Ramadan is the holiest month of the year in the Islamic calendar, as Muslims believe during this month God revealed the first verses of the Koran. During the entire month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset. The month is for a time of spiritual discipline, and contemplation on one’s relationship with God. Related articles Ramadan 2019: When is Ramadan predicted to start this year? When will the moon sighting committee signal start of Ramadan? When does Ramadan start? The Muslim holy month begins on Sunday, May 5 and will end on Tuesday, June 4. Ramadan culminates in a festival known as Eid al-Fitr. A typical day for a Muslim observing the fast will begin before sunrise - waking to eat the first meal of the day. This meal will have to last until sunset, when only after the sun has gone down can food be eaten. Read More: Eid 2018 UK in PICTURES: How Eid al-Fitr was marked around Britain Ramadan 2019: When does Ramadan begin this year? (Image: GETTY) … [Read more...] about Ramadan 2019 dates: When does Ramadan start? What time is Iftar this year?
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Balcony cabins on cruise ships may never be the same. Celebrity Cruises this week is unveiling an innovative new design for the standard balcony cabin on ocean ships that features a full wall of glass. Debuting on the Miami-based line's new Celebrity Edge, the Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda cabins lack a separated balcony area that is accessible through a doorway at the end of the room. Instead, there is a wall of glass at the end of the room that slides open from the ceiling at the touch of a button. The glass descends to the level of a traditional balcony railing, creating a balcony-like feel. The new design allows for a bigger-than-normal interior cabin area. The area that would have been devoted to a traditional balcony is incorporated into the main cabin area – increasing its size by about 23 percent. Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn First look: Inside new Celebrity Cruises ship Celebrity Edge … [Read more...] about The edge of innovation: New cabin design on Celebrity ship brings floor-to-ceiling windows
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn First look: Inside new Celebrity Cruises ship Celebrity Edge Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Celebrity Cruises this month is unveiling Celebrity Edge, the first of a new series of vessels with an innovative design. Celebrity Cruises Fullscreen Built at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in St. Nazaire, France, Celebrity Edge is the first new Celebrity Cruises ship in six years. At 129,500 gross tons, it's also Celebrity's biggest ship ever. Celebrity Cruises Fullscreen Among Edge's most notable features: A 90-ton platform the size of a tennis court that is cantilevered over its side. Called the Magic Carpet, the platform moves up and down the side of the ship serving functions that range from a tender boarding platform to restaurant. Celebrity Cruises Fullscreen The focal point of the exterior decks of Celebrity Edge is its Pool Deck, which … [Read more...] about Celebrity Cruises CEO: New ship Celebrity Edge will be transformational for brand
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Hawaii cruise: The allure of a voyage around the islands Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. The biggest player in Hawaii cruises is Norwegian Cruise Line, which has a ship based year-round in the islands. The 2,186-passenger Pride of America sails every Saturday out of Honolulu to the islands of Maui, Hawaii and Kaui. Danny Lehman, ©Danny Lehman Fullscreen Cruises to Hawaii often include a visit to Honolulu on the island of Oahu. sorincolac / Getty Images Fullscreen One of most popular attractions in Hawaii for cruisers is the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu. It's just a short taxi ride away from the city's main cruise pier. Shutterstock.com Fullscreen The Hanalei River on the island of Kauai can be visited during port calls at the island. Getty Images Fullscreen Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the island … [Read more...] about Hawaii cruises: What you need to know in the wake of this year’s volcano eruption
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The ugliest cruise ships at sea? You be the judge Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. There was a time when even the biggest passenger vessels were sleek and streamlined to cut through the waves. They often had gracious curves and elegant superstructures. But those days are long gone. As cruise ships have gotten bigger over the years, they've also gotten boxier and less appealing to the eye. Some might even call them ugly -- at least as they appear from the outside. Here, Royal Caribbean's new Symphony of the Seas -- the world's biggest cruise ship. Royal Caribbean International Fullscreen Capable of carrying up to 6,680 passengers, Symphony of the Seas is not only the biggest cruise ship at sea but the fattest, with a width of 215.5 feet. Its water slides soar high above the ship's pool decks and tree-lined atrium. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY Fullscreen Royal Caribbean's Harmony … [Read more...] about Is the new crop of cruise ships the ugliest ever? You be the judge