The American Queen Steamboat Company Acquires New Ship, Expands Westward and Partners with the National Trust

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American Empress joins fleet, Pacific Northwest Voyages begin April 2014

The American Queen Steamboat Company, owner and operator of the U.S-flagged American Queen, has purchased the Empress of the North from the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) for an undisclosed amount. To be renamed the American Empress, the vessel is scheduled to resume sailings on the great rivers of the Pacific Northwest April 2014, calling her homeport Portland, Ore. The American Empress will deliver riverboat opulence on a grand scale, following in the pedigree of the line’s namesake American Queen, and proudly serve as the largest overnight riverboat west of the Mississippi River.

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The American Queen Steamboat Company has added a new boat, the American Empress, to the fleet.


“The American Queen has ushered in a rebirth of U.S. river cruising, welcoming thousands to discover the heartland of the United States and its iconic port cities,” shares Ted Sykes, president and COO of the American Queen Steamboat Company. “Now the American Empress will continue that tradition as an ambassador to the Pacific Northwest, a region equally rich in American and natural history.”

A U.S.-flagged riverboat, the American Empress measures 360 ft. with five towering decks and accommodates 223 guests in 112 staterooms in seven categories. The American Empress will sail the Columbia River and Snake River, offering seven-day voyages between Portland, Ore. and Clarkston, Wash. Ports of call include Astoria, Wash.; Stevenson, Wash.; The Dalles, Ore.; Umatilla, Ore.; and Richland, Wash.

In describing the American Empress, Sykes said: “The staterooms are very spacious and they are all outside. She is not a steamboat, but she is a paddlewheeler, so the look and feel is similar to the American Queen. They are both American icons. The Empress will be refurbished before she is put into operation next April.” He added that there has been huge interest in the new boat by current passengers, and expects that many of the 600,000 Americans who go overseas for river cruising will look to exploring the rivers of their own country.

In describing the all-inclusive nature of the American Empress cruise, Sykes added that there would be some premium shore experiences, such as jet boating on the Snake River, which would carry an extra cost. These would be fully commissionable to travel agents.

The company has also partnered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which helps preserve American heritage, culture and promote National Treasures. As a key feature to the partnership, the American Queen Steamboat Company will make a corporate donation of five dollars to the National Trust for every river cruise booking as well as give guests the opportunity to match the donation.

Beginning June 30, 2013, American Queen travelers will have the opportunity to learn more about the National Trust’s National Treasure sites, located along the Mississippi River as well as the Pacific Northwest, where the American Empress will launch in April 2014. Special attention to preservation concepts and techniques, as well as the work of architects, historians and other professionals in the field of historic preservation will be highlighted onboard and onshore.

“We are proud to partner with the American Queen Steamboat Company and help bring America’s National Treasures to life,” shares Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust. “These places along our great waterways present the diversity of our nation’s built history and remind all of us of the importance of preserving the irreplaceable places that tell America’s stories.”

Through the partnership with the National Trust, American Queen Steamboat Company will become a contributing sponsor for four of the National Trust’s National Treasures: Mississippi Delta Heritage Area, Manhattan Project Historic Sites in Washington State, Willamette Falls Navigation Canal and Locks in Oregon and a future site to be named at a later date.

“Thousands of guests onboard the American Queen have rediscovered the treasures the U.S. heartland has to offer over the past year,” said Ted Sykes. “We are honored to play a role in the preservation of these sites with the National Trust and add new treasures for our guest experience as the American Empress sets sail in April 2014 on the majestic Columbia and Snake Rivers.”

American Queen Steamboat Company
The American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) is the owner and operator of the U.S. flagged American Queen, the largest, most opulent riverboat in the world. Longer than a football field, towering six decks in height and laced with fanciful gingerbread trim, she is a marvel of modern engineering. Her journeys through the heartland offer a unique perspective on America’s history, culture and landscape with convenient departures from some of America’s most iconic river port cities including Memphis, New Orleans, Cincinnati, Louisville, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and St. Paul. In April 2014, the AQSC will begin serving the Pacific Northwest with the opulence and grandeur of the American Empress. For additional information and reservations, contact the American Queen Steamboat Company at 888-749-5280, visit online or call a professional travel agent.

The American Queen Steamboat Company Unveils Guest Loyalty Program

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The American Queen Steamboat Company Unveils Guest Loyalty Program: “Steamboat Society of America”

Much of the American Queen Steamboat Company’s early success can be attributed to guests sharing stories of their memorable trips with friends, family and booking another voyage shortly after arriving home.

Valued return guests share a passion for U.S. river cruising and can now join the Steamboat Society of America, the company’s loyalty program, for special benefits and rewards on the American Queen and soon-to-be sailing American Empress (April 2014). Among the many benefits, guests receive their 10th cruise free.*

“As I visit with American Queen guests onboard I am always amazed how many have already sailed on multiple voyages with us and are now setting their sights to explore the Pacific Northwest on the American Empress,” shares the company’s President and COO Ted Sykes. “The Steamboat Society of America rewards our most loyal guests and encourages them to share their stories of why they are hooked on river cruising with the American Queen Steamboat Company.”

Among the benefits to the free Steamboat Society of America loyalty program are the following:

· A $100 per guest credit on each cruise and $200 per guest credit towards a future cruise fare when booked with deposit while onboard

· Priority check-in and early vessel pre-boarding

· Member access for breakfast or lunch when American Queen or American Empress are in port near home town and family or friend tours of the boat when sailing **

· Credits toward future cruise fares for members referring friends who book***

· Dedicated reservations line providing special service for members

· Private cocktail party for members-only hosted by the captain and executive officers onboard

*Up to $3,899 per person
**Subject to availability and reservations in advance
***$100 per referred guest booking and $100 per guest booking when providing member’s name at time of booking

To learn more about the Steamboat Society of America, request additional information and make reservations, contact the American Queen Steamboat Company at 888-749-5280, visit online or contact a professional travel agent.

