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With the introduction of its Solstice Class of ships, Celebrity Cruises entered a new era of larger ships and higher capacity -- competing even with the likes of Carnival Cruise Lines -- but don't mourn just yet for the little cruise line that offers personalized service. After all, no one believed Celebrity could maintain its standards with its birth of Millennium-class ships. But it managed quite nicely, adding a series of enhancements that pleased even the most stalwart fans of smaller ships.
Celebrity Solstice (2008), Celebrity Equinox (2009), Celebrity Eclipse (2010), Celebrity Silhouette (2011) and Celebrity Reflection (2012) measure 122,000 tons (Silhouette and Reflection are slightly larger). All are about 30 percent larger than the Celebrity's newest Millennium-class ships.
With these 2,850-passenger ships (2,886 in in the case of Silhouette and 3,046 for Reflection), Celebrity rocked the notion that a cruise line that positions itself in the "premium" market must keep its ships small and cozy. The plan has worked. The interior architecture of the Solstice Class ships is the best we've seen in some time, and even on a full sailing, the ships feel half empty. Passenger flow is excellent, with no lines and no crowding, and onboard evolutions -- including a top-of-ship Lawn Club featuring real grass -- have been welcomed and successful. The Solstice Class features were so popular that Celebrity added some of the restaurant, lounge and decor concepts to its Millennium-class ships (see our slideshow of Constellation's refurb).
Aside from these "new ship" developments, Celebrity Cruises has spent the past few years -- pretty much since the launch of its last Millennium-class ship, Constellation, in 2002 -- upgrading onboard services and amenities. The goal in turning its attention inward was to introduce enhancements that would position the cruise line as a competitor to luxury line Crystal Cruises, albeit with a younger passenger demographic.
Celebrity also has been focusing on land-based options bundled with cruises, giving passengers the chance to spend time in destinations, such as Alaska and Ecuador.
Celebrity was founded in 1989 by the Greece-based Chandris Group, which established the line's reputation as an upscale big-ship operator. Celebrity was acquired by Royal Caribbean in 1997 and now operates as its sister cruise line. With the 2004 launch of its wildly successful Celebrity Xpedition program, the line has been able to offer its upscale, active passenger base a new option: a once-in-a-lifetime, up-close-and-personal Galapagos Islands experience. Celebrity has become the only big-ship cruise line to offer year-round sailings there.
But you won't find Celebrity Millennium or Celebrity Summit trawling these small-ship waters. Instead, the company acquired the former Sun Bay I, a 2,329-ton, 98-passenger vessel, and transformed it into the 92-passenger Celebrity Xpedition. The aim? To combine the line's stylishness with more adventurous destinations.
The Celebrity fleet currently consists of 11 ships.
Celebrity Zenith joined the company in its earliest incarnation. (The "vintage" ship left the fleet in 2007.) The later addition of Celebrity Century, Celebrity Galaxy and Celebrity Mercury reflected the first real evolution -- vessels that were sleeker and larger, and possessed intriguing design elements and impressive collections of contemporary art. (Celebrity Galaxy left the fleet in March 2009; Mercury left the fleet in February 2011.)
The Millennium class followed with Celebrity Millennium, Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Summit and Celebrity Constellation, all measuring 91,000 tons and carrying 1,950 passengers. This group of ships carries through the company's art and culinary visions while also achieving firsts in their own right, from all-glass elevator banks and spa cafes to new alternative restaurants that pay homage to history's great ocean liners.
With the introduction of Celebrity Solstice in November 2008, the line took its vision to the next level. Sister ship Celebrity Equinox followed in summer 2009, Celebrity Eclipse in spring 2010 and Celebrity Silhouette in summer 2011, all of which carry 2,850 passengers. The final Solstice-class ship, Celebrity Reflection, launched in October 2012, with 3,030 passengers.
On the refurbishment front, Celebrity invested $100-plus million to overhaul its four Millennium-class ships. The four ships gained several of the most popular features found on the Solstice-class quartet, including a creperie and Italian steakhouse. Celebrity Constellation was the first to receive the dramatic makeover when it went under the knife in spring 2010. Infinity (November 2011), Summit (January 2012) and Millennium (April 2012) followed.
Celebrity Cruises Fleet
Moments join together to make a memorable cruise vacation. Aboard Celebrity, these moments include the quiet joy of discerning an Alexander Valley Cabernet from an Australian Shiraz with the help of our expert sommelier. Or the satisfaction of perfecting your culinary skills during our cooking workshop led by a top chef. Perhaps it's as simple as finding your bed turned down just the way you like it. Whatever your fancy, we're here to make it come true. Celebrity's famous personal service with a taste of luxury will make you feel like the only guest on board.
Maybe it's the fact that you're greeted by name. Perhaps it's because you merely mentioned a favorite dessert and it appears without your asking. As you cool off with chilled towels upon your return from a shore excursion, you just know something is different aboard Celebrity. With one staff member for every two guests, Celebrity's personal service anticipates your every need. In your stateroom, outside by the pool, in the AquaSpa®, anywhere at all, at anytime, our onboard family goes the extra mile to ensure every aspect of your cruise is just the way you want it. Combining traditional European hospitality and warm engaging service, Celebrity's service is consistently top-rated by such experts as Conde Nast Traveler.
