Celebrity Cruises Takes Delivery of Celebrity Flora, Purpose-built Galapagos Ship

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

May 13th, 2019 marked the beginning of an era for Celebrity Cruises, as they took the delivery of a truly one-of-a-kind ship, Celebrity Flora. Built specifically for the famed Galapagos Islands, Celebrity Flora will accommodate 100 passengers in luxurious suites on 7- and 10-day voyages.

Celebrity Flora at sea

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May 20, 2019   1 Comment

Celebrity Summit Refurbished to Add Edge-Class Features

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

After emerging from her early 2019 dry-dock, Celebrity Summit looks very similar to the recently delivered Celebrity Edge.

During the refurbishment, over 1,000 staterooms were gutted and rebuilt, with the suites being designed by Kelly Hoppen, designer of Celebrity Edge. Much like the staterooms, public areas throughout the ship got a facelift. The Main Restaurant, Sunset Bar and Rendezvous Lounge all underwent significant upgrades.

The Retreat Sundeck on Summit

The new Retreat Sundeck on Celebrity Summit

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March 26, 2019   No Comments

Close to the Edge: Highlights of The Cruise Web’s Experience aboard Celebrity Edge

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

In late November, members of the team here at The Cruise Web were fortunate enough to get up close and personal with Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship, Celebrity Edge. After experiencing as much of Celebrity Edge as possible on an exclusive two-night inaugural celebration, these are their highlights, stories and first impressions:

Celebrity Edge - Courtesy of Celebrity Cruises

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There is a ton of natural light throughout the ship, because the vast majority of the windows are floor-to-ceiling, which makes the spaces feel more open and inviting. Venues like the Oceanview Café, the Solarium, and Eden are some of the best places to be because of those windows.

The Theater is extremely technologically impressive. The giant wrap-around screen has moving panels that make for interesting artist entrances during the shows. I love that they have various types of acrobatic rigging, as well as trapdoors, elevating platforms, and rain curtains, which all lead to a visually-entrancing performance.

As far as dining goes, the ship goes above and beyond with options and choices. There are a very large amount of choices for those with alternative diets—vegetarian/vegan, gluten-free, Kosher, etc. The “Taste of the Edge” event, where each of the many restaurants on board had samples and small bites available, was fun, as it enabled people to try food from around the ship without having to make a reservation for the various specialty restaurants.

Celebrity Edge’s main pool is actually long enough to do laps in, which is refreshing since the vast majority of pools on other ships are very small, and it’s nearly impossible to really swim in them. I think having the “martini glass” hot tubs is actually a great idea—it makes the Resort Deck less crowded, and also acts as a built-in form of crowd control. Since you technically have to ascend two decks to get between the pool and the hot tubs, you’re not going to have people constantly running back and forth between the two. I also love the abundance of loungers all around the ship—it will definitely make it easier to find a spot to soak up the sun. The Solarium also has a large amount of plush loungers, and it is very easy to get comfortable here!

Dining and Pool Deck on Celebrity Edge

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December 19, 2018   2 Comments

Cruising the Galapagos Islands

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

There is no other place on earth like the Galapagos, and nothing but cruising lets you experience this unique destination to its fullest. The ultimate bucket list adventure, a photographer’s paradise, a snorkeler’s theme park, a nature lover’s wonderland—the Galapagos Islands are many things to many people, but most are drawn in by the wildlife, scenery and exclusivity, and all return astounded.

The Galapagos Islands are a remote collection of volcanic islands and rocky islets located in the Pacific Ocean, almost 600 miles off the coast of mainland Ecuador. This Ecuadorian archipelago is perhaps best known for its role in Charles Darwin’s research on evolution and natural selection, and—thanks to much of the islands belonging to the protected Galapagos National Park—it still offers an opportunity to experience the stunning ecology that Darwin would have seen when he landed in 1835. Strictly regulated to protect the unique landscape and ecosystem, Galapagos National Park allows a very limited number of cruise ships and visitors—making this the type of vacation opportunity you grab when you have a chance!