American Queen Steamboat Company

The American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) is the owner and operator of the U.S. flagged American Queen, the largest, most opulent riverboat in the world. Longer than a football field, towering six decks in height and laced with fanciful gingerbread trim, she is a marvel of modern engineering. Her journeys through the heartland offer a unique perspective on America’s history, culture and landscape with convenient departures from some of America’s most iconic river port cities including Memphis, New Orleans, Cincinnati, Louisville, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and St. Paul. In April 2014, the AQSC will begin serving the Pacific Northwest with the opulence and grandeur of the American Empress. For additional information and reservations, contact the American Queen Steamboat Company at 888-749-5280, visit online

New loyalty program for American Queen guests

American Queen Steamboat Company unveils new loyalty program.

or call a professional travel agent.

MSC Roadshow for Agents

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During the MSC Agent Roadshow, agents can discover the latest highlights about the soon-to-arrive MSC Divina.

In October 2013, MSC Cruises kicks off its North American travel agent road show with presentations in New York, NY, King of Prussia, PA, Miami, FL and Toronto and Montreal, Canada. MSC expects to reach more than 400 agents during the tour. (Dates for MSC’s 2014 road shows are to be announced.)

NOTE: Road show events below are by invitation only and on an RSVP basis as space is limited

Agents will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the MSC sales team, discover the latest highlights about the soon-to-arrive MSC Divina, learn about the company’s overall commitment to the North American market as well as its policies, procedures and overall agency support. All events will include dinner presentations and special giveaways for agents.

“This upcoming road show is part of our ongoing commitment to working with agents and helping them grow their business,” said Ken Muskat, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, MSC Cruises USA. “They are truly our number one resource. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with our loyal travel partners and strengthen our relationships, while giving them a taste of what’s to come in North America.”

For more information, contact sales.service@.

MSC North America Roadshow Dates:

New York, NY
October 9, 2013
6:00-8:30PM
Crowne Plaza
66 Hale Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: (914) 682-0050
RSVP: http://bit.ly/WhitePlainsNY

King of Prussia, PA
October 10, 2013
6:30-8:30 PM
Little Italy’s Maggianos
160 N. Gulph Road, Suite 205
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Phone: (610) 992-3333
RSVP: http://bit.ly/KingOfPrussiaPA

Miami, FL
October 15, 2013
6:30-8:30 PM
Intercontinental Doral of Miami
2505 Northwest 87th Avenue
Doral, Florida 33172
Phone: (305) 468-1400
RSVP: http://bit.ly/MiamiFLA

Toronto, Canada
October 29th
5:30-8:30 PM
Sapore by Zafferano
8000 Highway #27
Woodbridge
located just north of Highway #407 on Highway #27
Phone: 905.851.3355

Montreal, Quebec
October 30th
Ristorante Bice
1504 Sherbrooke Street West
H3G 1L3
Phone: 514.937-6009

About MSC Divina
Christened by legendary actress and “diva” Sophia Loren, MSC Divina features 1,751 staterooms, 322,900 square feet of public space, a casino, seven restaurants, 18 bars and lounges, five swimming pools (including an infinity pool), a bowling alley, theater, gym, spa, internet café, conference center, kids and teen areas, and the lines signature ship within a ship, MSC Yacht Club.

American Queen Steamboat Company Celebrates River Traditions with 2013 Old Fashioned Holidays Voyages

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Celebrate the holidays Cajun-style aboard the American Queen.

“ ‘Tis the season” and “deck the halls” aboard the largest, most opulent riverboat in the world on the mighty Mississippi River. The American Queen Steamboat Company is stuffing stockings and celebrating classic Cajun and Creole traditions of the antebellum south. Three Old Fashioned Holidays on the American Queen have limited availability remaining with sailings from New Orleans roundtrip or between New Orleans and Memphis, Tenn.

“This December guests on the American Queen will be immersed in Lower Mississippi holiday traditions celebrated by generations,” shares American Queen Steamboat Company President & COO Ted Sykes. “We look forward to sharing these many traditions in luxurious fashion and creating lasting memories all will enjoy.”

Holiday itineraries offer guests authentic experiences including the old Louisiana tradition of bonfires on the levees, special Christmas shows in the Grand Saloon, door-decorating contests, the reading of the Cajun Night Before Christmas and nationally renowned Mississippi woodcarver Jim Moore carving a Victorian Santa onboard. Seasonal culinary delights and decadent desserts including a Creole Réveillon Christmas Dinner, prepared by Culinary Director Regina Charboneau’s team, as well as a shore side Cajun deep fried turkey cooking demonstration will be among the tasty highlights.


Voyages in 2013 are the following:

· The nine-day Old Fashioned Holidays voyage begins in Memphis, Tenn. to New Orleans on Dec. 6 and an upriver voyage is available from New Orleans to Memphis, Tenn. beginning Dec. 20 with itineraries calling on favorites including Vicksburg, Miss.; Natchez, Miss.; and Helena, Ark.

· One special nine-night New Orleans roundtrip Old Fashioned Holidays voyage departs Dec. 13, featuring the ports of Oak Alley, La.; St. Francisville, La.; Houmas House, La; Natchez, Miss.; and Baton Rouge, La.

The culinary highlight of each sailing, the typical Réveillon menu served in homes along the Mississippi River or the fine restaurants of New Orleans’ French Quarter included Daube glace or veal grillades, egg dishes, breads, puddings and often included turtle soup and oysters. Naturally there was always an abundance of wines, cordials and fortified drinks. Eventually this tradition slowly began to disappear like many classic holiday traditions on the river. As the Réveillon is revived on the American Queen steamboat, Chef Charboneau’s menu will include Sazerac and Champagne Cocktails, Tomato Aspic with Fried Oysters, Deviled Eggs with Lump Crabmeat and Caviar, Pheasant Gumbo, Pork Grillades over Savory Grits, Almond Tarts and Bouche Noel. This festive dinner will be re-created in the J.M White Dining Room.

