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What Is Cruises & Beyond?

What Is Cruises & Beyond?

Meet Sherri Barber, President of Cruises & Beyond, as she talks about what our travel business is all about. She's been in the travel business for over 30 years now and even started her own agency, Cruises and Beyond, back in 2003. The industry has changed remarkably over three decades, and while she's seen agencies go by the wayside, the vision of Cruises & Beyond still survives and persists. If one thing's for certain, it's that genuine relationships with clients matter regardless of the industry you're in.

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Who Claims The Title Of First Battery Powered Ship?

Who Claims The Title Of First Battery Powered Ship?

And the title goes to…….Hurtigruton! Today, the leader in exploration travel revealed images of the world’s first hybrid electric-powered expedition ship, MS Roald Amundsen. The ship features state-of-the-art green technology consisting of large battery packs that compensate for spinning reverse and aid in peak shaving. Extra electric power generated from these batteries will allow the engines to function at optimal levels and in turn reduce fuel usage and CO2 emissions exponentially. The ship can also run at full battery power for short periods of time, adding to its already minimal carbon footprint.

Azamara Undergoes Big Change

Azamara Undergoes Big Change

Azamara Club Crusies has officially established itself as the premiere destination immersion cruise line after announcing that it will be delivering more than 1,700 land programs. In the same manner, the cruise line has also officially rebranded itself Azamara, dropping the “Club Cruises” portion of its name. Azamara has said the rebranding will reflect the company’s focus on its passengers’ immersion within port destinations.

Scenic Eclipse Passes Important Milestone

Scenic Eclipse Passes Important Milestone

After being hit with seemingly endless problems at the shipyard, Scenic Cruises can at last breathe a deep sigh of relief. Yesterday, the Scenic Eclipse, what the company calls the world’s first Discovery Yacht, completed its ever important sea trails with flying colors. This news comes amidst a year of setbacks, as construction delays and strikes at the Croatian shipyard where the Eclipse was being built forced Scenic to delay the ships launch date. Now, it appears the August 15, 2019 official launch date will become reality, which should please some disgruntled Scenic patrons.

Virgin Voyages Announces First Captain Plus Itinerary Changes

Virgin Voyages Announces First Captain Plus Itinerary Changes

Virgin Voyages recently announced the appointment of their first captain who will direct their new ship, the Scarlet Lady. Her name is Captain Wendy Williams and she will become the first Canadian woman to be captain of a ship for a major cruise line. Capt. Williams hails from the coastal city of Sept-Îles, Quebec on the northeastern coast of Canada and has more than 28 years of experience working on ships at sea.

Discover the Unparalleled AmaWaterways Rhine River Experience

Discover the Unparalleled AmaWaterways Rhine River Experience

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.

$500 Million Fleet Revamp Underway For Celebrity Cruises

$500 Million Fleet Revamp Underway For Celebrity Cruises

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.

Diamond Princess Gets Major Upgrades During Singapore Drydock

Diamond Princess Gets Major Upgrades During Singapore Drydock

The popular Diamond Princess of Princess Cruises, known for its summer season Japan itineraries, has undergone a considerable upgrade in its most recent drydock in Singapore.

What To Know About The New Virgin Voyages

What To Know About The New Virgin Voyages

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 Is Coming To San Francisco

Carnival Is Coming To San Francisco

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.