Platinum Cruising News

Crystal Expansion Broadens with New Expedition Ships, Ocean, River and Air Developments

November 2, 2016

Luxury travel company shares outlook into growing projections, investments in award-winning fleet, new banner for a brand extension and new offices overseas Crystal, The World’s Most Luxurious Hospitality and Lifestyle Brand Portfolio™, announced today its current outlook for the continued expansion of its fleet and holdings. Over the past 18 months Crystal has undertaken unprecedented […]

Silversea Announces $170 Million Fleet Refurbishment Plan

August 8, 2016

Silversea, the leading ultra-luxury cruise line, is delighted to announce the biggest fleet-wide refurbishment plan in its history, worth $170 Million. This investment is not aimed at simply maintaining Silversea’s self-imposed high levels of excellence, but to reaffirm the company’s commitment to exceptional standards of guest comfort and timeless elegance. “We are thrilled to be […]

Crystal To Redeploy River Vessels from France to the Rhine and Danube

July 28, 2016

Following the launch of its first river vessel, the Crystal Mozart, Crystal River Cruises announced today that it will increase its presence in the Danube, Main and Rhine Rivers, deploying four of its planned newbuilds in the region over the next two years (2017 and 2018). Crystal said that based on guest feedback “lauding” the […]

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Unveils ‘The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built’

July 22, 2016

Godmother of Seven Seas Explorer, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco, cut a red velvet ribbon which sent a Primat bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne smashing against the ship’s hull to officially christen the newest member of the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet, unquestionably the most luxurious cruise ship ever built. The gala christening […]

Silversea Announces New Galapagos Itineraries

June 14, 2016

Starting March 25, 2017, Silversea will alternate two new seven-night Galápagos itineraries approved by the Galápagos National Park Service, the cruise line said in a statement. The 100-guest Silver Galapagos will operate both itineraries sailing Saturday to Saturday, with San Cristóbal as a new arrival or departure port for guests. The new north central itinerary […]

Cunard Reveals More Details of QM2 Cruise Ship Refit

June 8, 2016

Cunard has revealed a host of additional features onboard its flagship Queen Mary 2 half way through its “remastering” in Germany. During a dry dock tour at Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg yesterday (June 7), the line showcased the highlights of the refurbished ship which include a complete redesign of the King’s Court Buffet, […]