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Why Cruises Are the Best Family Vacation

With its exhilarating sense of seagoing adventure and something-for-everyone appeal, cruising offers the world’s most family-friendly vacation.

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How to Spot Marine Mammals From a Cruise Ship

Discover the basics of marine mammal identification and behavior, along with some of the best places in the world in which to see them.

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Cruise Ship Spas: Everything You Need to Know

Here are answers to some of the most common questions about cruise ship spas.

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What Is Included on a Cruise?

Here, we demystify what is typically included on a cruise, from the kids’ clubs to the theater, dining, and more.

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How We’re Keeping You Healthy at Sea

For those joining us on a vacation at sea soon, here are all the ways we’re keeping you happy and healthy on board.

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15 Ways to Stay Fit On a Cruise

With discipline and a bit of forward planning, you can stay in shape during your cruise vacation, all while having fun and eating what you want.

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13 Things to Do Outdoors on a Cruise Ship

From live music to al-fresco dining, you’ll find there’s no shortage of things to do outdoors on a cruise ship.

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What to Expect Your First Time on a Cruise

Find out what to expect your first time on a cruise, from preparing for your vacation to checking in and sailing away.

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Forward vs. Aft of a Ship: What’s the Difference?

Here’s everything you need to know about the forward and aft of a ship to help you choose the best stateroom for your needs.

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How to Make Your Cruise Even More Fun

Use these 12 savvy strategies to enjoy the most memorable and fun cruise experience on your next vacation at sea.

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11 Ways to Enhance Your Cruise With the Celebrity Cruises App

With features like early check-in, safety drills, and pre-cruise planning, the Celebrity Cruises mobile app makes your cruise even more effortless.

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How to Use Onboard Cruise Credit Like a Pro

Whether you want to use the funds for pampering or port excitement, your onboard credit will help you have more fun on your cruise.

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Solo Cruises: The Ultimate Guide to Cruising Solo

If you’re considering taking a cruise vacation by yourself, here are some solo cruise tips to help make your journey an unforgettable experience.

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Exciting Cruise Nightlife Options on Celebrity

When the sun goes down, cruise nightlife options abound onboard a Celebrity Cruises luxury cruise ship—from entertainment to bars and more.

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Cruising During Hurricane Season: Everything You Need to Know

Wondering if you should cruise during hurricane season? Discover when hurricane season is, if it's dangerous to sail, and how to find special offers.

Everything to expect on a cruise

Unforgettable onboard experiences. Cutting-edge design. Ocean-facing suites and staterooms more luxurious than a resort. Unparalleled comfort, and rooms that brighten at the touch of a button. World-class dining featuring dishes created by a Michelin-starred chef. These are just a few of the ways Celebrity sails beyond. 

Not sure what to expect on a cruise, even if it’s not your first sailing? These guides will help you.

You might not know what happens on embarkation day, or even know how to find your stateroom yet. You might not know we offer workout classes at the gym, or that being part of The Retreat® grants you access to an exclusive lounge and sundeck with a dedicated attendant to bring you snacks and drinks. You might not know you can have lunch with an officer, or that you just might run into the captain at dinner. 

Find out what to expect on your next cruise so you can embark on your vacation with confidence.