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- Of all the large ship cruise lines, Celebrity stands shoulder to shoulder with Holland America Line.
The main competitors to Celebrity are Holland America Line and Princess Cruises. Both companies offer a premium product and feature similar itineraries. Choosing between the three probably comes down to a matter of personal preference.
- There are 3 classes of ships in Celebrity.
The Celebrity Century, Celebrity Galaxy and Celebrity Mercury are the older ships in the fleet – the Century debuted in 1995. The Celebrity Millennium, Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Summit and Celebrity Constellation are the middle-tier of ship. The Millennium was the first to debut in 2000 and these ships are generally impressive. The Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity, Celebrity Eclipse (debuted in 2010), Celebrity Silhouette (fall 2011) and a 5th ship due out in 2012 represent the top ships in Celebrity’s fleet complete with all the latest amenities and services.
- The Celebrity Xpedition is different from the rest of Celebrity.
The Celebrity Xpedition is a soft adventure cruise ship that specializes in sailing to the Galapagos. At 90 passengers, it provides an intimate, small-ship experience that features touches of the Celebrity experience. The Celebrity Xpedition is an “All Inclusive” cruise experience – most of the liquor (save premium spirits and non-house wines), the shore excursions / activities and gratuities are included in the cruise price. It is a casual cruise environment (no coats or ties) with a focus on adventure and education.
- Celebrity offers a premium level of service for guests booking Concierge Class and Celebrity Suites.
Extra services include a pillow menu (choose from an array of pillows for your bed), complimentary champagne and express luggage delivery on embarkation, fresh fruit, flowers and hors d’ oeuvres delivered daily, priority embarkation / disembarkation at every port call.
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