Everyone should get the opportunity to feel like a Very Important Person while on vacation and Celebrity makes it easy to get a VIP ambiance during your cruise. Here are some tips to feel like a VIP cruiser no matter your stateroom category or cruising history.
Book a Veranda Stateroom or Higher Category
A veranda stateroom will have you feeling like a VIP on your cruise since it gives you your own private, oceanview – make that oceanfront – balcony. Ordering room service in the morning and enjoying it on your balcony as you look out at the vast sea will make you feel like you’re in the seat of luxury.
To really feel like a VIP don’t stop just at the veranda stateroom. Other stateroom classes can get you more perks along with that balcony.
AquaClass guests get access to a spa concierge, daily tea and fresh fruit delivery, and an exclusive restaurant to dine in. Concierge Class staterooms include priority embarkation and debarkation as well as access to a private concierge on board who will help you with dinner reservations, shore excursion planning, special deliveries in your stateroom, and more.
For the ultimate in VIP indulgence, book a suite on Celebrity Cruises. Suite Class guests get butler service and access to an exclusive gourmet restaurant called Luminae that is just for suite guests. On the new Celebrity Edge cruise ship, Suite Class members also get access to a private sundeck and pool.
Sign up for Wine Tasting Experiences and Exclusive Dance Parties
Celebrity Cruises offers a variety of wine tasting classes on board, which provide an intimate setting to learn more about wine while asking a certified sommelier all of your wine questions.
You’ll leave each class better equipped to pick the perfect wine to go with your meals on board — though if you’re still in doubt you can simply ask the sommelier serving your table for dinner what he or she recommends you try based on what entrée you order.
If you don’t like wine, don’t worry – there are still plenty of other tasting opportunities on board, from craft beer to whiskey.
In addition, don’t miss out on some of the fun dance parties on board. If offered on your cruise, take part in the Silent Disco, which is only available to a limited number of people. Instead of listening to the music over loudspeakers, you’ll listen to it on headphones that will be handed out during the Silent Disco. Dance and sing your heart out…and then take the headphones off to have a good laugh when you watch everyone else singing loudly and dancing in the music-less room.
These limited availability experiences will make you feel like you’re getting a VIP experience during your cruise.
Become a Loyalty Member — and Cruise Often
Another way to feel like a VIP is to join Celebrity Cruises’ Captain Club loyalty program. As you build up your cruise trips number you’ll reach higher tier levels of the club, which come with lots of perks when cruising with Celebrity Cruises. Some of these perks include exclusive parties with the captain, private wine tastings and afternoon teas, priority embarkation, and access to a private lounge on debarkation day.
Book Exclusive and Personalized Shore Excursions
The most popular shore excursions sell out early, typically before the cruise even embarks. This is especially true for ports that are limited in the number of excursions.
For example, when Celebrity Cruises sails to Dawes Glacier in the Tracy Arm Fjord Terror Wilderness, there is a very limited number of spots on an excursion where a small boat picks you up right from the ship and takes you around the Endicott Fjord for closer views of the glacier, ice bergs, and wildlife.
These spots often sell out months in advance (another reason to book your cruise early) and you will feel like quite the VIP waving to all the other people on the ship as you take off into the distance on your intimate glacier experience.
Another type of shore excursion you can do in port when available is a Private Journey. This will have you feeling like a VIP traveler due to its customized nature. With Private Journeys, you get access to the Destination Insiders team who will help you put together your perfect day in port. This can include private air charters, a car and driver for a day of wine tasting, and any other special activities you dream of doing while visiting a certain destination on your cruise itinerary.
Choose a Set Seating Time for the Main Dining Room
By choosing one of the set seating times and eating during it each night (when you’re not dining in specialty restaurants) you’ll have the same wait staff each night. They’ll get to know you and your preferences, greet you by name, and make you feel like the most important person in the room!
Work with a Travel Advisor
Booking your cruise using the services of an accredited travel advisor can often get you extra perks to help you feel like a VIP. Travel advisor are sometimes privy to special group promotions they can add you into that may get you onboard credit or a bottle of wine in your stateroom upon arrival, or some other fun amenity.
They also may have insider tips to help you seek out the best experiences on board and in port so you feel like a cruise insider during your vacation.
Book Your Cruise Early
Booking your cruise early has many benefits – you get to pick your first choice of location on the ship for your category of stateroom, you can start reserving shore excursions before they sell out, and you’ll have ample time to plan out the activities you want to do on board the ship. This will help you feel more like a VIP once you board.
To book your cruise, visit Celebrity Cruises to find your perfect itinerary or speak with your travel advisor.