Tag Archives: Cruise

Travel Tidbits – Cruise lines update old ships with new tricks

Delta: All Shuttle flights now have in-flight Wi-Fi
Delta Air Lines says installed in-flight Wi-Fi on all of its Delta Shuttle aircraft… USA Today

 

 

 

 

Celebrity Announces a Second Ship for the U.K. in 2013
Such has been the success of Celebrity Cruises’ summer season out of Southampton on Celebrity Eclipse that the line has said it will base a second ship in the U.K. in 2013… CruiseCritic.com

 

 

 

Las Vegas: Circus Circus is more animated than ever
Now it’s time to shine a little bit of light on the other end of the Las Vegas Strip… LA Times

 

 

 

Fire away at new Las Vegas gun range
Part gun range, part ultra-lounge, Machine Gun Vegas invites visitors to grab the automatic weapon of their choice and get in touch with their inner gangster or SEAL Team Six commando… MSN.com

 

 

 

Cruise lines update old ships with new tricks
Even nearly new cruise ships have to play catch-up with ever-changing technology and multiple choices available on the newest generation of ships. Here’s the lowdown on what’s coming to many classic ships… Globe and Mail

 

 

 

8 exciting new cruise ports to explore
Wallace Immen reports on this year’s top new cruise destinations… Globe and Mail

 

 

 

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
info [at] allabout-travel.com
415.384.3880

About All About Travel

Opened in 1978, All About Travel is located in the Oklahoma City area.  We are a family owned and operated company that has strived to provide our clients with the highest quality of service for more than 30 years.  Our agents can arrange all your travel needs from the individual hotel and/or car reservation to an around the world cruise.  Nothing is out of reach.

We can help plan your honeymoon, your destination wedding or the much needed getaway for two.  Don’t forget about your business, we can handle all the travel needs for your company as well.  Anything from an airline flight and hotel for a meeting or all the planning needed for your next company-wide seminar.  We can arrange hotel space for all attendees and meeting rooms for all purposes.

Our agents travel to many destinations on FAM trips (Familiarization trips) these trips are designed by tour operators and cruise lines to make certain that travel agents are up-to-date on popular destinations and cruise ships.

So the next time you need to, or better yet, want to travel…Let us help, it’s what we do.

More new ships on the way for Viking River Cruises

Just how big is the boom in river cruising in Europe? Big enough that Europe river cruise giant Viking is ordering six more new ships for 2013, on top of six vessels on the way this year.

In announcing the ambitious move on Wednesday, Viking said all of the vessels will be what it is calling “longships,” a new design that will feature the largest suites ever for a river ship in Europe as well as other new features the line says will revolutionize the industry.

With the additions, the company will have 31 ships by the end of 2013.

Read More: More new ships on the way for Viking River Cruises

 

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
info [at] allabout-travel.com
415.384.3880

 

About All About Travel

Opened in 1978, All About Travel is located in the Oklahoma City area.  We are a family owned and operated company that has strived to provide our clients with the highest quality of service for more than 30 years.  Our agents can arrange all your travel needs from the individual hotel and/or car reservation to an around the world cruise.  Nothing is out of reach.

We can help plan your honeymoon, your destination wedding or the much needed getaway for two.  Don’t forget about your business, we can handle all the travel needs for your company as well.  Anything from an airline flight and hotel for a meeting or all the planning needed for your next company-wide seminar.  We can arrange hotel space for all attendees and meeting rooms for all purposes.

Our agents travel to many destinations on FAM trips (Familiarization trips) these trips are designed by tour operators and cruise lines to make certain that travel agents are up-to-date on popular destinations and cruise ships.

So the next time you need to, or better yet, want to travel…Let us help, it’s what we do.

Travel Tidbits – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle ride to debut at Nickelodeon Universe

‘Relish’ these scrumptious burgers, shakes
In the past few years everyone and their brother has opened a newfangled burger joint, including countless celebrity chefs… USA Today

 

 


Early blooms for Cherry Blossom Festival
Following an unusually mild winter in the Nation’s Capital, the star attractions of the March 20-April 17 National Cherry Blossom Festival could be making an early entrance this spring… USA Today

 

 


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle ride to debut at Nickelodeon Universe
The interactive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle thrill ride debuting at Minnesota’s Nickelodeon Universe will send riders spinning through the air like high-flying martial artists… LA Times

 

 

 

London’s Iconic Buses are Back!
London’s iconic double-decker buses have gotten an update that looks uncannily like the past… Travel and Leisure

 

 

 


Destination: Rome
The Eternal City boasts fascinating architecture and ancient sites… IndependentTraveler.com

 

 

 

 

Royal Caribbean orders another cruise ship
The second in the line’s new Sunshine class series will debut in early 2015… USA Today

 

 

 

 

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
info [at] allabout-travel.com
415.384.3880

American Cruise Lines’ Queen of the Mississippi debut in New Orleans

On Wednesday, March 7th, American Cruise Lines announced its brand new 150-passenger paddlewheeler, the Queen of the Mississippi, as it nears completion 10-weeks ahead of schedule.

Last week, at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Maryland the 23-ton, 28 foot-wide paddlewheel that was built special for the new riverboat was lifted and installed.

“This marks an important step in the creation of this authentic riverboat,” said Timothy Beebe, Vice President of American Cruise Lines. “The paddlewheel is one of the most important elements of classic riverboats, and this one isn’t just cosmetic – it’s fully functioning.”

