Celebrity Ships Turn Up The Dial On Amenities

Croix, a gaming, golf and gastronomic getaway; St. Maarten, with its 37 white-sand beaches; San Juan, the oldest city on U.S. territory; and Celebritys private island stop, Labadee. Located on the north coast of Haiti, it is surrounded by mountains, beaches and lush foliage. Two nine-night cruises (starting at $999 for an inside cabin and ranging from $1,399 for a veranda to $2,199 for a suite) and one eight-night cruise ($899 for an inside cabin, $1,249 for a veranda and $2,099 for a suite) sailing from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will depart Nov. 29, Dec. 13 and Jan. 16. While Celebrity certainly knows how to cater to experienced cruisers who expect high-end travel options, there are also more affordable alternatives. A three-day Bahamian cruise aboard the Celebrity Constellation departing in January, for example, travels from Fort Lauderdale to Cococay, Bahamas, on to Nassau, Bahamas, and then returning to its home port all starting at $249. A veranda stateroom for this cruise is $399, and splurging on a suite is $799. Upon arrival in port, visitors may very well just ask a taxi driver where the action is.

Celebrity Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr. Brings Tips For Kidney-Friendly Foods and Football Tailgating to Houston

Brings Tips For Kidney-Friendly Foods and Football Tailgating to Houston By Business Wire October 17, 2013 | Comments (0) Celebrity Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr. , host of Food Networks cooking show Big Daddys House , are bringing the flavor of bold to Houston on Tuesday, Oct. 22. With more than 32,000 dialysis patients in Texas and football season in full swing, McCargo will visit Houston as part of a five-city, cross-country tour to meet with dialysis patients and their families and tell them about kidney-friendly tailgating foods that are affordable, easy to make and enjoyable for the entire family. An estimated 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD), which is a progressive, usually permanent loss of kidney function. When CKD leads to kidney failure, the only treatments are a kidney transplant or dialysis, a filtering process that removes waste products and extra fluids from the blood. To stay healthy, people on dialysis also have to limit their intake of potassium, phosphorus, salt and saturated fats. While that can make their meals bland and boring, McCargo and FMCNA have developed a collection of mouth-watering kidney-friendly recipes to put variety and bold flavors back in their diets. Free and open to the public, McCargos appearances at two of the 36 FMCNA clinics in the Houston area are intended to share cooking tips and delicious tailgating recipes developed for dialysis patients in collaboration with the companys dietitians. McCargo will offer samples from some of his tastiest tailgating recipes, such as honey-chipotle chicken wings and fall harvest orzo pasta salad, at the following locations: Fresenius Medical Care Museum District 11 a.m. 1 p.m.