Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Feb. 13, 2015

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Feb. 13, 2015

  • Disney Cruise Line guests can celebrate the Star Wars saga during a brand-new, day-long celebration aboard eight special sailings (January 9, 23; February 6, 20; March 5, 19; April 2 and 16, 2016) on the Disney Fantasy: Star Wars Day at Sea. Featured will be a Star Wars deck party, character meet-and-greets, Star Wars–themed youth activities, unique food and beverage offerings, and special merchandise…
  • Learn all about the Vikings — exploration, barbarous acts, and all — on a history-focused theme cruise offered by Hurtigruten. Viking expert Gareth Williams of the British Museum will give lectures shipboard and lead tours on land. The 12-day “Voyage of the Vikings” embarks Bergen, Norway on September 14 with fares from $2,989…
  • Beginning in mid-March, Crystal Cruises is giving guests the option of converting any shipboard credit they have for the casino — either to non-cash slot-machine vouchers or special table-game chips. Passengers can get $5, $10, or $25 vouchers for slots and $5 or $25 chips for table games, with no maximum limit. You can’t redeem the vouchers/chips for cash but you can redeem your winnings. If you lose, though, there’s no more shipboard credit to spend…
  • Celebrity Cruises will host Boston Red Sox players and fans on a one-week cruise on Celebrity Reflection, embarking Miami on January 9, 2016. Mingling with fans aboard the Caribbean cruise will be Red Sox players including Hall of Famer Jim Rice, Red Sox Hall of Famer “El Tiante” Luis Tiant, four-time World Series champion Mike Timlin, and 2004 Red Sox World Series closer Keith Foulke…
  • Carnival Cruise Line’s largest ship to date, the 133,500-ton Carnival Vista, will homeport in Miami and sail year-round 6- to 8-day Caribbean cruises beginning in December 2016. Carnival Breeze and Carnival Liberty will be repositioned to Texas in 2016, when it joins Carnival Freedom, which arrives in Galveston this Saturday.


— Fran Golden

Photo: Disney Cruise Line

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