Let Celebrity tantalize your palate with our award-winning cuisine. Prepared by world-renowned chefs, our culinary delights are made from scratch using only the finest, fresh ingredients. From casual eateries like the AquaSpa Cafe serving light, healthy fare to specialty restaurants where meals are prepared tableside, there are choices sure to please those with even the most discerning tastes. Enjoy indoor dining in our smoke-free environments or outdoor dining poolside. Aboard Celebrity, the choice is yours.
Experience masterful cuisine, exceptional service and sweeping ocean views in a most refined dining atmosphere.
Celebrity satisfies a variety of dietary needs. Menu selections include "Lean and Light", meeting standards recommended by the American Diabetes Association and the American Cancer Society for reduced fat content, children's menus and Pacific Northwest specialties. We are happy to accommodate your special dietary requirements such as vegetarian, kosher, diabetic, low-fat, low-sodium, low-cholesterol, gluten-free and lactose-free diets. Once you have booked your cruise, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-722-5472 xt 34492 with your dietary request.
Enjoy Celebrity fine wines on board and at home. Formulated exclusively for you, our most distinguished guests.
Savor our exceptional fare in a collection of casual eateries throughout your ship.
Enjoy the same world-class cuisine Celebrity is known for in a more relaxed environment. You'll find yourself going back for more - but remember to save room for dessert. You'll find delectable treats you won't want to miss.
Let your cravings go wild. Order up a pizza of your choice. Grab a burger and fries or pasta dish in a relaxed, poolside environment serving lunch and dinner.
At night, dive into your favorite fresh sushi choices at the Sushi Cafe. From California Rolls to Nigiri, enjoy the delicious flavor and colorful form of this Japanese culinary art.
The AquaSpa Cafe serves a light and healthy cuisine from breakfast until evening. Tranquility permeates the atmosphere lending to a fulfilling casual dining experience.
Relax while enjoying a cappuccino and a European pastry with a friend at the Cova Cafe. Featuring Cova liqueurs, chocolates, and fresh pastries, this jewel offers a scrumptious taste of decadence. *Available on Millennium-class ships only
Culinary artistry and classic elegance combine to create a most distinctive dining experience at sea.
Adorned with magnificent chandeliers handcrafted of radiant Murano glass, the Century's "Murano" specialty restaurant, named for the island of Murano near Venice, Italy, where glass-blowing has been a fine art and tradition since the 13th century, is reminiscent of the subtle charm and timeless beauty of one of the world's most romantic cities. A hand-painted mural at the end of the 66-seat venue displays whimsical silhouettes depicting an enchanting tale of travel and adventure, while a large, round granite medallion composed of jewel-toned stone resembles the antique paving of medieval European cities and creates the feeling of an Italian piazza. The menu, cuisine and service for Murano will follow the celebrated style of Celebrity's Millennium-class specialty restaurants, which presented the industry's first tableside cooking, carving and flambe and will feature delectable menu selections such as Saltimbocca Alla Romana and Steak Diane.
Entering transatlantic passenger service in 1911, the RMS Olympic embodied the opulence and grandeur historic ocean liners are known for. Asked to be of service in World War I, RMS Olympic earned the name "Old Reliable" for her wartime heroics.The RMS Olympic Restaurant transports guests back in time where they can marvel at original paneling from the RMS Olympic while they savor the rich, creamy flavor of Goat Cheese Souffle with Tomato Coulis complemented by a glass of vintage sauvignon blanc. Featuring tableside service, a demonstration kitchen and a dine-in wine cellar, the RMS Olympic Restaurant provides a classic taste of luxury, elegance and culinary delight.
Establishing a new speed record for transatlantic crossing in 1952, the SS United States made its mark in history. Its namesake, the SS United States Restaurant, makes its mark upon Celebrity guests with its exquisite decor - featuring actual glass panels from the original ship - and tantalizing cuisine.An entree first served in the dining room onboard the original SS United States is prepared for twenty-first century guests. Roast Long Island Duckling a l'Orange Stuffed with Fruit is just one of a host of intriguing menu selections diners will savor in this Specialty Restaurant.
Furnished with outstanding art deco fittings by the era's best-known French designers, the SS Normandie was considered the ultimate ocean liner of her day. Winning the prestigious Blue Riband award for speed in North Atlantic crossings five times over, she was the first ocean liner to exceed 1,000 feet.Summit's Normandie Restaurant provides guests with an elegant, alternative dining experience with menu selections inspired by the Normandy region of France, such as Flambeed Scampi flamed in Armagnac accompanied by a 1999 Chassagne Montrachet Chardonnay.
