Here’s What Celebrity Cruise Line Offers
If you like a little luxury, you can get more of it for less money on Celebrity than almost any other cruise line. The most luxurious cruise lines can cost up to $5000 a person for a seven-day cruise in a balcony cabin, while the price of a similar cruise on Celebrity is often only $1000.
Our experienced opinion is that while Celebrity’s ships and cabins, overall, may not be significantly better than the newer ships and cabins on the other bigger, less expensive lines, their reputation and slightly higher prices do seem to attract a more sophisticated and cultured cruiser. So if the caliber of the other passengers is something that matters to you – definitely consider Celebrity.
While Celebrity ships are the same size as the other big lines whose ships hold an average of 2000 passengers (Carnival, Royal, Holland, Norwegian, MSC or Oceania), Celebrity’s luxury and style are in a class of their own.
Celebrity succeeds in setting a higher standard with lots of little things they call “tastes of luxury” that include: welcome champagne and mimosas, cold towels and free sorbet poolside, expanded dining options like a sushi cafe, sunset yoga and pilates classes and more.
Celebrity was the first to create a park at sea with their “Lawn Clubs” that includes a green grassy half acre where folks can hang out and ponder as they look out over the high seas. The only drawback, it’ll make you miss walking your dog.
Celebrity Cruise Cabin Info
Celebrity cruise cabins are sumptuous, large and modern, with all new furniture, flat-screen TV’s, and Internet cafes. Many ships offer in-room wifi as well!
All staterooms include twice-daily maid service, 24-hour complimentary room service, robes, tote back, bath products, premium mattresses, plush duvets, pillows, 100% pure Egyptian cotton linens, private mini-bar and more….
Celebrity Cruises Focus on Food and Wine
Ships all feature some very impressive culinary venues and menus. Menus are created by a James Beard, featured Mater Chef and suffice for even the pickiest foodie snob.
If you like wine, you’re going to LOVE the Enomatic wine bar, which allows guests to select and serve themselves glasses of wine with a single touch of a button. (It’s a wine-by-the-glass self-dispensing system!) You can choose from a one ounce, 2.5 ounces or 5-ounce serving – so over the course of your cruise, you can safely sample dozens of different fine wines! Celebrity is THE cruise line for the wine connoisseur, as there are over 500 different wines aboard.
The Celebrity Solstice-class of ship was first introduced in 2008 and was such a successful stunner, four more Solstice-style ships soon followed: Equinox in 2009, Eclipse in 2010, Silhouette in 2011 and the newest of all, Reflection in 2012. If you can afford to get on any of these ships, you’ll be in for a very nice experience. These are large, luxurious ships, which hold between 2800 and 3000 passengers and 85% of their cabins have balconies. Check out the prices on our booking engine on the side of this page. You may be pleasantly surprised at how affordable it is!
In 2004 Celebrity launched “Celebrity Xpeditions”, which is essentially a mega-yacht built specifically to navigate unique and exotic small-island environments like the Galapagos. Celebrity is one of the only major cruise lines that has a ship that is dedicated to the Galapagos. The Expedition does 7 to 10-day cruises of the Galapagos islands all year around. Our military discount on all Celebrity Galapagos cruises includes free gratuities!
Search all future Celebrity Xpedition cruises to the Galapagos!
A Celebrity cruise ship is not a cheap-plastic deck chair sort of ship. They have beautiful and luxurious sun chairs on the Celebrity Solstice-style ships!
There is non-stop entertainment on all Celebrity ships – and it’s FUN STUFF! You can see an amazing show and dance the night away every night of your cruise.
Instead of assuming that you want to spend your entire cruise just sitting still and blissed-out in a deck chair, Celebrity cruises offer a huge array of CelebrityLife Activities for adults. There are classes for foodies and wine connoisseurs, dance classes, exercise classes, group sporting events, casino tournaments and more.
- Broadway shows, European-style circus, and dance shows
- Theme Parties: Celebrity Rox, Groove, Masque, and Live@Sky
- Everybody Dance – where guests are partnered with professional dancers and dance off against each other in this interactive TV-style game show
- comedians, magicians, jugglers, Instrumentalists and more
- singers, guitarists, jazz bands, string ensembles, acappella performances
- DJ’s spinning top 40 hits from every decade will keep everyone dancing all night long
- concert on the green outside on the Lawn Club’s soft, green grass will be an unexpectedly romantic affair.
All about Celebrity Cruise Line’s kid’s programs
Although it is a luxury, sophisticated cruise line, Celebrity has an extensive kids’ program geared to five separate age groups that are supervised by experienced youth staff members. In the onboard youth center for ages 3-11 called, the Fun Factory, activities go around the clock from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. including gaming technology, sports, crafts, music, karaoke, treasure hunts, theme parties, movies and more.
Babysitting is available anytime for an additional fee. Parents can choose to dine kid-less every night of the cruise, thanks to the kids’ only Dinner Party where the kids are fed and fully supervised from 5 to 7 p.m. every night.
Clearly, on your Celebrity cruise, you can have as much or as little “family togetherness” as you choose! Celebrity cruise lines is always innovating their kids program. Currently, the teens are using go-pros, the kids have dance parties with their parents, there are Xbox stations, and there is even an Autism friendly program.
For all children between the ages of 6 months and 17 years, Celebrity entertainment staff is available for Fun Factory programs every day from 9:00 am until 10:00 pm.
Children’s entertainment is free and is organized by age group:
X-Club:12-17 years old,
Ensigns: 9-11 years old,
Cadets: 6-8 years old,
and Babies: 6 months-36 months old.
The Fun Factory and the Teen Center are both open on port days as well from 12:00 – 2:00 pm for a fee of $6. Note: Group babysitting and in stateroom, babysitting are both available on Celebrity. Group babysitting is available in the Fun Factory for kids 3-11 for $6 per child, and in the teen space for free from 10:00 pm 1:00 am.
In stateroom babysitting costs approximately $19 per hour for up to three children within the same family and is not available for children under 1 year. It is available on a first come first serve basis.