Catch Up on Cruising: Latest News in bite size!

Ahoy Fellow Cruisers

Welcome to this weeks edition of Catch Up on Cruising


Last week saw the introduction of Shelby the Turtle to Cruise Factors social media team, he began the week with a little laying down on the job enjoying a beverage on our blog about beverage packages. If you have always wondered if beverage packages are for you I would recommend that you head to the Cruise Factor blog and check it out, some great tips in there! Watch out for Shelby the Turtle next week and see what cruise adventures he will be getting up to!!



Celebrity Cruises 

They are calling it ‘The Celebrity Revolution’!! Celebrity have announced a US$500 million game-changer in the world of cruising. Beginning in 2019 and going through to 2023 Celebrity Cruises will be re-imagining its entire fleet of cruise ships. Celebrity Cruises plans to move all of its fleet up to the standard of their newest ship the Celebrity Edge.

“We launched THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION to do one thing – transform the way our guests experience the world. It began with the introduction of the industry-changing Celebrity Edge, and continued with the stunning Celebrity Flora,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises. “Our dedication to improving the way guests experience the world knows no bounds. We are taking our entire award-winning fleet to the edge and giving people the vacation they truly deserve.”

New sanctuary for suite class guests, Celebrity Edge










Tribute to the King!!

Don’t forget this fantastic cruise that will give you the opportunity to celebrate all things Elvis for three nights, on board Pacific Explorer. Cabins are selling fast for this ‘Tribute to the King‘ cruise. There will be themed parties, karaoke, trivia, a movie and concert marathon, the largest memorabilia collection at sea and of course a stellar line up of tribute artist, performers and legendary music sessions on the life of ‘the King’.

Fares from as little as $548 per person quad share in an inside cabin.



Rendering image of new Disney Cruise ship

Disney Cruise Line 

If you are a Disney fan but haven’t really thought about a Disney cruise now might be a great time to start thinking about one. With Disney announcing three new ships to be built between 2021 and 2023. It nearly doubles the current fleet which should excite all fans of everything Disney!! “We decided two ships wouldn’t be enough to hold all of the exciting new experiences we have been dreaming up to take family cruise vacations to a whole new level with immersive Disney storytelling, world-class family entertainment, and imaginative innovations that are fantastically fun and uniquely Disney,” Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts said.

Disney plans to keep the distinct Disney Cruise Line style but the new ships will feature innovation, new technologies and ingenuity from stem to stern. All three ships are planned to include approximately 1250 staterooms.


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