Every month we’ll take a cruise line and look at the history, the fleet and its people to find out what really makes its cruises worthwhile. This month, we’ve selected Celebrity Cruises, a company who are growing more popular thanks to their exciting new itineraries and award-winning gourmet dining.
Celebrity Cruises launched in the late 1980s in an attempt to give the image of cruises a modern makeover. Each of their 11 ships models a contemporary interior complemented by sophisticated venues and inviting spaces. Despite having some of the youngest ships in the industry, Celebrity Cruises are renowned for providing exciting cruise experiences to rival their opposition. So let’s take a look at what makes them unique.
Celebrity Cruises sailed for the first time in 1990 with the intention of providing the highest standards of service at an intelligent price. They wanted to set a new standard in the industry, creating superior quality in all aspects of their ships. They were soon recognised as a cruise leader and praised for their spacious and stylish interiors, their ‘celebrity standard’ dining and their second-to-none service.
In 1997, Celebrity Cruises merged with Royal Caribbean International, bringing together two exceptional cruise lines to create one extraordinary corporation – Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Ltd. Combined, the global cruise company has 40 ships in service.
In celebration of the Millennium in 2000, Celebrity Cruises launched the industry’s first gas turbine engine in the appropriately named, Celebrity Millennium. The ship not only models the new engine, which reduces exhaust emissions by up to 95%, she also boasts intimate speciality restaurants offering guests an unmatched dining experience. The Celebrity Millennium and her sister ships, the Celebrity Summit and Celebrity Constellation, feature dramatic, French-style tableside cooking, carving and flambé.
What makes Celebrity Cruises unique?
Celebrity Cruises provide pampering and relaxing experiences on board, as well as exciting activities like casinos, hot glass show demonstrations and a Kids Fun Factory. Here are our three top picks for what makes Celebrity Cruises unique:
1. Spacious accommodation
Each and every one of the Celebrity Cruises ships includes spacious and accessible staterooms. They all have full wheelchair access, designed to help accommodate their guests’ needs and ensure a comfortable stay. Their corridors are wider than most and their decks are accessible via automatic doors.
2. Unique dining options
Celebrity Cruises recently launched the very first ‘Lawn Club Grill’ at sea – living up to their reputation as the industry leader in providing spectacular on board cuisine. The Lawn Club is available on the Celebrity Silhouette and Celebrity Reflection ships and gives guests the opportunity to enjoy fabulous dining with a specially designed menu. Sample delicious BBQ chicken and warming flatbreads – and save space for dessert!
The ships also contain the fabulous Café al Bacio and Gelataria. The café combines a laidback atmosphere with comfortable furniture and freshly baked treats. Enjoy a great chat over a specialty cocktail in the evening or relax in the afternoon with one of the Gelataria’s freshly baked waffle cones.
Celebrity Eclipse offers guests a fabulous dining experience with contemporary restaurant Qsine. Cool, modern and a little offbeat, this new restaurant offers a culinary adventure designed to surprise. Each guest is handed an iPad as they are seated and are able to explore the many exquisite dishes through the interactive menu. Combing food from different continents in a variety of sharing dishes, Qsine brings something unique and exciting to dining at sea.
3. Exceptional entertainment
As with most cruise lines, Celebrity Cruises provide the very best music, dance and magic shows, helping to make your cruise holiday an unforgettable trip. They recently teamed up with international producer, Poet Theatricals, to bring guests an indelible, mesmerizing circus show. With extraordinary spectacles of magic and mystery, the shows have received fabulous reviews.
Sailing around the world, destinations served by Celebrity Cruises include Alaska, Asia, Australia, Bermuda, the Caribbean, South America, Europe and more. All you need to do is choose your preferred ports of call. To read more about Celebrity Cruises and make a decision on which cruise is best for you, visit their page on our main site.
Have you ever been on a cruise with Celebrity Cruises? Tell us about it in the comments.
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