At sea, off the coast of South Florida, real grass tickled the tips of my flip-flopped toes. I was standing on the deck of a cruise ship where an artisan was demonstrating how to blow a glass vase. The work in progress glowed orange when he removed it from a small furnace, accompanied by a smattering of appreciative applause.
A unique ocean experience: Without a spec of land in sight, standing on grass, watching the glass grow.
Celebrity Cruises' new Solstice not only is one of the prettier ships I've seen, but it's also a style setter, with a dazzling contemporary design -- posh as a country club, sophisticated as an arty home. The ship's less affluent passengers will feel they have stepped out and up on their vacation at sea.
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Above, dancing waters on the Solstice pool deck
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