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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Celebrity Introduces Specialty Dining Package Program

Celebrity Cruises wants its guests to spend more of their time enjoying their vacation on its luxurious ships, and less time arranging the details of what they are going to do onboard. Following the success of its award-winning beverage package program, Celebrity has added new flavor to its packaging strategy by introducing a new specialty dining package program aimed at offering vacationers a simple way to explore fresh tastes while at sea.

“Individual Dining Packages,” which are offered at a single, per-person price for either three or five specialty restaurant visits, are a simple way for vacationers to bring a variety of high-end culinary experiences into their trip.

Three Wine and Dine packages, designed for parties of two, are also available. The Savor Package includes three dining reservations per couple and three bottles of wine. The Gourmand package includes five dining reservations per couple and three bottles of wine. The Bacchus Package offers five dining reservations per couple and five bottles of wine. Because the line-up of specialty restaurants varies by ship, the specific offerings within the packages also vary by ship. Wine selections included in the packages were pre-selected by the Celebrity team of wine experts to offer wines from a vast array of international varietals and styles, to complement Celebrity’s award-winning cuisine.

Princess Cruises Passengers Can Connect with Fellow Travelers with New Princess Roll Call

Princess Cruises has debuted a new Princess Roll Call section on its Facebook page enabling passengers on each sailing to connect with each other before and after their cruise. This special feature is designed to give Facebook users a way to meet fellow passengers, ask each other for advice, organize get-togethers and share the excitement leading up to a cruise and the memories afterward.

The Princess Cruises Roll Call is organized by ship and date, making it easy to find a specific sailing. Upcoming Princess sailings through December 2011 are currently available in the system, and sailings through spring 2013 will be added shortly. Once passengers indicate that they are joining that voyage, they can leave comments or ask questions of fellow cruisers.

Each sailing's page will continue to be available after the voyage, so passengers can keep in touch and share stories and photos once they return home.

Passengers will be able to easily find their voyage's Roll Call page with direct links provided in their booking confirmation, in pre-cruise emails and in their Cruise Personalizer.

The Princess Roll Call can be reached by logging onto Princess' Facebook page at and clicking on the "Roll Call" tab on the left.