Are these cruise ships really seven of the world’s great places to visit?

I thought our readers would enjoy this article written by Rosemary McClure that originally appeared in the LA Times. By Rosemary McClure If you’re a fan of cruising, new ships keep rolling out with bigger and better amenities. But would you include any on a list of the world’s greatest places? Time magazine did. It named seven ships in its second annual list of 100 Great Places to Visit last week. Ships such as Norwegian Joy, which frequently …

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Tendering Smartly From the Edge, Questioning Cell Phone Privacy, Tagging Aliens and Robots (Maybe Spouses) With a Laser

The Celebrity Edge, with tangerine track on the side to slide the Magic Carpet. Photo courtesy of David G. Molyneaux

In the new cruise world of instant gratification from your cell phone or other techy hardware at sea, don’t forget that someone, somewhere, may be watching. Such is the case when you allow an app on your smart phone to send and receive information. Many of the new cruise ships are moving swiftly in this direction. No problem, unless you prefer to keep your whereabouts private. The possibility of a need to retreat alone or to hide …

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Malala Yousafzai christens Celebrity’s newest ship, the Edge, in an inspirational ceremony

When the Celebrity Edge was introduced to the cruising world last month it touted lots of new features…a big orange thing-a-ma-jig called the Magic Carpet which goes up and down the side of the ship, a huge multi-story, multiuse room full of plants called Eden and a prow unlike any other. But all that aside, the most impressive thing that Celebrity Cruises did is pick a most unusual godmother to christen its newest creation. For those who …

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In a food fight among premium cruise lines, Celebrity seeks an Edge

In a darkened room at a restaurant table set with empty, shiny white dinner plates, a little man about the size of my thumb suddenly appears plate-side to prepare dessert. He is accompanied by a miniature sled, spoon, and igloo. At each place on the table, the animated little man in red scarf and chef’s hat heaves a scoop of ice cream, flips berries with his spoon, shoots chocolate sauce from a firehose, and lights a celebratory …

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With a single cut of steel, Celebrity Cruises has the Edge

The next generation of cruise ships moves from concept to construction today, as the first piece of steel is cut at the STX France shipyard for Celebrity Cruises’ newest — and boldest — ship. The ship will be called “Celebrity Edge,” befitting the many daring design advances and innovations of Celebrity’s first new ship class since 2008. The modern luxury cruise line is also announcing today the name of Edge’s sister ship, “Celebrity Beyond,” signaling the incredible experience …

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