Cruise News — August 29, 2014 – Celebrity Cruises debuts new package tours… and more

Cruise News — August 29, 2014

Celebrity Cruises debuts new package tours

Celebrity Cruises is debuting more than 20 new cruisetours with a twist — the Celebrity Explorations take you well beyond the cruising region.

For instance, one tour combines an African safari with a Celebrity cruise to the Iberian Peninsula. Another pairs a 4-day cruise on a riverboat on the Amazon with a Celebrity cruise in the Antarctic.

The tours are fully guided, range from 11 to 22 nights, and include stays in luxury hotels and local dining experiences.

Sleep late with Crystal Cruises

For those who feel luxury on vacation includes sleeping in, Crystal Cruises is, in late September, debuting new Late Risers Adventures.

Instead of embarking as early as 8 a.m. (which after a night of imbibing can seem like dawn), the later shore excursions will leave at 11 a.m. or noon, but still get you to what you want to see. Energize first at the Late Risers Breakfast, served from 10 to 11:30 a.m.


  • All three Cunard Line Queens will embark on World Cruises on the same day in 2016, January 10, and be at sea for four months. The ships will take passengers to 92 destinations, including 32 maiden calls, in 47 countries….
  • Star Clippers will host six yoga-themed cruises in 2015, with world-class instructors onboard teaching complimentary classes and hosting lectures….
  •  NCLMiamiDolphinsCheerleadersCROPMiami Dolphins fans attending home games will be able to try a bungee trampoline and other Norwegian Getaway activities, and have their photo snapped with a backdrop of the ship — the latest expression of the line’s status as official cruise line of the football team.

— Fran Golden

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