Offering the most inclusive river cruise experience in North America, nine-day Old Fashioned Holidays fares begin at $2,495 per person based on double occupancy. All journeys include a one-night pre-voyage hotel stay, shore tours in all ports, complimentary wine and beer with dinner and a host of other amenities. For additional information and reservations, kindly contact the American Queen Steamboat Company at 888-749-5280, visit online or call a professional travel agent.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Launches Its 2015-2016 Hanseatic International Expedition Cruises Brochure

• Eleven international (English/German) expedition itineraries
• Exceptional expedition voyages to Antarctica, Chile, Greenland, Arctic and the Amazon
• NEW ROUTE: Greenland: Cruising the Scoresbysund, the world’s largest fjord system

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has launched its 2015-2016 HANSEATIC Expedition Cruises brochure, offering eleven, adventurous and enriching itineraries operated in English and German on board the world’s only 5-star* expedition ship. From 2015/16 Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will offer international expedition cruises on board the HANSEATIC only. The sister expedition ship the BREMEN, 4-stars plus*, will be marketed in the German-speaking markets only (charter on request).

In 2015-2016 the HANSEATIC, will be travelling on routes to Antarctica, Chile, Greenland, the Arctic and the Amazon and voyages ranging from 15 to 20 days. All cruises will be operated in English and German, ensuring English-speaking passengers feel comfortable from the moment they step on board. All documentation will be in English in advance of the cruise and on board the crew are fluent in English, daily programs, menus, lectures, announcements and zodiac tours will be conducted in English; and English shore excursions can be arranged at ports of call.

The 5-star* HANSEATIC was built to provide intensive exploration in the most elegant surroundings for a maximum of 175 guests. The design of the ship – with a low draught of just 4.8 meters, maximum length of 122.8 meters, and the highest ice class for passenger ships – allows HANSEATIC to travel to destinations previously inaccessible to a cruise ship.

Discovering Antarctica

The Earth’s Most Southern Continent: Glaciers, icebergs, deep fjords and bays offer the setting for an unforgettable Antarctica expedition. In addition to observing bird colonies, seals and thousands of penguins, guests will also have the opportunity to explore the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, bath in the hot springs on Deception Island and sail through Drake Passage:

“Antarctica Expedition – the Miracle of Life in a Cold Wasteland”: This 18-day itinerary on the HANSEATIC is from January 22 – February 9, 2015, from Ushuaia/Argentina round-trip, with stops at the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Orkney Islands, South Shetland Islands, and Antarctic mainland, rates start at $13,700, per person, including charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, cruise-only. Cruise: HAN1502


Expedition Chilean Fjords: A Land of Contrasts

Snow-covered peak, imposing glaciers and bizarre volcanoes, the Chilean fjords are one of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world and a dream destination.

“Majestic Nature at the end of the World”: This 17-day itinerary is from February 28– March 17, 2015, from Ushuaia/Argentina (includes a charter flight from Buenos Aires) to Callao/Lima/Peru, sailing through the Strait of Magellan and calling at capital Valparaiso, rates start at $10,180 per person, including charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, cruise-only, Cruise: HAN1504

Traveling on both sides of the Arctic Circle

An intensive expedition between the shores of Iceland to Greenland’s wild fjords and mountainous coastline. Guests can view captivating colonies of birds and diverse plant species; call at informative museums while ashore in Greenland, enjoy natural history walks and see the impressive show of gigantic, towering ice masses in Disko Bay.

“Fire and Ice in the Arctic Circle” Trip Details: a 15-day itinerary departing Reykjavik/Iceland on June 30, 2015, concluding in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland on July 15, rates start at $10,730 per person, cruise-only. Cruise: HAN1513

“Welcome to the World of the Inuit”: This 17-day itinerary is from September 13– 30 September, 2015, from Kangerlussuaq/Greenland to Hamburg/Germany, sailing through Prins Christian Sund and the Skjoldungen Sound. A true Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ premiere is cruising the Scoresbysund, the world’s largest fjord system: The HANSEATIC promises unforgettable panoramas with mountains more than 2,000 m/ 6,561 ft. high and calving glaciers. Rates start at $11,550 per person, cruise-only. Cruise: HAN1518

The Amazon – Expedition cruise “On the River of Life”

Unforgettable impressions await guests in the awe-inspired nature of the greatest rainforest in the world, the Amazon. Guests will step into the zodiacs of the HANSEATIC and discover, along narrow and winding waterways, the power and magic of the gigantic river, which defines the rhythm of South America. HANSEATIC’s small size and shallow draught enables her to travel the more than 4,000-kilometre-long passage from the mouth of the Amazon in Belem/Brazil to Iquitos/Peru and back.

This expedition features passing through the Breves Channels in the Amazon Delta.

Cruise Details: This 16-day itinerary is from April 10-26, 2016, from Iquitos/ Peru (includes a charter flight from Lima) to Belem/Brazil, rates start at $11,040 per person, including charter flight from Lima to Iquitos, cruise-only. Cruise: HAN1606


Expedition Travel At Its Best

Hapag-Lloyd adds 11 new expeditions in 2015-16.

MS Bremen in Antarctica

Both expedition ships HANSEATIC – and BREMEN – are well equipped for travel in difficult waters, holding the highest ice class ranking for passenger vessels (E4). Also shallow drafts and high manoeuvrability allow the ships to enter waters larger cruise vessels cannot reach. Guests explore the world’s best-kept secrets in zodiacs (small motorized boats) with only 10-12 guests. On-board experts include a team of experienced scientists, expedition leaders and specialists who guide landings and offer guests the rare opportunity to observe plant and animal life up close. However, what makes these expedition adventures standout for guests is the security of knowing that highly experienced captains are guiding the vessels and have together already travelled to the Arctic and Antarctica more than 200 times.

* According to the Berlitz Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships 2014

For more information on Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ exciting destinations and itineraries visit the website.

Holland America’s “Summer on Sale” Promotion Focuses on Family Cruising

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE’S ‘SUMMER ON SALE’ PROMOTION FOCUSES ON FAMILY CRUISING IN EUROPE, THE MEDITERRANEAN AND ALASKA

Specials include reduced rates, free third and fourth fares and shipboard beverage card

Families looking to take an exciting vacation this summer or travelers looking for their next adventure can take advantage of Holland America Line’s annual promotion on summer cruises. The “Summer on Sale” specials are available now and feature savings on select Europe, Canada/New England and Alaska cruises and Land+Sea Journeys.

Guests who book a Summer on Sale promotion can benefit from fares starting at $499, free or reduced third and fourth fares for kids 17 and under on select voyages, and a $50 Beverage Card per person, up to $100 per stateroom.

