

World’s First Smartship to Join Ovation, Radiance and Serenade of the Seas for Summer 2021 MIAMI, FL, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean International game-changing ship, Quantum of the Seas, will give guests the chance to immerse themselves in unforgettable Alaskan destinations when it sails from the Pacific Northwest for the first time in May 2021. Marking the cruise line’s… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean’s newly amplified Freedom of the Seas unveils its $116 million transformation in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Royal Caribbean’s Year-round Southern Caribbean Season Begins with First Look at $116 Million Transformation MIAMI, FL, 2020-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — A new wave of island flair has arrived in the Southern Caribbean. With a crowd-pleasing combination of new thrills, guest favorites and top-rated destinations, Royal Caribbean International’s newly amplified Freedom of the Seas has debuted its $116… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean Group now allows guests to cancel cruises as late as two days before departure

MIAMI, FL, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — With COVID-19 adding uncertainty to travel plans around the world, Royal Caribbean Group said it will give guests greater control over their vacation decisions, allowing guests to cancel cruises as late as two days before departure. The “Cruise With Confidence” policy allows guests on Royal Caribbean International,… Read the full press release

Legendary photographer Steve McCurry photographed Antarctica for the first time aboard Silversea’s Silver Cloud

The iconic photographer travelled deep into the White Continent aboard Silversea’s Silver Cloud Monaco, Europe, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Legendary photographer Steve McCurry has photographed Antarctica for the first time in his career, travelling to the White Continent on a 10-day sailing from December 10, 2019, aboard Silversea’s Silver Cloud. McCurry crossed the Drake Passage… Read the full press release

Silversea unveils enhanced Monaco Grand Prix 2020 offering

Monaco, Europe, 2020-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the success of Silversea’s Monaco Grand Prix offering in 2019, the leading ultra-luxury cruise line has increased and enhanced its selection of events for the race’s 2020 edition, for the enjoyment of guests. Three bespoke experiences will immerse motorsport fans into the inimitable atmosphere of the… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises updates the itinerary of MSC Bellissima’s 28-night Grand Voyage from the Gulf to Asia

New itinerary includes alternative destinations in United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and Thailand to replace cancelled calls to mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan  Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises has updated the itinerary of MSC Bellissima for her forthcoming 28-night Grand Voyage sailing from the Gulf to Asia on March 21st…. Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises opens sales on the Grand Voyage Arctic 2021

Appealing to those with a passion for discovery, the remarkable itinerary connects many once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Monaco, Europe, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The industry-leading ultra-luxury cruise line, Silversea Cruises, today (February 11, 2020) opens sales on the Grand Voyage Arctic 2021—a remarkable 51-port itinerary that connects a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences.. Between July 16… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises signs long-term agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports for preferential berthing rights

Priority berthing rights at Zayed Port in Abu Dhabi and at Sir Bani Yas Island Agreement set to further bolster line’s position as leading passenger cruise operator in the Gulf MSC Seaview to be deployed to Gulf region in winter 2020-21 Latest flagship MSC Virtuosa to serve region in winter 2021-22  Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Feb-13 —… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises USA appoints Rubén Rodríguez as President

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises USA, the North American arm of MSC Cruises, has appointed Rubén Rodríguez as President and he will join the organisation on 18 March. Mr Rodriguez’s role will be to help the business achieve further growth and strengthen the Company’s strategy in the US region, both… Read the full press release

A rare moment in Silversea’s history: Silver Cloud and Silver Whisper meet in Antarctica’s Wilhelmina Bay

Miami, FL, 2020-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Guests traveling aboard Silversea’s Silver Cloud and Silver Whisper enjoyed a rare moment in the cruise line’s history when the two ships met in Antarctica’s Wilhelmina Bay on February 4, 2020. The rendezvous was a pioneering moment in more ways than one, as Silver Whisper became the first-ever ship to visit Antarctica on… Read the full press release

Gaia Gaja named as the Godmother of Silversea’s new ultra-luxury ship Silver Moon

Monaco, Europe, 2020-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Hailed by many as the ‘Queen of Barbaresco,’ Gaia Gaja has been named as the Godmother of Silversea’s new ultra-luxury ship Silver Moon. Gaja is of the fifth generation to own and manage the renowned Gaja winery in the small Italian town of Barbaresco—a family-run business and… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean welcomes its first guests at the new Coco Beach Club on Perfect Day at CocoCay in The Bahamas

