Oceans take travelers to destinations, but AmaWaterways' Rhine River cruises take them through the most iconic landscapes of Germany, France and the Netherlands with privileged access to destinations only a river cruise can provide. Phenomenal local guides lead guests to storybook castles, noteworthy vineyards and medieval villages untouched by time, making an AmaWaterways Rhine River cruise nothing short of a spectacular experience.
On February 9, 2019, Celebrity Cruises began its monumental revamp to its fleet of Millennium and Solstice Class ships. This revamp will bring the entire Celebrity fleet into the design and experiential standard of its new Edge class vessels, with an emphasis on modernization and innovative, outward-facing design that connects you to the sea like never before.
There’s a new cruise line in town, and you may have heard of the name before. It’s making waves in the cruising new cycles and it comes from a very well known brand. Virgin Voyages, of the famous Virgin Group most known for its fiery founder Sir Richard Branson, will be debuting the first of her planned four cruises ships, the Scarlet Lady, some time in 2020. She will be sailing from her home port of Miami and will set out on four and five-night sailings to various Caribbean destinations.
Carnival Cruise Line said that for the first time it will offer a series of cruises from San Francisco aboard Carnival Miracle operating a diverse schedule that includes four- to 15-day voyages to Alaska, Hawaii and Mexico in 2020. These deployments further bolster Carnival’s position in the West Coast, where it says it will soon be carrying more passengers than any other cruise operator.
Holland America Line's new Pinnacle Class ship Nieuw Statendam is similar to Koningsdam, the first Pinnacle Class ship, but it has a number of updates and new features. Nieuw Statendam includes purpose-built staterooms for families and solo travelers among its 1,377 staterooms. See the video above to get a sneak peek at the ship’s public spaces and interiors designed by Adam D. Tihany and architect Bjørn Storbraaten. Also see photos of the Music Walk, the Rolling Stone Rock Room, Lincoln Center Stage and B.B. King's Blues Club.
Now officially sailing the high seas and on its maiden voyage, the Celebrity Edge has taken the cruising world by storm. Christened “the most revolutionary” ship at sea, the Edge takes the cruising experience to an elevated level.
After more than four years of planning and 23 months of construction, Celebrity Cruises officially took delivery of Celebrity Edge, the cruise ship that promises revolutionary changes to the cruise experience. As part of the delivery, Richard Fain, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s chairman and CEO; and Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Celebrity’s president and CEO, hosted a ceremony aboard the ship while it was docked in the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.
Over the past year, there has been robust and almost frenzy-like activity by cruise lines to enter the luxury yacht expedition market. The popularity of this type of travel has grown so considerably that brands who have historically been in the hotel and resort game have announced an expansion into the ultra-luxury yachting market. Last year, the Ritz-Carlton revealed concrete plans to launch three new mega yachts to begin sailing in 2020. Fast forward a year later, the first of three has touched water for the first time.
It's made some circulation in the travel news circuits before, but Cruises & Beyond has just learned of a brand new cruise line called Blue World Voyages which will reportedly debut its first ship in May of 2019. The new cruise company will be bringing an immersive wellness and fitness experience on board their proposed 350-passenger vessels, fully dedicated to those who crave the active lifestyle.