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Celebrity Cruises

If you have plans to spend your holidays in a celebrity fashion then you can safely settle for Celebrity Cruises. The cruise liner has taken the concept of luxury cruising to an entirely new level by debunking the traditional idea that cruise liners may keep their ship sizes small for more personalized services. In fact, the newest inclusions to the fleet are of larger ships only.

Celebrity Cruises had started its journey in 1989. It was established by the Greece-based Candris Group. The objective behind setting up Celebrity Cruises was to compete in the upscale big-ship market. In 1997 it was acquired by the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and since then operating as its sister cruise line.

The features which have made Celebrity Cruises one of the forerunners in the cruising industry are,
  • It is one of the premier big-ship liners, which offers excellent cruising options.
  • Its itineraries include exotic tourist destinations; include the year round trips to the Galapagos.
  • It has received high praises from customers of all segments, including retired and senior tourists to honeymooning couples to families with kids.
  • Constant efforts are made to offer the most modern services to the passengers.
Celebrity Cruises: Why go on Celebrity Xpidition?
Celebrity Xpidition has been the most successful cruise trip introduced by Celebrity Cruises. It was introduced in 2004 and since then has remained the most successful tour offered by the cruise line.

The owner of the Celebrity Cruise line, Royal Caribbean had acquired a small luxury vessel by the name of Sun Bay 1 and introduced it in 2004 for a round the year expedition of the Galapagos under the sub brand of Celebrity Xpidition. The success of Celebrity Xpidition lies in,
  • Its choices of exclusive and exotic cruising destinations. The Galapagos initially were only limited for the backpackers.
  • Its excellent on-shore excursion options ensuring best value for money.
  • Its small sized vessel with efficient and obliging crew members.
  • Its all inclusive prices for the trip. Most often the cost of wine and tips are included in the cost for the trip.
  • On deck Barbeque party organized at least once in every cruise trip.
Celebrity Cruises has been the first of the European cruise liners to enlist Galapagos cruising in their itinerary.

Celebrity Cruises: About the fleet
The current fleet size for Celebrity Cruises is of nine ships. Two more ships are scheduled to join the fleet sometime in 2012.

Celebrity has established itself as a strong player in the market of large passenger ships. Most of its current ships have capacity more than many of the Carnival Cruise lines, except for the Carnival Dream.

Celebrity is determined to make a mark in the industry which says that ships offering premier, upscale services must always keep their ships small and cozy. To break this notion, celebrity has introduced ships with a capacity of 2, 850 passengers and yet offering most personalized services.

Celebrity Cruises has also taken special care in decorating their ship interiors by blending both traditional and modern arts. The interior of the Celebrity Solstice has been adjudged as one of the best by industry experts and critics.

What to expect on your Celebrity Cruise trip
The trips on Celebrity Cruises are full of fun and activities. You can join in the informative lectures on Celebrity Xpedition trip, shop in its many souvenir shops, shop on the Emporium complex ‘Welcome Abroad’, relax in its on-board cafes and spas or indulge yourself in the sinful delight of tasting some of the best cuisines. You can also take part in wine tasting classes or the innovative Acupuncture at Sea program.

Celebrity Cruises itinerary: List of exotic locations
Apart from its Galapagos trips, Celebrity Cruises also offer tours of Europe, Canada/New England, Alaska, the Panama Canal, South America (including Antarctica drive-bys), Hawaii, Australia/New Zealand and the Caribbean. They may soon include Equinox and the Holy Land in their list of exotic destinations. The cruise line, however, has no immediate plans to enter into the Asian market.

Celebrity Cruises is also a prominent name in offering European cruise trips. Their itinerary for European tours includes trips of Northern Europe as well as that of the Mediterranean.

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