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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Disney Fantasy goes wet and wild with debut of AquaLab water play area

Disney Fantasy Upper Decks a Splashing Delight for Kids and Comfortable Retreat for Adults

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (Oct. 13, 2011) – An array of wet and wonderful new surprises help guests cool off as they enjoy soaking up the sun aboard the Disney Fantasy, Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship scheduled to set sail in March 2012.

AquaLab Debuts on the Disney Fantasy
On the Disney Fantasy, guests can splash and play in the AquaLab – a brand-new water play area on deck 12, near the entrance to the AquaDuck water coaster. Families can frolic among pop jets, geysers and bubblers in this fun and fanciful 1,800-square-foot space. As the story goes, AquaLab was created by Donald Duck’s nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie, and features a variety of water “experiments” designed to drench the whole family.

Silversea revamps entertainment program at sea

SILVERSEA PARTNERS WITH CHOOZI ENTERTAINMENT
TO LAUNCH EXCLUSIVE NEW ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM

(Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- November 4, 2011) Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises today announced it is launching a totally revamped entertainment program created exclusively for the company's ships by Choozi Entertainment.

In a move away from traditional production shows, the new concert-style concept will feature an outstanding cast of classically trained vocalists and musicians performing a lively celebration of music from Motown to opera to pop and rock. The star-studded cast and production team are headed by visionary director and choreographer Christopher Childers and his sister, Suzanne Childers.

The new shows feature a unique blend of music that follows the decades and offers Silversea guests distinct choices in their entertainment options. Here's a snapshot of the shows and their venues:

Celebrity Cruises introduces eXhale bedding in Solsticizing program

CELEBRITY CRUISES ENCOURAGES VACATIONERS
TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND ‘EXHALE’

Next phase of modern luxury brand Celebrity Cruises’ ambitious,
$140-million Solsticizing initiative features rollout of new ‘eXhaleSM’ bedding program
 
MIAMI – November 10, 2011 – There’s nothing sleepy about Celebrity Cruises’ “Solsticizing” program. One of the most ambitious revitalization initiatives in the history of the cruise industry, the $140-million program will add to the line’s Millennium Class ships a host of the venues and experiences guests love most on the Solstice Class ships, all within less than two years, with each ship completing the massive transformation over the course of an only three-week drydock period. And now, the line plans to complement the program further by rolling out an entirely new and ultimately fleetwide bedding program, “eXhaleSM,” beginning with Celebrity Infinity when the ship emerges from Solsticizing on December 3, 2011.

Holiday cruises from Azamara Club


AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS WITH YEAR-LONG SAVINGS ON UNIQUE 2012 HOLIDAY VOYAGES

MIAMI, November 23, 2011 – Up-market travelers can cast off their worries and make home aboard one of Azamara Club Cruises’ intimate ships for the holidays in 2012. Guests booking one of 10 holiday voyages will receive a $500 onboard spending credit per stateroom, good towards Land Discoveries (shore excursions), an indulgent spa treatment or a perfect memento in the onboard boutique to take home.

These savings help guests immerse themselves in the vibrant cultures visited by Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest on their 2012 holiday voyages, including sailing through Vietnam’s Halong Bay on Valentine’s Day; treating that very special lady to the Old-world charms of Belgium’s Bruges for Mother’s Day; or delighting in the fireworks over Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on New Year’s Eve.

Splendor of the Seas adds iPads to all staterooms


SPLENDOUR OF THE SEAS BECOMES THE FIRST CRUISE SHIP TO FEATURE IPADS IN ALL STATEROOMS

Five-Week Bow-to-Stern Revitalization on Royal Caribbean Ship Also Brings 124 New Balcony Staterooms

MIAMI, Nov. 22, 2011 – Royal Caribbean International will mark another industry first with the introduction of iPad mobile digital devices in every stateroom onboard the newly revitalized Splendour of the Seas.  The hottest tablet on the market empowers guests with an additional medium by which to receive, retrieve and use information on their cruise vacation.

With a touch of the screen, guests will be able to access the daily Cruise Compass of events and activities; personal daily itineraries, including shore excursions; monitor their onboard account; order room service; view restaurant menus; access the internet; and watch movies.  The iPads will be available beginning mid-February 2012 on Splendour of the Seas before being extended to all Vision-class ships when each undergoes revitalization in the following two years.