Best Cruise Ships of 2012

Posted: May 18, 2013 in Uncategorized


Mother of All Luxury Liners: ‘Celebrity Solstice’

Is picking the top ships of the year more of an art or a science? Is it a matter of quantifiable parameters, or is it more gut instinct?

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Celebrity has it all, Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Solstice departed Sydney last Monday (8 April) bound for Honolulu, she has just completed her biggest cruise season yet.

Although I have not had the pleasure of sailing on this vessel, I have spent many hours on board and without a doubt, Australians love her sophisticated style. As the newest and most contemporary ship based in the region, Celebrity Solstice has redefined cruising from Australia.  She carried a wide range of guests from across the globe, with 45 per cent of guests coming from Australia and New Zealand,” said Gavin Smith, regional vice president and managing director of Celebrity Cruises Australia.

The maiden season for the newest superliner to be based in Australia featured 12 sailings that ranged from one to 18-night cruises and called at 28 ports in seven countries. The recently refurbished Celebrity Millennium also stopped in Sydney for a brief…

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The Travel Review

Celebrity Solstice bid farewell to Sydney yesterday following a stellar season for Celebrity Cruises in Australia.

Carrying over 38,500-passengers with sister ship Celebrity Millennium during her inaugural season Down Under, Solstice offered 12 sailings ranging from one- to 18- night cruises calling into 28 ports in seven countries and will now take her fresh green grass across the South Pacific to Honolulu ahead of a maiden season in Alaska.

45 percent of passengers during her maiden season derived from Australia and New Zealand, with Celebrity Cruises regional vice president and managing director Gavin Smith highlighting that each average turnaround of passengers meant an estimated contribution of AUD$8 million to the Australian economy.

Celebrity Solstice will return to Australia on 23 October 2013 where she will sail on 16 voyages taking in more of the South Pacific.

“Bookings for the 2013-2014 summer season have already commenced in earnest and, based on…

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Take an onboard tour of the Celebrity Silhouette! Then join us…..

On a special departure fundraising cruise to benefit Free The Girls, an organization devoted to helping victims of human trafficking. We depart from Fort Lauderdale on February 23, 2014 for seven nights on a western Caribbean itinerary aboard the Celebrity Silhouette. Here is your home away from home as she cruises the waters of the Caribbean. Picture yourself here!

The first thing I saw onboard was a beautiful tree growing in the atrium. Elevators surround this beautiful chrome and glass area. A fully-stocked library is opposite.

The grand staircase echoed the modern luxury theme of Celebrity Cruise Lines. Beautiful!

Celebrity Solstice ships have an upper deck area called “The Lawn Club.” A grassy area with rental cabanas and a grill restaurant highlight this area.

The pool area (this is the adults-only pool) is on the upper deck, too.

Not to leave the…

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Posted: May 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

Celebrity Solstice - Ugene Tan 215Last week, Rhapsody of the Seas departed Sydney for the last time this season, marking the official end to Australia’s summer cruise season and wrapping up a season full of superlatives for Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises – bigger, grander, more beautiful and more popular than ever before.   Australians enjoyed the biggest and most innovative ships ever to be homeported here with many features never before seen in the region – such as ice skating on Voyager of the Seas – as well as a real life lawn on Celebrity Solstice, said to be the newest and most stylish superliner based down under.

In all, the Roral Caribbean   cruise company had five ships from two cruise lines in Australia for the summer, carrying 170,000 guests – nearly twice as many as the previous season.  With three ships sailing in the region, Royal Caribbean International became the largest cruise line in…

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It’s that time for rounding up Double Black Diamond’s group tour prospects.

Your group can definitely benefit form the privileges that only a friend can work up for you and your group! 

As good as it get with highlight tours from Celebrity Cruise focus is to put your money to the top of the line lavished lifestyle. You really deserve it! After all, friend, this is your life we are talking about.

Double Black Diamond Travel will be hosting group tours exclusively concentrating on Celebrity Cruises as well as Royal Caribbean and Azamara Club packages.

 Embrace the best and have one of the best agencies to work for you like a friend. 

Here are a few goodies you’ll be impressed to know and this is more than you can have it your way kind of venture.


On board experience

Specialty Suites & Statements


1. Suites    2. AquaClass    3. Concierge 

On Board Activities

-Solarium (adults only)

-The shape and size of glass impacts your perception of wine

-Internet @iLounge feat Macbook Pro

-Learn cooking techniques in chef-led demos

AquaSpa & Fitness Center

Celebrity NightLife / Entertainment

Bar/ Lounges

Production Shows

Live music


Fortune Casino

Duty-free tax free shopping

Oh yes indeed! . . . Dining packages are available!

Got a younger crowd of tailgaters coming along? 

Celebrity offers for the youngster travelers . . .

Youth Programs (these are just a few to name)

X Club

Fun Factory

VIP passes for Kids



Double Black Diamond can help you with your special occasion, because we will work closely with the Celebrity Cruise experts who will assist  from start to finish every detail your dream venture can handle and then some!!! 

_ Custom Wedding Packages with option to have a wedding on board OR in a special land destination!

_Birthday Celebrations, Honeymoon Creations, and Anniversary Celebrations, too

Nothing’s too difficult to handle for you my friend.

To add to the touch how about having those special dining experiences whether it is a private reception, private buffet, cocktail parties, specialty desserts and wedding cakes! Oh well…let’s go all out and add spa treatment arrangements for your entire group!

For a more in depth consultation to qualify you and your group for you special occasion, 

write all your quest down, visit our website, and most definitely contact us!