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Mexico named most popular cruise destination in 2017

Los Angeles Times

Mexico has had highs and lows as a tourist destination in the past decade. Still, it won the popularity contest in an end-of-year cruise trends report by CruiseCompete.com.


World cruise brought Viking's newest ship to the Port of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Times

The Viking Sun sailed into the Port of Los Angeles last week with a full contingent of passengers who, fittingly enough, spent two sunny days exploring Southern California.


A luxury cruise line is launching private jet service so their passengers have nothing to do but relax

Mashable

Passengers on the luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises are used to the finer things in life, so the company is on a mission to control every aspect of the travel experience. This month Crystal Cruises launched a private jet service to provide a five-star experience not only on the water but in the air. Onboard the the first addition to Crystal Cruises' air fleet, a Bombardier XRS put into service on May 1, passengers won't have to deal with any of the problems less fortunate travelers experience. Experience All Exclusive Crystal luxury in the sky when you travel with Crystal Luxury Air's Global Express Jet. We're ready to soar around the world, are you?


Silversea's expedition ship adds even more luxury to polar cruises

Los Angeles Times

How much cushier can an expedition to Antarctica or the Arctic get? Silversea's luxury Silver Explorer -- an all-suite ship in which every room comes with a butler -- is undergoing a major remodel during a three-week dry dock in the Caribbean. Suites will receive new furnishings -- curtains, carpets, mattresses, etc. -- and add granite touches and rainforest showers to some bathrooms, a company statement says. And it's making space for 16 new Vista and View suites on Decks 3 and 4 that will feature connecting doors for families and parties traveling together. The ship's lounges will be upgraded with new furniture, carpets and wall treatments, and the fitness center will double in size. A blue and beige color scheme will be used throughout the ship.


Luxury cruise ship explosion

FOX News

Peruvian officials are still searching for four members of an Aqua Expeditions cruise ship that exploded and sank in the Amazon River Saturday during a restocking mission. According to a company statement, the 24-passenger Aqua Amazon "suffered a very serious accident… that caused an explosion and resulted in the sinking of the ship." There were no passengers aboard the Amazon during the time of the incident but of the 17 crew members aboard, four are still missing and several others were rushed to the hospital to treat injuries according to Travel Market Report. "All efforts are being made to get a better understanding of the status of the missing crew. The entire operations team is on the ground providing logistical support with local emergency services," said Aqua Expeditions founder and CEO Francesco Galli Zugaro.