Protests in Egypt Divert Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean issued a statement to their travel agents that they are closely monitoring the protests in Egypt and as a precaution have canceled an upcoming sailing into Alexandra, Egypt. “In an abundance of caution, Royal Caribbean International has decided to cancel Mariner of the Seas’ next port call to Egypt.  Mariner of the Seas, […]

Video: Carnival’s ‘My Awesome Bar Program’

Carnival’s “My Awesome Bar Program” Script INTRO How many drinks did you have last time you cruised? Or better yet – how high was your bill? If all goes well, Carnival Cruise Lines could be joining the ranks of other cruise lines like Celebrity Cruises and MSC Cruises,  that offer all-you-can-drink alcohol packages, eliminating those […]

Two Cruise Lines Buy Maine Lobsters

Another cruise line has decided to support the local Maine economy with buying local lobsters. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree of Maine announced Celebrity Cruises will purchase 3,800 pounds of lobster when Celebrity Summit visits Bar Harbor in September and October. Earlier this month Pingree wrote to cruise ship CEOs, including Celebrity Cruises’ Michael Bayley, urging them […]

St. Croix Looks Forward to Great Cruise Numbers

According to South Florida Caribbean News, St. Croix is scheduled to have 55 cruise ships visiting the islands between October 2012 and September 2013. While a higher number of ships visited the port this year, the size of the ships will yield a higher passenger count. Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas is scheduled to […]

Celebrity Silhouette to host Coachella music festival

Celebrity Cruises is known for offering memorable vacation moments like no other, and for music lovers, the latest news is no exception. Goldenvoice, producers of the legendary Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, is taking to the high seas for the first time with S.S. COACHELLA debuting on the modern, luxurious Celebrity Silhouette. Offering music […]

CEO Daniel Hanrahan of Celebrity Cruises resigns

After 13 years of successful service with Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd., Daniel Hanrahan, President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, announced last week that he will be leaving at the end of July to take an exciting new opportunity with hair care company Regis Corporation. “While leaving Celebrity isn’t easy for me, I am very proud […]

Celebrity Cruises’ chef cooks up this weekend in Miami Beach

Around the country and around the globe, sharing good food with friends is one of life’s simplest and most satisfying pleasures, which is why fresh, made-from-scratch, award-winning cuisine is central to Celebrity Cruises’ modern luxury vacation experience. When friends not only share a meal but share in the preparation, the results are even more exceptional. […]

Celebrity Reflection gets final building block

The $750-million Celebrity Reflection completed another milestone today as she received her final building block at Meyer Werft ship yard in Papenburg, Germany. Celebrity Reflection is the fifth and final build in the Solstice-class and offers a wide array of amenities to let guests live the “Celebrity Life.”  New Signature Suites, a Reflection Suite and […]

Episode: Oceania Cruises ‘Riviera’ 2012 + Cruise News

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[smart_track_player url=”https://traffic.libsyn.com/cruiseradioshow/EPI140MAY1512Mixdown.mp3″ title=”Oceania Riviera Review” artist=”Cruise Radio” ]This week in Cruise News: Royal Caribbean repositions Brilliance of the Seas to Tampa Celebrity Millennium emerges from dry dock “Solsticized” Carnival Breeze complete sea trials in Adriatic Sea Norwegian’s $1000 air credit offer Norwegian Cruise Line cuts steal on upcoming Norwegian Getaway Theresa Masek, editor-in-chief of Vacation […]

Celebrity cruise ship emerges from dry dock with new features

The 1,950-passenger Celebrity Millennium sailed out of the dry dock in Freeport, Bahamas last week with a more than average overhaul. Celebrity Millennium was the forth Celebrity Cruises ship to get the line’s $140-million “Solsticizing” refurbishment, adding a host of venues found on the lines Solstice-class ships including more AquaClass staterooms in addition to specialty venues Qsine […]