Celebrity Xperience Review and Specifications
Specifications of Celebrity Xperience
|Gross Tonnage||1610 gt|
|Former name||MV Eclipse|
|Passengers||48 - 52|
|Decks with cabins||2|
Review of Celebrity Xperience
Celebrity Xperience is winner of 2015 World Travel Awards in "South America´s Leading Boutique Cruise" category. The ship is scheduled to debut for Celebrity Cruises in March 2017. Currently, it offers indoor and outdoor dining areas, a library, two bars, and sun deck Jacuzzi. More details and 2017 dry dock will be soon released.
History - construction & ownership
Celebrity Cruises is a cruise line founded in 1988 by the based in Greece Chandris Group. In 1997, Royal Caribbean International merged with Celebrity Cruises Ltd. to become Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., which operates Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity, Azamara Club Cruises, CDF Croisières de France and Pullmantur Cruises. The signature "Χ" on the funnel of all Celebrity vessels is the Greek letter chi, standing for "Chandris". The company is headquartered in Miami, Florida. Common features onboard Celebrity brand ships include aft-glass dining rooms, alternate dining venues, formal foyer areas, balcony and suite staterooms, large lounging areas and pools, signature bars and lounges, elegant spas and relaxation areas.
The 1,610-ton, 48-passenger cruise ship Celebrity Xperience is of Celebrity Cruises Xpedition class. In spring 2016, following the acquisition of Ocean Adventures tour operator and its two ships, 48-passenger Xperience (formerly Eclipse) and 16-passenger Xploration (catamaran formerly known as Athala II), Celebrity Cruises increased Galapagos Islands passenger capacity by 65%. Both ships continued to sail on Ocean Adventures itineraries up until January 2017 dry-dock. The Xperience ship is an adventurous alternative to line’s larger vessels, and offers personal attention which is afforded by the smaller size. Ship’s capacity of just 48 passengers and active itineraries attract younger and better educated demographic.
Cruise itinerary program
Celebrity Xperience itinerary program is based on year-round, round-trip 7-13-day luxury cruises throughout the Galapagos region. In addition, Celebrity also offers new Xperiential Galapagos packages, interactions with locals, multi-night hotel stays, and expanded list of destinations, including Darwin Bay, Puerto Villamil, Black Turtle Cove, Wall of Tears and Chinese Hat Islet.
Celebrity Xperience has 24 spacious, all oceanview, fully air-conditioned staterooms and 4 decks. All amenities offer an intimate atmosphere and all the gear you will need, such as wetsuits, snorkeling equipment and binoculars, included to help guests fully experience the most amazing archipelago in the world.
Dining options - Food & Drinks
Celebrity Xperience cruise ship offers excellent service and food, intimate setting for exotic voyages, together with many of the larger ships’ amenities. Celebrity Xperience cruise fares include beer, liquor, soft drinks, house wine and all gratuities and shore excursions. The dining options feature a main dining room with elegant yet casual ambience. Guests can also enjoy an Early Riser continental breakfast and lunch under the open air shade canopy including specialty drinks and music, or on special nights, consider Dinner Under the Stars.
Entertainment options - Fun & Sport
The Lounge Bar, located on the Weather Deck, is where passengers get daily briefings, lectures, movies, entertainment and full bar service. The Reception area is a gathering place before dinner time or prior to going ashore. It houses Guest Relations area and a Boutique. Located on the Boat Deck, the library features a variety of books, table games and video games. The outdoor relaxation area offers a shade canopy, lounge chairs, and a hot tub. There are also two exercise bikes.