Wanderlust: Gifts for the Internationally Minded Moms

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Buying gifts for the people we love most can often be challenging—we want them to be thoughtful, personal, and demonstrative of our sentiments. Additional woes, such as purchasing a present for the person who has everything, traveled everywhere, and has discerning international tastes to boot, only serve to make the pursuit more difficult. So, with May around the corner, cue Mother’s Day-buying angst for so many of us who want to shower Mom with love, gratitude, and—of course—a gift she’ll cherish and enjoy. With this in mind, we’ve curated our favorite presents for the Moms out there with wanderlust.

 

The Food-Loving Mom

Try the World, $50 – $210

We’re a little bit smitten with this subscription box service that’ll bring Mom a taste of world travel right to her doorstep. Choose from a single stop, a “6-Month Journey,” or a “1-Year World Tour,” and Mom will receive a culinary expedition of six or seven signature delicacies selected by a celebrated chef from the “country of the month.”

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Think Pink: Celebrity Cruises Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month

BCRF quote-01Since 1985, October has been internationally known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During October, organizations focused on the disease rally supporters to increase awareness and raise funds for research, treatment, and care. In 1991, the Susan G. Komen Foundation handed out pink ribbons to its participants in its New York City race for breast cancer survivors, and in 1993, Evelyn Lauder founded The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) which established the pink ribbon as its symbol. Today, the color pink has become synonymous with breast cancer awareness—particularly during October.

According to BCRF, over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and more than 40,000 will die. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and the second leading cause of death among women. Continue reading “Think Pink: Celebrity Cruises Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month”

“Talk the Talk” with Cruise Lingo Mobile App

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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.

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Announcing: New ‘Suite Class’ Experience and ‘Celebration of the Century’

Suite ClassWe’re only two months into 2014, but Celebrity Cruises already has big plans for 2015.

The modern luxury cruise line recently announced that starting in April 2015, guest will be able to engage in Celebrity’s new “Suite Class” experience on all ships. Additionally, to celebrate the farewell season of Celebrity Century, the ship will host special events, including a newly introduced “President’s ‘Celebration of the Century’ Cruise.”

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