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VIDEO: Celebrate the Christening and Get aTour of One of the Most Spectacular New Ships at Sea

VIDEO: Celebrate the Christening and Get aTour of One of the Most Spectacular New Ships at Sea

There's a new cruise ship on the block - and she's a stunner! Celebrity Cruises has debuted its second, Edge-class ship. The Celebrity Apex is sister ship to the celebrated Celebrity Edge. The pandemic delayed the Celebrity Apex launch from its originally-scheduled debut in March 2020, but that made her christening ceremony in Fort Lauderdale in November, 2021 maybe even more celebratory.Lynn Elmhirst and Best Trip TV were on hand for that magical moment when a massive bottle of champagne...


Seeing is Believing: Health Protocols are No Barrier to Enjoying a European River Cruise

Seeing is Believing: Health Protocols are No Barrier to Enjoying a European River Cruise

If a picture speaks a thousand words, then a video is running commentary. That's why we wanted to share with you exactly what the health protocols on board an Avalon Waterways river cruise in France are in the Fall of 2021. We know some people have already begun traveling again - but others are still hesitant. Maybe you wonder if new health protocols take away from your river cruise experience. Or you wonder if it's safe enough. Lynn Elmhirst of...

Seeing is Believing: Health Protocols are No Barrier to Enjoying a European River Cruise

River Cruising 'French Immersion'

River Cruising 'French Immersion'

The secret about river cruising was out, even before the pandemic. Like all cruise travel, it's the ‘easy button’ way to ‘sample’ multiple destinations and get an overview of a region. You unpack once, really settling in to your ship environment like a home away from home in a floating boutique hotel that winds its way through marquee cities as well as scenic countryside you might not see if you travel any other way. The enchantment of river cruising is...


Cruising From the US is Back!

Cruising From the US is Back!

It’s official. Cruising has returned to ports in the U.S. While many cruise lines have already started sailing with North American guests from offshore ports in the Caribbean and Europe, there’s been no cruising from ports we can drive to. Until now. Between the end of June and the holiday weekend, three ships have set sail from three different American homeports.And now the seal is broken, cruises from homeports from coast to coast to coast are scheduled to set sail...

Cruising From the US is Back!

Cruise Ships: New, Improved, and Coming Soon

Cruise Ships: New, Improved, and Coming Soon

The latest designs, innovations, and features, in a sparkling white cruise ship gliding over the waves. If that’s not enough to get you excited about taking a cruise on a new ship, there’s always ‘new ship smell’. A new cruise ship may not have a distinctive scent like a new car, but knowing you’re among the first to experience a new entry to the world’s fleet of cruise ships is a not-to-miss sensation. Not every new ship comes ‘hot off the press’....


Yes, You Can Cruise Again - This Summer! Here's How.

Yes, You Can Cruise Again - This Summer! Here's How.

No sailing in American or Canadian waters yet? No problem! That’s what at least three cruise lines – so far - are saying.Plus, some other lines confirming they’re able to start cruising despite restrictions.Especially if you’re one of the millions of people in the US and Canada who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – or will be soon – you could be on the deck of a ship as early as June, enjoying the feel of sea breezes wafting over you. Lynn...

Yes, You Can Cruise Again - This Summer! Here's How.

3rd 'Lady Ship' Announced for New Cruise Company on International Women's Day

3rd 'Lady Ship' Announced for New Cruise Company on International Women's Day

Cruise lovers haven’t even had a chance to sail aboard the first ship on this new – and much anticipated – cruise line. The Scarlet Lady launched a year ago just moments before the travel shutdown, and guests are still waiting to find out what it’s like to cruise the adults-only, Virgin Voyages way. That hasn’t stopped Sir Richard Branson’s disruptor cruise line from continuing to build its fleet of what – in a twist of British cheek – it’s calling ‘lady...


World's Longest River Cruise Set for 2023

World's Longest River Cruise Set for 2023

46 nights. 7 rivers. 14 countries. You’ve heard of ocean ‘World Cruises’. This is the first of its kind for river cruising and may be the start of a whole new river cruise travel trend. The longest-ever river cruise itinerary is the perfect way to refill a love for cruising that’s been running dry since the pandemic. AmaWaterways calls it the ‘Seven River Journey Through Europe’, and it sails in 2023. Similar in spirit to ocean ‘World Cruises’, this river cruise version is...

World's Longest River Cruise Set for 2023

Drink a Cocktail Made by the World’s 1st Human-like Robot Bartender at Sea

Drink a Cocktail Made by the World’s 1st Human-like Robot Bartender at Sea

He mixes drinks, but doesn’t stop there. ‘Rob’ the robot bartender also speaks 8 languages, tells jokes and even dances too! When we can cruise again, you won’t want to miss the world’s first humanoid – and interactive – shipboard robot bartender, who will make you the perfect cocktail to toast your return to cruising and travel. When MSC Cruises launches its newest flagship this spring, it will have at least one exclusive feature. The futuristic MSC Starship Club lets cruise guests feel...


8 New Cruise Ships You Missed in 2020 - And Why to Sail Them Soon

8 New Cruise Ships You Missed in 2020 - And Why to Sail Them Soon

Can we hit the reset button on 2020? Usually, at the beginning of each year, we look forward to new ships guests will be among the first in the world to experience in their inaugural seasons. But in 2020, more than a dozen new cruise ships sailed out of their shipyards only to sit empty, waiting for cruising to resume to welcome guests on new cruising adventures. BestTrip TV’s Lynn Elmhirst provides her list of favorite vessels from the class of 2020 you’ll...

8 New Cruise Ships You Missed in 2020 - And Why to Sail Them Soon