Wednesday, September 20, 2006

MSC Does Deep Discounts ...

Amazza!, Caramba!, Wow!: Baby Boomers and seniors can save up to 60 percent off MSC Cruises' retail rates on selected 2007 Caribbean and Panama sailings of MSC Lirica and MSC Opera. Senior Saver prices for 11-night roundtrips from Fort Lauderdale begin at $695 per person, double, excluding guv fees, taxes, etc. At least one guest per cabin must have hit the big five oh, on departure. The 50 and up offer is valid for new reservations (including groups) booked through Nov. 30 on Lirica’s 11-night sailings Jan. 20 through April 18 and Opera’s 11-night itineraries Jan. 14 through April 1. “This is an extremely affordable way for Seniors and Baby Boomers to cruise,” says Rick Sasso, president and CEO. MSC heads into the Deep Caribbean and Panama to explore tropical destinations, history and culture. On each itinerary, guests steep in the line’s "Beautiful. Passionate. Italian." cruise experience, from elegant décor to authentic Italian cuisine, and European ambiance. For details, visit www.msccruises.com .

Monday, September 18, 2006

RCI's Asia Calling ...

RCI Ups Asian Ante with Rhapsody: Choice for exotic adventure expands as Royal Caribbean International returns to Asia, deploying Rhapsody of the Seas, starting Dec. 10, 2007. The Vision-class ship, featuring the line’s signature rock-climbing wall, will sail out of Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai, calling in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. The ship’s Asia tour continues from Hong Kong, where she'll arrive in time for the Chinese New Year season, offering a series of itineraries calling at ports in Taiwan, Japan, and Sanya, Hainan Island. Then moving to Shanghai, China, Rhapsody calls on ports in Japan and Korea. Details on itineraries will be available by mid-October 2006. The 2,435-passenger Rhapsody of the Seas, with a conference center, will be one of the largest cruise ships homeporting in Asia. For details, call (800) 327-6700.