Holiday like the stars on an award-winning Celebrity Cruises holiday. This is classic cruising with a modern twist. Feel like a VIP as you unwind in a Jacuzzi on deck, dress for dinner or relax in your stylish cabin, and the star treatment continues with 1 member of staff for every 2 guests.
Launched in 1989, Celebrity Cruises has one of the youngest fleets sailing today. Step aboard to discover the destinations you’ve always dreamed of seeing, whether you choose the glaciers of Alaska, the unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands, the beautiful sunsets of Hawaii or the Aboriginal culture of Australia.
Celebrity offer Millennium, Solstice and Edge class ships. Solstice class ships have won many awards and have a loyal following whilst Millenium class ships offer a more intimate experience but without compromising on quality or amenities. The Edge class changed the way people look at cruising; Celebrity Edge joined the fleet in 2019 and Celebrity Apex in 2020. Both offer innovative entertainment, uniquely-designed staterooms and incredible dining experiences. All of the fleet will go through a modernisation program, called Celebrity Revolution so all ships will feature many of the Edge class attractions. Finally, for something different, Celebrity also offers a yacht-like experience on their expedition ships based in The Galapagos.
Onboard Celebrity’s popular cruise ships, you can fall asleep in spacious staterooms and suites, relax in luxurious spas, taste award-winning cuisine and learn something new with fascinating enrichment programmes specially tailored to each cruise itinerary. And if that’s not enough, you can even start your married life onboard with a range of wedding packages.
Celebrity draws a broad range of travellers, most attracted by the cuisine, unusual entertainment and creative itineraries. Passenger ages typically average in the 50s, with family groups more visible in the summer and during school vacations. The longer and more exotic cruises usually host an older demographic, and the passenger mix varies with the port of embarkation but most are from North America, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand.
Yes and no. The norm on most Celebrity sailings is smart-casual, but in the Galapagos, attire is casual. Despite the daytime casual vibe, you won't find T-shirts, swimsuits, robes, bare feet, tank tops, baseball caps or swimwear in the main restaurant or speciality restaurants at any time. Formal nights (held once on cruises six nights or shorter, twice on longer itineraries) have been replaced by Evening Chic, where anything from cocktail attire to formal wear is appropriate. The dress code also extends to the theatre on those evenings.
Not everything. The cruise fare for a Celebrity cruise covers dining in several complimentary venues, including the Main Dining Room, Oceanview Cafe buffet restaurant, Spa Cafe, Mast Grill (on most ships) and Seaside Grill, plus room service is complimentary (except between 11 pm and 6 am). Launched in late 2020, Always Included now includes tips, Wi-Fi and a Classic Beverage Package for all guests, all dates and all grades. You can upgrade the Wi-Fi and drinks packages at a reduced price at the time of booking; these upgraded packages are called 'Elevate' and 'Indulge,' the latter of which is included as standard if you book into The Retreat. Passengers staying at certain suite levels have additional complimentary dining privileges, and those staying in AquaClass rooms can dine in the Blu restaurant without charge.
The extensive entertainment from Broadway-style theatre to circus shows, comedy, magic, dance and live music is all available without charge. The kids' program is also free, though you'll pay extra for babysitting. Shore excursions are not covered by cruise fares, nor are spa and salon services and some fitness classes.
On ships with the Lawn Club, hanging out on the grass, whether playing bocce or just relaxing and reading, is one of the most popular activities for Celebrity cruisers. Other popular things to do on these ships is lounge in the adults-only Solarium, hit the Canyon Ranch Spa or participate in wine tasting. Some ships also offer hot glassmaking demonstrations and classes; sign up early for the classes because they fill up fast. On ships without a Lawn Club, relaxing by the pool or in the Solarium is popular, as are the once- or twice-per-cruise Rooftop film and dinner events. At night, Celebrity showcases everything from Vegas-style production shows to comedians and cabaret, drawing a crowd each time. The ships have a robust program for kids, a lot of it centred on edutainment. Many of the activities are offered courtesy of partners like Anturus, Lonely Planet, Xbox, Fat Brain Toys and Budsies.
Modern types who prefer a whimsical approach to onboard dining, drinking, decor and entertainment
Anyone scared off by being trendy; boisterous families; cruisers who want dining variety without paying extra