Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Celebrity Redux for Alaska ...

2007 Adventures Now Bookable: The land of 5,000 glaciers, four mountain ranges, and three million lakes greets vacationers onboard Celebrity’s Summit, Infinity and Mercury next year, when the trio returns for another season of Alaskan cruises and cruisetours. Bookings are now open for Celebrity’s 2007 Alaska season, May through September. Following a 13-night West Coast and Alaska voyage departing San Francisco and wrapping in Vancouver, Infinity reprises its seven-night Hubbard Glacier roundtripers from Vancouver on Sundays, May 20-Sept. 9, 2007. Infinity ends its 2007 Alaska season with a 13-nighter from Vancouver on Sept. 16, ending in San Francisco. Summit sails from L.A. on May 12, 2007, on a 13-nighter ending in Vancouver, resuming Northbound Alaska seven-nighters on alternating Fridays, May 25-Aug. 31, 2007. Summit wraps its 2007 Alaska season with a 14-night Ultimate Alaska voyage departing Vancouver Sept. 14, ending in San Diego. Mercury launches a 2007 Alaska season with a Hubbard Glacier seven-nighter departing Vancouver May 4. Celebrity cruisetour options pair land-based adventures with Summit and Infinity. Guests choose from up to 20 pre- or post-cruise itineraries from three to six nights, with destinations including Denali National Park. Some include glass-domed railcars. For details, call 800-437-3111.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

RSSC & Le Cordon Bleu Re-Tie Knot ...

Tastes Of Ocean Bleu: Since 2001, guests of Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ 700-guest all-balcony suite sister ships, Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Mariner, have been free to immerse themselves in cuisine of the legendary Le Cordon Bleu – enjoying dinners at “Signatures,” the only permanent Le Cordon Bleu restaurants-at-sea, and in hands-on Le Cordon Bleu “Classe Culinaire des Croísières” workshops. Now, on select 2006 sailings, food lovers can further enrich culinary savoir faire with pre- and post-cruise “Master Class” shore trips celebrating gastronomy of Paris, Monte Carlo, Tokyo and Sydney. Details will make you swoon. For Paris, the June 6 pre-cruise program is $3,975 per person, double, $6,175 single. The June 19 post-cruise program is $3,895 per person, double, $6,375, single. For details on Paris, Tokyo or Sydney, contact RSSC at (800) 477-7500.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Ahoy: Win a Free Caribbean Cruise ...

Breezy Opportunity: This Mother’s Day season, now through May 14, Bahama Breeze — the restaurant giving you the feeling of a Caribbean escape — offers a chance to give mom or anyone else an escape with a free Royal Caribbean seven night cruise for two. To enter, log onto http://www.bahamabreeze.com/, click the “Win a 7 Day Cruise” link and complete the online entry. The Royal Caribbean cruise also includes roundtrip airfare from the major airport closest to the winner’s city to the departure port. One online entry per person, per day will be accepted, and no purchase is necessary. To enter, you must be a legal continental U.S. resident, age 21 years or older. With 32 locations nationwide, Bahama Breeze new menu items include Breeze Wood Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Chicken Tostada, Lobster and Shrimp Pasta and a daily fresh fish sheet. Darden Restaurants, Inc. of Orlando, Fla., also owns and operates Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Smokey Bones and Seasons 52. To find a convenient location for these restaurants, check out www.diningguide.com