Heralding the inception of Art Deco design into shipbuilding, the Ile de France launched a new era in 1927. Her design combining European tradition and modern decor is reflected in the Ocean Liners Restaurant. Showcasing a number of rare artifacts, this unique restaurant will whisk you back in time to an age of post-war jubilance and glamorous innovation.Dining in the style of the great transatlantic passenger ships of the mid-twentieth century, guests enjoy such delicacies as Rack of Lamb en Croute complemented by a vintage burgundy.
Enjoy breakfast on your veranda or a romantic dinner for two from the resplendent privacy of your stateroom.
Select from zesty soups, fresh salads, gourmet sandwiches, pizzas and desserts on the room-service menu. Should you decide to dine-in during restaurant luncheon and dinner hours, enjoy your selection from the restaurant menu. Simply request the menus of the day from your butler or stateroom attendant.Morning meals include Continental breakfast served, on request, in your stateroom between 6:30am and 10:00am. Full breakfast is served between 7:30am and 10:00am.
Dress appropriately for every dining occasion with these detailed guidelines.
Celebrity's evening dress codes include three types: formal, casual and informal. The daily program, delivered to your stateroom and available at the Guest Relations Desk, will be your guide to the appropriate evening attire. Formal Night Attire: Ladies: Evening gown or fancy dress Gentlemen: Tuxedo, dinner jacket or dark suit Informal Night Attire: Ladies: Informal dress or pants and blouse Gentlemen: Jacket and tie with slacks Casual Night Attire: Ladies: Pantsuit or sporty outfit Gentlemen: Sport shirt and slacks Dining in jeans detracts from the overall ambience and is therefore not allowed in the main dining room after 6:00pm.Evening dress codes apply to both main restaurant dining as well as specialty restaurant dining*.
Dining options abound aboard Celebrity. For breakfast and lunch, jeans, shorts and casual daywear are allowed in all dining venues before 6:00pm. After 6:00pm, this attire is allowed only in casual restaurants and cafes.
Formal evenings call for formal attire. Arrange for tailored, elegant formalwear to be delivered directly to your stateroom with Cruiseline Formalwear. With an elegant line of eveningwear for ladies and classic, stylish formalwear for men, you'll look as famous as you feel. To order, visit www.cruiselineformal.com
Celebrity Cruises' elegant, formal evenings include the Captain's Welcome Cocktail Party and Dinner, the Captain's Farewell Dinner, and a third or fourth "formal" night for those cruises sailing more than seven nights. Eveningwear should be planned for according to the length of your cruise. The following schedule outlines the number of formal nights you'll enjoy:Cruise lengthCasualInformalFormal4-night 2 1 16-night 2 1 17-night 3 2 29-night 4 2 310-night 5 2 311-night 5 3 312-night 6 3 314-night 7 4 3
Aboard Celebrity, you'll find unlimited opportunities to indulge your interests. Attend an informative onboard lecture, discover unique treasures in our upscale boutiques or test your love for competition. Collect fine pieces of art during an onboard auction. Our lavish Vegas-style spectaculars promise extravagant entertainment for all, or try your luck in the exhilarating casino. Then take in the non-stop, high-energy of our nightclubs and lounges. In pursuit of a slower pace? Sink into the welcoming arms of a leather club chair and listen to the sounds of a grand piano in the refined atmosphere of Michael's Club. Our array of entertaining options will ensure a most delightful and distinctive cruise experience for everyone.
Enhance your knowledge of a wide range of topics, from wine tasting to digital photography, in a relaxed ocean setting.
Expand your horizons by attending our informative onboard lecture series. Gain new perspective on a wide range of topics presented by experienced guides sharing their vast knowledge. Hear from hard-hitting experts in a wide array of fields during these captivating talks.
Acquire new skills or refine your palate with the guidance of our professional sommeliers. Discover a soothing chardonnay or a rich, robust cabernet as you sniff, swirl and savor our collection.
Add even more to your cruise experience by expanding your computer knowledge. Polish your PowerPoint skills or share your journey with friends and family via email. Interested in digital photography? Participate in our onboard class or sit in on a lecture to learn more about capturing and enhancing your memories digitally.
Celebrity ships offer a daily Catholic mass, a special Sunday mass and a Sunday ecumenical service, all hosted by a Roman Catholic Priest. During Easter and Christmas, a Protestant Minister is onboard to perform services. A Rabbi or Cantor is onboard to conduct services during Passover, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Hanukah.
Exclusive performances and dazzling shows promise to fascinate your mind and captivate your imagination.
Marvel at the talent of Celebrity's singers and dancers as you are transported to another world. Soft, comfortable seating and Celebrity-style cocktail service highlight this elegant showroom.
The perfect spot for small group meetings, our Cinema/Conference Center is also where you'll find our Celebrity Discoveries Enrichment Series Lectures, Interactive Game Shows and Informational Seminars.
Roll the dice, play your card or spin to win in our thrilling casinos.
Try your luck at long-time favorites like blackjack and roulette. Or choose from a wide range of tables and slot machines.
A sophisticated casino atmosphere combined with state-of-the-art gaming waits aboard each Celebrity ship.
Everything you need to know for an unforgettable gaming experience, from casino credits to hours of operation.
