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RCI’s Grandeur of the Seas Completes Refurbishment

RCI’s Grandeur of the Seas Completes Refurbishment

Royal Caribbean International’s Grandeur of the Seas completed its €38 million refurbishment yesterday at the Navantia ship yard in Cadiz, Spain. The bow-to-stern revamp included the addition of five new dining venues, technological upgrades, a pool side LED screen, and a refresh of all furniture, carpet, upholstery and staterooms, as well as new entertainment offerings including spectacular aerial displays in its six-deck Centrum.

Grandeur of the Seas

In addition, the ship received a new Diamond Lounge for Crown & Anchor Society loyalty guests, a Concierge Lounge for suite guests and top-tier loyalty guests, and a Royal Babies and Tots Nursery, as well as a transformed Viking Crown Lounge.

Grandeur of the Seas will spend the summer offering a variety of Mediterranean itineraries from Venice, Italy and Provence, France.

Celebrity Cruises Extends Summer Sale

Meanwhile, Celebrity Cruises has extended its ‘Double Summer Savings’ campaign to the end of June. Consumers will have a choice of luxury summer holidays through peak periods that include a free double stateroom upgrade (from inside to balcony cabins) and heavily reduced prices.

Some of the savings available include:

  • 14-night Iceland Norwegian Fjords Cruise onboard Celebrity Eclipse (departing Southampton, UK) from €1,225pp in July 2012 includes a free upgrade from an interior to a balcony stateroom. Fly/Cruise prices with reduced-cost return flights available from €1,449 (Dublin) and €1,515 Cork and Shannon
  • 11-night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise onboard Celebrity Equinox (departing Rome/Civitavecchia, Italy) from €915pp (cruise only) in July 2012 includes a free upgrade from an interior to a balcony stateroom. Fly/Cruise prices with reduced-cost return Dublin flights available from €1,485
  • 12-night Mediterranean Venice Cruise onboard Celebrity Solstice (departing Barcelona, Spain) from €1,100pp (cruise only) in August 2012 includes a free upgrade from interior to a balcony stateroom. Fly/Cruise prices with reduced-cost return Dublin flights available from €1,440
  • 11-night Italy and Croatia Cruise onboard Celebrity Silhouette (departing Venice, Italy and ending in Rome/Civitavecchia) from €749pp in October 2012 includes a free upgrade from an interior to a balcony stateroom. Fly/Cruise prices with reduced-cost return Dublin flights available from €1,159.
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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

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