The Cruise Examiner for 1st August 2011: Why Some European Cruise Lines Now Avoid America – Other Cruise News: On Board Drinks Prices in 1983 – The New Celebrity Silhouette
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THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com
by Kevin Griffin
Why Some European Cruise Lines Now Avoid America – Other Cruise News: On Board Drinks Prices in 1983 – The New Celebrity Silhouette
In the wake of the bureaucratic processing some “foreign” cruise ships have been receiving from the US Department of Homeland Security in recent years, several European-based operators of small to medium-size tonnage have started to avoid making calls in US ports. Now, after the 7-hour delay incurred by P&O’s Arcadia in Los Angeles in late May, we have a look at the situation in a bit more detail as it has affected other operators. On a lighter note, we look at shipboard drink prices in 1983 compared to today. And how the $1.60 Martini became $10 (or more). We also look at the latest changes to Celebrity Cruises’ “Solstice” class, as introduced by the Celebrity Silhouette, christened in Hamburg last week. These include The Lawn Grill, The Porch, The Art Studio and the new Alcoves.