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Celebrity Cruises with Maxine Gunderman

Have you been dreaming of a time where you can get on board a cruise ship again, and explore the world? Are you a first-timer looking for the best cruise to start your travel journey on?

Travel Time is a full-service travel agency that guides avid and new travelers in finding their perfect vacation. We’re here to answer all your questions and to help you start crossing destinations off your travel bucket list.

In this article, you’ll learn all about Celebrity Cruises and how they’ve customized the cruise experience to fit all travelers. Keep reading to learn about the Celebrity Cruise experience. You can also find the full interview with Maxine Gunderman and Wanda Smith Sparks at the end.

Celebrity Cruise Series

You may have sailed before, but if you haven’t sailed with Celebrity Cruises, you’re missing out. Their ships are built for physical distance, so there’s never any crowding, even on the large-capacity ships. Celebrity Cruises has a fleet of 14 ships, all different sizes and customized to the needs of the passengers.

Luxury and comfort in one place
Luxury and comfort in one place

Larger Ships

Our biggest ships in the Solstice Series have a capacity of 2800 people. Slightly smaller, the Millennium Series cruise ships can take on up to 2200 passengers. Even with all of these passengers, luxury is never sacrificed. This medium-sized capacity gives passengers more space and a better experience.

Exploration Ships

Celebrity Cruises also has smaller ships built especially for a smaller capacity. The Celebrity Flora is a cozy, 100-passenger cruise ship that is built for much smaller crowds. The Celebrity Expedition is a micro-cruise ship that is used predominantly for hiking and scuba diving tours.

The Celebrity Cruise Experience

No matter where you’re going, you can trust that the staff on board will make sure you’re taken care of. There’s no reason to be bored with so much to do right on board the ship. Even in the middle of the ocean, it’s complete bliss. Let’s talk about some of the best parts of being on a Celebrity Cruise.

You’ll Never Be Bored On Board

Celebrity Cruises has the largest on-deck swimming pool in the world, fashioned with a two-story hot tub and tons of restaurants and full-service buffets, not to mention boutiques that you can shop in and a jogging track that spans over two decks.

Here are some of the other activities they have aboard the Cruise Ships:

  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Live Music
  • Cocktail Lounges
  • Themes Parties

Minimal Sea-Time

On a 10-day Mediterranean cruise, you’ll see 8 countries, which means you’re only sailing for two days. Celebrity Cruises has designed its cruise lines with minimal sea time so you can experience the full potential of every destination.

This gives you the freedom and flexibility to do whatever you’d like. Plus, the best part of being on a cruise is being able to see all these destinations without having to pack and unpack and move from hotel to hotel. All you do is unpack, put away your clothes, and you just take them out again— just like back home.

Finding The Perfect Cruise For You

A great experience waiting for you
A great experience waiting for you

The hardest part of a cruise is figuring out which cruise to take and where to go. Celebrity Cruises has many cruises to choose from all year round. Whether you’re looking to escape to the Mediterranean or The Caribbean, Celebrity Cruise is a top choice.

When you’re choosing what kind of cruise to take, the determining factors are really the destination and your needs. Whatever your schedule looks like, you’ll be able to find a cruise for your holidays. We sail all year round, so it’s really up to your timing and where you’d like to go.

Length of the Cruise

While Celebrity Cruises has a lot of sampler cruises that span over a few days, this doesn’t give you enough time to fully discover what your cruise ship has to offer. The best cruise length for first-timers is definitely 7 days.

Even then, it may not be enough to see everything. Consider taking a full cruise of 14 days. That way, you get the FULL experience. Plus, you won’t have to worry about being bored at sea. As we’ve mentioned, there’s plenty to do aboard!

Destinations and Itinerary

Depending on your destination and the type of cruise you’re on, you will be seeing multiple countries and reaching multiple destinations within a week. We sail 365 days a year, going to 300 destinations and seeing over 79 countries.

There’s so much land to cover on many of the Celebrity Cruise journeys and they all feature different itineraries. Plus, the journey is just another beautiful part of your vacation! Whether you’re looking for a destination to get out of the winter cold or escape the heat, Celebrity Cruises has the right cruise for you.

Here are just a few of our most popular destinations:

  • Alaska
  • The Caribbean
  • Europe
  • The Mediterranean
  • Transpacific
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Antarctica

Passenger Capacity and Family-Friendly Programs

If you don’t like crowds, you may be more comfortable on one of Celebrity Cruises’ smaller ships. They’re cozier and more intimate, however, they don’t offer as much luxury as the bigger cruise ships can. For example, while the Flora could suit your social needs, the Solstice series ships will have much more to do while sailing.

On the opposite side, if you want to bring the whole family, that’s great! Celebrity Cruises offers tons of kid-friendly cruises that offer programs that keep your kids excited. And if you’re not a parent and you’re scared of being bombarded by deck kids, don’t you worry about that— there’s enough space for everyone to have some peace and quiet too.

Enjoy the best amenities and views
Enjoy the best amenities and views

Post-COVID Protocols

COVID has shut down travel for the time being. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t plan for the best vacation ever right now. As mentioned, the larger ships of Celebrity Cruises are built for physical distancing and sanitization.

It’s not yet known exactly what things will look like for the Cruise seasons of 2022 and 2023. There will be short-term precautions that will be implemented to keep the crew and passengers safe. Many of the activities will be closely monitored. For example, the buffets will still be their passengers, but it will be full-service instead of self-serving.

You can count on the crew to take care of you. After all, Celebrity Cruises’ top priority is to take care of the passengers and to keep the countries we’re visiting safe, too. Stay tuned to Celebrity Cruises for announcements about the upcoming season coming very soon.

Call Travel Time To Plan The Best Vacation

At Travel Time, we work with resorts and cruise lines like Celebrity Cruises to find our clients the best vacation within their budget. Not only are our agents knowledgeable, but they’ve experienced what the cruises are like, where to go, and what to do while you’re at your destination. You can count on us to help you plan the best vacation you’ve ever had.

Whether you’re a first-time traveler or an avid globetrotter, we can help you find the perfect vacation or cruise for you and your family! What are you waiting for? Call us today to start planning your dream vacation!

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