Cruise Roundup


Crystal Symphony
Crystal Symphony in Capetown.


How Fitting: Crystal’s Fitness Itinerary

Crystal Cruises is offering cruisers the chance to make their sea legs a bit more shapely. Crystal Symphony’s December 5 Mexican Riviera itinerary, which will call at Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan, will have a Mind, Body & Spirit theme with onboard specialists in Pilates, yoga, Tai Chi and more. Highlight: Author and head trainer for Dr. Phil’s Ultimate Weight Loss Challenge, Robert Reames, will be on board for informative presentations and Q&A sessions. Crystal also offers complimentary options for guests seeking health and wellness, including the line’s Exclusive Walk on Water program, KinesisT Equipment, Tour de Spin Indoor Cycling Classes and acupuncture treatment.

Seven New Seabourn Journeys Added to 2011 World Cruise

The options aboard a world cruise are plenty. Seabourn Cruises just announced seven more reasons to book Seabourn Sojourn’s 111-day maiden world cruise in 2011. The multi-day packages will explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites, landmark monuments and more. Highlights include India’s Taj Mahal, the Leshan Gian Buddha in China, New Zealand’s Mount Cook National Park, a trip to the Outback in Australia, the Khmer Temples of Angkor and the Temple of Luxor in Egypt. All Seabourn Journeys packages are fully escorted and include luxury hotel accommodations, transportation, some meals and guided tours. The world cruise departs Los Angeles on January 5 and visits a total of 49 ports. Shorter segments from 16 to 69 days are also available.

Silversea Launches New Website

Silversea launched a new website at the end of September, which, along with many robust features, is very inviting for travel advisors. Here’s the scoop on the new tools: a new travel agent finder allows prospective Silversea cruisers to find a travel agent more easily; the deck plan tool gives virtual tours of the Silversea fleet; new interactive maps display detailed port information related to a particular voyage; there are new social media sharing tools such as a “Share This” widgit on every page that allows agents to post content to Facebook, Twitter and blogs; and there is a new Prince Albert II microsite that contains videos of Prince Albert II in Antarctica and the Arctic and gives travel advisors the ability to review expedition leader bios and search for voyages by expedition leader.

Cunard’s Hawaii Campaign

A Penthouse Suite
A Penthouse Suite on Cunard’s Queen Victoria.

In late January 2011, as part of Queen Victoria’s Americas Season, Cunard Line will offer guests the opportunity to experience “The New Golden Age of Ocean Travel” with cruises to the islands of Hawaii. The Hawaiian Adventure cruises depart roundtrip from Los Angeles on January 30 and again on February 17, with visits to Hilo (Hawaii), Honolulu (Oahu), Nawiliwili (Kauai) and Lahaina (Maui), as well as a quick visit to Ensenada (Mexico). Additionally, guests sailing on the February 17 voyage will enjoy a special Cunard Insights program presented by Rona Barrett, who is often recognized as the “first lady of entertainment news.” Queen Victoria will spend more time on the west coast in winter 2011, after coming off Cunard’s Royal Rendezvous in New York—where all three Queens will be docked on January 13.

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