Top 10 News Articles in Celebrity Cruises List of cruise news articles updates on Celebrity Cruises thoughtout the day en-gb http://www.iglucruise.com 2019-03-26 Malala Yousafzai to be Godmother to Celebrity Edge Celebrity Cruises’ latest ship – Celebrity Edge – is due to make her debut in late 2018, but in the meantime, the modern luxury cruise line has announced her Godmother: Malala Yousafzai. Malala is a well-known advocate of women’s educational rights, having begun campaigning in Pakistan as the Taliban were gaining control of her home district.

Her inspirational courage and commitment has led to her winning a Nobel Prize, and being made a UN Messenger of Peace – she is the youngest person to have ever been awarded either of these prestigious accolades. Respected globally for her work, Malala has inspired women everywhere to fight for their education, and has set up a number of programs designed to support, protect, and fund just this.

Malala has entered into a two year partnership with Celebrity Cruises, who have said they are proud to be working with such an exceptional individual. They are keen to build on their already firm commitment to equality with Malala’s motivation and influence to support them.

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http://www.iglucruise.com/news/malala-yousafzai-to-be-godmother-to-celebrity-edge_a19736555 2017-09-22
Sail from Southampton with Celebrity Silhouette in 2018 Celebrity Cruises has released details of their exciting 2018/2019 sailing season featuring new destinations, rich itineraries and unique overnight stays.

The modern luxury cruise line will be visiting new ports of call and expanding their offering of overnight stays, with some being double overnights. The first details released are of sailings to Europe and Alaska each featuring many new and exciting stops along the way.

Award winning Solstice Class ship Celebrity Silhouette will home port in Southampton and begin her maiden Southampton season in the summer of 2018. Celebrity Silhouette’s 2018 summer season will see her cruising to destinations such as Norwegian Fjords, Scandinavia, Russia, the Mediterranean and Iceland from Southampton.

Celebrity Eclipse will reposition to Ireland and homeport in Dublin for a mini season sailing from April – June 2018. Highlights of the mini season include a 10 night Ireland and Iceland cruise. A brand new Celebrity City Stay has been introduced for Dublin and guests can have the option of starting their holiday a little earlier with a three night luxury hotel stay. From June, Celebrity Eclipse will sail from Amsterdam for cruises to the British Isles and Scandinavia sailings.

Celebrity Constellation will cruise the Mediterranean with grand tours of the Greek Isles, Holy Lands and Adriatic. Whilst Celebrity Cruises newest ship, Celebrity Reflection, will continue to offer popular Western and Eastern Mediterranean cruises.

Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Millennium will offer a variety of cruises to Alaska, North America and Canada; Bringing the destinations to life with authentic food sourced from each port and local performers introducing guests to the local culture.

Plan ahead for your chance to be a part of this stunning sailing season. See Celebrity Cruises newest cruise collection now.]]>
http://www.iglucruise.com/news/sail-from-southampton-with-celebrity-silhouette-in-2018_a19736466 2016-12-02
Steel Cutting Starts for Celebrity Cruises Edge Class Celebrity Cruises next generation of cruise ships is underway, as the cruise line announced its shift from concept to construction this week in France.

The first piece of steel for Celebrity Cruises new cruise ship, Celebrity Edge, was cut this week at the STX Shipyard in France. The ship, which is the first of the new Celebrity Edge class, is expected to be the cruise lines biggest and boldest ship yet.

The new Celebrity Edge class will bring daring design advances and exciting innovations, signifying a major transition for the cruise line since the launch of its Solstice Class of ships in 2008.

Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD Chairman and CEO, Richard D. Fain said of the new class “Edge Class is destined to be a trailblazer in modern luxury travel. The new ships will be on the cutting edge of innovation and the leading edge of design, so the ship names are spot on and offer a sense of how Celebrity Cruises is looking into the future”.

Celebrity Edge will be joined by sister ship Celebrity Beyond in spring 2020. Plans have been revealed for a further two ships to join Edge Class by 2022. Stay tuned for further updates.

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http://www.iglucruise.com/news/steel-cutting-starts-for-celebrity-cruises-edge-class_a19736459 2016-11-22
Alaska experts onboard with Celebrity Cruises
The amazing bucket list destination will be brought to life onboard with informative and interactive talks from Celebrity Cruises special experts. Alaska talks will cover a range of topics from star gazing to wildlife, landscape history, ocean cuisine and more. Alaska talks will be led by:

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Brent Nixon is an Environmental Golden Globe award winner well-known for his research on endangered species. A filmmaker, adventurer, author and travel specialist, Brent will be sharing his Alaska expertise and knowledge on board Celebrity Solstice®.

