Category Archives: Leisure

Carnival Officials: We Won’t Sail to Cuba Until Cuban-Born Americans Can Join Us

Facing increasing public pressure and potential lawsuits, Carnival Corporation announced Monday morning that its volunteerism-based cruise line Fathom will not take its inaugural cruise to Cuba until Cuban government officials agree to allow Cuban-born Americans to travel to Cuba on its ships.

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Carnival to become first US cruise company to visit Cuba since 1960s

The world’s largest cruise company could be heading to Cuba. Starting in May, Carnival Corporation plans to offer trips from Miami to the Caribbean island nation, the company announced on Tuesday. Carnival says it would become the first American cruise company to visit Cuba since the 1960 trade embargo. The trips will be through its […]

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Crystal Cruises Wants to Dominate Luxury Travel On, Under, and Above the Water

“You either grow or die.” To Edie Rodriguez, president and CEO of Crystal Cruises, those words weren’t just lip service for the journalists and VIPs gathered in the Seychelles recently, they’re a rallying call for a brand that’s won a raft of travel magazine reader polls since its founding in 1988, but never grown beyond […]

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Crystal Cruises latest project: Restore the SS United States

NEW YORK — Crystal Cruises on Thursday revealed a grand plan to transform the SS United States — a mothballed, 65-year-old ocean liner — into a modern, luxury cruise vessel. The ship has been docked in Philadelphia since 1996.

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The world’s best hotels for spa breaks

An insider’s guide to the world’s best hotel spa breaks, featuring the top places to stay for expert therapists, detox retreats, calming views, healthy eating, medical examinations, hammams and the ultimate in rest and relaxation.

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