Travel News: February 25, 2019

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Crystal River Cruises Unveils Four New Spring 2019 Voyages
Travel Pulse

Inviting travelers to indulge in springtime luxury escapes along the Danube River, Crystal River Cruises unveiled four “Crystal River Getaways” departing in March and April. The four- and six-day voyages are shortened segments of existing 10-day itineraries, suited perfectly for guests with busy schedules.

 

Discovery of cameras built into airlines’ seats sparks privacy concerns
The Verge

Cameras pointed at passengers have been noticed in the inflight entertainment systems used by some American Airlines and Singapore Airlines aircraft, BuzzFeed News reports. Both airlines have confirmed that the cameras exist, but they say they were included with off-the-shelf parts from manufacturers and have not been activated. The airlines also confirmed that they have no plans to use them in the future.

 

London Earns More Five-Star Hotels Than Any City
Forbes

It takes a village to stay on top — perhaps that’s why two of the world’s busiest metropolises shone so brightly on February 20 when Forbes Travel Guide announced the 61st edition of its annual Star Awards.

Long a beacon of luxury with storied properties like Forbes Travel Guide Five-Stars The Savoy and The Goring, London emerged in 2019 with more top-rated hotels than any city in the world, unseating last year’s most decorated destination, Macau.

The British capital leads the global pack with 13 Five-Star hotels thanks to four distinctive new additions. Design-centric Bulgari Hotel London brings a sleek, stylish stay to Knightsbridge, along with a 47-seat movie theater and a cigar room.

 

This ‘Golden Girls’ Themed Cruise Is the Best Way to Say ‘Thank You .For Being a Friend”
Travel+Leisure

What’s the perfect way to tell your pals, “Thank you for being a friend?”

Take them on a five-night pleasure cruise that even Dorothy Zbornak can’t scowl at?

According to People, Golden Girls fans can embark on a special “Golden Girls at Sea” cruise starting in 2020 where they can indulge in their favorite classic, 1980’s TV show featuring the sassiest ladies to grace the small screen.

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