Celebrity Cruises recently held its Seminar at Sea for the travel agents from across Middle East, where they got an opportunity to sail to Europe and gain first-hand experience of cruising, making it easier for them to sell the cruises efficiently.
Since the first sailing of Celebrity Cruises in 1990, it has evolved into being an industry leader, praised for providing spacious, stylish and sophisticated interiors; dining experiences elevated to an art form; personalised service, with a guest-to-staff ratio of nearly 2:1 and unexpected, trendsetting onboard activities, all designed to provide an unmatchable experience for vacationers’ precious time. The company is determined to set a new, worldwide standard for cruising, and to create a distinctive expression of superior quality and grand style.
They sell their worldwide cruises to the Middle Eastern guests. Europe is a key destination that sells well due to its proximity and the direct flight options.
Their clientele are predominantly leisure travellers. Cruise is a preferred option for vacationers in the Middle East. They have MICE facilities and there is a percentage of companies from Middle East choosing cruises for their Meetings and Incentive travels.
“We do offer special price and promotions for the travel agents periodically. We recently had a Seminar at Sea for the travel agents from across Middle East, where the agents got the opportunity to sail with us in Europe gaining the first-hand experience of cruising. In addition the seminar we conduct on board the ship gives the agent the complete experience to sell our cruises efficiently,” said Lakshmi Durai, Chief Executive Officer.
She further stated, “This is our first year with dedicated representation for Celebrity cruises. It has been a good year and we expect the business to grow further in the next year.”
Today, among Celebrity’s 10 ships are its Solstice Class ships, which exemplify Celebrity’s emphasis on designing stunning ships and inviting onboard experiences for vacationers who appreciate the finer things. The ships have taken stylish cruising and impeccable service to new heights.
The Solstice Class offers larger, more intuitive staterooms. The new ships present fewer inside staterooms than other ships – 90 per cent of the ships’ staterooms offer outside views and 85 per cent of staterooms have verandas – and feature an entirely new category of staterooms, “Aqua Class,” designed with spa enthusiasts in mind, offering a host of exclusive amenities.
Lawn Club: Celebrity’s Solstice Class features the industry’s first “Lawn Club” – an outdoor, country club-like venue featuring a lawn of real, growing grass where guests can practice their putting, play lawn games like croquet and lawn bowling, or simply relax under the sun and stars.
Spa Club: Celebrity Cruises partnered with Canyon Ranch to unveil the largest and most comprehensive Canyon Ranch Spa Club at Sea offering onboard its luxurious ships. The state-of-the-art facilities include spa, beauty, wellness, and fitness amenities, with signature Canyon Ranch offerings and those exclusive to Celebrity.
Entertainment: The award winning theatrical production created exclusively for Celebrity, feature elements of drama, dance, comedy, and musical theater and concert-style performances – blended in a way that has never been seen before at sea
Dining: Dining with Celebrity Cruises is an experience beyond the obvious, a globally influenced blend of classic and contemporary menus. It’s always a perfect marriage of flavors and the artful presentation of cuisine.
Kids Program: Celebrity’s family fun concept provides something to keep everyone, from toddlers to teens to grandparents, entertained at sea. All programs are geared to specific age groups and supervised by experienced youth staff members. Celebrity kids are happy, engaged, and entertained.