Celebrity Cruises – Ultimate Cabin and Accommodation Guide
Considering booking a Celebrity Cruise and want more information on all the cabin types on offer? Then look no further with my ultimate guide to cabins and accommodation across the fleet.
Most cruise lines have a similar take on the structure of cabins, or staterooms, on a ship – principally they come in four forms. These are inside, oceanview (a window of some form), balcony and suites. However, each line has a slightly different approach to this. Broadly speaking, these also increase in cost in this order, but often you will find that cruise lines incentivise certain categories depending on the cruise, so it’s not uncommon to find balcony cabins being the same price or cheaper than oceanview and one reason I always recommend using a travel agent (you can get a handy cruise quote here).
This guide will take a closer look at the types of cabins found on Celebrity Cruises to help you choose the right cabin for you. This guide does not include information on Celebrity Cruises’ Galapagos fleet.
Kicking off the range of cabins on board Celebrity is the inside cabin. This inward facing cabin doesn’t have a window per-se but features the same quality as you would expect from any cabin on board the Celebrity fleet, including smart TVs, cashmere bedding and other facilities.
Typical room size (may vary): 181 sq. ft.
Details of what’s typically included:
- Celebrity’s exclusive eXhale® bedding featuring the Cashmere Mattress
- Queen size bed convertible to two lower beds
- Some staterooms may have a trundle bed
- Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe
- Interactive Television system
- Individual safe
- Dual voltage 110/220 AC (and USB on some ships)
- Mini-fridge (individual charges apply)
- Hair dryer
- Plush 100% cotton bathrobes and towels
- Premium Custom blended bath products
- Twice daily housekeeping service
- Signature friendly personalised service with a guest ratio of nearly 2:1
- Laundry service (service charge applies)
- Complimentary beach towel service
- Fresh ice delivered to stateroom upon request
- 24-hour room service (service charge can apply)
Oceanview cabins differ from their inside counterparts in providing some form of window, though its amenities are the same. This can vary wildly in terms of the window that’s offered. This can be anything from a port hole (small window) to a large window, or even floor to ceiling panoramic glass. In some instances, and itineraries, it can be much more cost effective to choose an oceanview with floor to ceiling windows than a balcony, especially if you know you’re not going to use the space, or if the weather is likely to be less favourable.
Typical room size (may vary): 181 sq. ft.
Again, Veranda, or balcony, cabins on Celebrity are broadly speaking the same layout as found with inside and oceanview cabins (though there are exceptions), but typically are larger rooms and of course they also include the external balcony space. They also come with the same amenities, with a few exceptions which we’ll talk about shortly. Differences start to emerge depending on where you are located on the ship, with some balconies being much larger than others depending on whether you are situated on ship, such as at the aft. Note that some of the entry level cabins will have slight obstructions, such as being next to a lifeboat – personally, this has never bothered me as I enjoy the outdoor space whatever.
Typical room size (may vary): 195 sq. ft. and 55 sq. ft. balcony
The concept of a veranda cabin has been taken even further on-board Celebrity Edge and Apex. Here, the majority of balconies have been replaced with what’s called the infinite veranda, resulting in much bigger rooms compared to other ships – with 23% extra space compared to other ships. The rooms have been designed to blur the distinction between indoor and outdoor space. The best way I can describe this is that where you would expect to have the balcony, there is a wintergarden indoor space with a large panoramic window. To turn this space from indoor to outdoor all you need do is press a button and the window parts and becomes a balcony. It’s very clever and as a result the room feels much bigger for it.
Concierge Class provides an enhanced experience to your balcony cabin. Expect check-in assistance, a pre-departure lounge, dining seating preferences, a pillow menu and other cabin amenities. These cabins are the same size as standard balconies, though tend to be located in more desirable locations of the ship, but for me, this is down to personal taste in terms of where you prefer to be located.
A unique offering in the cruise industry, Celebrity was the first line to offer an enhanced version of the balcony cabin that had direct spa benefits. The majority of these cabins are situated in peaceful areas of the ship and close to the on-board spa. The room itself includes a variety of unique features (in addition to those already found in a balcony cabin) including a Hangrohe shower panel, enhanced toiletries, aroma therapy diffuser and other treats such as daily tea and fruit.
The experience isn’t limited to your room, with unlimited access to the on-board Persian Garden spa lounge and an exclusive restaurant, Blu, featuring food with a healthy twist. Blu is one of my favourite restaurants at sea and would be a reason in itself to go Aqua.
