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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Saxophonist Kenny G to host Celebrity Cruises Alaska sailing in 2013

Cool jazz, cool brand, cool environment combine to create rare vacation opportunity
MIAMI – Grammy Award-winning artist Kenny G has chartered modern luxury line Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Millennium to create a special vacation experience in Alaska,  May 17-24, 2013.

The world-renowned saxophonist will not only offer multiple performances during the sailing, but also will mix and mingle with guests onboard throughout the cruise. Other recognized artists yet to be announced will perform during the sailing, as well.

In a recording career spanning nearly three decades, Kenny G is the biggest-selling instrumentalist of all time, with sales of more than 75-million records worldwide, and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart. In the past year alone, Kenny performed in more than 100 concerts in the U.S., Asia and Russia.

He continued his iconic status with recent appearances on Saturday Night Live, performing with Foster the People, played a prominent role in pop artist Katy Perry’s video hit, “Last Friday Night,” and appeared on several Audi TV commercials featured during the 2011 Super Bowl. Since the early 1980s, Kenny G’s combination of unparalleled instrumental talent and enduring melodies have resulted in him being recognized as one of the most successful music icons of his generation.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to cruise with my closest fans aboard Celebrity Millennium,” said Kenny G. “The experience of playing with my band and sharing the breathtaking sights of one of the most beautiful destinations in the world will be one I’ll remember forever. This cruise will allow me to spend quality time and get to know the fans onboard, just as they’ve gotten to know me through my music. Sailing with them on a week-long Celebrity Cruises vacation will be a highlight of my career, and I can’t wait to share the journey.”

“We had the thrill of having Kenny perform on our newest Solstice Class ship, Celebrity Silhouette, during the ship’s Stateside debut in November, and watching the crowd interact, hearing his exceptional musical talent, and observing his engaging personality was so exciting,” said Celebrity Cruises Director of Corporate Sales and Charters Ron Gulaskey. “He’s approachable, funny, smart and interesting. The opportunity to sail with him for a week, and experience all this up-close, will create incredible memories for the fans onboard.”

To make a booking, or for further information about this special sailing, visit www.KennyGcruise.com or call 1-800-952-2991. Reservations can be held with a deposit of only $100 per person until January 15, 2012, when the full deposit will be due. Special early booking benefits include guaranteed orchestra seating to his opening performance, if full deposits are made by or before that date. Montrose Travel is the exclusive booking agent for this charter cruise; however, agents from other firms also have the opportunity to book their clients on the sailing.
“Unlike many charters, travel agencies wishing to book their clients on the Kenny G Cruise can do so and still receive commission,” said Celebrity Cruises North American Charter Sales Manager Andrea Sieger. “When calling Montrose Travel, travel professionals calling from a travel agency to book a client must register their agency with Montrose Travel to receive a 10 percent commission.”

About Montrose Travel:
Celebrating 55 years in business, Montrose Travel, a family-owned travel management company, has grown from 14 employees in 1990 to more than 150 today, and is firmly established as a top 50 Travel Management Company and a Top 5 Host Agency nationwide, at $130-million. Montrose Travel strives to provide the highest quality services and most complete leisure, corporate travel and group travel management solutions for its customers and home-based travel agents. Growth has been solely out of the reinvestment of profit and positive cash flow.                                                                 
About Celebrity Cruises:
Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the mark of modern luxury, with its cool, contemporary design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the design of the venues is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing service that only Celebrity can provide, all created to provide an unmatchable experience for vacationers’ precious time. In addition to offering vacations visiting all continents, Celebrity also presents immersive cruisetour experiences in Alaska, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Europe and South America. One of the fastest-growing major cruise lines, Celebrity is one of five cruise brands operated by global cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL). Celebrity’s fleet currently consists of 10 ships, with an additional Solstice Class ship, Celebrity Reflection, scheduled to join the fleet in Fall 2012.

For more information, dial 1-800-437-3111, visit www.celebritycruises.com, or call your travel agent. Follow the brand socially at www.facebook.com/celebritycruises. To charter a ship with Celebrity, please contact Andrea Sieger at asieger@celebrity.com or call 561-317-1354.
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