Celebrity Cruises To Launch Two Retrofitted Ships In 2007
by Roy Witman © 2008
Celebrity Cruises has recently been bestowed with two established ships as a result of parent-company Royal Caribbean’s acquisition of Spanish Pullmantur. These intimate-size vessels will each undergo retrofitting in dry dock before taking to the seas under the banner of Celebrity Cruises.
The ships will be very similar in size
and amenities, but will differ greatly in their
itineraries. Outfitted with the standard
Celebrity Cruises compliments, each
vessel will provide open seating in
restaurants, a casually elegant
atmosphere, two specialty restaurants
· Michael’s Club - A piano bar
serving cocktails of all types.
· Martini Bar - Offering over 20
types of martinis.
· Aquaspa® - A unique
Celebrity inclusion designed to provide the
utmost in pampering including acupuncture
· Sensory Heaven spa treatments
· Enrichment Activities - Take
a culinary class, speak one to one with
prominent authors and more.
· Gourmet cuisine provided by
Celebrity was recently voted “The Best
Cruise Ships In the World” for the fifth
consecutive year by Conde’ Nast Traveler.
Living up to its reputation, Celebrity will
spend over $70 million dollars on
upgrades, the most impressive of which
·15 different classes of
·In-cabin spa treatments.
·Butler and concierge service for
every cabin onboard (not just suites).
With a capacity of just over 700
passengers and one staff member for
every two guests, these two new ships will
give visitors plenty of opportunities for
Previously deemed “Blue Dream” while flying the Pullmantur flag, Celebrity Cruises has renamed this ship “Journey.” She will set sail in May 2007 with a Bermuda itinerary, which will continue through October. “Journey” will then set course for truly unique destinations including Antarctica, Brazil and Chile.
The second of the siblings sailed under the name of “Blue Moon” prior to the acquisition. Named “Quest” by Celebrity, this ship is scheduled to launch in October 2007 with a schedule of Caribbean itineraries. Her destinations will change several months after her maiden voyage to more exclusive ports of call including St. Barts, St. John, Santa Marta, Grand Turk and others.
For those who prefer a cruise experience that is more intimate, but still holds a high level of excitement and intrigue, Celebrity promises “Journey” and “Quest” will deliver.
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