Friday, December 9, 2011

Celebrity’s Suite Reflection

Earlier this year when Celebrity Cruises launched Celebrity Silhouette, their latest Solstice-class ship, a look at the deck plan for Celebrity Refection, the next ship in the class (which sets sail in the Fall of 2012), revealed significant changes. Most notably, Celebrity Reflection has an additional deck and higher passenger capacity. We pondered what the line had on the drawing board for the added space and the word is out that a host of entirely new features, including a significantly expanded array of luxury suites, will be highlights of the last ship in the Solstice-class. Celebrity focused on what could make their best even better and has announced plans to add additional staterooms and the line’s first AquaClass Suites, inspired by guest demand. Additionally, their plans include the introduction of Celebrity’s first “Signature Suites,” and the impressive new “Reflection Suite.”

Celebrity’s President and CEO Dan Hanrahan said, “On Celebrity Reflection, we’ve taken the opportunity to further elevate our onboard offerings, with entirely new ‘Signature Suites’ and our first ‘Reflection Suite,’ in addition to our first-ever AquaClass Suites, collectively creating the most vivid examples yet of the modern luxury that defines Celebrity”

Celebrity’s ‘Signature Suites’ Make Their Mark
Located in a private area of the ship’s 14th deck, Celebrity Reflection’s five Signature Suites each offer a 441-square-foot stateroom area and 118-square foot veranda, with floor-to-ceiling windows and veranda doors designed to maximize stunning sea views. Signature Suites can accommodate up to four guests, and will offer the 24/7 butler service that is a hallmark of every suite across the Celebrity fleet.

Reflecting on the New ‘Reflection Suite’
Nestled in the highly desirable corner location near Celebrity’s new Signature Suites, the Reflection Suite will be the brand’s first two-bedroom suite, complete with a distinctive sea view bathroom that extends out over the edge of the ship, a veranda tub with rain shower, and panoramic views from the wraparound veranda. The 1,636-square-foot Reflection Suite with 194-square-foot veranda, complete with 24/7 butler service, can accommodate up to six guests.

While Celebrity hasn’t embraced the ship-within-a-ship concept offered by other cruise lines to occupants of their top-tier accommodations, the entire area, including Signature Suites and the Reflection Suite, features cardkey access exclusively for guests booked in the elite group of suites, offering the possibility that a family or group of up to 26 guests traveling together can enjoy a private, six-suite modern upscale vacation experience.

High-Touch, High-Tech New Suite Bedding
To provide an entirely new sleep experience for guests booked in Celebrity’s Reflection Suite, Signature Suites, and Penthouse Suite, Celebrity has partnered with Reverie®, an innovator in luxury bedding, to deliver the Reverie® Dream Sleep System™. The patented sleep system features a premium Reverie mattress that allows guests, with the assistance of their butler, to customize the softness of their bed.

Additionally, Reverie's exclusive technology enables the iPod Touch (third and fourth generation), iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPad 2, iPad, and Reverie Remote app to act as a remote control for the Reverie Sleep System, allowing guests to easily operate massage features and adjust the elevation of the mattress. Pressing “zero gravity” on the remote will take guests to a position in which the feet and head are raised slightly to improve circulation and relieve lower back pressure, creating the ultimate sensation of “weightlessness,” similar to the sensation felt in a zero-gravity chamber.

Reverie has also integrated remote control technology into the Sleep System so that guests can turn appliances around the room on or off with the touch of the screen on an iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad. Guests can access this technology through an iPad provided in each of the new suites. To complete the dreamy sleep experience, Celebrity’s suite guests also will enjoy the custom-embroidered, 100% Egyptian cotton linens featured in Celebrity’s new “eXhale” bedding program, which was introduced on the newly-Solsticized Celebrity Infinity on Dec 3rd.

Celebrity’s First AquaClass Suites: By Popular Demand
Driven by high demand for Celebrity’s AquaClass category of spa-inspired accommodations, and by way of an additional deck being added to Celebrity Reflection Celebrity will introduce the line’s first AquaClass Suites on Celebrity Reflection. Each will offer 300 square feet of interior space and 79-square-foot verandas, paired with all the amenities associated with Celebrity’s AquaClass accommodations, including exclusive and complimentary access to “Blu,” the specialty restaurant noted for its inviting, modern design and healthy cuisine. The new suites also will offer 24/7 butler service.

In addition to the 34 new AquaClass Suites, Celebrity Reflection will also offer an additional eight new Sky Suites, 19 additional plush ConciergeClass staterooms, and 11 additional inside staterooms, bringing the stateroom/suite total to 1,515.

“We gave a great deal of thought to how to ideally accommodate everything we’re adding,” added Hanrahan. “We’re widening the ship slightly, enabling us to introduce each of these exceptional new venues without compromising an inch of Celebrity’s premium space ratio and traffic flow.”

To accommodate the increased guest capacity, Celebrity Reflection will have 245 more loungers on its expanded pool deck, as well as 45 additional seats in the Celebrity Theater, 118 in Oceanview Café, 24 additional seats each in Blu and in Tuscan Grille, four more in Qsine, and 40 additional seats in the main dining room, where Celebrity offers Celebrity Select DiningSM, the flexible dining option allowing guests to choose when they wish to dine on a flexible, day-by-day basis.

Celebrity Reflection will enter service Oct 12, 2012, on a 9-night European cruise from Amsterdam to Barcelona. For more information, visit

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