Style Invitational Week 1043: Celebrity Vs. Reality, Plus Shaken-up Shakespeare

Celebrity ships turn up the dial on amenities

First Offenders receive a smelly tree-shaped air freshener ( FirStink for their first ink). E-mail entries to losers@washpost.com or fax to 202-334-4312. Deadline is Monday, Oct. 28; results published Nov. 17 (online Nov. 10). No more than 25 entries per entrant per week. Include Week 1043 in your e-mail subject line or it might be ignored as spam. Include your real name, postal address and phone number with your entry. See contest rules and guidelines at wapo.st/inviterules . The subhead for this weeks honorable mentions was suggested by both Dave Prevar and Nan Reiner; the alternative headline for the Next weeks results line is by Tom Witte. Join the lively Style Invitational Devotees group on Facebook at on.fb.me/invdev , and click like on Style Invitational Ink of the Day at bit.ly/inkofday . Correction: Last weeks results in the print edition labeled our sole First Offender of the week, Robert Rosen of Gaithersburg, as Richard Rosen. Even though Richard Rosen, as the Style Invitational Devotees noted, could be anagrammed into Scarred Rhino, Horrid Rancher and Rides Car Horn, among other colorful monikers, Robert still didnt want to change his name which, notes Devotee Jen Harris, happens to anagram to Errors Be Ton. Report from Week 1039 in which we asked you to write a passage using only the words contained in Hamlets To be, or not to be soliloquy.

(For a complete list of specials, go to celebritycruises.com.) Cruise Travel Outlet is offering its own special that provides limo service to and from the airport for passengers booking suite-level accommodations. (To take advantage of the special, call 800-498-7245 or go to cruisetraveloutlet.com.) The gaming room is open For some, cruising is all about convenience and relaxation. A new Celebrity offering allows its guests to make the most of both. Passengers will soon be given the opportunity to enjoy their favorite games of chance without even being inside the casino. The process is simple: Download a new mobile application, called Cantor Mobile Casino, to your tablet or smartphone, create and stock a virtual wallet (with non-virtual currency) and prepare to score baby a new pair of shoes. Virtual gamblers will be able to play slot machines, video poker and table games from anywhere once the ship hits international waters. The app is compatible with Apple and Android devices, and can be downloaded via the ships WiFi. The new gaming technology will be installed on the cruise lines Solstice-class ships and four other recently Solsticized Millennium-class ships. New itineraries, new technology A slate of new itineraries offers a variety of Caribbean experiences, including stops at St. Barts, high-end, designer recreating on just eight square miles; St. 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.

What Is A Celebrity Multi-Family Office?

Celebrities can especially benefit from the coordinated approach, characteristic of a multi-family office, explains Richard Flynn, principal with the Rothstein Kass family office group . Of course, the staff must be expert at overseeing the integration of investment management, advanced planning, private investment banking, business strategy, and related support services. While most high-profile successes appear to have a charmed life, there is usually an intense back-story filled with frustrations and anxieties that cannot be overlooked. Even when they have achieved levels of fame and fortune long sought in our culture, most celebrities find their status has its drawbacks. Were all familiar with the stories about bankruptcy and overspending in show business, says Hannah Shaw Grove, executive editor of Private Wealth magazine and principal of the boutique consultancy HSGrove . Most entertainers and celebrities have a limited window in which they can earn consistently high incomes, so they need a strong team of professionals around them to help protect and leverage their assets into something greater. Athletes dont fare much better. Every move an athlete makes is observed, analyzed, and frequently second-guessed by coaches, managers, teammates, fans, and members of the press. Since a great number of people and organizations, such as sports federations and commercial sponsors, rely on winning athletes to generate revenue, its understandable that most athletes feel the pressure and are afraid of failure. Celebrities seeking a financial advisory relationship are increasingly attracted to the multi-family office model, which integrates select core aspects of a business managers job with a broad array of financial and legal expertise. According to Miguel Forbes , vice chairman of the Forbes Family Trust, Successful entertainers and athletes are turning to multi-family offices, who can help them navigate their financial worlds and are nimble enough to offer business strategy and support services specific to them. Celebrity multi-family offices offer a broad array of expertise, including advanced planning, which is a suite of cutting-edge services that help wealthy individuals and families structure their assets to be as tax-effective and secure as possible. According to Frank Seneco, president of Seneco & Associates , The ability of entertainers, for example, to leverage their loan-out corporations can prove extremely profitable. Advisors in multi-family offices can also offer business strategy and support, handling licensing agreements or business ventures with the celebrities names attached and helping them capitalize on their success to generate significant monies. All too often, less knowledgeable advisors will let celebrities not well versed in these areas dive into business deals with a very limited chance of success. When celebrities call on advisors to develop a business model, it means the advisors must go beyond the role of a traditional multi-family office, business manager, or management consultant, because theyre tackling the clients financial and tax issues all along the way, explains Flynn. The celebrity multi-family office offers two critical advantages to successful entertainers and athletes. One is an in-depth understanding of the celebrity world. More important, however, is the ability of the multi-family office to address the needs and wants of the successful entertainers and athletes in a holistic manner. While a top-notch multi-family office will provide solutions to specific issues, problems and needs, its services should also be all encompassing and comprehensive.

