Cruise Travel May/June 2019

Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship, easily recognizable by the stunning orange platform that moves up and down her starboard side, commands the cover of our May/June issue. Edgy to say the least, the 2,918-passenger Celebrity Edge, with her visionary design and boatload of fresh features, represents the line’s first new ship series since the Solstice class made its debut in 2008.

Our report on U River Cruises, another bold development, tells millennials and the young at heart what they can expect on European calm-water sailings that defy the norms. “Happily Adrift in Northern Vietnam” describes an exotic river trip that visits Halong Bay and backwater villages. Readers will also be transported to Turkey and Peru in this issue.

Closer to home, UnCruise Adventures’ “Rivers of Wine and Culinary” itinerary, a journey on the Columbia and Snake rivers in Oregon and Washington, will appeal to foodies, as will our overview of shipboard Italian restaurants, appropriately titled “Buon Appetito!”

Rounding out the May/June issue, ship aficionado Allan E. Jordan takes a look back the tradition of weddings at sea and, in a company profile piece, chronicles the story of ever-popular Norwegian Cruise Line.

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