Rainbow Travel Blog 15Jun10

Celebrity Solstice presents “Food Network at Sea”

Celebrity Solstice presents “Food Network at Sea”

AS of August, Celebrity Cruises introduce its first ‘Food Network at Sea’ programme.

The programme will see Celebrity Cruises pair its top-rated mega-ship, Celebrity Solstice, with invitation-only events sponsored by the Food Network and designed for culinary enthusiasts.

The Food Network established Food Network at Sea to allow consumers to not only watch the network, but to experience it firsthand, on the August 22, seven-night Eastern Caribbean sailing of Celebrity Solstice.

In addition to exclusive participation in engaging culinary demonstrations led by star chefs Cat Cora of Iron Chef and Aaron Sanchez of Chefs vs. City, guests who purchase the special cruise package also will have the opportunity to savor the following:

• VIP pierside check-in
• Red carpet “welcome aboard” reception
• “Battle of the Celebrity Solstice Chefs” competition event
• “Dine-around” experience featuring samplings of favorite Food Network recipes
• Access to the Food Network VIP Lounge and screening room
• Caribbean cocktails on Celebrity Solstice’s Lawn Club
• Pre-paid gratuities and special turndown gifts

To book the inaugural Food Network at Sea cruise on Celebrity Solstice, call Food Network Travel at 866-951-9925 or visit http://www.foodnetworktravel.com. The Food Network at Sea experiences are available only to guests who book through these channels.

For more information on the Celebrity Solstice go to www.celebritycruises.com.

Tahiti strike leaves pax stranded


AIR Tahiti Nui has postponed all flights to and from Papeete, Tahiti, due to a strike by government employees at Faa’a International Airport (PPT), the main gateway to French Polynesia.

The strike, by customs officers and emergency fire crews, has prevented the operation of all wide-bodied jet aircraft to and from Papeete, and left more than 3 600 passengers stranded in Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand, the USA and France.

Employees of Air Tahiti Nui are not involved in the strike.

With no indication of when industrial action might end, Air Tahiti Nui is unable to advise when flights to Papeete will resume.

Air Tahiti Nui is making every effort to contact travellers booked to fly to Tahiti as well as travel agents and wholesalers, in order to minimise disruption to passengers.

For passengers affected by the dispute, Air Tahiti Nui will waive all rebooking fees and cancellation fees. Once the strike ends, Air Tahiti Nui will rebook passengers on other flights, as soon as possible.

An update on this story is showing some flights starting to depart for PPT on June 15.

For information updates visit http://www.airtahitinui.ca.

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One response to “Rainbow Travel Blog 15Jun10

  1. Celebrity Solstice cruise sounds great. My husband and I have been thinking about what to get my in-laws for their anniversary present, and this sounds perfect. I am glad that I visited your site. Thanks!

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