Celebrity Cruises Appoints Gregory Purdy Senior Vice President, Operations


September 18, 2012
Celebrity Cruises today announced the promotion of Gregory Purdy to Senior Vice President of Operations. Previously Vice President of Marine Operations for the modern luxury line, Purdy now will complement his leadership of Celebrity’s Marine Operations with that of Celebrity’s Hotel Operations, including Entertainment, Food & Beverage, Housekeeping, Casino, AquaSpa/fitness and retail operations.
“Under… [Continue Reading]

How The Internet Has Changed the Way I Research, Book, and Take Cruises


As I sat at my computer yesterday, I started thinking about how much the internet has changed the way we learn about, book, enjoy, and share our cruising experience.   I have to think that the information age has certainly required cruise lines to ” up their game” in order to keep the quality of the… [Continue Reading]

Going to Give Celebrity Select Dining a Try


In an complete reversal of everything I have always loved about the cruise ship dining experience, my husband and I have decided to give Celebrity Select Dining a try.
Select Dining offers passengers flexible dining times rather than a fixed time and table.   Passengers can select a dining time for each night online before the… [Continue Reading]

My Most Unusual Purchase: an Authentic Flamenco Dress


When traveling, I like to try to find unusual or unique souvenirs.   One of my most memorable is the Flamenco Dress, (technically a Sevillianas Dress) that I purchased in Cartagena, Spain.
I had been taking a Flamenco dance class for about 5 years back home in AZ.  We were always ordering, making, or buying costumes… [Continue Reading]

Ellen and Celebrity Gift Cruise to Heroic Burning Car Lifters


The amazing video of 8 strangers lifting a burning car to free an injured motorcyclist made headlines around the world over the last week. On Friday’s same day broadcast of “Ellen” the Ellen DeGeneres talk show, the host and Celebrity Cruises surprised them with a free cruise for two each on the Celebrity Eclipse. Here’s… [Continue Reading]