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Project EDGE will deliver small ship itineraries with large ship amenities Celebrity Edge (which I don’t think I’ve mentioned before today) is a class of ship, an individual ship, and a concept. It’s also shrouded in deep mystery…. The concept appeared  in December 2014 when Celebrity Cruises announced that they would be building two new […]

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Celebrity Cruises have withdrawn Celebrity Equinox from Europe for 2017. The ship was due to do a season of cruises in the Mediterranean during next summer, but plans have changed and she will instead be based in Miami and will do Caribbean cruises. Indeed, Celebrity Equinox will be based in Miami all year round, and […]

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Venice paints a vivid picture Please take a look at the image alongside. It’s very attractive; I especially like the lovely warm glow it has. In fact, I’d be very pleased if I’d taken it myself. It came from Celebrity Cruises UK on their Twitter feed (@CelebrityUK) – I’m following them. So far, so good, […]

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Celebrity 2017 itineraries

We all look forward to the publication of the itineraries in March or April, either on-line or in a brochure. However, in the last couple of years Celebrity Cruises have broken the mould somewhat by publishing their itineraries at this time of year, and they’ve done the same this year. Here’s a link to a […]

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Celebrity Cruises are to change their dress code. Here’s what they say in the FAQ section on their website:- For sailings departing December 4, 2015, and beyond, Formal Night gets a modern luxury reboot. Say goodbye to Formal Night, and hello to Evening Chic. It’s your time to shine—your way. Get glamorous. Get chic. Be sophisticated. […]

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New ships for Celebrity

There’s been an announcement that Celebrity are ordering two new ships. (Well, actually, it’s the Royal Caribbean parent company which has made the order, to deliver to their Celebrity Cruises brand.) Here’s a link to the official announcement. There are several interesting points in this announcement. First, that these ships are not following Royal Caribbean’s […]

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New Years Resolution:

Don’t make an early booking for a cruise when the brochures are published in the spring! Over the break I received an email from P&O – “Book now for complimentary on board spending” – which promised lots of additional on-board credit. The phrase used was “Book your next holiday by 28 February 2014 and enjoy […]

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The Perils of being an early booker

I did a post earlier this year about our to-ing and fro-ing over next year’s cruise. We were intent on doing a Mediterranean fly-cruise but eventually booked on a Baltic cruise from Southampton. (You can read all those to-ings and fro-ings here.) One of things that put us off a fly-cruise – or specifically, a […]

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Is that annoying or is that annoying? It’s less than two weeks since we booked our 14 night ex-Southampton P&O cruise for next year. We wanted to do a fly cruise with Celebrity but decided we couldn’t wait until they announced their ‘free drinks & cheap flights for 2014’ offer in January. This evening – […]

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Our 2014 cruise

After a lot of to-ing and fro-ing over fly-cruises, Celebrity or P&O, we’ve finally decided and made a booking – A418, Azura to the Baltic on 29 June. We’ve got one of our favourite C-deck balconies as well, so we’re happy. You can read the whole saga here.

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