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Voyages Cruise Guide – What’s Inside:
Voyages by U.S. Tours presents its annual guide to cruise opportunities on the oceans and rivers of the world. This new division of respected operator U.S. Tours aims to become “group cruise central” for professional tour planners. In the guide, profiles of 8 partner lines provide highlights of each cruise company and suggested voyages. From beginning to end, Voyages by U.S. Tours handles all the details of planning a cruise, including collecting deposits and final payments, coordinating schedules, getting documents, arranging for special side trips and just going to bat for you should a problem arise. Its dedicated group department also can offer complimentary meeting space on the ship if needed and coordinate any special events you might wish to include.
▸ Fleet Size
Operates 11 cruise ships in three classes: Millennium (2,200 passengers); Solstice (2,850 passengers); and Edge (2,900 passengers); plus a new luxury ship (100 passengers) and a second smaller ship in the Galapagos.
Alaska, Asia, Australia, Bermuda, Canada/New England, Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, Panama Canal, South America and the Galapagos, with cruises ranging between two and 17 nights.
▸ Discernible Differences
Celebrity Cruises operates mid-sized ships featuring casual and sophisticated dining experiences and unique designs. Accommodations include dedicated spa and concierge cabins and suites as well as standard cabins. There is a broad range of onboard programming, including health and wellness and activities for children and families.
▸ Group Policies
Celebrity Cruises has two group programs created to provide flexibility based upon marketing strategies. Groups generally range in size from eight to 50 cabins (for larger meetings and charters). Group services include a dedicated concierge, flexible payments, rewards, dining and shore excursions.
▸ What’s New
Second new ship in the Edge class is being introduced in 2020, while a $500 million revitalization is underway for existing ships. New programs include dining partnership with Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud and entertainment by the American Ballet Theatre. Also new: cruises departing from Tampa.
▸ Awards Won
Recognized in 2019 as Best Cruise Line Alaska in TravelAge West Magazine’s WAVE Awards as well as for the second consecutive year in 2019 as Best Cruise Line Southern Caribbean in Cruise Critic’s Cruisers’ Choice Awards. New Celebrity Edge was recently recognized in Time Magazine’s World’s Greatest Places.
▸ Suggested Voyages
Voyages by U.S. Tours has secured space on the Celebrity Equinox in February 2021 sailing into New Orleans for Mardi Gras. This cruise features two nights in New Orleans, reserved balcony seating at a Mardi Gras parade! Knock this off of your bucket list and reserve your group today before it’s too late.