Happy 30th to Us

This month marks Celebrity Cruises' 30th birthday—and even though we’re not sailing, we’re still celebrating this event in a big way.

These last 30 years have been truly amazing—and we’re feeling a bit nostalgic. Here are some fun facts about 1990—the year Celebrity Cruises first set sail:

  • George H.W. Bush was President of the United States.
  • Gas was $1.15 per gallon and a dozen eggs cost $1.00.
  • People gave two thumbs up to Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in Pretty Woman.
  • Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares to You” and Madonna’s “Vogue” topped the music charts.
  • Cheers, 60 Minutes, and Roseanne were prime time favorites—and The Simpsons premiered on FOX for the first time.

There were many monumental world events in 1990—and here are a few we remember:

  • Nelson Mandela was released from prison in South Africa after being in prison for 27 years.
  • NASA’s STS-31 mission deployed the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • Tim Berners-Lee published his formal proposal for the World Wide Web—and the first web page was written.

In 1990, the Celebrity Cruises team was making history of our own—with some very timely hairstyles and fashion choices. Some of us were embarking on our careers while others of us were tending to our studies. Here’s a glimpse into the life of our Celebrity Cruises team 30 years ago:

In 1990, President & CEO, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo was working at Royal Headquarters in Florida as the Director of Incentive Sales for Royal Caribbean
Brian Abel, Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations, was getting ready to graduate high school in Rockland County, New York.
Chief Marketing Officer, Peter Giorgi was a 10th grader at Father Leo J Austin Catholic Secondary School in Whitby, Ontario.
Dondra Ritzenthaler, Senior Vice President of Sales, was a junior in high school in Palestine, Texas.
Vice President and Managing Director of EMEA, Jo Rzymowska, was living in Paris, France, working for Thomas Cook Group as a Corporate European Sales Manager.
Vice President of Finance & Strategy, Elizabeth Oates, was an adorable kindergartener in Coral Gables, Florida.
Susan Bonner, Vice President and Managing Director, Australia, NZ & Asia Pacific, had recently graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans and was living in New York City.
Vice President of Global Revenue Management, Julie Shiell, was getting ready for the 8th grade in Aurora, Colorado.
And Andrea Shey, Director of Loyalty, was a very rambunctious second grader in North Miami Beach at Highland Oaks Elementary.

Birthday Offer

In honor of Celebrity’s 30th Birthday, we’re extending our biggest bonus points offer yet. Now through May 29, 2020, Classic members and above can book any new sailing and earn 30 bonus Club Points. That’s in addition to our incredible current savings offer and our Members-Only Bonus offer. This offer is almost too good to be true—and it’s only available for a short time, so book now. Make sure to have your loyalty ID on hand when you book.**


We were so delighted to receive this Happy Birthday message from Zenith Members, Sue and Rob Brown. We had to share it with all of you.


We’re excited to introduce our partner, OneSpaWorld - an innovator in the fields of wellness, beauty, rejuvenation, and transformation across the globe.  Celebrity Cruises collaborated with OneSpaWorld on our wellness concept first presented on Celebrity Edge®. Named The Spa, you can do it all at this luxurious sanctuary—clear your mind, fine-tune your body, and reinvigorate your spirit. Here, we’ve launched an array of first-at-sea beauty, fitness, and wellness services that make finding complete bliss on vacation easier than ever. From the SEA Thermal Suite’s eight distinctive therapeutic experiences to a collection of specialty treatment beds featuring groundbreaking technology —The Spa has a lineup of the most advanced offerings ever. You’ll have access to more than 120 treatments, including advanced ELEMIS® BIOTEC facials, Skin Lab face mapping, destination-inspired therapies, Acupuncture, medspa treatments from industry leader Ideal Image® Ocean, and much more.

We’ve also announced our exciting new Women in Wellness program to bring you wisdom from some of the most highly respected female leaders in the wellness industry. And while you may be on vacation, you won’t want to skip our gym. With new programs like the first F45 classes on Celebrity ApexSM and Peloton® virtual indoor cycling offered fleetwide—fitness has never been more inviting. When you’re feeling you’re best, you deserve to look your best, too. That’s why we’ve partnered with Kérastase®, one of the world’s most recognized luxury haircare brands, to bring the ultimate salon right on board. At the Kérastase Salon, we’ll diagnose your individual haircare needs and prescribe personalized treatment options. And, you can top off your look with a manicure, pedicure and other full-service salon offerings. The Spa is an escape within your escape—and we can’t wait to see you there.

In addition to introducing our spa partner, we’re thrilled to offer these exclusive benefits for Captain’s Club members at The Spa:

Enjoy a multi-use discount on spa services and experience as many treatments as you’d like. Classic and Select members receive a 10% discount; Elite and Elite Plus enjoy a 15% discount; and Zenith members are eligible for a 20% discount.
Elite, Elite Plus, and Zenith members sailing aboard Millennium and Solstice Series ships will continue to enjoy one-time access to the Persian Garden while in port—one of our most popular benefits.
Zenith members sailing on Millennium and Solstice Series ships will continue to enjoy one complimentary fitness class.

