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General Information
Celebrity Cruises
Chairman & CEO:
Michael Bayley
Ships in Fleet: 11
Year Established: 1989
Corporate Location: Miami, FL
 
Overview
The Celebrity Cruises Fleet
Destinations & Itineraries
Onboard Experience
Past Passenger Program
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Celebrity Cruises Overview
Since its start in 1989, Celebrity Cruises has become one of the world leaders in luxury cruising. In 1997 they merged with Royal Caribbean International to form Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Onboard a Celebrity cruise ship you will find top quality service and gourmet dining. Their ships are built with high quality and a grand style.

Over the years Celebrity Cruises has been in the forefront of many advances in the cruising industry. For instance, In 1995 Celebrity introduced an industry first, their AquaSpa® by Elemis, a luxurious spa within a cruise ship. In 2000, Celebrity Millennium was the first cruise ship to feature gas turbine engines, reducing exhaust emissions by up to 95% over traditional propulsion systems.

Celebrity has recently started building much larger ships. This began with the launch of Celebrity Solstice in November of 2008, introducing a new Solstice-class of ships into their fleet. She was followed by the debut of her sister ship, Celebrity Equinox, in July of 2009. A third Solstice-class ship, Celebrity Eclipse, debuted during April 2010. These 122,000 ton ships will be the largest ships in the Celebrity fleet (by far), and should demonstrate that luxury cruising can be effectively provided regardless of ship size. However, the newest Solstice-class ship, Celebirty Relection, now holds the title of largest Celebrity ship, weighing in at 126,000 tons.

A recent departure from Celebrity's fleet was Celebrity Galaxy, which was sold by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. to TUI-AG (a Germany-based cruise line). This ship will be moved into the fleet of TUI Cruises, a joint subsidiary of Royal Caribbean and TUI-AG. She was re-launched in May of 2009 under a new name, Mein Schiff.

New for Celebrity Cruises is Celebrity Select Dining, a flexible dining option for guests that would prefer to be able to decide what time they'd like to dine in the main dining room during each night of their cruise (rather than simply selecting to either dine during the traditional main or second seating). This program was implemented fleet-wide in 2012. After making a reservation on an eligible sailing, you can go on to Celebrity's web site to reserve specific times for each night of your cruise (which we highly recommend that you do, if you select this type of dining).
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Celebrity Cruise Destinations
Celebrity cruises in all of the most popular cruising destinations around the world. For example, Celebrity Cruises offers cruises in Alaska, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada/New England, the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, the Panama Canal, and South America. In addition to that, Celebrity also offers year-round all-inclusive Galapagos Islands cruises onboard Celebrity Xpedition. Celebrity is the only major cruise line that offers year-round Galapagos cruises.

Celebrity Cruises is well known for their pre- and post-cruise land packages, especially in Alaska and Europe. Also known as "cruise tours," these packages give a cruiser a chance to experience the inland portions of a country that a typical cruiser would not have the chance to.
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Onboard Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity Cruises features what they call "tastes of luxury" onboard their ships. These "tastes" include welcome champagne and mimosas, cold towels and fresh sorbet poolslide, sushi cafes, pizza/pasta bars, sunset yoga, and (an industry first) "Acupuncture at Sea." From their casual AquaSpa Cafe, serving light options, to their luxurious main dining rooms and specialty restaurants, there's truly a wide range of options onboard each Celebrity cruise ship.

The AquaSpa is the name of Celebrity's spa. Celebrity offers an excellent variety of spa treatments, including Meditative Relaxation, a Hydrotherapy Spa Bath, The Etruscan Chamber, Acupuncture at Sea, Elemis Synergistic Therapy, a Rasul and much more. There is also a fitness center onboard each Celebrity cruise ship, allowing you to burn off the calories from the amazing food offered onboard.

Celebrity's X-Club is their youth program. This program is available year round, starting at 9 am during days at sea, or 30 minutes before arriving in port (on port days). The program is divided into five age-based groups, and is for kids ages 3 through 17.

Celebrity Cruises tends to appeal to traveler's in their 40's and up, with a household income of $75,000 and higher. Most of the guests onboard a Celebrity cruise are from the US, but lately more and more international travelers are starting to cruise onboard the Celebrity ships.
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Celebrity Past Passengers
Celebrity's past passenger program is the Captain's Club. This is a special program to reward their customers for coming back to them. There are three levels to the Captain's Club: Classic, Select, and Elite. Benefits include upgrades, cocktail parties, and private lounges. For more information about this program, view our Captain's Club page.
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Celebrity Cruises Fleet
The Celebrity Cruises fleet is made up of 11 cruise ships, including the new Celebrity Silhouette and Celebrity Reflection (which are sister ships).

Century

Celebrity Century
Inaugural Year: 1995
Most Recent Refurbished Year: 2006
More Info on Celebrity Century
Constellation

Celebrity Constellation
Inaugural Year: 2002
Most Recent Refurbished Year: 2007
More Info on Celebrity Constellation

Celebrity Eclipse

Celebrity Eclipse
Inaugural Year: 2010
More Info on Celebrity Eclipse
Celebrity Equinox

Celebrity Equinox
Inaugural Year: 2009
More Info on Celebrity Equinox
Infinity

Celebrity Infinity
Inaugural Year: 2001
More Info on Celebrity Infinity
Millennium

Celebrity Millennium
Inaugural Year: 2000
Most Recent Refurbished Year: 2012
More Info on Celebrity Millennium
Celebrity Reflection

Celebrity Reflection - NEW SHIP!
Inaugural Year: 2012
More Info is Coming Soon!
Celebrity Silhouette

Celebrity Silhouette - NEW SHIP!
Inaugural Year: 2011
More Info is Coming Soon!
Celebrity Solstice

Celebrity Solstice
Inaugural Year: 2008
More Info on Celebrity Solstice
Summit

Celebrity Summit
Inaugural Year: 2001
More Info on Celebrity Summit
Celebrity Xpedition

Celebrity Xpedition
Inaugural Year: 2001
Most Recent Refurbished Year: 2012
More Info on Celebrity Xpedition


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