American Queen Voyages introduced the cruise line’s first Mexico and Yucatán Peninsula voyage, which set sail in early January aboard Ocean Voyager, formerly Victory I. Highlights of the inaugural sailing include visits to Malecón de Campeche, El Castillio and El Gran Museo del Mundo May de Mérida.
“Expanding our experiences beyond U.S. River cruises to immersive international small-ship itineraries has been a company goal for some time and it is exciting to now offer our guests these new content-rich cultural adventures,” said Shawn Bierdz, chief operating officer, American Queen Voyages. “Later this year we will embark on Southeast U.S. voyages, itineraries touching all five Great Lakes, an inaugural expedition season in Alaska with Ocean Victory™ and much more.”
In celebration of this and future sailings, American Queen Voyages offers travelers a Winter Savings Event. Receive savings of up to $5,400 per stateroom on bookings made by Feb. 28, for select sailings. There are several itineraries available with the deal; Heartland Spendors on the Ohio River takes guests from Cincinnati to Memphis during the nine-day sailing; New England Splendors is a 13-day voyage through the northeastern corner of the United States and into Canada; Splendor of the Great Lakes is an 11-day journey of all five Great Lakes; and Authentic Alaska brings guests from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Sitka, Alaska, on a 12-day sailing. Guests of this last itinerary can also opt for the reverse direction for a 13-day trip.
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Since Cheval Blanc, an extraordinary, newly designed and refurbished 72-room hotel owned by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey, launched in September 2021, it has been the talk of the town. Le Tout-Paris remarks about its WOW factor … and the hard-to-get reservations for the 30 seats at Plenitude, the intimate, first-floor gastronomic outlet headed by chef Arnaud Donckele, who earned three Michelin stars at Cheval Blanc Saint Tropez. Reservations are also recommended for Limbar, the ground-floor bakery/café/tea shop/bar where we watched Pastry Chef Maxime Frédéric preparing desserts and an absolute must-have for dinner at Le Tout-Paris, the 7th-floor, all-day brasserie. This brightly colored space, with its raised seating and Fauve-like floor tiles and the adjacent Milanese restaurant, Langosteria, both have access to terraces facing the Seine River, with amazing views encompassing Notre Dame to the Eiffel Tower.
Located in the South Pacific, The Islands of Tahiti are just eight hours by air from California. Surrounded by pristine, crystal-clear blue waters, the 118 islands and atolls offer natural beauty, authentic island culture and unique French Polynesian style. The Islands of Tahiti are world-renowned for white-sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons and varied landscapes ranging from coral atolls to volcanic mountain peaks. Privacy comes naturally in The Islands of Tahiti and offers visitors the space to relax and reconnect and to be Embraced By Mana. Mana is the life force and spirit that connects all things in The Islands of Tahiti.
Nevada-based The Spa at Green Valley by Well & Being and The Spa at Red Rock by Well & Being celebrate the start of 2022 with new health, wellness and spa treatments available through March 31. Both spas offer an array of treatments for guests wanting to relax and unwind before 2022 kicks into full gear.
To allow visitors to safely and responsibly enjoy their trip to Barbados, the island announced streamlined port entry protocols. Barbados’ Ministry of Health and Wellness released the following protocols for all travelers planning on coming to the island.
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Mar Del Cabo launched a new luxury beach fishing experience with an interactive paella workshop for guests. The Los Cabos-based hotel offers guests an immersive experience that takes them through the journey of creating paella, starting with a fishing session.
Swiss International Air Lines recently reinstated its New York (JFK) and Geneva (GVA) connection as the airline continues to expand its global options via the Lufthansa Group network. As travel ramps up again, this resumption complements SWISS’ ongoing service to Zürich (ZRH). Reinstating the New York and Geneva route will present New York-area travelers with a broadened portfolio of global destinations.
Go ahead, take a nice, deep breath. Because a Seabourn voyage is all about this moment you’ve come so far in life to embrace. It’s not an escape, it’s an arrival.
Scenic Cruises announced the highly anticipated return of its Scenic Eclipse trips to Antarctica starting this month and running through March. This return marks the first time Scenic Eclipse resumed its scheduled 2022 sailing program since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests can choose from the 13- or 19-day scheduled sailing trips in the region on Scenic Eclipse.