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Friday, June 29, 2012

Another Broadway musical is heading to a cruise ship!

Norwegian Cruise Line late Thursday announced that the soon-to-debut Norwegian Breakaway will feature the Tony Award-nominated Rock of Ages as well as a second show that has appeared on Broadway, Burn the Floor.

The classic rock-infused Rock of Ages, which inspired the movie of the same name released earlier this month, will play in the Norwegian Breakaway's 800-seat Breakaway Theater. Burn the Floor will appear in the same theater as well as in another shipboard venue called The Manhattan Room. Rock of Ages has appeared on Broadway since early 2009. Burn the Floor's Broadway run lasted from 2009 until early 2010.

The Norwegian Breakaway also will feature larger children's areas than previous Norwegian ships and new cabin designs..
Currently under construction at a shipyard in Germany, the Norwegian Breakaway was named by a USA TODAY reader last year in a contest held here at the Cruise Log. 

It's scheduled to sail year-round from New York to Bermuda, the Bahamas, Florida and the Caribbean. 

Contact your professional travel consultant for reservations and more sailing information.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

First Corvette is Produced.

On this day in 1953, workers at a Chevrolet plant in Flint, Michigan, assemble the first Corvette, a two-seater sports car that would become an American icon. The first completed production car rolled off the assembly line two days later, one of just 300 Corvettes made that year

The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green KY is a must visit for sports car enthusiasts!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Love Boats of Princess Return to Texas

This December the “Love Boats” of Princess Cruises® returns to sunny Galveston, Texas, offering convenient round trip cruises to the fascinating Western Caribbean on board Crown Princess®. You can fly in and sail on the same day.

Best of all they’re offering some very attractive fares for 1st class cruising

You can do it all…Or nothing at all on a cruise vacation! 

Contact your travel agent or the Travel Prof for reservations or information.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New Cruise Safety Regulations

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the European Cruise Council (ECC) today announced that the cruise industry has adopted two new safety policies…the major component is the Common Elements of Musters and Emergency Instructions. This enhanced policy was developed to ensure that passengers are aware of safety instructions.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Prague and the Czech Republic feature on new episode of the Bachelorette

Prague and the Czech Republic are featured in the June 25th episode of the Bachelorette. 

The Aria Hotel and the Golden Well Hotel provided the on-camera accommodations for the cast of The Bachelorette during the seventh episode of the season currently airing on ABC Television Network.
The episode will cover a unique group date as well as individual dates around the City of Prague with the newest Bachelorette, Emily Maynard, the first single mom to ever star on the series, who first captured America’s heart on the 15th season of “The Bachelor.”

This episode will feature many of the breathtaking sights that the City of Prague has to offer as well as a 12th century Medieval Castle.

It’s a wonderful city that I’d return to tomorrow!