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Collette Announces the Best of Both Land and Sea
Jun 9, 2015
Collette has announced an exciting new line-up of river cruises being offered through 2017.  Featuring small, intimate vessels, Collette river cruise tours create a more personal experience as travellers journey through a variety of beautiful waterways. And with the launch of the company's new brochure, your clients will be able to save...
Cruise Holidays International Honours Top Agencies and Frontline Travel Agents
May 5, 2015
Cruise Holidays International honoured its top-performing agencies and travel agents during a special ceremony aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seaslast week. The awards presentation—part of the larger Vacation.com 17th International Conference & Trade Show—included Cruise Holidays’ Golden Anchor, President’s Circle, Top Overall Producer and Outstanding Sales Achievement awards. At the...
Capitalize on Wave Season with New CruisePro Enhancements
Feb 27, 2015
Today Vacation.com is announcing that it has made additional enhancements to its CruisePRO booking system, allowing members to better capitalize...
Anchors Away - 17 Ferry Rides That Will Leave You Speechless
Nov 15, 2014
Ferries can be more than just a way to get from one location to another - they can often provide the best ways to tour some of the most beautiful and remote locations on Earth. Here are some of our favourites…
Drifting Down The Danube
Jun 2, 2014
Could there be a better way to see Europe than floating down its most famous river – the Danube? The mighty waterway winds its way past imperial castles, lush vineyards, stately cathedrals, modern cities and historic monuments through 2,000 years of history. Here are some of the highlights along the...
Norway - Cruising the Telemark Canal
May 27, 2014
The Telemark Canal is the waterway that connects the town of Skien to the town of Dalen in Southern Norway. It runs a total of 105 kilometers and is a beloved landmark in the region. During the 19th century when a portion of the canal was carved out of a...
Canada - Voyages Of Discovery
Apr 16, 2014
Cruising through the Canadian Arctic is not your average cruise vacation. Visiting some of the most remote locations our great country has to offer, cruising the Canadian Arctic is an adventure unrivalled by any other. Arctic Explorer, MS Sea Adventurer This 10-day cruise, which departs from Resolute in Nunavut...
Snapshots - Belize, Fiji, British Columbia, Australia, France
Feb 9, 2014
Belize: Artists In Residence Join two of Canada’s most celebrated culinary leaders, Toronto chef Chris McDonald and Food Network’s Manic Organic...
World Report - Seuss at Sea, Sydney Moon Magic, Virgin Five, New York Goes Green
Feb 2, 2014
Seuss At Sea Carnival Cruise Lines is rolling out its exclusive partnership with Dr Seuss Enterprises to bring the beloved children’s...
Style & Substance - G Adventures Harnesses The Transformative Power Of Travel To Bring Adventure To The Masses
Jan 27, 2014
Doing It Differently As small group adventure travel pioneers, G Adventures has always liked to do things just a little...
Fall Cruise Review - What’s Floating Your Cruise Client’s Boat This Season?
Nov 12, 2013
Silversea Canadian business is booming at Silversea, according to the company’s director of national sales for Canada, Lori Nojaim. “Canadians truly appreciate...
Fiji - Paradise Islands
Nov 1, 2013
It was a ritual that would become commonplace for me as the week wore on: Sit cross-legged on the floor, facing the chief and his most favoured warrior, both of them adorned with an elaborate costume of colourful flower leis and dry, brown grass...
Snapshots - Japan, Mexico, Florida, Cruising & Canada
Oct 16, 2013
Japan: The Way Of Tea Context Travel expands its program in Kyoto with The Way of Tea, a new history and...
World Report - Malaysia, Florida And Cruising
Oct 15, 2013
Visitors to Malaysia can download a free application for their smartphones that puts a complete guide of Malaysia in the palm of their hand. The “Malaysia Trip Planner,” gives travellers personalized and practical information on Malaysia, and all there is to see and do...
The Bahamas - Everything's Better On A Boat
Oct 10, 2013
Captain Greg Marlo leans back, glass of Shiraz in hand, and declares: “Everything is better on a boat. Food and wine, the scenery, the company, sleep and even sex, especially sex...
INDUSTRY SPY - Did We See You At The All Discovery Cruising Event Last Night?
Sep 18, 2013
By Vickie Sam Paget If it’s good enough for the Queen, it must be good enough for your clients... Some 40 BC...
A Passion For The Remote - South America Specialists Join Forces To Showcase The Southernmost Reaches Of The Planet
Sep 18, 2013
South America specialist explora has joined forces with expedition cruise expert Cruceros Australis to showcase the unspoiled extremes of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego Island.
