ms Koningsdam Inaugural Season Itineraries Revealed

Holland America Line’s newest ship, ms Koningsdam, will make her debut in summer 2016 sailing from Amsterdam, paying homage to the line’s Dutch heritage. The 99,500-GRT vessel will sail a series of northern Europe and Baltic cruises during her inaugural season, joining 6 other sister ships cruising the continent’s waters.   Following a series of … Continue reading

Crystal Symphony Returns To Service After Refurbishment

Luxury cruise ship Crystal Symphony has returned to service for Crystal Cruises fleet, following a 2-week, USD 20 million dry-dock enhancement. Guests on a 8-day Hamburg to Lisbon sailing that departed 27 September 2014 were the first to experience her upgraded designs and facilities, which includes an enlarged fitness space, more allergy-friendly cabins and updates … Continue reading

Holland America Line Unveils 2015 Grand Voyage Details

Holland America Line has unveiled details of the 2015 edition of its renowned Grand World Voyage, a 114-day roundtrip sailing from Fort Lauderdale that will bring guests to 45 ports in 25 countries on 6 continents. The intimate ms Amsterdam will depart Florida on 5 January 2015 on a journey highlighted by 11 overnight calls in … Continue reading

TUI Cruises Welcomes First Newbuild

German cruise company TUI Cruises has welcomed its first newbuild ship earlier this week in Hamburg. Floating up to the bow of the new Mein Schiff 3 in a pearled balloon, singer Helene Fischer christened the vessel with the traditional bottle-breaking ceremony in front of 1,700 spectators and invited guests from the cruise, entertainment and … Continue reading

Four Seasons Takes To The Skies With Branded Private Jet

Discerning and well-heeled travellers take note! Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts has taken luxury travel to the next level with the introduction of the Four Seasons Jet, the industry’s first fully branded private jet experience.   Painted in a striking black colour with “Four Seasons” on the fuselage and the iconic Four Seasons logo on … Continue reading