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Seabourn – The Collection

Seabourn introduces The Collection, a series of exclusive, tailor-made sailings that complement the unparalleled experiences on Seabourn ultra-luxury ships. These bespoke voyages guarantee unforgettable moments, extraordinary experiences during your explorations of the most intriguing destinations and sophisticated service aboard the boutique ships with a pleasant, intimate yachting atmosphere. Seabourn invites you to experience those extraordinary moments of life up close, in a world where each voyage is as unique as the memories you will create on your journey.

The Collection includes exclusive access to carefully selected private events and iconic tennis tournaments in key ports (depending on the itinerary chosen, private dinners at world-famous wineries and premium tickets to prestigious tennis matches.

The 10-day cruise from Lisbon to Barcelona aboard the Seabourn Venture departing on 26 March 2025 is one such unique voyage from The Collection with two exclusive events in Granada and Seville. Enjoy an enchanting overnight in Seville, where you will be treated to an authentic Andalousian experience, including delicious cocktails, a tongue-in-cheek dinner and an enchanting private flamenco dance performance at the iconic Villa Luisa. In Granada, enjoy a tour of the famous halls of the Alhambra palace.

Or how about the 8-day trip with the Monte Carlo Masters. Depart Barcelona for Rome on 5 April 2025 aboard the Seabourn Venture. Immerse yourself in the glamour of the tennis world with a two-day stop in Monte Carlo for the Monte Carlo Masters, where the prestigious ATP 1000 event unfolds at the iconic Monte Carlo Country Club. This historic venue overlooks the enchanting Mediterranean Sea and provides a stunning backdrop for top men's tennis during the 3rd round and quarter-finals. Off the course, discover the enchanting Riviera with visits to gems such as pristine Palamós on Spain's rugged Costa Brava, chic St Tropez in on the Côte d'Azur and picturesque Portovenere in Italy's Cinque Terre.

Wine lovers are in for a treat on the 8-day cruise from Lisbon to Dublin aboard the Seabourn Venture departing on 30 April 2025. Join us on an extraordinary journey to the sun-kissed shores of Lisbon to the emerald landscapes of Dublin, where each port reveals a new chapter of discovery. Immerse yourself in the heart of Bordeaux, a city of timeless elegance, and be treated to an intimate evening at Château Smith Haut-Lafitte. Enjoy a private dinner amid the vine-covered hills and engage in lively conversations with passionate winemakers and experts who reveal the secrets behind each exquisite blend.

Solo Promotion at SeaDream Yacht Club

Right now, solo travellers can enjoy a summer promotion where you pay no surcharge. This promotion is valid on 4 sailings in August 2024.

The 8-day ‘Enchanting Greece, Sicily & Malta’ on 03/08/2024 from Athens to Valletta will show you the breathtaking landscapes of Malta and the Greek islands aboard the SeaDream I. Along the way, you'll pass by Taormina and Gozo. One of the many highlights is definitely historic Itea, the gateway to the archaeological site of Delphi. Price from €6,354 per person in a double Yacht Club Stateroom (deck 2). As a solo traveller, you pay €6,342 in the same accommodation.

The 7-day ‘Engaging Istanbul & the Greek Isles’ from Athens to Istanbul on 10/08/2024 aboard the SeaDream II brings the Greek Isles to life with a different island each day, including Paros, Patmos and Lemnos. Discover ancient Ephesus from Kusadasi and the vibrant city of Istanbul, a heady mix of European and Asian culture. Price from €4,485 per person in a double Yacht Club Stateroom (deck 2). As a solo traveller, you pay €4,416 in the same accommodation.

The yacht cruise ‘Sorrentine Peninsula Sojourn’ takes you from Valletta to Rome in 7 days on 11/08/2024 with stops in Trapani (West Sicily), Lipari, Capri, Amalfi and Ponza. You'll often stay in port until late in the evening so you can enjoy a summer evening stroll. Price on board the SeaDream I from €5,607 per person in a 2-bed Yacht Club Stateroom (deck 2). As a solo traveller, you will pay €5,538 in the same accommodation.

The 4th yacht trip starts on 17/08/2024 aboard the SeaDream II, a 7-day experience including Bozcaada on the programme, also known by its old name Tenedos, a charming and picturesque island located in the Aegean Sea, west of the Turkish mainland. But also Patmos, Santorini and Agios Nikolaos on Crete, all known for their breathtakingly beautiful beaches and easy, unpretentious lifestyle are not missing. Price from €5,607 per person in a double Yacht Club Stateroom (deck 2). As a solo traveller, you pay €5,538 in the same accommodation.

