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Details on current Cruise Line Sales

[tweetmeme source=”cruisesource” only_single=false “http://cruisesource.us/2010/09/15/cruisesales/”%5DMany of the major Cruise Lines are attempting to move their remaining 2010 inventory and get a jumpstart on 2011 with some big sales this week. Norwegian, Celebrity, Princess, and Holland America have Cruise Sales running this week. Below are the details for NCL, Celebrity, and Princess sales. It was tough to get the sales to display properly on the blog… click on links for details for each sale. The Celebrity Cruises Buy One Get one Half-Off is a very strong sale!

NCL Dash Sale September 14th-17th

The NCL Dash Sale applies to sailings 3-days and longer. On Board Credit is based on category and length of cruise; see the chart below for details. This offer CAN be combined with other offer to get additional On Board Credits but group rates do not apply. To combine; you must book using the PGDASH rate code.
Reduced Deposit is 50% off the standard deposit. Reduced Deposit does not apply to Courtyard Villas (Categories A3,A4,A6,S4,S5), Courtyard Penthouses (Category A7), Owner’s Suites (Categories AA,A2,A5,S2,S3), Spa Suite (Category S9), and Penthouse with Balcony (Category S6).

On Board Credit Per Stateroom
                                 Studio Inside Oceanvie Balcony Mini-Suite Suite Garden Villa
3- 5 Day sailings $7.50   $15        $20        $40               $50         $75         $100
6+ Day sailings $12.50   $25       $50         $75             $100       $150        $250

Celebrity BOGO Sale 9/10-9/17
Booking window: 7 days 9/10/10 through 9/17/10
* Applies to NEW BOOKINGS made during this time frame only
• Rates will be unrestricted LAF rates
• Not applicable to groups BOGO 1/2 off the 2nd guest
• Capacity limit of 20 staterooms per sailing (some sailings we allow more bookings based on need)
• Cannot use Resident Rates/ or Senior Citizen Promo codes for this offer.

Promotion Codes: Price programs will begin with BOGOxxx
Applicable Products and Starting from Rates:

Buy One Get one half off

Princess 3-Day Sale September 15-17th up to $100 Onboard Credit

Winter/Spring 2011 to the Caribbean and Panama Canal
Must book by 9/17/2010
Use Promo Code: R3S

Stateroom category 6- to 9-day cruises 10+ day cruises
Interior/oceanview staterooms $25 per stateroom $50 per stateroom
Balcony staterooms and above $50 per stateroom $100 per stateroom



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Champagne Living on a Budget? Checkout the Celebrity Solstice

My Good Twitter Friend @zipporahs, the blogger at ChampagneLiving.net sent me a quick tweet asking if I knew of any hot deal for her readers. Her readers are looking for ways to live the high-life on the cheap. I’m sure there are plenty of people who are used to living the Champagne Lifestyle but due to the great recession they are unable or choose not too. Thanks to Celebrity Cruise Line increasing their capacity in the Caribbean by 71% with the addition of the brand new Celebrity Solstice… getting pampered and enjoying some of the most delicious food and drinks at sea is very affordable (dare I say Cheap) on the Celebrity Solstice. The Celebrity Solstice was the perfect match for the Champagne Living Blog, so I sent @zipporahs a tweet with a link to the deal. She loved it! Check out Zippy’s blog post describing the awesome value of the current Celebrity Solstice Balcony Deal that ends on April 11th, 2010. The Deal Basics: $799 Balcony Cabins with $100 Spending Money plus FREE Gratuities ($150 Value).

Full Disclosure, I am sailing on the Celebrity Solstice on 4/4. I did not pay for the cabin, but I am paying for everything else.. I truly believe the Balcony Deal is the best deal in cruising today… if you disagree, please leave a comment… My readers would love to be turned on to a better deal!

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Celebrity Solstice, Family Cruise

Life is better when you have a cruise vacation to look forward too.  Over the past couple of weeks, while working long hours I kept pushing myself because in a few weeks I’ll be able to relax while cruising the Caribbean with my Family.  Well those few weeks flew by and that time to relax is almost here!!  We depart on April 4th, 2010 on the Celebrity Solstice

I was thoroughly impressed with my first Celebrity Cruise Line experience in November 2009 sailing on the Celebrity Century.  The Century is one of Celebrity’s oldest vessels, but thanks to recently being refurbished the Century is in excellent condition.   More important than the hardware, experiencing the Celebrity treatment in the quality of the service and food for the first time is what made the cruise standout from my other cruise vacations. 

