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Captain Cook Cruises High Tea at Sea cruise - Due to popular demand Captain Cook Cruises High Tea at Sea cruise will now depart three times a week instead of two with the addition of a Sunday afternoon High Tea Cruise from 16 May to 31 October 2010.

Family Summer Holidays On A Tall-Ship - Family holidays on board Star Clippers three magnificent tall ships include mast-climbing, taking part in treasure hunts and on-deck games, at the same time as enjoying the tranquillity and drama of sailing beneath thousands of feet of billowing cream sails.

Voyages to Antiquity Expert Lecture Program - Voyages to Antiquity is creating an onboard lecture program featuring experts in all facets of ancient Mediterranean civilizations, including art, history, archaeology, geology, architecture, wine and cuisine. Not just lecturers, the experts also will participate in shoreside excursions, host small gatherings onboard and will be available to discuss the sites of the day over coffee or cocktails.


Clipper Vacations Victoria Summer Premiere Sale - Clipper Vacations launched a Victoria Summer Premiere Sale and an opportunity for families to visit its new Victoria any time before June 30. The overnight package is available for $109 per person double occupancy and includes accommodations at the Best Western Carlton Plaza and roundtrip travel from downtown Seattle on the Victoria Clipper and all taxes.

Luxury Riverboat Safari On The Chobe River -  Experience the thrill of an African safari from your own private suite aboard a luxurious 45 meter riverboat on Namibia and Botswana’s great Chobe River.

Orion Expedition Cruises’ 2010 Voyages Brochure -  Orion’s latest full colour brochure, just released, features evocative colour spreads, some by award winning Australian photographers Ken Duncan and Earl Carter (along with winners of the Orion Photography Competition) depicting key destinations, along with an overview of guest experiences and life onboard.

Victoria Cruises Jenna on Yangtze River -  Victoria Cruises launched the Victoria Jenna on the Yangtze River in China. The company bills the Jenna as the world’s largest river cruise ship, and the first river vessel with four elevators, two full-service kitchens, wireless CDMA Internet, and full bathtubs and dual-flush toilets in each stateroom.

Small Ship Wildlife Cruises  -  Reef & Rainforest Tours Introduces New Range Of Small Ship And Expedition Vessel Wildlife Cruises.

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- VoyageTrek.com is a free online travel directory providing vacation match-making services for high-end travelers.

Cruise Passenger’s Adventure Guide online
- Cruise Passenger Magazine’s Adventure Cruise Guide is now available online. The Adventure Guide is a first for the industry: a comprehensive guide to small ship adventure cruising worldwide.

CARGO CRUISES

Old School Cruising on Cargo ships - The Travel Lab has launched Cargo Cruising, an alternative style of cruising for the adventure traveler.  Traveling exclusively on cargo ships, cargo cruising is a budget-friendly way to travel to well-loved ports as well as ports off the beaten trail.

Round The World Passenger/Cargo Service  -  It was announced that the long-standing Bank Line 120-day round-the-world passenger/cargo service was being ended, followed by the news in August that three of the four ships engaged in this service had been sold for scrap. However, Kevin Griffin, managing director of London-based The Cruise People says “this is not the end of the line for round-the-world passenger travel by cargo ship and we have a wonderful alternative in modern ships that spend more time in ports than the usual container ship.”

Australian Freighter Cruising -  Freighter Cruises, a division of the Concierge Travel Group, is now taking bookings for the 2009 & 2010 cruising season.  Australia’s only ‘freighter cargo’ ship agency, Freighter Cruises, specialises in six routes – “Around the World”, Asia, Pacific Islands, Europe, North America and South America.

CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL / FAMILY CRUISES

Crystal Fashion and Style Theme Cruises - On Crystal Cruises is offering two Fashion & Style Experiences of Discovery voyages this year, when veteran hair, make-up, and fashion professionals will share their tricks of the trade and offer personal complimentary services at Crystal’s Style Desk.

NCL Nickelodeon Theme Cruises -
Norwegian Cruise Line announced the dates and itineraries for two 2011 “Nickelodeon All Access Cruises.” These cruises will offer Nickelodeon-themed entertainment every day of the seven-night voyage. The two cruises are the Norwegian Jewel’s Feb. 20 departure from New York and the Norwegian Epic’s July 24, 2011, departure from Barcelona.

