While travelers may not be setting sail just yet, Princess Cruises celebrates a milestone: The newly completed Enchanted Princess ship was delivered to the cruise line earlier this week. The official handover ceremony took place via live streaming video from Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. The 3,660-guest Enchanted Princess joins the global fleet of MedallionClass vessels.
The ship is the 100th built by Fincantieri; the company launched itself into the modern passenger-ship-building business in 1990 with the delivery of Princess Cruises’ Crown Princess. Enchanted Princess is the first ship completed during COVID-19.
The new ship is an evolution of other MedallionClass ships, boasting new dining experiences, the most pools and whirlpool hot tubs ever, world-class entertainment venues and Sky Suites, offering expansive views from the largest balconies at sea.
Cruise-goers on MedallionClass ships use OceanMedallion wearable devices to expedite boarding; access on-demand food, beverage, retail and service delivery; gain stateroom entry; make contact-less payments; locate friends and family; and more. MedallionNet provides unprecedented WiFi connectivity, even allowing for streaming from the comfort of a stateroom.
Enchanted Princess also features Take Five, the only jazz theater at sea. The ship is scheduled to arrive in North America in December before a season of Caribbean cruises.
I arrived in Mexico City on a sunny late afternoon and zipped through light traffic from Benito Juarez International Airport to the heart of Mexico City, Paseo de la Reforma. Four Seasons Mexico City sits in the middle of the bustling area; but once you arrive in the covered driveway, you are transported into a sense of calm, art and luxury.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
Windstar Cruises introduces a new point and tier system to its Yacht Club loyalty program to provide recognition and rewards for guests who continue to sail with Windstar. Its loyalty program always provided special benefits, like a 5 percent discount on all voyages, a $100 shipboard credit referral gift, early notification on new ports and itineraries, private sales and more.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises contracted Danish company CleanCoat A/S to employ its ACT CleanCoat solution across all Uniworld-owned ships. This makes Uniworld the first river cruise company to adopt this solution, renowned for its ability to render surfaces self-disinfecting after one application.
Though air travel slowed as airports temporarily closed and borders shuttered to stifle the spread of coronavirus, the airline industry — led by oneworld alliance member airlines — enacted enhanced protective measures to reduce risk and protect passengers.
Singapore Airlines returns to New York City (JFK) Nov. 9 with its launch of non-stop flights between the Big Apple and Singapore (SIN). An Airbus A350-900 long-range aircraft will service the route, with 42 business-, 24 premium-economy and 187 economy-class seats. Currently, Singapore Airlines is operating non-stop flights to Los Angeles (LAX). The airline will continue to review its operations to the United States and assess demand before reinstating more U.S. flights.
I took a much-needed vacation to somewhere I’d never been before but had heard about for years: Montana. We chose The Resort at Paws Up outside of Missoula, as it blends miles of open land and outdoor activities with luxury accommodation and service.
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Hyatt plans to expand its luxury portfolio in the Asia Pacific region with several new openings and a strong development pipeline. Its luxury portfolio presence in the region will grow by nearly 15 percent with recent openings and expected 2021 openings.