Celebrity Cruises has confirmed an order for a fourth Solstice-class ship to enter service in autumn 2011. Celebrity Solstice is due out in autumn next year, followed by Celebrity Equinox in summer 2009 and Celebrity Eclipse in summer 2010. The 122,000-ton quartet are all being built at the Meyer Werft yard in Germany.


Fans of Big Band music and ballroom dancing can swing to the live riffs of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra on a themed transatlantic cruise on Crystal Serenity this autumn. The 11-night Big Band & Ballroom Dance voyage departs Lisbon on November 9 and visits The Azores and Bermuda before arriving in Miami.


easyCruiseOne set sail in May on its maiden cruise from Piraeus, Athens.