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On Board with Celebrity
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.
Celebrity's stateroom selection varies by class, but most ships offer four categories to choose from: Inside, Ocean View, Veranda and Suite. Every stateroom category offers handicapped-accessible rooms for passengers with special needs. All staterooms feature flat-screen TVs, complimentary 24-hour room service, minibars and two twin-sized beds outfitted with Celebrity eXhale bedding that can convert into a queen-sized bed. Other in-room amenities vary by ship and stateroom category.
Inside Staterooms (which are available on all Celebrity ships except Celebrity Xpedition, Celebrity Flora and Celebrity Xploration) can be found on the upper, middle and lower decks. These rooms, which measure roughly 170 to 200 square feet, can comfortably accommodate two guests. In addition to standard amenities found across all cabins, Inside Staterooms also feature a sofa (or small sitting area) and custom bath products.
Ocean View Staterooms offer the same amenities and configuration as Inside Staterooms, but with the added advantage of a sea view. On most Celebrity ships, Ocean View cabins are situated on the lower decks and measure approximately 145 to 350 square feet, though size configurations vary by ship class. These cabins can also comfortably fit two passengers.
If you prefer accommodations that offer a balcony, you'll have plenty of lodging options to choose from. Veranda Staterooms occupy anywhere from around 245 to 680 square feet (including the balcony) and can accommodate between two and five guests. For a little more space to stretch out, consider booking the Family Veranda Stateroom. The main allure of this cabin is its space; you'll have two private bedrooms, plus a pull-out couch. For travelers who want a Veranda Stateroom with a few luxurious touches, Celebrity offers Concierge Class and AquaClass cabins. These stateroom types come with added privileges like priority check-in, a welcome bottle of sparkling wine and additional spa amenities, depending on cabin choice. AquaClass rooms also grant cruisers access to the Blu specialty restaurant and the Persian Garden – a relaxation room within the spa.
Celebrity ships house a variety of suite options, with most vessels offering the Sky, Celebrity, Royal and Penthouse suite categories. Celebrity Xpedition features Xpedition and Junior suites in place of the Sky and Celebrity suite categories, while Celebrity Reflection offers two additional categories – the Reflection Suite and the Signature Suite – and Celebrity Edge offers an exclusive Iconic Suite category. Suites range from around 220 to 2,580 square feet (verandas included) and offer access to the exclusive Luminae restaurant and The Retreat lounge. Suites on all ships (except Celebrity Xpedition, Flora and Xploration) also come with personal butlers.
What's Included in the Price
With a slew of onboard offerings that appeal to all types of cruisers, Celebrity engages travelers young and old.
Activities aboard Celebrity's cruise ships run the gamut from educational opportunities to culinary events to more active pursuits. Offerings might include glassblowing classes, self-guided art tours, mixology lessons, workshops on food and wine pairings, and pool games.
Younger cruisers also have access to a wide array of fun activities. The cruise line's youth programs – known as Camp at Sea – are split into five age groups: Toddler Time (younger than 3), Shipmates (ages 3 to 5), Cadets (ages 6 to 9), Captains (ages 10 to 12) and Teens (ages 13 to 17). Activities vary by cruise ship and itinerary, but young cruisers can expect a wealth of fun on board that fall into four distinct categories: art, recreation, culinary and S.T.E.M. Examples of activities include gaming tournaments, pizza-making classes and art programs. Passengers ages 13 to 17 can also enjoy a Teen Spa, which offers nail services, massages and more.
As for evening entertainment, Celebrity invites you to test your luck at the casino or simply sit back and let the ship's tribute shows, European-style circus performances, magicians, comedians and musicians entertain you.
As far as meals are concerned, Celebrity offers diverse, globally inspired menus, along with flexible dining times. If you'd like to eat in the Main Restaurant at a set dinner time every night, request the Traditional Dining option. If you'd prefer a more flexible schedule, choose the Celebrity Select Dining option. This complimentary alternative allows you to make reservations each night or attend dinner at any time during your voyage. Meals at the Main Restaurant are included in your cruise fare and flaunt a global menu with dozens of different dishes, most of which change almost nightly.
For breakfast and lunch options that are included in your cruise fare, head to one of the ship's casual dining spots. The Oceanview Cafe offers a buffet with made-to-order pasta, stir-fry, pizza and sushi, a full salad bar and a selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts. You can also nosh on small bites poolside at the Mast Grill.
If you're craving more variety, you can also dine in Celebrity's specialty restaurants. Celebrity's specialty eateries showcase everything from contemporary French fare to Italian steakhouse eats. Just note that dining at the cruise line's specialty restaurants costs extra, and options vary by ship. You can explore all the dining options available on your ship here.
Celebrity also houses several casual specialty eateries for quick bites and informal meals. Eden Restaurant boasts an open-air kitchen where diners can watch chefs prepare their fresh plates, while Raw on Five's specialties include handmade sushi rolls, nigiri and Japanese-style desserts. Other specialty venues include the Fine Cut Steakhouse, The Porch Seafood Restaurant and the French-focused Le Grand Bistro. (Note: Select specialty restaurants are only available on certain ships.) Meals at these eateries are not included in your cruise fare, and all gratuities – which depend on your cabin category and range from $14.50 to $18 per person, per day – are added to your stateroom account.
Food and Drink Packages
If you plan on dining regularly at your ship's specialty restaurants, you can purchase a Specialty Dining Package. Though opting for one of these packages can save you some coin, they're not available to buy on every ship and must be purchased at least two days before you set sail. You may also buy one of Celebrity's beverage packages, which range from nonalcoholic packages (soda, tea, coffee and juice) to various alcohol packages (beer, wine and spirits) to wine-by-the-bottle packages. Or, stay in a Penthouse, Signature, Iconic or Royal suite, all of which include Premium Beverage or Premium Non-Alcoholic Beverage packages for each guest.
Plan to adhere to daytime, "Smart Casual" and "Evening Chic" dress codes. You’ll want to bring daywear like knit tops, blouses, polo shirts, slacks, pants and shorts. Skirts, pants or jeans with a casual top or a short-sleeved sport shirt all work for "Smart Casual" nights, while cocktail dresses, elegant tops, button-down shirts and blazers are preferred for dressier evenings.
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