Viking River Cruises Plans American Debut

Viking Cruises has revealed plans to operate Mississippi River cruises, announcing its first homeport in the USA and a fleet of new riverboats for a 2017 debut.   The European giant will sail itineraries from New Orleans, with docking facilities located at the Bienville Street Wharf next to the Steamboat Natchez paddle wheel and within … Continue reading

Autograph Collection Adds Hotels In New Orleans, Miami

Marriott International’s Autograph Collection has announced the addition of 3 new properties in the USA to its growing lineup. New Orleans’ The Saint Hotel, as well as Miami’s Blue Moon Hotel and Winter Haven Hotel join the portfolio of independent luxury hotels, bolstering it to 32 properties since its launch in 2010.   The Saint Hotel Recently … Continue reading

Carnival Announces Deployment Changes

Cruise giant Carnival Cruise Lines has announced a series of deployment changes for its ships based around the southern coast of the USA. The 2,052-passenger Carnival Ecstasy repositions from Galveston and New Orleans to join her sister ships Carnival Sensation and Carnival Dream at Port Canaveral, while the Carnival Elation leaves Mobile to sail out of New … Continue reading