Celebrity Cruises opens up the world with its modern luxury fleet

Travel | 21 Feb 2019

As the holder of the prestigious 'Best Premium Cruise Line' award for 11 consecutive years, Celebrity Cruises is dedicated to maintaining its leading position in the cruise industry with a massive US$500 million investment over the next five years in a fleet-wide modernization program labeled The Celebrity Revolution, says Jo Rzymowska, Vice President and Managing Director of UK and Ireland & Asia, Celebrity Cruises.

Game-changing Celebrity Edge

Designed to transform the way Celebrity Cruises' guests experience the world, The Celebrity Revolution has kicked off with the introduction of the industry-changing Celebrity Edge.

Enlisting the help of visionary designer Kelly Hoppen, MBE, Celebrity Cruises has introduced an exclusive new sanctuary for all its Celebrity Edge Suite Class guests called The Retreat. "It's a chic, open-air hideaway with the feel of a high-end resort, where guests can unwind on plush loungers, sip tantalizing cocktails, and savor refreshing treats," Rzymowska enthuses.

With the brand's outward-facing configuration, the staterooms feature the Infinite Veranda. With the touch of a button, it futuristically merges the boundaries between the outside and inside living space, creating 23% additional space compared to the Solstice class rooms. Guests can also take advantage of the Celebrity Cruises app: With a simple swipe, guests can manage numerous tasks on board, from restaurant reservation to adjusting the blinds and windows.

Rzymowska also highlights the remarkable Magic Carpet experience on board. The Magic Carpet is, she explains, a floating platform that reaches a height of 13 stories above sea level. Accommodating up to 100 guests, it is a multi-function space, one example will be restaurant in the air that serves unforgettable culinary delights on the edge with spectacular views.

With no less than 29 restaurants and bars on board, Celebrity Edge guests can savor the gastronomic wonders of the world, from seafood gourmet experience at Raw on 5, to the outward-facing Eden featuring stunning panoramic ocean views. "But my personal favorite has to be the very cute virtual Le Petit Chef dancing right on the table at Le Grand Bistro!" says Rzymowska.

Guests are also spoiled with an array of enchanting and innovative facilities. Equipped with cutting-edge equipment and big electronic screens, the Theatre features music and dance shows that appeal to all nationalities and age groups. With the innovative no-curtain design, the stage is open to the audience.

Not to mention the brand unveils its partneship with American Ballet Theatre and Michelin-Starred Chef Daniel Boulud, to bring revolutionary onboard experience to greater heights.

Launched in Nov 2018, Celebrity Edge is deployed on 7 to 11-night cruise itineraries in the Mediterranean, calling on favorite ports like Barcelona, Rome and more coming 2019 summer.

Celebrity Millennium redefines luxury

As part of Celebrity Cruises' fleet-wide upgrade, Celebrity Millennium is the first ship to make a debut in Singapore after its bow-to-stern transformation.

Discerning world travelers will be able to enjoy enhancements that include completely redesigned staterooms and suites; the addition of The Retreat for suite guests, with an exclusive new sundeck and redesigned lounge; stunningly reimagined restaurants, bars and lounges; a redesigned spa and casino; and new designer boutiques featuring the hottest designer names.

Celebrity Millenium also features eXhale bedding with luxurious Cashmere mattresses; all-new finishes and fixtures in stateroom bathrooms; and advanced RFID lock technology with digital key access. "Hongkongers will be particularly pleased to note that advanced pervasive Xcelerate Wi-Fi has been enabled on the ship to help keep guests connected at all times," adds Rzymowska.

In terms of gastronomic indulgence, Celebrity Millenium has upgraded its Oceanview Cafe, featuring a new open concept, together with increased seating options and globally inspired culinary offerings. The Main Restaurant has undergone an impressive update, as have the Sunset Bar and the Rendezvous Lounge.

After your scrumptious meals, let Celebrity Millennium help you work on those calories with more brand new facilities. The spacious gym room features a bounty of gym equipments, allowing guests to stay in shape anytime on board. The gym room as well offers various classes and seminars upon registration. With the expanded Persian Garden thermal suite, guests can unwind through an array of therapeutic spa experience at sea alongside modernized boutiques, salon, casino and more.

Explore with Celebrity Flora

Purposely designed for the captivating Galapagos Islands, Celebrity Flora was designed using 3-D technology so that every detail can be fine-tuned even before it was built. The ship uses the Dynamic Positioning System that enables it to stay on station without the use of anchors to help protect the seas.

"We've created a ship that truly differentiates between merely visiting this incredible corner of the world, and experiencing it," observes Rzymowska.

Featuring only 50 suites which can hold approximately 100 guests, the state-of-the-art ship features an innovative outward-facing design that makes the destination the center of attention. "It creates a definite connection between guests and the stunning ocean and islands with their fascinating wildlife," she adds.

Celebrity Cruises (International Representative of Hong Kong)

Hotline: 2316 1308

Website: www.celebrity-hkg.com

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