New offering brings chill luxury to industry-leading private island destination MIAMI, FL, 2020-Feb-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Life is a beach at Royal Caribbean International’s new Coco Beach Club on Perfect Day at CocoCay in The Bahamas. Today (Jan. 31, 2020), the cruise line welcomes its first guests to indulge in luxury chill at the private… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises offers guests an environmentally conscious holiday with the launch of PROTECTOURS

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Demonstrating a continued dedication to the environment, MSC Cruises, the world’s fastest growing cruise line, has today unveiled not only a series of carefully selected shore excursions specifically designed to help protect and preserve Earth’s natural beauty but also set specific objectives for local tour operator partners… Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises opens sales on a new 59-day grand voyage in the Mediterranean

Silversea’s Grand Voyage Mediterranean 2021 has been designed for sophisticated travellers who are in search of extraordinary new experiences. Monaco, Europe, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Silversea Cruises today (January 21, 2020) opens general sales on a new 59-day grand voyage in the Mediterranean. The Grand Voyage Mediterranean 2021 will link unique, immersive experiences across… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique sign firm contracts for construction of third and fourth LNG-powered MSC World Class ships

Partnership further reinforced with two additional newbuild projects that will focus on the development and utilisation of next-generation environmental technologies Paris, France, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (20 January 2020) MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique further extended their long-term partnership by making a number of strategic announcements at a ceremony held at… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises launches new brand campaign, “The Sea at Its Most”

Oscar winning composer Ennio Morricone has composed an original track for the campaign Filmed on board MSC Bellissima, “The Sea at Its Most” campaign will roll-out globally through an integrated marketing Campaign in 30 countries worldwide Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — With the new brand campaign, “The Sea at Its Most”, MSC Cruises shows how… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises wished ‘Bon voyage’ to guests aboard MSC Magnifica as she departed for its 2020 world cruise

43 exotic and aspirational destinations across 23 countries and 5 continents An outstanding line-up of 10 international chefs onboard 8 content creators hand-selected to share their experience onboard Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises, the fastest growing cruise-line in the word has wished ‘Bon voyage’ to guests aboard MSC Magnifica as she departed from… Read the full press release

Silversea unveils new theatrical performances and entertainment concepts for 2020

Miami, FL, 2019-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The industry-leading ultra-luxury cruise line Silversea today (December 12, 2019) unveiled a collection of new theatrical performances and entertainment concepts planned for select ships for 2020–each developed in exclusive collaboration with renowned Luna Rossa Productions. The reimagined program will enrich onboard entertainment options across a selection of ships… Read the full press release

Port of Galveston and Royal Caribbean Cruises partner for a new $100 million cruise terminal

Galveston, TX, 2019-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Galveston, the fourth most active cruise port in North America, has signed a long-term contract with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) for a new $100 million cruise terminal. Through the public-private partnership, RCL will build the terminal, then lease it from the port for… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International announces record-breaking year with five wins at the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards

Cruise Line Takes Home Coveted Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards, including “Best Cruise Line in the Caribbean” and “Best Cruise Line Sales & Service” MIAMI, FL, 2019-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Celebrating 50 years of innovation and delivering unforgettable vacations, Royal Caribbean International closed out another record-breaking year with five wins at the prestigious Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards last night…. Read the full press release

Viking announces four new ships custom built to navigate the Seine River in the heart of Paris

New Ship Design Coming to the Heart of Paris Next Year Los Angeles, CA, 2019-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) today (December 9, 2019) announced new details about its 2020 river cruise season, which will see the addition of four new ships custom built to navigate the Seine River in the heart of Paris…. Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises launches a new fly-cruise service to Antarctica in business-class comfort

From December 2021, Silversea’s new Antarctica   Bridge will offer guests a faster way to reach Antarctica Travellers will fly over the Drake Passage in business-class comfort, saving a total of four days at sea on the return journey The cruise line’s guests can benefit from shorter, nine-night holiday options, while spending the same amount of… Read the full press release

Viking celebrates new accolades from Cruise Critic®

Viking Takes Five Categories, Including Best Luxury Value for Money and Best Enrichment in 12th Annual Awards Los Angeles, CA, 2019-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) today (December 4, 2019) celebrated new accolades from Cruise Critic®, the world’s largest online cruise resource. In the 2019 Editors’ Picks Awards, Cruise Critic honored Viking with five awards in… Read the full press release