Celebrity Introduces “World Class Bar”

by: cruiseindustrynews.com

Celebrity Cruises has introduced what it calls the world’s first permanent World Class Bar. According to the cruise line, the bar space onboard Celebrity Eclipse provides “interactive and luxurious” drinks experiences created by world class-certified mixologists.

Celebrity said it is renowned for its highly skilled and engaging bartenders, and partnering with a premium drinks company provides the cruise lines’ mixologists with exclusive menus that feature cutting-edge cocktails, promising to deliver the ultimate high-end drinks experience for vacationers. The World Class Bar debuted on the Celebrity Eclipse and will soon be followed by bars onboard Celebrity’s four remaining Solstice Class ships.

“Our award-winning culinary program gives guests the opportunity to indulge in new tastes and experiences during their vacation, and the World Class Bar will do this by offering the very best of mixology, custom-created craft cocktails and expert bartenders,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises. “World Class is at the forefront of contemporary cocktail culture, which is a perfect fit for Celebrity as we continue to bring modern luxury to affluent vacationers.”

Celebrity depicts new Suite Class restaurant

Celebrity Cruises released renderings of what Luminae, its new restaurant exclusive to Suite Class guests, will look like when it debuts in April.

There are separate versions for Solstice-class and Millennium-class ships, Celebrity said.

Items on the Luminae menu will only be featured once during a two-week cruise, Celebrity said. A menu example is  caviar and creme fraiche, black truffle risotto with fricassee of wild mushrooms and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and a cote de boeuf with roasted root vegetables and bearnaise sauce.

Menus will feature locally sourced and seasonal ingredients inspired by the destinations where Celebrity sails, according to the cruise line.

There will be more than 400 selections on the wine list, Celebrity said.

Celebrity Cruises Project EDGE elusive like Carnival Vista

Celebrity Cruises Project EDGE elusive like Carnival Vista

If you wanted any more proof that the cruise industry is doing very well, then we are sure the news before the weekend that Celebrity Cruises had two new ships would be it. Other cruise lines also have new ships on order, such as Carnival with Vista, although that is still very much elusive, such as the details Celebrity shared.

Project EDGE, as this program is called are two ships that will hold 2,900 passengers each and they will come in at 117,000 tons and so will have a large ship feel inside, while being much smaller on the outside.

They will sit between Solstice and Millennium-class vessels, so will give them the ability to go smaller ports than Solstice-class ships can manage, which will then help expand Celebrity’s ports of call.

Celebrity Cruises has not shared any more details with us about these new ships, although we can tell you the first will debut in 2018, and the second in 2020. However, we do hope the cruise line will be more forthcoming than Carnival are with its Vista ship, as that is still rather elusive.