Cruise News - April 2010

Cruise news and cruise travel news in April 2010 – the updates are right here at Prow’s Edge Cruise Magazine

In April 2010, the crew aboard Prow's Edge sifted through the press releases from and about the cruise lines and cruise ports to find the latest news about cruises – from new South America cruises from Royal Caribbean International and upgrades onboard the cruise ships of Holland America Line to cruise news of the new Costa Romantica, and Windstar Cruises winning the “2010 Cruise Guide Award” in gastronomy

This archive paints a picture of cruise news that was current in April 2010.

If it happened in the world of cruising in April 2010 – you will read about it here.

Royal Caribbean International 2011 and 2012 southern Caribbean and South America Cruises April 30, 2010: ROYAL CARIBBEAN ANNOUNCES 2011-12 SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN AND SOUTH AMERICA CRUISES AND CRUISETOURS

Royal Caribbean International today announced the cruise line’s 2011-12 Southern Caribbean deployment and Mariner of the Seas’ South America circumnavigation cruises. Serenade of the Seas will sail its eighth consecutive season in the Southern Caribbean from San Juan, Puerto Rico, where Adventure of the Seas also will return for winter 2011-12. Vacationers also can choose from two sailings in January 2011 aboard Mariner of the Seas, which combined,circumnavigates the South American continent, or the Royal Caribbean Machu Picchu Adventure Cruisetour, which combines a sailing aboard Mariner of the Seas with a five-night escorted land tour itinerary. In total, the three ships will offer 73 sailings on 19 distinct itineraries that include 25 unique ports of call. Bookings for these 2011-12 sailings are open today.

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Viking River Cruises 2011 itineraries

In conjunction with the launch of its 2011 River Cruise Atlas™, Viking River Cruises, the world’s leading river cruise line, announced the introduction of a brand-new itinerary along the Danube River in Eastern Europe.

The Passage to Eastern Europe itinerary features an 8-day cruise along the scenic Danube River with stops in five different Eastern European countries—Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania—plus 2 nights in Budapest and 1 night in Bucharest.

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Costa Cruises and the maiden voyage of the Costa Romantica April 27, 2010: COSTA ROMANTICA CELEBRATES MAIDEN CALL TO HONG KONG – Europe’s Number One Cruise Line Deploys Larger Ship to Asia, Reinforcing Commitment to Region

Costa Cruises, Europe’s number one cruise line, increased its passenger capacity in Asia on April 24 as the Costa Romantica celebrated her maiden call to Hong Kong with her high-flying Italian flag and iconic yellow funnel.

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Holland America Line’s ms Statendam departed Fort Lauderdale, Fla., April 11 for a 14-day southern Caribbean voyage, fresh from a stem-to-stern, multi-million dollar Signature of Excellence dry dock at Freeport, Bahamas. The 1,260-guest ship received a host of new facilities and features including new stateroom furnishings and bathroom upgrades; Canaletto, a complimentary Italian eatery; the sophisticated Showroom at Sea; and the stylish lounge called Mix, which combines three distinct bars into one area. The refurbishment enhances Holland America Line’s premium vacation experience for guests as part of the company’s $525 million Signature of Excellence fleet-wide program.

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new AMA Waterways Privilege Loyalty Program April 13, 2010: AMAWATERWAYS INTRODUCES NEW PRIVILEGE LOYALTY PROGRAM

Award-winning river cruise line AMAWATERWAYS is proud to introduce “AMAWATERWAYS Privilege,” its new loyalty program launching with the 2010 sailing season. The Privilege program applies to all vessels in the AMAWATERWAYS fleet. The new “Privilege” program will acknowledge loyal guests with three different reward levels: Blue, Silver and Gold. Each is designed to reward the guest’s ongoing loyalty to AMAWATERWAYS, the fastest-growing and most amenity-filled river cruise line in the river cruise industry.

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Hapag-Lloyd in the NOrthwest Passage and Kamchatka April 08, 2010: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Offers Once-In-A-Lifetime Voyages to the Northwest Passage and Kamchatka

The only 5-star (according to the 2010 Berlitz Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships) expedition vessel in the world, the MS HANSEATIC will be offering two of the last great unexplored routes in the world, the Northwest Passage and Kamchatka this year. Both routes, rarely traveled by cruise ships, offer a luxury cruise experience and a once in a lifetime adventure.

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Windstar Cruises wins Cruise Guide Gastronomy Award
April 07, 2010: Windstar’s Wind Surf Wins Cruise Guide Gastronomy Award

Windstar Cruises, which operates a three-ship fleet of luxury yachts that explore hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world’s most treasured destinations, won the “2010 Cruise Guide Award” in gastronomy elected by public voters who have sailed on Wind Surf and presented by e-hoi during the ITB Conference in Berlin, Germany.

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Azamara Club Cruises
April 01, 2010: AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES’ INTRODUCES EXOTIC, EXTENSIVE 2011-12 ITINERARY LINEUP - New series includes more overnight stays, late-night stays and first-time ports

Azamara Club Cruises unveiled its new tagline, “You’ll love where we take you,” just three months ago, and today, it announced an itinerary lineup for 2011-12 that vividly reflects that promise. Bookings open today for the new, widely varied series of sailings in 54 countries, including visits to 174 ports. Azamara will offer overnight stays in 38 destinations, representing a 31 percent increase over the line’s prior lineup, and late-night (10 pm or later) stays in 63 locations in 2011-12, tripling that of the year prior.

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