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The US-based cruise line has fi­nally un­veiled its highly-an­tic­i­pated cut­tingedge ship Celebrity Edge.

Its in­au­gu­ral sea­son will be spent sail­ing al­ter­nat­ing seven-night eastern and western Caribbean cruise itin­er­ar­ies, with her Maiden Voy­age Western Caribbean (from $1,719 per per­son) de­part­ing on Dec 9 and Eastern Caribbean Cruise (from $1,679) de­part­ing on Dec 16.

In the spring of 2019, Celebrity Edge will cross the At­lantic again to of­fer guests stun­ning vis­tas of the Mediter­ranean with a range of seven- to 11-night sail­ings vis­it­ing iconic cities, in­clud­ing Barcelona and Rome.

Guests will ex­pe­ri­ence the brand’s most tech­no­log­i­cally ad­vanced main the­atre, the most pro­duc­tion shows of any ship in the brand’s his­tory, the largest cast of world-class per­form­ers on any premium cruise ship and more en­ter­tain­ment venues than ever be­fore.

Book­ings for Celebrity Edge are now open at www.celebri­ty­ or through a travel agent.


The In­done­sian re­sort is of­fer­ing two at­trac­tive deals for the favourite hol­i­day sea­son of the year.

The 2D1N Christ­mas pack­age (from 3,938,000 ru­piah or S$370 a room and 4,410,000 ru­piah on Dec 24 and 25; for stays from now till Dec 29) al­lows guests to en­joy over 50 types of pop­u­lar recre­ational ac­tiv­i­ties on land and sea, while chil­dren will also be spoilt by carousel rides, bouncy cas­tles and arts and crafts work­shops.

From Dec 20 to 25, the sounds of pop­u­lar fes­tive tunes from a live band and a choir will res­onate though the pub­lic spa­ces of Bintan La­goon Re­sort while Santa Claus roams around thrilling kids with his sack of treats.

Al­ter­na­tively, usher in 2019 with the retro-themed 3D2N New Year Pack­age (from 8,085,000 ru­piah a room, for stays from Dec 30 to Jan 2).

Lo­cal party em­cee-host Al­fred Ge­orge Pillay will get every­one into the groove with a reper­toire of funk, soul and pop­u­lar hits from the 70s and early 80s and count down to 2019 as the Bintan sky is set ablaze with fire­works.


Look­ing for a win­try get­away this fes­tive sea­son? Ex­pe­ri­ence snow­fall in the trop­ics at the Malaysian re­sort and theme park’s Brick-Tac­u­lar Win­ter Won­der­land.

Hang around with Lego rein­deer and elves, and wit­ness the light­ing up of South-east Asia’s tallest Du­plo Lego Christ­mas tree, ac­com­pa­nied by a spec­tac­u­lar 3D Lego fire­works dis­play.

Give­aways in­clude $32,700 worth of prizes as part of the daily Lego Ad­vent Cal­en­dar Draw and a Nis­san Almera to an el­i­gi­ble An­nual Pass holder on Christ­mas Day.

Book from now till Dec 15 for stays from now till Jan 15, and en­joy 15 per cent off the best avail­able room. Guests also re­ceive a free Lego Christ­mas Gift Play­set with a min­i­mum pur­chase of $147 from now till the Dec 31.


The na­tional air­line of In­done­sia is pre­sent­ing a vin­tage feel on its flight ser­vices, where pas­sen­gers will be able to en­joy the nu­ances of flight dur­ing the 1970s to 1980s through the pres­ence of cabin crew in clas­sic uni­forms cre­ated by famed Ja­panese de­signer Hanae Mori used in that era.

In ad­di­tion, the Boe­ing 737-800NG fleet will also sport the retro brand livery.

The Garuda In­done­sia Vin­tage Flight Ex­pe­ri­ence is avail­able from to­day till Dec 17 at se­lected hours on the Jakarta-Ba­lik­pa­pan (GA566 and GA569), Jakarta-Surabaya (GA304 and GA309) and Jakarta-Sin­ga­pore (GA846 and GA847) flight routes, with re­turn all-in fares start­ing from $320.


The Bri­tain-based ho­tel group has launched its Cel­e­brate Mer­ri­ments fes­tive pack­age de­signed to help guests of its six Sin­ga­pore prop­er­ties – Or­chard Ho­tel Sin­ga­pore, Grand Copthorne Water­front Ho­tel Sin­ga­pore, M Ho­tel Sin­ga­pore, Stu­dio M Ho­tel Sin­ga­pore, M So­cial Sin­ga­pore and Copthorne King’s Ho­tel Sin­ga­pore – her­ald the hol­i­days in style.

Get up to 20 per cent off room rates (from $180), with ad­di­tional din­ing and child-friendly perks for mem­bers of Mil­len­nium Ho­tels and Re­sorts’ loy­alty pro­gramme My Mil­len­nium on book­ings made seven days prior to ar­rival be­tween now and Dec 31, with stay pe­riod un­til March 31.

What’s more, mem­bers’ kids en­joy a com­pli­men­tary Ask Al­fred add-on worth $22 – a ded­i­cated chil­dren’s concierge of­fer­ing which in­cludes chil­dren’s ameni­ties, jelly beans, chil­dren’s room ser­vice menu and an ex­clu­sive Mil­len­nium Guards­man Teddy Bear for keeps.

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