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This Partnership is a Glass Act!

Posted by Kellyn Lopes & Patrick O'Herron
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Celebrity Cruises partners with the Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG) to present Hot Glass Shows at Sea—a live, narrated glassblowing demonstration. The Hot Glass Show, which has been a tremendous success, is now a regular part of the entertainment aboard the Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Equinox, and Celebrity Eclipse. Each ship includes a hotshop on the top deck of the ship where the demonstrations take place. A popular activity for guests, the Hot Glass Show at Sea reaches more than 300,000 people each year.

Each cruise employs three full-time glassmakers who are given the opportunity to travel the world on the ship and showcase their artistic skills. Celebrity auctions off works made at the Hot Glass Show at the end of each cruise. The proceeds of those sales are donated to CMoG’s glassmaking school, The Studio, supporting a robust scholarship program enabling students to take glassmaking classes in Corning, New York.

“Our Museum’s mission is to tell the world about glass,” said Karol Wight, Executive Director of the Corning Museum of Glass. “More than 400,000 people come to our Museum campus each year, and we also look for ways to reach even more people globally. By collaborating with Celebrity Cruises and presenting shows on three of their ships to about 300,000 guests each year, we are able to almost double our reach.” 

Celebrity consistently aims to integrate the arts into its cruise entertainment. In addition to the Hot Glass Show, the ships hold ballroom dance lessons, hands-on arts classes and lectures, and a self-guided iPad tour of the ships’ extensive on-board art collections. By partnering with the arts, Celebrity Cruises offers unique and memorable experiences for its guests.

For more information on Celebrity Cruises Hot Glass Show at sea, visit CelebrityCruises.com.

 

Photos from top: Hot Glass Show at Sea, courtesy of Corning Museum of Glass; photo courtesy of Celebrity Cruises.

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