CELEBRITY ASCENT, CELEBRITY’S NEWEST SHIP, JOINS HER SISTER SHIPS IN FORBES’ WINNING CIRCLE

To the surprise of absolutely no one who has sailed on Celebrity’s magnificent Celebrity Ascent, the ship has been awarded Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award. A global authority in Luxury Hospitality be it luxury hotels, spas, restaurants and ocean cruises, Forbes Travel Guides used its global rating system to bestow its award. This award makes Celebrity Ascent the sixth ship in Celebrity’s fleet to be so honored. Forbes relies on professional inspectors to travel the world anonymously. These seasoned travel professionals evaluate every aspect of each hospitality category bestowing their annual Star Ratings based on hundreds of criteria. Explains Hermann Elger, CEO of Forbes Travel Guides, “Celebrity embodies the modern-day ethos of elevated service, elegant facilities, upscale dining option with the added benefit of being on the move to a variety of destinations.

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A FIRST FOR CELEBRITY ASCENT, A SIXTH FOR CELEBRITY CRUISES

It was only last year that Celebrity Cruises became the first ocean cruise line to earn the Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”) Star Awards. This year Celebrity Ascent joins the 4-Star company of two Edge Class Vessels—Celebrity Apex and Celebrity Edge, 2 of its Millennium- class ships—Celebrity Millennium herself and Celebrity Summit—and Celebrity’s extraordinary Galapagos-based Celebrity Flora. Says Celebrity Cruises recently inaugurated President, Laura Hodges Bethge “We strive to exceed all expectations for our guests seeing the best in premium vacations, our level of elevated service, thoughtful amenities, and the highest quality of experiences for on and off our ships. We are honored to be recognized again by the only global rating system for the ocean cruise category.” True to Celebrity’s on-going commitment not to just its passengers but to its superb crews, Ms. Bethge went on to say “We applaud our incredibly talented and dedicated Celebrity crews for another year of international recognition.

 

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ABOUT CELEBRITY CRUISES

The iconic “X” that adorns each Celebrity ship is the mark of a 16-ship fleet of premium cruise vessels that ply the world’s oceans taking passengers to spectacular places around the globe. Celebrity’s cool, contemporary design and accommodations, superlative dining, spa and on-board entertainment are geared to a sophisticated audience of world travelers. Offering land experiences that are culturally rich and diverse, every Celebrity Cruise is a soft adventure complimented by warm and attentive service. Celebrity journeys to all seven continents visiting nearly 300 destinations in more than 70 countries. Celebrity Cruises is owned by global cruise company Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL).

ABOUT FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE
Forbes Travel Guide is proud to be the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, and spas. Their professional inspectors work anonymously as they evaluate each candidate based on up to 900 objective standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service. Forbes Travel Guide helps discerning travelers select the world’s best luxury experiences.

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