December 2012 – Page 3 of 3 – Crown Cruise Vacations
When I first saw the lovely glass bowl sitting on the dining room table, I thought it must be a fancy flower container or maybe a fruit dish.
After all, the table is set for a fancy dinner and this is the beautiful Houmas House along the mighty Mississippi River. Surely, that fancy glass container must serve some pleasant function.
Experiences worth sharing are the best gifts to give. This year, Crown Cruise Vacations is sharing great gift ideas that everyone in your life can enjoy. Giving the gift of travel in 2021 will let you and your loved ones explore, discover, relax and share amazing experiences remembered for a lifetime. Here are some of the best bucket list destinations that make a perfect gift to give this holiday season.
The Galapagos Islands – Who knew that a single day could hold so many experiences? The moment you board a tender boat to head for the famed islands, your tour back in time to the Galapagos Islands begins.
You might spend part of the day checking out marine iguanas and ancient tortoises or hiking to view the breathtaking flowers and cactus. Snorkel with sea turtles, learn the history of the hundreds of bird species, and return to the ship in time for a well-earned dinner, prepared from scratch and masterfully grilled aboard Celebrity’s fleet of all-inclusive small ships.
- Complimentary Travel Insurance
- Free Airfare when you book a 10, 11 or 16 Night Package.
- 50% Off the Second Guest’s Fare
- $300 Gift Card to Prepare for your Galapagos Adventure
- Offer expires November 30, 2020.
- Must sail April 1, 2021 or later.
- New bookings only.
- Find my Galapagos Adventure!
Alaska, the Great Land – Every part of Alaska tells an extraordinary story. On an Alaska cruisetour with Princess, discover what makes the Great Land so special, and craft your own tales of your time on land and sea. You won’t just visit Alaska, you’ll live it. Whether its soaring over a glacier in a helicopter, fly-fishing or mushing your own team of sled dogs, there are so many unique experiences to make your own.
Special Offer: On the 11 Night Denali Wilderness Tour, enjoy the following Crown Cruise Vacations exclusive amenities!
- Upgraded Tundra Wilderness Tour
- $100 Cruisetour Cash
- Up to $500 Shipboard Credit
- Just ask for Tour DA4 to get these great extras!
- Find my Princess Alaskan Adventure
Asia Calls – Walk in the footsteps of emperors as you explore the palaces and temples they commissioned on a Holland America cruise in Asia. When you visit some of the world’s most exciting cities, you’ll be quickly immersed in the buzz and energy of these urban centers. Sample amazing new flavors in the street markets of Bangkok, trace the remnants of colonial Britain of Hong Kong and stroll the serene gardens of Kyoto.
Special Offer: Save Now and Have It All, on selected rates and dates enjoy:
- Free Drinks
- Free Tips
- Specialty Dining
- Plus enjoy up to $500 Shipboard Credit when you book with Crown Cruise Vacations!
- Find My Holland America Asia Adventure
Terms, dates and restrictions apply. We reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions.
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Courtesy Celebrity Cruises: MIAMI – Nov. 10, 2020 – Vacations should be effortless from the start.
That’s why Celebrity Cruises has announced a new approach to cruising called ‘Always Included,’ putting an end to confusing promotions, complicated add-ons and limited time offers.
Starting Tuesday, Nov. 17, every Celebrity Cruises vacation will include Wi-Fi, drinks and tips, simplifying the luxury vacation experience.
“Everything we do at Celebrity is driven by the desire to redefine what today’s luxury looks and feels like, with experiences modern travelers want. With the launch of our Edge Series ships, Celebrity Edge and her brand-new sister ship Celebrity Apex, we tapped into a powerful ‘New Luxury’ culture – relevant, relaxed, design-focused and inclusive,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises. “Today, nothing is more luxurious than when things are extra simple and extra special. We wanted to bring that big wonderful feeling of ‘everything is taken care of’ to life for our guests.” “After this challenging year, ease and peace of mind have become even more invaluable commodities,” said Peter Giorgi, vice president and chief marketing officer of Celebrity Cruises. “People want to spend more time being inspired, not getting lost in a myriad of booking options. Our new ‘Always Included’ approach makes the purchase process simple and incredible – one decision and the wonder of a Celebrity cruise awaits.”
“Always Included” becomes the new standard rate for the luxurious experience offered on Celebrity’s award-winning ships and includes:
– Unlimited Drinks – Classic cocktails, wines by the glass, beer, sodas, specialty coffees and teas, juices and bottled water can be fully enjoyed without worrying about the tab.
– Unlimited WiFi – Free, always-on connection to social media, email and the web, allows guests to surf the net to their heart’s desire.
– Daily Gratuities – Tips are taken care of allowing guests to relax and enjoy the warm service delivered by Celebrity’s exceptional crew, knowing that the crew behind the superior service are also being taken care of.
For guests who want even more luxurious simplicity, Celebrity is offering the option to upgrade to one of two packages:
– ELEVATE takes the package to new heights with unlimited premium drinks and adds shore excursions up to $200 per person.
