Azamara Club Cruises launched its 'City Stays' program in collaboration with Cox & Kings, a leading luxury tour operator.

Naturetours.com, a small ship expedition company that sails further in to the Amazon than any other line, is relaunching its signature vessel, Tucano, after an extensive refit. The work enhanced the accommodations and public spaces while keeping Tucano one of the most sustainable ships around.

Connecticut-based tour operator Tauck is launching a new 'Alaska's Inside Passage' cruise for 2019 that will be highlighted by up to six daily shore excursion choices, with all selections already built into Tauck's all-inclusive prices.

The US Department of State reduced its Cuba travel warning from Level 3 ('reconsider travel'), put in place almost one year ago, to Level 2 ('exercise increased caution').

Amid public outcry over the shooting of a polar bear in Svalbard after it attacked a Hapag-Lloyd Cruises bear guard, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators said 'the expedition cruise industry takes polar bear safety extremely seriously.'

Abercrombie & Kent reports Egypt continues to be one of its top-selling destinations in 2018. In response to the dramatic growth in demand, the company added 19 new departure dates of 'Egypt & the Nile,' a luxury small group journey limited to just 18 travelers.

Last year, after unveiling a new Egypt and Jordan portfolio of tours and cruise/tours, making use of the recently refurbished Sanctuary Sun Boat III, Scenic added more dates in 2019.

Wendy Wu, the Tibetan-born Chinese-Australian living in London who launched Wendy Wu Tours in Sydney in 1994 when she took her first group of Australians to China, will build a Mekong River ship in partnership with Vietnam’s Thien Minh Group.

Abercrombie & Kent's Bob Simpson, VP expedition cruising, will present an overview of the company's Northwest Passage adventure, from Greenland to the Bering Sea, during a June 20 webinar.

GoBe.com, the online booking service for travel services and excursions, will close operations as of May 18, and is no longer accepting new bookings, a Royal Caribbean spokesman said in a statement to Seatrade Cruise News.

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