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Regent Seven Seas Cruises orders new luxury ship

Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced today that it has entered into a definitive contract with Italy’s Fincantieri shipyard to build the most luxurious cruise ship in the era of modern cruising with delivery scheduled in summer 2016. Accommodating just…

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Silversea unveils Relais & Châteaux cooking school series for 2013

Acclaimed culinary trainer David Bilsland, a former instructor at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in London, is again set to host Silversea’s exclusive “Relais & Châteaux L’École des Chefs” interactive cooking school in 2013. On 14 ultra-luxury…

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Postcards from Tunis, Tunisia

flagceremonyWhen Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic calls on Tunis, the capital of Tunisia next year guests will be in for an amazing visual treat. The city was regarded as one of the greatest and the most affluent cities in the Islamic world. The city boasts some 700 monuments, including palaces, mosques, mausoleums, madrasas and fountains, which showcase the splendor of the past. Read for more…
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Well this name rolls off the tongue better…sort of

Le Ponant photo courtesy of Compagnie des Iles du Ponant French luxury yacht line Compagnie des Iles du Ponant has changed its name to Compagnie du Ponant. After twenty years the Marseilles-based line felt it needed to have an easier to remember and understand name for more global recognition. Yes, it’s shorter, but why not name it something people can really remember like Pepe le cruise? Read for more…
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Piracy threat causes cruise line to abandon ship in Yemen

Last week’s pirate attack on Oceania Cruises’ Nautica has the cruise industry on edge. German cruise operator Hapag-Lloyd is so concerned about a pirate attack that it unloaded passengers from the MS Columbus in Hodeidah, Yemen. Currently, MS Columbus’ officers and some crew are taking the risky voyage through the Gulf of Aden. Read for more details…

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Pirates seize luxury cruise ship off Somalia

Le Ponant photo courtesy of Compagnie des Iles du Ponant The French three-masted sailing ship Le Ponant was hijacked by pirates on Friday morning in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Somalia. The luxury ship was carrying 30 crew and no passengers. This is the same region where the Seabourn Spirit was attacked by rocket-propelled grenades in November 2005. Read for more details…

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