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Carnval Inspiration launches year-round cruises from Long Beach

The 2,052-passenger Carnival Inspiration has launched year-round short cruises from Long Beach, Calif. Carnival is offering a new choice on this popular itinerary which encompasses three-day cruises departing Fridays to Ensenada and four-day cruises departing Mondays to Ensenada and Catalina Island. Previously, this itinerary was operated by the Carnival Paradise, which has been redeployed to Tampa.

The 70,000-ton Inspiration underwent an extensive multi-million-dollar refurbishment as part of the line’s “Evolutions of Fun” enhancement program and includes such innovations as a WaterWorks aqua park (with water slide, racing slides and a water spray area), a Serenity adults-only retreat and a tropical-themed resort-style main pool area. Carnival Inspiration also has a nine-hole miniature golf course, a 1,080-square-metre spa, a jogging track, and spacious facilities and supervised programming for children in three age groups.

Source:  Travel Press Weekly

SING AND SCREAM IN HONG KONG THIS FALL

 

From Sept. 25 to Oct. 2, the HK International Jazz Festival will attract some 300 musicians from 24 countries across the globe.

Featuring over 60 performances, workshops and exhibitions, the International Jazz Festival will bring the city to centre stage with both traditional and modern jazz offerings, flamenco, gypsy swing, folk and ethnic music.

Performers include Poncho Sanchez, Terence Blanchard, Ted Lo, Freddy Cole (Nat King’s youngest brother) and Maria João. Ensembles include the Kurt Rosenwinkel Standard Trio from the USA, Chico and the Gypsies from France, the Stouxingers from Germany and the Amsterdam Klezmer Band.

There will also be an exhibition of photographs chronicling the tours and performances of luminaries such as Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Sarah Vaughan.

As October approaches thoughts will turn to Halloween, which is not a just one-night party in Hong Kong, but a month-long celebration.

Reported to be the biggest party in Asia, a festive ‘buzz’ permeates the whole city during the weeks leading up to Oct. 31.

Madame Tussaud’s‘SCREAM@Frankenstein’s Lab’and Disneyland will be presenting ‘Haunted Halloween 2011’ from Sept. 22 to Oct. 31, complete with a Headless Horseman and a ‘Glow in the Dark Parade’.

Ocean Park’s ‘Halloween Bash’ will present The Republic of Halloween risen from the underworld as well as the ‘Fear Factory’, the ‘Torture Chamber of the Dragon Empress’, the ‘Hell-a-bration Dance’ and a 3D haunted house from Sept. 23 to Oct. 31.

 

Top Five Family Friendly Cruise Lines

An independent cruise comparison website has released the top five family friendly cruise ships for those families who are considering embarking on a cruise.

Danielle Fear, Managing Director of http://www.CruiseCompare.co.uk has used her expertise along with feedback received via the websites social networking following of over 45,000 people, to reveal the top five most family friendly cruise ships available.

Royal Caribbean – Oasis and Allure of the Seas:

Joint world’s biggest cruise ships both Allure and Oasis are bound to get everyone’s pulses racing. There is no abundance of things to do whilst onboard and family here is the key word. You will find Zip Line’s, The DreamWorks Experience, full size carousel, ice rink, a huge youth zone which includes an H20 water park type area for kids of all ages, amazing tropical gardens and some fantastic places to dine or even just grab an ice cream. In all you have over 225,000 tons of family friendly cruise ship at your disposal. Whilst onboard you really will have the time of your life.

Carnival Cruise Line – Carnival Magic:

One of Carnival’s newest ships the Carnival Magic is sure to keep everyone happy no matter how long the stay onboard and I am certain the children will really find the water park truly “magical”. Yes Carnival Magic has her very own huge water park onboard where you will find not one but two huge water slides. There are designated clubs for each age group and a rather lovely little outdoor area for the toddler in your life. Carnival Magic also boasts her own sweet shop, amazing stage shows and various exciting places where the family can dine together.

P&O Cruises – Ventura:

Ventura is joint largest ship within the P&O Cruises fleet. First introduced back in April 2008 she has a favourite place in the hearts of many who have sailed on her. Ventura really is family aimed and inspired. Weighing in at 116,000 Ton she is packed to the rivets with family fun and entertainment. Onboard you will find a one of a kind circus school, some of the best youth programmes at sea, dinner with Noddy and Mr Bump from the Mr Men series and a selection of both outdoor and indoor swimming pools and sports courts.

Disney Cruise Line – Disney Fantasy:

I think in this instance the name of this ship really does say it all, the Disney Fantasy, and she is just that! This ship is not only aimed at the youngster in every age but she is so full of exciting things to see and do it can prove difficult to know where to even begin.  The ship has swimming pools, themed staterooms, themed dining venues and not one but two dazzling theatres showing both live shows and even 3D movies. Although full of excitement we think one of the best features for kids of all ages (including the adult ones) has to be the AquaDuck, this is a fully transparent tube water slide that starts on Deck 12 Aft, takes you off, off the side of the ship, through the forward funnel and down 4 decks into a lazy river.

Norwegian Cruise Line – Norwegian Epic:

The newest ship in the NCL fleet is the Norwegian Epic and she is crammed full of amazing features and even has her very own Ice Bar.  Norwegian Epic is a ship full of firsts and certainly will never see you left with a dull moment.  One of her best features has to be the Spiegel Tent – Cirque Dreams and Dinner. This really is a dining experience with a difference. Whilst you enjoy your five star cuisines you can also be entertained by amazing acrobatics and the chance to join in if you wish too. You can also find onboard the line’s first ever waterpark at sea, amazing kids club facilities, video arcade, sports complex and the Epic theatre which can accommodate 681 persons.