Category Archives: Ship Reviews

The Celebrity Solstice in Alaska

We were excited when Celebrity Cruises announced that the Solstice will be sailing the Alaskan waters this year. Indeed, she sails along the Pacific coast from Ensenada, Mexico to Seattle in May before doing a Seattle roundtrip Alaska itinerary for … Continue reading

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Holland America Volendam

Alaska Cruise Expert Joanna Chen and I had the opportunity to tour the Volendam last week. Walking around, the ambiance was reminiscent of one of the high end steakhouses here in Vancouver, with the dark wood paneling. There was very … Continue reading

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Sapphire Princess Ship Review

I toured the Sapphire Princess recently and she looks really good.  Clean, fresh, well maintained. She was out of dry-dock earlier this year, one of the last to get all the enhanced upgrades. I was impressed with the look of … Continue reading

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Royal Caribbean’s R Bar

Earlier this year, Royal Caribbean put the 14-year-old Rhapsody of the Seas through a month-long massive makeover that cost $54 million. Among the many awesome additions is what I think is one of the coolest features, a new atrium bar … Continue reading

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Celebrity Millennium’s New Wine Machines

The renovated and “solsticized” Celebrity Millennium has lots of cool additions that are found on the Solstice class ships such as the ultra chic, quirky and cool Qsine, the concierge class restaurant Blu, the iced bar top at Martinis and … Continue reading

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What our Cruise Experts Thought of the Solsticized Celebrity Millennium

This past Friday, a bunch of us here at the Cruise Experts Travel headed to Vancouver’s Canada Place cruise terminal to tour the Celebrity Millennium. She was recently solsticized and now has the AquaClass® staterooms, the AquaClass signature restaurant, Blu, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Disney Wonder from a Dad

You heard from Billie about the Disney Wonder. Cruise Expert Matthew Vaughan toured her, too so I asked what he thought about the ship, being a dad of an 8 year old and all. Here’s what he had to say. … Continue reading

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Cruise Deal of the Year

We’ve got an incredible deal. I haven’t seen a deal like this since I started in the industry three years ago. My veteran colleagues were amazed by these prices, too. It’s unfortunate I have no vacation time left to take … Continue reading

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Review of the Disney Wonder

I toured the Disney Wonder on Monday and it was wonderful! The ship is still in great condition considering it’s been around for over a decade. The atrium had a lovely art piece hanging from above and it is also … Continue reading

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Celebrity Millennium Rounds Out Celebrity Cruises Ambitious, $140-Million ‘Solsticizing’ Initiative

One of the most ambitious revitalization initiatives in the history of the cruise industry has just been completed. Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Millennium set sail Saturday from the Port of Miami, fresh from becoming the fourth and final Millennium Class ship … Continue reading

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