Kids to Sail Free on 17 new Crystal Cruises throughout Europe this year


New Magic Castle at Sea Enrichment Also Adds More Fun to the Family Savings

LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2013 – Due to popular demand, Crystal Cruises is adding17 voyages to the ultra-luxe line’s “Kids Sail Free” program.  With the promotion, kids age 17 and under can sail for free when sharing a third berth stateroom with… [Continue Reading]

Celebrity Millennium Rounds Out Celebrity Cruises’ Ambitious, $140-Million ‘Solsticizing’ Initiative


One of the most ambitious revitalization initiatives in the history of the cruise industry has just been completed. Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Millennium set sail Saturday from the Port of Miami, fresh from becoming the fourth and final Millennium Class ship to complete the line’s $140-million “Solsticizing” process, incorporating a host of the venues and experiences… [Continue Reading]

Hospitality Design Magazine Awards Cystal First-Ever Cruise Design Award


LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2012 – Crystal Cruises’ largest ultra-luxe ship, Crystal Serenity, has won its seventh award since undergoing a $25 million “Extreme Makeover” redesign last year: Hospitality Design (HD) magazine’s “Judges Award for Distinctive Cruise Design.”  This is the first time a cruise line has ever been recognized in the premier trade publication’s… [Continue Reading]

NCL Adopts More Restrictive Smoking Policy


NCL has adopted a more restrictive smoking policy, now restricting passengers from smoking in their cabins. I have updated our smoking policies page to reflect the new policy. (I recently had to turn off the comments segment on this page, because, despite my pleas to our readers, the arguments on both sides of… [Continue Reading]

Crystal Serenity to Undergo Major Redesign in May


LOS ANGELES, February 9, 2011 – While Crystal Cruises’ ocean resorts have racked up countless awards since entering service, the ultra-luxury line has never been one to rest on its laurels. This spring, Crystal will be spending $25+ million dollars to keep its largest ship, Crystal Serenity, on the cutting edge of luxury style.
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