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2014-08-06 04:20:18

NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As it enters its fourth edition, Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific presents the most prominent voices in the Asia cruise market to lead the conference, slated for November 20-21, 2014. This year's conference will analyze the market potential and challenges associated with the emerging Asia cruise market as well as explore the infrastructure and itinerary development opportunities. Beginning Thursday morning, November 20(th), Zinan LIU, Vice...

2014-08-05 08:28:38

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In Douglas Ward's inaugural Berlitz River Cruising in Europe, apart from the meticulous descriptions, evaluations and star ratings (he applies the same vigorous criteria that he does to the ocean-going liners in Berlitz's Cruising & Cruise Ships, whose new 30(th-)anniversary edition publishes in September), there are numerous side features that may have particular interest and topicality for passengers and cruise professionals. For example:...

2014-07-28 12:25:38

Cruise Ships Offer Convenience and Comfort to Explore New Beauty and Fitness Activities FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While health and wellness are an important consideration for vacationers, a new survey shows Americans are reluctant to try new spa and fitness activities - 40 percent say they never try anything new, citing cost and availability as top barriers. However, staying fit on a cruise vacation has never been easier, according to Cruise...

2014-07-23 04:21:11

LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Playtech, the international designer, developer and licensor of software and services for the online, mobile, TV and land-based gaming industries, is proud to announce the extension of its relationship with MSC Cruises, which has ordered the Neon Casino Management System for its newest ship, MSC Preziosa. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120515/531552 ) The Neon Casino Management system is an enterprise-level...

2014-07-17 08:27:26

With 24 Emmy® Nominations Just Announced for MASTERPIECE, New Sponsorship Deal Extends Through Season Five of "Downton Abbey" LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking River Cruises (www.vikingrivercruises.com) announced today it has renewed its national corporate sponsorship of PBS' celebrated series MASTERPIECE for another year. The announcement comes on the heels of MASTERPIECE earning 24 nominations for the 2014 Primetime Emmy® Awards, which will be given out in a ceremony on...

2014-07-15 16:20:40

Featuring Luxurious, Small-Ship Voyages to Exotic South Seas Destinations BELLEVUE, Wash., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul Gauguin Cruises (www.pgcruises.com), operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, and the 88-guest m/v Tere Moana, debuts its 2015 Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji & the South Pacific brochure. The 68-page brochure showcases a variety of dream cruises in exotic destinations...

2014-07-11 08:21:27

New Video Showcases "Float Out" of Viking's First Ocean Ship, Introduces Mayor of Bergen as Godmother LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today released a new online video highlighting the "float out" ceremony of its first ship - the 930-passenger Viking Star - set to debut in early 2015. The traditional ceremony, which took place on Monday, June 23 at Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard outside Venice, Italy, marked a major construction...

2014-07-03 12:20:38

BOSTON, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alan E. Lewis, Chairman, Grand Circle Cruise Line, today announced that Travel + Leisure readers have rated the fleet as one of the top 5 "World's Best River Cruise Lines" (#4) in the magazine's 2014 World's Best Awards survey. This is the seventh year that Grand Circle Cruise Line has made the prestigious listing and the third year in a row it has made the Top 5 ranking. "We are honored to be named among Travel + Leisure's world's best river...

2014-06-13 16:21:42

CALABASAS, Calif., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AmaWaterways (www.AmaWaterways.com), the world's leading river cruise line, has been recognized as the only river cruise company based in the U.S. to receive an overall 4-Star Plus rating - the highest level found in the book - in the first edition of the Berlitz: River Cruising In Europe travel guide. AmaWaterways' European fleet secured the top eleven spots in the guide's ranking of more than 280 river cruise ships, underscoring...

2014-06-09 08:21:45

NEW YORK, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Conference delegate and visitor registration for the 2014 Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference and exhibition is now open. The world's only annual cruise industry event focused on the entire Asia-Pacific region is scheduled for November 20-21, 2014 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Online registration is available at www.cruiseshippingasia.com The fourth edition of this annual event comes to Hong Kong for the first time in...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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