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Norwegian Breakaway
Like sister ship Norwegian Breakaway, which launches in April 2013, Getaway’s hull will sport a Peter Max design.

Silversea Launches New Fare Options, Guarantee

Silversea has introduced new Silver Privilege fares on all voyages. They are structured to make the cruise buying decision easier by offering guests one simple low fare for their desired suite. The fares are cruise-only and reward guests who book early, while allowing them to add optional air, transfer, hotel and land programs.

On November 1, a new Fare Guarantee Program went into effect for all voyages departing on or after June 1, 2013. It ensures that those who book early will be able to reserve their suite and benefit from any future reduction in the Silver Privilege fares for their voyage. If Silversea reduces the Silver Privilege fares on the voyage after a booking has been made, the guest may request an adjustment equal to the amount of the fare reduction in the relevant suite category. Adjustments will be in the form of a shipboard credit, suite upgrade, future cruise credit, fare reduction or other method.

Holland America Adds More Alaska CruiseTours

Holland America Line is expanding its Alaska CruiseTour program for 2013 with several new additions, including three new Triple Denali itineraries, four new short pre- or post- “Sampler” tours for guests with limited time, and enhancements to existing CruiseTours. The line has also designed four of its most popular tours to allow them to begin and end in Seattle. For the 2013 Alaska season, the Amsterdam will join Volendam and Zuiderdam on select CruiseTours during the seven-day Inside Passage itineraries sailing round-trip from Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

New Norwegian Ship Set for Early 2014 Launch

Executives and officials from Norwegian Cruise Line and ship builders Meyer Werft took part in a keel laying ceremony for Norwegian Getaway late last month. The ship will begin weekly seven-day cruises year-round from Miami to the Eastern Caribbean on February 1, 2014. It will be the largest vessel to homeport year-round in Miami, carrying 4,000 passengers to such ports as Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.; and Nassau, Bahamas.