Top 5 Reasons to Love a Thanksgiving Cruise

Stuffing yourself with food is a normal Thursday on a cruise ship. But, cruising during Thanksgiving comes with fixings that go far beyond the usual gluttony. I have sailed twice during this traditional American holiday, enjoying a mega-ship Thanksgiving on Allure of the Seas as well as the midship experience on Coral Princess. It is […]

Wining & Dining: Celebrity Cruise’s Executive Chef Dishes on Top Chef and More

Chef John Suley seems to be everywhere on the foodie scene these days. Celebrity’s associate vice president for food and beverage operations has led a team that cooked at the prestigious James Beard House (twice), headed pop-up restaurants in New York City and San Francisco and still manages to develop menus for Celebrity’s fleet at […]

Mountain Song at Sea: Bluegrass and Blustery Weather

Pickin’ and playin’ awaited cruisers as almost 2,000 Bluegrass lovers descended upon the Norwegian Sky in early February for Mountain Song at Sea, a floating bluegrass music festival featuring more than 12 artists across a variety of venues. Sixthman and Norwegian crew greeted cruisers with a barrage of high fives at embarkation, and many made […]

Get the Most Out of Your Theme Cruise

You probably paid a premium (upward of triple the cost of a usual cruise) to interact with your favorite band, eat specialty food or hang out with movie stars. So make it worth your while — and your wallet. Here are five tips to getting the most out of a theme cruise: Please share this […]

Cookin’ ‘n’ Cruisin’: Four Questions for the Food Network’s Daisy Martinez

We know what you’re thinking: What does a Food Network chef have to do with cruising? Well, everything, if you’re on one of Celebrity’s Savor Your Destination culinary theme cruises. Enter Daisy Martinez, star of the network’s “Viva Daisy!,” a show focusing on home-style meals with a Latin flair. Brooklyn-based Martinez was weary about the […]

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