Crystal Cruises To Call At Tripoli This November

Crystal Cruises is offering a unique opportunity to visit Libya this November when the 68,870-GRT Crystal Serenity adds a port call to Tripoli as part of the ship’s 11-day Italian Splendor itinerary departing 16 November 2011. Usually bypassed by travellers in the region, Libya is gradually opening up to tourism with authorities recently lifting a ban on tourist … Continue reading

Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam Christened

Holland America Line celebrated the christening of its newest ship, the 2,106-guest ms Nieuw Amsterdam, in Venice last Sunday. In a gala event rich with Dutch heritage, Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands continued the line’s tradition of having Dutch royal family members serve as godmother to its ships and named the ms … Continue reading

Hilton Opens Third Hotel In Sicily

Hilton Worldwide has opened its third hotel on the Italian island of Sicily. Situated on the eastern coast between the cities of Messina and Catania, the new Hilton Giardini Naxos was formerly known as the Russott Hotel and enjoys a prime beachfront location overlooking the Ionian Sea. The property has been completely refurbished and is expected to … Continue reading

Holland America Line Celebrates 300th Voyage of ms Oosterdam

Holland America Line recently celebrated a milestone with the completion of ms Oosterdam’s 300th cruise, a 12-day Mediterranean sailing from Venice to Barcelona.   The 1,916-guest vessel recently underwent extensive upgrades in Italy to add new staterooms, public areas and dining venues such as the larger Pinaccle Grill and Pinnacle Bar focusing on specialty Northwest wines, as well … Continue reading