My wife and I just returned from a western Caribbean cruise. Best feature: Avoya offers free membership, and members get exclusive deals and discounts, access to unpublished fares, first dibs on promotions, the ability to save favorite searches, and the right to book, change, or cancel travel without incurring any Avoya fees.
Celebrity Cruises currently sails around the world with a fleet of 13 ship, ranging in size from its petite Xpedition-class vessels, which carry 16 to 100 passengers, to its large 2,800- to 3,100-passenger Solstice class and 2,900-passenger Edge class, which debuted in late 2018 with Celebrity Edge, an edgy ship (pun intended) designed to appeal to a non-cruising clientele with innovations like Eden, a three-story hybrid experientialâ€ restaurant, craft cocktail lounge, and performance venue, and Le Petit Chef at Le Grand Bistro, a dinner restaurant that features a 4D animation projected on your plate throughout the course of your meal.
also offers a loyalty club that’s combinable with any cruise line’s loyalty program, as well as attractive perks like no money down to book, onboard credit, free cocktails for the duration of your cruise, spa credit, and cash back on your booking; these vary per cruise, but you’ll usually get at least one satisfying goodie.
The fleet currently has five ships, the largest of which carry 600 passengersâ€”their small size allows the vessels to dock in small ports all around the world (in Indonesia, for instance, they’re partnered with the local tourism boards in developing ports like Celukan Bawang and Probolinggo).
But you won’t want to stay cooped up in your stateroom when you discover all the activities on board its 17 ships, from its special Seawitch craft beer program that sees the cruise line partner with breweries around the world to Discovery at SEA,â€ a series of programs based on TV shows from the Discovery, Inc.