Celebrity suites offer a more upscale and luxurious experience. They are a great option if you’d like to taste luxury service and accommodations, but at a more affordable price while enjoying the benefits of a larger ship – large production entertainment, a large variety of restaurant options, a younger crowd (average age 45 – 55) with more activities available onboard. Suites have access to a private restaurant, Luminae, which serves 5-star quality food with excellent service. Suites also get pre-paid gratuities, free high-speed WiFi service, the “Premium” alcohol beverage package, and onboard credit. In addition, on all ships that have been renovated to the Edge Class standards, suites guests have a private Retreat sundeck, pool and hot tub, with a private poolside bar, as well as the Retreat Lounge.
Take advantage of their “free perks” program. Depending on the time of year, you’ll get two or more free perks (pre-paid gratuities, unlimited WiFi, classic beverage package or onboard credit). Suite guests, not using a senior discount package, get all four with an upgrade to the Premium beverage package.
Consider the all-four perks package when selecting a cruise fare. It includes pre-paid gratuities, unlimited WiFi, classic beverage package and a $150 onboard credit. Most people save more than the cost of upgrading to the 4 perks offer.
Unfortunately, post-Covid, Celebrity’s quality and service as slipped a bit as the line appears to be cutting costs to enhance its bottom line. Celebrity has moved from promoting its “All included” perks, to non-refundable bare bones cruise fares which don’t include any perks. This marketing strategy pulls a different guest demographic, which undermines its efforts to boost itself into an entry “luxury” cruise line.
The Edge Class ships are Celebrity’s newest class of ships. The Solstice Class ships were designed to target Baby Boomers and Gen X, while the Edge Class ships (and future ships) shifts more towards Millennials.