Touring The Best Of Europe - River Cruises Put Clients Right In The Heart Of Europe's Great Cities
Sep 16, 2013
Spirit-soaring cathedrals, crumbling castles, opulent palaces and winding, medieval streets...few places set the Canadian imagination alight like Europe and Russia.
Redefining River Cruising - Uniworld Introduces All-Inclusive Cruising
Jul 4, 2013
River cruising has to be one of the hottest trends in travel today, and it appears to be all plain sailing for Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, which seems to announce numerous improvements and additional options for your clients every single month.
Hot Fun On The High Seas - Pirate Adventure & Disney Magic In The Caribbean
Jan 16, 2013
By Steve MacNaull All of sudden Jack Sparrow drops from the sky. He battles an endless onslaught of sword-wielding pirates with comic schtick and then sets off a dazzling series of fireworks over the ocean. No, this is not the next installment in the wildly-successful Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise by Disney...
Fun Ahoy - Kids & Cruises Are A Natural Fit
Dec 27, 2012
By Aaron Saunders   In the old days of cruising, sailing with the kids meant exactly that: dragging the little ones in tow with you every step of the way. Today’s kids, however, are plugged in and turned on – and that requires a little more diversionary creativity. Fortunately, cruising today offers...
World Report - October 2012
Nov 27, 2012
  HONG KONG Visiting Asia’s World City Since it was reclaimed by China in 1997, Hong Kong has only become more important to Chinese-Western trade, making it a crucial bridge between cultures and one of the premier hubs for world travel. Any world-class metropolis will inevitably develop world-class attractions, and Hong Kong is...
New Tours, New Choices - Tour Operators Are Ready For Europe 2013
Nov 26, 2012
By Christine Potter   From Ireland’s “The Gathering” to tours of Monaco’s royal palace, from visits to the romantic castles of King Ludwig in Germany, to tea and cookies in the grand salon of “Downton Abbey” (a.k.a. Highclere Castle), choices from Canada’s tour operators to Europe are imaginative, fun, and based on...
Snapshots Fall 2012
Nov 21, 2012
  BELIZE Some Things AreWorth It The locavore dining movement has deep roots in Canada, but there are some daily indulgences even those...
Adventure Ahead
Nov 13, 2012
  Struggling to get into snow pants, winter jacket, boots and a life jacket, I’m thinking “What on earth have I...
Inside A Fairy Tale - Discover The Joys & Traditions Of Christmas Markets Along The Danube
Oct 24, 2012
I’ve always secretly longed for an old-fashioned, traditional Christmas spent in the narrow cobblestone streets of a centuries-old European Christmas market, sipping hot mulled wine while the sounds of carollers mingle with the scents of roasted chestnuts and spiced lebkuchen. It was a fairy tale world I never knew existed...
More Than A Sailing Trip - Shore Excursions Make The Memories On A Western Caribbean Itinerary
Aug 29, 2012
Snorkeling through crystalline waters as the sun’s rays streamed over a kaleidoscopic garden of coral reef, I was living a dream sparked long ago by a film clip of Jacques Cousteau. As tropical fish flashed by, their neon hues glowing in the light, I recalled the French explorer’s description of...
Jul 16, 2012
Life’s a beach. At least it is in the Caribbean. But venture beyond the beach and you’ll find treasures like festive carnivals, spicy cuisine, nature trails, duty free shopping and a warm, no-worries way of life.
Heroes, History & Chocolate - Unique Shore Trips Mark Baltic Cruises
May 8, 2012
Not so long ago, only the rich and those with time on their hands could cruise in the Baltic. Today, more cruise lines – big and small – offer itineraries with insight into the history, culture, and traditions of exotic Baltic destinations.
4 Incredible Journeys
Apr 10, 2012
They always say it’s not the destination that counts but the journey. In these cases it really is the trip that is the adventure.
Romancing The Rhine - A Jaded Traveller Falls In Love With River Cruising
Jan 27, 2012
Full disclosure: I was fed up with big cruise ships, bored by their ballroom-sized dining rooms and sick of their canned air. Most of all, I was overcome with ennui, not to mention mal de mer, from long days on choppy seas.
Here & There
Dec 21, 2011
Halong Bay in Vietnam has been named as one of the “New 7 Wonders of Nature”. The dramatic bay studded with nearly 2,000 limestone karst islands over a 1,500-square kilometer expanse, won a coveted spot on the list, besting the likes of the Grand Canyon, the Maldives and Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Next Port, Next Chapter - You Never Know What To Expect On A Med Cruise
Dec 21, 2011
As if the Pope doesn't have enough problems… Now there’s a lady kleptomaniac running loose in the Vatican, striking in the Sistine Chapel itself where tourists are dazzled by the masterpieces of Michelangelo and are most off guard. And so far, the vaunted Swiss Guard can’t catch her.
