Since its inception in 1989, Celebrity has held true to its original commitment of taking the very best aspects of classic, elegant cruising and updating them to reflect current lifestyles. What sets Celebrity apart from other vacation choices today is the cruise line’s passionate dedication to providing guests with a cruise experience that exceeds expectations. This has become the definition of Celebrity Cruises, and has set the worldwide standard for today’s expression of what first made cruising famous — high quality, superior design, spacious accommodations, grand style, attentive service and exceptional cuisine.
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.
In the beginning…
Since Celebrity’s first sailing in 1990, it has been recognized as an industry leader, praised for providing spacious, stylish interiors; dining experiences elevated to an art form; personalized service, with a guest-to-staff ratio of nearly 2:1 and unexpected, trendsetting on-board activities, all designed to provide an unmatchable experience for vacationers’ precious time. The introduction of Celebrity Cruises’ stylish, widely heralded Solstice Class of ships has reinforced Celebrity’s position as an industry leader.
It all began when Celebrity Cruises was founded in 1989 with the objective of fulfilling the travel industry’s need for a high-quality, premium cruise product at an intelligent price. The company was determined to set a new, worldwide standard for cruising, and to create a distinctive expression of superior quality, grand style, attentive service, spacious accommodations, and exceptional cuisine.
Dining & Pampering on Celebrity
Believing that the dining experience is an essential part of a quality cruise vacation, Celebrity custom-built galleys to create the finest gourmet cuisine at sea, preparing everything from scratch, using only the finest, freshest ingredients. Celebrity has offered rich, pampering experiences since its inception. More than 100 brand enhancements and new “tastes of luxury” were unveiled across the fleet in 2003, including welcome champagne and mimosas, cold towels and fresh sorbet poolside, expanded options in dining, including Sushi Cafes and pasta/pizza bars, sunset yoga and Pilates classes, and more.
The Lawn Club and more Amenities…
Celebrity’s Solstice Class features the industry’s first “Lawn Club” – an outdoor, country club-like venue featuring a lawn of real, growing grass where guests can practice their putting, play lawn games like croquet and lawn bowling, or simply relax under the sun and stars; the first Hot Glass Show at sea, presented in collaboration with The Corning Museum of Glass; and a slate of breathtaking new shows created in partnership with POET Theatricals. The Solstice Class also offers larger, more intuitive staterooms influenced by “Celebrity’s Leading Ladies,” five Boomer women with unique travel and hospitality insights.
The New Ships and “new” exclusives
The new ships present fewer inside staterooms than other ships – 90% of the ships’ staterooms offer outside views and 85% of staterooms have verandas – and feature an entirely new category of staterooms, “AquaClass,” designed with spa enthusiasts in mind, offering a host of exclusive amenities. AquaClass guests enjoy unlimited access to the Relaxation Room and Persian Garden, as well as priority seating in Blu, a specialty restaurant with healthy dishes created specifically for AquaClass guests. The ships also present a two-story AquaSpa, with the Relaxation Room and Persian Garden similar to those found on several other Celebrity ships.
Why Cruise with Celebrity?
Think of your cruise ship as a beautiful floating resort. And start from that viewpoint. What are the things you like to do? Are you a beach person or one who likes to learn about the history of an area? Is this vacation a romantic cruise or a family reunion? Do you have a time of year when you’re thinking of traveling? Now you’re ready to start planning…
Let someone cater to your every whim. One thing Celebrity is known for is our level of service-intuitive service with a keen eye for detail. Cold towels after a day at the beach? Done. Your preferred drink handed to you when you sit down to dinner? Done. With one crew member to nearly every two guests our staff prides itself on knowing what you want, a nanosecond before you even knew you wanted it.
Celebrity Cruises goes where you want to go. Think that cruise ships mostly go to the Caribbean? We travel to some of the world’s most interesting places like Buenos Aires, Argentina, Hong Kong, China, Sydney, Australia, the Alaskan Inside Passage, and Santorini, Greece. One of the best things? You can see so much and only have to unpack once.
Cuisine that takes you on a culinary journey. On every Celebrity ship, besides the Main Restaurant, there are up to 12 different restaurants to choose from including our Specialty Restaurants. Italian steakhouse? Savory crepes? Asian fusion? And a restaurant that can best be described as “uniquely unordinary”? Yes, they’re all here. The variety and quality is unmatched. Try Sushi lollipops, Cioppino, Mushroom Crusted Rack of Colorado Lamb, or Bistecca Tartare, to name just a few.
Airy spaces with all the right, tasteful details. Revitalizing havens give you a new perspective on the world from your private veranda. Our well-appointed staterooms were conceived by “Celebrity’s Leading Ladies.” Thanks to them, you’ll find special touches all over—including individual reading lights, room under your bed for your suitcases, modular closets for varied clothing lengths, and even a convenient shaving bar in the shower.
Go where you want. Do what you like. Some people assume when you take a cruise everything has already been decided. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. You decide where you want to go. With the freedom to do as much, or as little, as you’d like. And since we offer both traditional and Celebrity Select flexible dining, you can also decide at what time you’d like to eat. This is your vacation, after all. And we want to make it your best.
I would be happy to coordinate your Celebrity Cruise experience; please contact me to assist you in planning your next cruise! I have received my certification as a Celebrity 5 Star Agent recognized by Celebrity Cruises for my unique qualifications and knowledge as a voyage planning professional.