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What to Expect Your First Time on a Cruise

Find out what to expect your first time on a cruise, from preparing for your vacation to checking in and sailing away.

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Forward vs. Aft of a Ship: What’s the Difference?

Here’s everything you need to know about the forward and aft of a ship to help you choose the best stateroom for your needs.

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How to Make Your Cruise Even More Fun

Use these 12 savvy strategies to enjoy the most memorable and fun cruise experience on your next vacation at sea.

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9 Places to Go for New Year’s Eve to Ring in 2022

What better way to welcome 2022 than with an incredible trip to an awe-inspiring destination?

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8 Incredible Places to Spend Christmas on the Beach in 2021

Discover the best places to spend Christmas on the beach in 2021, where you'll lounge on pristine sands while spending quality time with your loved ones.

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14 Essential Cruise Packing Tips

A seasoned cruise journalist shares her best cruise packing tips.

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11 Ways to Enhance Your Cruise With the Celebrity Cruises App

With features like early check-in, safety drills, and pre-cruise planning, the Celebrity Cruises mobile app makes your cruise even more effortless.

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How to Plan an Amazing Family Reunion Cruise

Whether you’re planning a huge reunion with the extended family or a smaller gathering, here's a step-by-step guide to planning a family reunion cruise.

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Port Vs. Starboard: What Side of the Ship Is Best?

Here are helpful tips for choosing which side of the ship will suit you best.

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11 Expert Cruise Planning Tips

This list of expert cruise planning tips will help ensure that you leave your worries back on land when it comes time to pull out of port.

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How to Choose a Cruise Itinerary

Follow these steps to find the perfect cruise itinerary and start planning your dream cruise today.

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17 Invaluable Cruise Tips From a 20-Year Cruise Veteran

Whether you’re planning your maiden voyage or have already sailed the seven seas, these expert cruise tips will make your vacation even better.

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12 Thoughtful Cruise Gifts for the Cruiser in Your Life

Get the cruiser in your life the perfect present with these cruise gift ideas.

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The Only Cruise Packing List You’ll Ever Need

Our expert-compiled cruise packing list will make sure you’re the savviest sailor at sea—and the best dressed one, to boot.

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11 Extraordinary Places to Go for Your Birthday

Birthdays are a time to celebrate! Here are some romantic, exciting, and beautiful places to go for your birthday all around the world.

Cruise tips to make the most of your vacation

If you’re considering a cruise for your next vacation, you have a lot of questions. How do I plan a cruise? What happens on embarkation day? What Celebrity Cruises perks can I choose from? What should I wear on the ship? 

In addition to first-time cruise tips, we’ll cover topics that every cruiser can benefit from, like how to find last-minute cruise deals and when the best time to book is. 

When you set sail, our helpful team and your attentive stateroom attendant will be there to answer your questions and make you feel right at home. In the meantime, prepare for your cruise with these essentials. Cruise 101 class is now in session.