Princess Announces 2017 Inaugural European Sailings of Majestic Princess

Princess Cruises Announces 2017 Inaugural European Sailings of Majestic Princess
Season Features Longer Stays and Overnights in Mediterranean and Northern Europe

Debuting in April 2017, Majestic Princess sets sail on maiden European sailings in the Mediterranean.

Princess Cruises announced today its 2017 cruise vacations to Europe, including the inaugural sailings of the line’s newest ship Majestic Princess. The season features six ships sailing to 119 destinations from the corners of the Mediterranean to the northernmost tip of Europe.

Guests can choose from 64 unique itineraries on 153 cruise departures, visiting 27 countries. Debuting in April 2017, Majestic Princess first sets sail on maiden European sailings with five- to 28-day Mediterranean voyages from Barcelona, Athens and Rome.

“Princess is known for offering the best cruise itineraries around the globe and our 2017 Europe season is sure to inspire our guests with our newest and largest ships in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “We’re especially excited to debut Majestic Princess in the Mediterranean before she officially sails to Asia for her maiden China cruise season.”

Princess now offers the More Ashore program, crafting the line’s newest itineraries to give guests more opportunities to experience the color, culture and flavors of the region in 2017. With port calls offering more time ashore with either late night departures (9pm or later), an overnight, or a two-day experience, travelers can see the sights during the day and then experience the nightlife of select destinations in the evening. Highlights of the More Ashore program in Europe include overnights in Dublin and St. Petersburg on select sailings, as well as late evening stays in more than 15 countries.

All 2017 Europe sailings open for bookings on Thursday, December 3, 2015.

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Experience More of the Med with “Italy’s Finest.”


A Unique Italian Lifestyle! As authentic as the sun rises each morning, Costa’s genuine spirit greets all Guests with a warm, friendly vitality… Italian hospitality. Aboard the Costa Fascinosa, begin every new day looking forward to the marvelous adventure that lies ahead. Costa’s award winning Med destinations come to life when you choose a professionally led Shore Excursion. Imagine visiting the most magnificent art and architecture in Barcelona, including Gaudi’s masterpieces, Sagrada Familia to name one. From Naples, visit the historical city of Pompeii, where you will witness the relics of ancient times, dating back nearly 2000 years. Or you may the choose to board a hydrofoil for your visit to romantic Capri, with its rugged coastline, magnificent grottos, and lofty cliffs… and vibrant colors beyond comprehension. Now, choose to explore more of the Med with Costa’s Shore Excursions using your FREE Onboard Credit.**

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Hyatt Ziva Cancun

The Evolution of All-Inclusive has arrived with an incredible new resort in the most coveted location in Cancun: a spectacularly scenic peninsula surrounded on three sides by turquoise seas. Inspired by the beauty of the destination and Mayan influences, you’ll find shades of brilliant blue that stretch from the sparkling infinity pools to the azure ocean. Swim-ups, authentic cuisine, and Service from the Heart™ are just a few of the many delights awaiting guests of all ages.
Highlights Include:

  • All accommodations feature private balconies
  • Floating swim-up suites in Ziva Sky Swim-up Oceanfront Master Rooms
  • Unlimited dining options with a la carte restaurants, gourmet buffets, cafes, lounges, traveling food carts and 24-hour in-room dining
  • Private piers perfect for candlelight dinners on the beach
  • Microbrewery with home-made artisan beer and onsite brew master
  • Three infinity pools, including an adults-only pool
  • KidZ Club with water park and treehouse

For More Information, contact your travel agent, visit or call 800.720.0051
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There’s still time to put some Happy in the Holidays with Vacations from Pleasant Holidays!


Space is still available for holiday travel to Pleasant Holidays’ most popular destinations. Create a celebration that gathers the entire family under one roof in a luxury villa in Hawaii, or at an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean or Mexico, complete with sun, sand and all the trimmings. Book travel to Europe on a scenic river cruise to see the world-famous Christmas markets and visit quaint villages decked out for the season.
Looking for something closer to home? Pleasant Holidays knows where rooms are available at top hotels coast to coast, from Miami to Seattle, Boston to San Diego. Trust their experts to help you create a complete vacation package, with airfare on all major airlines, resort accommodations, car rentals, transfers, tours and more.
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Fine-tuned Private Enclaves – Restyled Britannia Staterooms on Queen Mary 2


As part of the multi-million dollar refit of flagship Queen Mary 2 in Summer 2016, the Britannia Club, Britannia single staterooms, and half of the Britannia Balcony staterooms will be refreshed with a new look and feel.
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Britannia Club guests enjoy a pillow concierge menu, as well as single-seating dining in the Britannia Club restaurant.

  • The refit will see the addition of 30 Britannia Club staterooms to Deck 13, as well as a comprehensive refurbishment of all pre-existing Britannia Club cabins.
  • Refreshed designs will include softer colour tones to enhance the feeling of space, as well as new contemporary carpet patterns inspired by the geometric diamond designs seen on the original Queen Mary.


