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Featured Cruises – August 27, 2016

On September 26th the Norwegian Pearl begins a 20-day trip from Vancouver to Miami with a 5-night cruise down the Pacific coast to LA. After arriving in Miami it’ll be offering 10-12 day cruises through the Caribbean and the Panama Canal throughout the 2016-2017 winter.

Departing Today

Carnival Splendor
8 Night Eastern Cairbbean
Departing from: Miami, Florida
Visiting: Grand Turk Island, Turks & Caicos; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Basseterre, St. Kitts; Philipsburg, St. Maarten

More Cruises Sailing Saturday August 27th:
Wind Star7 Night Greece
Nieuw Amsterdam7 Night Alaska Glacier Discovery
Silver Galapagos7 Night North Central Galapagos
Star Breeze8 Night Classic Italy and Dalmatian Coast
Avalon Tranquility II7 Night Romantic Rhine Southbound


Departing in 30 Days – September 26, 2016

Norwegian Pearl
5 Night Pacific Coastal Southbound
Departing from: Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
Visiting: Victoria, British Columbia; San Francisco, California; San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

More Cruises Sailing Monday September 26th:
AmaDara7 Night Vietnam Cambodia and the Riches of the Mekong
Norwegian Sun4 Night Pacific Coastal Southbound
Ruby Princess4 Night West Coast Getaway with Santa Barbara
Empress of the Seas5 Night Key West and Cozumel
AmaPrima7 Night The Enchanting Rhine Southbound


Departing in 90 Days – November 25, 2016

Viking Ve
7 Night Danube Waltz Eastbound
Departing from: Passau, Germany
Visiting: Linz (Cesky Krumlov), Austria; Durnstein, Austria; Melk, Austria; Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary

More Cruises Sailing Friday November 25th:
Norwegian Jewel14 Night Panama Canal Eastbound
Carnival Victory3 Night Bahamas
MSC Splendida7 Night Western Mediterranean
Carnival Magic8 Night Eastern Caribbean
Majesty of the Seas3 Night Bahamas


Departing in 6 months – February 23, 2017

Carnival Imagination
3 Night Baja Mexico
Departing from: Long Beach (Los Angeles), California
Visiting: Ensenada, Mexico

More Cruises Sailing Thursday February 23rd:
Carnival Ecstasy5 Night Bahamas
Disney Wonder3 Night Bahamas
Carnival Paradise4 Night Western Caribbean
Norwegian Spirit10 Night Canary Islands and Morocco
Crystal Symphony12 Night Malay Archipelago Mystique


Departing in 1 year – August 27, 2017

Oosterdam
12 Night Mediterranean Empires
Departing from: Venice, Italy
Visiting: Katakolon (Olympia), Greece; Piraeus (Athens), Greece; Cruise Dardanelles; Istanbul, Turkey; Mykonos, Greece; Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey; Santorini (Thira), Greece; Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece

More Cruises Sailing Sunday August 27th:
Carnival Pride7 Night Eastern Caribbean
Celebrity Infinity7 Night Alaska Hubbard Glacier
Carnival Imagination4 Night Catalina and Baja Mexico
Carnival Splendor7 Night Eastern Caribbean
Carnival Fascination7 Night Southern Caribbean

Featured Cruises – August 22, 2016

Today’s featured cruises include Carnival cruises to the eastern and southern Caribbean plus a week-long fjord exploration in Alaska…

Departing Today

Costa Diadema
7 Night Marvellous Mediterranean
Departing from: Barcelona, Spain
Visiting: Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands; Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Savona (Genoa), Italy; Marseille (Provence), France

More Cruises Sailing Monday August 22nd:
Le Soleal13 Night Alaska and British Columbia
Enchantment of the Seas4 Night Bahamas
Norwegian Sun7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay Northbound
Seabourn Sojourn10 Night Rivieras and Spanish Splendours
Carnival Liberty5 Night Western Caribbean


Departing in 30 Days – September 21, 2016

Volendam
7 Night Alaska Glacier Discovery
Departing from: Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
Visiting: Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Tracy Arm For Service Call Only; Skagway, Alaska; Cruise Glacier Bay National Park; Ketchikan, Alaska

More Cruises Sailing Wednesday September 21st:
Jewel of the Seas9 Night Greek Isles
MSC Fantasia7 Night Western Mediterranean
River Empress7 Night Castles Along The Rhine
Viking Kvasir7 Night Rhine Getaway Northbound
Seven Seas Mariner10 Night Autumn Delights


Departing in 90 Days – November 20, 2016

Carnival Fascination
7 Night Southern Caribbean
Departing from: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Visiting: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St. Lucia; Basseterre, St. Kitts; Philipsburg, St. Maarten

