Celebrity Cruises has always placed a strong emphasis on food, but on its latest ship, Celebrity Edge, the line takes it up a notch or two. The ship boasts an astonishing 29 places you can get food, from a traditional three-course meal to a grab-and-go outlet. And to make things even more mouthwateringly delicious, each of the four main dining rooms has three starters and three entrees exclusive to that restaurant. There are more dishes than a cruiser can try in a month, let alone a one-week cruise. So where do you start? The good news is we've done the research for you (someone had to do it) and pared down everything to the nine must-try dishes on Celebrity Edge.
Now going into its 10th year, the JoCo Cruise is known as one of the geekiest weeks on the water -- in the best possible way. The brainchild of singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton, the cruise celebrates all things nerd, from fantasy lit and board games to cosplay and crafting.
If you've ever typed the phrases "Black Cruise," "African-American Cruise" or "Grown and Sexy" into your Google search window, you know what I'm about to tell you. Black cruising is hot. From incredible music to phenomenal theme nights, cruises aimed at an African–American audience are popping up in destinations around the globe. We take a closer look at these black-themed cruises, so you can whittle down your options and find the right opportunity for your next getaway.
Celebrity Flora is Celebrity Cruises' first custom-built ship designed specifically for sailing in the Galapagos. The ship ups the line's game in the region, offering more luxury with all-suite accommodations and plenty of modern amenities. Here are six reasons you should consider choosing Celebrity Flora if you're planning a cruise to the Galapagos.
Whether you're a smoker or hate to be around cigarettes and cigars, you might be wondering: Can you smoke on a cruise? The answer is yes. All cruise ships allow smoking in certain areas, which are typically designated in outdoor smoking zones and sometimes in casinos, nightclubs, cigar lounges and cabin balconies (depending on the cruise line). The rest of the ship is firmly nonsmoking, however, and that includes all staterooms, restaurants and theaters. Note that for safety and health reasons, cruise lines take these policies seriously: You can be fined -- or even disembarked -- for smoking on cruise ships in prohibited areas. If you're looking to light up on your trip, the cruise lines with the least restrictive smoking policies allow passengers to smoke on their cabin balconies. These include Costa Cruises and Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. (Fred. Olsen also permits passengers to use vaporless e-cigarettes in their staterooms.) Carnival Cruise Line and Princess Cruises don't permit smoking on cabin balconies but do generally allow it in sections of their ships’ nightclubs and casinos. If you're a nonsmoker, however, and would prefer to sail on a nearly smoke-free ship, the lines with the most restrictive policies include Azamara, Celebrity, Disney, P&O, Ponant, SeaDream, Viking Ocean and Windstar -- each of these companies only permit smoking in limited outdoor areas on deck. Read on to find the smoking policies for major cruise lines.
Sky Princess might be Princess Cruises' fourth Royal-class ship, but the line is still finding ways to perfect the model and add new amenities to get you excited for its October 2019 debut. The 3,560-passenger ship will include fan favorites, such as Movies Under the Stars, the Salty Dog Grill (with its famous Ernesto Burger), multi-story Piazza, Princess Live! entertainment venue and kids clubs created in partnership with Discovery.
If you could cruise anywhere with a sky's-the-limit budget, where would you sail and on which ship? Whether such amazing cruises are how you count sheep, or you're actually planning a super-spendy, thrill-of-a-lifetime vacay, these voyages are the most expensive cruises in the world … and each one a cruise fan's dream come true.
Now in its second year, Marella's Electric Sunsets cruise is back in 2019, this time with a nineties theme. The line plans to transport passengers back to the decade made famous by the Spice Girls, grunge and "Friends," with some of the best headline acts from the decade, plus a host of other themed events. So pack your combat trousers, crop tops and chokers and prepare for this unique pop-fest at sea onboard Marella Explorer. Below is everything you need to know about the upcoming sailing, including what to expect and and how to get onboard.