Royal Caribbean’s “Total Eclipse Cruise”

Highlights

  • Eclipse viewing party
  • Live concert
  • Enrichment lectures
  • Interactive science fun for kids
  • Fabulous onboard amenities

Thrill-seekers, armchair astronomers and travelers looking for that unique once-in-a-lifetime experience, will find just that on Royal Caribbean International’s “Total Eclipse Cruise”. Guests will sail on the 5,400-guest Oasis of the Seas, one of the world’s largest and most exciting cruise ships. Bring the whole family along for an informative and fun vacation.

Be among the privileged few to be part of this incredible event — the first of its kind in this part of the world in nearly a century! The exclusive seven-night cruise will feature special celebrations, eclipse-themed events, dance parties, interactive science fun for kids, trivia games, enrichment lectures and a live concert by a major headliner, yet to be announced. Themed cocktail parties will even have drinks boasting such names as Cosmic Cosmo, Moon Pie and Planetary Punch.

The seven-night Eastern Caribbean total solar eclipse sailing, departs from Port Canaveral, Florida on August 20, 2017. Guests will be provided the optimal spot at sea to witness the rare phenomenon of a total solar eclipse — when the sun is entirely covered by the moon — the following day off the Florida coast. The cruise will then visit the beautiful ports of Phillipsburg, St. Maarten, Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas, USVI and Nassau, Bahamas.

Cosmic cruisers will have the perfect vantage point – the best seat in the house – onboard the ship along with the added benefit of enjoying the seemingly endless amenities on the fun-filled Oasis of the Seas. This exciting ship boasts seven diverse “neighborhoods,” fabulous dining at a wide array of restaurants, including 150 Central Park by award-winning chef Michael Schwartz; lots of chic bars and lounges, a Boardwalk, spacious accommodations and more. Thrills include two FlowRider surf simulators, 43-foot high rock-climbing walls, an ice-skating rink and a zip line nine decks high that will take you a breathtaking 82 feet across the open-air atrium. Fabulous entertainment at the huge AquaTheater includes high-diving acrobatic performances while in the theater you’ll love the Broadway hit musical CATS. Unwind by your choice of pools including the adults-only Solarium and indulge in therapeutic treatments or classes at the full-service VitalitySM Spa.  Younger family members will love their time spent socializing, making new friends and participating in a host of adventures in the youth program and teen activities.

Additionally, seven other Royal Caribbean cruise ships will also be in the Caribbean at the time of the eclipse, offering partial views of the celestial event. They are Allure of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, Empress of the Seas, Enchantment of the Seas, Grandeur of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas and Majesty of the Seas.

Celebrate this incredible stellar phenomenon and be part of history on this exciting Royal Caribbean cruise for a monumental event. Create unforgettable family memories of this special occasion that you will cherish and share for years to come.

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Cruises in the Southern Caribbean

Southern Caribbean cruises offer amazing locales from the French West Indies to the astounding beaches of St. Lucia, Grenada and Dominica. Most major cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Celebrity and others visit these unforgettable locations throughout the summer period when these islands are full of sun, tourists and the locals that call these places home. While the pristine beaches are the most magnetic attractions of the Caribbean, there’s much more to see than sand and seas. Cruise.com offers a wide variety of cruises, itineraries and excursions to the Southern Caribbean destination of your dreams.

French West Indies: The French West Indies, as the name suggest, have a truly French feel to them in both the population of locals and the architecture. The four main ports, St. Barts, Martinique, Guadeloupe and St. Maarten are the destinations you’re most likely to see on your itinerary. The attitude and ambiance of the French West Indies is about as relaxed as you can ask for which truly brings that island vacation of your dreams to life. There can be language barrier issues for those who don’t speak French that travel further away from tourist areas but locals are known be friendly and helpful to visitors.

St. Lucia: St Lucia’s Port Castries is home to the St Lucia cruise terminal and some of the best duty free shopping on the planet. Many cruise travelers find great treasures in the various shops that line the port. Take in the breathtaking view of the mountains which back up to beaches made famous on both the small and big screen. A large portion of the island is made up of rainforest and excursions to these areas are very popular. There’s even a famous ‘drive in’ volcano that has become a hotspot for tourists looking for a photo-rich experience.

