Celebrity Cruises has the youngest fleet in service today, yet its ships are ranked among some of the best vessels in the world. In 2003 alone, seven out of 10 Celebrity Cruise ships were ranked among the top 10 large ships in Conde Nast Traveler’s “World’s Greatest Ships” readers’ survey.
Celebrity Cruise’s fleet consists of the Century Class, Millennium Class, Xpedition Class, and Journey Class. Century Class features Century, Galaxy and Mercury. Century Class vessels entered service between 1995 and 1997 and are popular for their contemporary design, signature Celebrity amenities and use of modern technology.
Millennium Class features four vessels that were all introduced in the year 2000. Constellation, Infinity, Millennium, and Summit are considered the most technologically advanced vessels out of the entire fleet. They are also among the most spacious and luxurious of the Celebrity cruise ships.
Xpedition Class features Celebrity Xpedition. Celebrity Xpedition was designed with the adventurous traveler in mind, meaning travelers interested in wandering off the beaten path. Smaller than the rest of the Celebrity cruise ships, Xpedition offers the passenger a more intimate environment and more personalize service. Xpedition, Celebrity’s newest ship, accommodates 98 comfortably.
Finally, Celebrity Cruise’s Journey Class features Celebrity Journey and Celebrity Quest. Celebrity Journey accommodates 700 comfortably and features a full-service spa and martini bar, while Celebrity Quest features a Martini Bar, Cova Cafe, a casino, Michael’s Club, Boutique C, the AquaSpa by Elemis and butler service in every stateroom. Celebrity Quest accommodates 710 comfortably.
Because of the smaller size of some of Celebrity’s vessels, they can navigate through exotic locations with ease and they also allow the passenger to get up close and personal with the natural environment. This doesn’t mean that the larger ships don’t travel to exciting places as well; fortunately there are plenty of amazing destinations around the world to accommodate big or small ships.
Celebrity Cruise destinations include: Alaska, Australia/New Zealand, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada/New England, Caribbean, Europe, Galapagos, Hawaii, Pacific Northwest, Panama Canal, South America and Transatlantic sailings. Celebrity Cruises offers short and extended cruises anywhere from a few days up to 19 days or more. A variety of land and shore excursions are offered depending on destination. Celebrity also offers pre- and post-cruise package deals.
Interested in booking a Celebrity cruise? Contact your local travel agent or visit Celebrity Cruise Lines’ official website: www.celebritycruises.com. You can also call Celebrity Cruise Lines toll-free at 1-800-647-2251 for reservations.
Tip: If you’re interested in shopping and comparing prices for Celebrity Cruises, visit any of the websites below to check out the latest deals on cruises. In addition, visit any of the cruise review websites listed at the bottom of the page to find out what previous passengers have to say about their Celebrity Cruise experience.
Cruise Review Websites
Cruisecritic.com offers more than just reviews. This site has several search functions to help you find everything from bargains and discounts to theme cruises, and exotic itineraries. The site also includes features, news, planning tools, and a variety of cruise message boards where fellow cruisers can exchange stories and information.
Cruisemates.com offers short reviews and ratings. The two types of ratings include: star ratings and value ratings. Star ratings are based on one question: “how good is this ship?” One star is the worst, five stars is the best. Cruisemates.com takes everything from age and accommodations to food, service, and entertainment into account when rating the world’s cruise ships. Value ratings or “thumbs up” ratings are all about the “Bang for your Buck.” Five thumbs up means the ship is an excellent value while one thumb up means you won’t find much of anything that resembles a value here.
Reviews, ratings, rankings, and popularity contests can be found at Cruisereviewsonline.com . Find out which cruise ships are at the top and which ones are not. Get other information on cruise lines, as well as information, ratings and rankings on embarkation ports, and ports-of-call.
Cruisereport.com offers the lowdown on cruise lines from A to Z. Unbiased reviews, cruise searches, quotes, and feature articles are just a few of the sites extras. You can also search for “the perfect cruise” and browse through news pieces about cruising. After checking out their ratings and reviews, you can also search for discounts and deals. With more than 50,000 visitors per month, Cruisereport.com has information on roughly 8,500 current sailings.
Cruisedirectonline.com relies on reader surveys to help keep reviews & ratings in check. In addition to cruise ship reviews and ratings, visitors to the site will find top ten and top thirty lists, as well as feature articles about the best of the best in the world of cruises. The site has other information about discounts, as well as information on roughly 12,000 sailings. Cruise Direct Online has been featured in Frommer’s Budget Travel Magazine, and on MSNBC, CNBC, MSN Money, and more.