Celebrity Cruises Announces New Homeport in Dublin, Ireland

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Celebrity Cruises recently announced that Dublin, Ireland will be the homeport for new exciting itineraries to the British Isles, Norwegian Fjords, and Iceland.

Starting in April 2018, Celebrity Eclipse and Celebrity Reflection will be sailing out of Dublin to many bucket-list destinations in Northern Europe. Here are a few of the exciting itineraries being offered by Celebrity Cruises out of Dublin:

12-Night British Isles & French Open (Dublin to Amsterdam)
Paris, France; Liverpool, England; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Amsterdam, Netherlands

8-Night Norwegian Fjords (Roundtrip Dublin)
Bergen, Norway; Skjolden, Norway; Geiranger, Norway; Alesund, Norway; Shetland, Scotland

10-Night Ireland & Iceland (Roundtrip Dublin)
Reykjavik, Iceland; Akureyri, Iceland; Shetland, Scotland; Cork, Ireland

These itineraries are perfect for travelers looking for adventure, culture, and excitement and Dublin is a perfect complement to these wonderful destinations. Dublin is Ireland’s largest city and has so much to offer travelers. Now cruisers can fly to the Irish capital a day or two early to explore Dublin before sailing off on a Celebrity Cruises vacation!

Celebrity Cruises will homeport in Dublin, Ireland beginning in 2018.

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November 16, 2017   No Comments

Celebrity Cruises Brings ‘Moveable Feasts’ to Sea

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Celebrity Cruises recently announced a new dining concept, Moveable Feast with Celebrity Cruises, launched as part of a new partnership with Fine Cooking magazine and its popular television series Moveable Feast.

Moveable Feast with Celebrity Cruises brings the essence of the Emmy Award-nominated series to sea with a Moveable Feast Night in the Main Restaurant, cooking demonstrations, cocktail parties and award-winning Chef’s Market Discoveries excursions where chefs lead guests through local markets to select fresh ingredients for a special private dinner back on board.

Chef Demo aboard Celebrity Cruises

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September 13, 2017   No Comments

A Reimagined Garden of Eden Found Only on the Celebrity Edge

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Celebrity Cruises has revealed the latest exciting feature on its newest ship, the Celebrity Edge. Eden is a unique venue where state of the art design is fused into every element. It’s a modern day Garden of Eden.

“Eden, like so many aspects of Celebrity Edge, represents a unique advance in cruise ship design,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “It’s an experience that’s multi-faceted and innovative. Connectivity to the ocean is one of the most exciting hallmarks of Edge Class, and with more glass than any other room at sea, Eden embodies that outward-facing concept beautifully.”

Celebrity Edge, Eden, During the Day

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June 30, 2017   2 Comments

19-Year-Old Malala Yousafzai Named Godmother of Celebrity Edge

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize recipient, U.N. Messenger of Peace and powerful voice of hope for girl-child education across the world has been named ‘Godmother of Celebrity Edge’. This prestigious lifetime honor recognizes Malala’s global mission in championing the right to education for all girls. With a commitment to diversity, inclusion and gender equality, Celebrity Cruises has announced this two-year partnership with Malala Fund to further the course of making “education a great equalizer, providing opportunities to people who need it most.”

Celebrity Edge - Stateroom

Celebrity Edge, the newest ship in Celebrity’s revolutionary fleet features extraordinary amenities, modern luxury comforts, top-of-the-line cruise accommodations and a destination within a destination. Malala’s significant role in bestowing good luck over an extraordinary seagoing vessel like Celebrity Edge during the christening ceremony is meant to provide inspiration to guests onboard.

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May 5, 2017   No Comments

Exclusive ‘Meet & Greet’ with Bravo TV’s Most Popular Top Chefs Aboard Celebrity Cruises

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

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!

Top Chef at Sea

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

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September 28, 2016   No Comments

Demi Lovato to Kick off Celebrity Cruises’ First-ever Concert Series in St. Maarten

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

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!

St. Maarten

Check out the four holiday sailings below and get your tickets NOW!

