Cruise News - August 2012

Cruise news and cruise travel news in August 2012 – the updates are right here at Prow’s Edge Cruise Magazine


Silversea CruisesAugust 28 - 2012 : Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines shows different ways to celebrate special occassions

Taking a cruise has always been the ideal way to celebrate any special event in life – it is the easiest and mot fun way to highlight any special occassion, from that landmark birthday, special anniversary or even early retirement. Mindful of these many special occasions, Fred. Olsen offers a choice of packages for guests with something extra to celebrate.

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August 24 - 2012 : AmaWaterways Labelled as “Best River Cruise Line”

AmaWaterways has been named as the “Best River Cruise Line” by Virtuoso ® who consistently offers insider access to luxury travel. All winners of the annual awards were voted on by Virtuoso agents and recognized as the best suppliers in luxury travel for 2012.  

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Princess CruisesAugust 20 - 2012 : Princess Cruises Ceremony Introduces New Royal Princess

Princess Cruises’ newest ship, Royal Princess, reached a significant construction milestone today when the vessel was “floated out” at its building dock at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. A traditional ceremony marked the occasion, which was highlighted by a participant with a unique tie to the ship and the unveiling of a special ship’s bell.

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Holland America LineAugust 14 - 2012 : Maine Urges Visiting Cruise Lines to Buy Local Lobster – Holland America Signs On – by Greg Latimer

A Congresswoman from Maine is urging cruise ships to treat their passengers to a fresh lobster dinner when they stop at cruise ports in the “vacationland state”.

Holland America was the first cruise line to step up on Tues., Aug. 14 and agree to “embark” tasty local lobsters in Bar Harbor (Maine) for the purpose of cooking them up and serving them to passengers for dinner.

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AMAWaterwaysAugust 13 - 2012 : American Queen Steamboat Company Revives River ChristmasTraditions

In preparation for the holidays, the American Queen Steamboat Company is planning cruises complete with Cajun and Creole Christmas traditions onboard.

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Holland America LineAugust 3 - 2012 : Seven Holland America Line Ships Offer New Itineraries in Europe in 2013

Following our blog about Holland America Line offering more cruises to Alaska in 2013, at, comes more news about new and expanded Holland America Line itineraries for 2013.

In fact, in summer 2013, Holland America Line itineraries showcase seven ships sailing to and around Europe in 2013 to Europe and features seven maiden ports of call.

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