Just Back From….Celebrity Summit: The Line’s Test Ship?

Launched in 2001 and “Solsticized” in 2012, Celebrity Summit is certainly not the newest ship in the line’s fleet. But what’s unusual about the Millennium-class vessel is that the line often uses it as a testing ground for pilot programs in dining, entertainment and services. On our recent seven-night cruise to Bermuda, we asked Hotel […]

Live from … Celebrity Cruises Top Chef at Sea: Hits and Misses

Pack your knives and go… on a cruise? In Celebrity’s ongoing campaign to attract sophisticated foodies to the line, it has teamed with the Bravo TV for an ongoing Top Chef partnership. For the next year, all ships will hold activities inspired by the popular cooking show, such as QuickFire Challenges and demos, as well […]

Port Perceptions: Overcoming a Negative First Impression

Not every port makes a stellar first impression. Misunderstandings happen, plans fall through, expectations are dashed. And nowhere in recent memory did I find that truer than in Cabo San Lucas. I had high hopes before I arrived in this happening resort town, long a centerpiece of Mexican Riviera cruises. As a celebrity magazine addict, […]

We Try It: With Parasailing, Age is Relative

For those with the daredevil gene, the sight of a parasailing balloon rising across the waves is almost irresistible. The chance to soar high above the waves, to see a port from a seagull’s perspective, doesn’t come along every day and perhaps represents the truest break from the routine back home (not to mention fulfilling […]

We Try It: Flyboarding

It’s shameful to admit, but my first exposure to flyboarding – the latest and hottest beach activity to hit cruise ports – came via US magazine, when I spied a photo of Leonardo DiCaprio zooming up into the sky, like a waterborne Iron Man. Granted, Leo breathes far more rarified air than I do; his […]

Destination Spotlight: The U.S. Virgin Islands, For Every Traveler

Whether it’s your first or 15th trip to the Eastern Caribbean, chances are good that one of the U.S. Virgin Islands will be a stop on your itinerary. The three main islands – St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John – receive an astounding number of cruise passengers per year; in 2013, nearly 2 million […]

Has Go Pro Use Gotten Out of Hand?

There’s no question that Go Pros – those small and lightweight cameras that attach to your hat, scuba mask, pole mount, kite, what have you – have revolutionized the way that people memorialize their vacation. On our member forums, we’ve seen some awesome videos that range from water slide antics to underwater snorkeling to on-the-beach […]

Did Seasickness Sink Super Bowl Sunday?

Did excessive time spent on a cruise ship sink the Broncos on Super Bowl Sunday? Let’s play Monday morning quarterback. Denver used Cornucopia Majesty, a 1,200-passenger sightseeing vessel that’s the largest party boat in the Northeast, as its media headquarters in the days leading up to the football game. The 210-foot-long ship, which is normally docked […]

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