FROM THE BRIDGE
Just for you—your exclusive Captain’s Club Newsletter is here
As you’ve probably heard, our main focus right now is a safe return to service with emphasis on safety, security, and health. Due to the new travel environment, we’ve assembled an advisory panel of 11 experts—including physicians, scientists, and public health specialists—to advise us on the right approach. Together with these experts, we’re taking the proper steps to address our future. As our President and CEO, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo mentioned several weeks ago‚ we will not rush this work, and we continue to work around the clock to ensure we’re taking the proper steps to return to the high seas safely. Learn more about the ways we’ll exceed expectations of travel in our new world, and read detailed information on each member of our esteemed advisory panel.
Recently, Royal Caribbean Group introduced Muster 2.0, an exciting example of innovations to come. This new program replaces one of our least-loved but important traditions, the safety drill, with an entirely new approach to delivering safety information to you. With Muster 2.0, the key elements of the safety drill—including reviewing what to expect and where to go in case of an emergency, and instructions on how to properly use a life jacket—will be accessible to you on an individual basis instead of the former group approach. New eMuster™ technology will be used to help provide the information to you on your mobile device and interactive stateroom TV. This way, you’ll be able to review the information prior to sailing, eliminating the need for the traditional large group assemblies.
This new approach allows everyone to maintain better spacing while moving about the ship—allowing you to enjoy more of your vacation with no interruption. After reviewing safety information individually, you’ll complete the drill by visiting your assigned assembly station, where a crew member will verify that all steps have been completed and answer questions. Muster 2.0 was first tested on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas in January 2020—and guests who took part in the mock process indicated a strong preference for the new approach, while also reporting better comprehension and retention of the information.
To provide you peace of mind while planning upcoming vacations, we’ve extended our Cruise with Confidence cancellation policy to sailings through May 4, 2022. For new and existing bookings created by September 30, 2020, you’ll have the flexibility to cancel your cruise up to 48 hours prior to sailing and receive a full credit of the amount paid for a future cruise through May 4, 2022. Additionally, we’ll continue to offer our Best Price Guarantee, which allows you to change the price and promotional offer on your reservation up to 48 hours before your cruise. We’re also continuing our Lift and Shift option, which allows you to move your vacation plans to next year. Available through September 30, 2020, Lift and Shift allows you to protect your original cruise fare and promotional offering by shifting to a future sailing of the same itinerary type, sailing length, and stateroom category. It also must be the same 4-week period of your original cruise date, same time next year.
Celebrity ApexSM has raised the bar once again with next level entertainment. The Theatre introduces all-new production shows and programming exclusive to our newest ship—and it’s brought to life through state-of-the-art technology all in collaboration with the stage automation business leader, Tait. Our new 110-foot curved, 4K LED screen wraps around the stage and is composed of more than 17 million pixels, immersing you like never before.
Takes you on a journey through the seasons of life and the moments that bring us all together. Throughout the performance, and for the first time on board a Celebrity ship, you’ll be amazed by illuminated drones in choreographed formations and flying sequences. Our dazzling Tree of Life transforms through a series of interwoven vignettes that tell stories of unforgettable memories, setting the stage for an experience unlike anything else at sea.
Rock history takes center stage in Rockumentary, an interactive concert where you’ll get to cast a vote for your favorite performance. Relive epic songs that span the decades and choose the finale with your fellow guests.
Get ready for a multi-sensory spectacle filled with electrifying pop violin music, mesmerizing choreography, and aerial acrobatics in Crystallize. This light show gives new meaning to special effects with the addition of a translucent, 360-degree circular scrim and laser projectors. This new backdrop offers breathtaking wrap-around imagery and effects that you have to see with your own eyes to believe.
"@celebritycruises gives you the most unbelievable adventures, from making it to the top of Machu Picchu, hiking to the top of a mountain In St Kitts to opera and dinner in Cuzco, and the wildlife in the Galapogos islands. We have made memories we will never forget and missing it right now #sailingwithcelebrity #sharecelebrity" - @mrsriggers
"Who's missing drinks on the Magic Carpet on the fabulous #celebrityedge ? Looking forward to #sailingwithcelebrity again as soon as possible #sharecelebrity ." - @corinnakneale
"Thank you for always having the LGBTQ community’s back! I love #Celebritycruises because they treat you like royalty! They have the best food, drinks and entertainment! #besteverything 🚢❤️👍🏻🎉🙋🏻♂️🍾🏖🤗🦄🇨🇦 #ContestEntry #CelebrityEdgeInsider See you in September #celebritysolstice #instagay #gaysofinstagram" - @sketchymonkeyjr
"Missing the amazing desserts and fine dining experience in luminae when sailing with Celebrity cruises." - @cruiseylife
"While I can most certainly guarantee that my husband’s answer would be the French onion soup, the things I miss most about cruising @celebritycruises are morning coffee and evening wine on my balcony, the sound of the waves at night, the delicious food, super fun entertainment and crew, and of course the diverse itineraries. Can’t wait to check the Panama Canal off our list in November! 🛳 ." - @hxcplores
"Camp at sea with @celebritycruises beats camp at home any day" - @angelducke
Once again, we welcome Guest Relations Director, Julie Sherrington to this month’s newsletter with a special edition of Celebrity Trivia. This time, she’s hosting it on board and will test your knowledge about the different spaces she visits, like the Martini Bar and Eden. Play along and scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers once you’ve finished. No cheating!
Pack your bags for a virtual vacation to the idyllic Southern Caribbean. Sit back and let us whisk you away to the some of the most desirable islands in the world, including the ABC islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao. Don your favorite sun hat, shake up your favorite cocktail, and enjoy the soothing voice of our guide against beautiful and uplifting imagery
Summertime calls for healthy and light meals, like this delightfully flavorful Salmon Salad from our Spa Café. It’s simple and delicious.
Dreaming of an island escape? Get a taste of the Caribbean with this Classic Daiquiri Recipe from Sunset Bar.
1) A – Fuzzy Navel, 2) A – Very Special Old Pale, 3) C – Little Water, 4) B – Eris, 5) C – Antarctica, 6) C – Dystopia, 7) B – France, 8) A – 1467, 9) C – Murano, 10) A – 1 Million 11) True, 12) A – 90 Tons, 13) B – Le Bateau, 14) C – One, 15) A – Tea Bags