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Carnival Honors Travel Agents With New "Excellence Awards"    

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Carnival Cruise Lines honored 15 travel agencies in the U.S. and Canada this week with new "Excellence Awards." The sales team selected these agencies for innovative marketing, brand advocacy and sales success strategies. More>>

Hurtigruten Offers New Astronomy Voyages   

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The Astronomy Voyages run round trip between the UNESCO-listed harbor city of Bergen and the Arctic city of Kirkenes. Here's what star-gazing travelers can expect. More>>

Carnival Pride to Offer New Sailings to the Caribbean and San Juan From Baltimore   

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Carnival Pride will operate a series of 10-, 11- and 14-day cruises either round-trip from Baltimore or one-way between Baltimore and San Juan in 2015 and 2016. Here's a full look at the schedule. More>>

CroisiEurope Details Its 2014 Christmas and New Year’s Cruises   

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Ranging from three to six days, these holiday cruises include optional excursions to Europe’s Christmas markets, local Christmas Eve masses and guided city tours. Here's a full breakdown of what's on offer. More>>

Agents Sound Off on Disney's NCF and Commission Changes    

News By: Susan Young

Yesterday, NCF increases of $5 to $10 per person daily went into effect for Disney Cruise Line's voyages of up to 10 days, and Adventures by Disney eliminated agent commission for air and non-Disney property stays. Here's what agents are saying about the changes. More>>

MSC Cruises Offers Grand Voyage and Wine Theme Cruises for Fall 2014   

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MSC Cruises is offering fall cruise departures including a Grand Voyage that explores the capitals of Europe and South America and a series of themed “On The Wine Routes” cruises. Here's a look at what's on offer. More>>

South Carolina Ports Again Seek Cruise Terminal Permit   

Nearly a year after a judge tossed out a permit for a $35 million cruise terminal in Charleston, the South Carolina Ports Authority is once again seeking federal permission for the project. Here's the latest. More>>

Disney Cruise Line Raises NCFs; Adventures by Disney Modifies Commission Policy   

News By: Susan Young

Starting today, August 18, agents will notice higher NCFs (non-commissionable charges) as Disney Cruise Line plans to restructure its NCF approach on a sliding scale based on the length of their cruise. Here's a full breakdown of the new policy. More>>

This Week in Cruise: Cunard's Queen Victoria Schedules January Drudock; Royal Caribbean Invests in Virus Protection Technology   

News By: Elliott Mest

In the top cruise news of the week, Cunard Line's Queen Victoria will enter a scheduled January 2015 drydock at the Blohm & Voss Shipard in Hamburg, Germany for updates; Royal Caribbean extends its contract with ByoPlanet International for a new health and safety initiative; and Quark Expeditions...More>>

Stat: Americans Only Spend an Hour a Day Relaxing   

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In honor of the recent National Relaxation Day, Princess Cruises has released its fifth annual Relaxation Report breaking down the relaxation habits among U.S. travelers. Here's a handy infographic summarizing the report. More>>