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Dirk Yuonkerman has sailed to Alaska more than two hundred times and is bringing his enthusiastic attitude and passion for the Alaskan outdoors on board Celebrity Infinity®.

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Milos Radakovich, winner of the Environmental Hero award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will be on board Celebrity Millenium®. Milos’ talks will cover the fire and ice history of Alaska plus the planets and constellations.

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Chelsea Behymer, marine biologist and outdoor enthusiast will be delving deep into the mysteries of Alaska’s undersea world, discussing fresh ocean cuisine including local favourites salmon and crab.

On shore, Celebrity Cruises guests sailing to Alaska in 2017 can look forward to an assortment of exciting excursions such as river rafting, ocean kayaking, zip lining, wildlife watching and more.

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http://www.iglucruise.com/news/alaska-experts-onboard-with-celebrity-cruises_a19736435 2016-10-10
A Modern Luxury Makeover for Celebrity Solstice Celebrity Solstice.

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Self-confessed foodies will love to know that dining experiences on board are being further developed through the addition of Sushi on Five and multi-sensory experience A Taste of Film.

Sushi on Five comes on board in place of Bistro on Five and brings an expertly crafted a la carte menu in collaboration with sushi chef Yoshikazu “Yoshi” Okada. Alongside expertly hand-rolled sushi and house-made soy sauce, diners can enjoy Japanese bees, premium sakes and Asian-inspired cocktails.

A Taste of Film presents an iconic gastronomic adventure for fans of food and film. The sensory experience takes place outside as the famous Lawn Club is transformed into an outdoor movie theatre with a large screen, comfortable alcove-style cabanas and a perfectly paired menu to suit. Movie goers can feel the film come to life with dishes served to compliment the visuals. Celebrity Solstice will be the first Solstice Class cruise ship to introduce A Taste of Film.

Further revitalisation highlights include lavish new patio furniture for suite balconies and state-of-the-art touch screens for a revamped Photo Gallery. Digital photos will be available for download immediately after purchasing, making photo sharing with friends and family a quick and easy process. An expansive Art Gallery and auction location will also emerge from the current Photo Gallery space.

An Award Winning Cruise Line

Celebrity Cruises have had a fantastic week so far with multiple wins at this year’s TTG Awards. We’d like to congratulate them on taking home the following awards

  • LGBT Friendly Travel Company of the Year
  • Luxury/Specialist Cruise Line of the Year and
  • Travel Company of the Year

We are the UK’s no.1 independent travel agent for Celebrity Cruises, speak to us about your next Celebrity sailing.]]>
http://www.iglucruise.com/news/a-modern-luxury-makeover-for-celebrity-solstice_a19736426 2016-09-20
New Itineraries in the Galapagos Silversea

Ultra-luxury cruise line Silversea have announced two new Galapagos itineraries commencing from March 2017. Approved by the Galapagos National Park, the sailings will each be seven nights long onboard Silversea small-ship Silver Galapagos.

Accommodating just 100 guests, Silver Galapagos offers a comfortable and intimate cruising experience on a ship small enough to have minimal impact on the protected National Park.

Itineraries focus on the north or the west with highlights such as Genovesa, San Cristobal, Floreana, Post Office Bay and more. Both itineraries provide ample opportunities for wildlife watching.


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Modern luxury favourites Celebrity Cruises recently unveiled the names of their two new Galapagos expedition cruise ships; Celebrity Xperience and Celebrity Xploration.

Celebrity Cruises acquired the ships from Galapagos Islands tour operator Ocean Adventures earlier this year. Drydock is planned for 2017 when Celebrity Cruises signature look and feel will be applied to both ships.

An enhanced list of destinations will be made available featuring popular highlights such as Wall of Tears, Darwin Bay and Black Turtle Cove plus the opportunity to enjoy local hotel stays and land based tours.

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http://www.iglucruise.com/news/new-itineraries-in-the-galapagos_a19736388 2016-06-15
New Chef Tours for Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Cruises invite their guests to discover a different view and have now launched exciting new European shore excursions, Chef’s Market Discoveries.

These new experiences will give Celebrity Cruises guests the opportunity to meet and take advice from one of the cruise line’s talented chefs as they tour local markets and meet with local farmers. Guests are then invited to an exclusive dinner onboard prepared by the chef using local produce and ingredients from the tour.

Special highlights include choosing lemons for the perfect Italian Limoncello, visiting a mozzarella farm in Naples, wine tasting on the Amalfi coast, pairing vodka with food in Russia or joining a fisherman’s cookery school in Iceland.

Whilst onboard, guests can also enjoy Celebrity Cruises spectacular choice of dining venues from steakhouses to clean cuisine, plus the largest and rarest wine collection at sea.