2024 summer campaign: ‘4,000 reasons to sail with Silversea’

Silversea Cruises is launching a spectacular new promotional campaign.

This ‘Summer Campaign’ promotion is valid on a large number of voyages worldwide and offers travellers €2,000 discount per person on door-to-door travel and €1,000 discount per person on port-to-port travel and, in addition, a reduced advance of 15% on a worldwide collection of itineraries departing in June 2024 until 2026.

This promotion is valid on both door-to-door and port-to-port fares and runs until 31 July 2024.

Silversea has a concept where you have the choice for each cruise between the fare that includes your flights and transfers from your door to the departure airport and from the arrival airport to the ship and, of course, after your cruise in the opposite direction, which is the ‘door-to-door’ fare.

The other fare, ‘port to port’, includes transfers from the arrival airport to the ship and, of course, after your cruise in the opposite direction.

Free staterooms at Nicko Cruises

Nicko Cruises is offering free staterooms to guests booking the 2024-25 Grand World Cruise aboard the Vasco da Gama.

Passengers embarking on the 148-day voyage can invite family and friends along. Up to two staterooms are offered free of charge and can be used on one segment of the complete world cruise.

Passengers embarking on the 110-day Compact World Cruise, a shorter version of the Grand World voyage, are also eligible for one free stateroom.
Nicko Cruises' Grand World Cruise departs from Greece in late October 2024. The voyage ends in Tenerife in mid-March 2025 and calls at 73 destinations in 31 countries around the world.

The full itinerary is divided into three different segments. The first segment lasts 57 days and connects Greece with Australia the Middle East and Asia on the programme.

The second segment focuses on the South Pacific and sails between Australia and South America for 36 days. To conclude the world tour, the third segment explores South America and the South Atlantic for a total of 57 days.

Besides free staterooms for family and friends, guests embarking on the Grand World Cruise receive other benefits, including free laundry and dry cleaning.

Nicko Cruises also offers complimentary wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks at all main meals, as well as vouchers for photo and spa services on board.

Additional benefits include priority boarding and disembarkation, in addition to a complimentary nine-course dinner and accompanying drinks at the ship's Chef's Table Restaurant and an included internet package.

The Vasco da Gama was purchased by Nicko Cruises in 2020 and was built in 1994 on behalf of Holland America Line.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Aston Martin unveil new exclusive voyage.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises and the Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team have announced the next phase of their exclusive partnership, the new Spotlight Voyage sailing to the Mediterranean in summer 2025.

Hosted by former Formula One driver Pedro de la Rosa and members of Aston Martin Aramco, including engineers and executives, the Spotlight Voyage will take place aboard the Seven Seas Splendor during the 11-day voyage on 22 July 2025 from Barcelona to Rome with stops in Valencia, Ibiza, St Tropez, Monte Carlo and Portofino, among others.

Representatives from Aston Martin will also participate in this exclusive journey through workshops on innovation and design.

This unique, once-in-a-lifetime voyage aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises' newest ship gives luxury travellers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of motorsport and the rich heritage of the Aston Martin Aramco Formula One® Team through fascinating experiences and perspectives, while enjoying the highest standards of personal service, unlimited shore excursions and exquisite cuisine aboard an all-inclusive, ultra-luxury Regent cruise.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises will also offer pre- and post-cruise motor racing themed country programmes for guests who want to extend their holidays.

Explora Journeys will now offer flights.

Explora Journeys announced it will now offer commercial and private air services. With this new offering, they are enhancing service options with an all-in-one luxury travel experience.

Explora II

The Explora II is set to be added to Explora Journeys' young fleet. With the arrival of this ship, the shipping company will go full steam ahead for some lesser-known destinations in the Western Mediterranean, starting on 11 August 2024.

A total of up to 900 passengers can sail on this 248-metre-long ship. The ship features the latest eco-friendly technologies and innovations. These are adaptable to alternative energy solutions as soon as they become available. Explora Journeys thus aims to take a significant step forward towards more sustainable cruising.

  • 11 August 2024: Barcelona to Civitavecchia with overnight stays in Ibiza, Portofino, Port Santo Stefano
  • 19 August 2024: Civitavecchia to Barcelona, Lipari, Siracusa and Trapani in Sicily, Alghero in Sardinia
  • 26 August 2024: Barcelona to Civitavecchia, St Tropez, Porto Cervo in Sardinia
  • 2 September 2024: Civitavecchia to Barcelona, Palermo in Sicily, La Goulette in Tunis, Mahon in Menorca
  • 9 September 2024 :Barcelona to Civitavecchia with overnight in Ibiza, Portofino, Port Santo Stefano
  • 16 September 2024 :Civitavecchia to Tarragona, Lipari, Siracusa and Trapani in Sicily, Tarragona
  • 23 September 2024 :Tarragona to Civitavecchia with overnight in Tarragona, St Tropez, Porto Cervo in Sardinia

Oceania Cruises is now offering even more luxury for less money.

