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Established in 1989, Celebrity Cruises is part of the Royal Caribbean Group. Initially, the company was founded by the Chandris Group of Greece, which merged with the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line in 1997. The signature "X" of Celebrity Cruises stands for the Greek letter chi or Chandris. Celebrity has received Gold awards for the best premium cruise ship, Celebrity Edge, as well as for best premium cruise line and best family cruise line. The cruise provider sales to destinations, such as Alaska, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, the Panama Canal, and South Pacific. The cruise line is well-liked by cruise advisors and travelers alike because of its culinary offerings and upscale features. The cruise company departs form U.S. ports, such as Miami, Seattle, and Honolulu. You have a full range of cruise offerings – from small, "boutique" cruises to full-scale cruises that can transport a large number of travelers. For example, the Celebrity Xpedition has room for about 48 passengers while the Celebrity Edge can accommodate up to 2,918 guests. Regardless of the voyage, travelers can enjoy a high level of customer service, as Celebrity has a crew to customer ratio of one crew member for every two passengers. Featured voyages span from two to 17 nights, with many journeys lasting 7 days. Regardless of the chosen itinerary, travelers can expect a full schedule of activities onboard. For instance, you can take part in trivia contests, wine workshops, or learn to dance. Specialty restaurants as well as the ship's main dining room provide passengers with a number of menu options. The cruise line also features a loyalty program, known as the Captain's Club, where members receive information and access to exclusive promotions and events. If you cruise with Celebrity, you can obtain cost-saving packages for use in each Celebrity ship's specialty restaurants. Purchase of a beverage package is necessary for unlimited access to alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. You can also receive this amenity if you elect to stay in a Reflection, Royal, Signature, or Penthouse suite. Shore excursions are not part of the cruise fare, and must be bought separately. Also, port charges, taxes, and gratuities are not added in the pricing. With cruise line volume buys plus our low everyday prices you can save up to 80% versus the brochure price! Book your Celebrity cruise today with AffordableTours.com, your discounted cruise headquarters.
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Celebrity Cruises Highlights

  • A Miami-based cruise line, Celebrity Cruises was established in 1989. Its logo is marked by an iconic "X" design.
  • The cruise line features trips designed for discerning travelers who wish to travel on ships that provide modern and sophisticated interiors, world-class dining, unparalleled service, and enriching and interesting onboard programs.
  • Besides its introduction of a Century-class fleet in 1995, the cruise operator launched an industry first with the introduction of its AquaSpa® by Elemis.
  • In 1997, Celebrity Cruises merged with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCL). Today, Celebrity Cruises is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Royal Caribbean Group.
  • Celebrity Cruises launched the Celebrity Millennium in 2000, the first ship to use turbine gas engines, reducing emissions by 95% over the classic propulsion systems. Other Millennium class ships, added from 2000 to 2002, included Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Summit, and Celebrity Constellation, all of which nearly expanded the line's capacity by half.
  • Over 100 brand enhancements and "tastes of luxury" were introduced in 2003 by Celebrity. These new enhancements included welcome champagne and mimosas, expanding dining options, cold towels at poolside, and Pilates classes.  "Acupuncture at Sea," was another offering, and cruise industry first.
  • In 2008, Celebrity Solstice represented the first of five beautiful Solstice-class ships that were "solsticized" to showcase modern upgrades and amenities only found in Celebrity's Solstice class line.
  • The Celebrity EDGE project is meant to enhance the cruise vacation experience further with the introduction of ships under this class in 2018 and 2020. Both ships can hold as many as 2,900 guests, and fuse all the best qualities of the cruise line's Solstice-class ships.
  • CelebrityLife represents onboard programs under the categories of Taste, Learn, Revive, and Play.

