Celebrity’s massive cruise ship Celebrity Reflection will debut in November 2012. The 126,000-ton, 3,030-passenger liner is being constructed at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany and it will be the fifth vessel of Celebrity Cruises’ Solstice class. The Solstice class includes:
-Celebrity Solstice (2008)
-Celebrity Equinox (2009)
-Celebrity Eclipse (2010)
-Celebrity Silhouette (summer 2011).
The ship will be larger than the other Solstice-class vessels. It will have space for 89 additional cabins, 245 more sun decks, and a larger theater which seats 45 additional moviegoers. In addition:
-The main dining room will seat 40 additional guests
-The Oceanview Cafe will have room for 118 more diners.
According to Cruisecritic.com,
the ship will also feature a number of new venues not found on Solstice, Equinox or Eclipse. (Silhouette, which is debuting in July of 2011 will get ’em.) The most significant changes will be made to three main areas: the Lawn Club, Michael’s Club and Team Earth. Celebrity will be adding 42 suites to Celebrity Reflection, including 34 AquaClass spa suites (the first cabins of their kind on this line) and eight Sky suites. Reflection will also have an additional 19 Concierge-class cabins and 11 inside cabins.
Most significantly, the Corning Glass Museum and the Solstice class’ famous glass-blowing demonstrations are being replaced by the Lawn Club Grill specialty restaurant (the museum and show will remain on the older ships). For $30 per person, passengers can dine at cruising’s first outdoor interactive grill venue: During lunch, the menu will feature high-end burgers and pizzas, and diners can participate in interactive demonstrations such as pizza-making. For dinner, you’ll have the opportunity to choose your own cut of meat and grill side-by-side with one of the restaurant’s chefs.
The Porch, another new venue, will be a 48-seat eatery overlooking the lawn. It’ll offer complimentary breakfast and lunch options — plus specialty coffee, wine and beer for a fee — in a casual, beachy setting.
About Celebrity Cruises
www.celebritycruises.com has the youngest fleet in service today, yet Celebrity’s ships are ranked among some of the oldest and most magnificent vessels in the world. In 2003 alone, seven out of 10 Celebrity Cruises vessels were ranked among the top 10 large ships in Conde Nast Traveler’s “World’s Greatest Ships” readers’ survey.
Celebrity Cruises fleet includes the Century Class, Millennium Class, Xpedition Class, and Journey Class. Entered into service between 1995 and 1997, the Century Class includes Century, Galaxy, and Mercury. The Celebrity Cruises Century Class is popular for contemporary design, signature Celebrity amenities, and the 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 Celebrity Cruises fleet. They are also among the most spacious and luxurious of all Celebrity ships.
Celebrity Cruises 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’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 Celebrity Cruises vessels, they can navigate 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 Cruises 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 Cruises also offers pre and post cruise package deals.
Interested in booking a Celebrity cruise? Contact your local travel agent or visit the Celebrity Cruises official website: To book a Celebrity Cruise, visit the official Celebrity Cruises website at www.celebritycruises.com. You can also call a Celebrity Cruises representative toll-free at 1-800-647-2251 for reservations.
Tip: If you’re interested in shopping and comparing prices on Celebrity Cruises vacations, visit any of the websites below to check out the latest Celebrity cruise deals. 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 worlds 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 — 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.