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September 2, 2016   No Comments

Back by Popular Demand: Weekend Escapes to the Caribbean with Celebrity Cruises

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

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.

Caribbean beach

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August 22, 2016   No Comments

Celebrity Infinity and Celebrity Summit Prepare for Bold Refurbishment

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Celebrity Cruises builds upon the “Solsticizing” refurbishments of its Millennium Class of ships with an entirely new refurbishment designed to usher in a new level of “Modern Luxury” aboard the Celebrity Infinity and Celebrity Summit.

Celebrity Lawn - Courtesy of Celebrity CruisesFirst there was live grass at sea, and then the Lawn Club and a unique grilling experience. Next comes the “Rooftop Terrace” – a completely new venue debuting aboard the Celebrity Infinity. The Rooftop Terrace will combine movies and food in a large outdoor space featuring a movie screen, surround sound and plenty of space for relaxing. In addition to the Rooftop Terrace venue, the Celebrity Infinity will also receive updates to the Penthouse and Royal Suites, and the existing S.S. United States specialty restaurant will also be updated and converted to the Tuscan Grille, one of Celebrity’s most popular signature dining venues. Plus, both ships will receive further updates to their Solarium, portrait studio, casino and future cruise sales office.

The Celebrity Infinity is currently dry-docked in the Bahamas undergoing these refurbishments, and the Celebrity Summit will receive her updates in March 2016. Continue reading to learn more about the key aspects of each refurbishment.

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October 20, 2015   1 Comment

Celebrity Names First American Female Captain

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

For the very first time in all of the cruising industry, an American female will take the helm of a cruise ship. The 37 year old Captain, Kate McCue, will command the Celebrity Summit starting in August 2015. The San Francisco native has over 15 years of experience behind her including sailing Europe, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, and along the Panama Canal. Captain McCue has also served as a maritime leader while sailing several transatlantic and repositioning cruises, and played a role in the revitalization of ships in Singapore. Captain McCue has held numerous roles obtaining more responsibility from a cadet position to her most recent role as Master Mariner for Royal Caribbean.

Celebrity Summit“From the first time I met Kate, I looked forward to this moment, when I could extend my congratulations to her for being such a dynamic and highly respected leader who will continue to pave the way for women in the maritime industry,” said Lutoff-Perlo, CEO Celebrity Cruises. “Of all the great moments throughout my career, this is at the top of my list. I am both honored that Kate accepted this position, and proud of the way our team continues to transform the way people think about Celebrity, and about cruising in general.”

“Becoming the first female American captain of a cruise ship has been a goal of mine for as long as I can remember,” added McCue. “The honor is amplified by being the first at a company like Celebrity Cruises. The cruise industry is ever-evolving, from the ships and the itineraries, to our guests’ expectations for vacation experiences. Celebrity has a history of delivering on each of these, and I am thrilled to be a part of it. I look forward to working with an amazing team and the exceptional leadership who bring the Celebrity Cruises vision to life every day.”

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July 14, 2015   2 Comments

Recipe: Celebrity Cruises’ Chilled Cucumber Yogurt Soup

By Raquel Grinnell, Cruise Consultant, The Cruise Web, Inc.

Chilled Cucumber Yogurt Soup from Celebrity CruisesSummer, and especially August, is the time of year when you find the most gorgeous, fresh vegetables and fruits in the farmer’s market. Gardens are bursting with sunny tomatoes, crisp peppers, cool cucumbers and all kinds of bright, green herbs. If you have your own backyard garden, I’m sure that like me you find all the plants producing at once and all of a sudden you are inundated with more produce than you can possibly use! Not a terrible dilemma, to be sure, but after all the hard work of planting, weeding, watering and keeping the darned bugs and bunnies out of your plants, you don’t want a thing to go to waste. I tend to make a lot of grilled vegetables as a side dish, pastas with sauteed tomatoes, onions, garlic, peppers, zucchini, etc., chop and freeze what we can’t eat, and make tons of veggie soups.

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August 18, 2014   1 Comment