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Get to Know Celebrity Cruises

Posted January 22nd, 2017

With over-the-top perks, culinary excellence, spacious accommodation and stylish designs, it’s not hard to see why Celebrity Cruises is consistently voted amongst the top cruise lines in the world. For more than 25 years, this cruise line has continued to innovate, expand and impress as it strives to provide passengers with a modern luxury experience. Want to learn more about this industry favourite? We’ve compiled some interesting bits of information below!

Celebrity Solstice

Did you know?

  • Celebrity Cruises was conceived and founded in 1989.

  • The cruise line’s first voyage departed in 1990.

  • In 1997, Celebrity Cruises joined the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Family. Other members include Azamara Club Cruises and Royal Caribbean International.

  • In 2004, the exciting Celebrity Xpeditions series of excursions was launched.

  • The cruise line’s target market consists of travellers aged 35 years or over.

  • Passengers can book over 100 spa, salon and personal fitness offerings before setting step on their cruise ship.

  • Every year, more than 300 couples say ‘I do’ aboard a Celebrity Cruises ship.

  • Guests can enjoy a passenger-to-staff ratio of nearly 2:1 on Celebrity Cruises voyages.

  • The cruise line offers voyages to over 270 destinations in all seven continents and travels year-round to the Galapagos Islands.

  • Celebrity Cruises was voted Best Premium Cruise Line for eight consecutive years (2008-2015) at Travel Weekly’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. 

Celebrity Millenium

Industry Firsts

  • With the AquaSpa® by Elemis, the cruise line was the first to introduce a luxurious spa experience within the environment of a ship.

  • Celebrity Cruises had another industry first with the launch of the Celebrity Millennium in 2000. The ship used gas turbine engines, which reduce exhaust emissions by up to 95% over traditional propulsion systems.

  • The Solstice Class features the cruise industry’s first ‘Lawn Club’, an outdoor venue featuring a lawn of real grass. Here, guests can practise their putting, and play lawn bowls and croquet.

  • The ‘Acupuncture at Sea’ program was another cutting-edge addition and industry first from Celebrity Cruises.

  • Celebrity Solstice was the first ship to use solar energy, with 216 solar panels that can generate enough power to operate more than 7,000 LED lights.

Celebrity Refletion

Celebrity Cruises’ Fleet

  • Currently, the cruise line’s fleet includes 12 ships spread out over three different classes: Solstice Class, Millennium Class and Xpedition Class.

  • On ships in the Celebrity Solstice Class, staterooms are 15% larger on average than other Celebrity ships. These ships also have fewer inside staterooms than other ships – 90% of staterooms offer outside views and 85% of staterooms have verandas.

  • The 98.3-foot-long Celebrity Xploration is the smallest ship in the fleet, while the Celebrity Reflection is the heaviest ship, at 126,000 tonnes. The Celebrity Reflection also has the biggest guest capacity, with 3,046 passengers.

  • The combined tonnage of all the fleet’s ship is just over a gigantic 983,100 tonnes!


Do you want to try a Celebrity Cruises’ voyage for yourself? Give us a ring on 1300 954 661. Our friendly consultants can provide you with more information and help you book your next dream holiday.


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Cruise Specialist

  Absolutely nobody in Australia knows more about cruising than Cruiseabout. With close to 30,000 nights on ships all across the globe, our consultants’ extensive experience and passion for cruising is unequaled. We're here to share the joys of cruising holidays with more Australians and invite them into our world - because we love cruising!

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