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Cruising with Celebrity

Celebrity Cruises earns high marks from cruisers and experts alike, thanks to its upscale design and innovative cuisine. Celebrity's fleet departs from U.S. cities like HonoluluMiami and Seattle. While you can sail on a smaller ship like Celebrity Xpedition, which transports only 100 passengers, you can also cruise on a larger ship like Celebrity Silhouette, which can accommodate 2,886 passengers.

Regardless of the ship you select, you can expect a high level of customer service, with each ship carrying approximately one crew member for every two passengers. Celebrity's ships ply waters all around the globe, with 2019 sailings making stops in AsiaEurope and the Caribbean, among other popular destinations. Voyages span anywhere from two to 19 nights, and excursions vary by cruise duration and itinerary. 

No matter which itinerary you choose, you'll find a full docket of onboard activities, including dance lessons, wine workshops and trivia contests, as well as relaxing pursuits like spa treatments. When you work up an appetite, check out the fleet’s variety of dining options, ranging from the Main Restaurant to several specialty restaurants.

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Celebrity Cruises earns high marks from cruisers and experts alike, thanks to its upscale design and innovative cuisine. Celebrity's fleet departs from U.S. cities like HonoluluMiami and Seattle. While you can sail on a smaller ship like Celebrity Xpedition, which transports only 100 passengers, you can also cruise on a larger ship like Celebrity Silhouette, which can accommodate 2,886 passengers.

Regardless of the ship you select, you can expect a high level of customer service, with each ship carrying approximately one crew member for every two passengers. Celebrity's ships ply waters all around the globe, with 2019 sailings making stops in AsiaEurope and the Caribbean, among other popular destinations. Voyages span anywhere from two to 19 nights, and excursions vary by cruise duration and itinerary. 

No matter which itinerary you choose, you'll find a full docket of onboard activities, including dance lessons, wine workshops and trivia contests, as well as relaxing pursuits like spa treatments. When you work up an appetite, check out the fleet’s variety of dining options, ranging from the Main Restaurant to several specialty restaurants.

Pros & Cons

  • Upon enrolling in Celebrity's Captain's Club rewards program, you'll receive exclusive benefits

  • Cost-saving packages available for specialty restaurants

  • Wide roster of activities for kids and teens

  • You must purchase a beverage package (or stay in a Penthouse, Signature, Royal or Reflection suite) for unlimited soft drinks and alcoholic drinks

  • Shore excursions are not covered by cruise fares

  • Taxes, port charges and gratuities are not included in the prices

Rankings

Celebrity Cruises has been ranked based on an expert evaluation of the line's level of luxury, as well as an assessment of user reviews and health ratings.

4.22Scorecard
  • 4.3Expert Rating »
  • 4.1Traveler Rating »
  • 4.5Health Rating »

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Celebrity Reflection
Launched in 2012 and updated in January 2018, the 3,046-passenger Reflection sets itself apart with features like a top-deck Lawn Club and the Game On interactive activity center with flat-screen table games. Another highlight is the ...
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On Board

Celebrity Cruises attracts a diverse selection of travelers. While most onboard activities appeal to couples in their mid-30s to 50s, the line also woos families with a roster of programs for children and teens. You'll encounter more families during school vacations, while longer voyages attract retirees.
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On Shore

You can take advantage of Celebrity's varied port stops by venturing out on your own or by booking one of the line's shore excursions. Excursions vary by itinerary and port of call, and they also require an additional fee. You can search for excursions on Celebrity's website based on the destination, activity level and duration, as well as...
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Before You Book

  • Full payment must be made 75 days prior to departure for most voyages. Special sailings require final payment 90 days in advance of your scheduled sail date.
  • Celebrity Cruises' cancellation policy varies by itinerary, duration and whether you choose to purchase a CruiseCare benefits package. Cancellation policies for your voyage can be found on the cruise line's FAQ page.
  • Children younger than 1 are not allowed to sail on Celebrity Cruises' trans-Atlantic, trans-Pacific or select South American sailings, or voyages that require three or more consecutive days at sea. For all other cruise itineraries, Celebrity requires passengers to be at least 6 months old.
  • You must be 21 years old to sail unaccompanied on voyages originating in North America and 18 years old for cruises departing from South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Passengers in need of special medical equipment or extra assistance should call Celebrity's Access Department at 866-592-7225 before their scheduled departure date.

Before You Board

  • Travelers must have a passport that is valid for at least six months after the completion of their cruise. If you are on a voyage that begins and ends at the same port in the U.S., you will only need a government-issued photo ID or a birth certificate. Consult Celebrity's FAQ page to determine if (based on your nationality and travel plans) you need to acquire a visa before sailing.  
  • Along with your passport, remember to bring necessary health documentation, like an inoculation certificate. Vaccination requirements vary by destination. Celebrity advises passengers to consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) websites to determine the vaccines needed for various countries.
  • To expedite the process, you can check-in online up to three days prior to departure. In-person check-in is required at least two hours before your scheduled sail time. You must board the ship at least one hour before your cruise departs. 
  • Celebrity recommends booking port excursions and dinner reservations through your "My Celebrity" account before your cruise begins. Travelers can also book dinner reservations and shore excursions once they board the ship. To book dinner reservations during your cruise, call or visit the restaurant's maitre d'. Additionally, Specialty Dining Packages must be purchased at least two days before your departure date.

Disclaimers about ship ratings: A ship’s Health Rating is based on vessel inspection scores published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a ship did not receive a CDC score within 22 months prior to the calculation of its Overall Rating, its Health Rating appears as N/A; in such a case, the ship’s Overall Rating is calculated using the average Health Rating of all CDC-rated ships within the cruise line. All ship Traveler Ratings are based on ratings provided under license by Cruiseline.com.