Plans for completion will be in May, with a debut in New Orleans on August 11, 2012.

Complimentary amenities and features of Mississippi River itineraries and aboard Queen of the Mississippi include:

  • Fully-functioning authentic paddlewheel that can be viewed from the Paddlewheel Lounge
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors to private balconies
  • Room Service
  • Wi-Fi in all staterooms
  • Satellite TV and DVD player in all staterooms
  • Gourmet coffee brewers in all staterooms
  • High Tea served in the afternoon
  • Top Deck Café – Hot and cold beverages, snacks, pastries available throughout the day
  • Bottled water and soft drinks
  • Nightly turn-down service

American Cruise Lines says, they will operate the authentic paddlewheeler over the entire Mississippi River System, including the Ohio and Cumberland Rivers. The Queen of the Mississippi will also be able to travel at significantly higher speeds than all other Mississippi riverboats, minimizing night travel and making more itineraries possible with longer visits to the river towns. A number of unique riverboat journeys are planned that take passengers as far north as St. Paul, MN on the Mississippi River and as far east as Pittsburgh, PA on the Ohio River.

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
info [at] allabout-travel.com
415.384.3880

Crocodile Cruises: Venturing Up the Daintree River, Australia

Travel Tidbits – 10 great places for stadium food

10 great places for stadium food
Gone are the days when dinner at the ballpark meant peanuts and Cracker Jack… USA Today

 

 

 

 

America’s Best Cities for Foodies
Readers pick the best cities for foodies, where that next great meal can come from a celebrity chef or the back of a truck… Yahoo Travel News

 

 

 
Sushi on a cruise ship? One line shakes it up
Norwegian Cruise Line is revamping the sushi eateries that are a hallmark of its ships…. USA Today

 

 

 

 

Irish hotels for food lovers
Four of the best hotels in Ireland for gastronomes… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

 

An Open invitation to Eat in Copenhagen
A covered market with treats all around brings a square in the Danish capital to life… New York Times

 

 

 

 

Top 10 foodie destinations
TripAdvisor has compiled its inaugural foodie lists for around the world, so USA TODAY TRAVEL has compiled a photo gallery of the top-ranked hotels in each of the destinations… USA Today

 

 

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880

Travel Tidbits – World’s best wedding venues

World’s best wedding venues
Here are some of the classiest resorts at the most stunning wedding locations … CNN

 

 

 

Who Needs Match.com When You Can Cruise?
The best cruises have to do with making matches, romantic or platonic… CruiseCritic.com

 

 

 

 

The 9 Best Cruise Lines For Weddings
There’s good news for couples who want to get married in a beautiful location without the hassle of planning a formal, sit-down dinner for 300 of their closest friends… MSN.com

 

 

Celebrity Announces Wine-Themed Cruises From Southampton For 2012  Celebrity Cruises has announced a new series of 12-night wine-themed cruises from the United Kingdom in autumn 2012… CruiseCritic.com

 

 

 

10 great places to find happiness
More than monuments, museums or Michelin stars, acclaimed writer Paul Theroux seeks out happiness when he roams the world… USA Today

 

 

 

The best chalets for food lovers
Chalets for gastronomes… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880

Travel Tidbits – When in Paris, do as the Parisians do – eat pastries

Surfing the user-friendly waves of El Salvador
El Salvador has suffered from a civil war, natural disasters and continuing violent crime, but foreign surfers are lured by its world-class and forgiving waves… Seattle Times

 

 

World’s top revolving restaurants
Over the past 50 years, revolving restaurants have opened in more than 50 countries on six continents… CNN

 

 

 

 

 

When in Paris, do as the Parisians do – eat pastries
In the City of Light, the pastries are multilayered works of art… LA Times

 

 

 

 

 

Top 25 Cruise Lines
River cruises have never been so popular, but readers still love ocean-bound excursions too… Conde Nast Traveler

 

 

 

 

 

Forbes names new 5-star hotels, eateries for 2012
Forbes Travel Guide has crowned its new five-star winners in the hospitality industry, bringing the total to 57 hotels, 25 restaurants, and 30 spas… USA Today

 

 

 

A cultural guide to Honfleur
An essential cultural guide to a picturesque town immortalized by the Impressionists… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880

Bahamas Party Cruise Makes Getting There All the Fun!

Travel Tidbits – Ten Best Cruise Lines for Solo Travelers

Lost in Java
Finding spice, color and moments of unexpected silence in the pulsating center of Indonesia… New York Times

 

 

 

 

Ten Best Cruise Lines for Solo Travelers
Solo cruising. Cruising solo. Somehow those two words, no matter the order, seem to evoke furrowed brows and looks of pity… Smarter Travel

 

 

36 Hours in Detroit
Despite recent news stories of a population exodus from Detroit, there are many reasons to make a pilgrimage to this struggling city right now… New York Times

 

 

 

Off the Roman Coast, Bobbing for Views
Arriving by ferry or hydrofoil at Ponza, an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, the boat trims the island’s eastern coast, a vista of sheer tuff cliffs bleached white by the sun and eroded by water and wind… New York Times

 

 

 

Oregon’s New Cyclist-Friendly Hotel
Cyclist-friendly Oregon has a stylish new rest stop for weary pedalers… Travel and Leisure

 

 

 

 


New York Essentials
A city of endless possibilities, high energy and great diversity, New York has always been the benchmark for first-rate dining, unparalleled shopping and cultural activity… IndependentTraveler.com

 

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880