Cruise The Caribbean With New England Patriots Celebrities On Celebrity Silhouette

March 31, 2014

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 35(th)
        Anniversary Team in 1994, the Patriots Team of the Century in 2000 and
        the Patriots 50(th) 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 12(th) 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.

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