Welcome!

News Feed Item

Cruise The Caribbean With New England Patriots Celebrities On Celebrity Silhouette

Patriots three-time Super Bowl Champions Troy Brown, Kevin Faulk, Joe Andruzzi and Patrick Pass join other fan favorites, including Patriots Hall of Famer Steve Nelson and Peter Brock & Scott Zolak on Patriots' first Celebrity Cruise.

BOSTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrity Cruises announced the lineup of Patriots legends who will be joining fans onboard the 2015 New England Patriots Fan Cruise. It is the first cruise of its kind, pairing Patriots fans with Patriots Super Bowl Champions, Hall of Famers and other fan favorites. The players scheduled to set sail on March 15, 2015 on the Celebrity Silhouette are:

  • Troy Brown – Patriots Hall of Fame Wide Receiver/Returner and three-time Super Bowl Champion (1993-2007)
    Troy Brown is a 2012 Patriots Hall of Fame Inductee who spent his entire 15-season career with the Patriots after being selected in the eighth round of the 1993 NFL Draft out of Marshall. Brown retired in 2008 as the Patriots' all-time leading receiver with 557 career receptions and was a key contributor to all three Super Bowl Championships. Brown was a five-time co-captain and retired as the team's all-time leading punt returner with 252 career returns. Brown's significant contributions in all three phases of the game – offense, defense and special teams – made him one of the most versatile and beloved players in the history of the franchise.
  • Steve Nelson – Patriots Hall of Fame Linebacker (1974-1987)
    Steve Nelson is a 1993 Patriots Hall of Fame inductee, who spent his entire 14-season career with the Patriots after being drafted in the second round out of North Dakota State in 1974. He recorded more than 100 tackles nine times and finished with a very Patriotic 1,776 total tackles for a career average of 10.2 tackles per game. Nelson was voted to the 35th Anniversary Team in 1994, the Patriots Team of the Century in 2000 and the Patriots 50th Anniversary Team in 2009.
  • Kevin Faulk – Three-time Super Bowl Champion Running Back/Returner (1999-2012)
    Kevin Faulk closed his 13-year career as one of the most productive Patriots players in team history. He filled various roles after being drafted in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft out of LSU. He is the Patriots all-time leader in all-purpose yards (12,349) and kickoff return yards (4,098) and is the Patriots' all-time leading return specialist, totaling 5,041 combined return yards. He finished his career ranked fifth in franchise history in both career rushing yards (3,607) and career receptions (431). His 431 receptions are the most by a running back in franchise history. He was a key contributor to all three of the Patriots Super Bowl titles and helped the Patriots claim five conference championships.
  • Joe Andruzzi – Three-time Super Bowl Guard (2000-2004)
    Joe Andruzzi joined the Patriots as a free agent in 2000 and helped anchor an offensive line that powered the Patriots to three Super Bowl championships. A New York City native, all three of his brothers were firefighters, who answered the call during the attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. In a memorable return to football, the three brothers served as honorary captains for the Patriots game against the New York Jets on Sept. 23, 2001. Andruzzi earned a reputation for his toughness on the field. That toughness set the stage for the ultimate fight when he overcame non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. After completing treatment, the Andruzzi family founded the Joe Andruzzi Foundation in 2008. They are committed to tackling cancer's impact by providing financial assistance for patients and their families as well as funding pediatric brain cancer research.
  • Patrick Pass – Three-time Super Bowl Running Back/Fullback (2000-2006)
    Patrick Pass proved to be a jack-of-all-trades during his seven seasons with the Patriots after joining the team as a seventh-round draft pick out of Georgia in 2000. In his first season, he was utilized as a running back, wide receiver and special teamer. He became a reliable running back, fullback and special teams performer and was a key contributor to each of the Patriots' three Super Bowl championships.
  • Peter Brock – All-Decade Center (1976-1987)
    Pete Brock played 12 seasons with the Patriots after joining the team as a first-round draft pick out of Colorado in 1976 with the 12th pick overall. He played every position along the offensive line at some point during his career and was known as "Mr. Versatility." Brock once played left tackle, long snapper, tight end and wing back during the same series of downs in a 1979 game at Chicago. Brock once scored on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Steve Grogan in 1976. Brock was a key contributor to an offensive line that powered the Patriots to 3,165 rushing yards in 1978, an NFL record that has not been broken in the 35 seasons since.
  • Scott Zolak – Current Patriots Color Analyst and Former Quarterback (1992-1998)
    Scott Zolak played eight seasons with the Patriots after being drafted in the fourth-round in 1991 out of Maryland. Zolak's father worked as a head coach and athletic director at Ringgold High School in Monongahela, Pa., where he coached Hall of Fame QB Joe Montana. Zolak went into broadcasting after his retirement and currently serves as the color commentator for the Patriots' radio broadcasts. He co-hosts the mid-day show on the Patriots flagship station, 98.5 The Sports Hub.

