At Seatrade Cruise Global this week, Katharine Bonner, Tauck's senior vice president of river and small ship cruising, conducted a press briefing about the new 84-passenger Andorinha, its new top-deck features and the new Douro River itineraries. Here's an inside look.
Travel Agent sailed on back-to-back Rhine River cruises on AmaWaterways' AmaStella in December. Check out our first-hand review of the river vessel plus 40+ original photos of our accommodations and public spaces.
While the holidays are over, they'll be here again in just 11 months. Now is a good time to begin positioning a Christmas Markets cruise or holiday river sailing with clients. Travel Agent sailed on AmaStella last month and here are our gleanings and tips.
After confirming last week that it would begin charging for room service (except continental breakfast), Carnival Cruise Line has put the brakes on that immediate change, saying it's taking more time to review and make adjustments. Here's the latest.
River cruise is up 55 percent, luxury 19 percent and land up 20 percent, Cruise Planners executives revealed to the 600 franchise agents attending the group's 2018 Conference in Hollywood, FL, this week. Here's the latest from the event.
Themed "The Greatest Show for 25 Years," the 2018 Cruise Planners Convention kicked off at the Diplomat Beach Hotel, Hollywood, FL, on Tuesday, in time for the organization's 25th anniversary. Here's our firsthand report.
Selling the Galapagos takes a bit more finesse by a travel advisor than selling a cruise to the Caribbean or Europe. Celebrity Cruises' Dondra Ritzenthaler gives tips for selling and marketing this "bucket list" eco-destination.
Purpose-built for Alaska cruising, the new 4,004-passenger Norwegian Bliss debuted in May. We chatted with agents about their own onboard experiences or how their clients have liked the ship. Here's what they had to say.