Celebrity Cruises Starts Online Sweepstakes, Free Cruise Vacation

Today Celebrity Cruises announced the “Celebrity Reflection Launch to Luxury Game and Sweepstakes,” an online contest that lets travel agents and vacationers learned about the upcoming 3,046-guest Celebrity Reflection. The game, which takes place September 24 through October 26, allows the players to earn points answering trivia questions. The game is played in stages and […]

Celebrity Reflection Starts Sea Trials

Celebrity Cruises’ 3,030-guest Celebrity Reflection has officially left the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany and headed for sea trials in the North Sea. Thousands of on lookers lined the banks of Ems River to watch the vessel sail backwards for about 10 hours. Preparations for the transit – known as “the conveyance” – include removing […]

Celebrity Reflection Floated Out, Prepares for Sea Trials

She floats! Celebrity Cruises’ fifth and final Solstice-class ship Celebrity Reflection touched the water for the first time this morning at Meyer Werft shipward in Papenburg, Germany. She was floated in front of shore-side onlookers and folks logged on around the world to the shipyard’s webcam. The dry dock bay was flooded with water until […]

Celebrity Reflection Set for Float-out

On Sunday, August 12, Celebrity Cruises fifth Solstice-class ship Celebrity Reflection is set to float out of Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The float out will begin at 7:30am, assisted by tugs, and berthed dockside by 9:30am. Then a crane will put the signal mast in place, which will be installed after the docking. […]

Celebrity Cruises Names New CEO

Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. today announced that Michael Bayley has been promoted to President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, replacing Dan Hanrahan, whose departure was recently announced.  Bayley will report directly to Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.   Bayley has been with Royal Caribbean for over 30 years, most recently […]

Cruise Line Spa Company Shows Big Growth in 2012

Steiner Leisure’s revenues for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 increased 17.3% to $197.5 million from $168.4 million during the comparable quarter in 2011. Net income for the second quarter was $14.1 million compared with $13.2 million for the same quarter in 2011. Steiner Leisure owns and operates the spa facilities onboard 153 ships, […]

See-through shower a big hit for Celebrity Cruises

After revealing in April that the “Reflection Suite” on Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Reflection will feature an all-glass shower extending out over the edge of the ship, the modern luxury brand has received so much interest that it has released renderings of the intriguing space. Nestled in the highly desirable corner location of the ship’s 14th […]

Celebrity Cruises updates their Celebrity Xplorer smartphone app

Good news for you smartphone app junkies, Celebrity Cruises just updated their free Celebrity Xplorer app to version 2.0. Those interested in a Celebrity Cruise vacation can now view current fares, place a vacation on hold, or even complete your booking. Also added to the update are destinations, more stateroom and ship details, and photos […]

CEO Daniel Hanrahan of Celebrity Cruises resigns

After 13 years of successful service with Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd., Daniel Hanrahan, President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, announced last week that he will be leaving at the end of July to take an exciting new opportunity with hair care company Regis Corporation. “While leaving Celebrity isn’t easy for me, I am very proud […]

The life of a celebrity at sea includes suite amenities

Chances are if you’ve sailed on Celebrity Cruises you’re accustomed to “Celebrity Life,” but how much do you know about “Suite Life?” Celebrity announced that they’re enhancing their suites to make it a little more, well, sweeter. What’s being added? Celebrity eXhaleTM bedding program, with premium mattresses, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, and plush duvets and […]