Patriots fans will have the opportunity to meet and greet each of these Patriots greats as they sail through the Caribbean. The ship will depart from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and will make stops in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Basseterre, St. Kitts; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten.  Fans are encouraged to bring their Patriots gear with them to participate in a "Best Dressed Fan Contest."

"New England Patriots fans are the best," said Zolak. "They are passionate about the Patriots and love talking football 365 days a year. The Patriots brought New England their first Super Bowl championship in 2001. It kicked off the first of eight championship celebrations in Boston over the past 13 years. I know whenever the alumni get together, we like to reminisce and tell stories, which is always entertaining for the fans. I can't wait to hear the tales of these legendary players. This is the first Celebrity Cruise with Patriots players, but I am guessing that it won't be the last. I think it is going to be a great experience for the players and fans alike."

Onboard activities with the Patriots alumni will include karaoke nights, a pool party, volleyball and much more. Fans booking this cruise will also receive a $50 on-board credit and a Classic Beverage Package for two. Staterooms are now available through Celebrity Cruises (www.celebritycruises.com/BOS) or your local travel agent (Only fans booked within Patriots group will be able to take part in exclusive Patriots events. Please ask for Patriots group when booking).

"We're really happy to be able to offer a cruise that combines modern luxury with a once-in-a-lifetime fan experience," said Marla Phaneuf, Regional Sales Manager and Team Manager of New England at Celebrity Cruises, "I'm a huge Patriots fan and really excited to see these legendary players onboard the 2015 fan cruise."

About Celebrity Cruises: 
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 six cruise brands operated by global cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL).

For more information, dial 1-888-727-4907, visit www.celebritycruises.com/bos , or call your travel agent.  Players subject to change or cancellation.

SOURCE Celebrity Cruises

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Five years ago development was seen as a dead-end career, now it’s anything but – with an explosion in mobile and IoT initiatives increasing the demand for skilled engineers. But apart from having a ready supply of great coders, what constitutes true ‘DevOps Royalty’? It’ll be the ability to craft resilient architectures, supportability, security everywhere across the software lifecycle. In his keynote at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Jeffrey Scheaffer, GM and SVP, Continuous Delivery Busine...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
Most technology leaders, contemporary and from the hardware era, are reshaping their businesses to do software in the hope of capturing value in IoT. Although IoT is relatively new in the market, it has already gone through many promotional terms such as IoE, IoX, SDX, Edge/Fog, Mist Compute, etc. Ultimately, irrespective of the name, it is about deriving value from independent software assets participating in an ecosystem as one comprehensive solution.
Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across supply chain networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost and time for product recall as well as advance trade. Are you curious about Blockchain and how it can provide you with new opportunities for innovation and growth? In her session at 20th Cloud Exp...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In his Day 3 Keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will explore t...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo | @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
As pervasive as cloud technology is -- and as persuasive as the arguments are for using it -- the cloud has its limits. Some companies will always have security concerns about storing data in the cloud and certain high-transaction applications will always be better suited for on-premises storage. Those statements were among the bottom-line takeaways delivered at Cloud Expo this week, a three day, bi-annual event focused on cloud technologies, adoption and associated challenges.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi, the leading provider the Internet of Things and Digital Transformation, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help globa...
SYS-CON Events announced today that T-Mobile will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc., is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on ...
The age of Digital Disruption is evolving into the next era – Digital Cohesion, an age in which applications securely self-assemble and deliver predictive services that continuously adapt to user behavior. Information from devices, sensors and applications around us will drive services seamlessly across mobile and fixed devices/infrastructure. This evolution is happening now in software defined services and secure networking. Four key drivers – Performance, Economics, Interoperability and Trust ...