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Friday Cruise News Headlines: 10 April 2015

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Even with the Easter Holidays in full swing, there’s no break in the world of cruising with new itineraries on offer, extended shore excursions in South America and a new way to experience a river cruise.

Princess Cruises announces Four Continents Grand Adventure

Princess Cruises has announced a new cruise itinerary departing from Southampton and arriving in Sydney 48-nights later, the company’s longest ever cruise departing from Britain. Paul Ludlow, managing director of Princess Cruises has described the trip as a “grown up gap year for those wanting to travel further afield but without a hostel or backpack in site”.  Emerald Princess will call in at 15 ports along the way including several stops in Italy, before heading through the Suez Canal and calling at Egypt Jordan, Dubai, India, Singapore and Thailand.  

Read more at Express.co.uk

Celebrity Launches Modern Luxury Giveaway

Between 10 April and 20 April 2015, Celebrity Cruises will host its largest ever giveaway to celebrate five years since the launch of Celebrity Eclipse at Southampton. A team from the cruise line will visit over 2,000 agents to deliver information on offers, promotional materials and incentives. This comes in the wake of the launch of the line’s 2017-17 cruise programme which includes a Cannes Film Festival Voyage and an itinerary celebrating 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare.

Read More at Breaking Travel News

Norwegian Cruise Line to offer Cruisetours in South America

Starting in November 2015, travellers on Norwegian Sun will be able to enjoy destination tours before or after their South American cruise. These tours last between three and five days and explore destinations in Chile and Argentina. In Argentina guests will be able to experience the Tango with lessons and demonstrations, or they may prefer to take a trip with an ecological focus. In Chile, tourists can enjoy a tour of Easter Island and experience the capital city of Santiago.

Read more at Travel Agent Central

Experience a River Cruise with Google Street View

River cruises are becoming increasingly popular with a huge range of itineraries and ships available throughout Europe. If you’ve ever considered one of these trips but aren’t quite sure what to expect, you can now get a virtual sample of a voyage down the Danube thanks to Google Street View technology. The panoramas were captured using Google’s Trekker cameras on board one of Tauck River Cruises’ ships. Images were captured along the river in Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania.

Read more at The Telegraph                                                                                                         

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