Learn more about the rules of conduct that ensure fair and professional gaming of the highest standard aboard Celebrity.
Stroll among our fine shops and sophisticated galleries offering countless treasures.
With his breathtaking designs, world-renowned floral designer Emilio Robba inspires a renewed appreciation of nature's petals and blooms. Showcased for your pleasure and purchase, delight the ones you love with a truly unique form of art. Emilio Robba's exclusive collection of silk flowers, arrangements vases, gifts and home fragrances are sold around the world. View his website at www.emiliorobba.com.
Exploring a new destination is exciting and memorable. Make the most of your time ashore with port and shopping highlights shared by our onboard guide. They will answer questions and enlighten you with facts, suggestions and tips for your visit to each new port-of-call.
Add to your personal masterpiece collection with original works by renowned artists.
Conducted with great panache, our auctions offer original works from many well-known artists. Critical commentaries by scholars from Harvard, Yale and the National Gallery make this a unique and exciting opportunity. Watercolors, serigraphs, lithographs, etchings, engravings, mixed media and works of Animation Art are offered and will appeal to almost every taste.
with a latte sipped in a cozy cafe or a perfectly blended martini.
Soak up the sounds of a grand piano as you share an intimate nightcap in this locale. The rich tones and deep, welcoming chairs of Michael's Club make it the ideal place to savor a single-malt scotch or late-evening cordial.
A chilled glass; the purest gin; a touch of dry vermouth; vigorously shaken - not stirred - and three plump green olives. Perhaps a trendier "Chocolate Kiss" is more your style. Offering 26 varieties of this quintessential beverage, one is sure to hit the spot.
Plush seating and subdued lighting make an intimate conversation and a romantic champagne toast, well, perfect.
When the night is yet young, dance until the wee hours in one of our high-energy nightclubs to the sounds of our pulsating DJ mixes.
Envelop yourself in warmth and comfort as you curl up with a novel. Enjoy the quiet luxury of our library at sea.
Admire the greenery and colorful splendor of some of nature's most beautiful designs in this floating botanical conservatory. With creations by Emilio Robba, famed Parisian silk flower designer, you can learn the art of flower arranging or simply take in the beauty of your natural surroundings. *Available on Millennium-class ships only.
Keep your mind and body active in creative and entertaining ways.
Nothing gets your blood flowing like some sporting competition, whether it's against other takers or your own personal best. Your days can be filled with basketball, Pilates, paddle tennis, volleyball (in and out of the pool), and so much more.
If you've always been sure that you would leave a TV game show with newfound millions, our Newlywed, Not-So-Newlywed and other lively game-shows-with-a-twist should tickle your brain and your love for spirited challenges.
Whether your favorite party theme involves limbo, jitterbug or disco, there's a theme to transport you to another time and place.
Aboard Celebrity, we invite you to indulge your mind, body and spirit. Let us transport you to a whole new world with treatments inspired by rituals from exotic cultures in our world-famous AquaSpa® by Elemis. Or, if you prefer, challenge yourself to an invigorating spinning class overlooking a vast ocean through breathtaking floor-to-ceiling windows. Then pamper yourself with a deluxe manicure or luxurious facial and enjoy every moment to the fullest. Regardless of how you unwind, it's our goal to leave you feeling renewed and revived.
Discover the state of complete tranquility in the largest, most luxurious spa afloat. The AquaSpa offers an array of treatments designed to take you to a higher level of relaxation.
Invigorate your skin and body with an exotic lime and ginger salt glow, then breathe in the cleansing jasmine flower bathwater as your tensions slowly melt away. With treatments designed to soothe every aspect of your being, you'll emerge refreshed and restored.
Rediscover your senses in the aromatic warmth of the Persian Garden or immerse yourself in the soothing salt water of the Thalassotherapy Pool* as warm bubbles caress your muscles and skin. Surrounded by beauty, find the perfect way to unwind and drift away. *Thalassotherapy Pool is not available onboard Century.
Outfitted with the latest in aerobic and weight-training equipment, our Fitness Center offers specialized classes and private instruction from certified personal trainers.
From step aerobics to spinning, never miss a beat as you take in the great outdoors, indoors. Build strength, flexibility and body awareness with our comprehensive yoga, pilates and body-sculpting classes. Led by certified instructors, our classes rival those of the most elite health and fitness facilities.
Regardless of your fitness level and movement experience, Celebrity's fitness facility empowers you with tools for health of body and peace of mind. Using the latest equipment and machines - including lifecycles, treadmills, stairmasters, virtual reality bikes, free climbers and rowing ergometers - transform your state of mind as well as your physique. Not sure what routine to follow? Our certified personal trainers will develop a customized program to help you meet your goals. Or, enhance your workout with one of these training sessions: The Metabolism Booster; Mind, Body and Soul; Oh, My Aching Back; Help! I Don't Belong to a Gym; Work That Body; Body Composition Analysis; The Total Fitness Package.
Celebrity's first-of-its-kind experience, Acupuncture at Sea, invites you to give yourself to the recovery of balance and harmony between the physical, emotional and spiritual you.
