Emeraude’s New Captain

Meet the Emeraude’s New Captain: Nguyễn Văn Quân In the mid 1970s, growing up on the edge of Halong Bay, Nguyễn Văn Quân’s mother used to let him sit on the bow of her sampan while she fished the waters. He would look out at the limestone karsts, rising all around him and his mother, […]

Explore the Amazon

Luxury river cruise specialist Avalon Waterways will operate its first itineraries on the mighty Amazon next year, introducing an 11-day Peruvian adventure in its newly released 2014 brochure. The Amazon expedition is one of several new initiatives announced by Avalon as it celebrates its 10th anniversary, including new ships, new itineraries and new theme cruises. […]

Oasis of the Seas to sail Europe in 2014

Royal Caribbean International announced last night that the world’s largest and most innovative cruise ship Oasis of the Seas will be sailing Europe for a short autumn season in 2014. Renowned worldwide for its award-winning Caribbean cruise vacations, Oasis of the Seas now will offer a sampling of its unrivalled Oasis-class experience in Europe. Oasis […]

Queen Elizabeth Salutes Queen Mary

For the first time since 1967 a Cunard Queen Elizabeth met with the long-retired Queen Mary in Long Beach last night – an event celebrated with an exchange of whistle salutes, fireworks and fanfare. In addition, a narrative of the ships’ histories was simulcast by Everette Hoard, speaking from the Bridge of Queen Elizabeth which […]