An Ahhh-Mazing Captain’s Club Offer

TIMETOSPA is a lifestyle destination for beauty, wellness and fitness, offering the same skin, body and hair care products that will be used in the new spa program across the Celebrity fleet. Bringing the professional results of premium brands such as ELEMIS and Kérastase and the luxury of the spa experience to your home, TIMETOSPA connects you not only with best in class wellness collections, but also with spa therapy experts who deliver exclusive tips – from motivation to de-stress, education about skin and body care – through professional consultations and tailored programs provided by their VIP Spa Concierge Team.

We’re excited to introduce a limited time offer—exclusive for Captain’s Club members. Now through June 30, receive the ELEMIS Skin Revive Collection as a free gift when you spend $120 at TIMETOSPA.com/CELEBRITY. Use code CELEBRITYSKIN at check-out.The ELEMIS Skin Revive Collection (a $102 value) includes:

ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix featuring ELEMIS’ Smart Done Peptide Technology / 15ml
ELEMIS Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser / 30ml
ELEMIS Balancing Lavender Toner / 50ml
ELEMIS cosmetic bag

This offer is valid on in-stock items only — and only valid through June 30, 2020 while supplies last. This offer is not valid on prior orders and not applicable with other promotions. Other restrictions may apply. Visit TIMETOSPA.com/CELEBRITY and use CELEBRITYSKIN promo code. 


Follow Our Crew

See how our crew prepares for the days when the world will reopen, and we can all sail together again. Check out what they’ve been up to, and follow the hashtag #IAMCELEBRITY on Instagram and Facebook.

See Alaska From Your Couch

Pack your bags, for a virtual vacation to The Last Frontier. From a 360-degree tour by Google to real time wildlife feeds—here’s a round-up of our favorite interactive ways to escape.

Cook Like a Celebrity Chef

Feast your eyes on two delicious recipes from our experts.

Chicken Flatbread From Luminae at the Retreat®

Lunch at Luminae is always a treat, and this chicken flatbread is a favorite for good reason. Our simple recipe uses a creamy guacamole as the base and garlic-roasted chicken, roasted cherry tomatoes, garlic chips, avocado, and shaved parmesan cheese as toppings. Time to dig in.

Banana Nut Muffins From Spa Café

Make yourself a breakfast treat by whipping up these banana nut muffins from our Spa Café. With brown butter, coconut, honey, and vanilla, these muffins are an easy way to start your morning with a smile—and your house will smell incredible, too.

Married at Sea

COVID-19 has affected us all in different ways. That’s certainly true for Venita and Rajiv, two crew members who had to cancel their wedding ceremony due to the pandemic. Turning a disappointing situation into a joyous one, Captain Kate officiated their ceremony on board Celebrity Edge with a little help from her cat, Bug Naked as the ring bearer. Venita, who works in Guest Relations, and Rajiv, who works in the Photo Department, met six years ago at their university and said it was love at first sight. Fun fact: Venita’s father also works for the company as an onboard chef —making this story a true Celebrity family affair.


Here’s a recap of their wedding at Eden on board Celebrity Edge®.

Captain’s Club Members-Only Bonus

Captains Club members, Classic and above, can take advantage of a truly unbeatable offer available on nearly every sailing. Now through June 1, save an additional 5% on inside and ocean view staterooms. Book a veranda stateroom or above and save an additional 10%. That’s in addition to our current savings offer.* If you're booking with a 125% Future Cruise Credit, please note the Members-Only Bonus offer is not applicable.


Book online, call 1-877-202-4344, or contact your Travel Advisor.

Terms & Conditions

*Members-Only Bonus: Visit celebritycruises.com/captains-club/exclusive-offers/offer-details for full terms and conditions. Cruise must be booked by 06/01/20. Offer applies to select sailings departing 11/1/20 - 5/4/22 and excludes Galapagos voyages. Savings amount is 5% off cruise fare per member for an interior or ocean view stateroom and 10% off cruise fare per member for a veranda stateroom or higher. Savings apply to cruise fare only and does not apply to taxes, fees, gratuities, hotel, flights, cruise care protection. Offer applies to Captain’s Club Members, Classic and Above. Preview members are not eligible to participate in this offer. Offer can only be applied to a maximum of two Captain’s Club members per reservation. Offer is not combinable with Exciting Deals, Resident Rates, Senior Rates, and cannot be combined with 125% Future Cruise Credit (FCC). To use other Future Cruise Credits please contact the call center at 1-877-207-4344. Not applicable to Cruisetours.

**Captain's Club Member Bonus Point Offer: applies to new individual bookings. Offer applies to new Celebrity sailings booked between 05/26/20 – 05/29/20. Captain's Club Members ("CC Members) residing in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland are eligible to receive 30 Captain’s Club Bonus Points when they make a booking between 05/26/20 – 05/29/20. The offer applies to each CC Member in a stateroom. All Captain’s Club members, Classic and above, are eligible to participate in this offer. Preview members are not eligible to participate in this offer. Club Points will be added to CC Member's account within 30 days after conclusion of sailing. Valid membership number must be provided at time of booking. One offer per CC Member. Single-occupancy staterooms are not eligible for this Offer. Changes to cruise booking, including but not limited to cruise fare or promotion, may result in removal of Offer. Offers and cruise prices are subject to availability, cancellation and change without notice at any time.

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