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Take a Different Winter Vacation


Between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans lies Panama, a country where bustling cities surround Spanish ruins, and rainforests cradle luxury resorts. And let’s not forget the climate…it’s warm. Leave the low temperatures and ice-covered roads behind for a tropical destination, one where you:

  • Traverse the Panama Canal through two locks aboard the Pacific Queen and learn about this engineering marvel.
  • Travel by dugout canoe to an Emberá village and learn about their traditional indigenous culture.
  • Enjoy three relaxing nights in a deluxe river view room – complete with balcony and hammock – at Gamboa Rainforest Resort.
  • Soak up the delightful atmosphere, recharging yourself in a most desirable climate!

Our incredible Discover Panama, is 9 days and starts at $1699*
Offering breathtaking scenery, a large selection of local wildlife, and immersive cultural experiences, this trip will not only warm your hands, it’ll warm your heart.
Space is filling quickly! Don’t miss the opportunity to leave winter behind by joining Collette on this fantastic tour.
For your free brochure, visit or call Collette at 855-370-8687.
*Rates are per person, land only, double occupancy

Princess Cruises Creates New Video Series with Chef Curtis Stone

Chef Curtis Stone and SHARE

Princess Cruises has created a new video series with renowned award-winning chef and restaurateur Curtis Stone, sharing his vision behind SHARE, the recently announced, all-new specialty restaurant that encourages connecting with others over a deliciously prepared meal. Leading up to the restaurant debut in December aboard Ruby Princess and Emerald Princess, the SHARE Video Series reveals his inspiration behind this one-of-a-kind culinary experience, available exclusively aboard Princess Cruises, plus a few fun surprises.

The eight-part SHARE Video Series, rolling out over the next two months, also highlights Chef Stone’s favorite ingredient, a special recipe, his personal culinary journey and his love of travel. The series can be found here:

“Our guests are so excited about our new partnership with Chef Stone and there is great anticipation leading up to the debut of SHARE next month,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “The new SHARE Video Series offers a close look at Chef Stone’s inspiration and will help viewers get to know the accomplished chef behind our newest specialty restaurant.”

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Incredible Caribbean escapes with Sandals® Resorts!



Set on idyllic tropical isles, Sandals® Resorts in the Caribbean offer the ultimate Luxury Included Vacation for two people in love. These spectacular resorts in Jamaica, Antigua, Saint Lucia, the Bahamas, Grenada and Barbados are devoted entirely to making every moment perfect. Best of all, everything is included, so you can focus on what’s truly important: each other.
A Luxury Included Vacations includes anytime snacks at beachside grills, all meals and Gourmet Discovery Dining options; unlimited premium spirits; luxurious accommodations; nightly entertainment; water sports and unlimited scuba diving for certified divers; basketball, tennis, and championship golf (at select locations); use of fitness center and all amenities; airport transfers for top-tier suites, tips, Wi-Fi, resort taxes and more. Ask about New Sandals WeddingMoons.
Plus, the experts at Pleasant Holidays make booking your complete Sandals Luxury Included vacation package easy, with real-time rates and availability along with everything you need – flights, accommodations, activities and more – in one convenient location.
Find the vacation you want at a price you’ll love with savings from the experts at Pleasant Holidays.
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Announcing Cunard 2016 Special Event Cruises


Transatlantic Fashion Week on Queen Mary 2c Westbound Transatlantic Crossing
7 nights – 1 Sep 2016 – M616B
Join our luxurious flagship for a glamorous array of fashion shows, exhibitions, hosted dinners and more, arriving into New York for the start of New York Fashion Week. Special guests include fashion designer Dame Zandra Rhodes, historian Colin McDowell MBE, and creator of New York Fashion Week, Fern Mallis. Emerging ‘new faces’ from Storm modelling agency will showcase Zandra Rhodes’ designs and collections from post-graduates at the Royal College of Art.
British Isles Culinary Discovery on Queen Elizabeth
12 nights – 23 Jun 2016 – Q609
Cunard is pleased to bring together Queen Elizabeth’s expert Chefs and Sommeliers along with reputable names and producers from the world of gastronomy – including Charles Sichel of Maison Sichel and Jilly Goolden, English Wine Critic and UK Television personality.
Enjoy a Chateau Palmer Master Class with a wine tasting and blending workshop and an exclusive dinner with vertical wine tasting and food pairing. In each port of call guests can immerse themselves in culinary delights including visits to the famous distilleries of Bombay Sapphire gin and Glenmorangie whisky.
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Celebration is in the Air! First Anniversary Congratulations Costa Diadema!


Costa Diadema, Queen of the Med, has earned her title, she represents the best of Italian culture, lifestyle and hospitality as she sails to some of the most beautiful ports in the Western Med. From gastronomy, shopping and entertainment to the design and artworks found onboard, you will be met with sheer delight. Some special onboard features include:
The Promenade- nearly 550 yards where Guests may enjoy strolling in the sun with spectacular sea views, interconnected with bars and restaurants, emulating an Italian seaside town.
Special gathering places. The Vinoteca Gran Duca di Toscana (wine house) 80 labels from over 50 Italian wineries; the Dresden Green Pub (beer house) offers bottled and draught beers by Italian and foreign brands, including homemade types from Italian breweries; Bar Bollicine featuring sparkling treats- Prosecco, Spumante, and Champagne. These are just a few.
Entertainment in Costa style. Country Rock Club featuring legendary Classic Rock music; Star Laser with interactive laser games; 4D Cinema involving all five senses; Grand Prix race car simulator; Emerald Theater featuring lively and entertaining productions, and much more!

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