“With the significant savings featured in our Summer on Sale promotion, this is the ideal time to book a family vacation,” said Richard Meadows, Holland America Line’s executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs. “Cruises are an incredible value and now families can make their vacation dollar go even further on summer cruises in Europe and close to home sailings to Alaska and Canada/New England.”

With families spending time together during summer break and multigenerational travel increasing in popularity, guests looking for a family-friendly vacation can book a cruise to Alaska, Europe or Canada/New England under the free or reduced third and fourth fares promotion. These idyllic regions offer memorable experiences for the whole family with a variety of shore excursion adventures and cultural encounters to make it an exciting and educational holiday.

Travelers looking for an extended trip beyond their Holland America Line cruise can take advantage of the Alaska Land+Sea Journeys that combine a Holland America Line cruise with an overland tour of Alaska and the Yukon. By adding extra vacation days on land, travelers will have more time to explore a region that is abundantly rich in flora and fauna. In summer 2014, the line will have seven ships sailing a variety of Alaska itineraries as well as 12 Land+Sea Journeys that combine a Holland America Line cruise with in-depth overland tours to the Yukon and Denali National Park.

In Canada and New England, ms Maasdam and ms Veendam cruise this beautiful region throughout the summer. Guests can witness the rugged cliffs, scenic villages and migrating whales of Saguenay Fjord, enjoy scenic cruising on the St. Lawrence River, and marvel at the wild beauty of Acadia National Park. For the fall foliage period, ms Eurodam joins the two ships sailing between New York and Quebec on four cruises.

For the summer Europe season, seven Holland America Line ships sail unique itineraries that visit northern Europe and the MediterraneaHolland America Summer Sale Focuses on Alaska, Northern Europe and the Mediterranean.n. Each itinerary is filled with opportunities to experience some of the most historic and popular sites in the world. From “The Little Mermaid” in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the grand Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, to the windmills of Mykonos, Greece, and canals of Venice, Italy, guests are sure to enjoy walking through history while making unforgettable family memories.

For more information about the Summer on Sale promotion and Holland America Line, contact a travel professional or call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit online.

CARNIVAL KICKS OFF 2014 ‘COMMITMENT SERIES’ OF TRAVEL AGENT WEBINARS

New Webinar Features Carnival’s Senior Vice President of Guest Operations Mark Tamis Who Highlights Line’s Latest On-board Innovation

Carnival has brought back its popular “Commitment Series” of travel agent webinars with the latest installment featuring a conversation between Joni Rein, Carnival’s vice president of worldwide sales and Mark Tamis, the line’s senior vice president of guest operations.

In the new webinar, which debuted April 9, Tamis highlights the company’s latest on-board innovations, including the many features that are being added as a result of the $500 million Fun Ship 2.0 product enhancement program.

In the webinar, Tamis details the new Carnival LIVE concert series, the Seuss at Sea youth program developed in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, and the American TABLE and American FEAST dining initiative. He also shares personal insight into a charity he founded with his daughter called Dads for Giving.

Hosted on the line’s travel agent Internet portal the “Commitment Series” was introduced last year to highlight Carnival’s commitment to quality and innovation. Each webinar features an interview with Rein and a member of the line’s senior management team. Previous webinars highlighted the line’s marketing and advertising campaigns, as well as the new Carnival Service Values hospitality training initiative. Beginning with the Tamis webinar, Rein will interview a Carnival executive each month.

“We’re excited to bring back this incredibly popular and informative series of webinars that are designed to allow travel agents to get to know our leadership team and learn more about Carnival,” said Rein. “Travel agents tell us they really enjoy the relaxed feel of the series and the personal stories that come out of the interviews.”

To listen to the latest edition of the “Commitment Series,” travel agents may visit online.

New editions featuring topics including itinerary planning and development with Vice President of Deployment and Port Operations Terry Thornton and upcoming sales initiatives with Senior Managing Director of U.S. Trade Sales Mike Julius are planned for May and June.

Webinar details are available online.

Oceania Cruises Launches Exclusive Entertainment Series Featuring Broadway’s Original “Annie”

Oceania Cruises has announced a new “Life in the Theater” series for select sailings, starting with a voyage aboard Riviera on October 29, 2014, featuring stage legend Andrea McArdle – the original namesake character in “Annie” on Broadway.

“We’re known industry-wide for our exquisite culinary offerings and impeccable service, but our passion for delivering an upscale cruise experience for our guests is embodied in all that we do,” said Kunal S. Kamlani, the line’s president. “That’s why we’re excited about this special series. It provides our guests with the unique opportunity to enjoy up-close and intimate encounters with notable Broadway icons, and we are thrilled to host Andrea McArdle as our first star.”

Ticket holders will have access to eight special events including one cocktail party, five events of song and stories, and one private full-performance. During the sailing, there will be one performance open to all guests, but those who purchased tickets will receive preferred seating access. The package is priced at $375 per person, with limited availability, and can be purchased up until the first day of the cruise. The events will take place during the ship’s Enchanting Riviera itinerary, which is a 10-day sailing departing from Athens on October 29, 2014, and calling on ports in Santorini, Greece; Ephesus, Turkey; and the Italian cities of Taormina, Amalfi, Rome and Florence before visiting Provence, France, and concluding in Monte Carlo.

“I’ve always loved the sea. The allure, romance, adventure, everything about it makes me feel excited and free, almost like performing on stage,” shared McArdle. “So, I jumped at the chance to partner with Oceania Cruises and raise the curtain on this new creative adventure.”

Andrea McArdle rocketed to stardom as Broadway’s original “Annie,” for which she was the youngest performer ever nominated for the Tony Award® for Best Actress in a Musical, winning both the Theatre World and Outer Critics’ Circle awards for her performance. On Broadway she originated the roles of Ashley in “Starlight Express” and Margy in “State Fair” and was seen as Belle in “Beauty and the Beast” and as Fantine in “Les Misérables.” On tour she starred in “Jerry’s Girls,” “Les Misérables,” “The Wizard of Oz” and “Peter Pan.” Andrea has performed in venues from Carnegie Hall to the best showrooms in Las Vegas to the MET Opera House as well as the White House.

To receive a brochure or for more information on Oceania Cruises, call 855-OCEANIA, visit the website or contact your Travel Agent.