Bat Mitzvah Cruises - Travel seller Ellen Paderson of Easton, Mass., is organizing multi-generational bat mitzvah cruises, with an eye toward middle-age and senior women who never had the ceremony. These cruises include traditional ceremonies led by a cantor or rabbi.

Crystal Schedules Cruise on Spanish Culture - Crystal Cruises has scheduled a new Mediterranean itinerary departing Oct. 31 that focuses on Spain, including Picasso, paella, history, art, architecture and cuisine. The Crystal Serenity will sail the new route from Rome and call at Barcelona, home of Gaudí’s masterpieces; Valencia, where classic Spanish paella was first perfected;

Learn-To-Sail And Flotilla Holidays In Greece - Sunvil Sailing run yachting holidays off Lefkas island in the Greek Ionian Sea with a choice of accommodation either on board the boat or shore-based in a hotel, villa or apartment. They specialise in learn-to-sail weeks with certification but also offer flotilla, bareboat charter, individually tailored villa-flotilla packages and day boat hire.

Crystal’s Computer University @ Sea Expands  -  Crystal Cruises is expanding its Computer University@Sea programming with the new Windows 7 operating system and more options for college credit during the World Cruise. This fall, the line will offer classes based on Microsoft’s Windows 7 on both ships — a month before the operating system will be available to the public. Additionally, guests aboard Crystal Serenity’s 2010 World Cruise will be able to earn three transferable college credits for various computer courses, and can learn using two different operating systems, Microsoft and Apple.

Voyages to Antiquity Cruise Line -  Voyages to Antiquity, the new destination cruise line formed by industry veteran Gerry Herrod, has issued its first brochure and revealed more details about the operation.

Classic Tours Collection Solar Eclipse Tours - A Classic Tours Collection, a boutique travel company offering FIT and escorted tours to exotic destinations worldwide, is offering a 2010 Solar Eclipse Tours at Easter Island.

FOOD AND WINE CRUISES

Munich Oktoberfest Escape River Cruise - Free 2-Night Hotel Stay In Munich With New Oktoberfest Escape River Cruise. This autumn, award-winning river cruise line AMAWATERWAYS is offering a unique opportunity to enjoy one of Europe’s most celebrated traditions, the famous Oktoberfest in Munich, in combination with a luxury river cruise from Nuremberg, departing on 22nd September.

Eat! At Sea, Cocktail Masterclasses - DFDS Seaways has launched its Mini Cruises & Hotel Breaks 2010 brochure with an extensive range of inspiring new value for money cruise break ideas for 2010. Departures are from Newcastle and Harwich with lead in prices of £69pp for a two night Mini Cruise break.

Celebrity Playful Dining for Eclipse - Celebrity Cruises introduced a new dining concept that it will offer exclusively on the Celebrity Eclipse. Qsine, part of the “Designed for You” program that the line launched last month, is a “modern, playful approach to familiar dishes from around the world,” along with “childhood favorites with elements of surprise.”

Deilmann French Wine Country Cruises - Peter Deilmann Cruises is featuring seven French wine country cruise-tour departures aboard the 140-guest MV Princesse De Provence, taking in the landscapes and wine of the Burgundy, Beaujolais, Mâconnaise and Provence regions, round trip from Lyon.

Holland America Hosts Culinary Experts - Holland America Line’s Culinary Arts Center will host more than 60 chefs from around the country this year, making them part of the guest enrichment program. While onboard, the guest chefs and experts offer culinary demonstrations, tastings and hands-on cooking classes to guests, in addition to participating in question-and-answer sessions. In partnership with “Food and Wine” magazine, Holland America has scheduled approximately 60 celebrated chefs and wine experts to sail in 2009.

Go Barging French Wine Appreciation Charters - Go Barging is adding charter wine-tasting cruises on all its barges in France for the 2009 season. Wine expert Brendan Moore will accompany guests on explorations of wine-producing regions, including Burgundy and the South of France.

MUSIC CRUISES COMEDY CRUISES

Click to Book a Jazz CruiseHapag-Lloyd’s Europa Classical Musical Competition - Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ flagship, the Europa, will host its second classical music competition at sea in cooperation with eight international opera houses. The Stella Maris International Vocal Competition will bring together young singers from the Royal Opera House London, Bavarian State Opera Munich, The Canadian Opera Company Toronto, Accademia Teatro alla Scala Milan, Hamburg State Opera, Opéra National de Paris, Merola Opera Program San Francisco Opera and the Zurich Opera House.

