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 The main concept of Celebrity Cruises is to offer almost deluxe cruises at more affordable prices (something impossible at first sight), but the company has turned this concept into winning formula throughout the past seven-eight years. The cruise line introduced a new generation of cruise ships, representing classic cruising, updated for contemporary life style. Royal Caribbean International acquired Celebrity Cruises in 1997, but Celebrity Cruises continues to operate as a separate brand. The cruise line introduced a new generation of cruise ships, representing classic cruising, updated for contemporary life style. Celebrity Cruises was the brainchild of John Chandris of the renowned Greek shipping family, who created the cruise line in 1989, promising he would "exceed expectations." He accomplished his goal by offering much higher standards of food and service than cruisers were accustomed to in a mid-price cruise experience. In addition to the smaller Horizon and Zenith ships, Chandris ordered three new stunning cruise ships in the mid 1990's, Celebrity Century, Galaxy and Celebrity  Mercury. They were the first mid-price cruise ships to boast suites with butlers, the largest spas at sea, an extensive collection of private art, large staterooms in all categories and sophisticated touches such as a piano lounge, champagne and martini bars. Acquired by Royal Caribbean International in 1997, Celebrity Cruises has retained its own identity, with food and service maintained at high levels. Celebrity Cruises has launched Celebrity Constellation, along with her sister-ships Celebrity Summit and Celebrity Infinity, followed by a larger trio, the Solstice class - Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Equinox and Celebrity Eclipse. The latter entering service in 2010. The goal is ambitious: the company is introducing a series of enhancements that it hopes will position Celebrity Cruises as a legitimate Crystal Cruises competitor, albeit with a younger passenger demographic. 

Celebrity Cruises, with the launch in 2004 of its Xpedition sub-brand, is also moving into an intriguing new direction. Aiming to offer its upmarket, active passenger base a new option, the cruise line is featuring more unusual cruise experiences. At this point, the major thrust focuses on the Galapagos, where Celebrity has become the only big ship cruise line to offer year-round sailings. But wait: you won't find Millennium or Galaxy (or even Horizon or Zenith) trawling these small ship waters. Instead, the company has acquired the former Sun Bay I, a 2,329-ton 98-passenger cruise ship, and transformed it into Celebrity Xpedition. The aim? To combine the line's big stylishness with more adventure-oriented destinations. The company is planning to expand the concept to include cruises to Antarctica, the Arctic and Alaska via a former Soviet icebreaker it will charter from Quark Expeditions, an adventure cruise specialist.

One of the good cruise lines to work for, it offers competitive salaries and fairness to it's employees.

 

Cruise Ships and itineraries:

Celebrity Eclipse: Malta registered, inauguration 2010, 122,000 gross tons, 2,850 passengers, 1,250 crew members.
Itineraries: Eastern/Western Caribbean out of Miami, FL; Europe/Scandinavia/Russia/Mediterranean out of Southampton (London), UK; Transatlantic out of Southampton (London), UK.
  Celebrity Cruises-Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship
     
Celebrity Equinox: Malta registered, built 2009, 122,000 gross tons, 2,850 passengers, 1,250 crew members.
Itineraries: Eastern/Western Mediterranean/Holy Land out of Barcelona, Spain and Civitivecchia (Rome), Italy; Eastern/Western Caribbean out of ,Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Transatlantic out of Civitivecchia (Rome), Italy.
  Celebrity Cruises-Celebrity Equinox cruise ship
     
Celebrity Solstice: Malta registered, built 2008, 122,000 gross tons, 2,850 passengers, 1,250 crew members.
Itineraries: Eastern Mediterranean out of Civitivecchia (Rome), Italy; Eastern/Western Caribbean out of ,Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Transatlantic out of Civitivecchia (Rome), Italy.
  Celebrity Cruises-Celebrity Solstice ship
     
Celebrity Xpedition: Ecuador registered, built 2001, 2.842 gross tons, 98 passengers, 64 crew members.
Itineraries: South America/Galapagos Islands out of Isla Baltra, Quito, Equador and Callao (Lima), Peru.
  Celebrity Cruises-Celebrity Xpedition ship
     
Celebrity Constellation: Malta registered, built 2002, 91,000 gross tons, 2,034 passengers, 1,000 crew members.
Itineraries: Canada/New England out of Bayonne
(Cape Liberty), NJ; Mediterranean out of Barcelona, Spain; Western Europe, Baltic Capitals, Scandinavia/Russia, Norwegian Fjords out of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Trans-Atlantic, Eastern/Southern Caribbean out of Bayonne (Cape Liberty), NJ, Miami, FL and Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Panama Canal out of San Diego, CA, Miami, FL and Ft. Lauderdale, FL;  Transatlantic out of Miami, FL, Barcelona, Spain and Harwich (London), UK.
  Celebrity Cruises-Celebrity Constellation cruise ship
     
Celebrity Summit: Malta registered, built 2001, 91,000 gross tons, 2,034 passengers, 1,000 crew members.
Itineraries: Canada/New England out of Bayonne (Cape Liberty), NJ; Bermuda out of Bayonne (Cape Liberty) NJ and San Juan, Puerto Rico; Eastern Caribbean out of Bayonne (Cape Liberty), NJ; Southern Caribbean out of San Juan, Puerto Rico; Mediterranean out of Barcelona, Spain and Venice, Italy; Transatlantic out of Barcelona, Spain.
  Celebrity Cruises-Celebrity Summit cruise ship
     
Celebrity Infinity: Malta registered, built 2001, 91,000 gross tons, 2,046 passengers, 1,000 crew members.
Itineraries:  Alaska out of Seattle, WA; Panama Canal out of Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, San Diego, CA and Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Panama Canal/South America out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile; South America out of Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  Celebrity Cruises-Celebrity Infinity cruise ship
     
Celebrity Millennium: Malta registered, built 2000, 91,000 gross tons, 2,034 passengers, 999 crew members.
Itineraries: Alaska out of Vancouver, BC, Seward, AK and San Diego, CA; Panama Canal out of Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA and San Juan, Puerto Rico; Southern Caribbean out of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  Celebrity Millennium cruise ship
     
Celebrity Mercury: Malta registered, built 1997, 77,713 gross tons, 1,886 passengers, 909 crew members.
Itineraries: Alaska out of Vancouver, BC and Los Angeles, CA; Bahamas out of Baltimore, MD; Eastern/Western Caribbean out of Baltimore, MD and Charleston, SC; Panama Canal out of Charleston, SC and San Diego, CA.
  Celebrity Mercury cruise ship
     
Celebrity Century: Malta registered, built 1995, 71,545 gross tons, 1,814 passengers, 858 crew members.
Itineraries: Bahamas out of Miami, FL; Western Caribbean out of Miami, FL; Europe out of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Western Mediterranean out of Barcelona, Spain; Transatlantic out of Barcelona, Spain.
  Celebrity Cruises-Celebrity Century ship