Celebrity EDGE | Modern Luxury Reloaded – First Impressions

So this is it: The ship that aims to change the way you experience your future “Modern Luxury” resort ship cruise experience: EDGE.  After the first steel-cut in November 2016 at the STX France shipyard in Saint Nazaire (read more about it here), Celebrity Cruises has officially launched the first images of its new flagship fleet member. And it does look different, I have to admit. But before going endlessly on, come along and take a look on what will await passengers from late 2018 on … Continue reading

Project EDGE | From Infinity to Beyond

It is getting there. Celebrity Cruises´ long awaited prototype ship is finally becoming reality. Continue reading

Celebrity Reflection | 7 Days Western Caribbean – Labadee, Haiti

My intention to travel is always the discovery of the destination by experiencing as much as possible authentically. Local people, local food, local places. Labadee on Haiti on the other hand, is so much of a fake cash machine for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and her subsidiaries, that once you have been on it for the first time, you may skip all future stops without feeling guilty. At least when you are like me.

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Celebrity Reflection | 7 Days Western Caribbean – Cozumel, Mexico

Turquoise waters, white sandy beaches and tropical island breezes? Join me on this 7 nights-cruise through the Western Caribbean aboard Celebrity Cruises´ Celebrity Reflection and visit exotic destinations such as Mexico, Grand Cayman, Jamaica and Haiti. Continue reading

Celebrity Cruises | MS Celebrity Reflection Ship Tour

Celebrity Reflection is the fifth and largest member of Celebrity Cruises´ highly popular Solstice class and entered service in 2012. She can accommodate up to 3046 passengers in state-of-the-art cabins and suites and carries the company´s Modern Luxury cruise experience to Europe during the Summer and the Caribbean during Winter season. After her inaugural Transatlantic crossing in November 2012, this was the second time onboard during a 7 night Western Caribbean itinerary. Come along and experience the ship´s stylish interiors on this photo ship tour and find out what I liked and disliked … Continue reading

Project EDGE | Celebrity plays the Copyright Card

With a whole new approach to their Modern Luxury branding and two new ships on order to revolutionize the upscale big ship cruising market from 2018 on, Celebrity Cruises moves closer and closer to the center of attention. Not much has yet been revealed nor confirmed by Celebrity publicly about the new class of ships. And while everyone, including me, is eager to find out what EDGE will actually look like outside and inside, much speculation about possible design concepts is thriving in online forums and cruise blogs around the world. Including mine. Continue reading

Celebrity Equinox | Speciality Dining

One of our top priorities when choosing for a cruise line is the gastronomical level onboard. Celebrity Cruises has always been on our preferred list for big ship cruising since we first sailed with the line in 2011. And even though we have seen some major cutbacks in this field over the last five years (no more sunday brunch, smaller portions in the main dining room, no more midnight fruit buffets on deck, no more Baked Alaska parade, etc), the Modern Luxury approach to ingredients, composition and quality of the onboard catering still remains on a very high level. Continue reading

Project EDGE | A short update on the cruise industry´s best kept secret

Just having returned from a beautiful Mediterranean cruise aboard Celebrity Equinox a few days ago (yes, there will be a blog post about this trip!), I could not miss out to gather any new information from the crew onboard concerning Celebrity Cruises´ well guarded secret Project EDGE. Continue reading

Project Edge | Taking Celebrity Cruises to new Heights?

IMPORTANT UPDATE: All image material had to be withdrawn from HideousJourneys.com by official demand. Please read my latest article! Softroom Ltd. is NO LONGER involved with Project EDGE (as of September 2016).

While Celebrity Cruises´ mother company Royal Caribbean International has thrown one new state-of-the-art cruise vessel after the other onto the market in the last couple of years, Royal´s fashionable deluxe cruise line Celebrity itself has inaugurated her last new-built (Celebrity Reflection) in 2012.

So more than time again to revolutionize the brand´s “Modern Luxury” experience with the introduction of the lines´ next generation ships, the so-called PROJECT EDGE. Continue reading