MIAMI, Nov 13, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Celebrity Cruises has taken a
creative leap toward enhancing its onboard activities for kids of all ages by
working with LeapFrog SchoolHouse(TM) to provide engaging, multisensory
learning tools and instruction that align with Celebrity's travel itineraries
around the world.
Widely recognized for their interactive, electronic education programs and
products for the pre-kindergarten through grade 8 education market, LeapFrog
SchoolHouse's award-winning writers and editors have worked with Celebrity to
make available onboard a variety of their most popular products, and created
six exclusive educational modules for children ages 3 through 9.
The new programming onboard focuses on topics including dinosaurs, science
and space, sports, the world, art and music, and wildlife. Additional
activities tailored to specific Celebrity itineraries also have been developed
to enlighten and entertain children on the heritage, customs, crafts, art, and
music of Alaska, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the Mediterranean -- all
regions where Celebrity generally attracts a higher percentage of families
traveling with children.
"Shipboard youth programs typically are designed to provide kids with fun
activities while cruising," said Celebrity's Vice President of Entertainment &
Activities, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo. "Our goal is to go beyond that concept,
providing kids with an environment where they can learn while also having a
Kids of every age will enjoy the LeapFrog SchoolHouse products now
available across the Celebrity fleet, including popular personal learning
tools (PLTs) such as LeapPad(R) PLT, Quantum LeapPad PLT, the Leapster
handheld, the new L-Max Leapster handheld and the Odyssey Globe. Celebrity
also provides a full line of LeapFrog toddler products within its X-Club youth
"We're thrilled to work with Celebrity Cruises to provide interactive
learning activities for every child on board," said Jessie Woolley-Wilson,
president of LeapFrog SchoolHouse. "LeapFrog SchoolHouse is committed to
providing children with engaging learning opportunities anytime, anywhere --
even on vacation!"
LeapFrog SchoolHouse publishes research-based assessment and curriculum
content for the pre-kindergarten through grade 8 education market. LeapFrog
SchoolHouse's multisensory products currently reach students in more than
100,000 classrooms across the United States, and product areas currently
include assessment, reading, language arts, math, English language
development, and early literacy. LeapFrog SchoolHouse is a business division
within the Education & Training Group of LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
(NYSE: LF), based in Emeryville, California. For more information, please
Celebrity's "X-Club" Youth Program offers a full, four-tiered program
year-round, led by fully qualified and experienced counselors, with age-
specific activities for Shipmates (ages 3-6), Cadets (ages 7-9), Ensigns (ages
10-12) and Admiral T's (ages 13-17). Children under three years of age may
enter the facility and join in the program if accompanied by an adult.
Celebrity Cruises offers comfortably sophisticated, upscale cruise
experiences with highly personalized service, authentic five-star dining, and
extraordinary attention to detail. Celebrity sails in Alaska, Bermuda,
California, the Caribbean, Europe, the Galapagos Islands, Hawaii, the Mexican
Riviera, the Panama Canal, and South America, and will begin sailing in
Australia and New Zealand in 2007. Noted for "The World's Best Large Ships,"
as voted by the readers of Conde' Nast Traveler (February 2006 Cruise Poll),
Celebrity's current nine-ship fleet will be joined by Celebrity Solstice in
2008, Celebrity Equinox in 2009, and a third Solstice-class ship in 2010. For
more information, call your travel agent, dial 1-800-437-3111, or visit the
Celebrity website at www.celebritycruises.com.
SOURCE Celebrity Cruises
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