New in Cruising for 2020

Travel Tips

October 7, 2019


Here is what is new for 2020 from some of our cruise partners.



Celebrity Apex from Celebrity Cruises

The much anticipated Celebrity Apex℠, the second ship in Celebrity Cruises Edge® class series, will make her debut in the iconic Mediterranean beginning April 2020. She will then grace the waters of the sparkling Caribbean in November 2020. The Celebrity Apex℠ will feature the same innovative outward-facing design and visionary spaces of her equally stunning sister, Celebrity Edge®.


We were lucky enough to have several of our cruise advisors sail aboard the Celebrity Edge when she debuted and they can't wait for you to discover all this new ship has to offer such as; The Rooftop Garden - situated on the Resort Deck, this is the perfect place to relax with a good book, enjoy a meal from the Rooftop Garden Grill or listen to live musical performances. If you are into health and wellness The Spa on the Celebrity Apex is sure to meet all your needs. With many options beyond the typical aesthetic services, such as Salt Therapy rooms, Crystalarium, a Float Room and Turkish baths, along with a top notch gym offering all the equipment and classes you could want. Celebrity Cruises introduced the Infinite Veranda stateroom and all our advisors agreed it is an unique twist on your typical Verandah stateroom. And you must take a ride on the industry-first Magic CarpetSM, a great way to take in spectacular views.


These are just a few of the highlights we know you'll love about the Celebrity Apex.



Discovery At SEA Experiences with Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises has partnered with DiscoveryTM & Animal PlanetTM to bring the spirit of adventure through immersive activities and experiences to every Princess cruise that the whole family can share: from Discovery and Animal Planet shore excursions, to onboard activities featuring favorites like MythBusters and Shark Week to guided Stargazing on deck. You won't just see the world, you'll discover its wonders. Here are some of our recommended experiences!


Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour 
Experience the thrills of the Bering Sea from the sheltered waters of Alaska's Inside Passage aboard a crab fishing boat from the award-winning TV series "Deadliest Catch". You'll see amazing sea creatures and get hands-on experience while interacting with crabs, prawns, octopus and more: all designed to bring the world of the commercial fisherman to life.


Shark Week at SEA
Shark Week comes to life again Summer 2020! Inspired by Discovery's popular Shark Week, Princess has designed a variety of activities and games that will challenge adults and kids alike on the myths and interesting facts about sharks. Kids can make shark teeth necklaces, learn about animals, space and sharks through a variety of Discovery at Sea games and activities.


Style at Sea℠
What to pack, what to wear and how to look stylish are just a few of the many questions guests ask when preparing for a cruise vacation. With the help of TLC’s fashion experts, Style at Sea℠ will provide tips and tricks to help you feel and look your best while sailing.



A Perfect Day at Coco Cay with Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean Line recently perfected the private island experience with thrilling upgrades to their private island CocoCay - exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests — and expressly designed to redefine what you can do in a day. All the attractions and experiences at Perfect Day at CocoCay will be open for December 2019.


Most of the experiences at Perfect Day at CocoCay are complimentary, and there are plenty of free beach chairs and beachside activities — as well as five new complimentary dining venues located throughout the island. Other attractions, like Thrill Waterpark?, the Zip Line, and Up, Up and Away helium balloon, are available for a charge.


Interested in experiening Perfect Day at CocoCay? You can do this by sailing on short Caribbean escapes onboard Mariner of the Seas® and Navigator of the Seas®, or longer sailings onboard the game changing Oasis Class ships, Allure®, Harmony® and Symphony of the Seas?. And if you’re sailing from the Northeast, you’ll find plenty of options onboard Grandeur®, Adventure®, Anthem® and Oasis of the Seas®.



Culinary EXC Tours in partnership FOOD & WINE  from Holland America

The long-time partnership between Holland America Line and FOOD & WINE has delivered immersive culinary experiences for our guests for more than a dozen years. Now, this partnership has evolved into an exciting, engaging and ever-expanding selection of culinary-themed shore excursion tours that explore food, wine and culture in some of the world's most renowned gastronomic hot spots.


Some of our favourites include:

Barcelona, Spain -La Boqueria Market Cooking Experience

Livorno (Florence), Italy -Florence's La Menagere &  The Duomo

Reykjavick, Iceland - Distillery Tasting



The Great Barrier Reef with Crystal Endeavor

Uncover the underwater wonders of Australia’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef on this immersive journey. Discover a vast paradise of islands teeming with untouched wilderness and secret underwater worlds of colorful marine life and dancing corals.


About Crystal Endeavor

Exploring in all-suite, all-verandah comfort, a mere 200 guests will be hosted by Crystal’s award-winning staff, attentive butlers, and team of expedition and destination experts. Prepare for unrivaled discovery.  With only 200 guests on board you will enjoy exceptional service with one to one guest to staff ratio.



Ready to set sail?  Speak to your Vision Travel advisor today.


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