How Megaships Are Driving A Wave Of Meetings At Sea

“There are still misconceptions. There are still a lot of people who haven’t cruised or cruised for decades, and it’s the only one they remember. Education on how the ships have changed is a big point.” Freed agrees, “The old perception is you are sticking me in the main theatre.”

How To Enjoy Your International Flight

By Chris Owen What to expect on that flight from the United States to someplace across the pond for your first European cruise vacation. That’s really the focus of this post; to address the concerns of those who have not flown internationally, choosing the safe and convenient Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska or other close-by areas of the world instead.   Not that … Read more

Celebrity Cruises 101: How Each Class Stacks Up

The future is in the hands of the forthcoming EDGE-class of ships. Little is yet known about this pair of vessels other than that they will be 117,000 tons and carry 2,900 guests, sizing them in between the Millennium- and Solstice-class to accommodate, “small ship itineraries with large ship amenities,” according to Celebrity. The ships will be built at STX France and be delivered in the fall of 2018 and early 2020.

Inside the world’s most luxurious cruise ship suites

The Telegraph Travel Butler? Check. Champagne? Check. Ocean views and a sea breeze? Check and check. Picture: Silversea Cruises Source: Supplied THE butler’s at your beck and call, the champagne’s on ice and the views are ready to impress. Welcome to cruise ship life at the top end of town. It’s a few rungs up from bunk-bed berths where the only luxury … Read more

Redefining Celebrity Cruises 2013

by Paul Motter Celebrity is out to remake its image as the “Modern Luxury” cruise line for cuisine, entertainment and service Reflection is the newest cruise ship in the fleet Celebrity Cruises has been a premium brand name in cruising since its inception by John Chandris in the late 1980s. The line has always tried to attract discriminating cruisers who … Read more

Celebrity Reflection emerges into sunlight at float out

by CRUISE MAVEN (SHERRY LASKIN) The Celebrity Reflection is the fifth ship in the Solstice-class series  With the help of  tugboats and just after dawn on Sunday morning, the newest ship in theCelebrity Cruises fleet slowly backed out of the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.   It was a slow-going process and amazing to watch as the enormous ship emerged into the daylight and made … Read more