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Cruise Pulse: Top Stories for Dec. 2, 2015

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Viking Cruises | Jason Leppert | December 02, 2015

Cruise Pulse: Top Stories for Dec.  2, 2015

From our high seas sailing of the world wide web, check out some of today's top cruise stories...

Viking Exploration Comes to North America and the Caribbean with New Ocean Cruise Itineraries
Viking Ocean Cruises is on its way to North America and the Caribbean when its Viking Star arrives in September 2016 with five new itineraries.

Cunard Redefines Self-Service Dining Onboard Queen Mary 2
The Queen Mary 2 from Cunard Line is set to receive a redesigned Kings Court buffet during the vessel's planned refit in May to June 2016.

Chocolate Pairings with Tea and More Aboard Princess Cruises
In partenrship with master chocolatier and pastry designer Chef Norman Love, Princess Cruises is introducing new “Chocolate Journeys” offerings.

Oceania Cruises Selects Claudine Pépin as Sirena's Godmother
Oceania Cruises has chosen cookbook author and daughter of master chef Jacques Pépin, Claudine Pépin, as the godmother for its forthcoming Sirena.


At the American Group Travel Awards (AGTA), celebrating leading North American travel suppliers and organizations, Carnival Cruise Line was recognized as the Best Cruise Line for Group Travel.

Combining incusive cruises with land tours and roundtrip flights, Costa Cruises has revealed 10 new themed vacations for 2016 in conjunction with tour operator Central Holidays in Italy.

Caribbean cruise port Dominica is in the process of recovering from tropical storm Erika as it rebuilds island public and tourist facilities after lives were lost and damages reached $200 million.

American Samoa expects a busy 2016 cruise season as 15 ships, including maiden stops by Holland America Line's Noordam and Costa Cruises' Costa Atlantica, are scheduled to arrive beginning in February.

After the last call of the season by Princess Cruises' Ruby Princess, Santa Barbara, California recounts a good cruise year that brought about $250,000 into the local economy.

A call center for Norwegian Cruise Line opened in the company's new Sydney, Austrllia office led by five full-time cruise consultants.


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