– INDULGE includes everything in the ELEVATE package and adds to it with unlimited streaming Wi-Fi and up to an additional $200 per person in onboard credit to spend almost any way desired. All guests in The Retreat – Celebrity’s unparalleled vacation concept featuring stunning all-suite accommodations and all-exclusive experiences including a private restaurant, lounge and sundeck, and a dedicated team of butlers and concierge staff – will receive the same amenities as the INDULGE package at no additional charge.
“Always Included” is the latest in a series of innovations available on Celebrity ships, including the recent transformation of the traditional cruise industry safety drill into a more personal digital experience, called Muster 2.0, that can be accessed by guests from any smart device or on a stateroom TV and completed at the guest’s leisure prior to the ship’s departure, providing more time to relax and ease into a wonderful getaway.
“Always Included” is available for all new bookings on any of Celebrity’s cruise offerings, excluding Galapagos vacations. As part of its new approach, Celebrity has also enhanced its loyalty program to offer Captain’s Club members new perks and special onboard experiences.
To learn more about Celebrity’s new pricing offering and myriad offerings of cruises and land vacations, too, please contact the cruise specialists at Crown Cruise Vacations – open 7 days a week and most holidays – offering guaranteed lowest rates on cruises and finding the best cruise deals around the world. To book a trip call 1-877-283-1114 (toll-free USA/Canada), +1-609-945-9801 or visit http://www.crowncruisevacations.com.
Cover photo: Celebrity Summit Qsine restaurant
~ A heartfelt thank you to all first responders and medical professionals! ~
As November arrives and people gather in various ways to celebrate Thanksgiving, this year Princess is spending the whole month focused on what we’re grateful for, such as first responders and medical professionals!
To thank these brave men and women in the U.S. who work to keep us healthy and safe, Princess is offering up to $250 free onboard spending money* to those who verify by November 30, 2020 and book by December 7, 2020.
This special offer makes an adventure at sea even better, whether you’re a loyal Princess guest or new cruiser. The spending money can be used to purchase anything from spa treatments and specialty dining to shore excursions and boutique items.
Up to $250 Free Onboard Spending Money*
Onboard Credit per Qualified Passenger*
6 days or fewer $50
7 – 13 Days $100
14 Days or Longer $250
*Free onboard spending money is in the form of an onboard credit. It is issued per passenger that is a verified first responder or medical professional.
To learn more about this Princess offering, myriad other offerings of cruises and land vacations, too, please contact the cruise specialists at Crown Cruise Vacations – open 7 days a week and most holidays – offering guaranteed lowest rates on cruises and finding the best cruise deals around the world. To book a trip call 1-877-283-1114 (toll-free USA/Canada), +1-609-945-9801 or visit http://www.crowncruisevacations.com.
The cruise lines and entire cruise industry are working with the CDC to make the return to cruising as effective as possible, as soon as possible. More to come as details emerge in the coming days.
Our great & loyal clients have continually expressed their desire to sail again and we are excited to provide the bookings to do just that.
Sophisticated cruise specialists at Crown Cruise Vacations provide exclusive offers, exceptional value & unparalleled service and can assist with experienced cruise information and bookings.
To learn more about available sailings and offers, please contact the cruise specialists at Crown Cruise Vacations To book a cruise call 1-877-283-1114 (toll-free USA/Canada), +1-609-945-9801 or visit http://www.crowncruisevacations.com.
The CDC has established a series of requirements cruise lines will have to undertake to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and establishing a path to resuming passenger operations.
The agency issued a Conditional Sailing Order that detailed a phased approach to the resumption of service in order to mitigate the risk of Covid-19 spread to passengers, crew and U.S. communities.
Citing the continued spread of Covid-19 worldwide and what it calls an increased risk “of Covid-19” on cruise ships, the CDC said “a careful approach is needed to safely resume cruise ship passenger operations.”
The initial phase will consist of testing and additional safeguards for crew members and ensuring cruise lines have adequate health and safety protections for crew.
By Jackie Sheckler Finch
Hours of painstaking labor go into creating beautiful works of art. Then the statues, called ninots, are set ablaze in gigantic bonfires.
Only one ninot is saved from the flames by the vote of celebrants. That lucky choice joins other reprieved ones at the Fallas Museum in Valencia, Spain. https://www.visitvalencia.com/en/what-to-do-valencia/valencian-culture/museum-in-valencia/fallas-museum
By Jackie Sheckler Finch
When my Grandma Georgie was born on Nov. 3, 1902, women didn’t have the right to vote. Seems hard to believe.
When she did gain that right, Grandma Georgie would march to our small town Ohio polling place every election day. She was determined to exercise that hard-won right to vote.
By Jackie Sheckler Finch
Legend says that a doctor from Haiti named Antoine Amedie Peychaud concocted a tasty remedy for stomach ailments at his New Orleans apothecary in the 1800s.
The mixture contained a healthy dose of French brandy along with Peychaud’s family recipe for bitters. Sold as a medicinal product, the stiff drink had ingredients measured by Peychaud in a double-ended egg cup known as a “coquetier.”
By Jackie Sheckler Finch
When Karolyn Grimes answers the phone at her Northern California home, her voice still has that musical sweetness that endeared her to millions of moviegoers.
And, of course, she can still recite her famous line, “Teacher says, ‘Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings.’”