Carnival to sail Long Beach-Tokyo cruise in 2024

Carnival Cruise Line will offer four new long itineraries in 2024, including transpacific voyages for the first time between Long Beach, Calif., and Tokyo.  Carnival will also sail between Sydney and Singapore in 2024. The itineraries mark a few firsts […]

Travel Leaders has proof that the use of travel advisors has risen

NEW YORK — Lead-generation evidence compiled by Travel Leaders Network suggests a trend many have discussed anecdotally: An increasing number of consumers want to work with travel advisors. Twenty percent of leads coming through TravelLeaders.com come from consumers who never […]

Travel Leaders Network will replace its cruise booking tool

NEW YORK — Travel Leaders Network plans to sunset its legacy cruise-booking platform CruisePro this year in favor of Cruise Complete, powered by Travelport Cruise & Tour.  Additionally, Travel Leaders plans to introduce a new leisure booking tool powered by […]

Oceania's Allura will set sail in spring 2025

The second ship in Oceania Cruises’ Allura class will be called the Allura and is expected to enter service in spring 2025. The 1,200-passenger Allura will be a sister ship to the Vista, which is scheduled to make its debut […]

Outrigger would like to expand into Florida and California

Fresh off last year’s entry into Thailand, Hawaii’s Outrigger Resorts & Hotels is eyeing expansion into markets like Australia, Mexico, California and Florida. At the Americas Lodging Investment Summit in Los Angeles earlier this week, Outrigger CEO Jeff Wagoner told […]

Cruise expert explains how to choose a cruise line

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Cruise couple ‘outraged’ about confiscated item

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Viva Cruises launches winter sailings on Europe's rivers

Viva Cruises has launched year-round Europe river cruises as it kicks off its 2023 season.  The cruise line is operating cruises in January, February and March — the usual off-season for the Europe river cruise market — aboard its ships […]