Friday, July 15, 2011

Celebrity Cruises’ New Celebrity Silhouette Expands “Shopportunities”

Like you, Cruise Diva enjoys spending some of her time at sea indulging in a bit of leisurely shopping. Whether I buy anything or not is irrelevant—it’s the browsing and discovery of new products, as well as the re-discovery of old favorites, that I relish.

Celebrity Cruises seems to have read my mind in their quest to present an innovative onboard shopping atmosphere that makes my cruises more special. So I was pleased to learn that a shopping experience I was first introduced to on Silversea Cruises' fleet nearly a decade ago—and that has sadly disappeared from their ships—is making an appearance on Celebrity Silhouette. When the line’s newest ship sets sail from Hamburg, Germany on July 23rd, its inviting shopping “boulevard” will introduce a boutique dedicated to one of the world’s leading luxury brands: Bulgari.

“Our guests tend to appreciate products that are luxurious and sophisticated, with a modern, contemporary flair, and Bulgari is renowned for consistently delivering that,” said Celebrity’s Senior VP of Hotel Operations Lisa Lutoff-Perlo. “This brand’s recognized commitment to innovative design, style and quality makes it an ideal fit with the Celebrity Cruises product and experience.”

Across its product portfolio of jewelry, watches, accessories, fragrances and more, Bulgari has long been admired for its bold, sophisticated style, meticulous craftsmanship, and unique design. The Bulgari boutique on Celebrity Silhouette will present a wide variety of exceptional jewelry, watches, and sunglasses. I only hope they also carry my all time favorite fragrance (pictured here).

Among the other brands to be found in the plethora of shops onboard Celebrity Silhouette will be Mad Bags, whose handbags are created from textiles such as eco-friendly bamboo, animal-friendly leathers, and hand-woven taffeta silks; Soybu, which blends eco-friendly fibers into the soft, vibrantly colored fabrics of its women’s performance apparel; Eileen Fisher, well-known for apparel boasting a sophisticated, easy elegance; the legendary Tommy Bahama brand of resort apparel; Calypso St. Barth’s, with a self-proclaimed no-fuss approach to chic resort-wear; Mar Y Sol, which creates authentic, handmade accessories using natural materials from Madagascar’s precious forests; Big Buddha, which made its mark through the pop hardware and vibrant colors of its bags and shoes; and La Regale, a leader in special occasion handbags.

Additionally, Celebrity Silhouette will offer an expanded selection of watches, including a boutique space dedicated to the Omega line, in addition to models from Chopard, Fendi Crazy Carats, Longines, Michele, Tag Heuer, and Tissot. Hip sunglasses from category leaders Maui Jim, Oakley, and Ray-Ban will be featured and Celebrity’s private label “Blue Collection” sportswear will be expanded on Celebrity Silhouette. Celebrity Silhouette’s array of cosmetics will include leading brands. Also look for a variety of ethnic gifts and merchandise reflective of the communities and cultures in which the ship is sailing. For more information, visit Celebrity Cruises online.

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