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Celebrity Cruises Gets It Right Again! – “Go Big. Go Better. Go Best!”

I have long said that Celebrity Cruises provides the best value in the cruise industry; especially if you sail on one of its Solstice-class ships.  Celebrity’s latest move, a truly exceptional pricing structure, puts it yet another notch above the rest. Recently Celebrity has run a number of “1,2,3 Go!” promotions which, depending on which

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Royal Caribbean Receives Settlement from Rolls Royce – More Good News For The Millennium-Class Ships.

Celebrity Cruise Line’s parent, Royal Caribbean, sued Rolls Royce and Alstom Power Conversion over the multitude of problems Celebrity had with its Millennium-class ships (Millennium, Infinity, Summit and Constellation) pod propulsion systems.  Over the initial years there were a number of cruises which were canceled or modified due to problems associated with bearing failures in

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Which is the Best Luxury Cruise Line – Another View

I guess I asked for this. I pointed a number of my readers to Ralph Grizzle’s Avid Cruiser website as I posted his short video on Seabourn Odyssey’s cuisine. So today I read Ralph’s post about which is the best luxury cruise line. He mentions Seabourn, Silversea, Regent Seven Seas, Crystal and SeaDream Yacht Club.

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Azamara’s New “Celebrity” – Pimental To Take The Reigns -UPDATED

Since its launch Azamara Cruise Line has been neither fish nor fowl.  It is a wonderful product, but has been stuck in sort of abyss between Celebrity (its premium brand “owner”) and Oceania (an ultra-premium competitor operating virtually identical ships but with a much stronger brand identity).  With limited marketing on top of that, I

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Goldring Travel, through New Jersey Life Magazine, is giving away a 4 night cruise on the Celebrity Century (or you may apply the value to a different Celebrity cruise and take a $1,500 credit). You can enter the Winner’s Circle Contest here: http://www.newjerseylife.com/about/index.aspx?pageID=825 . All the rules and restrictions are on the website. And while

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Celebrity Solstice – An Absolutely Amazing and Impressive Ship – Part II

Having reviewed some of Celebrity Solstice’s overall design, the pool/outside public spaces and the restaurants,I did want to add some additional photos. Below is one of the bars aft of The Lawn Club.  As you can see there is interesting lighting, the expected bar stools and tables with chairs…and in the rear (closeup shown further below),

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