The Retreat Sun Deck. Photographs courtesy of Celebrity Cruises
By SARAH JAQUAY
What if you could go somewhere this holiday season with your loved ones where you’d be floating on an oasis of luxury and safety? That’s what Celebrity Cruises is offering with their new “It’s About Time” campaign. Indeed, it seems long past due for friends and family to gather again and explore the
That’s why Celebrity notes, “Tis the Season for a Luxurious Retreat!” Celebrity’s offering short and longer cruises (from three to 12 nights) to various destinations in the Eastern and Western Caribbean this October, November and December with 20 percent off fares and up to $700 off flights; cruises with up to 50 percent capacity until October 31, 2021; and of course drinks, wifi and tips are part of Celebrity’s “Always Included” program. There are even three special Ultimate Holiday Cruises that sail over Christmas and into the New Year. It’s time to create some unforgettable holiday memories.
Perhaps most comforting for trip planners: All Celebrity crew and guests who are eligible to be vaccinated must be vaccinated in order to sail. All guests age two and older must present a negative Covid-19 test prior to sailing. From bow to stern, Celebrity’s “taking extraordinary measures to keep passengers Healthy at Sea.” Under certain conditions, Celebrity is even offering safe passage home by private air transfer, if needed. So you and your loved ones may embark on their adventure knowing they’re in a kind of floating bubble with more space and more opportunities to connect safely, not to mention opportunities to pamper themselves in pre-pandemic mode. Celebrity welcomes guests “to a place where they can escape and experience all the things they’ve been missing for so long. Only now, those things are even better than you’ve imagined. This a place where the everyday gives way to the
A place with more space to lose yourself in and more luxury to love. Where the possibilities are as endless as the views. Where you can disconnect entirely while you reconnect with each other—and the world.”
It takes a long time to build and design cruise vessels, so Celebrity has continued working on its revolutionary Edge Series. Its newest Edge ship, Celebrity Beyond, will make its debut in March of 2022. Celebrity Beyond takes outward-facing design farther, creating an even closer connection between guests, the sea and every place on the horizon. Soak up the sun, salt breezes and stunning scenery in newly expanded open-air spaces. Savor fine dining that rivals anything you’d find on land. And discover even more ways to relax and renew. To ensure Celebrity Beyond lives up to its name, they’ve reunited the dream team of architects and designers who first envisioned the Edge Series and expanded their roles. Their designs will expand the way travel inspires guests. They’ve also stretched the length of the ship to create even more room for incredible outdoor spaces, like the new two-story Sunset Bar imagined by world-famous designer Nate Berkus and a redesigned Rooftop Garden by the visionary British interior designer Kelly Hoppen. The garden brings guests closer than ever to the water’s edge. Hoppen took the Retreat Sundeck to a luxurious new level and Celebrity’s introduced even more delicious culinary experiences, including a new restaurant by world-renowned Chef Daniel
Let’s face it: subliminal relaxation beyond our homes has been in short supply the past year and a half. Celebrity’s luxury vessels hosting a limited number of vaccinated travelers and crews feels like an ideal escape for celebrating the holidays this year in sunny destinations.
For more information, visit www.celebritycruises.com.