Passengers who pre-book Holland America Line's Explorations Central (EXC) Tours can be assured they're getting the lowest rates through a new Best Price Guarantee program.

Just days from opening, Rainforest Adventures' new Rockland Estate eco-park in St. Maarten features what's touted as the world's steepest zip line and a high-flying chairlift adventure.

The emerging Chinese market prefers short cruises to Korea and Japan, such destinations as Fukuoka, Jeju and Nagasaki, for 'free or cheap destination tours,' John Tercek, VP commercial development, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., told a Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific panel on itinerary planning.

Silversea Cruises launched a limited-time offer of free shore excursions on Caribbean sailings. On select 2018 voyages of Silver Wind and Silver Muse, passengers get a free excursion in each port.

The Walt Disney Co.'s penchant for storytelling informed a workshop on 'creating the ultimate destination experience' at the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association conference in Mérida, Mexico, last week.

Friday's call by Crown Princess wrapped Saguenay, Québec's international cruise season, which has been an extraordinary one for this thriving St. Lawrence destination.

Sailing in Europe then South America for its inaugural seasons, Azamara Pursuit will add 61 more destinations to Azamara Club Cruises' 2018/19 program.

Three years ago Cruise the Saint Lawrence embarked on a cruise passenger welcome policy adopted by all nine of its member ports. This has entailed assessment, training and annual evaluation of hundreds of criteria including infrastructure, human resources and the quallty of activities offered.

Rainforest Adventures announced a November opening for the St. Maarten Rockland Estate eco-park featuring what's touted as the world's steepest zip line and a chairlift adventure.

Royal Caribbean International set Nov. 10 as the date for its return to St. Thomas for the first time since early September, with Adventure of the Seas.

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