Celebrity Cruises Travel Tips

  • Celebrity's main restaurant, the Trellis, features menu selections that change nightly so travelers have new and diverse menu choices.
  • The Retreat offers a memorable vacation experience, featuring a lovely suite, private restaurant, and exclusive lounge for travelers. Standard amenities include priority check-in, onboard credit, unlimited access to Wi-Fi, and prepaid gratuities.
  • Celebrity Cruises' Repositioning Cruises allow guests to explore a variety of places. For example, you can spend part of the time marveling at the historic buildings in Denmark as well as lounge on some of the stunning shores of Ft. Lauderdale.
  • While Celebrity is a premium cruise provider, it offers a "taste of luxury" to its guests, who receive chilled towels when returning from shore excursions, afternoon tea service, and butler service, 24/7 in each suite.
  • The ConciergeClass, offered by Celebrity in veranda-type staterooms showcases priority embarkation, champagne on ice, fresh flowers, Frette robes, and cushiony duvets. 
  • Celebrity provides spa lovers with AquaSpa, which features a variety of treatments and pampering. The cruise line also features Acupuncture at Sea.
  • The AquaSpa Café boasts healthy foods for people who want vegan cuisine or who are watching their weight.
  • Celebrity's Discovery Enrichment Series offers lectures that cover subjects, such as politics, history, culture, wine education, astronomy, and finance.
  • Guests can improve their computer skills with Celebrity's Computer Training at Sea, which offers computer instruction and workshops.

Celebrity Cruises Things To Do

  • You will find that Celebrity Cruises attracts a diverse range of cruise travelers. Most of the onboard activities are designed to appeal to people in their mid-30s to 50 years old. A number of programs onboard also attract the interests of children and teens. More families choose to sail on Celebrity during school vacations, or during the summer months. The longer voyages attract people who are older, or who have retired. Be advised that children who are younger than one year old cannot sail on trans-Pacific, trans-Atlantic, or South American cruises, or any cruise that requires 3+ days consecutively at sea. Otherwise, for all other cruise schedules, passengers must be at least 6 months old. Passengers must be at least 21 years old for any voyage leaving North America, or 18 years old for cruises traveling from Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and New Zealand. The cruise line is happy to assist passengers with special medical needs. Cruise passengers that need additional assistance or medical aids should call Celebrity at 954-628-9708 to make arrangements before they sail.

Celebrity Cruises Frequently Asked Questions

  • What trips does Celebrity Cruises Offer?

    Celebrity Cruises serves destinations all over the world, placing an emphasis on Alaska, Europe, and the Caribbean, with cruise offerings to the Caribbean taking place year-round. The cruise company also features year-round cruises to the Galapagos Islands.

  • What is Celebrity Select Dining?

    While guests can elect to dine at a fixed time with the same people nightly, they can also opt for Celebrity Select Dining. This feature allows you to differ your dining time each day of your cruise.

  • What does the butler service for suite guests cover?

    If you book a suite for your cruise, you will receive butler service from a tuxedo-clad butler, who will perform tasks, such as shining your shoes or serving afternoon tea.

  • What kind of entertainment is offered onboard Celebrity cruise ships at night?

    Nighttime entertainment options include Vegas-style music revues, passenger talent shows, comedy acts as well as cappella singing, which is performed in the ship's lounges. Backlit accents and recessed lights lend a soothing feel in the ship's lounges.

  • What documents do you need to board?

    Travelers must possess a passport that is valid for six months after the completion of their cruise trip. If you take a cruise that starts and ends at the same U.S. port, you only need a birth certificate or government-issued photo I.D. 

  • Can you check in online?

    Yes. To expedite check-in, you can check in online as early as three days before you embark on your cruise. 

  • When do you have to check in and board the ship at the departure site?

    In-person check-in must take place before your ship sets sail. You need to board the ship one hour before the scheduled time of departure.

  • When should dinner reservations be made or port excursions be booked?

    Celebrity recommends that travelers make dinner reservations or book port excursions through their Celebrity account before they board the ship. Specialty Dining Packages should be purchased two days or more before the date of departure.

  • What is the onboard dress code for evening activities related to Evening Chic Nights?

