Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jun. 24, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jun. 24, 2016

  • River operator Tauck welcomed the newest ship to their fleet, ms Joy, in a christening on the Danube River in Straubing, Germany. The ships’ three godmothers were longtime Tauck employees Jacque Moran, Mary Murrin and Kristin Robinson. The 130-guest ship will sail several itineraries down the Danube for the rest of 2016 and into 2017.
  • Crystal River Cruises, planning the Vienna christening for Crystal Mozart on July 11, has announced that Elisabeth Gürtler, director of the famous Hotel Sacher, will serve as godmother. Says Edie Rodriguez, Crystal’s CEO and president: “As we prepare to embark with Crystal Mozart on her journeys along the Danube River, we are honored to do so with the blessing of one of the region’s most respected citizens, who also shares Crystal’s commitment to a superior standard of excellence in global travel.”
  • Cruisers sailing to Scandinavia and Russia aboard Regal Princess this summer will enjoy a unique “Local Connections” speakers program. Insider secrets of destinations revealed by local experts, like Pia Allerslev, Mayor of Copenhagen; Estonian journalist and storyteller Maris Hellrand; St. Petersburg ballerina and photographer Evgenia Brileva; Stockholm filmmaker Ingreid Ruefors; and historian Sonya Antoni, a scholar of linguistics, psychology, and the arts based in Warnemunde, Germany.
  • MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately owned cruise line, has announced a spa partnership with hairstyling brand Jean Louis David. High-end salons will be introduced across the fleet, and have already opened on MSC Preziosa, MSC Fantasia, and MSC Poesia.

Photo: Tauck.

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