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January 19, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Seabourn to Buy Kloster Cruise Ship: Seabourn Cruise Line, 50%-owned by Carnival Corp., said it has agreed to pay $55 million to acquire the ship from NCL Holdings' Kloster Cruise Lines Ltd., helping NCL meet its debt payments. Seabourn, based in San Francisco and Oslo, Norway, said it will rename the 200-passenger Queen Odyssey ship the Seabourn Legend and will add a dozen shore-side employees over the next several months.
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November 5, 2006 | Kathleen Doheny, Special to The Times
ALL cruise vacations aren't sedentary, eat-cake-at-midnight affairs. These days, most major lines offer fitness-themed sailings that suggest ways to stay active while providing you with information to improve your body and soul. Lines are offering more fitness-oriented sailings partly because briefer, seven-day cruises tend to attract younger, more active passengers who can't manage more time off, says Bruce Good, a spokesman for Seabourn Cruise Line.
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January 9, 2000
Six cruise lines, which together control 49,918 berths, or 34% of the industry (according to Cruise Lines International Assn.), are cooperating on their "guest loyalty" programs, allowing veteran cruisers from one line to claim discounts up to 50% on sailings on the other lines. The lines are Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Cunard Line (which runs the Queen Elizabeth 2), Seabourn Cruise Line, Windstar Cruises and Costa Cruises. Florida-based Carnival Corp.
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October 29, 2006 | Mary Lu Abbott, Special to The Times
THE specialist on the Caribbean cruise could have won the cheerleader of the year award for merchants at our destinations. This perky shopping diva told us about diamonds, watches and white T-shirts with designs that change into brilliant colors when exposed to sun. She hyped the recommended stores and a $20 coupon booklet, promising it would yield $200 in free merchandise and discounts. She coached the audience on her shopping motto: "If you see it and like it...." she said.
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January 21, 1996 | SHIRLEY SLATER and HARRY BASCH
The beginning of the end for San Francisco-based Royal Cruise Line came last week with an announcement from Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line that it is taking over RCL's ships and closing the company's San Francisco and Athens, Greece, offices. Both companies belong to the financially troubled Norwegian company formerly named Kloster Cruise Ltd., now using the umbrella name Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd.
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June 3, 1990 | SHIRLEY SLATER and HARRY BASCH
Children and cruises need not necessarily be incompatible. All it takes is a little planning. There are cruise lines that welcome young passengers and cruise lines that discourage them. But it's not just up to the line. Whether a child enjoys a cruise or not depends in equally large measure on his or her parent. Parents should not allow the ship to become a playground for an unsupervised child. Children do not belong in bars, casinos or adult swimming pools, for instance.
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November 26, 1989 | SHIRLEY SLATER and HARRY BASCH, Slater and Basch are Los Angeles free-lance writers.
A friend of ours telephoned the other day to grouse about writers heaping praise on cruise lines that offer single-sitting meals. Most cruise ships offer two meal sittings because their dining rooms are too small to seat all the passengers at the same time. The first-sitting dinner usually begins at 6 or 6:30 p.m., with the late or second sitting starting at 8 or 8:30 p.m.
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May 11, 1997 | SHIRLEY SLATER and HARRY BASCH, Slater and Basch travel as guests of the cruise lines
Cruise buffs who are also film fans have their own favorite shipboard flicks, from tear-jerkers like "An Affair to Remember" (1957) to disaster epics such as "The Poseidon Adventure"(1972) and "A Night to Remember" (1958). Now, suddenly, ships are back in the theaters, with two major features filmed aboard cruise ships due out July 2.
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November 5, 2006 | Kathleen Doheny, Special to The Times
ALL cruise vacations aren't sedentary, eat-cake-at-midnight affairs. These days, most major lines offer fitness-themed sailings that suggest ways to stay active while providing you with information to improve your body and soul. Lines are offering more fitness-oriented sailings partly because briefer, seven-day cruises tend to attract younger, more active passengers who can't manage more time off, says Bruce Good, a spokesman for Seabourn Cruise Line.
