Top 5 Celebrity Cruise Ships to Experience this Year
Are you planning to cruise with Celebrity? If so, you’re in for an experiential vacation that you won’t forget, and we’re here to help make it a bit more tailored to your needs. Any ship in the Celebrity fleet is sure to impress, but we want to give you a closer look into our favorite Celebrity Cruises ships to experience this year.
Onboard any of these top-five Celebrity Cruise ships, you’ll appreciate the design of these vessels, that are meant to provide cruisers with a truly unique cruise vacation experience.
Whether it’s enjoying alfresco dining and cocktails with great views, enjoying a much-deserved spa treatment at the Canyon Ranch Spa, sitting back and soaking in your vacation from the Rooftop Garden, or any of the other countless features, you’re sure to be fully satisfied with your trip.
Here's our top five Celebrity Cruises ships…
1. Celebrity Edge and Apex (2020)
As part of the Edge Class of ships, the Edge and her highly anticipated sister ship both deserve the top spot on our list. Recently, Ashley Hunter, Avoya’s SVP of Strategic Operations & Partnerships cruised Celebrity Edge and confirmed, ‘Edge exceeded the expectations and hype in every single way’. Both Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Apex provide the feel of a posh hotel and truly embody the experience of a modern luxury vacation.
Their outward-facing design changes the perspective of what ocean cruising is all about, and all the open-air venues will make you feel more connected to the ocean and your destinations. From the elevating Magic Carpet Venue, to the Rooftop Grill that offers delicious truckers fries, brisket and cookies, to the chilled fixations at the Martini Bar, you can find every comfort you could want in a vacation and more onboard Edge and Apex.
‘The best ship I have been on. We absolutely loved the Edge. From the beautiful new staterooms with the infinity balcony to the incredible bathroom with so much extra storage space. The food and service was impeccable. The entertainment was also top notch.’ – Raynor, An Avoya Traveler
2. Celebrity Equinox
If you’re searching for a getaway that includes relaxation and fun, this is the cruise ship for you. Onboard Celebrity Equinox you can treat yourself to comfort food and craft beer at Craft Social, or relish in the adult-only pool area at the Solarium. For more luxuries, a visit to the Canyon Ranch Spa is a must. There you can find a lap pool, Persian Garden, private treatment rooms, a relaxation room and fitness center. For a night of fun, the Sky Observation Lounge features live music and dancing. Get ready for 40’s music with a modern twist and a lot of funk.
Avoya Travel Firsthand Equinox Review:
Avoya Travel team members had the opportunity to cruise the Equinox on a 10-night Caribbean sailing. Here's a few of the must-try experiences:
- Blu Restaurant - This specialty restaurant, exclusive to guests staying in Aqua Class balcony cabins, serves up refreshing and revitalizing dishes. The Lamb Shank was cooked perfectly with the meat falling off the bone and was both hearty but didn't leave you feeling overly stuffed. The crab avocado toast was also a superb dish.
- Tuscan Grille – You can sample multiple dishes at this specialty Italian Steakhouse. We ordered meatballs, white-pie pizza, and outstanding lobster pasta all in one sitting and left completely satisfied. This is a specialty restaurant that is worth every penny.
- Great Comedy at the Theater – We laughed until we couldn’t anymore at the theater where hilarious comedians put on shows with options for both family-friendly and adult-only material.
- Martini Tasting – Martini Bar & Crush is an excellent option for great drinks and features an ice-topped bar.
Tip: Watch how glass is made at the Hot Glass Class, an activity exclusively featured onboard Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Equinox, and Celebrity Eclipse.
3. Celebrity Infinity
As part of the fleetwide modernization, you can expect a more enhanced version of Celebrity Infinity in 2020 including brand new staterooms, elevated technology and design throughout the ship. If you haven’t already been onboard Celebrity Infinity, prepare for a floating vessel equipped with extensive amenities. From the panoramic ocean views captured in the first glass elevators at sea, to the Cellar Masters wine bar equipped with wines from around the world, and 3D table animation called ‘Le Petit Chef’ at Qsine, Celebrity Infinity is not your average cruise ship.
4. Celebrity Reflection
Each space onboard Celebrity Reflection provides a different vibe, feel, and atmosphere. One moment, you could be enjoying a blissful dinner and movie outdoors at the Taste of Film program or enjoying BBQ classics with real grass below you and ocean views at the Lawn Club Grill or unwinding at a spa treatment in the Relaxation Room that features floor-to-ceiling glass panels. This ship is perfect for those that enjoy feeling connected to the ocean, as seascape views are just one of the many perks of cruising.
5. Celebrity Summit
Just like the other ships in the Celebrity Fleet, Celebrity Summit offers a multitude of dining options and is the perfect ship for any foodie. While onboard you’ll want to prepare your appetite for an excellent gastronomic tour that includes Italian, sushi, gourmet dining, and even gelato. If Italian food is one of your preferred types of food, you’ll love the Tuscan Grille, which features homemade pastas and traditional Italian dishes with a modern twist. Be sure to visit the Cellar Masters wine bar to complete the evening. For those that enjoy a meal outdoors, it’s recommended to visit the Sunset Bar, which offers al fresco dining and beverages, with a side of scenic views.
No matter which ship you choose, Celebrity ships are sure to deliver a one-of-a-kind and unforgettable experience. Upgrade your travel plans and sail with Celebrity Cruises.