Acupuncture is a whole health care system that strengthens your immune system and serves to prevent disease and control pain, through the insertion of thin acupuncture needles at specific points on the body where energy collects. Learn more about acupuncture.
Acupuncturists licensed by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine will help you dissolve accumulated stress while restoring your body's natural balance and energy.
This traditional Chinese art of healing will leave you feeling renewed and refreshed, and your vital energy will flow as you find great relief for long-standing or recent ailments.
Treatments available are centered on pain management, smoking cessation, weight loss and stress management. After just one session, you'll experience acupuncture's wellness effects on your circulation, heart, stomach, skin, cells and mood. To learn more about the unique acupuncture services offered, click here.
Quench your thirst and nourish your body with light, healthy fare in a most relaxing environment.
Quench your thirst with a fresh fruit smoothie or enjoy a crisp salad topped with colorful vegetables. From seafood and lean meats to soups, salads and fruits, the AquaSpa Cafe serves light fare with a wide range of appeal. Breakfast is served from 7:30am-10:00am and for lunch from 12:00pm-3:00pm. *Available on Millennium-class ships and Century only.
There's so much for your children to do in the Celebrity X-Club that keeps them engaged and having a great time in an environment designed just for them. A Welcome Aboard Orientation will fill you in on all the details of the X-Club. Plus, you're invited to stop by the Fun Factory with your children on the first day of your sailing for an Open House. They can explore all the possibilities and you can get answers to any questions you may have. You can also go ahead and get them registered for the activities that excite them. From teen-oriented explorations and entertainment to special opportunities for toddlers and their parents to interact with each other, the X-Club is designed to make sure your children enjoy their Celebrity experience as much as you do. You can even join your children for X-Club Family Events like Karaoke, Family Disco, Bingo and more. Programs are available year round From 9 a.m. each morning, or half an hour before arriving in each port. Our five-tiered program includes: Toddler Time (under 3 years old), Ship Mates(SM) (ages 3-6), Celebrity Cadets(SM) (ages 7-9), Ensigns(SM) (ages 10-12), Admiral Ts(SM) (ages 13-17)
Celebrity would like to offer pagers to use while onboard should they have a child with disabilities, special needs, allergies or in the event you wish to participate in their fun filled youth activities. Pagers are first come-first serve and have limited availability. *(Not available on Century, Galaxy & Mercury).
Children participating in organized X-Club events must be age 3 and fully potty trained. However you can accompany your child to the Fun Factory or any organized activity. Toddler Time is also offered to allow the parents of toddlers and their children to interact with other children their age. The X-Club team will provide suitable toys and products for your toddlers. Please check the X-Club daily program for times and locations. In accordance with USPH policies and standards, Celebrity has provided each vessel with lavatory based changing tables and baby wipes.
This is where the magic happens and the fun starts. A place exclusively for our junior cruisers. Open from 9:00am until 10:00pm each and every night, entertaining every child and teen onboard the vessel with crafts, games, toys, arcade games, music, karaoke, a ball pit and much much more Come step inside on the first day of the cruise for our Open House, where families can get all the information they need about the X-Club and we plan each junior cruiser's fun-filled vacation.
It's the first moment of your life together. Your celebration of togetherness. With Celebrity, create a wonderfully memorable wedding in the destination of your choice. Whether it's a stunning cliff-top wedding in Greece or an elegant affair onboard our luxurious Celebrity fleet, we believe love is best served with a perfect experience. In true Celebrity style, we'll attend to every detail so you can concentrate on the only thing that matters - each other. Click here s the first moment of your life together. Your celebration of togetherness. With Celebrity, create a wonderfully memorable wedding in the destination of your choice. Whether it's a stunning cliff-top wedding in Greece or an elegant affair onboard our luxurious Celebrity fleet, we believe love is best served with a perfect experience. In true Celebrity style, we'll attend to every detail so you can concentrate on the only thing that matters - each other. Click here for more details regarding Captain-officiated wedding ceremonies and vow renewals which will be available to book shortly.
Give your dreams the attention they deserve. Our Celebrity Weddings & Vow Renewals at Sea allow you to be the architect of your dreams by offering almost endless options. Whether it is planning a dream ceremony perched high above blue waters, at an exotic castle in Europe or with a Captain-officiated ceremony while sailing, Celebrity Weddings & Vow Renewals at Sea make it easy for you to create memories of a lifetime. To learn more about the wedding packages we offer, e-mail us at email@example.com or call us at 1-866-535-2352.
Enjoy the best of everything with enhancements that include blooming flower arrangements, precision photography and live music and entertainment.
Set the right tone for your lifetime together with live music or your favorite songs from a disc jockey.
Add just the right touch to your affair with blooms and greenery as magnificent as they appear in nature.
The proclamation of a life of love expressed with elegantly crafted stationery and memorable wedding favors.
Capture the moments forever with our professional onboard photography.
Your first event as a married couple. Let Celebrity treat you famously with our elegant reception choices.