Galapagos Wildlife

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October 23, 2018   1 Comment

Celebrity Cruises Unveils the Revolutionary Entertainment on Celebrity Edge

By The Cruise Web, Inc. 

Celebrity Edge, the newest ship from Celebrity Cruises, will raise the bar to a new level for modern luxury travel, and the entertainment onboard will be just as revolutionary as the rest of the ship. Guests onboard Celebrity Edge will experience Celebrity’s innovative theater, which will feature the most production shows of any Celebrity ship, the largest cast of world-class performers and more venues than ever before. After all, this is the ship that is leading The Celebrity Revolution, and guests have high expectations.

“With Celebrity Edge, we have created our biggest and most comprehensive lineup of entertainment to date. We’ve truly taken entertainment to the edge,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises. “Entertainment on Celebrity is daring and bold, dynamic and refreshing, surrounding you at every turn. It makes every moment of your vacation an unforgettable journey, and the entertainment on Celebrity Edge takes this philosophy further than ever before. We are changing the future of our entertainment – just as we are with everything we are doing on Celebrity Edge.”

Rendering photo of The Theatre on Celebrity Edge

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August 16, 2018   5 Comments

Celebrity Cruises Introduces Celebrity Apex, Second Luxury Ship in its Edge Series

By The Cruise Web, Inc. 

Designed to bring a transformative experience for modern travelers, Celebrity Apex was introduced through the steel cutting ceremony at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. Predicted to be the next great thing to hit the luxury cruise ship market, Celebrity Apex will be launched second to the industry’s awaited Celebrity Edge.

Celebrity Apex sister ship to Celebrity Edge will debut in 2020.

The President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo said that “welcoming Celebrity Apex into our family with the leadership team was a very special moment, especially when we all signed the ship silhouette cut from the first piece of steel.”

She added: “We are so grateful for our partnership with Chantiers de l’Alantique and are thrilled to work on another very special ship together. The success and momentum for Celebrity Edge has been incredible, and with Celebrity Apex we will yet again show how we are taking our brand to the next level. We are offering our guests the best way to experience the world in modern luxury style.”

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July 25, 2018   No Comments

Celebrity Cruises Unveils Spa Design for Celebrity Edge

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Celebrity Cruises is taking inspiration from nature for The Spa on its newest ship – Celebrity Edge. Celebrity Cruises is infusing natural elements into every detail of The Spa – with the inspiration coming from the sea – Sea, Earth and Air. The spacious 22,000 sq. ft. spa will allow its guests to renew, restore, and reinvigorate in complete tranquility.

“Our aspiration for The Spa was the same aspiration we have for Celebrity Edge – to provide our guests with a deeper and more profound connection to the sea,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises. “To start the revolution in relaxation, we turned once again to the visionary Kelly Hoppen to completely transform the spa experience and develop an atmosphere that envelops you in luxury and soothes your soul from the moment you walk in.”

Guests will have their choice of 124 treatments, including the Ocean Spa Wave Massage, Hot Mineral Body Boost, Poultice-Powered Muscle Release, Zero Gravity Wellness Massage, Restorative Salt Stone Massage, Thousand Flower Detox Wrap, and hundreds more!

A peach and white spa cafe

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May 25, 2018   No Comments

Celebrity Cruises Introduces New Fitness Classes

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Celebrity Cruises is teaming up with Canyon Ranch to reinvent fitness at sea. The cruise line recently announced a redesigned program which includes 20 new fitness classes and seminar experiences.

Six class categories have been created to address different core needs and exercise groups. These groups include Sweat, Conditioning, Longevity, Mindfulness, Nutrition, and Acupuncture.

Some of the new classes and seminars are:

Tabata Impact (Sweat): This integrated interval workout got its start in Japan and teaches the best cardio and training techniques to provide a full-body workout.

