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The Celebrity Solstice at sea

The Celebrity Solstice at sea

Gastronomy at Sea

Sometimes cruising is less about the destination and more about the journey itself. Cruise ships have evolved into giant floating resort complexes, getting bigger and better as years go by. Celebrity Cruises’ Solstice Class is a prime example with thirteen decks of luxurious staterooms and facilities, including a state-of-the-art spa and fitness center with breathtaking views, indoor and outdoor pools, a theater, a glass-blowing workshop, a shopping galleria, the first Lawn Club at sea and a running track. But the star of the Solstice Class is the dining and beverage program.

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Royal Caribbean International is unveiling new restaurant menus throughout its entire 22-ship fleet

Royal Caribbean International is unveiling new restaurant menus throughout its entire 22-ship fleet

by Patricia Mack

To embark on a Royal Caribbean International cruise is to embark on a culinary voyage. This month the line unveils its new main dining room enhancements with an extensive and innovative menu on its entire 22-ship fleet.

The new dining program, the result of a multi-million dollar investment, focuses on freshness, contemporary preparation, increased dining choices and dishes inspired by regional flavors found in many of the cruise line’s ports of call. It is a veritable passport to some of the world’s best foods.

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A Silversea Cruises cooking demonstration

A Silversea Cruises cooking demonstration

With its intimate fleet of five all-suite vessels, Silversea Cruises has earned a reputation for personalized, culturally enriching voyages, each offering its own unique experience. For food lovers, Silversea has created its Culinary Arts series, a collection of seven different culinary themed cruises. This late-2012 through spring 2013 series will showcase some of the world’s finest chefs and culinary experts and include cooking demonstrations, escorted shore excursions to local markets, food and wine pairings and five-course grand gourmet dinners.

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Oceania Restaurants

on July 23rd, 2012
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Christening Riviera Cruise Ship Barcelona

The christening of Riviera cruise ship in Barcelona

It’s Easy to Book a Cruise — It’s Hard to Pick the Right One

by Andre Gayot

What’s the right cruise for you or me? Let’s start with the size of the ship: Big? Not so big? Small? Big is beautiful, some say. But small can be also, I think. I have tried it all, including a 25-foot schooner, and they all have their charms. How much you will enjoy your voyage depends on many factors: age, temperament, dependence on comforts, openness to adventure, aptitude to control sea-sickness, etc.

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