Perhaps an elegant table for two in a dramatic setting is in order. Specialty dining reservations aboard Millennium, Infinity, Summit and Constellation ensure an unforgettable evening. Or if you choose, linger over a romantic breakfast in bed as you embark upon your lifetime together. Whatever your mood, Celebrity caters to your every desire.
There's no better way to ensure a relaxed and glowing wedding party than with manicures, pedicures, shampoos and hair up-dos in the AquaSpa® by Elemis Spa and Salon. A luxurious massage soothes your quiet excitement.
Every aspect of your wedding experience creates an ambiance of romance and allure. Make your arrival and departure comfortable and memorable with our transportation choices. (Additional fees may apply.)
Elegant eveningwear and classic formalwear through Cruiseline Formalwear ensure a most stunning affair. Perfectly altered and delivered directly to your stateroom.
Bring your wedding experience to life over and over again with our videography services. Editing selections include "in camera" and deluxe edited versions. For more information on planning your wedding, contact us at 1-866-535-2352.
True Love Knot Renewal: Unique Captain performed ceremony reinforcing the bonds that brought you together from the beginning. Pre-cruise Event Manager; Intimate Wedding Location on board the Ship; Special Nautical Renewal Ceremony Officiated by Ship's Captain; Commemorative Vow Renewal Certificate signed by the Captain; Recorded ceremony music; Petite Bouquet for Bride*; Matching Boutonniere for Groom; One hour Photography Service; 1-8x10 photograph of the couple with Captain, signed by the Captain; 1-8x10 photograph of the ship; Bottle of Champagne; 2 "Special Memories" engraved champagne flutes; Cake for Two; Breakfast for two, delivered to your stateroom; *Floral upgrade available Package Cost: $650.00
Sit Down Luncheon with Soft Drinks & Red and White Wine*: Cost: $46.00 per person (plus tax) US Dollars This is a two (2) hour reception, serving a minimum of 25 guests. Soup: • Light Crème of Cepes Cappuccino Salad: • Tossed Baby Lettuce with Snipped Chives Entrees: • Pave of North Atlantic Cod Emulsion of Mussel Juice and White Wine Scented with Saffron Threads Or •Artichoke Crushed Rack of Lamb Basil Whipped, Black Olives and Artichokes Dessert: • Crepes Suzette served with Vanilla Ice Cream and Berries Or • Chocolate Souffle The most Classic and Well known Light Souffle Please note; Menu is subject to change at Chef's discretion Hot and Cold Canapes with Open Bar: Cost: $32.00 per person (plus tax) US Dollars This is a one (1) hour reception, serving a minimum of 16 guests and a maximum of 35 guests. Hot Canapes: • Chicken Sate with Peanut Butter Sauce • Mushrooms in Filo Dough • Curried Beef and Chutney • Vegetable Spring Rolls Cold Canapes: • Spinach Spread on Wheat Toast • Smoked Salmon Trout Canape • Greek Salad on a Cucumber • Island Turkey Salad on a Scone Bar Service: Call brands with mixers, house wine, beer, soda and juice served to you and your guests by Celebrity wait staff. • Upgrade to Premium Brand Bar Service for an additional $6.50per person Please note; Selections are also available in vegetarian. Substitutions may be made at the Chef's discretion. Food Stations*: • Shrimp Pyramid, Cocktail Sauce and Fine Champagne Sauce $14.00 per person • Pasta Station $7.00 per person • Carving Station starting at $10.00 per person Cheese Trolley: • Domestic Cheeses with traditional Crackers and Fruits $8.50 per person * These are available as an addition to your canape reception package only. Points to Remember: • Please note that prices do not include applicable sales tax. • Please remember that cruise ship weddings are not traditional weddings and all enhancements and pricing are subject to change based on ship and itinerary.
Cancellation Policy: For a refund of your wedding or ceremony enhancements, "Celebrity Weddings" must receive notice of cancellation in writing no later than sixty (60) days prior to your sailing date. A refund, less $250.00 US Dollars administration fee and the license fees, will be issued. Refunds will not be granted for cancellations made less than sixty (60) days prior to sail date.
Life's special moments are cause for celebration. What better way to commemorate a wedding, honeymoon, reunion, birthday, graduation, anniversary or milestone event than aboard Celebrity? With distinctive pleasures to make your celebration even more memorable, a Celebrity cruise is the perfect setting for your special occasion.
Let Celebrity make your wedding an experience unlike any other. After all, this is a moment unlike any other. Learn more about Celebrity Weddings.
Take a romantic stroll along the Champs Elysees. Watch wolfpups frolic in the snow on an Alaskan glacier. Or simply spend the day doing nothing. When night falls, you're invited to a private celebration in honor of all newlyweds onboard. Sip champagne and nibble on gourmet hors d'oeuvres as you meet other couples embarking upon their new lives together, just as you are.
It seems like just yesterday. Your time together has flown by. What better way to celebrate this important milestone than a Celebrity cruise? Perhaps you'd like to give your anniversary added significance by renewing your vows at sea.
Few things in life are as exhilarating as realizing you've found the perfect one. Aboard Celebrity, your engagement takes on its own special meaning as you're treated to the finest amenities.
