Category Archives: Leisure

Six Reasons Travel Agents Are Back Stronger Than Ever

1. Travel agents offer guidance. It’s a scary world out there, and even seasoned travelers are a little nervous. Whether they’re facing terrorism or just getting bumped from an airplane, travelers are more inclined to talk through their concerns, and get unbiased information, from a live agent. “The tips we can give them, the advice, […]

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Ritz-Carlton plans to put its brand on luxury cruise ships

Ritz-Carlton is a brand that defined luxury in the lodging industry. Now, that name will be emblazoned on a new cruising and yachting venture aimed at upscale vacationers. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co., a subsidiary of the hospitality giant Marriott International Inc., announced Thursday that it is launching the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, a high-end yachting and […]

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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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