Monday, November 19, 2018

Most Anticipated Ship of 2018 Arrives Florida


Celebrity Edge Arrives  
Port Everglades (Ft. Laudedale) Florida


Photo Credit:   Barbara Julian, Celebrity Cruises

As the sun rose on Ft. Lauderdale, Florida this morning, November 19, 2018, Celebrity EDGE, the most anticipated ship of this year, arrived to Port Everglades.  Our General Manager, Drew Daly, and Barbara Julian, from Celebrity Cruises, were on the jeti capturing some of the first images as she made her way into port.   The traditional fire boat salute escorted the ship into port.

We have the privilege of sailing on Celebrity Edge next week, along with fellow travel professionals and press.  Follow us on our social media, and here, for an inside look at this brand new ship.   This is the first ship to be designed in 3D.  She is much more than a ship, she is truly a work of art.

“Celebrity Edge is one of the most exciting, innovative and transformational ships I have ever been involved with,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Celebrity’s parent company, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “The new features and refined design will establish a new baseline for ships from here on out.”



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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Xcited to Meet Celebrity Edge


Celebrity Cruises Took Delivery of Celebrity Edge 
& Lays Keel of Celebrity Apex




Celebrity Edge Sails for Florida 



Celebrity EDGE arrives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida the week of November 19th after crossing the Atlantic Ocean from its birthplace in France. It was built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique (STX France) in Saint-Nazaire, France. It was delivered to Celebrity Cruises on October 31, 2018 after four years of planning and a 23 month construction period. The 2,900-guest ship is the first of four ships in the new EDGE-class.

The 1,004-foot-long vessel’s unique features include the Magic Carpet, a large multi-use elevator of sorts that moves up and down the side of the 16-deck ship while playing the role of mass transportation, but also as an entertainment and dining venue. Another unique feature on Edge is the three-story venue called Eden that will feature an 18-foot-tall wall of plants over a bar that uses ingredients from the plants in its drinks. The venue will act as relaxing lounge during the day and dinner theater venue at night with aerialists and musicians.

We will be onboard Celebrity Edge for one of the initial pre-inaugural sailings in November and will be bringing you live images via our social media accounts.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for all the action.




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Saturday, November 17, 2018

How Sweet It Is On Norwegian Bliss

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Coco's

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’re in for a treat. Coco’s, the sweetest spot in 678 Ocean Place, made its debut aboard Norwegian Bliss with desserts that are nothing short of spectacular. Coco’s will offer sweets and treats day and night.

The a la carte dessert spot also offers decadent gelato, exquisite bonbons, and milkshakes, coffee,  crepes, and pralines. Check out their menus in our Coco's photo album.

Coco’s is much more than a dessert shop. 





Specialty Crepes


After spending the morning in Mandara Spa, we weren't interested in a big lunch.  We had promised the staff at Coco's we'd be back later in the week and now was the time to make good on our promise.  We selected two crepes from their menu.

Dulche de Leche Crepe: Chocolate Custard, Toasted Pecan, Whipped Cream

Lemon Cheesecake: Vanilla Reduction

The crepes turned out even better than their pictures in the menu.   We highly recommend checking out Coco's during your cruise.


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Norwegian Bliss
October 20-27, 2018
7 days R/T Port of Los Angeles (Long Beach)

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Tis The Season To Give Travel

Meet Us at Streamwood High School
Select from Cruises, Resorts, & Tours

We have a booth at Streamwood High School's Holiday Arts Extravaganza sponsored by Streamwood Choral Society.  For those in the area, it is your chance to meet us in person to discuss your vacation plans, pick up some brochures, and take advantage of our exclusive offers.

What will be under your tree this Holiday Season?  Where will you be spending your holidays?  It is already snowing here in Chicagoland, so odds are we will have a white Christmas.  Wouldn't you rather be on a white sandy beach than shoveling snow?   Can't get away until after the holidays, wrap up a gift that will be remembered for years to come.  We can help you plan a cruise, resort, or tour for a winter get away.  We can even help with the gift wrapping.  Stop by our booth to talk about it, and your wishes could come true. 

Exclusive Offers

Even if you aren't able to visit us at our booth, you can still take advantage of our special offers like this one from Celebrity Cruises.

Celebrity Edge, the most anticipated new ship this year, will be arriving in Florida next week. We'll be attending an special Press and Trade Event onboard the new ship after Thanksgiving. We will be sharing live images from the ship during the event, so be sure to follow us on our various social media accounts.  For a limited time, your tips are on us for select Celebrity Edge cruises.


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