Make your birthday wishes come true aboard Celebrity. Spend the day shopping, taking in the culture of an exotic port or relaxing poolside. Let Celebrity take care of the birthday cake while you create memories to last a lifetime.
Show them how proud you are with a special celebration aboard Celebrity. Our Special Services (1-888-826-8495) desk will help you make it an unforgettable experience.
What better way to pay tribute to a lifetime of hard work than being treated famously aboard a Celebrity cruise? For such a grand milestone, nothing but the best will do.
Create a wonderfully memorable reunion, complete with gourmet cuisine, premium cocktails and elegant accommodations. Families, classmates, long-lost friends all deserve some special treatment. With Celebrity's personal touch, the festivities will remain etched in your mind forever. To make arrangements for any of these special occasions or others, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-242-6374.
Celebrity is committed to providing all of its guests with an unrivaled cruise vacation. Our unwavering commitment now includes a multimillion-dollar access project to upgrade and add to our current offerings.
Every ship in the Celebrity fleet was designed with your every need in mind. You'll find wide, spacious corridors, to allow 180° turns for wheelchairs. Most decks are accessible through automatic doors and all public rooms feature entrances with gradual inclines. For additional information, call 1-866-592-7225 (voice), send an e-mail to email@example.com, or have your local travel agent or International Representative contact us. Services Provided: Early boarding ; Cruise transfers utilizing wheelchair accessible vehicles; Boarding and departure assistance ; Scooter access ; Hydraulic lifts for one pool and one whirlpool on select ships*; Accessible Blackjack tables in the casino; Accessible Guest Relations Desks*; * On Celebrity Century, Celebrity Galaxy and Celebrity Constellation.
Celebrity has made the cruise experience as effortless as possible for our guests with visual impairments. Each of our staterooms, dining areas and public areas are designed to incorporate Braille wherever possible. As always, our crew and staff are on hand to assist in every way. For additional information, call 1-866-592-7225 (voice), send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or have your local travel agent or International Representative contact us. Accommodations include: Service animals allowed onboard: a 4' X 4' wooden box with cypress mulch is provided; Braille/tactile signage; Braille elevator buttons/audio call signals; Early boarding available for orientation tours;
Can you please change the header on the "Hearing Disabilities" page to read "Deaf/Hard of Hearing" and change the copy on the page to read the following: Celebrity accommodates guests who are deaf and hard of hearing by providing them with technological advancements wherever and whenever possible. We can also provide Sign Language interpreters upon request.* For additional information, call 1-866-592-7225 (voice), send an e-mail to email@example.com, or have your local travel agent or International Representative contact us. Features/accommodations available:•A portable room kit in your stateroom is available upon request. It includes a visual-tactile alert system that provides alerts for door knocking, telephone ringing, alarm clock and smoke detector.•A TTY (teletypewriter) in your stateroom is available upon request. The TTY in your stateroom interfaces with the TTY at the Guest Relations Desk to meet all your in-stateroom needs.•Amplified telephones are available in the staterooms and public areas.•Assistive Listening Systems are located in the main theatre on all ships.•Sign language interpreters will be provided upon request to all guests who use American Sign Language as their primary means of communication.*•Closed-captioned televisions are available in all staterooms across the fleet
Celebrity Cruises accommodates guests with medical conditions that require the use of dialysis or oxygen. These guests should contact us to discuss policies and procedures for bringing the appropriate equipment onboard. If you have another type of medical condition that has not been mentioned, please inquire about policies and procedures that may affect your cruise. Call us at 1-866-592-7225 (voice), send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or have your local travel agent or International Representative contact us. Dialysis: Guests requiring continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis are welcome to board all Celebrity Cruises® vessels. However, Celebrity Cruises does not have the ability to assist or administer hemo-dialysis treatments. Those guests using peritoneal dialysis should have all solutions and equipment needed to perform the dialysis delivered to the vessel on the day of sailing at least two hours prior to sailing. Please contact us for more information on policies and procedures. Oxygen: All types of oxygen are permitted onboard. Please notify us as to quantity, type and delivery schedule. Each vessel has a different storage policy; however, you will be able to keep some or all of your cylinders in the stateroom. Pregnancy: Celebrity Cruises cannot accept guests who will have entered their 24th week of pregnancy by the beginning of, or at any time during the cruise or cruisetour. A physician's "Fit to Travel" note is required prior to sailing, stating how far along (in weeks) your pregnancy will be at the beginning of the cruise and confirming that you are in good health and not experiencing a high-risk pregnancy. The "Fit to Travel" note should be faxed to the Access Department at 1-954-628-9622. Please contact us at 1-866-592-7225 or at email@example.com if you have already booked a cruise or cruisetour and do not meet this requirement. Note: If you have another type of medical condition that has not been mentioned, please inquire about policies and procedures that may affect your cruise.