Pilates to the Beat (Conditioning): Participants can challenge themselves to flow to the upbeat pop songs in this energetic, Pilates mat-inspired class.

Age-Defying Technology (Longevity): Discover technologies, services, and products that can help fight against aging.

Spiritual Cycling (Mindfulness): Guests will learn how to be mindful of their form, aware of their energy, and control their presence of mind while cycling to a playlist of music.

Detox 101: Weight Loss and More (Nutrition): Guests in this seminar will learn about the most effective detoxifying foods and how they promote weight loss and overall happiness and well-being.

Acupuncture for Pain Relief (Acupuncture): In this seminar, guests will learn from a licensed acupuncturist how this ancient practice can treat pain, revive energy levels, aid a healthy night’s sleep, de-stress, and more.

Blonde woman practicing yoga on purple yoga mat in tan yoga studio.

“At Celebrity Cruises we’re always looking for ways to pump-up the volume and raise the bar. Together with the Canyon Ranch team, we saw the opportunity to enhance our guest experience by revamping our fitness program and adding brand new classes inspired by the latest developments in fitness,” said Brian Abel, Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations, Celebrity Cruises. “With this new program, guests can enjoy a best-in-cruise fitness experience with unrivaled amenities, experienced and highly trained fitness experts, and a full schedule of invigorating and body-changing classes on board our ships.”

For more information about upcoming Celebrity Cruises sailings featuring the new Canyon Ranch fitness classes, please call the expert cruise consultants at The Cruise Web at 1-800-377-9383.

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April 24, 2018   No Comments

Celebrity Cruises Reveals New Dining Experiences Aboard Celebrity Edge

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Celebrity Cruises recently announced its newest ship, Celebrity Edge, will feature brand new and exciting culinary options. Guests will be able to experience top-quality cuisine from around the world without having to leave the ship.

Celebrity Edge will feature 29 world-class venues, which includes seven brand new specialty restaurants, four main dining restaurants, two exclusive restaurants for Suite and AquaClass guests, five complimentary quick service dining venues, and 11 bars/lounges. Celebrity Edge promises to take guests on a cross-continental culinary journey.

“Once again Celebrity Edge is solidifying, amplifying and putting a superlative on our award-winning culinary experience, allowing our guests to explore the world without ever leaving their table,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Celebrity Cruises. “From the amazing destinations we visit globally, to the local ingredients sourced to satisfy the visionary recipes created by our Michelin-starred chef, Cornelius Gallagher, we open up the world through our unique culinary offerings.”

Eden Restaurant will be one of the new restaurants on Celebrity Edge.

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March 1, 2018   5 Comments

Celebrity Cruises Announces New Celebrity Discovery Collection

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Celebrity Cruises recently announced their new Celebrity Discovery Collection of small group excursions designed to help travelers immerse themselves in their destinations. The first tours of the Celebrity Discovery Collection will offer excursions in the visually stunning Western Mediterranean, and additional tours will be added globally throughout 2018.

The Celebrity Discovery Collection has been designed for everyone from seasoned travelers to brand new adventurers. Guests can choose from tours that take them off the beaten path or to must-see locations – and no matter what they choose, they are guaranteed to have the experience of a lifetime. The Celebrity Discovery Collection has a maximum of 24 guests per tour and allows travelers to enjoy more time at each location, have more individual interaction with their tour guide, and have a truly personal experience.

“We wanted to design a fresh collection of excursions that would immerse guests into the various inspired locales we visit throughout the Western Mediterranean and give them more of a taste – literally – of what the region has to offer, with destination- and culinary-focused experiences. From cherished icons and famous landmarks to fabulous restaurants and more, these experiences were carefully curated to help small, intimate groups delve deep into the region like never before,” said Susan Bonner, VP, Revenue Management and Onboard Revenue, Celebrity Cruises.

One of the new Celebrity Discovery Collection tours takes guests to St. Paul de Vence in France.

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February 7, 2018   No Comments