Live From Celebrity Summit: I’m Cruising Without Boozing (So I Tested 5 Mocktails Instead)

Take a stroll along the pool deck on most cruise ships and it would seem as though cruises and cocktails go together like bread and butter. So how do you get in on the action when you’re sporting a baby belly? Being 23 weeks pregnant, I decided I was up for the challenge of finding […]

Live From Celebrity Summit: Jolly Good Fun

Yes, my Barbados shore excursion looked cheesy on paper: a party cruise onboard the Barbados Black Pearl’s Jolly Roger I, a “pirate schooner.” I booked it on my own (Celebrity doesn’t offer it and it seemed fun), but who knew I’d literally have a swinging time? Though the vessel usually sails with 50 to 100 […]

Live From Celebrity Summit: Super Bowl, Super Night

G-Men! G-Men! G-Men! Okay, I tried not to make too many enemies Sunday night, but after returning to my cabin from Celebrity Summit’s massive Super Bowl party and being a Jersey girl, I was totally hyped up. Not only did I get to watch the Giants pull off a stunning win, but I got to […]

Live From Celebrity Summit: First Impressions

After touring the newly refurbished Celebrity Summit, which has received a number of Solstice-class upgrades (that is, it’s been “Solsticized” ), one thing became utterly apparent: This is one elegant ship … save for some remaining traces of its renovation, which the above photo shows. The public spaces and cabins have been updated with new […]

Coming Soon: Live From Celebrity Summit!

Ahh, the Caribbean in February. This weekend we’re setting sail on a weeklong Southern Caribbean cruise aboard the newly Solsticized Celebrity Summit — the ship’s second sailing since its multimillion-dollar refurbishment last month. Our sailing’s jam-packed itinerary includes five port stops (five!), so we’ll have to move fast to experience all the ship has to […]

Steal of the Week: Sail the West Coast From $60 Per Night

Everyone is looking for the deal of the century. So how do you choose the one that’s right for you? Check the Lido Deck each week to get the scoop on our favorite deals — then grab the phone and pack your bags. THE DEAL: Cruise.com is offering a four-night Mexico cruise aboard Carnival Inspiration, […]

Steal of the Week: Cruise the Caribbean on the Fly from $47 Per Night

Everyone is looking for the deal of the century. So how do you choose the one that’s right for you? Check the Lido Deck each week to get the scoop on our favorite deals — then grab the phone and pack your bags. THE DEAL: Cruise.com is offering a four-night Western Caribbean cruise aboard Carnival […]

Cruise Food Face-Off: Nobu vs. No Cooking

This week, two luxury cruise lines made special food-themed announcements. Crystal Cruises — which has had a partnership with master chef Nobu Matsuhisa since 2003 — announced that, during his annual sailing, Nobu will participate in a number of enrichment activities for passengers, including nightly appearances, a cooking demo, autograph signings and more. Several hours […]

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