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CELEBRITY CRUISES HELPS TRAVELERS
  • September 2013

“TALK THE TALK” WHILE TRAVELING GLOBALLY

Modern luxury meets modern tech with innovative mobile app for guests

English may be the universal language, but to feel truly immersed in the culture and vibe of a local destination, there’s nothing quite as authentic as speaking like the locals do. So, modern luxury line Celebrity Cruises,  with vacations visiting all seven continents, and a focus on enhancing the destination experience for its guests, has made it easy for vacationers to speak local languages with its new, industry-first app, “Cruise Lingo.”

An interactive language and culture guide, and a customized version of the award winning mobile app from TripLingo, Cruise Lingo allows travelers easy access to authentic local phrases and relevant information to enhance their destination experience.

By simply speaking or typing a phrase,  such as, “Where is the nearest ATM?” into a mobile device, the translated language of the local destination appears on screen. An interactive book offers multiple versions of each phrase, including formal and slang options. Other features of Cruise Lingo include voice to voice translation; an intelligent “flashcard” learning system, and an on demand “crash course” in local cultures. The crash course contains information including general etiquette, safety information, doing business, country information, travel tips, dining guide, music and local pop culture.

The free, new Cruise Lingo app can be downloaded onto Android and iOS smart phones and tablets from http://www.celebritycruises.com/mobile. Included in the free version of the app are 80 standard phrases in 11languages; 56 cruise specific phrases; 20 free uses of the voice translator; access to 2,000 dictionary words translated into all 11 languages, and the culture crash course. Vacationers also can access a full-featured library of the 11 languages through an in-app purchase which unlocks more content.

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. Celebrity Cruises' 11 ships offer modern luxury vacations visiting all seven continents. Celebrity also presents immersive cruise tour experiences in Alaska, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Europe and South America. Celebrity is one of five cruise brands operated by global cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL).

TIRUN Travel Marketing is the exclusive India Representative for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. with a portfolio of 3 of its cruise brands including Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises. A leading travel marketing company, TIRUN Travel Marketing has been representing Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. in the country since 1993 and continues to successfully undertake exclusive marketing and sales for the various brands while also providing operational support pan-India. Headquartered in New Delhi, the company has proprietary offices in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Chennai as well as representative presence in Hyderabad and Kolkata.

Recognized as India's premier cruise counselors, in 2013, TIRUN Travel Marketing celebrates 20 years of its partnership with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. in India.

 
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