Staying in Touch / September 2016 Issue
Cruise News & Industry Updates


Cruising to Cuba - a Real Incentive

Who wouldn’t want to be among the first to visit Cuba? Long forbidden to U.S. visitors, Cuba is now poised to become the most sought-after destination for incentive groups. Here’s an update on who’s sailing there.

Stories from Rio You Might Have Missed

By Joyce Landry
 
 The Olympic games are over, but the news from Rio is still pouring in! Joyce Landry continues to share inspiring and unexpected experiences, including her close encounters with the USA Basketball teams and their families onboard the Norwegian Getaway.
 

My Intimate Visit With an Empress

By Jo Kling

As I drove the 10 minutes from my home to PortMiami to board Royal Caribbean’s iconic Empress of the Seas, a mixture of emotions flooded over me. Nostalgia...anticipation...then, pure delight! And most surprisingly...

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A Luxury Fleet's Massive Makeover

Silversea Cruises is investing $170 Million for the biggest fleet-wide refurbishment plan in the luxury line’s history. What does $170 million buy? Here’s what we know so far...

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"Modern Luxury" - You Asked for More Shorties

“More short Caribbean cruises, please.”That’s the request we often hear from our meeting planner clients, typically followed by …preferably on a premium ship. We hear you…and Celebrity Cruises does, too!

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Voyage through the Northwest Passage

After more than three years of planning and preparation, Crystal Serenity embarked last week, August 15, on an extraordinarily rare and historic expedition through the Northwest Passage - a route that was nearly unnavigable 100 years ago!

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How Cruise Lines are Protecting Our Seas

A new report details the cruise industry’s environmental initiatives and technologies that are being developed to ensure future generations have access to pristine oceans, clean air, and beautiful destinations.

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