Cruise News updates as of 6-1-12

by CruiseSource

Disney Wonder Offer Special Pixar Cruises this Fall
A new cast of characters will stroll the decks and visit with guests aboard the Disney Wonder as Mr. Incredible, Remy, Woody, Jessie, Buzz Lightyear and other memorable characters from Pixar Animation Studios’ award-winning films make their shipboard debut during four special Pixar-inspired seven-night California Coastal cruises Sept. 16 through Oct. 14, 2012.

During these voyages, Disney Cruise Line guests will be able to interact with and explore the world of Pixar and their beloved films while the Disney Wonder sails to popular port cities along the coast of California.  Special entertainment and offerings include Pixar Presentations and Sneak Peeks, The Art of Pixar, Pixar Film Fest, and Pixar Character Encounters. The Disney Wonder will sail out of Los Angeles and visit San Francisco, San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico during the four Pixar-themed voyages.

Princess Cruises Art Connoisseur Voyages Showcase Top Contemporary Artists
Princess Cruises is showcasing some of today’s top contemporary artists and lecturers in a series of special Art Connoisseur Cruises designed for both avid collectors and art newcomers.

A wide range of internationally acclaimed artists will join the ship during these cruises, including names such as bas relief sculptor Bill Mack, Russian American contemporary artist Viktor Shvaiko, and colorful French American painter Duaiv. The voyages offer a variety of events with the artists, such as meet-and-greet sessions, demonstrations, art classes, special art unveilings and interviews where passengers can ask questions. Some artists, including pop fusion painter Eric Waugh even entertain crowds with live painting sessions set to music.

Norwegian Cruise Line Offers Private “Cabanas on the Cay”
Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that “Cabanas on the Cay,” exclusive private cabanas with VIP service and amenities, are now available on Great Stirrup Cay, the line’s 250-acre private island in the Bahamas. The launch of “Cabanas on the Cay” marks another significant addition to the island as part of the $25 million dollar enhancement project.

Located to the west of the island’s main beach, these perfectly-appointed private Cabanas boast exclusive service and amenities to provide guests with the ultimate island escape and total relaxation. Available for $249 per day, each Cabana accommodates up to six guests and is fully furnished with lounge chairs, tables, cooler, beach towels and a shower. Cabana rental also includes a $50 food and beverage credit; up to six all-day passes to the Hippo Waterslide, a $120 value; and one large float, a $25 value; for guests to enjoy during their time on the island.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Showcases Wellness Tips from Ports Around the World
From antioxidant-rich Mediterranean cuisine to ancient healing rituals of India, the experts at Canyon Ranch have teamed with Regent Seven Seas Cruises to develop wellness tips culled from ports around the world to help travelers maintain and enhance their health and well-being while cruising.

A pioneer in the evolution of wellness lifestyle, Canyon Ranch operates a state-of-the-art SpaClub facility onboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ three awarding, all-suite vessels – Seven Seas Navigator, Seven Seas Mariner, and Seven Seas Voyager – offering a rich sampling of unique treatments and indulgent services.

Whether cruising Europe this summer aboard the line’s 700-guest, all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Mariner or the 490-guest, all-suite Seven Seas Navigator, which sails in Alaskan waters, menus will reflect fresh, local and, wherever possible, sustainable ingredients, including Canyon Ranch Spa cuisine. Designed to delight the palette and nourish the body, the Canyon Ranch menu selections focus on healthy carb-rich vegetables, fruits, and moderate portions of whole grains, using fats that are beneficial to health – such as extra virgin olive oil, with a minimum of salt and no artificial sweeteners. Selections include steamed Shanghai dumplings, Latin spice crusted Alaskan halibut fillet and buttermilk panna cotta delight.

On select sailings, guests can also indulge in an Organic Liquid Seaweed Wrap using hand-harvested seaweed from the remote northwest coast of Ireland or try an Abhyanga Massage – a featured treatment that balances the body, mind and spirit through the application of herbs and oils.

No need to cruise alone – you can cruise with Woody and Buzz Lightyear this fall on the Disney Wonder or a top contemporary artist on a Princess Cruise Art Connoisseur Voyage.   Also this week – you can now relax in your own private Cabana on NCL’s private island get-away and stay healthy on summer Regent sailings featuring special Canyon Ranch spa cuisine and treatments.

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