Playing off the fact that Celebrity Cruises has half-acre lawns of real grass on the top decks of its cruise ships, the luxury liner surprised crowds of park-goers in New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco with complimentary gourmet picnic baskets. The icing on the cake is that a few extra-lucky recipients also received free Celebrity Cruises tickets for a luxury trip of a lifetime.
The modern luxury cruise line launched the surprise to kick off the summer season as part of its “Grass is Greener” campaign, which highlights the ways in which Celebrity’s upscale cruises are uniquely special.
Celebrity Cruises is the premium cruise brand that made travelers rethink the impossible when it introduced a half-acre of real grass to the top deck of its Solstice Class ships. Guests can sink their toes in and experience the great outdoors with jazz concerts at sea, gourmet picnics on the lawn or on their private veranda, and much more, when sailing on Celebrity’s modern luxury ships. Summer is the perfect time to explore Europe or Alaska, or set sail for Bermuda.
If a Celebrity butler hasn’t randomly walked up to you yet to gift you with a picnic basket, you can improve your luck by entering for a chance to win one of five seven-night Celebrity cruises for two to the Caribbean by visiting www.celebritycruises.com/sweeps through June 13, 2015.
Based in Los Angeles, Vicki Arkoff is Editor at Large for Pursuitist and a founding editor for Holiday Goddess, the online destination for chic women travelers from the editors of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Grazia, Conde Nast Traveler, and BBC. Her travel and lifestyle reports can also be been seen in Atlas Obscura, The Awesomer, DaySpa, The Chicago Tribune, CNN Travel, JustLuxe, Lonely Planet, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Toronto Star, WellSpa 360, WestJet Magazine, Where Traveler, Where Guestbook, Yahoo News, and dozens more. She's co-author of the bestselling Holiday Goddess books (HarperCollins and iTunes) including 'The Holiday Goddess Guide to Paris, London, New York, Rome,' a travel Top 10 staple. As editor, Vicki's other books include 'Sinatra' (DK), 'Inside Mad' (Time-Life) and 'Virgin Los Angeles' (Virgin Books). She is one of the Usual Gang of Idiots for MAD Magazine, an entertainment reporter (Daily Variety, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Magazine, CREEM), and authorized biographer for pop culture icons from the Beach Boys to Beastie Boys, Paul McCartney to MC Hammer.