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 [...]

Live From Celebrity Summit: 9 Hits and Misses

The typical cruise: There are always some fantastic moments mixed in with the not-so-great experiences. And my weeklong Southern Caribbean voyage aboard the newly refurbished Celebrity Summit was, as cruises go, pretty typical. The ship was beautifully furnished, the pool deck was perfect for lazy lounging, and, overall, the laid-back onboard vibe made for a [...]

Live From Celebrity Summit: Picture This?

Art is subjective. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I’ve heard them all, yet I couldn’t help giving the side-eye to some of the masterpieces on Celebrity Summit, one of four Millennium-class ships reputed for their pieces. From creepy beaded busts to aluminum alien stools, some of Summit’s unsettling artwork didn’t quite jive [...]

Live From Celebrity Summit: Pay $100 More for These Cabin Perks?

We’ve spent a week in one of Celebrity Summit’s “Concierge-Class” balcony cabins. By configuration and design — bathroom, bed, sitting area, verandah — these accommodations bear a striking resemblance to their 100’s of slightly smaller standard balcony sisters. So why did passengers on our seven-night Southern Caribbean cruise pay $100 – $250 more per person [...]

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 [...]

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