Archive for August, 2011

Survey Said: Cruise industry enjoyed stellar 2010

Friday, August 26th, 2011
Survey Said: Cruise industry enjoyed stellar 2010

By Michael Coleman The cruise industry contributes significantly to the U.S. economy and Americans are not only increasingly aware of cruise vacations but strongly interested in either a repeat cruise or trying one for the first time, according to a recent survey. The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), a non-profit umbrella organization representing the... »

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Norwegian Jewel to play host to Blake Shelton and Friends cruise

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
Norwegian Jewel to play host to Blake Shelton and Friends cruise

By Jackie Roseboom Country music fans may want to make plans now for the inaugural Blake Shelton and Friends cruise. In just about a year, on Oct. 14, 2012, the Norwegian Jewel will sail from Miami to the Caribbean on a seven day country music cruise. Fans of Shelton’s will be able to enjoy... »

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Jade’s varied culinary mix a hit with passengers

Friday, August 5th, 2011
Jade’s varied culinary mix a hit with passengers

By Michael Coleman VENICE, ITALY, August 6, 2011 — World class dining venues abound on Norwegian Jade. That might seem surprising to some — great dining is traditionally the domain of the luxury cruise sector and not necessarily what one expects to find on a 2,402-passenger mass market vessel. Jade, however, delivers. There are... »

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Norwegian Jade epitomizes “Freestyle Cruising’’ concept

Thursday, August 4th, 2011
Norwegian Jade epitomizes “Freestyle Cruising’’ concept

By Michael Coleman EN ROUTE TO SPLIT, CROATIA, August 4, 2011 – The “Freestyle Cruising’’ concept is playing out brilliantly aboard Norwegian Jade here in the Mediterranean this summer. NCL pioneered the model over a decade ago — regimented onboard routines and set dining times would not be thrust on their passengers. It’s their... »

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Follow us this week in the Mediterranean aboard Norwegian Jade

Monday, August 1st, 2011
Follow us this week in the Mediterranean aboard Norwegian Jade

Norwegian Cruise Line’s 2,402-passenger Norwegian Jade (formerly Pride of Hawaii) embarked on a 7-night roundtrip Mediterranean journey from Venice, Italy, this past weekend. One of 11 ships in the NCL fleet, this European-based vessel will be unveiling a series of 9-day cruises from Barcelona to the Canary Islands beginning in December. Cruise News Weekly... »

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