SeaDream Yacht Club Announces New Wine Education Courses

Four niche voyages offered in September and October 2014

SeaDream Yacht Club announces four niche Wine Voyages, including a special Wine Education Voyage, taking place from September 20 through November 8, 2014. These experiences add to the two mega-yachts’ innovative culinary and beverage program, which features the first and only full raw cuisine menu onboard as well as showcasing local delicacies from ports of call. SeaDream most recently introduced a new Scandinavian menu for summer 2014 Northern Europe voyages that features reindeer, moose and fish caught from local fisherman daily.

“The cuisine onboard SeaDream Yacht Club continues to receive rave reviews from past guests as our culinary team incorporates local ingredients of the ports we visit as only possible sailing with 112 guests,” shares SeaDream Yacht Club President Bob Lepisto. “Our new Wine Voyages build on this tradition by pairing legendary vineyards with expert instructors and winemakers to truly develop a one-of-a-kind experience at sea.”

SeaDream I and II will sail the Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines on three Wine Voyages, visiting the most exclusive harbors in Italy, Spain and Portugal’s renowned wine country. Each voyage will offer heightened experiences for beginners and veteran oenophiles with itineraries that have been expertly developed by SeaDream’s Wine Director, Erica Landin, one of Sweden’s most internationally recognized wine writers.

Activities onboard the voyages include visits to high-quality vineyards in the world’s most exclusive wine destinations; informal and formal tastings of local varietals; wine master classes and a special Winemaker’s Dinner, in which a local grower or winery owner shares treasures from their own cellars. The exceptional Wine Education Voyage will take place during a 12-day transatlantic crossing from Lisbon to San Juan. This voyage will commence with a visit to Portugal’s oldest table-wine winery. The itinerary includes in-depth lectures, tastings and discussions with experts and special guest winemaker, Dorli Muhr.

SeaDream’s Fall 2014 Wine Voyage itineraries:

· Seven-day Rome to Athens Wine Voyage, departing September 20, 2014 aboard SeaDream I – including an overnight in Capri, and visiting Taormina in Sicily and the Greek isle destinations of Fiskardo, Itsa and Hydra.

· Seven-day Monte Carlo to Rome Wine Voyage, departing September 27, 2014 aboard SeaDream II – visiting St. Tropez, Calvi and Bastia in France, and docking in Italy’s Cinque Terre, Elba and Porto Santo Stefano harbors.

· 10-day Barcelona to Lisbon Wine Voyage, departing October 18, 2014 aboard SeaDream II – including two overnights in Malaga and Seville, Spain. This voyage visits Ibiza, Valencia, Cartagena and Cadiz in Spain, as well as Tangier (Morocco) and Portimao (Portugal).

· 12-day Lisbon to San Juan Wine Education Voyage, departing October 28, 2014 aboard SeaDream II – commences with winery tour in Lisbon and includes an afternoon visit to the Madeira Islands before embarking on a transatlantic crossing that features an incredible schedule of wine programming.

For more information on SeaDream Yacht Club’s 2014 Fall Caribbean season, contact a travel professional, call 1-800-707-4911 or visit the website.

Star Clippers to Feature Two Yoga Sailings in 2014

Star Clippers is offering free yoga and meditation classes on two sailings in 2014.

Guests on Star Flyer’s Aug. 2 Balearic Islands voyage and Royal Clipper’s Nov. 6 trans-Atlantic crossing will have the opportunity to enjoy complimentary yoga lessons by qualified instructors.

“The trans-Atlantic crossing and gorgeous Balearic Islands provide the perfect backdrop for relaxing yoga classes out on deck,” said Mark Carlson, director of marketing for Star Clippers. “The yoga sailings have been extremely popular in the past, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer this experience to our guests once again.”

On Star Flyer’s Aug. 2 Balearic and Spain cruise, guests can learn Ishta-style yoga, focusing on asana, meditation, anatomy and yogic and tantric philosophy under the instruction of Raphaella Rose. Australian-born Rose currently is based in Barcelona, Spain, and promotes friendly and accessible yoga. She has practiced yoga for 16 years and taught classes in the U.S., Great Britain and Spain, running regular retreats alongside her class schedule.

Yoga expert Christel Vollmer returns to Royal Clipper on the Nov. 6 trans-Atlantic sailing. She will hold daily sessions of Astanga yoga, also known as power yoga, on deck in the fresh morning air, with a second session just before sunset, including meditation. She also will give lectures on the philosophy of yoga and advice for practice at home.

Both sailings will offer twice-daily yoga and meditation on the open deck. In addition to practice, the instructors will lecture on the health benefits of different styles of yoga — from slimming effects to back care. All classes and lectures are optional, and additional ship activities will be offered as part of the standard daily program. The classes are suitable for all levels and no prior experience is required.

Fares for Royal Clipper’s 16-night sailing departing from Lisbon, Portugal, for Barbados Nov. 6 begin at $2,783, per person, double occupancy, including Advance Purchase Discounts and a trans-Atlantic air credit; port charges are additional.

Star Flyer’s seven-day itinerary calls at Valencia, Spain, and the four Balearic islands that make up the beautiful archipelago off the coast. Fares start at $1,550 per person, double occupancy, including Advance Purchase Discounts and a trans-Atlantic air credit; port charges are additional.

Star Clippers recently was named among the Top Small-Ship Lines in Condé Nast Traveler 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards as well as Top Small-Ship Cruise Lines in Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2013 World’s Best Awards.

To request a brochure, call toll-free 800-442-0556 or email brochures@starclippers.com. To make a reservation, contact a travel professional. For information, call Star Clippers at 800-442-0551 or visit the website to view a video about the line or take a virtual tour of the Star Clippers ships.

The American Queen Steamboat Company’s American Empress Christened by Godmother Claudette Waggoner

On Sunday, April 5, American Queen Steamboat Company’s American Empress was christened in downtown Portland, Ore.

The 223-guest riverboat, the largest west of the Mississippi River, officially joins the company’s fleet with the Memphis-based American Queen. Claudette Waggoner, wife of chairman and CEO John Waggoner, is the godmother of the American Empress and broke a bottle of local sparkling wine on the boat’s hull culminating the ceremonial festivities. Former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, longtime leader for the U.S. maritime industry and champion of U.S. river cruising expansion, served as the ceremony’s keynote speaker.

