Celebrity Cruises announced plans for a luxury, ship-within-a-ship concept – meaning suite guests won’t have to mingle with other guests – if they don’t want to.
This notion was first introduced by Norwegian Cruise Line with its The Haven and then MSC Cruises’ The Yacht Club on newer ships, which already offer suite guests their own private area with a pool, restaurant, and cushy outdoor lounging space away from guests in less pricy cabins.
Celebrity’s setup is not quite as elite – since it’s a feature being added to existing ships. But the cruise line will provide dining for suite guests in an exclusive area of the main dining room, designated as a suites-only restaurant. There, those in the “Suite Class” will enjoy menus not available to other guests, and can also ask the chef to prepare something to their own tastes.
Inside a Royal Suite on Celebrity Summit
Additionally, the Michael’s Club lounge aboard Celebrity ships will be converted into a VIP Lounge, where suite guests can mingle and enjoy complimentary beverages.
Another new perk: Guests in Royal, Penthouse, and Reflection suites will not have to pay extra for premium beverages, dining in specialty restaurants, unlimited Internet access, or an in-suite bar setup. All will be included in the fare.
Suite guests on Celebrity already receive priority check-in and butler service – not to mention luxurious staterooms.
The new “Suite Class” setup will be added to all Celebrity ships by April 2015.