You’re dining in a restaurant on the Côte d’Azur and want to ensure your French server understands that you are allergic to shrimp, or maybe you’re visiting your company’s Tokyo office and want to greet your Japanese colleagues in their native tongue, or perhaps you are in Venice meeting a long-lost relative for the first time and you want to express your delight in Italian.
Although we tend to take it for granted that much of the world speaks adequate English, there are always certain moments while traveling—whether for work or pleasure—when you wish you spoke the language of the country you are visiting, even if just to say “thank you” or “hello.”
Thank goodness for modern technology! These days we are rarely without our smartphones, and with this in mind, we created the Cruise Lingo app, which enables you to communicate—no matter the country—like a pro. Indeed, the days of holding multiple language dictionaries, phrasebooks, calculators, currency convertor charts and translation guides are outdated and over, because now, there’s an app for that.
Just released to the Apple App Store and Google Play Store the updated Cruise Lingo app is a fun, easy and useful way to learn essential foreign phrases (including slang), local cultural tips, and monetary information, for your next trip.
The free version of the updated Cruise Lingo includes over 40 phrases for each of the 11 languages supported, including phrases crafted specifically for you during your cruise, and a 10,000 word offline dictionary. It also provides free audio language lessons as well as help speaking the international language of money. The tip calculator and a currency converter keeps you informed of exchange rates and aware of how much something costs in U.S. dollars.
Aside from the updated design and feature enhancements—like quiz mode—one new feature that is particular exciting is the live translator, which allows you to speak with a real person in real time for translations in 180 languages.
For even more useful features and unlimited access to all language upgrade to a Premium membership at our introductory price of $9.99 for one-month, $19.99 for 3 months or $49.99 for one year.
Regular pricing for access to all languages is $19.99 for one-month, $39.99 for 3 months or $99.99 for one year.
You can learn more about Cruise Lingo and the full suite of Celebrity Cruises mobile apps here: celebritycruises.com/mobile.