    Celebrity emphasizes evening chic for up to two nights on cruises. While dressier than smart casual wear, it is less stuffy or dressy than formal wear. Therefore, women can wear a cocktail dress, pants, designer jeans, or a skirt with an elegant top. Men may wear designer jeans or slacks with a dress shirt, button-down shirt, or sweater. A blazer or sport coat is optional. If women and men want to wear an evening gown or tuxedo and tie, that is acceptable too.

  • When are Evening Chic Nights Held?

    Cruises that last 7 nights or longer will feature two Evening Chic nights while shorter cruises will feature one Evening Chic night. All other nights of the cruise will require smart casual clothing. The ship, Celebrity Xpedition, features casual attire for all of its cruises.

  • What is considered Smart Casual attire?

    Smart casual attire consists of a skirt, jeans, or pants with a casual top for women while men can wear jeans or slacks with a short-sleeved sport shirt.

  • What is not permitted as acceptable clothing in the main restaurant or any of the specialty restaurants at any time?

    Don't go into any of the restaurants onboard wearing a t-shirt, swimwear, robe, tank top, or baseball cap. Also, you should never go without shoes when entering a dining venue.

  • What is Celebrity’s loyalty program?

    The Captain's Club is the name of Celebrity Cruise's six-tiered loyalty program. Cruise-goers earn points, based on the length of their cruise and the type of stateroom they booked. The points are applied after a sailing. If you travel solo and pay a single supplement, you receive double points.

  • What Is Flights by Celebrity?

    Flights by Celebrity represents Celebrity's air program, ensuring the best rates and the flexibility to customize your flights. At the minimum, flights should be booked 4 days before you set sail. By using this air travel option, you receive flight assistance with your cruise holiday without having to pay booking fees.

  • What are some of the cruise types featured by Celebrity Cruises?

    Some of the cruise types featured by Celebrity include popular cruises, 3-day cruises, holiday cruises, Christmas cruises, New Year's cruises, corporate charters, wedding cruises, themed cruises, culinary cruises, summer cruises, land and sea packages, and all-inclusive cruise packages.

  • What is Celebrity Cruises’ Best Price Guarantee?

    The Celebrity Best Price Guarantee ensures that cruise travelers will receive the lowest advertised price for their cruise and chosen promotional offer. If you find a lower price and better promotional offer elsewhere, you can apply it to your Celebrity cruise booking.

  • Who do you call at Celebrity Cruises for travel support and booking?

    You can call a Celebrity vacation specialist about booking a cruise or make any inquiries by calling 1-888-751-7804.

  • What number do I call for booking group tours and events?

    You can call Celebrity at 1-888-727-4907.

  • What makes Celebrity Cruises different from other cruise lines?

    While Celebrity Cruises is a premium cruise line, it offers little luxuries that other cruise providers under the "Premium" category do not. Not only can you cool off with a chilled towel after an excursion, you enjoy little in-room luxuries, such as cut-fresh flowers, Frette robes, and soft and cushy duvets.

Learn More About Celebrity Cruises

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    Review: Western Caribbean With Celebrity

    By: Shub Masood, Administrative Assistance and Kia Young, Senior Travel Consultant & CTA I had excitedly anticipated my upcoming cruise to the Western Caribbean with Celebrity on the Edge for quite some time, having heard people rave about the service, food, and spa—and I was not disappointed!

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    Review: 7 Night Alaska Northern Glacier Cruise With Celebrity

    By Libby Brame, CTA, Cruise Groups Coordinator, Cruise Training Manager My sister and I have wanted to go to Alaska for a long time, inspired by our late grandmother who was able to tick it off her bucket list before she passed. This was a sort of memorial trip, wanting to see what she had…

  • Review: 6 Night Caribbean Cruise with Celebrity

    By: Kia Young, Senior Travel Consultant & CTA I recently had the pleasure of embarking on a wonderful adventure on a Caribbean cruise with Celebrity. We sailed on the Celebrity Eclipse out of Miami on a 6 day journey, stopping in Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Costa Maya.

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