This Week in Cruise: Celebrity, Cunard, Norwegian Post New Itineraries

Celebrity Cruises unveiled its set of South America and Panama Canal itineraries for 2015-16, with 34 different destinations in 15 countries. This season includes voyages to the Galapagos Islands, Alaska, South America & Panama Canal, Europe, Caribbean, ASia, Bermuda and Canada. Captain’s Club loyalty members will have exclusive 'Priority Access' for booking their South America and Panama Canal trips beginning today, five days before the official on-sale date Tuesday, March 11.

Cunard Line also announced a series of cruises, this time in coordination with the line's 175th Anniversary in 2015. These sailings will include adventures aboard Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth.

The 175th Anniversary Cruises will go on sale to the public on March 13. Diamond and Platinum World Club members will be able to book beginning on March 11, 2014, two days earlier than the public sale date. Past passengers may also receive 5 percent off fares through Aug. 31, 2014.

Norwegian Cruise Line was next to reveal new itineraries for the Norwegian Epic’s 2015/2016 winter season. The ship will sail these voyages from its new year-round homeport of Barcelona, Spain. From Nov. 29, 2015 through April 7, 2016, Norwegian Epic will set sail from Barcelona on 10-day Canary Islands & Morocco itineraries, and 10, 11- or 12-day Western Mediterranean itineraries. Norwegian Epic’s new Europe itineraries will open for sale in April 2014.

Lastly, Variety Cruises is offering reduced fares on seventeen cruise sailings throughout Spring, Summer and Fall 2014. Travelers who mention “Summer Special 2014” at the time of booking can save 25 percent on five different cruises of the Mediterranean or Indian Ocean islands. The cruises include Jewels of the Cyclades, Aegean Odyssey, Adriatic Odyssey, Seychelles and Treasures of South Italy and Malta.


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