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[30 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

Staff writer Dan Wiencek travelled on A&K’s China, Tibet & the Yangtze. Here, he shares his account of one memorable day in a land little touched by modernity.
We set out on our first full day in Tibet eager but somewhat shaky. Being at 12,000 feet above sea level, our bodies were making do with 40% less oxygen than we were accustomed to, and even with the previous afternoon and night to acclimatize, my pulse was racing and my head stinging; climbing the three steps into the coach too quickly left …

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[29 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 13, 2015) – Princess Cruises has appointed Brian O’Connor to the role of vice president, public relations, effective June 1.  He succeeds Julie Benson who will retire May 29, after 32 years of service.  In this role, O’Connor will lead the team accountable for media relations, publicity, social media, community relations, ship introductions and special events. He will drive messaging for product and program launches and be responsible for issues management and crisis…
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[29 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

At a traditional maritime handover ceremony held earlier today at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, Carnival Cruise Line took delivery of its newest, largest and most innovative ship, the 133,500-ton Carnival Vista.
The 3,954-passenger ship will reposition to Trieste, Italy, where it will depart on its maiden voyage May 1, kicking off a summer schedule in Europe that runs through October 2016.  Following a 13-day trans-Atlantic crossing, Carnival Vista will operate a pair of 11-day cruises from New York in November 2016 then launch year-round Caribbean service from Miami later that …

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[28 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

Embarking on an African safari is among the most epic experiences a traveller will have. With long days spent outside in rugged surroundings, it’s important to come prepared — but that doesn’t mean packing everything but the kitchen sink.
“It’s easy to spot first-timers and tourists,” admits Suzanne Teng, A&K’s Africa product manager. “They’re decked out in all the gear. The thing is, you really don’t need that much — you can probably find a lot of what you need in your closet.”

Because flights to remote locations pose weight limits and …

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[28 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

Carnival Victory scored 100 during its recent United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) inspection which took place in Port Canaveral, Fla., earlier this month.
To earn a 100 score, cruise ships must receive perfect marks on all 44 items that comprise the U.S.P.H.’s comprehensive Vessel Sanitation Program checklist. The unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice a year and required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling at a U.S. port, evaluate vessels in a wide variety of areas, including adherence to proper food handling, preparation and storage procedures, and overall …

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[28 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 15, 2015) – Princess Cruises has announced it will home port five ships to ports in Australia to sail the cruise line’s largest-ever program offering in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific for the 2016-2017 season. Princess Cruises will introduce the 3,082-guest Emerald Princess to the market, with Golden Princess returning to sail from Melbourne and Sun Princess, Sea Princess and Dawn Princess rounding out the fleet and expanding the cruise line’s in-market…
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[27 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

As we announce our 2017 expedition, take a look back at our first pioneering voyage across the Northwest Passage.
On August 20, 2015, 186 guests set out on A&K’s The Northwest Passage: From Greenland to the Bering Sea, an adventure that soon proved to be one of the most unforgettable luxury expedition cruises ever led by Abercrombie & Kent.
This was somewhat anticipated: Where most cruises turn around halfway through the Northwest Passage, A&K transited the entire length of this historic route with its outstanding Expedition Team on an exclusively chartered, 23-day …

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[27 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

 
Carnival Foundation, in partnership with the Miami HEAT NBA basketball team and the Florida Prepaid College Foundation, presented 15 South Florida students with four-year college scholarships during halftime at a Miami HEAT game earlier this week.
The students currently participate in the innovative “Carnival Scholarship & Mentoring Program” sponsored by Carnival and the Miami HEAT in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami that pairs a student with an employee mentor from Carnival’s management team. Prior to entering high school and participating in the Carnival Scholarship & Mentoring Program, …

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[26 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

SYDNEY (April 20, 2015) – Princess Cruises has announced that Dawn Princess will cruise out of dry dock in May offering Australia’s first beer and wine festivals at sea and a neat new whisky menu. As part of the multi-million refurbishment in Singapore from May 11 to 24, the Australian-based superliner will become the first ship in Princess Cruises’ worldwide fleet to offer a Beer and Wine Garden Festival experience at sea.To be held twice during every cruise of more than seven days, the new off…
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[26 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

 
 
Carnival Cruise Line, Texas’ largest cruise operator, today announced an exclusive multi-year partnership with the NFL’s Houston Texans, making Carnival the Official Cruise Line of the popular NFL franchise and expanding the line’s presence in the fast-growing Texas market.
To celebrate the partnership and the arrival of Galveston’s newest cruise ship, Carnival and the Houston Texans are hosting the “Mom’s Dash to the Splash” event aboard Carnival Breeze when it makes its Texas debut on Mother’s Day, May 8.
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and linebacker Brian Cushing will lead two …