Celebrity cruises prides itself on its cool, contemporary design and warm spaces, together with high levels of service. You will not find waterslides, rock climbing walls, or surf simulators on board. Instead you’ll find chic bars and spaces, impressive entertainment and amazing food. Sounds good right?
Celebrity offers a wide variety of itineraries across the globe. Destination immersion is a key part of this and the line offers regular overnight stays in ports to allow passengers to experience more and not feel rushed. Celebrity also tends to operate longer (greater than 7 day) itineraries depending on where you are sailing from.
In addition to this, Celebrity is one of a handful of cruise lines to offer sailings around the Galapagos Islands, through a three-strong fleet of small ships.
Celebrity offers a variety of rooms to suit all needs. This includes well-appointed interior, ocean view and balcony cabins, as well as what the line terms Concierge Class cabins, which add a number of additional perks including priority boarding and a concierge service. Then there’s Aqua Class, offering all the amenities of Concierge Class, but adding in an exclusive restaurant, Blu, unlimited access to the Personal Garden spa lounge and other amenities.
Celebrity also offer a variety of upscale suites, including the one of a kind Reflection Suite found on Celebrity Reflection. Facing out over the bow of the ship the Reflection Suite oozes desirability and embodies the line’s catch-phrase of modern luxury. The crown in the jewel of the suite is perhaps the bathroom, of all things. Cantilevered over the side of the ship is an all-glass shower – and don’t worry optional one way class has been included at the flick of a switch!.
Celebrity ships are a foodie heaven, with a variety of venues serving cuisines to satisfy any appetite. This includes the complimentary main restaurants, to speciality dining, including Qsine, a quirky, unique experience where you order intriguing dishes, such as sushi lollipops and lobster escargot by iPad. Not to be missed.
Staff and service
For me what makes a good cruise experience great is the staff and service you receive. Celebrity provide a superb service wherever you may find yourself on board. They will try to anticipate your needs and provide special touches throughout your journey.
They’ve got the edge
Celebrity is an innovative brand where it tries to push the boundaries of design. For instance, with the Solstice class of 5 ships, which first debuted on 2008, they introduced a new area on the top of the ship called the Lawn Club. And yes you’ve guessed it, it is a real lawn where people can sit, relax or play lawn games. The feature varies from ship to ship with some including exclusive lawn cabanas, live music, hot glass art shows, or speciality restaurants. It’s a great space to experience, especially whilst looking out over the sea.
In 2018 Celebrity will launch its newest ship, Celebrity Edge. Their first new ship in a number of years, it will look to take Modern Luxury to the next level. Using some of the world’s best interior designers, Edge will reimagine what a stateroom will be, including the new Edge stateroom, where at the touch of a button the living space becomes the balcony.
The ship will feature a number of novel and innovative spaces, some of which have not yet been revealed. One such space is the Magic Carpet. Cantilevered over the side of the ship, this tennis court-sized space will move vertically between different decks transforming into different venues, including bars and eateries, depending on where it it situated. I for one cannot wait to see what Celebrity have up their sleeve with Edge!
Want to know more?
Visit the Celebrity Cruises website here.