Things you didn’t know about Cruising
For travellers who have never experienced a holiday at sea before, it can be difficult to truly understand what awaits onboard. Celebrity Cruises’ offers guests the experience of a lifetime. Driven by wanderlust, Celebrity journeys to delightful destinations across all seven continents, visiting nearly 300 destinations in more than 70 countries. You can experience the ultimate relaxed luxury resort at sea designed by the world’s leading architects and interior designers, indulge in exquisite culinary delights from Michelin starred chefs and world-renowned wellbeing partners. Celebrity Cruises is waiting to welcome guests for an unforgettable holiday experience, so here are 7 things you didn’t know about cruising:
1. You won’t eat the same meal twice
Celebrity Cruises’ provides guests with gastronomic experiences with menus crafted by Michelin-starred chefs. Choose from world-class dining options, from sushi or Italian, inside by candle-light or alfresco under the stars. With up to 32 culinary experiences, including an array of bars, lounges, and cafes – Celebrity offers some of the best dining experiences at sea, where every experience is one-of-a-kind.
Watch tabletops come to life where dining is re-imagined in speciality restaurant Le Grand Bistro; the Le Petit Chef experience creates an animated fusion of entertainment and dining, where art meets mouth-watering cuisines and guests can learn from Le Petit Chef on “How to become the World’s Greatest Celebrity Chef”.
For those who enjoy the finer things in life, world-renowned chef, Daniel Boulud has created his first signature restaurant at sea; Le Voyage, can be found on Celebrity’s newest ship in the industry-transforming Edge Series, Celebrity Beyond. Tempt your tastebuds with globally inspired flavours that will transport you all over the world, and don’t forget to perfectly pair your dishes with the largest wine collection at sea.
2. The best night’s sleep you’ll ever have
Staterooms on Celebrity Cruises’ Edge Series ships have been completely reimagined, with brilliant innovations including the latest technology that allows guests to precisely adjust nearly every comfort feature in their stateroom including lighting and temperature with ease, directly from their bed. Staterooms now feature industry firsts for premium cruise lines, with larger living areas, bigger bathrooms, and a king-size bed in 99% of rooms – and the staterooms will give guests open air access to the sea, whenever they wish. Designed by Kelly Hoppen CBE, every stateroom is an inviting and indulgent space that you’ll be glad to call your home away from home.
Celebrity Cruises partnered with Houzz, to offer individuals the opportunity to ‘Shop the Look’ of the luxurious Celebrity Beyond’s elegant and thoughtful spaces. Customers can identify specific products from onboard the ship that are available to purchase for their own homes. From plush seating and sleek side tables to luxe lighting and high-end accessories, customers can choose from a variety of upscale brands to achieve the elevated look and style of Celebrity Beyond.
3. Visit dreamy destinations
The beauty of a cruise holiday means that you have the ease of only unpacking once, whilst simultaneously visiting multiple beautiful destinations in one trip. Celebrity Cruises’ offers the most overnight stays in port of any luxury cruise line sailing in Europe. This means that guests can visit unforgettable destinations, and exploring cities by twilight, transforming the beautiful views into a whole new experience. Staying longer in ports connects guests with local life and culture in extraordinary ways.
Uncover Europe’s most iconic cities and natural wonders across a fleet of seven award-winning ships based across the continent, including the ground-breaking Edge Series, or treat yourself to a tropical escape and soak in the sun at some of the world’s most beautiful Caribbean beaches. With Celebrity Cruises, guests have the option to explore sights with a guide, as they offer an extensive range of Shore Excursions. Or for the experienced travellers, there is flexibility and freedom to discover and explore destinations on your own.
Make sure you do your research before you sail and find out which ports you will be visiting to make the most of your days! The ships also have a dedicated Destination Manager and Shore Excursion team for great insight and recommendations.
4. All Included, The Retreat or Cruise-Only – a holiday package for everyone
Celebrity Cruises puts guests at the heart of everything, which is why making sure they have choices is so important. Guests can choose the best value for their cruise by adding the ‘All Included’ package, including a range of drinks, Wi-Fi, and tips. Or for those who are looking for something with more exclusivity – Suite guests can indulge themselves at The Retreat. The Retreat includes stunning suite accommodation, a private restaurant, and exclusive lounge and sundeck. With your very own Butler, plus a dedicated team of attendants and concierges, they are there to ensure every little detail is taken care of. Suite guests also have the All Included package, equipped with premium drinks, premium Wi-Fi, tips, and an onboard credit to spend on a range of activities.
Cruise-Only Rates are the lowest available fares that include world-class facilities, luxurious accommodation, dining, entertainment, onboard activities and much more. Drinks, Wi-Fi and Tips are not included in this price, and the offer is available on all stateroom categories, excluding AquaClass and The Retreat.
5. No formal nights, you can leave your tuxedo at home!
Say goodbye to Formal Night, and hello to Evening Chic with Celebrity Cruises. On up to two nights on every cruise, Evening Chic will allow guests to get glamorous, be sophisticated and feel comfortable. Evening Chic can be defined as dressier than Smart Casual but intended to be less dressy than Formal attire. A modern reboot for the cruise industry!
For those guests who are not looking to indulge in formal attire and speciality dining, why not try a casual dinner with friends at Ocean View buffet? With picture-perfect sail away views, and cuisines from all over the world to choose from – guests can enjoy a relaxed dinner with great views and great company.
6. Wellness and Workouts on the Waves
Where else will you find a running track at sea? All Celebrity Cruises ships feature a jogging track – complete 4.5 laps and you will have run a mile. Celebrity Cruises’ ships also come complete with fitness programmes, including the popular functional 45-minute class from Australia’s F45 Training (Celebrity Apex and Beyond), one of the fastest-growing fitness networks in the world, alongside leading cycling/spin experiences from Peloton.
Don’t forget to look after your mind, as well as your body – with Celebrity’s extensive wellness offerings. Guests can participate in sunrise yoga, meditation, strength, stretch, and cardio curated by leading experts in each discipline from Celebrity’s Women in Wellness programme.
Shhh…busting myths for cruise beginners!
Did you know?
- Deck 13 is missing on most ships to avoid superstition
- Restaurants can mostly be found at the back of the ship
- Did you know that Celebrity Cruises (as part of Royal Caribbean Group) have announced a plan to implement SpaceX’s Starlink internet – making the Group the first in the cruise industry to adopt its high-speed, low-latency connectivity for a better onboard experience for guests and crew fleetwide