Cruise Ship News, 03/19/2013: Carnival’s Friends & Family Sale + More

Today’s Cruise Ship News Headlines:

Cruise Ship Celebrity Solstice

All-inclusive Cruising may come to Celebrity

- “All-inclusive” means different things to different lines. On a luxury cruise ship it can include everything from tips to drinks to flights, and in the case of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, shore excursions. It is not clear how inclusive a mainstream luxury line like Celebrity could realistically be, nor by how much prices might have to rise should each cruise ship include drinks and tips, for example.

Bayley, who has worked for Celebrity’s parent company, Royal Caribbean International, for more than three decades, also spoke about the line’s attempts at garnering a star rating for its cruise ship eateries.

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Norwegian Cruise Line’s 2014-15 Cruise Highlights


Norwegian Cruise Line’s Cruise Highlights Brochure is out now, showcasing the exciting year-round cruises in Europe, with four Freestyle Cruising® ships, and previewing the other great destinations travelled from Alaska to the Caribbean. With the first full season of Norwegian Breakaway included, it is the perfect time to book with the highest availability on the widest range of itineraries.

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Whether you’re a veteran Rome traveler or a first-timer, we highly recommend taking time to soak up the local culture. Break away from the tour guides and check out some of these overlooked spots.

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Carnival Cruise Lines is launching its first-ever “Friends & Family Rates Sale” offering savings of up to $600 per stateroom and 50 percent reduced deposits on a wide range of three- to 12-day “Fun Ship” departures through the end of August.
Reservations must be made between March 19-22, 2013, to qualify for the special Friends & Family Rates promotion…

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