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I am proud to be certified by CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) as an Elite Cruise Counselor. The Cruise Counselor Certification Program is CLIA's most comprehensive training which requires agents to successfully complete a number of compulsory training courses and exams, attend cruise conferences, and conduct ship inspections. Anita Thompson, Attheta Travel, dba Cruise Holidays.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Where Will You Sail in 2013?

If you’re looking for some insight into up-and-coming cruise destinations, it may help to look at the new itineraries the cruise lines are planning to introduce in 2013. When established cruise lines add new itineraries, it can mean that the destination is on the verge of becoming hot!

Carnival Cruise Lines recently announced that the repositioning of two ships will create an opportunity to offer new cruises of South America. While repositioning from the West Coast to New York during February and March 2013, the Carnival Splendor will sail three South American voyages: one from Long Beach, Calif., to Santiago, Chile; one from Santiago to Buenos Aires, Argentina; and one from Buenos Aires to New York. Once positioned in New York, the Splendor will sail to the Caribbean year-round. March 16-31, the Carnival Miracle will reposition from New York to Long Beach via the Panama Canal and will call on ports in five different countries: Turks & Caicos, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Mexico. From its new home on the West Coast, the ship will sail the Mexican Riviera and the coast of Alaska.

For the summer of 2013, Celebrity Cruises plans to position six ships in Europe to visit a total of 25 countries and 88 destinations, six of which are “Celebrity Firsts:” Liverpool, England; Waterford, Ireland; Torshavn, Faroe Islands; Varna, Bulgaria; Sevastopol, Ukraine; and Kristiansand, Norway. The Celebrity Infinity will offer new, 10 and 11-night cruises of the British Isles, Norwegian fjords and Iceland; the Celebrity Constellation will sail new itineraries of the Black Sea and the Greek Isles, highlighted by an overnight stay in Odessa, Ukraine. Celebrity will also offer new cruisetour options in Europe, including an entirely new, four-night tour to Istanbul and Cappadocia, Turkey.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises also has some new ports of call on its itineraries for 2013. Mediterranean itineraries will include maiden calls on Ajaccio, Corsica; Genoa, Italy; and Lanzarote and St. Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Regent has also added some longer itineraries for guests who have the time for an extended cruise. Consider a 30-night voyage that begins in the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, then crosses the Atlantic to call on Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Or, feed your taste for the exotic with a 24-night Amazon Adventure cruise, departing from Miami.

To find out where other cruise lines will be calling for the first time in 2013, talk with Anita, your Cruise Holidays personal cruise expert.