More Cruises Sailing Sunday November 20th:
Carnival Valor4 Night Bahamas
Norwegian Gem14 Night Southern Caribbean
Viking Sea14 Night Cities of Antiquity and the Holy Land Eastbound
Costa Deliziosa7 Night Greek Islands
Zuiderdam10 Night Panama Canal Sunfarer


Departing in 6 months – February 18, 2017

Carnival Glory
7 Night Eastern Caribbean
Departing from: Miami, Florida
Visiting: Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Grand Turk Island, Turks & Caicos

More Cruises Sailing Saturday February 18th:
Norwegian Epic7 Night Western Caribbean
Seabourn Sojourn14 Night China and Asian Isles
Eurodam14 Night Eastern / Western Caribbean
Carnival Ecstasy5 Night Bahamas
Norwegian Epic14 Night Western and Eastern Caribbean


Departing in 1 year – August 22, 2017

Carnival Legend
7 Night Alaska Tracy Arm Fjord
Departing from: Seattle, Washington
Visiting: Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Ketchikan, Alaska; Victoria, British Columbia

More Cruises Sailing Tuesday August 22nd:
Avalon Creativity14 Night Grand France Southbound
Avalon Affinity14 Night Grand France Northbound
Avalon Affinity7 Night Burgundy and Provence Northbound
Viking Embla10 Night Passage To Eastern Europe Eastbound
Vision of the Seas16 Night Transatlantic Westbound

Featured Cruises – August 15, 2016

Today’s featured destinations include the Mediterranean, western Europe, the western Caribbean and southern Caribbean (that includes places like Curacao and Aruba)…

Departing Today

Costa neoClassica
11 Night Jewel Islands Of The Mediterranean
Departing from: Savona (Genoa), Italy
Visiting: Portoferraio, Elba; Capri (Isola Di Capri), Italy; Salerno (Amalfi Coast), Italy; Catania, Sicily, Italy; Valletta, Malta; Trapani, Sicily, Italy; Olbia, Sardinia, Italy; Propriano, Corsica, France; Toulon, France

More Cruises Sailing Monday August 15th:
Norwegian Sun14 Night Alaska
Diamond Princess16 Night Grand Japan With Kumano Fireworks Festival
AmaPrima14 Night Magnificient Europe Eastbound
Viking Gullveig9 Night Budapest To Bavaria
Carnival Sensation5 Night Western Caribbean


Departing in 30 Days – September 14, 2016

MSC Opera
14 Night Western Europe Southbound
Departing from: Copenhagen, Denmark
Visiting: Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany; Goteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Le Havre (Paris), France; Ferrol, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; Cadiz (Seville), Spain; Gibraltar (U.K.); Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands; Genoa, Italy

More Cruises Sailing Wednesday September 14th:
AmaCerto7 Night Enchanting Rhine Southbound
River Queen12 Night Legendary Rhine and Moselle
River Empress7 Night Castles Along the Rhine
Crystal Symphony11 Night Mediterranean Reflections
Costa Favolosa9 Night Beyond the Pillars of Hercules


Departing in 90 Days – November 13, 2016

Carnival Breeze
7 Night Western Caribbean
Departing from: Galveston, Texas
Visiting: Montego Bay, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; Cozumel, Mexico

More Cruises Sailing Sunday November 13th:
Costa Fascinosa7 Night Blue is the Color
River Royale7 Night Bordeaux Vineyards And Chateaux
Celebrity Eclipse14 Night Exotic Southern Caribbean
Costa Pacifica7 Night Mediterranean Heart
Koningsdam21 Night Southern Caribbean Seafarer/Wayfarer


Departing in 6 months – February 11, 2017

Caribbean Princess
8 Night Southern Caribbean
Departing from: Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Visiting: Willemstad, Curacao; Oranjestad, Aruba; Bonaire, Netherlands Special Municipality

More Cruises Sailing Saturday February 11th:
Wind Surf7 Night Classic Caribbean
Carnival Miracle7 Night Mexican Riviera
Norwegian Escape7 Night Eastern Caribbean
Carnival Sunshine8 Night Eastern Caribbean
Norwegian Epic14 Night Eastern and Western Caribbean


Departing in 1 year – August 15, 2017

Oosterdam
24 Night Mediterranean Magic
Departing from: Barcelona, Spain
Visiting: Toulon, France; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Naples, Italy; Cruise Strait Of Messina; Taormina (Naxos), Sicily, Italy; Sarande, Albania; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Split, Croatia; Venice, Italy; Katakolon (Olympia), Greece… View more

