After successful exploration runs in 2013 and 2015 the Dutch polar cruise company Oceanwide Expeditions has announced two new expeditions to the Ross Sea in 2017. The ice-strengthened vessel “Ortelius” will be accommodated with helicopters for the two Antarctica cruises, sailing from the South-American continent to the Antarctic Peninsula, crossing the Polar Circle, further west to Peter I Island, sailing in the Bellingshausen sea along the ice-edge of “deep Antarctica” into the Ross Sea. The voyage continues to the uninhabited sub-Antarctic Campbell Island and ends after 32 days in New Zealand. The second cruise offers the same itinerary, but in reverse.
The Ross Sea Challenge
The Ross Sea region of Antarctica has always presented a dream but also a challenge to visit to explorers. The Ross Ice Shelf prevents a full seasonal operation and distances are enormous. Apart from the extremes, landing sites are still difficult to reach. “With the advantages of the “Ortelius” in combination with the use of helicopters, our travelers are having some great opportunities exploring Antarctica’s most fascinating sites”, says CEO Michel van Gessel.
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MSC Cruises, the largest privately-owned cruise company in the world, announced today that the first of its next generation “Seaside” class of ships – set to debut in November 2017 – will be named MSC Seaside and sail year-round from Miami to the Caribbean.
In addition, MSC Cruises announced that its Miami-based cruise operations will benefit from a newly renovated and expanded dedicated berth and terminal at PortMiami – a testament to the company’s growing ambitions in the North American market and to providing guests with the best service possible.
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For the first time in Crystal Cruises’ history, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will each embark on World Cruises in 2018 – offering travelers four separate global itineraries aboard the award-winning ships.
The concurrent world cruise routes for 2018 begin in January, with both ships simultaneously arriving in Sydney on February 17. This rare meeting allows the exciting opportunity to combine the itineraries of the two ships, as guests can switch vessels for a new odyssey. Ranging from 97 to 129 days, the innovative voyages will travel to a combined 111 destinations in 45 countries, featuring 16 maiden calls and 50 overnights. During the ship’s rendezvous in Sydney, full World Cruise guests will be treated to a spectacular gala celebration.
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More than 30 years after the cult
television series The Love Boat filmed a special Australia episode in
Sydney, the show's popular Captain Stubing has released a fun video
about his latest tour Down Under, revealing he still loves to be at the
helm. With his visit timed to coincide with the romance
around St Valentine's Day, actor Gavin MacLeod, who played Captain
Stubing on the popular 70's show, visited Australia and New Zealand in
February, to renew the wedding vows of more than 30 local couples
onboard the Australian-based Sun Princess. The new video
captures highlights of Gavin's visit to Sydney and Auckland, including
his role as 'celebrant' at the wedding vow renewal ceremony as well as
his cruise across the Tasman Sea onboard Sun Princess with Gavin having
a little trouble adjusting to his new role as a guest, rather than the
captain, onboard the modern Love Boat. Speaking after his
tour, Gavin said he had fond memories of The Love Boat's time down
under in 1981, and he was delighted to revisit Sydney this year to
renew local couples' vows and again in Auckland. Connect with Princess: http://www.facebook.com/PrincessCruises http://www.twitter.com/PrincessCruises http://www.google.com/+PrincessCruises http://www.pinterest.com/PrincessCruises http://www.instagram.com/PrincessCruises
As athletes from around the globe prepare to compete in this winter’s biggest international event, Royal Caribbean International is set to kick-off a competition of its own. The cruise line has enlisted three world-class athletes best known for their abilities in warm-weather sports – U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas, British diver Tom Daley and Australian swimmer, Ian Thorpe – to put a tropical twist on cold-weather sports favorites, and compete in an epic battle – The Caribbean Cup Challenge – onboard Allure of the Seas.
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Royal Caribbean Cruise owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. This is the Norwegian and American cruise line based in Miami, Florida. Royal Caribbean Cruise provides the best facilities and services for visitors and staff.
Royal Caribbean International – the cruise line known for pushing the limits of what’s possible at sea with industry-leading ship design, amenities, programming and activities – has teamed up with athlete and adventurer Dhani Jones to create a game plan for active cruising onboard its newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, when she launches from the New York area in November 2014. As Quantum Experience Advisor for Sports and Fitness, Jones is the latest celebrity expert to suit up for the cruise line’s Quantum Experience Advisors program, whose roster also includes interior designer and HGTV-star Genevieve Gorder. Royal Caribbean is documenting the creative process with both Jones and Gorder and fans can tune in to RoyalCaribbean.com/QuantumoftheSeas to follow their progress.
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Dancing aficionados and fans of the hit ABC television show “Dancing with the Stars” can join professional dancers Kym Johnson and Tristan MacManus, along with actress and former celebrity participant Sabrina Bryan, on the Jan. 5, 2014, “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” theme cruise and the Jan. 12 Champions Cruise. Both seven-day Caribbean cruises are onboard ms Nieuw Amsterdam.
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Celebrate New Year’s Eve onboard a spectacular fireworks cruise on Sydney Harbour. Sydney Showboats were specifically built for quality dining and entertaining on Sydney Harbour. These fabulous party cruises will ensure that you really bring in the New Year with a bang.
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Dine onboard the prestigious Magistic cruising restaurant and experience spectacular Sydney Harbour by night, in uncompromised luxury. Start your evening with a stroll on the outer decks and enjoy your favourite drink from the bar.
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