An Historic Duck - Disney's AquaDuck Coaster Is The First At Sea
Nov 25, 2011
My daughter and I made history. Nothing along the lines of discovering fire or inventing the microchip, but exciting nevertheless. We were two of the first people to ride AquaDuck – the only watercoaster on a cruise ship.
Europe Report
Apr 20, 2011
Following refurbishment and extensive upgrades a new DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel will open in 2011 in Ploiesti, Romania. Featuring 242 guest rooms, two restaurants and a bar with a terrace, a Precor fitness centre, swimming pool and spa, the hotel will welcome guests with the caring, hospitable characteristics of the...
Floating Through The View - Memories & Commissions Are Made Selling River Cruises
Mar 25, 2011
Pick a city: Prague? Porto? Paris? St. Petersburg? Now imagine staying on a luxurious riverboat right in the heart of town. That’s one of the best parts, among many, of river cruising. Another best part? You unpack just once, yet you visit several destinations – perhaps even countries – before...
Europe Report
Oct 5, 2010
Join Blue Badge Tourist Guides on a walking tour of the newly constructed 2012 Olympic Park. The tour showcases the transformation of the 2012 area and describes plans for the games, views of iconic buildings and a glimpse of what’s to come. Tours last 90 minutes and start at Bromley...
Dream A Little Dream - Carnival's Largest Ship Weighs Anchor
Aug 13, 2010
The largest Carnival Cruise Lines ship ever constructed, the 3,646-passenger Carnival Dream debuted September 21, with a host of innovations. Features include Ocean Plaza, a stunning indoor/outdoor café and entertainment venue; the most elaborate children’s facilities at sea, including a huge Carnival WaterWorks aqua park; “scenic whirlpools” that extend over...
Voyages of Discovery - Small-ship cruising from the Arctic Circle to the Mississippi River
Aug 4, 2010
As the old saying goes, “big things come in small packages”. It certainly holds true for cruising. Small-ship cruising is becoming increasingly popular with travellers looking for “up close and personal” experiences and personalized service. Whether they are searching for a relaxing, luxurious cruise along the Mississippi or for an...
Close Encounters - Small Ship Cruising And Rail Travel In Alaska
Jun 28, 2010
Spectacular scenery, rich cultural heritage, breath-taking adventure opportunities – Alaska has it all. The best way to see and experience all Alaska has to offer is to dive right in. And one of easiest ways to do that is to travel by small ship or rail.
Survey Says - Families Give Cruising Top Marks
Jun 28, 2010
Families take cruises and they cruise often because the price is right, the value for money spent is outstanding and the cruise experience offers unique advantages over comparably priced land-based vacations. Those are the conclusions to be drawn from a just released online survey of more than 1,000 households by...
MSC Commits To Venice
Jun 25, 2010
MSC Cruises will reinforce its presence in the port of Venice in 2009 with three ships – MSC Poesia, MSC Musica and MSC Armonia – sailing seven-night itineraries to the eastern Mediterranean from April to October.
Past & Present - Combine Modern Attractions & Ancient Traditions On An Egyptian Itinerary
Jun 24, 2010
For centuries, indeed millennia, Egypt has attracted visitors to its historic, religious and sybaritic attractions. Monuments to ancient rulers, tempting beaches and centuries of spa traditions are waiting to be discovered. And there are more modern pursuits, too. 4-wheel expeditions to desert oases, shopping for designer fashions and fabulous golf...
Explorers' Footsteps
May 1, 2010
Cruise West’s seven-night River Voyage of Discovery traces the route of explorers Lewis and Clark along two of the West’s mightiest rivers...
Disney Cruise Line
Nov 1, 2009
For the first-time ever, Disney Cruise Line will offer Alaskan cruises during a four-month season of seven-night sailings aboard the Disney Wonder in summer 2011. Departing out of Vancouver, the Disney Wonder will sail a total of 18 seven-night cruises to Alaska calling on Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan.
Carnival Cruise Lines
Nov 1, 2009
From the introduction of the largest “Fun Ship” ever constructed to the first year-round cruise program from Charleston, S.C., and significant capacity increases from Mobile, Ala., and New Orleans, Carnival Cruise Lines has a number of exciting developments on tap for the coming year.
Selling On The High Cs - Big Commissions Await The Intrepid Cruise Counsellor
Nov 1, 2009
Selling cruises and generating high commissions means you will, as a front line travel counsellor, face one too many competitive stalls, squalls, storms and hurricanes. Alongside these trading hiccups you’ll also be tested by economic peaks and valleys, plus a variety of piratical practices under the guise of terrorism. To...