Ring in the New Year with a “cheftastic” sailing aboard Celebrity Silhouette! This 9-night Eastern Caribbean voyage departing from Fort Lauderdale on December 30th, 2016 is set to be the ultimate holiday getaway as Bravo Media extends its popular “Top Chef at Sea” program with Celebrity Cruises!
The exclusive lineup for “Top Chef Signature Sailing” in 2016 will feature new unrivaled culinary experiences with four former ‘Top Chef’ competitors:
Jeremy Ford – Chef de Cuisine at the Matador Room in Miami, FL and ‘Top Chef’ California winner
Doug Adams – Chef de Cuisine at Portland Penny Diner in Oregon and ‘Top Chef’ Boston finalist
Tiffany Derry – Owner of TD Concepts, Inc., ‘Top Chef’ D.C. and ‘Top Chef’ All-Stars finalist
Ash Fulk – ‘Top Chef’ Las Vegas contestant
September 28, 2016 No Comments
To many of the most seasoned travelers, Japan remains a stunning mystery. Perhaps Japan’s beautiful landscapes, stunning temples and futuristic cities always seemed just a little too hard to reach – but not any longer! As cruising expands its presence in Asia, Japan has grabbed the attention of many cruise lines, making this mystery more accessible than ever.
Of course, it’s not just the accessibility and convenience of cruising that makes Japan a popular destination – it’s the remarkable juxtaposition between new and old, from bustling cities to natural beauty. It’s also the culture, and the history that shaped it. And, surely, it’s the tastes as much as the sights.
On a cruise to Japan you can visit the 17th-century temples of Tokyo, celebrate Japan’s unique folk heritage in Okinawa, reflect at the WWII memorials in Hiroshima, meet the locals in the gardens of Kagoshima or enjoy a spa day in Kobe. Plus, when cruising to Japan, you’ll only unpack once and avoid the hassle of having to arrange and coordinate your own extensive – and sometimes costly – transportation around the island nation.
September 16, 2016 No Comments
Do you know a mentor, educator or teacher in South Florida dedicated to inspiring young minds to dream big, think differently and challenge the status quo? If so, show her your biggest appreciation and honor by nominating her for godmother of Royal Caribbean’s newest and largest ship, Harmony of the Seas. Mostly reserved for celebrities, politicians, heads of state and other public figures, this shift in the search for godmother is Royal Caribbean’s way of paying tribute to its history and legacy that is deeply rooted in the community. The ordinary woman who illustrates dedication and commitment to her life’s passion is exactly what Royal Caribbean seeks.
Harmony of the Seas is Royal Caribbean’s third Oasis class ship, and the world’s largest cruise vessel with the most-anticipated debut in 2016. With a record breaking weight of 227,000 gross registered tons, she features 2,747 staterooms, 16 guest decks and robotic bartenders. From the dramatic 10-story Ultimate Abyss to the unique culinary adventure, this cruise experience will leave nothing to the imagination.
September 15, 2016 2 Comments
The next few years look promising for Carnival Cruise Line’s ‘green cruising’ initiative that is slowly being introduced to the North American market. In addition to Carnival Horizon – the cruise line’s second Vista-class ship scheduled for delivery in March 2018, Carnival Cruise Line recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement for the construction of two new cruise ships, the largest in their fleet.
Scheduled for delivery in 2020 and 2022, these two ships — each weighing 180,000 tons with passenger capacity of 5,200 — will offer more spacious stateroom options and will be designed for maximum energy efficiency and environmental friendliness. They will also be the first cruise ships based in North America to be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
Construction will commence in Turku, Finland shipyard by Finnish shipbuilder Meyer Turku. Stay tuned for more details as they emerge. In the meantime, check out Carnival Vista – the cruise line’s first Vista-class ship which set sail for the first time in May 2016.
September 7, 2016 2 Comments
This holiday season, all sea routes lead to the stunning island of St. Maarten for Celebrity Cruises’ first-ever Concert Series! Get a head start on your New Year celebrations with a smashing performance from one of the hottest female pop stars on the music scene, Demi Lovato. Receive the celebrity treatment with ultra-modern luxury amenities and create unforgettable memories in one of the best cruise destinations in the world. Once you set sail with Celebrity Cruises this December, all bets are off!
Check out the four holiday sailings below and get your tickets NOW!