Grenada: The white sands of Grand Anse Beach are one of the main draws of Grenada. Those who have visited Grand Anse end up comparing every other beach to that great spot in Grenada. Though less frequented by the major cruise lines than St. Lucia, Grenada has become a place on many cruise traveler’s wish lists. Foodies should not pass up a trip to St. George’s Market for local spices and cuisine that really help you get a feel for this great island. 

Dominica: Dominica boasts some 300 square miles of beaches, rain forests and villages for you to explore. Animal lovers will appreciate the island’s wide variety of species and birds. One of the most popular excursions is whale-watching which can provide you with a story you won’t soon forget. The weather varies greatly on the island, dropping in the mountains and peaking at the world famous Dominican beaches that you’ll surely want to visit for scuba fun, snorkeling or just taking in the slow, relaxed vibe of this great destination.

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Celebrity Cruises – Experience the Distinction

Savvy travelers return time and again to award-winning Celebrity Cruises for a premium vacation experience. High-styled contemporary ships offer itineraries to all seven continents while you enjoy exceptional personalized service, a high level of culinary excellence, a warm inviting ambiance, luxurious accommodations, world-class spas and a myriad of entertainment options.

Enticing new features have been introduced through the innovative line’s “Celebrity Distinction,” such as “Taste of Film,” combining food with film on the new Rooftop Terrace on Millennium Class ships and “Evening Chic” nights have replaced formal nights with upscale, yet more casual attire. “Blendtique” is offered fleetwide allowing guests to do their own wine-blending and become “vintner for the day” and more.

Renowned for delectable cuisine using the freshest ingredients, Celebrity Cruises has created culinary journeys that will delight your senses with scrumptious fare. Whether you are enjoying a casual or formal meal, dining on sushi or Italian inside or alfresco in the fresh sea air you will savor each scrumptious bite. Even the kids will be happy as a special dedicated menu in the main dining room offers all their favorites.

The complimentary youth programs provide fun age-specific activities for children and teens ages three to 17. While they are making new friends and busy, adults can unwind at the world-renowned Canyon Ranch SpaClubs, complete with a beauty salon, wellness and fitness programs.

Modern luxury will be offered on Celebrity Cruises’ new Edge Class, which will debut with the arrival of the revolutionary 117,000-2,900-guest Celebrity Edge in fall 2018. The beautiful ship will take cruising to new levels with such features as a “magic carpet” roving deck, The Retreat Sundeck, the new Resort Deck with its Rooftop Garden and ultra-luxurious two-level suites. She will homeport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and sail on weekly eastern and western Caribbean cruise itineraries. Three sister ships are scheduled to join her in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Adventurous cruisers will want to take advantage of the line’s Celebrity Xpeditions, offering small-ship adventures cruising in the Galapagos Islands aboard the luxury mega-yacht Celebrity Xpedition.

Thrilling entertainment includes new production shows, including one themed performance every sailing, plus every show is repeated twice nightly. Chic lounges and nightclubs also host entertainers, comedians, magicians, musicians and more. Bustling casinos will let you try your luck at a variety of favorite games.

Experience all this and more when you sail with Celebrity Cruises and enjoy the best of modern luxury.

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Luxury Azamara Club Cruises

Visit some of the most fascinating locales in the world on Azamara Club Cruises’ luxury ships, each accommodating just 690 privileged guests in a boutique hotel ambiance at sea. These cruises are relaxing and throughout your voyage, you will be pampered by an attentive friendly staff. Suite guests may also enjoy English butler service while other accommodations provide a stateroom attendant and assistant. No detail is too small.

A delightful upscale experience to worldwide destinations awaits you in a comfortable and friendly country club-like environment. They now exude modern elegance after a complete redesign in 2016, with a new al fresco restaurant and spectacular Club Spa Suites, easy access to the spa and more.

Unmatched inclusive amenities are offered by Azamara Club Cruises, such as a full-service spa with an extensive menu of soothing treatments, a fitness center with Pilates and spinning classes and other wellness features. Evening entertainment includes a variety of choices, from music reviews at the main theater, to dancing and live music at The Living Room. Favorite games are offered in the casino, which is adjacent to a sports bar.

