Cruise Travel March/April 2020
The cover story spotlights the new 3,998-passenger Norwegian Encore, one of the largest cruise ships in the world. Like others in Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Plus class, she offers a broad range of dining and entertainment options, plus recreational facilities ranging from water slides and laser tag to electric go-karts that zip around the top deck at speeds up to 30 m.p.h.
Alaska cruising also takes center stage in the March/April issue. Besides a comprehensive overview of what’s new in the upcoming season, there are firsthand accounts of up-close encounters with glaciers and wildlife on two of the smaller ships in the market. And readers get a look at Whittier, one of Alaska’s lesser-known homeports, a jumping-off point for Gulf of Alaska voyages offered by Princess Cruises.
Our Port of the Month is Athens, a popular pre- and post-cruise destination for travelers exploring the Aegean by cruise ship. The Cruise of the Month feature captures the holiday cheer that Danube River passengers will find at Christmas markets in Nuremburg and Regensburg, Germany; Salzburg, Linz and Vienna, Austria; and Budapest, Hungary.