By WALLACE IMMEN Samuel Spencer has experienced a lot of restaurants in his travels and for him the Tamarind restaurants on Holland America Line ships are all-time favorites. “It’s one of those rare memorable dining events that I sometimes reminisce about even several months after being back on dry land,” said the owner of Cruise… [Read More]
In the video, Celebrity Silhouette’s 1,291-square-foot Penthouse Suites, which feature an enormous living room, wrap-around balcony with whirlpool tub, and palatial marble bathroom. This winter, Celebrity Cruises has sent not one but all four Solstice-class ships to the Caribbean, offering sailings from Fort Lauderdale, Florida aboard Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Equinox; Miami aboard Celebrity Eclipse; and… [Read More]
Tomorrow morning in Hamburg, Germany, I and my journalistic colleagues will step aboard Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship, Silhouette. If you want to follow the most up-to-date coverage, we’ll all be tweeting about the experience. You can follow me at @avidcruiser. If you can wait (and god bless you if you can), you’ll find in-depth coverage… [Read More]
How do Celebrity’s Solstice-class vessels compare to luxury cruise lines where the price point is at least twice as much? Read the Avid Cruiser’s report this week during a Caribbean voyage on Celebrity Solstice. Back in November of 2008, I wrote Celebrity’s Newest Ship Breaks The Mold. Clearly, Celebrity Solstice left a good impression on… [Read More]
By Geoff Edwards Jacques Van Staden is Celebrity Cruises VP of Culinary Operations for Celebrity Solstice, Equinox, and the soon to be named Eclipse. I am not sure where he was born, but I’m guessing Australia, because what he is doing on Eclipse is upside down. It is called “Qsine.” He explains it this way,… [Read More]
Due to the size and scale of the ship, the transit can take place only during absolutely ideal weather conditions: when the river is at high tide, when winds are extremely calm, and when tidal barriers are closed, in order to ensure there is enough water to accommodate the draft of the ship. … Like Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Equinox will present guests with brand-defining, industry-first features, including a half-acre Lawn Club with real, growing grass; a glassblowing show and studio developed with The Corning Museum of Glass; 10 dining venues, and widely varied entertainment, including shows with breathtaking aerial acts.