Cruise News: William Shatner, family cruising and National Day of Relaxation

Aug 14, 2015 | By Lauramay LaChance

Happy Friday! This week William Shatner announced he is hosting the first official Star Trek cruise, Tauck plans to double their family river cruising capacity in 2017 and stress levels are rising in America, according to Princess Cruises.

Star Trek: The Cruise


Actor William Shatner will host the first official ‘Star Trek’ cruise. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, there is now a Star Trek cruise that will sail out of Port Miami on January 9, 2017 on Norwegian Cruise Line’s, Norwegian Pearl. Trekkies can expect comedy shows and concerts by Star Trek actors, intimate speaking engagements with scientists, influencers and experts as well as themed parties, games and port stops at Cozumel, Nassau and NCL’s private Bahamian island Great Stirrup Cay.








  • Earlier this year, Norwegian Cruse Line’s partnership with celebrity Chef Geoffrey Zakarian quietly ended. Zakarian operated specialty restaurants Ocean Blue and The Raw Bar, on Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Breakaway.

This is the official statement issued to us by Norwegian Cruise Line.

After several successful years, Norwegian’s engagement with Chef Geoffrey Zakarian concluded earlier this year. Geoffrey has been a great partner and we are very appreciative of his work to create a luxury dining experience on our newest vessels. Ocean Blue restaurant on both Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway continues to offer the outstanding culinary experience that our guests have come to love, now with an expanded menu. As a brand, we are investing heavily to evolve our onboard dining experiences to keep our menu offerings on-trend, contemporary and delicious.”



  • Princess Cruises sixth annual relaxation report shows stress levels in Americans rising year after year. Over half (54 percent) of Americans spend their vacation days dealing with personal obligations instead of relaxing. According to the survey, just the idea of relaxing makes 43 percent feel guilty, that’s up from the 38 percent from last year. But 66 percent agree that taking a cruise would be the best way to experience life and relaxation all in one.

National Relaxation Day is August 15, 2015. While this might be an “unofficial” holiday, it’s certainly worth celebrating.


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