More Cruises Sailing Tuesday August 15th:
Avalon Creativity7 Night Paris to Normandy
Avalon Visionary7 Night The Legendary Danube
Seabourn Sojourn11 Night Ultimate Alaska Sojourn
Seabourn Sojourn25 Night Exploration Of The Last Frontier
Avalon Affinity7 Night Burgundy and Provence Southbound

Featured Cruises – August 7, 2016

Check out today’s featured cruises for ideas for your next cruise, like a river cruise on the Rhine, 12 nights on the Mediterranean or a quick 3 nights to the Bahamas…

Departing Today

Avalon Felicity
7 Night Romantic Rhine Northbound
Departing from: Basel, Switzerland
Visiting: Strasbourg, France; Mannheim (Heidelberg), Germany; Mainz, Germany; Rudesheim, Germany; Cruise Rhine Gorge; Koblenz, Germany; Cologne, Germany; Amsterdam, Netherlands

More Cruises Sailing Sunday August 7th:
S.S. Antoinette7 Night Castles Along The Rhine
Carnival Pride7 Night Bahamas and Florida
River Baroness7 Night Paris and Normandy
River Ambassador7 Night Danube Discovery
Viking Hlin7 Night Rhine Getaway Southbound


Departing in 30 Days – September 6, 2016

Norwegian Spirit
12 Night Grand Mediterranean
Departing from: Barcelona, Spain
Visiting: Toulon, France; Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Naples, Italy; Mykonos, Greece; Piraeus (Athens), Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Kotor, Montenegro; Venice, Italy

More Cruises Sailing Tuesday September 6th:
Avalon Creativity7 Night Paris to Normandys Landing Beaches
Avalon Creativity14 Night Grand France Southbound
Carnival Legend7 Night Alaska With Glacier Bay
Avalon Affinity7 Night Burgundy and Provence Northbound
Prinsendam14 Night Bourgundian Explorer


Departing in 90 Days – November 5, 2016

Carnival Magic
7 Night Western Caribbean
Departing from: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
Visiting: Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras; Cozumel, Mexico

More Cruises Sailing Saturday November 5th:
Celebrity Summit7 Night Southern Caribbean
Norwegian Spirit12 Night Grand Mediterranean
Viking Delling11 Night Paris Burgundy and Provence
Avalon Imagery II7 Night Romantic Rhine – Northbound
Carnival Ecstasy7 Night Bermuda


Departing in 6 months – February 3, 2017

Majesty of the Seas
3 Night Bahamas
Departing from: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
Visiting: Nassau, Bahamas; Cococay (Cruiseline Private Island)

More Cruises Sailing Friday February 3rd:
Island Princess15 Night Panama Canal – 2 Day Canal Experience
Navigator of the Seas9 Night Southern Caribbean
Diamond Princess16 Night Malaysia Thailand and Vietnam
Disney Magic5 Night Bahamas
Serenade of the Seas10 Night Southern Caribbean


Departing in 1 year – August 7, 2017

Disney Wonder
7 Night Alaska
Departing from: Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
Visiting: Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Ketchikan, Alaska

More Cruises Sailing Monday August 7th:
Carnival Sunshine5 Night Canada/New England
AmaDara7 Night Vietnam Cambodia and the Riches of the Mekong
Carnival Victory4 Night Western Caribbean
Norwegian Sun7 Night Alaska Sawyer Glacier Southbound
AmaCerto7 Night Gems of Southeast Europe Eastbound

Today’s Cruises – September 16, 2013

There are 21 cruise ships starting voyages today, September 16, 2013, including:

Looking ahead:  If you’d like to schedule a little break in the middle of the Holiday Season, there are 18 cruises scheduled to depart on Monday, December 16, 2013 – most of them getting you back home just in time for Christmas.

Featured Ship: Seabourn Quest

Seabourn Quest is the newest ship in their fleet, having made its initial voyages in 2011.  Like the other five Seabourn ships, a Quest cruise is a luxury experience – suites, more suites and nothing but suites.  The room sizes range from 295 to 1,682 square feet so some suites are, well, sweeter than others.  But all 225 have ocean views and most have verandas.

seabourn-quest-wintergarden-suiteThe top of the line accommodations are the five “Owner’s Suites” (up to 1,062 square feet) and four two-bedroom “Grand Suites” (up to 1,682 square feet).  Although smaller (around 530 square feet), the 22 “Penthouse Suites” live up to their name and are located on Quest’s upper decks.  Penthouse Spa Suites are located near “The Spa at Seabourn” – which claims to be the largest spa facility on any cruise ships.