Enrichment programs and classes are available on a diverse range of topics. Lectures by experts cover everything from destination highlights, history, culture and more. The library is beautifully appointed and offers a quiet place for reading or simply relaxing. The line’s unique Destination Immersion enhances your luxury vacation experience with longer stays, more overnights and special night tours in various ports of call, allowing you to explore, meet locals and gain deeper insight into the culture. Further immersion is offered onboard with  complimentary AzAmazing Evenings, which are featured on most cruises and provide an out-of-the-ordinary event geared to the up-market traveler. Everything from an exclusive night at the ballet to a waterfront party, to special gourmet dinners will impress even the most seasoned cruisers.

Destination-inspired cuisine lets you savor delicious local dishes adding to the immersive experience. Discerning palates will be thrilled at the scrumptious culinary offerings served at Prime C, Aqualina in addition to The Patio. An international menu is offered at Discoveries Restaurant. Complement your gourmet meal with a selection from the world-class wine cellar, stocked with the finest vintages.

Exciting new itineraries have been added, including some sailings to Havana, Cuba in fall 2017. Cruise to Alaska in complete luxury in 2019.  This will be the line’s first season in this beautiful region, taking place from May to September. Sail roundtrip from Vancouver, B.C., Canada to Seattle, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Sitka and Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Exciting and unique special event sailings to look forward to in 2019 include the Monaco Grand Prix, the Cannes Film Festival, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Rouen Festival and the Indian Ocean for a solar eclipse. The line has partnered with Perry Golf to offer eight golf-themed cruises, including sailings to the British Open and The Masters Tournament.

Delight in all this and so much more when you sail with luxury Azamara Club Cruises.

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Exciting Eastern Caribbean Cruises

The Eastern Caribbean is the most popular cruise destination in the Caribbean and a great place to visit for your 2017 summer cruise. Major cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Disney, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Carnival and many others frequent these beautiful locations where beaches seem to hop out of the pages of your favorite travel magazine, springing to life before you. Those cruise vacation fans headed to the Eastern Caribbean who end up in one of these great locations will find more than just great beaches. From San Juan to St. Thomas you’ll find amazing scuba and snorkeling opportunities, excellent local cuisine, duty-free shopping and memorable excursions like tours through the rainforest or ziplines through paradise.

Virgin Islands: Cruise ships headed for the Virgin Islands visit one of three major ports: St. Croix, St. Thomas or St. John. St. Thomas is the most popular cruise port in the area and home to some of the most impressive beaches in the area. St. Thomas is also a popular destination for ecotourism. Visitors to St. Croix will find 84 square miles of paradise with spots like Buck Island Beach and Cane Bane among the most popular sandy beaches in the Virgin Islands. St. John is the home of Cruz Bay, the main town and a huge attraction in the area.

Bahamas: Freeport and Nassau are the most popular ports in the Bahamas and it’s likely one of the two will be on your Eastern Caribbean Cruise itinerary. Freeport is just 70 miles off the coast of Florida but the beaches, resorts and atmosphere really do transport you half a world away. Visit Port Lucaya in Freeport for lots of shopping and dining options. The pirates and dungeons tour in Nassau is very popular and recommended for families as are the dolphin encounters offered by various cruise lines. Check with Cruise.com for all available excursions and make sure you make the most out of your cruise stop in the Bahamas.

Puerto Rico: San Juan is one of the hottest cruise ports in the Eastern Caribbean and far beyond. The piers at the port of San Juan are often full of the latest and greatest cruise ships from your favorite cruise lines. Be sure to make your way to Old San Juan to soak in the colorful landscape and visit historical hot spots. Visit the Bacardi Rum distillery, try the unforgettable bioluminescence kayak adventure and see the rainforest – all in one day. This and much more add up to make Puerto Rico a must-visit destination for your Eastern Caribbean cruise.

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These are just a few of the amazing Eastern Caribbean locations you could visit on your summer 2017 cruise. Research our Caribbean cruise page now for more information.