September 2, 2016 No Comments
Starting in 2017, Uniworld River Cruises will debut its newest Super Ship – S.S. Joie de Vivre which translates beautifully as the “joy of living.” This 128-passenger cruise vessel on the Seine River features 2 Royal Suites, 8 regular suites and 54 staterooms. 24 hour in-room dining, concierge and butler services come with these luxurious accommodations, while public spaces like Salon Toulouse showcase elements inspired by 20th-century Parisian design. Signature pieces only found on Uniworld ships, unique embellishments and several original artworks will be elegantly displayed throughout the ship. Look out for intimate wine bars, day spas, fitness centers and high-end dining venues that truly demonstrate the joy of living on this timeless river gem.
Popular itineraries featuring Paris and Normandy will be made available on S.S. Joie de Vivre during her maiden voyage in Northern France. Give us a call today to secure your preferred date on this floating pied-à-terre.
August 30, 2016 4 Comments
How would you like to visit several of the most amazing and diverse cities in the world while also experiencing varied landscapes in multiple climates, all on an extraordinary vacation where you only unpack once?!? If this has you intrigued, perhaps now is the time to open your mind to a new continent of cruising: South America!
Often overlooked for more mainstream cruise destinations like Alaska, Europe or the Caribbean, South America is finally starting to receive the attention it deserves – thanks in part to the excitement built by the 2016 Summer Olympics. In South America you can sunbathe along the picturesque beaches of Brazil, tango through Argentina, sail around Cape Horn, hike through the fjords of Chile, marvel at the wildlife along the Amazon and tour Incan ruins in Peru – with delicious cuisine to be enjoyed throughout your journey! Plus, when cruising in South America, you won’t experience the cruise ship congestion that can sometimes be a turn-off in more popular destinations.
August 23, 2016 2 Comments
Escape to the Margaritaville state of mind aboard Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Breakaway as Norwegian Cruise Line breaks down the boundaries of traditional cruising. Imagine the thrill of enjoying the laid back island lifestyle with signature items like “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and “Who’s to Blame Margarita” while docked at a picturesque port with unbelievable ocean views. Thanks to the expansion of the cruise line’s partnership with Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, this imagination will come to life this Fall with exceptional on-board experiences only known to Norwegian.
If you’ve ever cruised to the Caribbean, there’s no escaping this nostalgic island moment in one of the new ‘Margaritaville at Sea’ restaurants set to open on September 18, 2016. These upgraded eateries will replace Flamingo Grill on Norwegian Getaway, and former Uptown Grill on Norwegian Breakaway.
August 22, 2016 No Comments
Weekend getaways have never been so good! Thanks to Celebrity Cruises’ new mini escapes, you can enjoy extended-weekend getaways on a faraway island, sipping on your favorite cocktail with your feet buried in the sand. The level of excitement among cruisers and industry experts extend beyond the coveted sailings and incredible ports-of-calls. Instead, they embody the convenience of basking in the sun during the day and winding down to a cool island breeze at night – all the while enjoying modern luxury amenities aboard Celebrity Cruises. Reintroducing these quick escapes aboard the remarkable Celebrity Summit is a dream come true for many vacationers who desperately need a short getaway from a stressful week.
August 22, 2016 No Comments
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better than chart-topping country musician, Sam Hunt, multi-platinum selling artist, Jim Gaffigan, and outstanding comedy legend, Chris Tucker – all scheduled to perform at this year’s Carnival LIVE: Fall 2016 Concert Series, Carnival Cruise Line rolls out 2017’s star-studded lineup to whet our musical and comedic appetite.
2017 promises to be a great year in the area of entertainment for the cruise line, and you’re in for a spectacular experience with country music legends Tim McGraw and Little Big Town, and energetic stand-up comedians, Jay Leno and Jeff Foxworthy.
Three-time Grammy Award-winning country musician and Billboard chart-topping artist, Tim McGraw plans on making this an electrifying and memorable highlight for every country music lover. You just cannot afford to miss his performance aboard Carnival Breeze on March 2nd and Carnival Valor on March 3rd in Nassau, Bahamas.
Mark your calendars for Jay Leno’s sensational performance aboard Carnival Victory and Carnival Vista on May 3rd and May 4th in Cozumel, Mexico. As the current host of Jay Leno’s Garage and longtime host of NBC’s Tonight Show, Jay Leno is well-versed in delivering punch lines you never see coming!
August 5, 2016 2 Comments