FROM THE BRIDGE
Just for you—your exclusive Captain’s Club Newsletter is here
As a Captain’s Club member, you are entitled to a wide variety of benefits. It’s our way of thanking you for choosing to sail with us again and again. As we start a new year, we want to remind you of all these perks available to you. Review the full list of benefits on our Captain’s Club page and read about some enhancements and changes below.
Based on six months of recent testing onboard, we’ve made some enhancements to our Elite Cocktail Hour.
On sailings starting in February, Elite members enjoy unlimited drinks from the Captain’s Club menu from 5 PM – 7 PM, at all bars and lounges throughout the ship excluding World Class Bar and Magic Carpet. The Sky Lounge on Millennium and Solstice Class ships and The Club on Celebrity Edge will be available exclusively for members during the cocktail hour to enjoy their drinks together with canapes. We hope you will take this opportunity to explore different locations on board and experience their unique ambiance.
Each sailing our Top Cruiser will be recognized by the Captain at the Captain’s Club Celebration event with a toast, beautiful flowers and a personalized Blendtique blended by the ships’ Cellarmaster. They will also be invited to attend an Officer-hosted table.
Zenith members that reach 6,000 and 9,000 points will receive a special invitation to dine with one of our Senior Officers on their first sailing after reaching this milestone. This is in addition to the complimentary 7 night Caribbean or Bermuda sailing awarded every 3,000 points.
First, we want to let you know that the spa benefits on our Millennium and Solstice Class ships with Canyon Ranch and the Persian Garden have not changed. Due to the unique design of The Spa on Edge space is limited. Therefore, Elite complimentary day passes are not available for the Thermal Suite. However, we’ve changed the loyalty discount from one-day use to multi-use on Edge, so you can try out a variety of different spa experiences and services throughout your cruise. View your spa benefits here.
All our awesome member events, such as the Welcome Party, Senior Officers’ Party, and Wine Tasting will continue on Edge, but we’ve made a few enhancements. Firstly, the Captain’s Club Welcome Party will take place on embarkation day in Eden so you’re the first to experience this truly unique venue. Also, given that our theatre is one of the most technically advanced at sea, we adjusted the backstage tour programming to give you a theatre technology experience.
On Celebrity Edge we introduced the Retreat, an exclusive sanctuary designed to take the Suite experience to a whole new level. Zenith members are welcome to relax and enjoy drinks in The Retreat Lounge as they do in Michael’s Club on our Millennium and Solstice class ships. The Retreat SunDeck and Luminae are reserved for suite guests only.
We love back-to-backs for the relaxing, yet exciting, experience they provide. And we know our loyalty members do too. Celebrity Edge’s first season in Europe offers really unique back-to-back opportunities. Pair two 7-night itineraries departing from either Barcelona or Rome, during the prime summer season. Sail for 14 nights and visit a total of 11 ports, with only one repeat call to Florence, Italy. This journey also lets you spend more time in fascinating ports with longer stays in Monte Carlo, Palma de Mallorca, and Valencia. As a nice bonus, booking back-to-back sailings also lets you save $50* per sailing on your cruise fares.
Plus, combine that with our Go Best on the Best New Ship offer for four free perks and savings up to $400**.
Zenith Member Maureen Shaughnessey started off on Edge with a triple header! Maureen sailed for three weeks in December and was named Celebrity Edge’s very first Top Cruiser.
Maureen really got to fully explore our new ship. One of her favorite things was the new Main Dining concept that let her enjoy four different restaurants—all complimentary. “It felt as if I was dining in a specialty restaurant every night,” she said, noting her favorite restaurant was Cyprus—yum on the Greek Salad!
This month we are excited to feature our very own Captain Michael Sympouras. Captain Michael, born in Andros Island and raised in Piraeus, Greece is currently the Master onboard the Celebrity Eclipse. Get to know more about Captain Michael and learn about where the Celebrity Eclipse is headed.
Get into celebration mode right from the start on this one-of-a-kind sailing that not only has our CEO aboard but features one of the world’s biggest parties—Mardi Gras—to kick it all off. This Signature Event Sailing begins in New Orleans and will immerse you in the thrilling energy of the infamous Mardi Gras experience. Then on board, we’re planning exclusive Captain’s Club celebrations with Lisa to keep the party going.
10-Night Mardi Gras and Caribbean Cruise
Departs from Fort Lauderdale
March 1, 2019
Alaska has so much to offer—wide open prairies, majestic mountains, and glaciers. Meet a host of locals—bald eagles soaring overhead, whales breaching the surface of the icy waters below, and moose, bears, elk, and more roaming the untouched wilderness. Plus, we’re introducing Celebrity Eclipse to Alaska for the first time. All that is enough to entice travelers to make a visit—but we’re adding even more. Lisa will be on board to host exclusive events to take discovering the heart of Alaska to new heights.
7-Night Alaska Hubbard Glacier
Departs from Vancouver
June 2, 2019
Back to Back Offer is valid on 7-night or longer sailings departing 1/1/19 - 4/30/21. Offer excludes Galapagos sailings. Savings are per stateroom and based on length of voyage: $50 for 7-9 night sailing; $100 for 10-night or longer sailing. Offer is non-transferable. Guest names must be identical on each stateroom booking. Changes to bookings may result in ineligibility for Offer and removal of savings from each booking. Offer limited to one per stateroom and will be applied to reservation within ten days of booking.
**Go Best on the Best New Ship:
Visit celebritycruises.com/cruise-deals/special-event-cruise-offer for full terms and conditions. Cruise must be booked 2/1/19 – 3/6/19. Offer applies to select Celebrity Edge cruises departing 02/17/19 – 12/31/19. Savings amounts are per person and based on stateroom category. Savings applied to cruise fare at checkout. Offer applies to first two guests in the stateroom. 50% Off Savings: Savings applies to the cruise fare of the third and fourth passengers booked in a triple, quad, or family ocean view, veranda, concierge class or suite stateroom. Not applicable to Cruisetours or Celebrity Explorations. Go Best Offer: Each of the first two guests in an ocean view through Suite stateroom are eligible to receive four complimentary amenities (beverage package upgraded to Premium Package). Onboard credit is not redeemable for cash and expires on final night of the cruise. Offer applies to new individual bookings and to staterooms in non-contracted group bookings, is non-transferable, and not combinable with any other offer. Changes to booking may result in removal of Offer. Offers and prices are subject to availability, cancellation and change without notice at any time. ©2019 Celebrity Cruises. Ships’ registry: Malta and Ecuador.