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Countdown on for Majestic Princess' Australian Arrival
                                                                                said Princess Cruises Vice President
                                                                                Australia & New Zealand, Stuart Allison.
                                                                                During her inaugural Australian season,
                                                                                Majestic Princess will sail on 16 cruises
                                                                                to destinations including Fiji, New
                                                                                Zealand and Tasmania as well as two
                                                                                Asia voyages between Shanghai and
                                                                                Sydney, and Sydney and Hong Kong.
                                                                                The ultimate in premium cruising,
                                                                                Majestic Princess features 13 dining
                                                                                options including two restaurants with
                                                                                menus designed by Michelin star chefs
                                                                                – Harmony by Chef Richard Chen and
                                                                                La Mer by Chef Emmanuel Renaut
                                                                                – as well as more than 1000 square
                                                                                metres of designer shopping, the
                                                                                cruise line's largest ever thermal suite
                                                                                and a dramatic over-the-ocean glass
       15 September marked one year until   on Saturday, 15 September 2018,
       Majestic Princess, the newest and   commencing the 2018/2019 summer      walkway, the SeaWalk.
       most luxurious ship in the Princess fleet,   cruise season in spectacular fashion.   Guests can choose from a wide range
       arrives in Australia. Carrying 3,560                                     of high-end accommodation including
       guests, the 143,000-tonne mega-liner   "Majestic Princess is nothing short of   suites, Club Class mini-suites, and new
       will be the largest Princess ship ever   magnificent and her arrival highlights   deluxe balcony rooms, with more
       to sail in Australian waters. The 330   Princess' perpetual popularity with   than 80 per cent of the ship's 1780
       metre long flagship will arrive in Sydney   Australian and New Zealand cruisers."   staterooms offering private balconies.

       ‘The Meeting Place’ on Celebrity Edge
       Celebrity Cruises redefines what it   the spectacular conferences, trade   covers or skirts. The space transforms
       means to “work remotely” with the   shows, weddings, and reunions you    seamlessly from day into night, with
       reveal of The Meeting Place – a state-  can plan with the gorgeous Celebrity   high-top bar tables or comfortable
       of-the-art meeting venue onboard the   Edge as your setting and an ocean   lounge seating for mixing and mingling.
       heralded Celebrity Edge. Designed by   as your brilliant backdrop. When   It wouldn’t be Celebrity Edge without
       Wilson Butler Architects, the 183 square   designing The Meeting Place we   innovative technology at guests’
       metre venue commands a central      asked ourselves what would be more   fingertips. Audiovisual systems —
       location on the ship, complemented   appealing; being subjected to lectures   from wireless microphones to a mini
       by awe-inspiring views like no other   in a conference room, or socializing   sound board — come as standard
       meeting space on land or at sea –   with colleagues in a hip lounge?’
       perfect for any need. With soundproof   The latter seemed obvious. Thus the   equipment. An electronic whiteboard
       dividers, advanced audiovisual      flexibility and functionality of a ‘state of   helps capture brainstorming sessions
       capabilities, varied seating options,   the art’ meeting space was designed   easily, while the impressive 98-inch and
       private office space for event planners,   for pleasure first,” said Scott Butler,   75-inch LED screens add a powerful
       dynamic mobile bars set up for food   AIA, Founding Partner, Wilson Butler   punch to business meetings and a
       and beverages, and a fully equipped   Architects. “The word that defines   subtle mood for social occasions.
       pantry with a bar, the possibilities for   The Meeting Place is ‘connected’. It   Previously unveiled venues on Celebrity
       this venue are truly endless.       facilitates guests getting connected to   Edge are also available for private
       “Of course, the most advanced ship   one another; to the latest technology   events and meetings based on
       we've ever designed would include   and to the greatest new ideas. It also   availability, including the three-deck
       the most exciting venues for get-   happens to connect to other venues   spanning Eden; the revolutionary,
       togethers, including The Meeting    on the ship that vastly expand the   cantilevered Magic Carpet; the
       Place,” said Dondra Ritzenthaler,   opportunities for groups.”           serene Rooftop Garden; and the
       Senior Vice President of Sales, Trade   Seating is modern and comfortable:   tech-savvy Destination Gateway. Each
       Support and Service, Celebrity Cruises.   Choose theatre-style, classroom,   venue offers extensive audiovisual
       “When you host events at sea, you   U-shaped, or circular layouts, while   capabilities, unrivaled, expansive
       really elevate your brand. Imagine   table tops work well with or without   views, and a one-of-a-kind experience.

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