Some people think of cruising as an old and stuffy kind of holiday - this is an outdated idea in general, but few cruise lines are doing as much to bring holidays at sea into the modern era and beyond than Celebrity Cruises. Providing a luxury experience without any of the uptight formality that you might expect, Celebrity goes the extra mile to give each of their guests an engaging, idyllic and fun-filled escape from the world.
Celebrity’s vessels are divided into 4 different classes. Two of these which are especially worth noting are the all new Edge class, designed to demolish expectations of what’s possible aboard a cruise ship, and the Xpedition class - a handful of smaller ships which provide guests with a more intimate experience and can visit smaller ports which are out of bounds for large cruise ships, leading to all kinds of adventurous itineraries.
- Celebrity Xpedition
- Celebrity Xperience
- Celebrity Xploration
In keeping with Celebrity’s commitment to providing guests with a sophisticated, modern luxury experience, every aspect of onboard life has been carefully crafted for excellence, comfort and indulgence. To bring this vision to life, the cruise line brought in a team of world class architects and prestigious interior designers. This expert attention to detail really shows from the moment you step aboard a Celebrity cruise. It’s not just the surroundings which contribute to the luxurious vibe though. The staff aboard Celebrity cruise ships are dedicated to providing attentive, intuitive service - constantly striving to make sure guests have everything they need for a wonderful holiday, before they even ask.
Celebrity cuisine: authentic excellence
One of the best things about any cruise is indulging in all the good food, but Celebrity takes the culinary experience at sea to an entirely new level. For a start, the onboard menus have been crafted by Michelin-starred chef Cornelius Gallagher and take inspiration (and fresh ingredients) from the different regions that Celebrity visits. Not only that, but many of the newest additions to the onboard menus are exclusive Celebrity creations which you can’t find anywhere else. All this might be enough for any other cruise line, but Celebrity cruises go even further. Some shore excursions revolve around foodie pursuits, like visits to markets, meeting local food producers and creating a special meal using market-fresh ingredients. Celebrity also hosts all kinds of onboard activities which revolve around fine foods, from demonstrations and tastings to food and beverage pairings.
Adding that unique touch
Celebrity Cruises has never been afraid to be a little bit different. One of the stand out cases of Celebrity thinking outside the box and bringing guests something totally unique is the live grass lawns on their Solstice class ships. No other line offers you the chance to recline on soft, real grass while cutting through the ocean waves. Another instance of Celebrity’s vision for pushing cruise holidays beyond the ordinary is the Magic Carpet on the Celebrity Edge. This floating, cantilevered platform is suspended over the edge of the ship, with nothing but 13 stories of thin air then the sea below. Outfitted with a full bar, comfy seating and space for live music, the Magic Carpet can fit up to 100 guests and transforms itself for a range of different functions, dinners and events. These are just a couple of the most obvious examples of how Celebrity redefines what it means to holiday at sea.
For a cruise experience that goes beyond what you’ve ever encountered before, start looking for your next Celebrity voyage - this line will open your eyes to just how incredible cruising can be.