Celebrity is a premium cruise line offering Food and Service a notch better than some of the other cruise lines.  Traditionally, Celebrity’s average age has been slightly older than the other Cruise Lines due to the entertainment, service, length of cruises, and price being more geared to an older and affluent clientele.   With the introduction of the new innovative Celebrity Solstice, they’ve supposedly knocked 10 yrs off of the average age of their passengers.    

We’ll see… my wife is 27, I’m 35, and my son is 8 and we’ll notice if we are one of a few families on the ship. This is my son’s first cruise and I have to be honest…  For 3 years he’s had to stay at home while we’ve cruised Hawaii, Italy, the Caribbean, and Mexico.  I want this cruise to be very special for him and I probably wouldn’t have taken him on any other class of Celebrity Cruise Ship for his first cruise.  He’s pretty wild, full of energy, and I’m sure he would have gotten bored on some of the other Celebrity Ships.   He’s watched all of my videos from the Oasis of the Seas, so he knows that some ships offer tons to do for kids.  He’s very excited to play on the grass lawn on the Celebrity Solstice… he wants to find out if they have to mow it.

Grass Lawn on the Celebrity Solstice

The Week of April 4th, I’ll be posting daily here on CruiseSource.us from the Celebrity Solstice.   As always, I will be live-Tweeting from the ship and posting pictures on Flickr.   If you thought about taking your family on the Celebrity Solstice, Equinox, or Eclipse follow along by subscribing to the blog or following @cruisesource on Twitter!

Happy Sailing ~ Rich Tucker


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Next Cruise: Celebrity Solstice

I’m getting excited as our next cruise is just around the corner. Last December, I experienced the Celebrity Treatment for the first time. On the Celebrity Century, I seriously felt the Celebrity difference in the high quality of their food & service. The Celebrity Century is an older, medium sized ship in the Celebrity fleet. Celebrity Century had recently undergone a refurbishment and I was very pleased with all aspects of the onboard experience.

Celebrity Century in Jamaica, 12.14.09

Celebrity Century in Jamaica, 12.14.09

We’re taking the Celebrity Experience to the next level. The first week in April, Jess and I are taking our 8 year old son on his first cruise. We will be Cruising 7-nights to St. Kitts, San Juan, and St. Maarten on the Brand New Celebrity Solstice. The Solstice Class of ship is much larger than the other ships in the Celebrity Fleet. The Solstice has many innovative design features including the first grass lawn at sea. The Solstice has been describe to me as a floating W Hotel. Although the Celebrity Solstice is a Premium Cruise Ship, thanks to the recession the Solstice is not fetching a premium price tag. In April and May you can sail 7-nights from Ft. Lauderdale on the Celebrity Solstice starting at only $599! The best value is actually on the Balcony Cabins thanks to freebies.

Balcony Cabins start at $799 with a $50 Onboard Credit and CruiseDeals.com is paying for your Gratuities ($150 value) must book by February 28th, 2010.

Let me know in the comments if you will be joining us on the April 4th, Celebrity Solstice. I’ll buy your first Fruity Adult Beverage! ~ Happy Sailing Rich Tucker

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Celebrity Century Day 4

I met Ryan, one of my best friends through high school and college, at the Miami airport before heading over to the Celebrity Century. Ryan is a first-time cruiser. I’ve been on many cruises over the past few years, so I occasionally forget the awe of getting on a cruise ship for the first time. The Celebrity Century is a medium-sized vessel which is dwarfed in size when compared to the new massive cruise ships. But to the first-time cruiser, touring a ship for the first-time gets reactions like “Man this Awesome” or “I didn’t realize ships had all this”. It’s always refreshing to get the opportunity to see the cruise experience through a first-timers’ eyes.

Celebrity Century in Jamaica, 12.14.09

Celebrity Century in Jamaica, 12.14.09

This is my first Celebrity Cruise Line experience and I had high expectations for the food and service as I’ve been told for years that Celebrity is noticeably different in those areas. We arrived to the Celebrity Century at 12:15 PM and we headed straight to the Buffet. At the lunch buffet, we found an excellent pasta bar where there are 20+ fresh ingredients to choose from. Even with high-expectations, I was really surprised by the quality of the buffet food. I noticed small differences like a nice cloth covering on the trays and the food at the buffet is protected better because all items are covered by more glass which keeps everything more sanitary. Throughout the entire cruise we did not run into lines at the buffet which is wonderful. And yes the ship was sold out.

Although the price of the Celebrity Century is selling for as low as $295 pp for 5-nights in January and December, Celebrity is not skimping on its product. Two examples of how they are not cutting back on the amenities are that they’re continuing to run the all-you-can-eat Sushi Bar every night and the Ice Cream bar during the day. Both are included for the price to get on the Celebrity Century and on some other lines come with an extra charge.

