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Future Cruise Vacations

You’d be hard pressed to find something better than a Celebrity Cruises vacation, except, of course, your next Celebrity Cruises vacation. With that in mind, the cruise line designed a new and improved onboard booking program with more variety and greater flexibility, making the best place to book your next vacation right on board a Celebrity cruise. Choose from two options—Cruise Now and Cruise Later—both with a world of benefits.

Young Couple Golfing

By choosing Cruise Now, you can select a specific ship and sail date. You’ll receive an onboard credit, plus the offer is combinable with the Cruise Later offer from the time you book until your final payment is due on your sail date. The new Cruise Now offer includes: a one-hundred dollar deposit per person, onboard credit of up to five hundred dollars, the freedom to choose your stateroom, and the flexibility to cancel your sailing up to seventy-five or ninety days prior to departure.

After you have a Cruise Now reservation, you can give the gift of a cruise to your friends and family. Book up to three and share the spirit of a modern luxury vacation. A Cruise Later gift includes perks like reduced deposits, onboard credit of up to two hundred dollars, plus the Cruise Later bookings never expire.

Couple On Vacation

Top Chef at Sea

Celebrity Cruises’ partnership with Bravo’s Emmy Award-winning Top Chef continues, bringing exclusive experiences inspired by the hit show to cruising gourmands. Building on the success of “Top Chef: The Cruise” getaways, this fresh program gives guests a taste of the well-known cooking competition series through enhanced culinary activities, Quickfire Challenges, and Top Chef-inspired menu evenings offered on just about every sailing. Prepare yourself for a global culinary adventure.

Tuscan Salmon

World Class Sipping

In 2015, Celebrity debuted its brand-new World Class Bar, a cocktail-centric venue on board all Solstice Class ships. The bar mixes craftsmanship, showmanship, and premium liquors for some of the best cocktails at sea and on land.

Part of a partnership with beverage distributor Diageo Global Travel Americas, World Class Bar was added to Celebrity Eclipse during its most recent dry dock. The World Class Bar is located on Deck 5 and replaces the Molecular Bar. Delectable creations utilize ingredients such as whiskey, limoncello, cinnamon, and rum infused with applewood smoke. The upscale drinks fit right in with the modern decor, and the bar is just one of many interior enhancements made on Eclipse, including: Slush, a frozen-drinks venue on the pool deck, Gastrobar, a craft-beer bar, and Luminae, a complimentary restaurant exclusively for suite guests.

Friends Having A Drink

Choose from forty craft beers at Gastrobar.

And the Winner Is…

Celebrity ships were once again recognized among the best in the industry in the 2015 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards, winning the highest honor in ten categories. In the US, Celebrity Reflection received the coveted Best Mediterranean Cruises, based on global ratings, and a new honor for the cruise line—Best for Fitness—was awarded to Celebrity Equinox.

Across the pond, UK guests voted Celebrity as the Best Of in eight categories. For the third consecutive year, Celebrity Eclipse was honored with Best Cruise Ship from the UK, as well as Best Cabins, Best for Fitness, and Best for Shore Excursions. Celebrity Equinox also was recognized in the UK for Best Overall, Best Dining, and Best for Public Rooms, and Celebrity Silhouette was awarded the top honor as Best for Value.

Celebrity Eclipse Gym

Celebrity Eclipse was just one of many big winners.

Signature Sailings

Experience immersive vacations in 2016–17 with brand-new offerings from Celebrity Cruises. Guests on Signature Event Sailings not only travel to incredible destinations in Europe, the Far East, South America, and the Caribbean, they dive into iconic global events and celebrations as part of their Celebrity vacation. The unique sailings provide insider access to the most desirable goings-on across the globe, immersing guests in each culturally rich destination with the help of specially designed Shore Excursions. Go into the heart of the action with events like New Year’s fireworks in Dubai and Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. The Signature Event Sailings also offer enhanced experiences on board, with unique shows, speakers, and activities inspired by the main events.

Rio De Janeiro

With incredible views, delicious cuisine, and a culture all its own, why not visit Rio?

Ten Reasons the Grass Is Greener with Celebrity Cruises

1. The Lawn Club. A half-acre of real grass to sink your toes into.

2. Private, Spacious Verandas. More room than any other premium cruise line.

3. In-Depth Destination Experiences. 290 worldwide destinations, plus overnight stays in fifty-three amazing cities.

4. Globally Inspired Cuisine. Tour the world via your palate with twelve distinct restaurants and menus.

5. Suite Class. Personal butlers, a private restaurant, VIP lounge, and exceptional amenities.

6. Superlative Service. With a guest-to-staff ratio of nearly two to one, get ready for pampering.

7. Sexy, Stylish Spaces. Top architects and designers create modern ships that rival boutique hotels.

8. Entertainment. Eighteen new shows in eighteen months, enough said.

9. The Perfect Partners. Apple, Canyon Ranch, Bravo’s Top Chef, and more.

10. Awards & Recognition. The list of accolades confirms Celebrity is the best.

[©Image 1 courtesy of Troy House; Image 2 courtesy of 2010 Michel Verdure; Image 3 courtesy of 2012 Troy House; Image 5 courtesy of Troy House; Image 6 courtesy of Stephen Beaudet; Image 7 courtesy of Danny Lehman]

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