Dining on Quest includes the indoor-outdoor cafe “The Colonnade”, the Patio Grill and two primary dining rooms known as The Restaurant and Restaurant 2.  Bars and lounges include the Observation Bar, Sky Bar, Patio Bar and The Club.  It wouldn’t be a cruise ship with an entertainment venue, called the “Grand Salon” on Quest, featuring lectures, cooking demonstrations and movies during the day plus dancing and live performances at night.

seabourn-quest-swimming-poolSeabourn guests can stay active in the top deck swimming pool, in the well-equipped fitness studio or the shuffleboard and putting green of “The Retreat”.  When the water is warm, the captain has option of opening the “Marina”, an opportunity for guests to do some sailing, canoeing and swimming off the aft end of the ship.

TheCruiseNexus.com has a complete schedule of upcoming Seabourn Quest cruises, as well as the rest of the Seabourn fleet.   Quest currently spends the northern hemisphere summer cruising the Mediterranean.  The rest of the year is spent in the southern hemisphere (where, conveniently, it’s summer again) cruising around South America and making some exceedingly memorable 21-day cruises to Antarctica.

Featured Ship: Costa Fascinosa

Costa Fascinosa joined the Costa cruises in 2012, matching its sister ship Costa Favolosa as the largest in the fleet with a capacity of 3,016 passengers.  Let’s see…3,016 divided by 2…that means there are 1,508 guest rooms on the ship.  For those looking for a special relaxing experience, there are 91 Samsara cabins and suites with direct access to Fascinosa’s spa facilities, as well as a bunch of exclusive spa/wellness amenities.  In total, there are 524 cabins with private balconies (including all of the suites).

“Wellness” is emphasized on Costa Fascinosa.  The Samsara Spa facilities are spread across two levels and include a gym, baths, a “thalassotherapy” pool, treatment rooms, sauna, Turkish bath and a UVA-ray solarium.  The ship also has four pools, 5 Jacuzzis, an outdoor jogging track and a “multipurpose pitch” for group sports.

costa-fascinosa_poolFor your eating and drinking enjoyment there are five restaurants and 13 (!) bars on-board.  The restaurants include two “specialty” venues (i.e. “additional fee required”), the Club restaurant and the Samsara restaurant.  As you may have guessed, Samsara specializes in healthier fare – and those staying in the Samsara cabins and suites don’t have to pay that “additional fee”.

Entertainment on Fascinosa includes a big theatre with live entertainment, a 4D cinema, a Grand Prix racing simulator, a disco and a casino.  The public spaces on the ship are also entertaining, with over 300 original works of art.

As of August 2013, Costa Fascinosa is scheduled to spend most of the year sailing the Mediterranean and around South America, with departures from cities like Barcelona, Venice, Istanbul and Buenos Aires.  And we also have early schedule information for Costa’s next, even bigger ship: Costa Diadema, due to launch November 2014.

Featured Ship: Celebrity Reflection

Celebrity Reflection joined the Celebrity Cruises fleet in 2012, the latest “Solstice Class” ship afloat and offering a new level of amenities.  Reflection quickly became that cruise line’s busiest ship, currently splitting its time between sailing the Mediterranean out of Civitavecchia (near Rome) and cruising the Caribbean from Miami.

celebrity-reflection-sky-suiteBeyond the usual variety of standard staterooms, Reflection has an unusually large number of suite types.  There are 34 AquaClass suites situated near the AquaSpa and include priority dining at the healthy Blu specialty restaurant.  Penthouse Suites have lots of living space, including a living/dining area that’s bigger than most staterooms – you also get a butler to help you find your way around all that space.  At the top end of on-board accommodations is the Reflection Suite.  A two-bedroom suite with butler service and all kinds of other high-end amenities, its most notable feature is the bathroom – specifically, the shower: perfect for your inner exhibitionist, it’s a glass-enclosed rain shower that hangs off the edge of the ship!

celebrity-reflection-lawn-club-grillReflection’s top deck features include the “Hey, they’re growing grass up there!” Lawn Club, where you can take an art class, grab something to eat in The Lawn Club Grill or have a small party in one of the private Alcoves cabanas.  For some indoor relaxation the AquaSpa was given some updates plus new spa and salon services.

“Qsine” is the newest restaurant, offering items designed to impress “foodies” (and with iPad menus).  The aforementioned Blu is aimed at the healthy, spa-interested crowd.  Murano offers Celebrity’s modern take on classic French cuisine.  Tuscan Grille is an “Italian steakhouse” with one of the nicest contemporary atmospheres you’ll find on a cruise ship.  And, of course, there’s the big open-round-the-clock Main Restaurant, the casual Oceanview Cafe and bars and lounges all over the ship.