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Celebrity Cruises Announces First- Ever Film Classics Cruise

Thursday Jun 16, 2011
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ATLANTA, GA - Classic film fans can begin signing up today for the first-ever TCM Classic Cruise, a new one-of-a-kind event. The TCM Classic Cruise is a partnership between Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Sixthman, the industry leader in theme cruises. The event is scheduled for Dec. 8-12, 2011 aboard Celebrity Millennium. The four-night cruise will sail from Miami to Key West and Cozumel.

The TCM Classic Cruise will include live appearances by Hollywood legends, as well as exclusive events with TCM primetime host Robert Osborne and TCM weekend-daytime host Ben Mankiewicz. Guests will enjoy a variety of movie-themed events, including screenings, panel discussions, trivia contests and parties. Additional details will be announced in the weeks and months ahead.

"TCM is such a great network because it brings together a community of fans who share a love of classic film," Osborne said. "We’re excited to invite them aboard the network’s first-ever cruise for what promises to be a very fun and unique experience."

Sixthman specializes in bringing like-minded people together on vacation and recently completed its 35th full-ship charter. "We are excited to go to sea with TCM and its terrific fans," said Sixthman Founder and CEO Andy Levine said. "The TCM Classic Cruise will bring TCM’s fan community together to celebrate their passion for classic films."

Celebrity Millennium accommodates more than 2,000 passengers in 1,017 staterooms, 80% of which feature an ocean view. Guests can visit www.tcmcruise.com or call (877) 223-7030 for more information for more information and to sign up for the pre-sale.

Cabins go on sale publicly June 1. Prices for interior cabins start at $795, which also includes meals, entertainment and onboard activities.

"TCM is such a great network because it brings together a community of fans who share a love of classic film," Osborne said. "We’re excited to invite them aboard the network’s first-ever cruise."

Turner Classic Movies is a Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world. Currently seen in more than 85 million homes, TCM features the insights of veteran primetime host Robert Osborne and weekend daytime host Ben Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests.

As the foremost authority in classic films, TCM offers critically acclaimed original documentaries and specials, along with regular programming events that include The Essentials, 31 Days of Oscar and Summer Under the Stars. TCM also stages special events and screenings, such as the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood; produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs; and hosts a wealth of materials at its Web site, www.tcm.com. TCM is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company.

Sixthman, headquartered in Atlanta, creates theme cruises with an emphasis on celebrating music and fan communities. These one-of-a-kind vacation experiences bring like-minded people together in exclusive, interactive, and intimate environments.

Sixthman’s mission is to break down the walls between artists, heroes, partners, and their passionate fan bases. Sixthman has partnered with entertainers such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Mayer, Kid Rock, Barenaked Ladies, Jillian Michaels, Barenaked Ladies, Sister Hazel, Lyle Lovett, Sarah MacLachlan, Patty Griffin, Zac Brown Band, and 311, and brands such as VH1 and Graceland. Sixthman has hosted more than 35 full-ship charters since 2001, and maintains a more than sixty percent return rate amongst guests. Guests can visit www.sixthman.net for more information.

Celebrity Cruises’ iconic "X" is the mark of the world’s top-rated premium cruise line, with spacious, stylish interiors; dining experiences elevated to an art form; personalized service, with a guest-to-staff ratio of nearly 2:1; unexpected, trendsetting onboard activities, all designed to provide an unmatchable experience for vacationers’ precious time.

Celebrity sails to Alaska, Australia/New Zealand, Bermuda, California, Canada/New England, the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, the Pacific Coast, Panama Canal, South America and year-round in the Galapagos Islands. Celebrity also offers immersive cruisetour experiences in Alaska, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Europe and South America. One of the fastest-growing major cruise lines, Celebrity’s fleet currently consists of nine ships, with two additional Solstice Class ships scheduled to join the fleet: Celebrity Silhouette in July 2011 and Celebrity Reflection in Fall 2012. For more information, dial 800-437-3111, visit www.celebritycruises.com or call your travel agent.

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