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

Crystal Cruises Plans Arctic Voyage

Crystal Cruises has revealed plans for a new, expedition-style voyage traversing the Arctic Ocean via the legendary Northwest Passage first completed successfully by explorer Roald Amundsen just over 100 years ago. Departing from Anchorage on 16 August 2016, the Crystal Serenity will maneuver through the majestic waterways lined with spectacular glaciers, towering fjords and vast … Continue reading

Holland America Deploys ms Volendam To Asia For 2012/2013

Holland America Line has announced that the 60,890-GRT ms Volendam will return to cruise Asian waters in 2013, in response to growing interest in the Far East. The vessel, which is poised to visit the region in early 2012, will sail a series of itineraries visiting Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. … Continue reading

Holland America Line Adjusts 2012 Asian Itineraries

Holland America Line is enhancing the 2012 Asian deployment of the 1,432-passenger ms Zaandam, with the addition of a new 14-day Asia Explorer itinerary between Hong Kong and Singapore. The Seattle-based line is also sailing a 14-day China & Korea sailing that will see it conduct its maiden calls to South Korea. Guests will have the opportunity to combine … Continue reading

Silversea Offers L’Ecole Des Chefs Cooking School On Selected Cruises

Cruise aficionados with a passion for cooking will be glad to know that luxury cruise line Silversea Cruises will again offer cruises featuring the popular Relais & Chateaux L’Ecole des Chefs interactive cooking school this year. First introduced in 2010, the programme allows guests onboard 10 selected voyages to discover new cooking techniques and sample dishes highlighting … Continue reading