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Check Out the Overwater Gym on the new Emerald Cruises’ Yacht!

Check Out the Overwater Gym on the new Emerald Cruises’ Yacht!

Every generation of new ships builds on the successes of their forbearers – and adds a few new surprises! In the case of the new Emerald Kaia, the third of Emerald Cruises’ mega yachts, there are some new, standout features that will make you start planning your next warm-water, yacht-style cruise!  Emerald Cruises, the sister cruise line of the Scenic Eclipse ultra-luxury expedition ships, has made a splash in the last couple of years, expanding from its river cruising roots to...


8 New Ships for 3 Sister Cruise Lines: Norwegian, Regent and Oceania

8 New Ships for 3 Sister Cruise Lines: Norwegian, Regent and Oceania

Get ready for a decade of vacations with ‘new ship smell!’ And get set to soon book your place on one of three brand-new classes of ships that will change the world of cruising. Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and Oceania Cruises have together announced they’ve ordered the next generation of cruise ships. It’s the biggest ‘new build’ order in their parent company’s history. A total of 8 new ships for the 3 cruise lines will be built...

8 New Ships for 3 Sister Cruise Lines: Norwegian, Regent and Oceania

Windstar Adding 2 New Ships; Introducing First Newbuild 'Star' Class Ship

Windstar Adding 2 New Ships; Introducing First Newbuild 'Star' Class Ship

Small-ship luxury cruise line Windstar is growing! Two new ships will be added in the next two years to its motorized and sail-powered fleet of 6 unique vessels, growing its fleet by a third! The 2 new ships are both motorized, and the first to launch will be a newbuild, Star Seeker, which will mark the first newbuild in Windstar’s ‘Star’ Class of motorized ships. Star Seeker will debut in December, 2025, followed by Star Explorer, undergoing retrofitting and refurbishment, a year...


New Airport, New Tourist Train Offer New Options for Travelers to Mexico

New Airport, New Tourist Train Offer New Options for Travelers to Mexico

Tulum's brand-new international airport – plus the inauguration of a tourist train in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula – are opening up fresh travel opportunities to explore Tulum and beyond. NEW: FELIPE CARRILLO PUERTO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, TULUMNot too long ago, Tulum was a tiny beach town of mangroves, powder-white beaches on crystal-clear waters and Mayan ruins on a cliff over the Caribbean sea. It was the stomping ground of yogis and artists and creative types. Now, the secret is out! Tulum has become one of...

New Airport, New Tourist Train Offer New Options for Travelers to Mexico

VIDEO: Get Active and Immersed into French Lifestyle on an Emerald Rhone River Cruise

VIDEO: Get Active and Immersed into French Lifestyle on an Emerald Rhone River Cruise

It’s a balancing act – French style! Indulgence meets outdoor activity in the south of France on our Emerald river cruise on the Rhone and the Saone. The south of France has a legendary way of life, and a river cruise is one of the best ways to experience it all. That includes its wine, cheese, chocolate, olives, fine cuisine and gastronomic delights as well as an active lifestyle. And on our Emerald river cruise, the cruise line’s Active program of...


Bye-bye Bunnies: Different Spring Traditions Around the World

Bye-bye Bunnies: Different Spring Traditions Around the World

Spring has sprung and cultures the world over celebrate the season of fresh color and new life. It’s not all about bunnies, lambs, chicks, eggs, chocolate and spring flowers. Here are just a few different traditions that inspire us to travel in the springtime: Climb a Mayan Pyramid on the Spring Equinox in MexicoSpring officially begins on the Spring Equinox, usually March 20, the astrological moment when the Sun is directly above the equator, making day and night the same length....

Bye-bye Bunnies: Different Spring Traditions Around the World

Now You Can Take an African Safari PLUS Explore the Seychelles on First-of-its-Kind Emerald Cruisetour

Now You Can Take an African Safari PLUS Explore the Seychelles on First-of-its-Kind Emerald Cruisetour

They call the Seychelles the ‘Galapagos of the Indian Ocean’, and Emerald Cruises is doubling down on exotic wilderness with a never-before cruise tour that combines once-in-a-lifetime explorations of the Seychelles and an African safari.  If you have to look up the Seychelles on a map, you’re not alone – and Emerald Cruises’ new cruisetour may be the best and only way you’ll ever get to explore the coastlines and one-of-a-kind wildlife of this life-changing destination. Why Cruise the Seychelles?The Seychelles is...


Viking Launching First-of-their-Kind China Coastal Cruises in late 2024

Viking Launching First-of-their-Kind China Coastal Cruises in late 2024

All-new cruise itineraries being pioneered by Viking in 2024 offer guests one-of-a-kind access to China in a way that’s never been available before for international visitors, including rarely-seen Chinese coastal sea- and landscapes, exclusive ports of call, as well as iconic cities like Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai.The new voyages range from 10 to 20 days, operating from September to November on the Viking Yi Dun—formerly the Viking Sun—a sister ship featuring the same design and service as all other...

Viking Launching First-of-their-Kind China Coastal Cruises in late 2024

Royal Caribbean’s New Beach Club Destination: Mexico

Royal Caribbean’s New Beach Club Destination: Mexico

If you’ve already enjoyed a Perfect Day at Coco Cay, you’re ready for the next exclusive Royal Caribbean International beach club experience, opening in 2026. Royal Beach Club Cozumel will mark the first of the cruise line’s private beach destinations in Mexico. The world’s largest cruise line, with the world’s largest ships, including the recently-inaugurated Icon of the Seas, has revealed plans for putting Cozumel on the map for its cruise guests sailing Western Caribbean itineraries. The Royal Beach Club Cozumel will...


The Longest Hotel Pool on the Exotic Island of Bali is Inspired by Rice Terraces

The Longest Hotel Pool on the Exotic Island of Bali is Inspired by Rice Terraces

The lush, terraced rice fields of Bali are iconic symbols of this legendary Indonesian island, lending inspiration to the pools of one resort. Surrounded by inviting greenery and nestled in the heart of Bali's exclusive beach enclave of Nusa Dua in the southeast part of the island, Courtyard Bali Nusa Dua Resort invites guests to experience unmatched tropical escape in “the Island of the Gods.”   Nestled in the heart of the resort, the lagoon pool measures nearly 300 feet long and...

The Longest Hotel Pool on the Exotic Island of Bali is Inspired by Rice Terraces