Miami – (December 20, 2011 ) – Consistently striving to provide its guests with unmatchable vacation experiences, Celebrity Cruises is now offering guests an inside look into the fascinating world of cruise ship operations. A new addition to the unique and robust Celebrity Life onboard activities program, â€œCelebrity Inside Accessâ€ takes guests on a once-in-a-lifetime journey behind the scenes of Celebrityâ€™s renowned fleet, inviting them to discover the intricate details and functions behind modern luxury at sea. Celebrityâ€™s Inside Access program invites guests to join two intimate and exclusive activities, the â€œSee How Itâ€™s Done Tourâ€ and the â€œBridge Sail Away Experience.â€
Designed to provide a thorough and rich three-hour experience, the See How Itâ€™s Done Tour guides an intimate group of guests through several otherwise non-public areas of the ship, including the bridge, mooring deck, crew gym, theater, engine control room, prep rooms and the main dining room galley. At each area of the tour, guests have the opportunity to interact with expert members of the Celebrity crew. Each tour is followed by a savory wine-paired lunch hosted by an officer in the main dining room.
The Bridge Sail Away Experience presents the opportunity for vacationers to join the navigational team on the bridge as the ship sails away from port. Beginning 30 minutes before and concluding 30 minutes after departing, guests are given a tour and an overview of the bridge conducted by a senior Celebrity bridge officer. Guests also have the opportunity to meet and take photos with the shipâ€™s captain.
â€œCelebrity has dedicated itself to providing guests with the finest in culinary experiences, award-winning service and engaging onboard activities,â€ said Simon Weir, Director of Hotel Operations, Celebrity Cruises. â€œNow, with the addition of Celebrity Inside Access, vacationers can also satisfy their curiosity and gain rare, behind-the-scenes insight into a Celebrity shipâ€™s inner workings.â€
The Celebrity Inside Access program is offered on all ships and available for purchase onboard