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

Qantas To Increase A380 Flights To London And Los Angeles, Expand European And North American Networks

Sydney-based Qantas has announced it will increase the number of flights on the Sydney-Singapore-London and Sydney-Los Angeles routes operated by its Airbus A380s. The airline will also expand its network in Europe and North America through codeshares with Oneworld partners Iberia and American Airlines.   More A380 Flights The Australian airline is scheduled to take … Continue reading

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces 2010-2011 Winter Deployment

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) yesterday announced its 2010-2011 winter deployment, with ships based in Europe and North America. The 2,402-passenger Norwegian Jade will sail from Barcelona, Spain year-round, while Norwegian Jewel will join Norwegian Gem to sail from New York. From New Orleans, the newly refurbished Norwegian Spirit will operate cruises to the Caribbean and … Continue reading