THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION Begins

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This isn’t a makeover, it’s a $500-million game-changer.

Once again, Celebrity Cruises is set to transform the industry with the unveiling of THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION, a more than $500-million re-imagining of the fleet in partnership with more than 500 leading architects, designers, and engineers designed to bring the rest of the brand’s award-winning fleet to the Edge. Read more

Everyone’s a Winner in our Employee Photo Contest

What’s the best benefit of working in the travel industry? The travel! Employees of Online Vacation Center get to go to some pretty interesting, wild, remote (you name it!) places as a perk of the job. Ranging from business travel (think trying out new cruise ships and testing hotels for our guests) to leisure travel (discounted rates, free passes and the like), our employees  make their way around the globe and back again year after year. Online Vacation Center recently held its 3rd Annual Employee Photo Contest, so we could share some of our experiences with each other and with you! Plus, it doesn’t hurt that the top 3 photos, which are voted on anonymously by peers, receive prizes. Read more

The Land of the Brave: Commemorate History at these Iconic Destinations

What better way to celebrate your freedom than by traveling to iconic cities in the United States? Take a nostalgic journey to Boston and make a first-hand visit to Cape Cod and Plymouth Rock. Reminisce to when Pilgrims and European settlers first arrived in America and take in all the rich history and culture that Cape Cod has to offer. Drive down the historic and scenic route 6A, the Old King’s Highway, to get a view of the Cape Cod lighthouse and visit the Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor’s Center at “Land’s End”—Provincetown. No trip to New England would be complete without spending a day touring the affluent summer colony of Martha’s Vineyard. With its brightly painted cottages with gingerbread trim, this island day trip acts as the icing on the cake to your New England experience. Read more

Blue Planet’s Incredible Filming Locations (And How to Explore Them)

The ocean—the largest habitat on Earth. We know more about the surface of Mars than we do about life in the depths of our oceans, hence the appeal of the series Blue Planet and Blue Planet II. As noted by The Telegraph, Narrator Sir David Attenborough reveals the wonders of this underwater world, urges us to care for our planet, and perhaps entices us to take a leap into the deep. Take a deep breath, and explore these awe-inspiring Blue Planet filming locations and the Journeys that will take you there. Read more

How To: Environmentally Conscious Travel

By Jordan B, Online Vacation Center Marketing Coordinator & Designer

Travel expands our minds and our hearts but also impacts Mother Nature. The global tourism industry is booming… and luckily, mindfulness toward the environment is also on the rise. Individual travelers are opening their eyes, and green operations and sustainable practices are becoming a shared international goal. Read more