Celebrity Cruises’ “Top Chef at Sea” NEW YEAR’S EVE Sailing

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Highlights

  • Meet & Greets
  • Quickfire Challenges
  • Top Chef Night
  • Private Cooking Classes
  • Chef-hosted Shore Excursions
  • New Top Chef Pop-Up Restaurant

Pack your appetites and get ready for a thrilling vacation as Celebrity Cruises and Bravo have partnered once again to bring back the extremely popular Top Chef at Sea theme sailing. Ring in the New Year on the stunning 2,886-guest Celebrity Silhouette during a nine-night Eastern adultcookCaribbean holiday cruise departing December 30, 2016.

Sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on the gorgeous Celebrity Silhouette to the vibrant and diverse ports of San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. John’s, Antigua; Philipsburg, St. Maarten and St. Thomas (Charlotte Amalie), U.S. Virgin Islands.

Combined with the excitement and all the special events of a festive New Year’s Eve sailing, this will be the ultimate foodie and holiday cruise, showcasing an exceptional line-up of some of the show’s most popular Top Chef “cheftestants.” Guests will have the unique opportunity to partake in culinary experiences with Season 13 winner Jeremy Ford, Doug Adams (a competitor during Season 12), two-time Top Chef contestant, Tiffany Derry, plus Ash Fulk.

Jam-packed with a myriad of culinary events, connoisseurs will be in their glory while enjoying private cooking classes and chef-hosted shore excursions, wherein they share their knowledge with guests. “Quickfire Challenges” and “Top Chef Night” with an out-of-this-world dinner at the main restaurant are some of the additional highlights.

Those fortunate enough to be on this culinary journey will get rare some one-on-one time with the four chefs, who will join forces to create their magic for a special one-night pop-up (temporary) restaurant. Not only will you enjoy a menu of their best dishes, but they will also prepare them for you.

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Experience the perfect culinary vacation on the Celebrity Silhouette, considered to be one of the most beautiful mega-ships afloat. As part of the highly acclaimed Solstice Class, she boasts 10 incredible restaurants, including a creperie and plenty of exciting amenities.

Celebrity Silhouette boasts countless enticing features, including the unique Qsine restaurant, the chic Martini Bar & Crush and a grass-covered Lawn Club where you can enjoy a genuine outdoor picnic, play bocce ball and dine al fresco at the Lawn Club Grill. Renew your mind, body and soul at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub and stay in beautifully designed spacious staterooms – most with a veranda.

Enjoy all this and the many other luxuries offered on the sleek and spectacular Celebrity Silhouette, pop the cork on champagne on New Year’s Eve and relax on a white sand beach in the Caribbean. Best of all, experience the fun cooking demonstrations and incredible culinary delights on a Top Chef at Sea cruise.

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Harmony of the Seas – Elevating Entertainment!

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Setting the stage for an entertainment experience like never before on a cruise ship, the 5,479-guest Harmony of the Seas, is not only the world’s largest, but also boasts a remarkable lineup of innovative awe-inspiring productions. Royal Caribbean International has raised the bar for entertainment ranging from hit musicals and high-tech ice shows in Studio B to incredible immersive performances at the AquaTheater. Harmony of the Seas features two headline shows at the stunning Royal Theater which can accommodate 1,380 guests. State-of-the-art, 21st century technology is used to create performances above and beyond traditional theaters.Broadway show, Grease

Grease

“The thrills are multiplying’” on Harmony of the Seas, which is presenting the colorful Broadway musical, Grease. Specially adapted by Royal Caribbean Productions, the show is thrilling guests with original choreography, amazing aerial features and spectacular costumes, sure to please the most discerning theater-goers. Tap your toes to such tunes as “Summer Nights,” “Born to Hand-Jive” and many more favorites.

 

Columbus, The Musical!

Family fun includes an original Royal Caribbean production which is a fictional account of Christopher Columbus’ cousin who is down on his luck in Columbus, The Musical! This original show combines romance and history. As you enjoy this unique production you’ll feel as though you’re in the Caribbean with it’s revolutionary and breathtaking set design sure to awe adults and children alike.

iSkate Showcase

Performers put their “best blades forward” in iSkate Showcase featured at Studio B, Royal Caribbean’s ice rink. Incredible ice shows feature the extraordinary skills of world-class figure skaters. Also featured are jaw-dropping interactive performances that incorporate spectacular multimedia visuals along with state-of-the-art technology for a thoroughly unique entertainment experience.

1887

Travel back to Paris during the time of Jules Verne, renowned author of such novels as “Journey to the Center of the Earth” and “Around the World in Eighty Days,” 1887 is an original Royal Caribbean show that will wow you with colorful costumes and impressive skating, along with innovative video projection effects. With the ice surface used as a screen, the floor is then animated to give the appearance that it is crumbling away, with stunning results.

