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A rendering of the S.S. United States, which Crystal Cruises hopes to restore
Rendering of SS United States/Crystal Cruises

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… In the category of everything that’s old is cool again, luxury line Crystal Cruises is promising to try to bring back a classic: the SS United States, once known as “America’s... Read More

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… Concerns about the Zika virus is growing, and we’re happy to see that cruise lines have their passengers backs. Several lines like Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean have instituted policies in... Read More

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    Scenic Eclipse, the luxury all-suite "discovery yacht" coming in 2018
    Scenic

    Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… Another river cruise company is heading for the big seas. In the category of “Wow, I wish I could afford it,” all-inclusive luxury river cruise line Scenic is launching the ocean-cruising, 228-passenger Scenic... Read More

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    Stargazing at Sea, part of Princess Cruises' Discovery at Sea program
    Stargazing at Sea/Princess Cruises

    These days, cruisers are getting more to share on social media than selfies from the pool deck. In a delightful mix of intellectual stimulation and plain old fun, more cruise lines are developing programs on and off the ship that are part-enrichment and part-entertainment, geared toward passengers who want... Read More

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    Crystal Cruises' Crystal Symphony
    Crystal Symphony/Crystal Cruises

    Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… Citing safety concerns, Crystal Cruises has dropped Turkey from April and May itineraries of its 922-passenger Crystal Symphony and spring and fall sailings of its 62-passenger yacht Crystal Esprit. The ships... Read More

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    Pitbull at the Escape Inaugural Ceremony/Kristen Boatright for ShermansCruise

    How long has humankind been celebrating the launch of new ships? Oh, since about the third millennium, B.C. The ancient Greeks, Romans, Babylonians, Vikings, and Ottomans all launched their ships with feasts, blessings from the gods, and — yep — the occasional animal sacrifice. Today’s biggest cruise ships are still... Read More

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    Dinner at La Vague d’Or at La Residence de la Pinede, Saint-Tropez -- included on a Regent Seven Seas Cruises "Gourmet Explorer" tour
    La Vague d’Or/Regent Seven Seas Cruises

    Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… In a few months, you’ll be able to splurge big on Regent Seven Seas Cruises‘ new Seven Seas Explorer, which the line is dubbing “world’s most luxurious ship.” For an even... Read More

    An aerial view of Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas.
    Anthem of the Seas/Royal Caribbean International

    Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… Melissa Etheridge is heading to sea with Royal Caribbean International, headlining the Melissa Etheridge & Friends Rock the Boat cruise, October 31 to November 5. In a video the rocker is... Read More

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    U.S. Virgin Islands

    Cruise ships often bypass St. Croix in favor of St. Thomas, but if you’re lucky enough to set sail for the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, you’re in for a treat. The quiet island offers authentic culture and some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean. Here’s where... Read More

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    The Empress of the Seas is Royal Caribbean's oldest ship.
    Empress of the Seas/Royal Caribbean International

    Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… Proving everything old is new again, the 25-year-old Empress of the Seas (formerly the Nordic Empress) is back in Royal Caribbean International’s fleet after a stint with Spanish line Pullmantur. Following... Read More

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    An aerial view of the Harmony of the Seas.
    Harmony of the Seas/Royal Caribbean International

    Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising and how it could impact your next trip… Cruise on Italian brand Costa Cruises and you can have a very unique exchange with an unusual cruise ship greeter: a humanoid robot named “Pepper.” He speaks impeccable English, Italian and German... Read More

    The MSC Divina in Miami
    MSC Divina/MSC Cruises

    Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… Always wanted to do a a Panama Canal crossing? Here’s a secret: After going through the first lock or two, it becomes a tad repetitive. So we’re thrilled that Windstar Cruises... Read More

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    princess cruises chocolate journeys with norman love
    Princess Cruises

    Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… Sweet news for chocoholics: Princess Cruises’ expanded Chocolate Journeys experience with acclaimed chocolatier Norman Love will have you indulging morning, noon, and night. We’re talking chocolate muffins and Danishes at breakfast... Read More

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    3D-printed selfie statue by Labs3D on Costa Diadem cruises
    3D-printed statue/Labs3D

    Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising and how it could impact your next trip… Forget the cheesy logo T-shirts. For a completely different cruise souvenir, passengers on the Costa Diadema can order up a 3D-printed statue of themselves with a cruise-exclusive discount to boot. These ultimate selfies... Read More

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    Sunset from the cruise ship in Thomas Bay, Alaska - Flickr_Mark Byzewski
    Sunset in Thomas Bay, Alaska/Mark Byzewski via Flickr

    Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising and how it could impact your next trip. Seabourn heads back to Alaska: Luxury cruise line Seabourn is returning to Alaska in 2017 for the first time in 15 years, because big-spending travelers are expressing a new interest in seeing glaciers... Read More