Norwegian Epic to Sail With Three Legends in Concert - Norwegian Cruise Line’s new tribute show on Norwegian Epic will feature Madonna, Elvis and Tina Turner. Legends in Concert on Norwegian Epic will feature three celebrity tribute performers taking the stage in the Epic Theater for six 45-minute shows over three days during a seven-day cruise.

Sixthman Cayamo 2011 - Sixthman will present Cayamo 2011: A Journey Through Song. This will be the fourth voyage of this floating singer-songwriter music festival. The Norwegian Pearl will take guests from Miami to Tortola, BVI; Frederiksted, St. Croix; and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas.

Elvis Tribute Lunch Cruise in Sydney - Anyone looking for an unusual way to spend an afternoon in Sydney might want to see the harbour on an Elvis Tribute lunch cruise. While Elvis Presley and his music may not instantly be synonymous with Sydney, there’s no reason that fans can’t enjoy some of the King’s greatest hits while staying in the capital.

Big Band and Ballroom Dance Cruise - Crystal Cruises’ Dec. 1 trans-Atlantic crossing on Crystal Serenity will be a “Big Band and Ballroom Dance” Experiences of Discovery voyage. “The emergence of hit shows like ‘Dancing With the Stars’ has created a renewed interest and excitement for dancing,” said Bret Bullock, vice president-entertainment.

Vienna Philharmonic Cruise From Dertour - If you have a passion for orchestral music and would like to experience one of the world’s premier orchestras in some of the most stunning settings in Europe, then look no further.

Koz It's Kool To Kruise With Jazz - Read the Jetsetters Magazine feature about the 2008 Dave Koz and Friends at Sea Jazz Cruise through the eastern Caribbean and featuring Tower of Power.

Singles Travel International Jazz Cruise
- Single Travel International is offering passage on the Smooth Jazz Charter Cruise, which will feature jazz musicians such as Norman Brown, Nick Colionne, Boney James, Acoustic Alchemy and more. The Caribbean cruise is on the Celebrity Century.

SPORTS CRUISES

QE2 floating World Cup hotel in Cape Town Former Cunard flagship QE2 is to be a floating hotel in Cape Town in time for next year’s World Cup in South Africa.

Travel & Cruise Packages for Rugby World Cup 2011 - Adventure World (AWT), part of the NRMA Group and Official Travel Agent for Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC 2011) in New Zealand has released a comprehensive range of exclusive RWC 2011 travel packages. Adventure World’s RWC 2011 travel packages range from ‘match ticket and airfare only’ to luxury cruises with finals match tickets, flights, on-board entertainment and meals. In total there are 21 exciting itineraries, featuring seven cruise options and fourteen pool match packages.

European golf and archaeology yacht cruise -  Every day of this voyage aboard the private yacht Callisto offers exciting possibilities. The voyage begins in Antalya, situated on coastal cliffs and surrounded by mountains. Next, sail to Perge and Aspendos, two of the most magnificent Greco-Roman cities in Turkey.

WORLD CRUISES

Holland America Grand Voyages In 2010 - Holland America Line is offering four Grand Voyages in 2010, including a 114-day Grand World Voyage and three ranging from 51 to 70 days. The flagship Amsterdam returns to world cruising in 2010 with the 114-day voyage departing Jan. 6 from Fort Lauderdale.

Crystal Opens Bookings for 108-Day 2010 World Cruise - Crystal Cruises is accepting reservations for its 108-day 2010 World Cruise. Departing Miami on Jan. 10, 2010, the Exploration of Ancient Empires voyage will call at 41 ports in 37 countries. For the first time, the Crystal Serenity will call in Iran, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, in addition to South America, Africa, India, the Red Sea, the Black Sea, and several European ports in the Mediterranean en route to London.

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101 nights on Queen Mary 2 You’re Cruising
- If the idea of nearly a third of a year off to go cruising sounds like your sort of a holiday, consider an amazing 101-nights from New York to Sydney and back to New York aboard Cunard’s grand Queen Mary 2 in 2010.

Save with P&O Cruises World Voyages - P&O Cruises has released its 2010 World Voyages program, offering Australian passengers savings of up to 50 per cent on cruises aboard its superliners Arcadia and Aurora as they travel the globe.

Crystal 2011 Worldwide Itineraries -  Crystal Cruises unveiled its 2011 season with returns to Alaska and West Africa, among the 58 cruises visiting 163 ports in 67 countries.

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