“This is a celebration of public-private partnership and the American dream being lived today right here in Portland.” shared former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.

During the ceremony 13th Coast Guard District Commander Rear Admiral Richard T. Gromlich presented the official certificate of inspection and remarks were made by Ted Sykes, American Queen Steamboat Company president and COO; Terry MacRae, Hornblower Cruises and Events chairman and CEO; and Acting Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen. Sam Robinson of the Chinook Nation blessed the 223-guest American Empress and the ceremony concluded with a wine presentation by Willamette Valley Vineyards to celebrate the line’s partnership with over 40 local wineries.

“The overnight cruise business has been a dream of John’s and he is the most passionate man I know,” shared American Empress Godmother Claudette Waggoner. “It is an honor to serve as the American Empress godmother and share his dream of this majestic vessel with all of you as she sails the Pacfic Northwest.”

The U.S.-flagged American Empress was built in 2003 and operated by Majestic America Line from 2003 to 2008, sailing Alaska’s Inside Passage and the Pacific Northwest. The American Queen Steamboat Company purchased the riverboat from the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) and has had a team onboard preparing for her launch on the Columbia and Snake Rivers since May 2013. Formerly the Empress of the North, the American Empress delivers opulence on a grand scale, following in the pedigree of the line’s namesake riverboat American Queen.

Her maiden voyage will be a nine-day journey immersing guests in the splendor of the Columbia and Snake Rivers, departing from Vancouver U.S.A. Featured stops include some of the region’s most celebrated ports including Astoria, Ore.; Stevenson, Wash.; The Dalles, Ore.; Sacajawea State Park, Wash. and finally Clarkston, Wash. Complimentary shore excursions will be available in every port and include the cultural and historical landmarks that signify the living legacy of the region’s first settlers. Travelers with specific interests are encouraged to enjoy the variety of Premium Experience Excursions such as the Walla Walla Wine Trail or a journey to the volcanic crater of Mount St. Helens. Daily lectures will also be provided by the Riverlorian, an onboard history and culture expert.

American Empress christened in Portland Oregon.

Godmother Claudette Waggoner christens the American Empress.

To order a brochure, request additional information and make reservations, contact the American Queen Steamboat Company at 888-749-5280, visit online or contact a professional travel agent.

The American Empress to Call Vancouver, Washington Home and Headquarters

The American Queen Steamboat Company announces its second vessel, the 223-guest American Empress, which will make Vancouver, Wash. her home port. The largest riverboat west of the Mississippi, she will officially join the fleet’s Memphis-based American Queen on April 5, 2014. In addition, the company is pleased to announce that its Pacific Northwest office will also be based in the southwest Washington city of Vancouver U.S.A., just across the Columbia River from Portland, Ore.

“We are delighted to welcome the American Empress to Vancouver U.S.A. and our unique Northwest paradise on the banks of the mighty Columbia River,” shares Vancouver U.S.A.’s Rosemary Arruda Cooke, Director of Sales and Destination Services. “The style and service for which the American Queen Steamboat Company is known comes as a welcome addition to the region and we are thrilled for her to call our community home.”

Claudette Waggoner, wife of Chairman and CEO John Waggoner, will serve as godmother and officially name the boat as part of festivities in downtown Portland on April 5. Former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, longtime leader for the U.S. maritime industry and champion of U.S. river cruising expansion, has been announced as the ceremony’s keynote speaker. Highlights of the festivities will include performances by local musicians, a blessing of the boat by Chinook Tribal elders with a bottle of local sparkling wine crashing against the American Empress bow. Additional participating dignitaries include the 13th Coast Guard District Commander Rear Admiral Richard T. Gromlich and Acting Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen.

The American Queen Steamboat Company entered into a purchase agreement of the 223-guest riverboat with the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) in May 2013 and has had a team onboard preparing for her April 2014 launch on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Formerly the Empress of the North, the American Empress will deliver opulence on a grand scale, following in the pedigree of the line’s namesake riverboat American Queen, and proudly serving as the largest overnight riverboat west of the Mississippi River. She is currently undergoing final preparations for her inaugural season and sea trials with the U.S. Coast Guard are scheduled for later this month.

Her maiden voyage will be a nine-day journey immersing guests in the splendor of the Columbia and Snake Rivers, departing from Vancouver U.S.A. Featured stops include some of the region’s most celebrated ports including Astoria, Ore.; Stevenson, Wash.; The Dalles, Ore.; Sacajawea State Park, Wash. and finally Clarkston, Wash. Complimentary shore excursions will be available in every port and include the cultural and historical landmarks that signify the living legacy of the region’s first settlers. Travelers with specific interests are encouraged to enjoy the variety of Premium Experience Excursions such as the Walla Walla Wine Trail or a journey to the volcanic crater of Mount St. Helens. Daily lectures will also be provided by the Riverlorian, an onboard history and culture expert.

The American Empress was built in 2003 and operated by Majestic America Line from 2003 to 2008, sailing Alaska’s Inside Passage and the Pacific Northwest. Just as the American Queen brought luxury and grandeur to river cruising America’s heartland, the American Empress will do the same for the Pacific Northwest.

To order a brochure, request additional information and make reservations, contact the American Queen Steamboat Company at 888-749-5280, visit online or contact a professional travel agent.

American Queen Steamboat Company

The American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) is the owner and operator of the U.S. flagged American Queen, the largest, most opulent riverboat in the world. Longer than a football field, towering six decks in height and laced with fanciful gingerbread trim, she is a marvel of modern engineering. Her journeys through the heartland offer a unique perspective on America’s history, culture and landscape with convenient departures from some of America’s most iconic river port cities including Memphis, New Orleans, Cincinnati, Louisville, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and St. Paul. In April 2014, AQSC will begin serving the Pacific Northwest with the opulence and grandeur of the American Empress. The American Queen Steamboat Company is a proud supporter of The National Trust for Historic Preservation. For additional information and reservations, contact the American Queen Steamboat Company at 888-749-5280, visit online call a professional travel agent.

Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office

The Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office is an economic development organization responsible for competitively marketing Vancouver and the surrounding area as a destination for meetings, conventions, and group and leisure travelers. Vancouver is known for its high quality of life, outdoor recreational opportunities and its historical setting as the birthplace of the Pacific Northwest. The Tourism Office also markets the area as a venue for sports events through the Vancouver USA Regional Sports Commission. The Regional Tourism Office’s mission is to increase visitor spending and opportunities in Vancouver and Clark County. For more information call 360-750-1553, or visit online.

Costa Crocier to Add Costa Classica to Costa neoCollection Fleet


Costa Cruises
is adding Costa Classica to its new product line, the Costa neoCollection.

In December 2014 following a major refit, the 53,000-ton, 654-cabin Costa Classica will join the Costa neoCollection and be renamed Costa neoClassica. Together with Costa neoRomantica and Costa neoRiviera, Costa neoClassica will offer longer “slow cruising” itineraries to unique destinations with beautiful natural scenery and exciting cultural attractions.

Costa neoClassica’s arrival will herald the introduction of new destinations and new itineraries. The ship’s first cruise, the 26-day “From Egypt to the Spice Islands” voyage will depart Savona, Italy, Dec. 18, 2014. After transiting the Suez Canal, guests will be able to visit Jerusalem on Christmas Day during a call at Eilat, Israel; at Aqaba, Jordan, there will be excursions to the rose-red city of Petra; and at Safaga, Egypt, guests can visit the region’s ancient marvels.

Costa neoClassica will start 2015 with calls at Oman and the Seychelles, Madagascar, Réunion Island and Mauritius in the African region.

From Jan. 11 through Feb. 22, 2015, Costa neoClassica will offer four 16-day “Indian Ocean, Paradise on Earth” cruises from its homeport of Port Louis, Mauritius. The leisurely itinerary will enable guests to explore the pristine beaches, turquoise water and palm trees of the Seychelles on a two-night, three-day call at Mahé, followed by stops to experience the natural splendor of Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius. Guests will travel from Italy to Mauritius for the cruise on a Costa charter flight.

On March 8 Costa neoClassica heads back to the Mediterranean on a grand 32-day cruise themed “From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean of Antiquity,” sailing from Mauritius and calling at Madagascar, the Seychelles, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Greece, Croatia and Italy.

From April through June and from September through November, Costa neoClassica will sail from Venice and Ancona, Italy, on the 11-day “Venice and Italy’s Treasures” itinerary. The route is a journey of discovery to Mediterranean locations full of history and culture including Calabria, Italy, and Sicily with calls at Corigliano Calabro, Italy; Syracuse, Sicily; Ionian Greece; Malta; Kotor, Montenegro; and Split, Croatia.

From April through September the ship also will sail a 16-day “Voyage from Venice to the Black Sea” itinerary from Venice and Ancona.

From June 27 through Aug. 15 Costa neoClassica will depart every Saturday from Istanbul on a weeklong “Istanbul and the Greek Islands” itinerary with air connections via Costa charter flights from Italy.

The itinerary includes calls at Rhodes, Kos and Samos, Greece; and Izmir, Turkey, before returning to Istanbul, where guests can spend a full day and stay onboard overnight before disembarking for home. The unhurried call at Istanbul lets guests visit such attractions as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, Spice Market and more.

In the evening guests can dine at the evocative Kervansaray Night Club or marvel at the city during a boat ride on the Bosphorus.

With Costa neoCollection cruises, each port is highlighted by tours tailor-made for small groups of no more than 25 participants. Planned down to the last detail, guests become immersed in the culture, scenery and flavors of each call along the route.

Windstar Announces 2015 Voyage Collection


Luxury small ship line premieres seven brand new voyages, new yachts and new private events


Windstar Cruises
2015 voyages are open for sal. The collection features voyages on Windstar’s newest yachts Star Breeze and Star Legend as well as seven brand new itineraries, including a first time visit to Reykjavik, Iceland. Also launching are Windstar’s new Private Events, an exclusive event created solely for Windstar guests, and complimentary on 2015 itineraries. Cruises start at $2,599.

“In 2015 Windstar’s fleet will be double its current size, which really enables us to expand our itinerary offerings. We offer our guests an outstanding opportunity to explore the hidden coves, renowned ports, and legendary landmarks of the world that others can’t reach,” said Hans Birkholz, Windstar Cruises’ chief executive officer. “Additionally our new Private Events really let our guests get up close and personal to the local culture with unique culinary and entertainment experiences.”

Windstar’s Private Events

Starting in 2015, all itineraries will feature a spectacular Private Event, created exclusively for Windstar guests. These complimentary events were crafted to give guests an in depth local experience. Private Events include activities such as dinner under the stars in the magnificent Celsus Library of Ephesus to dining on the beach of a private motu in Bora Bora.

New 2015 Voyages
Northern Europe Wonderlands: Explore Northern Europe’s legendary cities and enjoy some of the world’s greatest art masterpieces, in addition to beer and chocolates on this epic voyage on board Star Legend. Departing from London, England on June, 19, 2015 this new seven-day voyage, sails between the Baltic and the North Sea on the Kiel Canal and spends two days in Amsterdam. Ports of call include Vlissingen, Netherlands; Hamburg, Lubeck, and Warnemünde, Germany; and Copenhagen, Denmark.

•Lands of the Midnight Sun: Cruise along the stunning coast of Sognefjord, Norway, and visit Windstar’s newest port of call, Reykjavik, Iceland, a modern city steeped in Viking history, on this 11-day voyage to some of the world’s most spectacular fjords. Departing from Copenhagen, Denmark on June 26, 2015, and Reykjavik on July 7, 2015, this cruise includes three luxurious sailing days on board Windstar’s new power yacht, Star Legend as well as visits to Bergen, Flam, Geiranger, and Alesund, Norway; Lerwick, Shetland Islands; and Torshavn, Faroe Islands, Denmark.

•Baltic Delights: Witness the convergence of Baltic history, traditional culture and modern architecture, capped by an overnight in St. Petersburg, Russia on this 10-day sailing on board Wind Surf or Star Legend. This voyage includes stops at Copenhagen and Bornholm, Denmark; Gdansk, Poland; and Klaipeda, Lithuania; as well as Tallin, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; and Stockholm, Sweden, departing July 18 and 28, 2015.

