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February 16, 2009
Music Cruise to Support Autism Organization
Join Gary Hoey for the 2nd Annual "Rock The Waves" Cruise, November 8, 2009.
A donation will be made to Jenny McCarthy's Autism Organization Generation Rescue, for every cabin that is booked with our group. There will also be a silent auction evening at our pre cruise Hotel, November 7, 2009 - proceeds will benefit Generation Rescue!
We are sailing on the Carnival Splendor from Long Beach, CA for 7 nights visiting Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas. Our group will have private functions onboard, private shows, guitar clinic and jamming sessions... and more! For details, click here:
14 New Cruise Ships to Set Sail This Year
This year, 14 new cruise ships will set sail, ranging in capacity from 82 to 5,400 guests. The ships will offer a variety of delightful experiences, including coastal and river voyages, Caribbean and European itineraries and other journeys around the world.
The new ships include:
|American Cruise Line||Independence||104||August|
| ||ms Amalrya||148||Late 2009|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Carnival Dream||3,646||September|
|Celebrity Cruises||Celebrity Equinox||2,850||Summer|
|Costa Cruises||Costa Luminosa||2,260||June|
| ||Costa Pacifica||3,000||June|
|MSC Cruises||MSC Splendida||3,300||July|
|Pearl Seas Cruises||Pearl Mist||210||July|
|Royal Caribbean||Oasis of the Seas||5,400||Fall|
|Seabourn Cruise Line||Seabourn Odyssey||450||June|
|Silversea Cruises||Silver Spirit||540||November|
| ||River Tosca||82||April|
Some very special features for these new ships are:
AMA Waterways – ms Amadolce/ ms Amalyra
Both new ships will feature junior suites as well as an elevator, both of which are rarely found on European river cruises.
Carnival Cruises - Carnival Dream
This will be the largest Carnival ship ever built with over 19,000 square feet of dedicated kids areas. The ship will also feature the Carnival Waterworks, the largest water park in the Carnival fleet (as well as the industry's longest waterslide). Plus, more stateroom options than ever including Cove Balcony staterooms which are close to the waterline.
Celebrity Cruises - Celebrity Equinox
AquaClass staterooms – for those guests that never want to leave the spa, these staterooms offer a variety of spa elements/amenities. In addition there is the Lawn Club – a one of a kind, manicured lawn on the ship's highest deck with a variety of outdoor activities in a country club atmosphere.
Costa Cruises - Luminosa and Pacifica
The Samsara Spa, one of the largest at sea, boasts over 23,000 square feet of indulgence. There is also a fabulous pool area spanning two decks with a retractable glass roof and giant movie screen. Action-oriented guests will also love the Grand Prix racing simulator.
Offering the MSC Yacht Club – a VIP area with 99 suites including dedicated butlers.
Crystal Offers Five New Destinations on 2009 Mediterranean Cruises
New destinations make cruising the Mediterranean on a Crystal Cruise more compelling than ever. More than 50 stops – a mix of little-known stops and timeless favorites – are now featured