We recently met for an intimate conversation with Celebrity Cruises President Laura Hodges Bethge, and we’re excited to share it with you. Since Laura joined the team in May, so many amazing things have taken place—from our 2023 President’s Cruise in Alaska to announcing a major redeployment beginning in 2024. Hear from Laura as she discusses her first few months leading Celebrity, what she’s learned, and her hopes for the future. She also tackles some of your fellow Captain’s Club members' hottest topics, and doesn’t shy away from any of your most pressing questions. You’ll even get to know Laura on a more personal level. What’s her favorite destination? Does she prefer white or red wine? Dogs or cats? Tune in now to find out all this, and more.  

You spoke and we listened. Back by popular demand, and effective immediately, The Retreat Lounge/Michael's Club* is once again open to Zenith members fleet wide. It’s the perfect spot to relax in style and enjoy complimentary beverages, gourmet snacks, and the services of a dedicated concierge. Lose yourself in your favorite novel, catch up on current events, watch the big game, or just chill out— it’s up to you. Given the limited space in the Retreat Lounge/Michael’s Club, there may be certain sailings where we must open auxiliary lounge spaces to accommodate large numbers of members. But we have worked through it, and we hope you are as excited about this news as we are. We look forward to seeing you there.

*Does not include Luminae or the Retreat Sundeck.

Get ready to escape to the ultimate adults-only beachfront experience in paradise at Hideaway BeachSM at Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s award-winning private island destination. Kick your feet up to non-stop music spun by DJs. Swim right up to the Hideaway BarSM, or visit any of the other four bars, for an expertly crafted cocktail or two. Satisfy your hunger with mouthwatering pizzas from Slice of ParadiseSM and delicious all-American favorites from Snack Shack. Take your relaxation to the next level in your exclusive pool at one of The Hideout CabanasSM. There’s no better way to feel like a kid again—without the kids. Hideaway Beach debuts in January 2024, so make your plans today, and be among the first to visit this incredible and exclusive slice of tropical bliss.

Getting away from the cold and thawing out in the tropics this winter on an award-winning sailing has never been easier. With new 3- and 4-night getaways, along with 7- to 12-night in-depth voyages, you can escape to the Caribbean for some sun, sand, and crystal-clear water whenever you want. And, for the first time ever, we’re taking you to one of the Caribbean’s most exclusive destinations, Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s award-winning private island destination. If you’re within driving distance of the Sunshine State, or even a quick flight, your perfect Caribbean getaway is guaranteed to be sailing from Miami or Fort Lauderdale. Just drive, park, and step aboard the best weekend escape around. Want more amazing destinations and more relaxing sea days? You’ve got it. We’re also adding longer Caribbean sailings from Fort Lauderdale aboard Celebrity Summit® and Celebrity Apex®. For an epic winter break, board magnificent Celebrity BeyondSM and explore some of the Caribbean’s most sought-after islands on a 10-night Ultimate Southern Caribbean sailing. You’ll shake off the winter blues in stunning Antigua, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, and more. Now that’s how you respond to a falling thermometer. 

Perfect Day and CocoCay are registered trademarks of Royal Caribbean.


Do you have a story from a Celebrity cruise that makes you glow just thinking about? Well, here’s your chance to share it with your fellow members. Tell us about your special sailings, celebrations, excursions, and moments, and what made them unforgettable, and if selected, you’ll be featured in a future Captain’s Club newsletter. Just fill in the survey linked below and tell us all about why your cruise was the best. We can’t wait to read the responses.

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