Carnival Cruise Line Expands West Coast Golf Cruises with Panorama

Carnival Cruise Line is upping its West Coast offerings, deploying two ships to its newly expanded Long Beach terminal, and announcing plans to modernize its port operations in Ensenada, Mexico. The 3,960-passenger, Vista-class Carnival Panorama, under construction in Italy, will be deployed to Long Beach in 2019 and is the first new Carnival ship based in Southern California in 20 years, the cruise line said. The third Vista-class ship in Carnival’s fleet, the Panorama will offer seven-day Mexican Riviera cruises from Long Beach and will be joined by the 113,300-ton Carnival Splendor. The Carnival Panorama will include venues offering both indoor and al fresco experiences, including the Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse, Library Bar, and Bonsai Sushi, along with open-air attractions like the groundbreaking bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction called SkyRide, a massive WaterWorks aqua park, and the SportSquare recreation area. The Panorama will also feature a “Havana section” with tropics-inspired staterooms and its own Cuban-themed bar and pool. “Family Harbor” offers larger accommodations, the Family Harbor Lounge,...
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The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Again Captures the Prestigious “AAA Four-Diamond Rating”

Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has received the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond Rating for the sixth consecutive year. Of more than 27,000 hotels and resorts evaluated, only 1,797 (or 6.7%) received the coveted Four- or Five-Diamond rating this year. AAA's Diamond Rating is one of the few hotel appraisal systems that rely on physical, unannounced on-site evaluations. The company's team of inspectors assesses each of the eligible properties based on comfort, hospitality, cleanliness, and the extensiveness of services and amenities. According to AAA, Four-Diamond hotels and resorts "must be refined and stylish with upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail." This recognition follows other recent awards bestowed on the 125-acre resort, which is Southwest Florida’s only resort directly on the beach with an on-site championship golf course, a world-class spa, and an award-winning tennis center. Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Other recent Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club honors...
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Anton Koch Danube River Golf Cruise AmaMagna golfers go ‘golf-bags-hands-free’.

Danube River Golf Cruise Seasoned golf travelers ‘in the know’ choose this Danube River cruise between Vilshofen and Budapest for the best European river scenery and for the challenging Championship golf courses along this stretch of the Danube. GolfAhoy has selected 5 of the best golf courses in Europe for this trip! See the 2019 Anton Koch Danube River Golf Cruise AmaMagna – ‘golf-bags-go-hands-free’ - digital brochure here: http://golfahoy.com/golf-cruise/anton-koch-danube-river-golf-cruise-amamagna-go-golf-bags-hands-free Ahoy, Hear This! GolfAhoy guests check their golf bags with their GolfAhoy concierge before departing Prague. Your golf bags follow your entire voyage by road in a van which is secured and insured. Guest golf bags will await your arrival at the course you are playing that particular day. Golf bags are returned at the cruise end in Budapest. Danube River Golf Cruise. Play 5 of Europe’s best golf courses on the ‘Anton Koch Danube River Golf Cruise AmaMagna’. Albatross GC Host of the Czech Masters, a European Tour Event Beckenbauer GC Host of the Porsche European...
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Expedition Cruise Specialist Adds New Golf Program Arctic and Canada’s East Coast

 Golf Program Arctic and Canada’s East Coast Guests can pack their bags AND clubs when joining One Ocean Expeditions’ new Golf & Cruise programs. These innovative cruises combine golf on some of the world’s finest and most challenging courses, with a seafaring expedition to the wilds of Canada’s East Coast and Scotland. Renowned for its expeditionary and transformative voyages throughout Antarctica, the Arctic and Canada’s East Coast (including Sable Island), One Ocean Expeditions’ has added the 2018 Canada’s East Coast Golf Expedition, Fiddles & Sticks (June 27-July 4, 2018) to its ever-growing list of original expedition voyages. In June 2019, One Ocean Expeditions’ (OOE) will launch its second golf voyage and head to Scotland, the birthplace of the modern game. An absolute dream trip for golfers and intrepid travelers in search of adventure and culture, the expedition will explore the dramatic Scottish Coast and Highlands, stopping at some of the most famous golf courses in the world. Visit GolfAhoy.com for more information coming...
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The Most Important Stretch for Golf Travelers

The MISIG Is A Device That Will Improve Your Golf Game. A 'Must Have' For Golf Travelers. Game Changing Stretch. Feel The Pressures Of Proper Take Away, Structure And Loading. Feel Tremendous Stretch In Shoulders, Back, And Hips. Dramatically Increase Degrees Of Back Swing And Range Of Motion. Get A Wider Golf Swing. You Will See Incredible Improvement, Longer Stronger Golf Shots. Dramatically increases degrees of the backswing, feel the stretch of shoulders, back, and hips. Develop a better, more consistent swing plane, keeps elbow locked through extension and hinge wrist. Strengthen shoulders and upper body by doing reps and perfect exercise tool. The MISIG helps you experience proper takeaway by keeping your elbow locked through extension. The results? Fewer injuries, stronger muscles, more consistency, better swing and better distance. Preferred Swing Trainer For Hundreds Of PGA Golf Instructors. https://feelthestretch.com/ "I love this! It's something you can use indoors or outdoors and before your round." Lauren Thompson, Golf Channel. The MISIG Comes With A 100% Risk-Free Guarantee. FOR DISCOUNTED PRICING USE COUPON CODE: FB...
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Mexico’s Tourism Minister Wants Marijuana Travel