The Retreat – a suite space
The Retreat is the name for the suite experience on board Celebrity ships. Not only does this include stunning luxurious accommodation, but also unparalleled service and exclusive spaces on board. This includes its own private restaurant, an exclusive lounge, and a sundeck.
On top of this, guests of The Retreat will also enjoy a long list of other benefits including shore excursions credit, premium drinks packages, streaming Wi-Fi, tips, in-suite dining, and further onboard credit. When you consider everything that’s included and what it could be used for, the suite experience definitely starts to look better value for money.
Suites also come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and as you can imagine get more and more extravagant. Let’s take a quick look:
While it is the entry level suite for Celebrity, don’t let that fool you. Skye Suites have so much to offer in some of the most exclusive parts of the ship. These large suites feature a mattress from the signature Cashmere Bedding Collection and a spacious, private veranda.
Suite size from: 300 sq. ft and balcony 79 sq. ft.
Building on the Skye Suite DNA, these suites feature similar amenities but are larger and feature two-rooms (a bedroom and living space). As a result, the balcony is also a larger space.
Suite size from: 395 sq. ft and balcony 105 sq. ft.
One of the newest offerings on board Celebrity is the Sunset Suite. Similar to a Celebrity Suite but situated at the front of the ship, this features large windows in both the bedroom and living space looking out over the bow, together with a balcony.
Suite size from: 296-575 sq. ft. and balcony: 53-242 sq. ft.
Signature Suite (Celebrity Reflection)
A unique offering to Celebrity Reflection are the Signature Suites. Located in a private area of the ship, these two-room suites are light and airy, and feature a whirlpool, high ceilings and full height glass doors and windows.
Suite size from: 441 sq. ft. and balcony 118 sq. ft.
Larger again, the Royal Suite really does take things up a notch, with a dedicated living area feature bar, seating and living space, together with a separate bedroom. It also features large soaking tub, a separate shower, a double sink vanity, and a spacious private veranda.
Suite size from: 590 sq. ft. and balcony 160 sq. ft.
Penthouse suites are some of the largest afloat, featuring a large master bedroom, expansive bathroom, dining area, guest bedroom and bathroom, terrace, and private hot tub. They even have an attentive butler on hand to ensure you never have to lift a finger during your holiday.
Suite size from: 1,290 sq. ft. and balcony 390 sq. ft.
Edge Villa Suite (Celebrity Edge Class)
Exclusive to Celebrity Edge Class, these six, duplex luxury residences are the first of their kind in the fleet. In these private oceanfront villas, indoor and outdoor living is seamlessly blended.
Suite size from: 951 sq. ft. over two-floors and balcony 211 sq. ft.
Reflection Suite (Celebrity Reflection)
Arguably the most exclusive and unique suite in the entire Celebrity fleet, the one-of-a-kind Reflection suite is located at the very front of Celebrity Reflection. Featuring extra-high ceilings and full-height glass doors and windows that display spectacular views; not only from the spacious sitting area but also from the bathroom—which awakens you with a cantilevered glass shower jutting over the sea. There’s nothing quite like it.
Suite size from: 1,635 sq. ft. and balcony 200 sq. ft.
Iconic Suite (Celebrity Edge Class
The two Iconic Suites found on the Celebrity Edge Class are like no other at sea. These stylish and contemporary spaces include floor to ceiling windows above the bridge of the ship, two large bedrooms, expansive bathrooms, living and dining space, butlers’ pantry, and a large sundeck, featuring a jacuzzi, to spread out in. Honestly, they’re on another level.
Suite size from: 2,592 sq. ft. and balcony 700 sq. ft.
A number of ships in the Celebrity fleet feature solo cabins. Celebrity Edge and Apex are home to 16 solo staterooms with an Infinite Veranda. Celebrity Silhouette also has four inside single staterooms perfect for solo guests.
The single stateroom is 131 sq.ft., giving you plenty of space to move around. Not only are single staterooms spacious, but they’re also outfitted with the same modern, sleek design and luxurious amenities like all of our staterooms.
Celebrity provides a number of staterooms across its fleet to support guests with mobility and other disabilities that require the use of accessible features in cabins. These rooms are designed with wider doors, roll-in showers, grab bars, lower sink and vanity, bathroom grab bars, higher toilet, and ramped thresholds. Most staterooms also offer a five-foot turning radius
So, which cabin would you choose? If you have any questions or comments please leave them below, let me know on social media or drop me a line.
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