Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Cruises Offer New Deals

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Miami – (May 01, 2009 ) – The first day of May has long been associated with celebrations of various kinds, and today is no exception for cruisers looking for great vacation deals with premium cruise line Celebrity Cruises or her deluxe sister line, Azamara Cruises. Today, the two lines launched the second phase of their “Azamara Assurance” and “Celebrity Starring You Promise” booking promotions for residents of North America, offering such steals as select 2009 Celebrity Alaska sailings starting from as low as $57 per person per day and prepaid gratuities on select 2009 Azamara sailings in Europe.

Celebrity Cruises, known for its outstanding service-with-style and its fresh, contemporary gourmet cuisine, is the cruise line of choice for travelers seeking a comfortably sophisticated environment and exciting destinations. Select staterooms on several Alaska cruises are available starting at $57 per person per day when booked by May 31. A number of Europe sailings within The Celebrity Starring You Promise offer some stateroom categories starting at $85 per person per day, and several Panama Canal cruises being offered through this promotion feature select stateroom categories starting at $69 per person per day. The Celebrity Starring You Promise features discounted rates on a total of 16 Alaska sailings, six Europe sailings and eight Panama Canal sailings, all taking place in 2009. Specific details are available on , Celebrity’s website.

Azamara Cruises, the deluxe, smaller-ship cruise line that takes travelers to unique destinations in luxurious comfort and style, is offering prepaid gratuities – a value up to $780 per stateroom – on select 2009 Europe sailings, when booked between now and May 31, 2009. Prices shown above for cruise only, based on double occupancy, in US dollars, and are subject to change without notice, and capacity controlled. Prices are not available on all sailings and quantities are limited.

Price protection, a component of both the Azamara and Celebrity offers, gives guests who book these selected cruises between May 1 and May 31st access to lower rates up to 48 hours before their sailing. If Azamara or Celebrity publish a lower price for the same stateroom category on the same sailing that the guest previously booked, the guest must call Azamara/Celebrity to verify eligibility for the lower price.

A limited number of special rate programs are excluded. Guests or their travel agents must make their requests for a price adjustment no later than 48 hours prior to sailing by calling Azamara/Celebrity. The price protection component does not apply to price programs, such as resident and senior rates, that the guest does not qualify for at the time the request is made and cannot be used to obtain rates offered as part of other select pricing programs.

Other terms and conditions apply. Price protection in “The Azamara Assurance” and “The Celebrity Starring You Promise” is valid for residents of the fifty states and Canada only. About Azamara Cruises
Azamara Cruises unlocks the hidden corners of the world for those who desire to immerse themselves in the rich details of every voyage. The deluxe ships – Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest – offer an intimate experience, while allowing access to exotic destinations experienced travelers long to reach. For the 694 guests on each Azamara Cruises ship, every moment at sea embodies the pinnacle of luxury, and each footstep on shore accentuates the difference between visiting a place and getting a true sense of place. This year, Azamara Cruises presents the best of enchanting Europe, elite Asia, and the most captivating Caribbean. The line also offers unique cruisetours in Asia and Europe. For more information, travel agents are encouraged to call 1-877-222-2526. Guests are invited to call 1-877-999-9553.

About Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity Cruises offers comfortably sophisticated, upscale vacation experiences with highly personalized service, exceptional dining, and extraordinary attention to detail. Celebrity sails in Alaska, California, Canada/New England, the Caribbean, Europe, Galapagos Islands, Hawaii, the Pacific Coast, Panama Canal and South America. The line also offers unique cruisetour vacations in Alaska, Canada, Europe and South America. Noted for four of the top 10 “Top Cruise Ships in the World” in the large-ship category, as voted by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler (February 2009 readers’ poll), Celebrity’s fleet – including the new Celebrity Solstice – will be joined by Celebrity Equinox this year, Celebrity Eclipse in 2010, a fourth Solstice-class ship in 2011, and a fifth in 2012. For more information, call your travel agent, dial 1-800-437-3111.