•Spectacular Scandinavia: View the stunning beauty of Norway’s fjords, sparking Scandinavian capital cities, as well as the palaces, canals, and copper spires of Copenhagen, Denmark on this nine-day voyage on board Wind Surf. Departing from Stockholm, Sweden on August 7, 2015, this voyage includes an overnight in Copenhagen, and ports of call in Bornholm and Skagen, Denmark; Warnemünde, Germany; Visby, Sweden; and Kristiansand and Oslo, Norway.

•Gems of France & Iberia: From the soulful strains of fado to the granite castles of Brittany and a stout of strong English beer, this nine-day voyage is full of fascinating discoveries. Wind Surf departs from Lisbon, Portugal on August 24, 2015 and visits Cherbourg, St-Malo, and Brest, France; El Ferrol and Vigo, Spain; Porto and Lisbon, Portugal.

•Windmills & Tall Sails:
Take part of the world’s largest sailing parade, Sail Amsterdam. Watch the parade from the comfort of Wind Surf, the tallest sailing yacht in the world. Departing from Oslo, Norway on August 16, 2015, this eight-day cruise offers an overnight in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and stops to Kristiansand, Norway; Rotterdam and Vlissingen, Netherlands; Zeebruge, Belgium; and Dover, England.

•Spanish Serenade: Explore the stunning mix of new and old world charm in some of Spain and Portugal’s most culturally and archaeologically rich cities on this eight-day voyage on board Star Breeze or Star Legend. Beginning May 31, 2015, depart from Barcelona, Spain or Lisbon, Portugal and cruise along the spectacular Spanish coast to Palma, Almería, Málaga, Gibraltar, and Seville, Spain; and Portimao, Portugal.

Themed Voyages

•Culinary & Wine Delights of Spain & France: Discover the delectable cuisines and spirits of Spain and France at their authentic best in the company of expert guest hosts, enjoying special themed events and activities, daily wine tastings, and informative lectures along the way. This 10-day voyage begins in Lisbon, Portugal, and ends in either Dublin, Ireland, or London, England. Ports of call include Porto, Portugal; El Ferrol and Gijon, Spain; Bordeaux, La Rochelle, and St.-Malo, France.

Grand Prix of Monaco: Experience the world’s most legendary auto racing event in Windstar style. Wind Surf will offer a full Grand Prix experience and privileged access to two days of Monaco’s Formula One race, a gala event in town among other exciting features.

Tahiti
: Wind Spirit will return on May 1, 2015, to spend a second season in Tahiti. Dreams of Tahiti, a seven-day voyage, sails from the capital city of Papeete, Tahiti and stops at Moorea, Tahaa, Raiatea, Huahine, and Bora Bora. Guests can also dive or snorkel the underwater world and experience even more of the South Pacific magic.

Northern Europe:
Star Legend and Wind Surf will sail many Northern Europe favorites throughout the season including:

•Best of Europe’s West Coast: From the soulful strains of fado to a stout Irish Guinness, Galicia’s famed seafood to the granite castles of Brittany, this eight-day round-trip voyage from Lisbon, Portugal to Dublin, Ireland is full of fascinating discoveries.

•Gaelic Explorers
: From the castles of Edinburgh to the pubs of Dublin, journey through hills and highlands, idyllic islands, and lyrical landscapes on this eight-day voyage, which now offers the new picturesque port of Portree, Scotland to its itinerary.

•Scandinavian Tapestry
: The 11-day voyage from Edinburgh, Scotland or Stockholm, Sweden includes the stunning beauty of Norway’s fjords, as well as sparking Scandinavian capital cities and charming villages in the region’s heartland.

Mediterranean and Italy: Wind Star, Star Legend and Star Breeze will continue to cruise Windstar favorites in Italy and the Mediterranean throughout the 2015 season including:

•Greek Isles & Turkish Delights: Explore the hidden delight of the Greek Isles, the Turkish coasts, and the greatest icons of civilization on this seven-day signature voyage.

•Glitter & Glam of the Rivieras:
Sparkling cities and charming villages to secluded harbors and immaculate beaches are all found along the famed Riviera on this seven-day voyage departing from either Barcelona or Rome.

•Splendors of Southern Spain:
Costa Blanca, Costa Brava, and Costa del Sol – discover Spain’s coastal jewels on this eight-day cruise departing from either Lisbon or Barcelona.

•Casablanca & the Canary Islands: From the magic of Morocco to the tropical serenity of the Canary Islands, this voyage is a perfect blend of indulgences.

•Islands of the West Med: This collection of the Mediterranean features the beautiful islands of Elba, Corsica, Sardinia, and Mallorca framed by the vibrant cities of Barcelona and Rome.

•Enchanting Greece & the Amalfi Coast: This seven-day cruise explores the idyllic islands, charming cobbled villages, spectacular scenery, and intriguing history of the heart of the Mediterranean.

Venetian Passageways: Enjoy the wonders of Venice and Athens on this nine-day voyage that travels along ancient trade routes through the narrow Corinth Canal, to the ancient oracles of Delphi, ad into the stunning fjords of Montenegro.

•Sicilian Splendors
: Encircle the Isle of Sicily and discover wonders from the ruins of Pompeii and Capri’s Blue Grotto to Baroque marvels and the breathtaking beauty of the Amalfi Coast while on this 10-day sailing round-trip from Rome.

•Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast
: Discover the magic of Venice, the grandeur of Rome and the captivating island of Capri as well as sailing the privileged waters of the Ionian Sea with visits to the breathtaking fjords of Montenegro and the sundrenched shores of Croatia on this eight-day cruise departing from Rome or Venice.

•Yachting the Riviera: From the tiny villages of Cinque Terre to the chic style of Monaco, the sails of Windstar explore the legendary ports of the world’s most privileged sailing yachts on this seven-day voyage departing from Rome or Nice.

•Riviera Enchantment:
Discover the glamour, the enchantment, the excitement, and the exquisite élan of the world’s most famous yachting playground on this seven-day round-trip sailing from Rome.

For more information about Windstar’s 2015 Voyage Collection, please visit Windstar’s website. To book a Windstar voyage, contact a travel professional, or call Windstar at 800-258-7245.