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September 23, 2001
Here is a list of cruise lines, phone numbers and Web sites: Abercrombie & Kent (800) 323-7308 http://www.abercrombiekent.com American Canadian Caribbean Line (800) 556-7450 http://www.accl-smallships.com American Cruise Lines (800) 814-6880 http://www.americancruiselines.com American Hawaii Cruises (800) 513-5022 http://www.cruisehawaii.com American West Steamboat Co. (800) 434-1232 http://www.columbiarivercruise.com Carnival Cruise Lines (800) 327-9501 http://www.carnival.
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January 22, 2006
Here is a listing of cruise lines and their vessels. (Many cruise companies prefer to sell tickets through travel agents.) American Canadian Caribbean Line (800) 556-7450 www.accl-smallships.com Grande Caribe, Grande Mariner, Niagara Prince American Cruise Lines (800) 814-6880 www.americancruiselines.com American Eagle, American Glory, American Spirit American Safari Cruises (888) 862-8881 www.amsafari.comSafari Escape, Safari Quest, Safari Spirit American West Steamboat Co. (800) 434-1232 www.
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February 1, 2004
Here is a listing of cruise lines and their vessels. One caveat: Many cruise companies prefer to sell through travel agents. It's often best to book through an agent who specializes in cruises. American Canadian Caribbean Line (800) 556-7450 www.accl-smallships.com Grande Caribe, Grande Mariner, Niagara Prince. American Cruise Lines (800) 814-6880 www.americancruiselines.com American Eagle, American Glory. American Safari Cruises (888) 862-8881 www.amsafari.
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August 18, 2002 | JANE ENGLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Williams of Hermosa Beach was dismayed when he learned that Princess Cruises would automatically charge him $10 a day for gratuities on his Mexican Riviera sail in April. "Maybe I'm 'old school,' " he said in an e-mail, "but I don't think tipping should be automatic.... I think that ... tipping should be a reward for service [that] truly is above and beyond." But after talking to waiters and his room steward on his cruise, he changed his mind.
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February 3, 2002 | JAMES GILDEN
If last year was a difficult one in the travel industry as a whole, the cruise industry experienced the equivalent of the perfect storm. Renaissance Cruise Lines and American Classic Voyages, already in financial straits, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection within weeks of the terrorist attacks.
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September 23, 2001
Here is a list of cruise lines, phone numbers and Web sites: Abercrombie & Kent (800) 323-7308 http://www.abercrombiekent.com American Canadian Caribbean Line (800) 556-7450 http://www.accl-smallships.com American Cruise Lines (800) 814-6880 http://www.americancruiselines.com American Hawaii Cruises (800) 513-5022 http://www.cruisehawaii.com American West Steamboat Co. (800) 434-1232 http://www.columbiarivercruise.com Carnival Cruise Lines (800) 327-9501 http://www.carnival.
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August 6, 2000 | CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, TIMES TRAVEL WRITER
If buying and enjoying a cruise were only a matter of learning port from starboard and fore from aft, consumers could rest easier. Instead, anyone contemplating a vacation at sea faces a battery of unfamiliar and easily misunderstood terms. Is it good or bad to be repositioned? Should your dinner portions be measured in gross register tons? As a follow-up to the glossaries of hotel and airline lingo from recent weeks, here is a quick cruise vocabulary guide.
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August 6, 2000 | CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, TIMES TRAVEL WRITER
If buying and enjoying a cruise were only a matter of learning port from starboard and fore from aft, consumers could rest easier. Instead, anyone contemplating a vacation at sea faces a battery of unfamiliar and easily misunderstood terms. Is it good or bad to be repositioned? Should your dinner portions be measured in gross register tons? As a follow-up to the glossaries of hotel and airline lingo from recent weeks, here is a quick cruise vocabulary guide.
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March 29, 1998
A listing of cruise lines, their ships and telephone numbers. One caveat: Most cruise companies prefer to sell cruises through travel agents.
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January 9, 2000
Six cruise lines, which together control 49,918 berths, or 34% of the industry (according to Cruise Lines International Assn.), are cooperating on their "guest loyalty" programs, allowing veteran cruisers from one line to claim discounts up to 50% on sailings on the other lines. The lines are Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Cunard Line (which runs the Queen Elizabeth 2), Seabourn Cruise Line, Windstar Cruises and Costa Cruises. Florida-based Carnival Corp.
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