Cruise lines constantly up their games — adding new and bigger ships to their fleets; more innovative activities to keeps guests engaged while they’re on board; and developing dining options that appeal to kids and foodies alike. Another way the cruise lines up their games is by adding new ports of calls to their itineraries. Here, we take a look at some that make their debut in 2018.
With the debut of Symphony of the Seas this month, Royal Caribbean introduces its European sailing guests to Holyhead on the Isle of Anglesey in Wales. Once on land, cruisers aboard Symphony of the Seas can expect to find lakes, waterfalls and rising peaks that await adventure and exploration.
This summer, Disney Cruise Line sails into Italy and Ireland for the first time, adding Genoa (Milan) and Cork to its itineraries. The cruise line is also ready to welcome its guests to Barcelona and Rome on the same cruise, also for the first time. Disney’s first-ever seven-night Bristol Isles cruise will stop in Dublin; Greenock, Scotland; and Liverpool, England, in addition to Cork. In the summer of 2019, Disney cruise ships will sail to seven new ports in Europe: Gothenburg and Nynashamn (Stockholm), Sweden; Toulon (Provence) and Brest, France; Cartagena, Spain; Fredericia, Denmark; and Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Carnival Cruise Line increases its presence in Mexico with the announcement of a port development project in Ensenada, much to the delight of cruisers traveling from the West Coast.
Skagen, Denmark, will be visited for the first time this year by Princess Cruises, and the cruise line also offers new 12-day British Isles cruises aboard the Royal Princess.
With so many options, it may be hard to choose which cruise is right for you, but won’t it be fun to figure it out?
Many powerful and exceptional women have left a mark on the history of Slovenia, from Barbara of Celje, one of the most influential women of the 14th century, and Alma Karlim, an adventurous pioneer of her time who traveled the world with a typewriter, to Ita Rina, a celebrated actress from the 1920s and 30s. What better destination to celebrate International Women’s Month than a destination with a lot of her-story? Slovenia invites female travelers to explore its unique gastronomy experiences with friends.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
South Seas, located on Captiva Island on Florida’s Gulf Coast, welcomes family travelers this spring break with two offers that include complimentary nights. The destination offers warmer temperatures, bright blue skies and the water, as well as the chance to take in some of baseball’s spring training games as Fort Myers is home to the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins facilities.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
Germany is a fascinating destination with so much to see and do; each member of the family is sure to have an incredible time no matter what time of year you go. This may just be why Germany has been ranked No. 1 cultural travel destination in Europe for the past 10 years. This year, the country has even more reasons to make it a top family travel destination. Read on for three reasons why you shouldn’t miss this European destination.