Ship review: Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Reflection

Therapists experiment with lights and scents to help create different moods. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The AquaSpa has an expanded 883 square-foot Persian Garden with six more curved, heated tiled beds. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The cold room at the AquaSpa is kept at 52 degrees F to tighten pores that were opened and cleansed in the infrared sauna or aromatic steam room. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests can get manicures, pedicures and haircuts in the salon. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY A state-of-the art fitness facility features cardio machines, spinning studios, and private workout areas. Classes and bootcamps are also available. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The fitness center is equipped with TechnoGym equipment that is available for trial and purchase. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The fitness center has been expanded to include four new studios. Personal training sessions are also available. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests who don’t want to swim outdoors have the option of swimming in the indoor pool. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Deck 14 has whimsical seating such as this cushioned hammock by the pool. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Sky Observation Lounge is one of more than a dozen drinking establishments on the Reflection. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY By day, the Sky Observation Lounge is a place to relax over a cocktail. At night, the dance floor gets packed. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Sky Observation Lounge offers expansive views from Deck 14. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Oceanview Cafe on Deck 14 gives guests the options of a buffet meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Oceanview Cafe has buffet-style dining in an indoor and outdoor setting for 885 people. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests have a variety of options at the buffet-style Oceanview Cafe, including complimentary pasta, pizza, soups, sandwiches, sushi, salad, and frozen yogurt. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Cafe al Bacio offers pastries and specialty coffees and seats 54. Nancy Trejos Cafe Gelateria offers an assortment of traditional gelatos. Nancy Trejos Live music is played at the low-key Ensemble Lounge on Deck 5. Nancy Trejos The Ensemble Lounge has comfortable seating for pre- or after-dinner drinks. Nancy Trejos Qsine is one of the specialty restaurants and seats 90 people. Nancy Trejos Qsine, a specialty restaurant, has an eclectic menu that includes lobster and escargot fritters and sushi lollipops. Nancy Trejos Qsine, a specialty restaurant, has whimsical items such as chocolate-covered strawberry lollipops. Nancy Trejos Qsine, a specialty restaurant, seats 90 people. Nancy Trejos Tuscan Grille is another specialty restaurant that offers Italian cuisine and steaks and seats 144 people. Nancy Trejos Tuscan Grille is another specialty restaurant that offers Italian cuisine and steaks and seats 144 people. Nancy Trejos Murano, one of five specialty restaurants on the Reflection, offers modern Continental cuisine. Nancy Trejos Murano offers items such as lobster bisque, caviar, lobster and duck breast. Nancy Trejos Murano, a specialty restaurant that seats 76 people, has an extensive wine collection. Nancy Trejos Bistro on Five is Celebrity’s creperie, with tableside service for lunch and dinner. Nancy Trejos Bistro on Five, a creperie, seats 72. Nancy Trejos Bistro on Five, a 72-seat creperie. Nancy Trejos Bistro on Five, a 72-seat creperie. Nancy Trejos Blu is Celebrity’s healthy food eatery designed for guests in AquaClass suites. Elizabeth Ashwell Blu, a specialty restaurant designed for AquaClass guests, seats 152. Elizabeth Ashwell Molecular bar is one of more than a dozen drinking establishments on the ship. It is located on Deck 5. Nancy Trejos Martini Bar & Crush on Deck 4 is a popular pre- and post-dinner bar. Elizabeth Ashwell Martini Bar & Crush on Deck 4 is a popular pre- and post-dinner bar. Elizabeth Ashwell Martini Bar & Crush has an ice bar. Elizabeth Ashwell The Sunset Bar is located in the aft of the ship. Nancy Trejos The Sunset Bar is located in the aft of the ship. Elizabeth Ashwell The Sunset Bar is located in the aft of the ship. Elizabeth Ashwell There are eight private cabana-style alcoves on the Lawn Club on Deck 15 that are available for a daily fee. Elizabeth Ashwell The Lawn Club is a half-acre of manicured, real grass on the top of the ship. Guests can play bocce ball or croquet on the lawn. Elizabeth Ashwell Oversized lawn chairs are located on the Lawn Club. Elizabeth Ashwell The Lawn Club is a half-acre of manicured, real grass on the top of the ship. It is designed to evoke a country club feel. Elizabeth Ashwell The Porch is a casual dining spot overlooking the lawn that offers breakfast and lunch paninis. It seats 48. Elizabeth Ashwell The Lawn Club Grill is a specialty restaurant where guests can assist the chef in making their own pizzas and grilled meats. It seats 78. Elizabeth Ashwell The Lawn Club Grill is a specialty restaurant where guests can assist the chef in making their own pizzas and grilled meats. It seats 78. Elizabeth Ashwell Guests in the AquaClass stateroom get unlimited access to the AquaSpa’s Persian Garden and complimentary dining at the Blu specialty restaurant. