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Is Regent Seven Seas Proposed New Ship Dead in the Water?

Today there was an announcement from Regent Seven Seas Cruises about some internal shifting of management, focused on sales and marketing. That is not really news. However, for some reason I looked at the fine print at the end of the news release. It states, Prestige Cruise Holdings, “the parent corporation of Regent Seven Seas

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Clipper Pacific Update

It has been reported in the New York Times that “Commander Hitchen said that a temporary patch had been applied to a one-inch hole in the ship’s hull by its crew before it docked. “It’s a minor leak that could be handled by the pump, but any hole is of concern,” he said at a

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What Makes a Good Travel Agent Even Better. Thank You Seabourn!

I always find the different perspectives on with whom to buy one’s cruise interesting. There are those that only consider price, those that consider assistance and yet others that consider extras. An interesting thing happened just today when a client was given an inaccurate quote from another agency and then asked me to beat that

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Clipper Cruise’s Clipper Pacific Ordered Held in Port

It was reported today that the Clipper Pacific, which had just arrived in New York Harbor from Greenland, is subject to an Order to remain in port while previously undisclosed and leaking “significant hull damage” is repaired and some of the 66 other violations are addressed. Any cruise line which knowingly has passengers board one

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Piracy or Ignorance on the High Seas – Art Auctions

A few days ago I mentioned that Regent Seven Seas cruise line has removed the art auction discount from its Seven Seas Society past passenger program benefits. I do not know if it is coincidence (probably) or related, but there is a very interesting article today in the New York Times about cruise line, and

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Holland America Eurodam Dedication Video

And now for some good news! Below is a link to a short video of the July 1, 2008 Dedication Ceremony for the christening of Holland America’s newest ship, the Eurodam. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q2gRgaip2s&hl=en&fs=1&w=425&h=344]

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Shake Up at Silversea!!! What Does It Mean?

Silversea is, it appears, in either a crisis or a very proactive mode, based upon an article today in Lloyd’s List. According to Amerigo Perasso Silversea is reacting to a number of factors including (1) soaring fuel prices; (2) weakening dollar; (3) softening US economy and (4) difficulty in retaining high quality staff. There is

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American Superyacht Forum – America’s Cup Regatta

As I had mentioned, two weeks ago I fulfilled a dream of sailing on the 12 metre yachts that are the America’s Cup. It was all in fun and we had a blast. Here are some photos: Sometimes you just have to love your job…no matter how hard the work is!

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Regent’s Former Head of Luxury Cruises Back to Silversea

It was announced to day that Christian Sauleau has rejoined Silversea as executive vice president of fleet operations, overseeing marine, technical, hotel, crewing, entertainment and land programs. He had been with Silversea in the mid-1990’s before taking a position with Radisson Seven Seas, which later became Regent Seven Seas…just as it was being marketed for

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