Chef’s Market Discovery tours will be available on Celebrity Cruises European summer itineraries visiting the Mediterranean and Scandinavia; with a future roll out including the Caribbean, Asia, Australia and South America.



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http://www.iglucruise.com/news/new-chef-tours-for-celebrity-cruises_a19736351 2016-03-04
Show your view with Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Cruises are taking a different view and invite you to join in the fun!

Twenty hand-picked locations around London have been carefully selected to showcase Celebrity Cruises bespoke designed frames highlighting a different view.

The unique destinations have been chosen by photography and travel experts including bloggers and Celebrity Cruises ambassadors.

The frames will be installed from Saturday 14th November 2015 and showcase materials based on objects or experiences found onboard Celebrity Cruises ships. From the canvas of the top deck to mosaic tiles of the Persian Garden.

Celebrity Cruises invite you to share your view at the specified locations on social media for the chance to win a range of amazing prizes and exclusive experiences.

See a different view from Celebrity Cruises



Frame locations are to be as follows:

Richmond Tide Tables Café, Richmond, Bridge
Hammersmith & Fulham Parsons Green
City of London Devonshire Square – Gherkin View
Southwark Borough Market
Southwark Shad Thames – Le Pont de la Tour
Tower Hamlets St Katherines Docks
Kensington & Chelsea Albert Bridge – Chelsea Embankment Side
Kensington & Chelsea Cromwell Gardens V&A Entrance
Islington New River Walk
Islington Green, Angel
Westminster Marylebone Parish Church
Westminster St Christophers Place
Hounslow Chiswick House & Gardens
Westminster Central St Giles
Southwark Clink Street
Weymouth Sea front, Esplanade
Canterbury Café des Amis, facing the canal
Southampton Ocean Village
Birmingham Brindleyplace
Chester Eastgate St, facing Eastgate clock]]>
http://www.iglucruise.com/news/show-your-view-with-celebrity-cruises_a19736294 2015-11-13
Multi-million dollar refurbishment for Celebrity Summit and Infinity Celebrity Cruises have recently announced a multi-million dollar refurbishment plan enhancing two of their Millennium Class ships. Celebrity Infinity and Celebrity Summit will both enter dry-dock in the Bahamas to receive significant renovations and enhancements. Celebrity Infinity will be first with a planned refurbishment for late October this year, whilst Celebrity Summit will follow suit and enter dry-dock in March 2016.

The renovation will focus largely on Celebrity’s suite class, with considerable renovations to Celebrity’s Penthouse and Royal suites. Signature venue, Tuscan Grille will also receive a notable refresh and exciting new menu, including fresh pasta made in-house.

A spotlight is placed on outdoor spaces and Celebrity Infinity will benefit from a brand new Rooftop Terrace venue, allowing guests to soak in the onboard experience whilst admiring spectacular views. Scheduled to open in December 2015, the Rooftop Terrace will be on Deck 12.

The multi-functional Rooftop Terrace will provide a unique relaxation space for guests both day and night. Evening entertainment will include decorative lighting plus a large screen and soundscape showing movies. Specially curated cuisine will be available at the new venue and will be inspired by destinations visited and Celebrity’s dazzling onboard entertainment.

Other enhancements to both ships will include a refresh to the Solarium and spa café.

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http://www.iglucruise.com/news/multi-million-dollar-refurbishment-for-celebrity-summit-and-infinity_a19736273 2015-10-13
Celebrity Cruises Announce New Class Of Ships Celebrity Cruises yesterday announced plans to build two new ships under the project name 'Edge' for delivery in 2018 and 2020.

It has been revealed the new class of ships will be smaller than the Solstice Class but larger than the Millennium Class. They are set to carry around 2, 900 guests each and build upon the 'modern luxury' experience.

Both ships will feature new technologies to focus on being environmentally friendly and add to the on-going process of ensuring use of sustainable materials.

Richard Fain, Chairman and Chief Executive of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (parent company for Celebrity Cruises) said "The addition of two project EDGE vessels to our fleet delivers on our long-term strategic plan of moderate capacity growth, and continues the positive momentum the Celebrity brand has achieved in the premium segment of our industry”

Following on from this, Michael Baylet, president of Celebrity Cruises added "Our new class of ship will set the standard for premium world travel and deliver the next generation of modern luxury experiences that our guests know and love."

Being built at STW Shipyard in France, the first new ship is set to debut in 2018 with the second coming in 2020. No details of itineraries have yet been revealed.

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http://www.iglucruise.com/news/celebrity-cruises-announce-new-class-of-ships_a19736120 2014-12-05