Meeting planners, your event should be measured by just how far it takes you from the ordinary – and every moment counts. Celebrity Cruises’ concept of “modern luxury” elevates your meeting at sea to extraordinary: it’s about experiences, service, and attention to detail. Their premium ships provide venues designed with you in mind, while your cruise program inclusions and value-added amenities allow you to do more with less.
Here are 10 Reasons to Choose a Celebrity Ship for Your Next Incentive, Meeting, or Group Event.
1. Celebrity Caters to Adults
While accommodating children, Celebrity ships cater to adults. Which is ideal when rewarding adult incentive winners who may or may not be able to bring their children along.
2. Contemporary Design and Inviting Spaces
Celebrity’s world-class architects and designers have elevated cruise ship style to high design and multi-functionality to rival some of the most spectacular hotels on land. Captivating public spaces, inspired restaurants, and sophisticated lounges give your program participants a plethora of places to meet up and mingle. When it’s time to relax and recharge, they’ll also find many quiet, intimate settings onboard.
3. Award-winning dining experiences
With world-class restaurants and up to ten unique dining venues on board Celebrity ships, your meeting at sea attendees can say “bon voyage” to boring buffets and banquet dinners (and you can say “so long” to long hours of menu planning). Inspired, artfully-prepared cuisine makes every meal a culinary and visual experience!
Choices abound – from stunning, contemporary dining rooms; to quirky Qsine specialty restaurant, where iPad menus come to life. Al fresco and casual dining options also are plentiful – from the Dining Cafe’s International Marketplace with made-to-order stations; to the top-deck Lawn Club Grill found on the newest Celebrity ships, where guests can choose (and grill) their own steaks and vegetables. (All meals are included in a variety of dining venues, but surcharges apply in certain specialty restaurants).
4. Superlative service
Celebrity’s renowned attention to detail and intuitive personal service ensures the very best care for event planners and their attendees. They offer a nearly 2:1 passenger to staff ratio; 24-hour complimentary room service; and gracious pool butlers, who are ready to treat your guests like royalty with chilled towel, frozen fruit, and iced drinks. Speaking of butlers, Celebrity’s European-style butler service is included for all suite guests.
5. World-class Accommodations
With spacious and beautifully designed accommodations, your event participants will enjoy a deluxe, hotel-style experience that exemplifies Celebrity’s “modern luxury”. Ultra-comfy staterooms and suites feature plush linens, down comforters, Frette bathrobes, interactive flat-screen TV’s, and custom-formulated bath products. But unlike a hotel, your group will enjoy ever-changing, expansive ocean views from the comfort of their rooms. Eighty-five percent of the staterooms aboard Solstice-class and newer vessels boast private verandas, adding an additional element of indulgence and inspiration.
6. Inspired Onboard Programs
Your meeting attendees or incentive winners are smart, and they love a challenge. So they’ll appreciate the exhilarating Celebrity Life program that offers onboard classes and activities designed to educate, stimulate, and captivate. With countless culinary, enrichment and wellness programs to choose from, they’ll never run of out of new things to learn. They can practice Pilates, learn how to create the perfect Mojito, or discover how to get the most from their electronic gadgets at the hip Celebrity iLounge - the only Authorized Apple Reseller at sea.
7. Stunning Entertainment and Onboard Venues
Celebrity offers entertainment options for everyone in your group – from Broadway-inspired productions and circus-style shows in multi-level theaters; to live music, dancing, magicians and late-night comedy acts in more intimate lounges and clubs. Know what’s really special? No planning headaches, cover charges, or pricey theater tickets!
Other onboard venues include full casinos, award-winning spas, state-of-the-art fitness centers, and first-ever Lawn Club at sea, with a half-acre of real grass on the top deck. The beauty is in the details.
8. Dedicated Conference and Meeting Space
Your Celebrity cruise program includes versatile meeting rooms, leading-edge conference technology, and catered coffee breaks. Multi-level theaters, flexible lounges, and fresh outdoor spaces are also available for private functions – at no additional charge. Celebrity Reflection’s conference center will set a new precedent in cruise ship meeting design, with movable walls in an area that can function as conference or ballroom space.
Wi-fi is available 24-hours a day in the Internet Cafe, throughout the ship and in staterooms (Internet packages available). Mobile phone service is also available – attendees should check with their carriers for roaming rates.
9. State-of-the-Audio/Visual Equipment Included
Celebrity ships are equipped with everything you need to run an incredible presentation or group event…and again, no additional fee. You can save thousands of dollars by meeting at sea! A sampling of A/V equipment available to groups aboard your Celebrity ships included: projectors, DVD players, plasma screen TV, multiple wall-mount screens, video walls, wireless or lapel microphones, professional stage lighting, sound board (in the show lounge)
10. Great Short Itinerary Options
Celebrity gives you plenty of exciting options for your next meeting or incentive, with ships sailing 4, 5 and 7 nights in a variety of dream destinations including the Caribbean, Alaska, Bermuda and Europe
We are especially excited about Celebrity Constellation’s new short cruises from Fort Lauderdale beginning December 2013 . Four night Bahamas cruises feature stops in Key West, Florida and Nassau, Bahamas; while five-night Western Caribbean itineraries will call on Key West and Cozumel, Mexico.
It’s Time for “Modern Luxury”
When it’s time to choose a venue for your next event, take a look at the “modern luxury” ships of Celebrity, and make every moment extraordinary.
For more information about Celebrity Cruises, including itineraries and ship planner guides, go to Seasite.com. Or request group pricing on any of their stunning ships – your RFP will be sent directly to Celebrity Cruises.