Crystal Serenity Embarks On Historic Northwest Passage

Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Serenity has embarked on a historic 32-day journey through the Northwest Passage.   Following more than three years of planning and preparation, the award-winning luxury ship pulled out of Seward, Alaska bound for New York via the Canadian arctic. At 68,870-GT, she will be the largest passenger vessel to sail the Northwest … Continue reading

Compagnie Du Ponant Welcomes Le Soleal

French small-ship line Compagnie du Ponant has taken delivery of its third luxury yacht, Le Soleal. Her godmother, Kiki Tauck Mahar, joined company officials and other dignitaries in Venice over the weekend for the maiden voyage.   Built by Italian shipbuilders Fincantieri, the vessel is designed to offer passengers a unique yachting experience and becomes … Continue reading

Hurtigruten Adds New Destination For 2013

Hurtigruten has announced an expansion of its operating area for the first time in two decades. The Norwegian working cruise line, which has been in service along the country’s coast since 1893, is adding a new fjord to its series of voyages.   Situated in the Sunnmørsalps, the Hjørundfjord is one of the most long-standing … Continue reading

Antarctic Cruises From Hurtigruten

Expedition cruise line Hurtigruten is offering a series of Antarctic itineraries for 2011/2012 to allow cruisers to visit one of the world’s most remote destinations. Bookended by overnight stays in Buenos Aires, each cruise is augmented by lectures on topics including biology, history and geology from the expedition teams with in-depth knowledge of the area.   Operated by … Continue reading

Silversea’s Prince Albert II To Sail In Arctic

Silversea Cruises has announced revised itineraries for the M/V Prince Albert II, its latest addition to the fleet. The ship was originally intended to reposition from the Antarctic to French Polynesia, but will now sail back to the Arctic. For the 2009 Spring and Summer sailing seasons, Prince Albert II will operate 9 expeditions in … Continue reading