Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Holland America Raises Gratuities Requirements

Holland America Line will charge an additional dollar per person, per day, for service charges on standard cabin bookings, and an additional $1.50 per person, per day, to passengers booked in suites effective May 1, 2017. The current hotel service charge for inside, ocean-view and balcony cabins is $12.50 per person, per day, which will be raised to $13.50. Gratuities for suites, currently $13.50 per person, per day, will jump to $15. Service charges, or gratuities, serve as compensation split among the ship's crew (from housekeeping staff and servers in the dining room to crew who work behind the scenes). If a passenger feels that service was not satisfactory, these charges can be removed at the end of a cruise by contacting the front desk. The updated charges take effect on each ship's first embarkation on or after May 1. The last time Holland America raised its gratuities was December 1, 2015.

For more information and to make reservations on a Holland America ship,  contact The Cruise Professionals at theCRUISEOUTLET.com at 203-288-1884 or email: info@thecruiseoutlet.com .

Friday, February 10, 2017

Carnival Horizon to Sail Four-Day Bermuda Cruises From New York

Carnival Cruise Line has announced that the new Carnival Horizon will offer a series of four-day Bermuda cruises from New York in spring and summer 2018, part of the ship’s inaugural season that includes previously announced voyages to Europe from Barcelona and the Caribbean from New York and Miami.
The four-day “long weekend” cruises will depart Thursdays and include a full-day visit to Bermuda where guests can relax on the island’s pink beaches, enjoy snorkeling, kayaking and other water sports, and visit historical landmarks such as Royal Naval Dockyard and Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, the oldest cast iron lighthouse in the Western Hemisphere. Five four-day Bermuda cruises will be offered, departing May 24, June 21, July 19, August 16 and September 13, 2018.
Including the five Bermuda sailings aboard Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line will offer 18 different voyages to the island in 2017-18 departing from five East Coast homeports, including Baltimore, Charleston, New York, Port Canaveral and Fort Lauderdale. 
Onboard Amenities
Among those is a bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction called SkyRide, an IMAX Theatre and a WaterWorks aqua park with a water tube slide called Kaleid-o-slide. A wide range of accommodations will also be offered, including spa cabins with exclusive privileges at the Cloud 9 Spa, larger staterooms in Family Harbor, and tropical-inspired Havana staterooms and suites with exclusive daytime access to a Cuban-themed bar and pool. 
A variety of dining and bar concepts and spectacular outdoor spaces found only on Carnival 
For more information, and to receive exclusive amenities and special rates or to make reservations on any Carnival Ship,  contact The Cruise Professionals at theCRUISEOUTLET.com at 203-288-1884 or email: info@thecruiseoutlet.com 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Cunard Lines

Cunard Lines  > For a limited time Clients can recieve
Free Double Upgrade - from Inside to Balcony
Free Drinks in Grill Suites
Reduced Deposit^
Past guests receive Free Gratuities‡

Available on 2017 Transatlantic Crossings and sailings to the Mediterranean, Europe, Iberia & Canary Islands, New England and Canada and Caribbean.
Queen Mary 2 - Eastbound Transatlantic Crossings
New York to Southampton - Inside fares from $1,199* - Departure dates available throughout 2017

Royal Caribbean Adds New Cuba Cruises With Havana Overnights

Royal Caribbean International has expanded its lineup of Cuba cruises to include new four- and five-night itineraries from Tampa with overnight visits to Havana. 
The new sailings, available now through November 4, will take place on Empress of the Seas and will also include stops in Key West, FL, and Cozumel, Mexico.
Guests on the Cuba cruises will get to enjoy people-to-people experiences, including a trip in a classic 1950s American car through Havana, with stops at the historic Hotel Nacional de Cuba and the Plaza de Revolucin, as well as a scenic drive along the islands famous Malecn waterfront. Additionally, a walking tour offers a close-up experience of the citys most famous locales, including the old quarter and the Havana Club Museum, a rum producer housed in an 18th-century colonial mansion. For those intrigued by literary greats, an excursion will take them to novelist Ernest Hemingways favorite haunts.
In the evenings, travelers can experience Cuba’s diverse nightlife. From visiting the famous Tropicana Club to enjoying a performance by the Buena Vista Social Club or witnessing the family friendly ceremonial cannon firing at El CaƱonazo, guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of Cuba after dark.