While a Celebrity ship is a destination in itself, a big part of a cruise vacation is the opportunity to explore our many ports of call with one of the many shore excursions we offer. While not every port of call may be conducive to wheelchair transportation, Celebrity will make every effort to accommodate our guests wherever and whenever possible. Our experienced staff can help you choose tours that are best suited to your particular needs. View Shore Excursions For additional information, call 1-866-592-7225 (voice), send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or have your local travel agent or International Representative contact us. Onboard Casino: Join us in Celebrity's accessible casino where you can try your hand at a variety of games including Blackjack, Electronic Slot Machines, Craps and Roulette. Onboard Medical Services: Every Celebrity ship offers limited professional medical services - for a reasonable fee - through independently contracted, licensed (international or domestic) physicians and nurses. Airport Transportation: If requested in advance, Celebrity can arrange for lift-equipped buses to transfer guests between the airport and the pier. This service is offered at no extra charge to our air/sea guests or those who have purchased cruise-only transfers. See a travel agent for details. Extra Assistance at the Pier: Celebrity Cruises offers boarding and departure assistance to guests with mobility impairments. Please request special assistance once you arrive at the pier or contact us prior to your cruise. Special Equipment: Celebrity Cruises has a variety of equipment available onboard, such as shower stools, bed extensions, raised toilet seats and transfer benches. Please contact us prior to boarding if interested. Traveling from Ship to Shore: Occasionally, port facilities, congestion and weather make it impossible to berth our ships at a particular port of call, at which point our ship will be anchored offshore and small boats (tenders) are used to travel back and forth. Celebrity will make every attempt to accommodate each guest at every port. However, at some tendered ports, guests may find some difficulty in transferring from the ship to the tender. The safety of our guests and crew is always foremost in our mind and the decision to tender any guest is made by Celebrity in each case. Tender status of all ports is subject to change without notice. Celebrity has begun the installation of lifts that will make the tendering process for guests with mobility impairments smooth and stress-free. Please check with us for specific vessel information. Ports that Require Tendering: Alesund, Norway; Belize City, Belize; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Catalina Island, California; Catalina Island, Dom Rep; CocoCay, Bahamas; Corfu, Greece; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel, Mexico; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Fuerte Amador, Panama; Geiranger, Norway; George Town, Grand Cayman; Gustavia, St. Barts; Hellesylt, Norway; Hilo, Hawaii; Kailua Kona, Hawaii; Labadee, Hispaniola; Lahaina (Maui), Hawaii; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Mykonos, Greece; Nawiliwii (Kauai), Hawaii; Panama Canal (Cruising Canal; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Plymouth, England; Taormina, Sicily; Villefranche (Nice), France.
A Celebrity cruise, first and foremost, is about feeling relaxed. And in order to feel relaxed you have to be comfortable. Every ship in the Celebrity fleet was designed with that very attribute in mind. On board you'll find wide, spacious corridors, to allow 180° turns for wheel chairs. Most decks are accessible through automatic doors and all public rooms feature entrances with gradual inclines. Our accessible staterooms range from 272 square feet to 381 square feet, offering a generous five-foot turning radius in sleeping areas, bathrooms and sitting areas for easy maneuverability. For additional information, call (866) 592-7225 (voice), send an e-mail to email@example.com, or have your local travel agent or International Representative contact us. Accessible Stateroom Features: Stateroom door width: 32"-34" (vessel-dependent); Bathroom door width: 32"-34" (vessel dependent); Automatic stateroom doors (available on Celebrity Solstice only); No doorsill to get into stateroom; Ramped bathroom thresholds; Bathroom grab bars; Lowered sink and vanity; Roll-in showers; Fold-down shower stool; Hand-held showerheads; Lowered closet bars; Refrigerator in stateroom (upon request); Adjustable height commode chairs (upon request); Accessible balconies (selected staterooms); * Five-foot turning radius available in accessible staterooms in most configurations. Exception: Inside accessible stateroom on Celebrity Solstice in split bed configuration where a turning space (T-turn) is available.
Celebrity attracts an extremely diverse passenger base, targeting baby boomers and their families, as well as seniors and honeymooners. In addition to U.S. travelers, the cruise line also draws passengers from Canada, Europe and South America. Longer voyages in more distant locales, from Europe to South America, tend to draw an older crowd, while weeklong treks to places like the Caribbean and Alaska are magnets for families. In an effort to attract more multi-generational groups, Celebrity's family programs have expanded to include teen centers and more enrichment and educational programs for children.
Though Celebrity does not offer world cruises, it is a worldwide cruise line that visits unique and exotic destinations. Throughout the year, there are voyages to Europe, Canada/New England, Alaska, the Panama Canal, South America (including Antarctica drive-bys), Hawaii, Australia/New Zealand, the Caribbean, Asia and, beginning with the launch of Equinox, the Holy Land. The Celebrity Xpeditions product adds the Galapagos to that list. In a recent interview newly-appointed CEO Michael Bayley said he was also looking at South Africa itineraries. In 2014, following passenger demand, Celebrity will start offering 7-night, open-jaw itineraries around the Mediterranean, as well as its 10-nighters; it also exploring the possibility of "bundling" -- offering air, cruise and land packages -- again in 2014.