Monthly Archives: April 2019

Can you guess these cities?

Here is a quiz to test your familiarity with world cities and destinations. It's a mix of easy and more difficult questions to test your knowledge. Good luck! ​ Can you guess the city? We'll show iconic images from around the world. Some are easy and others a bit harder. Can you guess the city where it is located?   10 Questions by Sophisticated Cruising Which European capitol city is this? Which Mediterranean island is this? Which city is the home to this ancient wonder? This is a harder question, but this old Asian trading city blends its history ......

By |2020-09-08T14:03:40-07:00April 23rd, 2019|

Who owns my favorite cruise line?

IT'S HARD TO KEEP TRACK! The world's largest cruise industry trade association, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), lists 36 ocean cruise lines in the U.S., Europe and Australia. Throughout the modern cruise line history, cruise lines have come and gone, and merged to form mammoth mega branded lines. New brands are appearing each year SOME NEW OWNERS IMPROVE QUALITY & SERVICE LEVELS WHILE OTHERS DROP THEM It's hard to kept track of who owns your favorite cruise line. Why is it important? Changes in ownership affect cruise lines. A new owner might make a major ......

By |2020-09-08T14:04:21-07:00April 22nd, 2019|

Silversea Cruises unveils new Galapagos expedition ship – Silver Origin

Photo: Silversea This all new purpose-built ship will begin sailing the Galapagos Islands during the Summer 2020. Holding just 100 passengers, this all-suite and all-balcony luxury expedition ship will be staffed by experts certified by the National Park of Galapagos who will give guests daily presentations, lectures, and videos about the islands. Guests will enjoy 8 Zodiacs to ensure smooth and easy access to the islands. With a high  overall passenger to crew ratio of 1: 1.16 (the best in the Galapagos) and a small 1: 10 guide to guest ratio for more intimate exploration. Sophisticated & Modern Photo: ......

By |2020-09-08T14:05:34-07:00April 17th, 2019|

Celebrity fleet upgrades to Edge Class design

THE CELEBRITY “REVOLUTION” We have lots of fans of Celebrity Cruises among our clients. With the launch of the Celebrity Edge, we keep getting asked if and when the rest of the fleet will be updated to reflect the Edge designs. The answer is the process has already begun. The Celebrity Millennium and Summit have already been refurbished (Celebrity calls it the “Revolution”), and the schedule below shows how it will roll out across the entire fleet. A MAJOR REFURBISHMENT This isn’t just a minor fluff and paint. It is a major $500 million fleet-wide renovation. Every stateroom in ......

By |2020-09-08T14:06:54-07:00April 9th, 2019|
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