Celebrity Cruise Line:
Baby Boomers: Some seasoned cruisers hold the opinion that Celebrity Cruises is trying to compete with luxury lines such as Crystal in areas such staterooms, cuisine and ship-board amenities. For example, the AquaSpa aboard the Eclipse features a 24-Karat Gold Facial, which uses rose quartz and a pure 24-karat gold leaf mask. Guests aboard the ship can rely on the services of a Personal Concierge to arrange a private shore excursion or implement a plan for celebrating a special occasion.
Gen Y: Traditionally, Celebrity has been geared to an older and well-heeled crowd, making their average cruiser’s age slightly higher than the other lines. However, the Celebrity Solstice class changed things up; rumor has it that the line knocked 10 yrs off of the average age of their passengers with these ships. The Solstice class introduced things like the first Lawn Club at sea and the first Hot Glass Show, and the streamlined, contemporary style seems to appeal more to a younger crowd. There is a large range of dining and activity choices, including Celebrity Central, where guests can catch a movie or comedy show, and a rocking nightclub to dance the night away.
Accommodations on Celebrity Cruises to please the Boomers:
Celebrity’s suites include butler service, assistance with packing and unpacking, a separate living room and dining area (perfect for a cozy family dinner), Egyptian cotton towels, and complimentary espresso and cappuccino. The suites themselves are incredible; on the Celebrity Solstice, the Penthouse Suites are 1,291 square feet and each has floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, separate living room with dining area and baby grand piano.
Notes regarding On-Board Communications, Alcohol and Gambling on Celebrity:
- The age of 21 applies to drinking and gambling; however, on ships in Europe, South America and Australia, where the legal drinking age is lower than 21, a parent who is sailing with children between the ages of 18 to 20 may sign a waiver allowing the child to consume alcoholic beverages.
- No guest younger than age 21 will be assigned to a stateroom unless accompanied in the same stateroom by an adult 21 years of age or older. A guest’s age is established upon the first date of the sailing. This age limit will be waived for children sailing with their parents or guardians in connecting staterooms; for underage married couples; and for active duty members of the United States or Canadian military. Certain other restrictions and conditions will apply; such as compliance with the age of 21 alcohol policy, and proof of marriage for underage couples or proof of active duty military status.
Each ship in the fleet has 24/7 wireless connection “hotspots.” There is an Internet Café located on board, where you can receive electronic mail, via satellite link 24 hours a day, satellite conditions permitting. Check with both the cruise line and wireless carrier to identify any additional calling/texting costs.