Celebrity Becomes First Cruise Line to Win Coveted Travel Award

Celebrity Cruises has become the first ocean cruise line to ever earn prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards. The cruise line’s ships join an elite group of fewer than 20 land-based properties to receive the coveted recognition.

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Celebrity Apex (Photo courtesy of Celebrity Cruises)

Forbes Travel Guide (FTG) is the global authority on luxury hospitality and is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, spas, and now the new ocean cruise category. Their professional inspectors travel the world to anonymously evaluate the best hotels, restaurants, spas, and ocean cruise ships based on hundreds of standards that determine their annual Star Ratings.

The five inaugural resorts at sea Star-Rated ships are Celebrity Apex, Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Flora, Celebrity Millennium, and Celebrity Summit. The rest of the 15-ship fleet will be evaluated in the year ahead, except for the other small Galapagos ships.

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Celebrity Flora (Photo courtesy of Celebrity Cruises)

“Forbes Travel Guide is thrilled to announce Celebrity ships as the world’s first Star-Rated resorts at sea in the new ocean cruise category,” said Hermann Elger, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “Celebrity has delivered on Forbes Travel Guide’s standards time and time again during meticulous incognito inspections – offering guests experiences that rival those at the very best land-based properties. We congratulate Celebrity Cruises on this spectacular and historic accomplishment.”

The newly Star-Rated Celebrity ships represent three of the line’s ship classes: The newest Edge class, the Millennium class, and Celebrity’s smaller Galapagos islands mega-yachts — which Celebrity Flora is the newest member of.

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