Destination News - Cruising.
Nov 5, 2007
David Giersdorf, president of Ambassadors International's cruise group, will resign Dec. 31, the group announced Friday. Joe Ueberroth, Ambassadors' chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , will assume the position of interim president, effective immediately. Diane Moore, vice president of sales and marketing, will pick up additional responsibility for reservations, guest services and customer relations. Ambassadors International operates Majestic America Line and acquired Windstar Cruises from Carnival Corp. earlier this year. Oct 29, 2007
Holland America Line Holland America was founded in 1873 as the Dutch-America Steamship Company, a shipping and Passenger line. Because it was headquartered in Rotterdam and provided service to the Americas, it became known as Holland America Line (HAL). is redesigning its brochures to complement its consumer advertising campaign centering on close-up photographs and evocative headlines. The new brochures are also being produced with the environment in mind and will be printed on recycled paper. In addition, Holland America says it is ramping up promotion of its e-brochures to reduce reliance on paper. Nov 1, 2007
Holland America's 793-guest Prinsendam will operate back-to-back grand voyages in 2009, both beginning and ending in Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale (lô`dərdāl), residential, commercial, and resort city (1990 pop. 149,377), seat of Broward co., SE Fla., on the Atlantic coast; settled around a fort built (c.1837) in the Seminole War, inc. 1911. . The first, departing January 2, 2009, will be a 68-day South America South America, fourth largest continent (1991 est. pop. 299,150,000), c.6,880,000 sq mi (17,819,000 sq km), the southern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. and Antarctica cruise with calls at such ports as Lima, Buenos Aires Buenos Aires (bwā`nəs ī`rēz, âr`ēz, Span. bwā`nōs ī`rās), city and federal district (1991 pop. and Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world. Then, on March 11, Prinsendam will set sail on a 50-day cruise to the Mediterranean and Black Sea, with overnight stays in Barcelona and Istanbul. Reservations are now being accepted; fares start at $13,599 for the 68-day cruise and $8,749 for the 50-day itinerary. Oct 30, 2007
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What started out as Holland America Line's $225 million Signature of Excellence improvement program has now ballooned to $425 million, the premium line says. Holland America has invested another $200 million toward enhancing its ships, expanding activities and introducing more amenities. The latest ship to receive Signature of Excellence treatment is the Prinsendam, which leaves dry dock on December 16. By December, Holland America's fleet will have logged more than 350 days in dry dock, receiving an assortment of retouches and upgrades. Nov 2, 2007
MSC Cruises MSC Cruises is a division of Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC).
Originally founded as Lauro Lines by Achille Lauro, the company entered the cruise business in the 1960s.
MSC (1) (MSC.Software Corporation, Santa Ana, CA, www.mscsoftware.com) Founded in 1963 by Richard H. MacNeal and Robert G. Schwendler, MSC is the world's largest provider of mechanical computer aided engineering (MCAE) strategies, simulation software and services. Cruises' newest ship, MSC Orchestra, will join MSC Lirica for the 2008-2009 Caribbean season, which will feature seven itineraries, 16 ports of call and the line's first-ever Bermuda call. Pricing begins at $449 per person for the seven-night itineraries and $699 for 10-day voyages. MSC Orchestra, which debuted in 2007, will become the largest MSC ship to ply the Caribbean, carrying 2,550 passengers. The ship will begin its Caribbean season on January 2, 2009 and sail seven-night itineraries from Fort Lauderdale through April. Lirica will operate seven- and 10-night itineraries from Fort Lauderdale beginning December 3, 2008. Nov 2, 2007
Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is a company operating cruise ships, headquartered in Miami, Florida. It is most well known for its Freestyle Cruising, which means that there are no set times or seating arrangements for meals, nor is formal attire required.
Norwegian Cruise Line has renewed its partnership with food magazine Cooking Light, which will help provide healthy meal options onboard NCL NCL Norwegian Cruise Line
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NCL Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (adult type) ships in 2008. As part of the agreement, Cooking Light will provide appetizer, entree and dessert recipes that are regularly incorporated and rotated among the menus on NCL ships. A Cooking Light chef will oversee execution. Dishes include jerk-style chicken and tilapia tilapia (təlä`pēə) or St. Peter's fish, a spiny-finned freshwater fish of the family Cichlidae, native chiefly to Africa and the Middle East. with lemon-peppercorn pan sauce A pan sauce is a type of sauce that is often made to accompany sauteed meats. Generally speaking, a pan sauce is made by cooking a meat at high temperature in a skillet, removing the meat once it is done, removing any excess fat, then deglazing the pan with a liquid and . Oct 29, 2007
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Norwegian Cruise Lines on Thursday said it would increase its calls to The Bahamas, adding a total of 32 cruises there between now and 2009. NCL's newest ship, Norwegian Gem Norwegian Gem is a cruise ship of Norwegian Cruise Line. History
Construction began June 7, 2006 at the Meyer Werft Shipyard of Papenburg, Germany. She was delivered to NCL on 2007, October 1. , will be responsible for 28 of the calls. "This deployment reaffirms NCL's long-standing commitment to its relationship with The Bahamas," said Andy Stuart, NCL's executive vice president, marketing, sales and passenger services. "We also have a long history of pioneering the development of new cruise destinations and we are pleased to be a part of establishing Grand Bahama Island as a major cruise destination." Gem will sail seven-day Bahamas and Florida itineraries roundtrip from New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of in December 2007 and February, April and December 2008. Nov 2, 2007
The port of San Francisco The Port of San Francisco lies on the western edge of the San Francisco Bay at the Golden Gate. It has been called one of the three great natural harbors in the world, but it took two long centuries for navigators from Spain and England to find the anchorage originally called Yerba will be capable of accommodating and servicing the largest cruise ships in the region after Princess Cruises and BAE Systems invest $5 million to upgrade the port's drydock facilities. Improvements at Pier 70 will structurally reinforce drydock No. 2's foundation. "With improved maritime assets, we can compete to attract mega cruise ships that previously would not homeport on the West Coast," said Monique Moyer, the port's executive director. As a result of the expansion, Princess already has reserved the facility for scheduled hull repairs and topside renovations of two of its ships, Star Princess and Golden Princess, in fall 2008 and spring 2009, respectively. Oct 31, 2007
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