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Seatrade Cruise Global 2016: 4 Cruise Line Trends That Defined the Week of Mar. 11-17

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Michael Isenbek | March 20, 2016

Seatrade Cruise Global 2016: 4 Cruise Line Trends That Defined the Week of Mar. 11-17

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Seatrade Cruise Global 2016 is one of the year’s major gatherings for cruise industry professionals and TravelPulse cruise guru Jason Leppert was there in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Periscoping his experience live. Check out this video, which is a panel discussion about the cruise industry at a global level and features an all-star roster of cruise line CEOs. Links to videos covering other topics follow.

Holland America Line has thrown open the curtain on brand enhancements that will be introduced fleet-wide. These spruce-ups were just completed on the Eurodam and will be in place right out of the gate on the highly anticipated Koningsdam when it premieres in April. Remodeled suites, the new Music Walk entertainment venues and dining programs are just some of the many features. Click to learn more.

After three years in development, the South Florida-based Transgender Vacations is officially open for business. Focused on vacation programs for the transgender and cross-dressing communities, along with friends and family, the company’s initial offering is a European river cruise in partnership with UK-based Focus Diva. In addition to sightseeing and enjoying the vessel’s amenities, passengers can attend motivational talks and workshops featuring inspiring individuals in the LGBT community. Click to find out more.

Celebrity Cruises is expanding its sailings to the Galapagos Islands after a ton of positive passenger feedback, using phrases like “once in a lifetime,” “awe-inspiring,” and “life-changing,” according to President & CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo. Joining the 100-guest Xpedition will be two small ships — MV Eclipse and MC Athala II, two vessels owned by the recently acquired Ocean Adventures. This expansion will allow for more stops during a Galapagos tour, click for further information and a list of new destinations.


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