Oceania Cruises has just launched a new campaign where you can enjoy a 4-category Upgrade on 66 selected sailings departing in autumn and winter 2024 and spring 2025.

On top of that, you will of course enjoy the simply MORE package with free gratuities, free excursions, free champagne, wine & more, free gourmet dining and free unlimited Wi-Fi.

A very attractive offer and very enticing itineraries, what to  say of the 10 days voyage to Polynesia to and from Papeete aboard the Nautica, departing on 26 January 2025 from €3,829 per person in a Veranda Stateroom.

You will not only experience the fascinating nature of these islands, but equally the culinary delights in the 4 restaurants on board. Don't forget that you also dispose of an excursion credit of 600 USD per stateroom.

Fans of the Far East will surely be enamoured with the 11-days journey Hong Kong-Tokyo on board the Riviera departing on 21 March 2025 from €4,839 per person in a Veranda Stateroom. Again, you have USD 600 excursion credit per stateroom.

Always nice to visit Taipei (Taiwan), Busan (South Korea), Nagasaki or Osaka, to choose from the Oceania excursion package.

We are already loving the 8-day voyage 'Springtime Riviera' with departure on 18 May 2025 from Rome to Barcelona aboard the Marina from €3,299 per person in a Veranda Stateroom and an excursion credit of USD400 per stateroom. Tuscany, Provence and the Balearic Islands await you.

With the Marina you can also visit the penguins, departing from Buenos Aires on 16 February 2025 to Santiago de Chile, with stops in Punta Arenas, on the Falklands, in Antarctica and the along the fjords of Chile, 18 days from €6,169 per person in a Veranda Stateroom and an excursion credit of USD800 per stateroom.

Also nice itineraries are those along the east coast of the USA and Canada, such as Boston-Boston on 18 September 2024 and Montreal-New York on 28 October 2024.

With Celestyal to the Qatar and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The Greek cruise company Celestyal selected a range of new itineraries around the Persian Gulf aboard the Celestyal Journey.

The 8-day Desert Days takes you from the bustling city of Doha to the fascinating archipelagos of Bahrain, to the fascinating metropolis of Dubai and the forts and fjords of Khasab. On Sir Bani Yas Island, you go on safari and Abu Dhabi welcomes you in luxury with a stunning skyline, where gleaming skyscrapers pierce the sky and symbolise progress and ambition. One of Abu Dhabi's most iconic sights is the majestic Sheikh Zayed Mosque, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture that enchants visitors with its marble domes, glittering mosaics and sprawling courtyards.

This route is scheduled this autumn 2024 and during winter and autumn 2025. Shorter versions of 4 and 3 nights are also available.

Grand Prix
For Formula 1 fanatics, there are also some particularly interesting options. Take the 8-day Desert Days combined with the Qatar Grand Prix, from and to Dubai with stops in Abu Dhabi, Khasab and Doha, where the ship stays for 3 full days (Friday-Saturday-Sunday) in order to follow the Qatar Grand Prix without any problems. Departure on 25 November.

A week later, the same formula is possible for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, departing on 02 December from/to Dubai. Also with 3 full days in Abu Dhabi for the Grand Prix. During this itinerary, Doha is replaced by Sir Bani Yas Island.

But it can be even more intense with the 15-day Desert Days & Double Grand Prix, departing on 25 November with 3 days Doha and 3 days Abu Dhabi. Or an 8-day cruise from Doha on 30 November with arrival in Abu Dhabi. During this cruise, you will stay 2 days in Doha (Saturday/Sunday) and 2 days in Abu Dhabi (Friday/Saturday).

You can also turn to Celestyal for your tickets to both Grand Prix races.

For the Qatar GP, you pay €560 per person for 3 days in the Main Grand Stand, €420 pp in the North Grand Stand and €260 pp in the T16 Grand Stand.

For the Abu Dhabi GP, you pay €703 per person for 3 days in the North GS Stand, €711 pp in the West GS Premium Stand and €839 pp in the West Club.

Norwegian Cruise Line launches European summer season

Norwegian Cruise Line launched its 2024 Europe season on 19 April 2024 with the arrival of the Norwegian Epic in Civitavecchia (Rome).

This season guests can choose from 101 itineraries with 38 round trips and 63 crossings (voyage where departure and arrival ports are different), for new discoveries in 140 ports in Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Greek islands and the Atlantic coast.