Marijuana Mexico - Mexico's Tourism Minister Wants Marijuana Travel. Mexico’s minister for tourism revealed Thursday he believes marijuana should be legalized in cities popular with travelers like Cancun and Los Cabos with the intent of reducing criminal violence. According to Reuters.com, tourism minister Enrique de la Madrid wants to follow the example of areas in the United States and legalize marijuana in Quintana Roo and Baja California Sur. Those regions have been hit hard by drug and gang violence, and legalizing marijuana could help take power away from the criminals. “It’s absurd that we’re not taking this step as a country,” Madrid told the Mexican media at a press conference. “Even if there’s work to do on the whole of the country, I’d like to see that it might be done in Baja California and Quintana Roo.” When asked if he believed the legalization of marijuana in popular tourist destinations would boost visitor numbers as it has in countries like the Netherlands, Madrid defended...
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AmaWaterways Debuts New Ship With Game-Changing European River Boat Cabin Sizes AmaMagna to Feature Open-Water Sports Platform,  Multiple Dining Options, and Eco-Friendly Engine.

AmaWaterways announced plans for AmaMagna, its biggest ship ever, to be launched in 2019.  AmaMagna represents a new concept specifically designed to elevate the modern luxury market.  Twice the width of traditional European river ships, the latest AmaWaterways innovation welcomes only 196 guests and affords luxurious living spaces, multiple dining options including an al fresco glass-enclosed restaurant, more onboard activities and enhanced evening entertainment.  The ship will debut a quieter and more fuel-efficient engine and – a first for river cruising – an open-water sports platform. Construction of the new vessel, destined to sail Danube itineraries has begun. “As the luxury river cruise market continues to grow, we want to carry on as the leader in industry innovation.  While this new double-width concept has been on the table for some time, we believe, given the unique demand that exists, that now is the perfect moment to introduce this style of ship,” said Rudi Schreiner, president, and co-owner of AmaWaterways.  “AmaMagna will...
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United Airlines to Launch Premium Economy 

United Airlines’ long-awaited premium economy addition appears to be on its way. In a message to employees yesterday, United said that “International premium economy is coming” and that the new product will apparently be called United Premium Plus. Later this year, we’ll begin to introduce United’s Premium Plus. Available on select international flights, United Premium Plus will give you more space, comfort, and amenities, the memo said. According to the memo, United Premium Plus seats will include more space per seat, upgraded dining on china dinnerware, free alcoholic beverages, a Saks Fifth Avenue blanket and pillow, and more. The option is expected to be delivered on United’s new 787-10 aircraft, though it is not clear which routes it will be offered on. More details are expected to be announced when the airline delivers its earnings presentation. With the news, United would be joining other airlines who have added or are set to add, a premium economy option over the last couple of years. American Airlines...
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PGA Catalunya Resort – Best Golf Course in Spain

The Stadium layout at PGA Catalunya Resort, near Girona, has once again been named Spain’s No.1 course in top100golfcourses.com’s 2018 Spanish rankings. The 7,333-yard layout designed by Neil Coles and Angel Gallardo, which also achieved a final position of 4th in the influential website’s latest Continental European listing, fended off competition from Spain’s other 348 courses to retain the crown it has held continuously since 2012. Top100golfcourses.com’s judging panel was especially impressed by the immaculate conditioning of Spain’s no.1 course and the ambiance created by its special setting on a forested 300-hectare estate. Andy Newmarch from top100golfcourses.com’s listing, said: “The Stadium Course at PGA Catalunya Resort remains our Spanish #1 for 2018-2019. This continues to be a huge achievement as growing numbers of top-end courses in this country are making our listing ever more competitive. “I have said before that the Stadium Course has improved on each visit in recent years – and that was true again in 2017. The course delivers superb design,...
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Titleist Introduces Even Faster Velocity Golf Balls for 2018

Next Generation Titleist Velocity Provides Longer Distance with New High-Visibility Color Options. The new Titleist Velocity golf balls are designed with proprietary high-speed technology to deliver even more distance on every shot. With the introduction of new high-visibility color options – VISI-White, Velocity Orange and Velocity Pink – the power of Velocity is also packed with personality. Now available in golf shops worldwide, the 2018 Velocity has been re-engineered with a softer high-speed core and Titleist’s fastest cover blend to deliver extremely low spin and fast ball speed off the tee for increased distance. Velocity’s advanced aerodynamics produce a high flight on all shots to enhance distance and help golfers stop the ball closer to the hole. “Everything we do with Velocity is to generate speed and distance,” said Michael Mahoney, Vice President, Titleist Golf Ball Marketing. “When we spoke to Velocity golfers at the beginning of the development process, they told us they wanted even more distance, especially off the tee. Our R&D...
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