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How to Sell River Cruises in Portugal and France    portugal-france-river-cruises-feature.jpg   By:   Susan Young

We reached out to some top river cruise sellers to get their sales and marketing insight into the pros of selling two river systems that often appeal to more experienced travelers — Portugal’s Douro and France’s Rhone/Saone rivers. View


November 24, 2015 | News | By Newswire

For its upcoming Caribbean season, Oceania Cruises will add new curriculum to The Culinary Center and new Culinary Discovery Tours in some of the region’s hottest epicurean locales. Find out what to expect.


November 23, 2015 | News

A baby who has spent the past two months in a Miami hospital after his premature birth on a cruise ship reached his final destination in Utah.

adventure canada contest

November 23, 2015 | News | By Adam Leposa

From a travel agent contest spotlighting trips to the Canadian Arctic to new sailings on the Mekong, there's still plenty of new itinerary news for 2016. Here's the latest.

steve odell

November 23, 2015 | News | By Newswire

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has announced three key appointments to the company’s international leadership team: Steve Odell, David Herrera and Frank Medina.

majestic princess

November 23, 2015 | News | By Newswire

Debuting in April 2017, the Majestic Princess will be the newest ship from Princess Cruises, sailing five- to 28-day Mediterranean voyages from Barcelona, Athens and Rome.

brad tolkin

November 22, 2015 | News | By Susan Young

Calling it "Sea Change," Brad Tolkin, co-chairman and co-CEO, World Travel Holdings, spoke to agents at the CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. annual conference about cruise industry trends including rising prices, complex value-adds, Cuba, China and more.

yangtze river

November 24, 2015 | Deal

Private balcony staterooms for a three- or four-night sailing between Chongqing and Yichang start at $470 per person, based on double occupancy. Get the offer details here.

anthem of the seas

November 13, 2015 | Deal

Royal Caribbean International is rolling out the BOGO-Getter 2016 Wave Season promotion in celebration of the arrival of its newest ship, Anthem of the Seas. Here's what's on offer.

european waterways

November 13, 2015 | Deal

The rates apply to bookings for both cabins and whole boat charters and are available for a limited time. Get the details here.

crystal serenity

November 10, 2015 | Deal

In celebration of the line's 25th Silver Anniversary, Crystal Cruises has extended its book now fares deadline for itineraries through 2017 to December 30, 2015. Find out what's on offer.

variety cruises

November 10, 2015 | Deal

Variety Cruises' summer 2016 groups offer is available for group reservations made and paid by January 31, 2016. Get the details here.

norwegian cruise line

November 10, 2015 | Deal

The cruise line's Freestyle Choice promotion and special offers on holiday and South America sailings are now available through December 31. Get the details here.


November 5, 2010 | News | By Kirk Cassels

Halloween and the midterm elections may have passed, but there's plenty to freak out about in the travel industry this week.


October 29, 2010 | News | By Kirk Cassels

Before we start nibbling on some treats, or cleaning up after some tricks, we're taking a look at some nuggets of information agents and readers have shared this week.


October 22, 2010 | News | By Staff

After reading up on Travel Agent's exclusive roundtable with cruise industry executives, agent Karen Dawson of Southlake Travel contacted us to share scenarios she believes are missed opportunities in training.


October 22, 2010 | News | By Kirk Cassels

It's quality, not quantity, this week, as readers and agents share their take on four topics of interest.


October 15, 2010 | News | By Kirk Cassels

Playoff baseball and harvest season are underway, and Halloween is right around the corner, but agents and readers have other things on their mind right now.


October 5, 2010 | News | By Kirk Cassels

Las Vegas may be one of the only cities in the world that is a destination unto itself. It's practically one of those places every traveler wants to visit before he/she dies. But that doesn't mean that selling Sin City to a client is easy.

Balcony stateroom on the MSC Divina, host ship of the “Holistic Holiday at Sea” cruise sailing round-trip from Miami on March 14

November 9, 2015 | Article | By Susan Young

As the year winds down, it’s a great time to take stock of cruise sales. Why not promote a group theme cruise or special-themed option offered by a cruise line or other sponsor to entice clients to book as a holiday gift?

The mile-long Quays are a sight to behold for cruise ship passengers entering Waterford.

October 27, 2015 | Article | By Susan Young

Americans with roots in Ireland are prime sales targets for Emerald Isle sailings. Here are the top product offerings to bear in mind.

The 253-square-foot Estuary Suite on Amazon Discovery offers a king-size bed and floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

October 16, 2015 | Article | By Susan Young

River cruises in Peru, Ecuador and Brazil showcase nature and offer pampering “digs.”

The new Inverurie Hotel, which recently opened less than 10 minutes from the city of Hamilton, has been completely remodeled.

October 2, 2015 | Article | By Joe Pike

From a new St. Regis hotel planned for the St. George’s area of the island to a new $85 million Ariel Sands Resort project approved in June, Travel Agent breaks down the latest Bermuda hotel news and other happenings this season and beyond.

Port Canaveral upgrades will include a new parking garage, revamped embarking/debarking areas and other updates for travelers.

September 30, 2015 | Article | By Susan Young

Here’s a sampling of what’s new at PortMiami, the world’s largest cruise port, and Port Canaveral, the gateway to Orlando’s theme park and Space Coast attractions and beaches.

Fathom’s Cuba sailings will employ the 710-passenger Adonia. Pictured is the ship’s elegant atrium.

September 21, 2015 | Article | By Susan Young

For decades, Cuba has been so close yet off limits to most Americans. With the loosening of travel restrictions, more cruise lines are stepping up itineraries in the country. Here's the latest.

Forecasting the Cruise Industry's High-Tech Future    cruise-tech-story-feature.jpg   By:   Susan Young

Virtual Journeys, interactive videos, 4D and IMAX theaters, and sports simulators are among the high-tech touches your cruise clients will see in the near future. Here's a look at what's ahead. View

Travel Agent's cruise section covers the latest news in the cruise industry, provides cruise deal and fam cruise information. From profiles of the trends and people of the cruise market to following river cruising and ocean cruising through our cruise blogs and stories, agents receive the information and details they need about cruises.