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AquaTheater

Exciting shows are offered at the AquaTheater, performers are known for breathtaking aerial maneuvers and balancing tricks on the high wire. Two 30-feet-high platforms, a hydraulic-floored pool and the deepest freshwater pool at sea serve as podiums for the various high-diving aerobatics. Synchronized swimmers, high-divers, 3D flying and more elevate entertainment to a new level.

Hideaway Heist

Hilarious escapades will keep you laughing at this unique comedy and diving show that will wow you with incredible performances. Action-packed, Hideaway Heist is set in the 1950’s at a chic holiday resort. Clever characters will keep you guessing, including an undercover detection who plays the part of a high-rolling vacationer who is pursuing a cunning burglar. Expect lots of fun and fabulous performances in this family-friendly show.

The Fine Line

Featured at the stunning AquaTheater, The Fine Line takes you on a mesmerizing journey with mind-blowing stunts and acrobatics by some of the best extreme-sport athletes in the world. You will be wonder-struck by the 360-degree immersive entertainment show with non-stop action going on all around them. Thrilling audiences, this 360-degree immersive entertainment show with amazing acrobatics, stunts and high-flying feats is unforgettable. If you think you have seen it all, wait until you see this.

Enjoy unique entertainment and all the other many amenities on world’s largest ship, the incredible Harmony of the Seas.

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Norwegian Cruise Line’s NEW Harvest Caye

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Expansive pool area with swim-up bar & canopy cabanas
  • Landshark Bar & Grill
  • Water sports & eco-activities
  • Zip line
  • Wildlife programs
  • Luxury villas

Step into paradise when you visit Norwegian Cruise Line’s new private island destination — Harvest Caye set to welcome guests beginning in November 2016 in the south of Belize.

Offered on Western Caribbean sailings, this destination was designed to be the area’s premier resort-like port of call with lots of enticing features to make your visit unforgettable. Everything was thought of for the ultimate enjoyment of Norwegian Cruise Line guests, including docking at Belize’s only cruise ship pier. You will be able to simply stroll off the ship where an array of fun and relaxing amenities are waiting.

Woman snorkeling with a Southern StingrayImmerse yourself in the natural beauty of this 75-acre unspoiled destination, with its exclusive seven-acre beach, an immense pool with private canopy cabanas and several dining options. Thrilling shore excursions range from zip-lining across the island and watersports in the saltwater lagoon to snorkeling in the second largest barrier reef in the world.

Adventure-seekers will head to the 130-foot-tall lighthouse called a “Flighthouse” for breathtaking aerial activities, including 3,000 feet of an exhilarating zip-line with stops at three platforms, free-fall jumps, suspension bridges and a tandem zip line. You can also try your skills at a ropes course over the saltwater lagoon and go river-rafting.

Several choices are offered to visitors depending on what they are looking for. Nature lovers can learn about Belize’s incredible ecosystem, rich with wildlife, unique plants and mangroves. Tours allow guests to observe manatees at the lagoon, stroll through the delightful Butterfly Garden and meet beautiful Scarlet Macaws and Toucans at the aviary, where there is a breed and release program. Harvest Caye’s conservation programs were developed by award-winning author and wildlife expert Tony Garel, the destination’s Chief Naturalist, who will also head select tours.  History buffs will marvel at the well preserved Mayan ruins.

Soak up the sun on the pristine beach situated on seven acres of white sand and crystal blue water. Guests seeking privacy can rent one of the 11 Small sailboat on beachluxurious enclosed air-conditioned villas that accommodate up to 10 guests. Indulge in the ultimate beach escape and enjoy a lounge, exclusive dining areas, indoor and outdoor showers, plus relaxing hammocks. Attentive concierge service means you never have to interrupt your vacation. Head to the immense 15,000-square-foot pool, complete with a swim-up bar with stools and lounge tables right in the water.

Five dining and bar choices such as the two-story indoor/outdoor Landshark Bar & Grill, in partnership with Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville has a scenic upper deck, “street venues” serve local Belizean cuisine and the Laughing Bird Bar & Grill is located at the beach. Manatee Marina Bar & Grill is exclusive to those who rent cabanas and delivery is offered from the Horse-Eye Bar & Grill that also services the pool area.

Experience the many delights of Harvest Caye for yourself on a Norwegian Cruise Line Western Caribbean cruise and discover paradise.

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Caribbean and Bahamas Cruise Getaways

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Escape from the cold and dreariness of winter to such tropical paradises as the Caribbean and Bahamas on an exciting cruise vacation. Awaiting you will be warm sea-air breezes, sunny beaches, crystal turquoise waters, romantic sunsets, as well as museums, centuries-old forts and colorful markets filled with local crafts.

