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Did you know Celebrity Cruises has a team of butlers on board its ships? When you book The Retreat experience, you’ll have the services of a personal butler who will act as your concierge for the length of your cruise.

Contrary to the movie version of a stiff-backed gent of old times, you’ll find our butlers are welcoming and friendly, male and female, from all across the globe.

Read on to find out how this unique service can further your enjoyment of an already luxurious cruise vacation.

1: Leave the Unpacking to Your Butler

As soon as you arrive onboard, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the luxurious cruising experience The Retreat offers without worrying about heading to your suite to unpack. Your butler will have everything in your suitcase put away while you enjoy a drink at the exclusive lounge or get acquainted with the ship.

You won’t even have to give a thought to your suitcases, neatly tucked away, until you debark from the ship. Your butler will also pack for you at the end of your cruise.

2: Your Butler Will Arrange Your Suite to Feel Like Home

cruise butler making the bed

Your butler will make sure you feel right at home in your suite from the moment you arrive. First, by ensuring sure it’s 100% to your satisfaction from the first minute to last. Then, by personalizing your home at sea, arranging things just the way you like them, and making sure they’re always perfect.

Whether you want the fridge stocked with your favorite drink, extra hand or bath towels, or the suite made up all day as you come and go or just once and done, you only have to let your butler know your preferences. Spend the rest of your cruise reveling in the comfort of your stunningly designed suite and all its amenities.

3: Butlers Will Make Reservations for You

Men ordering food at a restaurant

Whether you want to reserve a table at Luminae, the private restaurant exclusively for Retreat guests, or wish to dine in your suite, your butler will act as your personal reservationist throughout your cruise.

When dining in your suite, butler service extends to setting the table, serving the meal course by course, then cleaning up afterward, while you enjoy a freshly made coffee or a glass of wine while gazing at the stars from your veranda.

Your Personal-Retreat-Host-as-personal-reservationist will also book dining times at the other onboard specialty restaurants, as well as make appointments for spa treatments, fitness classes, and onboard special events such as cooking classes or lectures. He or she can also work with the onboard shore excursions team to arrange for Private Journeys excursions or Discovery Tours, or any other in-port sightseeing you might desire.

4: Your Butler Will Pamper You 24/7

Couple inside a huge bathroom on a cruise

Need a soothing warm bath after a long day of sightseeing or a strenuous fitness workout? Just ask the butler, who will be happy to draw a bath, lay out a Frette robe and slippers, and turn down your bed for a short, refreshing nap.

It’s a Celebrity butler’s job to execute with excellence, so getting shoes shined, shirts pressed, hems stitched up, or buttons replaced is no problem. Your butler is a well-connected member of our exceptionally dedicated staff of attendants and knows who to call for exactly what needs to be done.

Delivering coffee and the morning paper, afternoon savories, and evening espresso, as you wish, are part of butler service, every day of your cruise.

5: Butlers Help You Entertain or Be Entertained

Family playing cards on the floor

Inviting guests to join you for cocktails? Want to host a get-together to celebrate a birthday or make your anniversary cruise extra special? The services of a trained butler for these special occasions are invaluable. He or she can provide advice on what to serve and arrange every detail, from canapes and cocktails to flowers and music. Your butler will even rearrange the suite to host your guests.

Need in-suite entertainment if you’re cruising with kids? Your butler can have board games, books, or movies delivered to the suite for their entertainment and yours.

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Can’t wait to book The Retreat experience for your upcoming cruise vacation? Browse Celebrity Cruises’ collection of suites and book your cruise online, or call one of our vacation specialists.

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