With Costa Diadema's November introduction, Costa Crociere is rolling out three new types of shore excursions: 'Easy,' 'Discover and Taste' and bike tours. Plus, there will be special tours for the ship's three inaugural cruises, for example, one that targets Formula 1 fans.
Starting in 2015, all Windstar Cruises itineraries will feature an included shoreside Private Event. These range from an after-hours tour and dinner under the stars at the Celsus Library of Ephesus to a private ballet performance in the Odessa National Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Crystal Serenity's Nov. 5 East Coast sailing from New York to Miami highlights US history with numerous excursions focused on American heritage.
Update adds a comment from Carnival Cruise Lines.
In its first investigative report into parasailing, the National Transportation Safety Board found a largely unregulated activity with serious accidents and deaths frequently caused by faulty equipment. The board did not single out cruise-related excursions, however one of the eight incidents it reviewed involved a fatality on a cruise line tour in St. Thomas three years ago.
Paul Gauguin Cruises is offering a variety of shore excursions for food and wine connoisseurs in connection with this summer's seven-night Europe voyages.
Scenic Cruises'144-page 2015 brochure details all-inclusive offerings, including new France itineraries, and accompanying new excursions such as a private soiree in a Médoc château. Plus, the new Scenic Opal and Scenic Jasper will usher in the next generation of ‘Space-Ships.’
Emilio Freeman, who fostered shore excursion product development and worked to improve sales and customer service and motivate shipboard staff with incentives and educational programs, is leaving Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Continuing a long relationship with PBS, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and partner Artful Travelers plan a 12-night Baltic sailing featuring PBS personalities and a visit with the chatelaine of Highclere Castle where 'Downton Abbey' is filmed.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is close to launching a new e-commerce company in a bid to capture a larger share of the global travel market by offering quality destination experiences to all travelers, Seatrade Insider has learned.
Roberta Jacoby, who spent 35 years at the Carnival group in various senior roles, is joining Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. as managing director of global tour operations, Seatrade Insider has learned. She will succeed John Weis, who is moving to lead a new Royal Caribbean tour venture.