Cruise News - January 2012

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


Windstar Cruises and new Shore excursionsJanuary 29 - 2012 :
Abercrombie & Kent looks forward to An Arctic Cruise Adventur: Polar Bear Country cruise in July 2013

Abercrombie & Kent expedition team aboard MV 'Le Boreal' is organizing a firsthand look at the natural wonderland of the High Arctic and Norway’s Svalbard archipelago on An Arctic Cruise Adventure: Polar Bear Country in July 2013.

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Photo: Abercrombie & Kent

“The sleek, stylish and stable design of ‘Le Boreal’ makes a polar voyage much more appealing to those who might not have considered such a demanding journey before,” explains Bob Simpson, Vice President Product Planning and Business Development at Abercrombie & Kent USA, LLC. “Changing weather conditions have opened up areas that few visitors have ever seen.”

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January 22 - 2012
: Carnival Corporation & plc announces an extensive review of safety and emergency responses in all cruise lines of the company

Cruise lines of the Carnival Corporation include Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn in North America; P&O Cruises, and Cunard Line in the United Kingdom; AIDA in Germany; Costa Cruises in Southern Europe; Iberocruceros in Spain; and P&O Cruises in Australia

Following the tragic Costa Concordia accident, Carnival Corporation & plc, parent company of Costa Cruises and nine leading cruise lines around the world, today announced a comprehensive audit and review of all safety and emergency response procedures across all of the company’s cruise lines.

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Silversea CruisesJanuary 20- 2012 : Crystal Cruises new quick embarkation proceedure brings guests on board far more quickly than before

Crystal Cruises, known for its ultra-hands-on service, announces a first-of-its kind check-in process that eases embarkation procedures for all guests. Effective today in every Crystal embarkation port, “Crystal Fast-Track Check-In” eliminates 100% of ship check-in procedures in port terminal waiting areas, transitioning guests from dock security to the Six-Star comfort of Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity lounges.

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Costa Cruises - Costa RomanticaJanuary 16 - 2012 : Carnival Corporation & plc issues a statement regarding the Costa Concord disaster off the western coast of Italy

"This statement is from Carnival Corporation & plc in Miami, FL. Carnival Corporation & plc is the parent company of Costa Cruises.

On January 13, 2012, Costa Cruises’ vessel, the Costa Concordia, departed from Civitavecchia, Italy with approximately 3,200 passengers and 1,000 crew members on a seven-day voyage. At approximately 10:00pm CET, the vessel struck rock off the coast of Isola del Giglio, Italy and sustained significant damage causing the ship to list severely. The order was given to abandon ship and deploy the lifeboats.

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Costa Cruises - Costa RomanticaJanuary 14 - 2012 : Costa Cruises disaster with the Costa Concordia off the western coast of Italy

It has never been the role of Prow’s Edge Cruise Magazine to dwell on the nasty events that sometimes happen to some cruise ships and cruise passengers. In fact, considering the huge number of cruise ships departing everyday from a huge number of ports all over the world, it is astonishing that there are not more such events to report on.

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Costa Cruises - Costa RomanticaJanuary 13 - 2012 : Cunard Line Offers Special Offer Savings of up to $1,600 per Stateroom

Those looking to experience a Cunard luxury cruise vacation exploring the historic wonders of the Mediterranean, Northern Europe’s uniquely dramatic landscapes, or the timeless adventure of the line’s signature trans-Atlantic cruise can now enjoy significant savings on select cruises with the 2012 Feel Famous Sale. With savings of up to $1,600 on balcony staterooms, experiencing these sought-after itineraries in distinctive Cunard style is even more accessible than ever.

To see more about Cunard Line Cruises special cruise offers click here at Prow's Edge Cruise Magazine

Holland America LineJanuary 12 - 2012 : Cruises travellers with MSC Cruises are tempted to ‘Move Up in the World’
with Free Upgrades

Guests on select MSC Cruises’ sailings can enjoy the ever-changing vistas with a free upgrade from an interior to a balcony stateroom.

With the “Move Up in the World” promotion offering during the cruise industry’s traditional “Wave Season,” rates on select 7-night Caribbean cruises start at $629 and rates on select 7-night European cruises start at $669. Guests can also upgrade from an interior to a balcony stateroom on all Fantasia- and Musica-class ships and from interior to oceanview on Lirica-class and MSC Opera. All rates are cruise-only, per person, double occupancy; government fees and taxes are additional.

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Holland America LineJanuary 08 - 2012 : Norwegian Cruise Line introduces new youth program and improved facilities for family fun

To better meet the needs of the growing family vacation market, Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that it is revitalizing its current youth program and will implement a new best in class program fleet wide. The re-branded program will be introduced on Norwegian Gem in mid-February and will be rolled out to all of the line’s Freestyle Cruising® ships subsequently.

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Silversea CruisesJanuary 6 - 2012 : SeaDream Yachts releases new brochure for 2012 and 2013

SeaDream Yacht Club has just released its newly-designed, glossy, 64-page Brochure reflecting SeaDream’s yachting lifestyle and featuring the 2012/2013 voyage schedule, destination information, pricing and a comprehensive look at the chic, twin, 344 feet/104 meter vessels, SeaDream I & SeaDream I.

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Windstar Cruises and new Shore excursionsJanuary 05 - 2012 : Oceania Cruises Introduces more Than a Thousand New Tours and Excursions.

Oceania Cruises is introducing more than 1,000 new tours and excursion packages that allow guests to custom design their destination experience and enjoy significant savings. This product enhancement is in addition to previously announced new beverage packages. Both constitute the third phase of the line’s ongoing Pillars of Distinction initiative.

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Windstar Cruises and new Shore excursionsJanuary 03 - 2012 : Two-For-One Fares on Caribbean Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises, which operates a fleet of three luxury sailing yachts that explore hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world’s most treasured destinations, announces two-for-one fares starting from $1,399 per person, based on double occupancy, on select 2012 Caribbean voyages when booked by February 24, 2012.

See more about the Windstar Cruises in the Caribbean for 2012 here at Prow's Edge Cruise Magazine

Princess CruisesJanuary 02 - 2012 : Travel Weekly Names Princess Cruises “Best Cruise Line in Alaska”

Princess Cruises has once again received top honors as the “Best Cruise Line in Alaska” in the annual Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards. This marks the fifth year in a row, and the eighth time, that the company has been recognized with this distinction by the respected magazine’s travel agent readers for its Alaska cruises and cruisetours.

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