Celebrity Equinox buffet features a wide variety

Southampton, England – We just boarded the new Celebrity Equinox and did what most cruisers do, headed straight for the food.

The Oceanview Cafe on deck 14 is one of the largest I’ve seen. The open area with many stations has just about anything you’re in the mood for: Oriental, Mexican, homestyle, sandwiches, and my favorites, create your own pizza and pasta. For dessert, there’s a wide selection including hand-dipped ice cream and more.

Next up today is the official Naming Ceremony. I’ll have more for you later.

Follow us aboard the Celebrity Equinox for her official launch

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We’re headed overseas and will be on-board as the Celebrity Equinox is officially named and launched in Southampton, England. You can follow along as we post photo, video and news updates on our Twitter account. You don’t have to be a member of Twitter to follow along, just keep checking our Twitter page at www.twitter.com/cruiseguide. We’ll be on-board Wednesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 30.

Let us know if you have any questions you’d like us to ask, or if there’s anything you’d like to know about or see on the ship. If you’re on Twitter, you can contact us @cruiseguide or send an e-mail to [email protected]isenewsweekly.com.

Video/Photos: Disney Channel Summer at Sea on the Disney Wonder

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Numerous Disney Channel stars have joined thousands of Disney Cruise Line guests aboard the Disney Wonder for eight different sailings during the first-ever “Disney Channel Summer at Sea”. We sailed on July 12 and experienced the party with the stars, concerts, Q&A and more. On our cruise were Tiffany Thornton (Sonny with a Chance), Corbin Bleu, Jonnie and Brookie, Brandon Smith (Sonny with a Chance), Doug Brochu (Sonny with a Chance), and Roshon Fegan (Camp Rock).

We’ll have a full write-up on the cruise in a few weeks, but for now, here’s our videos and photos. Click on any photo to enlarge and on the blue words below the photos to see the full gallery. Continue reading “Video/Photos: Disney Channel Summer at Sea on the Disney Wonder”

New Celebrity Life programs offer a way to Savor, Discover and Renew

Celebrity Cruises recently announced “Celebrity Life,” a new series of palate-pleasing, intellectually-enriching and life-enhancing programs designed to deliver a unique and sophisticated onboard experience in premium cruising. Celebrity Life encompasses three distinct program categories: “Savor,” “Discover,” and “Renew.” Continue reading “New Celebrity Life programs offer a way to Savor, Discover and Renew”

New behind the scenes tour offers a unique look at Carnival ships

For those who want to get an insider’s look at the inner-workings of a Carnival “Fun Ship,” the line has created Behind the Fun, a guided tour that provides guests with a unique insight into the company’s shipboard operations. Continue reading “New behind the scenes tour offers a unique look at Carnival ships”

Regent unveils enticing 2010 offers

Luxury cruise operator Regent Seven Seas Cruises is offering a host of incentives — two-for-one cruise fares, free roundtrip airfare and complimentary shore excursions — on all 2010 voyages aboard Seven Seas Voyager, Seven Seas Mariner and Seven Seas Navigator, shown here. Image courtesy Michael Coleman
Luxury cruise operator Regent Seven Seas Cruises is offering a host of incentives — two-for-one cruise fares, free roundtrip airfare and complimentary shore excursions — on all 2010 voyages aboard Seven Seas Voyager, Seven Seas Mariner and Seven Seas Navigator, shown here. Image courtesy Michael Coleman

By Michael Coleman

cruiseguideheadersmallRegent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC) is offering a series of all-inclusive, year-long perks for guests sailing aboard her three luxury ships in 2010.

Look for two-for-one cruise fares, free roundtrip airfare and free unlimited shore excursions on all 2010 departures. Guests won’t have to worry about signing chits for soft drinks, bottled waters, fine wines, premium spirits or even gratuities when onboard: each is included in the cruise fare. Continue reading “Regent unveils enticing 2010 offers”

Carnival Dream to offer on-board social networking

The new Carnival Dream, debuting Sept. 21, will take seagoing technology to a new level with the introduction of the FunHub, a comprehensive shipboard intranet portal featuring the cruise industry’s first on-board social network, along with access to a wide variety of information on the ship’s services, facilities and daily activities.

Access to the FunHub will be available via 36 state-of-the-art stations located on decks three, four and five, including 12 within Ocean Plaza, Carnival Dream’s indoor/outdoor café and entertainment venue. Continue reading “Carnival Dream to offer on-board social networking”