Celebrity Cruises is known for being an innovative brand that is an ideal vacation for spa lovers (thanks to the AquaClass staterooms), food and wine lovers (wine classes and gourmet cuisine are offered onboard), or anyone looking for some Modern Luxury. What you may not know is that Celebrity Cruises is also an amazing experience for families. Who does know? The Global Traveler Leisure Lifestyle Readers Choice Awards, who just bestowed Celebrity Cruises with the prestigious Best Cruise Line for Families award.
Onboard Entertainment for Kids
Celebrity has various programs onboard for kids tailored to different ages. There’s the Shipmates for ages three to five, cadets for ages six to eight, and Ensigns for ages nine to 11. Each program provides a place where kids can be signed in to a safe environment (so parents can go enjoy the adult activities onboard!) that have age-appropriate activities, including games, sports, crafts, music, and more.
Teenagers onboard will have a blast participating in Celebrity Cruises’ iTake video project, which shows teens how to create a documentary from start to finish, including putting together storyboards, filming the story they come up with using a GoPro Hero 3, and then learning how to edit the video into a final product in the Celebrity iLounge. They’ll even get to participate in a film festival and awards ceremony for the videos complete with prizes.
There’s also entertainment for children under the age of three thanks to the Toddler Time room.
Basically, there’s something for every age onboard Celebrity Cruises! As Celebrity Cruises Director of Market Sales West Scott Clifton puts it:
“Celebrity Cruises award-winning cruise experience is designed for all ages and interests, offering the perfect vacation for families and multi-generational groups. Our youth and teen programs are geared to specific age groups and supervised by experienced youth staff members. One of our most popular activities is Celebrity’s iTake, the coolest video project afloat. Teens are armed with a GoPro Hero 3 HD video cameras to film their vacation and then learn to edit and produce their own video in our cyber iLounge. Additionally, youth and teens can learn scratch DJ techniques, participate in X-Box tournaments, basketball, pool volleyball, youth cooking classes, movie nights, pizza parties, gaming theme nights and teen only late night dances.”
Family Shore Excursion Fun
Celebrity Cruises offers a variety of fun and unique shore excursions and that includes ones tailored specifically for families. From zipline adventures to GPS treasure hunts to exciting teamwork challenges, Celebrity’s family shore excursions foster fun and engagement to create lifelong family memories.
Autism Friendly Certification
Celebrity Cruises is also an excellent vacation fit for families that have a member with autism. Celebrity has achieved the Autism Friendly Cruise Line status, having completed Autism Friendly Certification with Autism on the Seas™. Autism Friendly Certification is awarded to cruise lines for their efforts to ensure their products and services are accessible for inclusion and participation by the autism and developmental disability community.
Celebrity Cruises offers autism friendly interactive initiatives for families living with autism. This includes sensory friendly films and toys, dietary menu options, and overall autism friendly training for Fun Factory staff and more.
The staterooms onboard Celebrity Cruises are also great for families. Scott Clifton explains why: “Many of the staterooms onboard Celebrity Cruises can accommodate families of three, four or even five guests in the same stateroom. Guests beyond the first two in a stateroom enjoy significantly reduced cruise rates (often 50% discount), a free 40-minute Internet package and free Classic Non-alcoholic Beverage Package and most shore excursions offer special child rates, offering a great value for families and multi-generational groups.”
Want to find out more about how to book your family cruise vacation? Visit www.CelebrityCruises.com.