Celebrity to Offer New Musical, Gaming Experiences Aboard Christmas Cruises

Celebrity CruisesCaribbean Christmas sailings are offering new performances and programs to appeal to all ages. 

Together with Nite Raiders Entertainment in Las Vegas, Celebrity will premiere on its Caribbean Christmas cruises “Finalists at Sea,” a series of concerts, Q&A sessions and autograph signings by finalists of past seasons of the television show, American Idol.

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Two artists will perform on each sailing. The lineup includes:
·        Singer and musician Bo Bice, runner-up in the fourth season of American Idol
·        Singer, actress and TV hostess Kimberly Caldwell, seventh-place finalist in season two, who released her debut album, Without Regret, in 2011
·        Melinda Doolittle, third-place finalist in season six, and previously backup singerfor a series of top artists 
·        Vocalist Matt Giraud, whose performance of ‘My Funny Valentine’ landed him a fifth-place finish in season eight, followed by appearances on numerous talk shows 
·        Singer Mikalah Gordon, a finalist on the show’s fourth season, who went on to record and landed appearances on several national TV shows
·        Blake Lewis, singer-songwriter and beatboxer who was first runner-up in season six, and whose debut album, Audio Day Dream/A.D.D., was released through 19 Recordings/Arista Records
·        Elliot Yamin, who placed third in season five and whose self-titled album debuted at number one on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and number three on the Billboard 200

In addition to performances, Celebrity’s Caribbean Christmas cruises will allow kids and adults alike to be among the first to experience the new Xbox One through Celebrity’s exclusive partnership with Xbox. The new all-in-one gaming and entertainment system will allow guests to play the new game “Forza Motorsport 5.”

And, from now through Oct. 6, 2013, Celebrity is giving a special offer to guests who book these exceptional sailings: For guests booking Celebrity’s suite accommodations, kids or additional (third or fourth) guests sail free. When booking veranda accommodations, kids or additional guests sail for $49 per day, per person. Additionally, the offer can be combined with Celebrity’s “Pick Your Perk” event, allowing guests to choose one of four offers.

Celebrity Cruises’ 2013 Caribbean Christmas sailings include:
·        14-night Exotic Southern Caribbean cruise on Celebrity Eclipse departing December 14, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
·        10-night Ultimate Caribbean cruise on Celebrity Equinox departing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale Dec. 20
·        Seven-night Caribbean Holiday Getaway cruise on Celebrity Reflection departing roundtrip from Miami, Fla., Dec. 21
·        Seven-nightSouthern Caribbean cruise on Celebrity Summit departing roundtrip from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dec. 21
·        Seven-nightEastern Caribbean cruise on Celebrity Silhouette departing roundtripfrom Fort Lauderdale Dec. 22
·        Five-night Western Caribbean cruise on Celebrity Constellation departing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale Dec. 23

For more information, visit www.celebritycruises.com.

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