Monday, May 15, 2017

Oceania Cruises makes fitness classes complimentary

Oceania Cruises' fitness and wellness classes will become complimentary starting May 23.  The change covers more than two dozen classes, all with professional instruction.
Included in the complimentary program are stretching and relaxing classes that typically last 25 minutes as well as more comprehensive programs such as Boot Camp, Full Body Strength Training and Core Conditioning, which are 45 minutes. Classes currently start at $17 per person. The move follows the recent installation of vegan menus on the ships and the launch in April of Wellness Tours Inspired by Canyon Ranch.

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AmaWaterways building Europe's largest river cruise ship

AmaWaterways on Friday unveiled a mega river ship that co-owner Rudi Schreiner said will be the largest in Europe. The AmaMagna, scheduled to launch in 2019, will be twice as wide as its current ships, enabling the construction of larger cabins. Cabins will average 300 square feet, with the passenger count increasing by just 34 from current ships, from 160 to 194, Schreiner said. He said the emphasis will be on "lots of play room" in spaces like the spa and gym. 
The ship, which will sail the Danube, will also have more restaurants, including al fresco dining, as well as an aft deck for water activities such as kayaks and jet skis. 
"AmaMagna will provide guests with generous personal space, the freedom of multiple dining choices and exceptional stateroom comfort," Schreiner said. The industry has been considering such projects for years, so AmaWaterways finally decided to push the envelope and build the bigger ship because of a shift in booking trends away from the smaller, less expensive cabins to the 235-square-foot double balcony cabins and suites on current ships.

For more information and to make reservations on any AMA River cruise,  contact The Cruise Professionals at at 203-288-1884 or email: .

Friday, May 12, 2017

Disney sails to Bermuda from New York

Disney Cruise Line fans will have two new ports to try in 2018, when the line has itineraries scheduled to call in Bermuda and Quebec City.  The Disney Magic will sail from New York in the fall of 2018 on five-day sailings that include two full days in Bermuda and six-day sailings that include three days in Bermuda.  Seven-day itineraries will depart both New York and Quebec City, with visits scheduled at Saguenay and Baie-Comeau.  From New York, the Disney Magic will also make seven-day roundtrips to Castaway Cay, Disneys private island in the Bahamas, and Port Canaveral, where a one-day Walt Disney World Park Hopper ticket plus complimentary round-trip transportation between the ship and the theme parks is included
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Carnival Sensation Cancels Ocho Rios Call Due to Medical Emergency

Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Sensation has had to cancel a planned call in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Monday due to a passenger onboard in need of urgent medical attention. Carnival Sensation had to return to Miami Saturday evening while en route to Ocho Rios in order to debark the guest. The guest disembarked early Sunday morning from the ship to a Miami Dade Rescue vessel and was taken to a shore side medical facility for further treatment.
Due to the time involved in the deviation, Carnival Sensation was forced to cancel the Monday call in Ocho Rios, Carnival said. The ship is due to return to Port Miami on Thursday, May 4, as scheduled.
Carnival sincerely apologies for the disruption of our guests vacation and is providing them with a 20 percent future cruise credit, the line said..
Carnival Sensation offers a series of four- and five-day cruises from Miami to the Bahamas, as well as the western and eastern Caribbean

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