Cruises will depart from 13 home ports with three new options: New York City, Le Havre and Oslo. NCL will have a total of nine ships in the region, including the Prima, Viva and Escape.

In doing so, Norwegian Cruise Line aims to create unparalleled and engaging experiences for guests to immerse themselves in Europe's most iconic and sought-after destinations. With that, Norwegian Cruise Line wants to create unparalleled and captivating experiences for guests to want to immerse themselves in Europe's most iconic and sought-after destinations. From the amazing nature of Iceland, to the legendary Amalfi Coast. From the infamous castles of Scotland to the scenic fjords of Croatia.

And there's still availability to book that last-minute journey with NCL to enjoy a new summer destination every day.

Highlights of NCL's European cruises include:

The Norwegian Star with a series of crossings to Iceland, Greenland and Canada

The Norwegian Getaway which docks in Athens (Piraeus) on 25 June and will embark on seven- to 10-day round trips across the Greek islands

The Norwegian Viva offering a selection of nine-, 10- and 11-day voyages in the Mediterranean

The Norwegian Escape which, from its home ports of Barcelona, Civitavecchia (Rome) and Trieste (Venice), will offer eight- to 10-day round trips in the Western Mediterranean and 7- to 11-day sailings with stops in Italy, Greece and France

Exclusive Chef-Hosted Departures in Indonesia and the Peruvian Amazon

At the core of every country lies its culinary soul – a symphony of flavors which tell a story of rich culture and traditions. This year, we’ll be exploring the signature cuisines of East Indonesia and the Peruvian Amazon through exclusive chef-hosted departures aboard Aqua Blu and Aqua Nera.

Aqua Expeditions is pleased to have Chef Benjamin Cross on the 10th - 17th August sailing on Aqua Blu exploring Bali and the Komodo Islands. Chef Cross is known for some of Bali’s top dining spots including Mason and Bar Vera. He is responsible for the world-class dining on board Aqua Blu which presents the region’s signature flavors, inspired by the legendary spice route.

From the 48-hour beef short rib rendang to handline-caught fish grilled with Balinese sambal, Chef Cross’s Indonesian dishes are a celebration of regional diversity and culinary craftsmanship.

During the sailing, Chef Cross will also showcase a new vegan menu created using the freshest, sustainably sourced ingredients that East Indonesia has to offer.

Over in Peru, journey with Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino deep into the Amazon rainforest where the lush tropics offer up their unique and vibrant flavors. Chef Schiaffino is a pioneer of the rainforest-to-table movement and was the chef and owner of Malabar and ámaZ, previously two of Lima’s most innovative restaurants. The first of Chef Schiaffino’s two sailings is already booked out, and cabins are quickly filling up on the second from 17th - 21st September.

While on board, experience a ceviche-making masterclass, a cocktail demonstration, and a chef-hosted dinner.

Scenic - Tastes of Discovery

Scenic invites gastronomy enthusiasts to discover the “Tastes of Discovery” along the coasts of Kimberley (Australia) and South America.The Tastes of Discovery series offers a selection of interactive cooking demonstrations, meetings with resident chefs and dining experiences using local ingredients and respecting local traditions. Special events on board include a welcome cocktail party, cooking challenges and pop-up restaurants. Chef Tom Goetter of the Scenic Group is also the visionary behind this new story. He is joined by chefs Dale MacKay and Gabri Rodriguez, who are known for their achievements and contributions to the culinary arts.

Chef Dale has had the privilege of working with masters like Gordon Ramsay and Daniel Boulud, most notably his triumph on the first season of Top Chef Canada. Known for winning Top Chef Mexico, Chef Gabri is a revelation in his own right. He has risen from a dishwasher in Pujol's case to the force he is today. Together they curate exclusive menus and an immersive experience that leaves guests engrossed but hungry for more.

Currently, the Tastes of Discovery series is available on the following routes: The 11-day "Tastes of Discovery: Uncover the Kimberley Coastline", aboard the Scenic Eclipse II, departing May 20, 2024 to explore the wilderness of Australia.

The 12-day "Tastes of Discovery: Rhythms of the Brazilian Coastline", aboard the Scenic Eclipse, departing November 16, 2024 to discover the flavors of the Brazilian coast. This trip starts in Rio de Janeiro, sails along the coast of Brazil and Uruguay and explores pristine beaches and rainforests. Top chef Gabri Rodriguez, finalist of Top Chef Mexico, will treat guests to traditional flavors combined with contemporary techniques. The journey continues to the rainforests of Ilha Grande and ends in Buenos Aires.