With “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” about to premiere July 20, Star Clippers announced a new seven-day Mamma Mia Highlights itinerary. Sailing through the Greek isles, the cruise will take passengers to a variety of locations from the original film. (travelagentcentral.com)
Windstar Cruises announced its ships will sail seven new itineraries in Europe next year. The 2019 season will see six new Mediterranean cruises from Windstar and one new northern Europe itinerary. (travelagentcentral.com)
Windstar Cruises has added more overnights and late-night port calls to its itineraries. Now, more than 45 percent of Windstar’s cruises offer a late night (10 p.m. or later) or overnight in port that allows cruisers more time to explore each destination. (travelagentcentral.com)
Windstar Cruises has doubled its number of Concierge Collection shore excursions in 2018, increasing the total number of these tours to 90. The Concierge Collection excursions are small-group experiences that range in size from just four to 16 guests—with most under 10. (travelagentcentral.com)
Star Clippers have launched the Mamma Mia itinerary exploring the Greek Islands where the first film was shot. There are four dates with departures from Piraeus on 18 May, June 8, June 29, 17 August 2019. The experience will take passengers to a range of Greek island destinations aboard the Star Flyer including the islands of Skiathos and Skopelos. (etbtravelnews.global)
Small ship cruise line Windstar Cruises has hired a team of sommeliers to serve guests on sailings in 270 ports around the world. These new wine experts provide a major guest enhancement as the summer cruise season begins and builds on the trend for ongoing, fleet-wide enhancements to the line’s wine, beverage and culinary programs in 2018.
Wild Earth Travel is later this year embarking on an exclusive small ship cruise timed to commemorate the centenary of the First World War Armistice on the Eastern Front, accompanied by prominent historian Jay Winter.
Sea Cloud Cruises announced it has promoted Kathryn Whittaker to captain of the 94-passenger Sea Cloud II. Whittaker is the first female Canadian captain of a passenger cruise ship, the company said, and the first female captain for Sea Cloud. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Following the announcement that Windstar Cruises and the James Beard Foundation have extended their partnership to explore the world through expert-led, locally inspired cruise cuisine through early 2021, the line reveals the latest chef and sommelier team in its series of culinary themed cruises setting sail this year, as well as the addition of a star sommelier to a previously announced sailing in Norway.
Cruise guests on Windstar’s 51-day Grand Mediterranean adventure will embark the 310-passenger MSY Wind Surf on July 7, 2019, in Europe’s Westernmost port of Lisbon, Portugal, prepared for an epic adventure visiting the best ports in central Europe sailing across the culturally-rich Mediterranean, one of the world’s most beautiful seas.