Conference at Sea
Not all fun and games. I am on the Celebrity Century to teach some Travel Leaders agents about Social Media. This is the 2nd conference at sea that I have been to in the last month. The value is unbeatable by land based conferences thanks to having everything included in one price. The Sea days are the perfect opportunity to have educational based sessions. The networking and relationship building is amazing at a Conference at Sea.

Blog Posts coming Soon:
Jamaica – Dunns River Falls & Cayoba Gardens
Grand Cayman – Stingray City & Snorkeling
Above and Beyond Service – Celebrity Century.


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Celebrity Century 5nt. Cruise to Jamaica & Grand Cayman

I’m in the airport getting ready to head to Miami for the 8th time this year. Those of you who have been following along know I have had a blessed year. Jess and I cruised 7-nights around Hawaii on the Pride of America. I was one of the first on the Oasis of the Seas for a 2 night inaugural sailing. I’ve toured 4 Carnival ships including the Carnival Liberty and Carnival Freedom. And my personal favorite, I was the lead organizer of the 1st Annual Social Fresh Cruise which is the Premier Social Media Conference at Sea.

Today, I’ll be boarding the Celebrity Century for a 5-night cruise with stops in Jamaica and Grand Cayman. This will be my first Celebrity Cruise Line experience so I am very excited. In full disclosure, this is a work trip. I will be teaching a Social Media class to other Travel Professionals. So, I am not paying for the trip, but it is in not what I would consider free as I will hopefully be earning my keep.

While in Jamaica we will be doing the Dunn’s River Falls tour and in Grand Cayman we will be swimming with the Stingrays at Stingray Island. Grand Cayman is a new Island for me and I hear it is beautiful. I will be posting videos on the CruiseSource TV Channel on YouTube. Follow along to see the Celebrity Century for yourself. If the videos get you excited about trying the Celebrity Century for yourself, I have good news: In January and February 2010 you can sail on the 5 star Celebrity Century for 5-nights for only $295 per person.

Jumping on the plane now! Please forgive any grammar or typos I did not have time to edit. ~ Happy Sailing ~ Rich Tucker

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Win A Free 2010 Cruise on Twitter or Facebook – Fee Ninja

How to Win a Free Cruise in 3 easy steps! The CruiseDeals.com Fee Ninja is now on Twitter. This is exciting news because between now and October 8, 2009 the Fee Ninja is giving away a 2010 7nt. Celebrity Cruise for two to Alaska, Europe, Caribbean, or Bermuda.

3 Easy Steps to winning a 7nt. Cruise on a Premium Cruise Line on Twitter:

Step 1:
Copy and Tweet This Message on Twitter: “ I’m a #FeeNinja In the Cruisedeals.com 7nt. Free #Cruise Contest details: http://bit.ly/FeeNinja

Step 2:
Follow the Protected @FeeNinja account on Twitter. –

Step 3:
Be the First Caller when the Fee Ninja Tweets to call in now and gives the Secret Phone Number and you will win the 7nt. 2010 Cruise for 2 on Celebrity Cruise Line.

The Fee Ninja’s original status update will be on Facebook, with the RSS Feed the Fee Ninja Twitter Status is updated automatically. If you are trying to win the Free Cruise, you can now follow along on FaceBook or Twitter.


CruiseDeals.com appreciates you becoming a ‘Fee Ninja’ and helping raise awareness that CruiseDeals.com is the only company who is protecting their clients from future Cruise Line Fuel Surcharges. To Learn More about the CruiseDeals.com Fuel Surcharge Guarantee and the Fee Ninja please click here.

At all Skeptical? Don’t be! Read the Review from @Toryn of her 4nt. Bahamas Cruise that she won in our last Free Cruise Give Away!

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Terms & Conditions:
The winner must be 21 years of age or older at time of contest. CruiseDeals.com employees, independent contractors and their families are prohibited. This cruise does not include government taxes & fees, transportation, transfers or items of a personal nature such as shore excursions, beverages, gratuities, photographs, medical services. All necessary travel requirements, including documentation, are the sole responsibility of the winner. All the rules that apply to guests purchasing a cruise apply to the cruise winner, including the terms and conditions listed in the brochures and Cruise Ticket Contract. Winner may be contacted for alternative dates. This program is capacity controlled and certain blackout dates may apply.  No purchase necessary. Prize is not transferable and is not redeemable for cash. Some restrictions apply. Winner’s name will be published on this website in the future. By entering, winner consents to use of names and likenesses for promotional purpose without additional compensation. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.


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