MSC Cruises Welcomes New Flagship

Italian cruise line MSC Cruises has christened the MSC Preziosa, its latest Fantasia-class cruise ship and fleet flagship. Taking place in Genoa following a pre-inaugural voyage from St. Nazaire, she was named by godmother and screen legend Sophia Loren in a glittering ceremony featuring a gala dinner by chefs from popular Turin-based chain and MSC … Continue reading

Airlines Plan Return To Libya

European and Middle Eastern carriers are preparing to restart flights to Libya, following the end of the country’s civil war, during which commercial aviation services were suspended. Major airlines, including Star Alliance members Austrian Airlines, BMI, Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, Oneworld’s Malev and Royal Jordanian, Skyteam’s Alitalia, as well as Qatar Airways from the Middle East, have unveiled schedules for … Continue reading

Corinthia Hotel London Opens In Time For Royal Wedding

CHI Hotels & Resorts opened the Corinthia Hotel London yesterday in the heart of the British capital on Whitehall Place. Housed in a meticulously restored Victorian building dating back to the late 19th century, the 294-room hotel is minutes from iconic landmarks such as 10 Downing Street, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and Westminster.   Offering elaborate … Continue reading

New Openings From Marriott, Ritz-Carlton

Hospitality giant Marriott International has expanded its global portfolio with the opening of 2 new luxury hotels in North Africa and North America. The 370-room JW Marriott Hotel Tripoli marks Marriott’s entry into Libya, while subsidiary The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company makes its debut in Canada with the new 267-room Ritz-Carlton Toronto.   JW Marriott Hotel … Continue reading

Azamara Unveils New Itineraries For 2012/2013

Azamara Club Cruises has unveiled 54 itineraries between March 2012 and February 2013 onboard the Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest that will take cruisers to a series of unique destinations from Asia to the Caribbean. The line has scheduled the voyages to coincide with major events taking place, with more than half the port calls featuring … Continue reading