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The Latest News In Cruising

Cruise lines have also been using this pause to dream up new itineraries, introduce innovative onboard features, and get long-awaited ships ready for their maiden voyages. With cruise bookings in demand – and the high likelihood that ships will resume sailing at limited capacities for a while, It's not too early to start planning!

Here's The Latest!

New Ocean Liners

Princess CruisesEnchanted Princess is set to debut in May on a series of Mediterranean voyages. At more than 1,000 square feet each, the private balconies on the ship’s Sky Suites will officially be the largest at sea. Royal Caribbean’s new Odyssey of the Seas will also call on the Med in late spring, and Viking CruisesViking Venus is scheduled to make its maiden voyage there later this summer. Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages will finally get its party started later this year, when the Scarlet Lady sails from Miami.

New Yachts

The pandemic delayed The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s 2020 launch, but the line is ready to introduce cruisers to the 298-passenger Evrima in May. We’re excited for S.E.A., the ship’s onboard restaurant helmed by chef Sven Elverfeld of the three-Michelin-starred Aqua in Germany. Late last year, three Windstar Cruises yachts – the Star Breeze, Star Legend, and Star Pride – were cut in half and lengthened as part of the line’s $250 million fleetwide refurbishment. They’ll be back in action in 2021.

New Itineraries Including:

Alaska. We recommend planning ahead for this one: Expedition line Hurtigruten will bring its ships to the Last Frontier for the first time in 2022. An 18-day, round-trip-from-Vancouver, B.C. Inside Passage sailing on the 530-passenger Roald Amundsen includes stops in ten Alaskan ports, plus plenty of glacier encounters and wildlife-viewing opps.

Antarctica.Abercrombie & Kent’s new 15-day Antarctica itinerary revolves completely around the total solar eclipse taking place in the Southern Hemisphere on December 4, 2021. Beyond exploring the White Continent, passengers will witness the eclipse from the 199-passenger Le Lyrial’s prime perch near the South Orkney Islands, which sits within the path of totality.

Burgundy, France.Belmond Afloat in France's barges are small – holding only 4-to-12 passengers each – which makes them appealing for travelers looking to charter an entire vessel. New seven-day customizable itineraries in Burgundy can include bike rides in Beune, onboard yoga sessions, and a visit to British sculptor Paul Day’s studio in Dijon. Reach out to me for details!

Egypt. As part of a repositioning journey from Asia to the Mediterranean in 2022, Star Clippers’ 227-passenger Star Clipper will embark on a one-time, 11-day Suez Canal voyage in April 2022. After departing from Safaga, Egypt, and transiting the canal, passengers will call on Port Said and Alexandria, Egypt, and visit four Greek isles before arriving in Athens.

Galápagos Islands. Silversea Cruises plans to launch 157 new itineraries over the next two years, including new maiden calls in the Galápagos Islands on the 100-passenger Silver Origin, a ship built exclusively for use in this pristine South American archipelago. Cruisers will be able to search for iguanas on Santa Fe island and snorkel with green sea turtles off the coast of Isabela and Fernandina islands.

Greece. Sign us up for Azamara’s new deep-dive Greece voyages, please. Launching in May, the eight-day, round-trip-from-Athens sailings on the 702-passenger Azamara Pursuit include stops in five Greek ports, including iconic favorites Santorini and Mykonos, plus less-trafficked Patmos, Rhodes, and Heraklion.

Latvia. Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ 750-passenger Seven Seas Splendor will be the very first cruise ship to call on Liepaja, Latvia, during a 13-day Stockholm-to-London voyage in September. Passengers will have a day for disembarking to exploring the Baltic resort town, which is best known for its welcoming beaches and art nouveau architecture.


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