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests in the AquaClass stateroom get priority boarding and debarkation. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests in the penthouse get a complimentary meal at one of the specialty restaurants for every 7-night cruise. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY A bathroom in the penthouse suite, which also has a Jacuzzi . Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The bedroom in the 1,291 square-foot penthouse suite. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The penthouse suite has a 385 square-foot veranda. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The penthouse suite’s wraparound veranda has a Jacuzzi in it. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY A spa-inspired shower in the penthouse suite. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The 590 square-foot Royal Suite has a dining area. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Royal Suite has a bathtub and a shower. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY There are eight Royal Suites in the Reflection. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Royal Suite sleeps up to four people. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Royal Suite has a 153 square-foot veranda. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Some of the staterooms have pullout sleeper sofas. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests in the new AquaClass Suite have a spa concierge to arrange personal AquaSpa treatments. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests in the AquaClassSuite get complimentary bottled water and a carafe of flavor-infused iced tea. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The AquaClassSuite has a Hansgrohe shower panel. Guests also get a spa kit with foot spray, lip balm, and a relaxation mist. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests in the AquaClassSuite get luxury Bulgari bath amenities. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY There are five new Signature Suites in the Reflection. They have elaborate minibars with a wine storage area. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The new Signature Suite is located in a private corridor that requires keycard access. Michel Verdure, Celebrity Reflection The new 1,636-square-foot Reflection Suite has a 194-square-foot veranda and can accommodate up to six guests. Michel Verdure, Celebrity Reflection The Celebrity Reflection has the brand’s first two-bedroom suite called the Reflection Suite. Michel Verdure, Celebrity Reflection The highlight of the Reflection Suite is a sea-view bathroom with a rain shower that juts out over the edge of the ship. Michel Verdure, Celebrity Reflection The new Reflection Suite has comfortable seating in a living room with panoramic views of the sea. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Hideaway is a quiet area where guests can get away to read or listen to music. Elizabeth Ashwell The Art Studio offers a variety of classes throughout the day. Elizabeth Ashwell The Hideaway is a quiet area where guests can get away to read or listen to music. Elizabeth Ashwell Fortunes Casino is located on Deck 4. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Library on decks 10 and 11 is open 24 hours. Elizabeth Ashwell Fortunes Casino is located on Deck 4. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests can take art classes in the Art Studio. Elizabeth Ashwell The Reflection has a number of high-end retail stored including Michael Kors and Bulgari. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Reflection has a number of high-end retail stores including Michael Kors and Bulgari. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Reflection has a number of high-end retail stores including Michael Kors and Bulgari. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Reflection has about $60 million worth of art on board. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Reflection’s extensive art collection includes this life-sized photograph of a human silhouette by Japanese artist Yuki Onodera. It is called Rosa. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests lounge in chairs by the indoor pool. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests can choose from a variety of shore excursions at ports of call. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Celebrity Reflection had her North American debut in Miami on Dec. 1.