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Celebrity Cruise Line Archives – Crown Cruise Vacations

Let’s Explore in 2021 – Great Summer Vacations

January 9, 2021 | Heidi

We might not be traveling yet, but the summer awaits and there are so many phenomenal places waiting for you. Highlighted here are a few for the New Year!

Venice, Italy – Norwegian Cruise Line’s Venice

If there’s a more romantic place in Europe than Venice, we haven’t heard of it. Gondola rides through the canals, surrounded by hundreds of years of history on either side. Renaissance and Gothic palaces waiting for you to explore and the simply stunning St. Mark’s Basilica. Stunning museums, and the home of gorgeous Murano glass, there’s simply so much to explore here and Norwegian Cruise Line can take you there. Read more...

Give the Gift of Travel This Year to Bucket List Destinations of Galapagos, Alaska and Asia

November 14, 2020 | Heidi

For those planning a cruise, Crown Cruise Vacations President Ross Spalding and his team of travel and cruise specialists are experts at booking families, friends and individuals on their dream cruise vacations. A great place for inspiration and insight when booking a cruise vacation is the Crown Cruise Vacations blog. Read more...

Celebrity Cruises Unveils New Luxury Brand Approach: ‘Always Included’

November 14, 2020 | Heidi

New Simplified Pricing with Amenities Included Begins Nov. 17

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. Read more...

Celebrity Shares Popular Mojito Recipe

May 27, 2020 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Cruise ships and mojitos seem to go together in my mind. On a cruise, I am often heading to some sunny island and the cocktail is a cold refresher.

Legend says that the mojito was Ernest Hemingway’s favorite drink. But the origins of the sweet and sour concoctions go back much further than that. Read more...

Enjoying a bird’s-eye view in Costa Maya’s Aviarius

May 20, 2020 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

The little boy ahead of me at the Aviarius wasn’t too sure about this. Hold out his hand with bird seed and let a bird alight to eat it from his hand?

“What if it bites me?” 5-year-old Aaron of Florida asked his mother. After watching other people do it, Aaron bravely stuck out his hand and was immediately visited by a small bird. Read more...

Cruise Trivia: Where is this bench and why is it here?

May 13, 2020 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

This is a double tough trivia question. It’s actually two questions in one and cruisers are most likely the visitors who have seen this popular photo spot.

First question – Where is this bench and why?

Second question – What book/movie does this bench commemorate? As an extra, do you know who wrote the book? Read more...

Cruise Trivia Quiz: December ‘63

June 27, 2019 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

This bit of trivia may be a toughie because many of you probably weren’t even born when this song was popular.

The quiz is to identify what quartet sang the powerhouse song. Released in 1975, the song quickly soared up the hit charts.

Although I was around when the song originally came out, I also got to enjoy it one evening aboard the Celebrity Summit. Using no stage set or props and with only powerful voices and excellent lighting, the ship’s performers soon had passengers singing along with them. Read more...

Celebrity Summit’s Café al Bacio Features Great Coffee Plus Ocean Views

June 20, 2019 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

I don’t even drink coffee. So what was I doing sitting at Café al Bacio on the newly renovated Celebrity Summit?

I was enjoying the ocean view and sipping a chilled Tia Cappuccino. Yes, it did have expresso in it, but the yummy drink also had Tia Maria Liqueur, Tito’s Vodka, creamy foam and salted caramel. Read more...

The Theatre

May 23, 2019 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

“The stage has no curtain,” the woman seated next to me whispered when we sat down in the new Celebrity Edge Theatre.

She was right. Not only does the new Celebrity Edge Theatre not have a curtain, the stage itself extends into the audience.

“This is a very different theatre than you are used to on a ship,” said Richard D. Fain, chairman and CEO of Celebrity’s parent company, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “The in-the-round design puts everyone closer to the stage.” Read more...

Celebrity Edge’s Eden Features Eve and Much More

May 2, 2019 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

I entered Eden several times and each time it looked different. In the morning, it was a good place to sit quietly, sip a Coke and go over my cruise notes.

In the afternoon, two dancers were offering interpretive movements, an aerialist twirled overhead and a sitar player created some mood music. Read more...