For more information and to make reservations on a Royal Caribbean vessel or to cruise to Cuba, contact The Cruise Professionals at theCRUISEOUTLET.com at 203-288-1884 or email: info@thecruiseoutlet.com .

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Carnival’s newest ship to sail from New York in 2018

The Horizon, the second ship in Carnival's Vista class, is scheduled to arrive in New York on May 23, 2018, after a 14-day repositioning cruise from Barcelona. It will sail from the Big Apple through Sept. 5 on eight-day cruises to the Caribbean, before redeploying to Miami on Sept. 22. Carnival said the 4,000-passenger ship will make its maiden voyage on April 2, 2018, with a 13-day Mediterranean cruise roundtrip from Barcelona. A couple of seven-day Med cruises follow. In addition to the new features introduced on the Carnival Vista, such as an IMAX theater and the SkyRide bicycle ride, there will be "a variety of unique dining and bar concepts and spectacular outdoor spaces.
For more information, receive exclusive amenities and rates and to make reservations on this or any Carnival Ship,  contact The Cruise Professionals at theCRUISEOUTLET.com at 203-288-1884 or email: info@thecruiseoutlet.com  For  exclusive rates and amenities.


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Jean-Michel Cousteau to Sail on Crystal Ships

Jean-Michel Cousteau – famous oceanographer and first son of ocean pioneer Jacques-Yves Cousteau – will join two luxury voyages aboard the Crystal Serenity this spring and fall, as well as an expedition sailing on the boutique yacht, Crystal Esprit. While on board, Cousteau will enlighten guests with expertise gained from decades as a leading explorer and conservationist, working in defense of the planet’s oceans. Crystal Serenity’s May 24 “Hawaiian Havens” sails the warmer regions of the Pacific Ocean; the October 27 “Amazon Escape” explores the Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean and Old Bahama Channel; and Crystal Esprit’s November 19 West Indies voyage sails round-trip from Marigot Bay through the deep Caribbean. In addition to lectures tailored to the region of each sailing, Cousteau will offer presentations discussing his father’s legend and his own legacy, as well as insights into ocean life that most captivates him, including the delicate balance of the roles of orcas and sharks. Guests will learn from Cousteau the connection between the oceans and everything else on the planet, and enjoy a glimpse of his newest film, which features images captured by Cousteau for the first time in his 60+ years of diving. Cousteau, who is the founder of the Ocean Futures Society, will also enlighten travelers about his extensive environmental and conservation efforts.
For more information, receive exclusive amenities and rates and to make reservations on this or any Crystal Ship,  contact The Cruise Professionals at theCRUISEOUTLET.com at 203-288-1884 or email: info@thecruiseoutlet.com  

Friday, January 13, 2017

Disney bringing back Star Wars Day at Sea in 2018

Disney Cruise Line will continue to put on its Star Wars Day at Sea in 2018, holding the event on 15 Disney Fantasy sailings to the Caribbean from January through April. There will be 15 sailings with the Star Wars Day at Sea this year. Disney introduced the event in last year. The event features a deck party with a fireworks display, character meet-and-greets, and Star Wars-themed family and youth activities. Disneys said that Star Wars-themed beverages, snacks, dinner menu items and desserts "please the palates of everyone from Padawans to Rebel pilots to Tusken Raiders."  The western Caribbean cruises depart Port Canaveral on Jan. 6 and 20; Feb. 3 and 17; March 3, 17 and 31; and April 14. The itinerary includes Cozumel, Mexico; Falmouth, Jamaica; Grand Cayman, and Disney's private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay. The eastern Caribbean cruises depart Jan. 13 and 27; Feb. 10 and 24; March 10 and 24; and April 7. The itinerary includes Tortola

For more information and to be make reservations for one of these sailings,  contact The Cruise Professionals at theCRUISEOUTLET.com at 203-288-1884 or email: info@thecruiseoutlet.com .