Founded in 1989 by the Greek Chandris Group, Celebrity Cruises is an award winning cruise line that has become very popular. In 1997 Celebrity Cruises Ltd was purchased by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, which has now become Royal Caribbean International. Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International are run as separate cruise lines using their own cruise ships.
Sailing to over 170 destinations, including Alaska, Australia, Hawaii and the Caribbean means that there is something for everyone to enjoy on a variety of amazing ships, made to suit your needs. With a mixture of ships available, Celebrity Cruises benefits from being able to offer the best ship to suit your needs. If it is a quiet and intimate cruise experience you are after then Celebrity Xpedition, launched in 2004 is the cruise ship for you. It is the smallest of the Celebrity Cruises ships and sails all year round with just 98 guests on each cruise.
Alternatively there are several newer ships, that are larger and may suit you better. In December 2008 Celebrity Solstice is due to be launched, she is said to give the best of Celebrity Cruises in one class of ship. Celebrity Solistice’s spacious staterooms will have 32” flat screen TV’s, spacious bathrooms and private balconies where you really can make yourself feel right at home. Guests on Celebrity Solstice are entitled to unlimited access to the award winning AquaSpa as well as the Persian Garden aromatherapy & steam room; the ideal place to relax and wind down.
Looking to the future Celebrity Cruises also have plans to launch four other Celebrity Solstice class ships, Celebrity Equinox in 2009 and Celebrity Eclipse in 2010 and further ships in 2011 and 2012. Each of these ships will benefit from the amenities of the earlier ships with a few changes, for the better.
Being voted the worlds best large ships for the sixth year running suggests that these cruises are some of the best of their kind and not to be missed. Each cruise experience starts off in style with a welcome bottle of champagne, fresh fruit and flowers so it really is the perfect way to spoil a loved one on one of the best cruise experiences going. With the added benefit of your own room attendant 24 hours a day catering for your needs you really will feel like royalty, so why not take advantage and enjoy the best of both worlds with Celebrity Cruises.