Flamboyantly retro yet state of the art, Celebrity Cruises’ Millennium-class and Solstice-class ships raised the bar by offering oodles of space. They appeal to a broad range of passengers who revel in the company’s unique take on luxury, as well as those seeking a cruise with lots of activities.

One feature that immediately sets Solstice-class vessels apart from other cruise ships is the quality of accommodation. A massive 85% of staterooms have private verandas and there’s a variety of grades including the popular Aqua-Class and Concierge-Class.

Celebrity Eclipse suite

Celebrity Cruises has a long-held and well-earned reputation for punching above its weight when it comes to cuisine. The double-height main dining room fuses glamour and contemporary design. On Deck 14 the Oceanview Café is one of the best buffets at sea. Speciality dining is focused around a ‘neighbourhood’ on Deck 4 where premium venues such as Murano, Tuscan Grill, Blu and Qsine can be found.

First showcased on Celebrity Solstice, the Lawn Club – high above the ocean on Deck 15 – boasts half an acre of hardy grass. This cushy hangout features lawn bowling, a three-hole putting course, Patio on the Lawn where passengers can enjoy picnics, as well as Lawn Club Grill and Sunset Bar – an ideal hideaway for cocktails at any time of day.

Celebrity Constellation - Tuscan Grille

In recent years, Celebrity Cruises has shaken up its entertainment offering and now boasts some of the best entertainment at sea. Shows include avant-garde, adult-oriented entertainment as well as dance spectaculars and lavish revues.

Possibly the most impressive feature aboard Celebrity ships is the Canyon Ranch SpaClub with their thalassotherapy pools and Persian Gardens. Each is an oasis of calm for passengers who come on board for much needed rest and relaxation. Best of all, there’s a café full of healthy treats outside the spa on the pool deck.

Lawn Club on-board Celebrity

Designed completely in 3-D, and featuring the work of celebrated British interior designer Kelly Hoppen, the avant-garde new Celebrity Edge will be about as far from the cookie-cutter aesthetic as it’s possible to imagine. When the ship enters service in December, passengers will embark into a brilliant set-designer’s vision of a place that might never have existed had it not been for Celebrity Cruises.

With over 270 worldwide destinations to choose from and a wealth of no-fly cruises from Southampton, it’s no surprise that this premium cruise fleet was the UK’s Most Awarded Cruise Line in the 2017 Cruise Critic Awards.

Gary Buchanan
Gary Buchanan has been an influential cruise writer for almost 30 years. Based in Scotland, he writes for Britain’s leading national newspapers and respected consumer magazines on a variety of cruise topics. Recipient of several awards for his creative writing, he has also written five books about cruising. His other skills include being an expert lecturer on maritime history aboard Cunard ships during transatlantic voyages. His favourite cruise destinations include the Greek Isles, Thailand and the Norwegian fjords. When it comes to river cruises he rates the Irrawaddy, Mekong and Seine as real gems.

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