These shorter voyages are perfect for those who are time-crunched or simply want to experience a cruise vacation for the first time. Many lines are offering short jaunts to one of the world’s most popular regions. Travelers can take advantage of quick getaways consisting of three, four, five or six Beautiful tropical beach days to the vibrant and welcoming tropics on a myriad of lines.

Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean International all feature a variety of these voyages. Depart from such ports as Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Tampa and Port Canaveral.

Experience a brand new ship, Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam, on a four-day Caribbean and Bahamas cruise. Stay in a beautiful suite on Seabourn’s luxurious all-suite 450-guest Seabourn Quest on a fabulous six-day itinerary sailing from Fort Lauderdale to Bridgetown, calling at Great Harbour, Gustavia and Terre-de-Haut. Travel in high style on Silversea Cruises’ 296-guest Silver Wind for an unforgettable five night roundtrip navigation from San Juan to Gustavia, St. John’s, Antigua and Spanish Town.

While the length of the cruise may be shorter, the same fabulous onboard amenities still abound on these sailings. Enjoy a multitude of enticing restaurants, lounge poolside and indulge in a rejuvenating treatment in the spa. Spacious accommodations await, some specially designed for families. Kids programs and activities are sure to keep them happy and busy while you are relaxing. Chic bars and lounges, thrilling entertainment and exciting land programs will make these quick vacations a special treat.

Go swimming and snorkeling or simply lounge on the beach. Indulge in a short Caribbean or Bahamas cruise. You will return home rejuvenated and rested.

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Holiday Cruises

Start a new tradition this season. Enjoy Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and/or New Year’s Eve on a holiday cruise for a festive hassle-free vacation with none of the fuss and all of the fun. Hoopla awaits you, including special dinners, beautiful décor, extraordinary ceremonies, themed shows and games, carol sing-alongs and much more.

Merriment abounds for everyone where everything you love about the magical season can be yours. Spend quality time with friends and family as you Christmas Room Interior Designare pampered from the moment you step onboard. With so many activities and amenities for all age groups, holiday cruises are ideal for a multigenerational vacation. Share in the holiday spirit on cruise ships beautifully festooned with trees, garlands, wreaths, ornaments, gingerbread, poinsettias and twinkling lights. Holiday-themed meals and parties add to the jovial atmosphere.

These joyful holiday cruise sailings visit a variety of worldwide destinations ranging from sunny climates to exotic regions and points in between. Celebrate your way through the Caribbean, storied European Christmas markets and many more delightful destinations with special shows, parties, kids’ crafts, music and much more, with offerings varying by cruise line. Below, are some of the exciting features that may be on your itinerary.

Thanksgiving

Kicking off the holiday season, a Thanksgiving cruise offers classic favorites with a little extra thrown in. The elegant main dining room with its fall décor of pumpkins and leaves is the perfect setting for a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings, such as homemade mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and melt-in-your mouth desserts. Fun additions may include pumpkin-pie cocktails and watching post-dinner NFL games on a jumbo screen or in a sports bar. Enjoy a Thanksgiving Day parade on some ships that will delight the kids, as well as a scavenger hunt with a holiday theme for the teens.

Christmas

Magically transformed, many ships are decked-out to the hilt providing a delightful ambiance of holiday cheer for an unforgettable Christmas. Guests Christmas dinnermay enjoy a host of unique delights, such as snowfall in the atrium creating a magical moment. Enjoy choir performances, carolers and a tree-lighting ceremony, special holiday-themed afternoon teas and brunches. Highlighting the experience for children is when Santa arrives to hand out gifts. Elegant Christmas Balls provide an enchanted evening.  A Christmas Mass may be offered as well as interdenominational services.

Hanukkah

Celebrate the Festival of Lights by lighting a Hanukkah menorah each of the eight nights. A rabbi or other congregant may also be available to lead prayers. Enjoy traditional potato pancakes and jelly donuts. Guests may have the opportunity to gather around the menorah to recite the bread and wine blessings and sing holiday songs.

 New Year’s Eve

fireworks over the Canal Grande in VeniceRing in New Year’s Eve on a fabulous cruise ship and you will be spoiled forever. Revelers may participate in low-key dinners and glamorous celebrations. Start the year in high-style and enjoy the party without having to drive or go somewhere crowded. Simply sit back and let everything be done for you. Delightful experiences include faux snowfalls in the atrium and a balloon drop to mark the New Year. Feel the excitement build as a ship wide countdown to midnight begins at 11:30 PM and share a champagne toast when the clock strikes 12. Special dinners may be planned with complimentary champagne flowing, as well as caviar and other delights. Some cruise lines feature formal New Year’s Balls.

Enjoy everything you love about the holiday season on a carefree cruise. Forget cooking and cleaning as you share priceless quality time and holiday cheer with those you hold dear. Sip your hot chocolate, eggnog and champagne on your private verandah, now this is the way to spend the holidays.

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