have been at the forefront of cruise innovation for a long time. Their premium product, breathtaking ships and modern facilities have won the hearts of cruise lovers across not only New Zealand and Australia, but the world. You may have heard with or even toured on the stunning Celebrity Solstice during summer, a ship which is fast becoming pick of the bunch in our waters.
It will come as no surprise, then, that Celebrity have smashed the ball out of the park yet again with their latest permanent promotion. The â€œGo Big, Go Better, Go Bestâ€ campaign is set to be released in August and will revolutionise the way we book cruise travel. Want to book WiFi or a few drinks packages easily and cost-effectively? Keen to organise onboard credit and gratuities before you board? You are going to love this!
The program introduces three tiers; Big, Better and Best - and by simply booking with Celebrity, you're already placed on the â€œBigâ€ tier! Take a look at the rewards below.
The program offers four added extras:
Classic Beverage Package, which includes beers up to $6 per serving, cocktails, spirits and liqueurs up to $8 per serving, and wine by the glass up to $9 per serving.
Prepaid gratuities which takes care of the service charges usually added to your onboard account each day.
Unlimited Internet, access to WiFi throughout the ship which normally incurs a hefty charge.
$150 onboard credit per person to be used throughout your cruise.
By booking a cruise with Celebrity you are automatically placed on this tier - no hidden charges here! This means you get to take your pick of one of the extras listed above simply for booking your cabin. How simple is that? The most difficult part is deciding which you'd like to choose; internet, drinks, spending money or a gratuity-free experience - but we're sure you'll be happy with any one of these!
For $20 per person per day on top of your cruise fare, you jump up to the 'Better' tier. This entitles you to another added extra from above - meaning you can have your onboard credit and drink it, too! For such a small fee with such brilliant rewards, it's a great money-saver.
Treating yourself to a cruise is an unforgettable experience - so why not go all out? Up until now, all-inclusive cruising has been reserved for the small, luxury ships, but now it has officially been introduced to the broader cruise market. For just $60 per person per day, you can enjoy all of the above extras while onboard. That's unlimited drinks and internet, a kitty full of spending money and a cruise free from gratuities - and that's not all! Any cruiser upgrading to the 'Best' tier also gets upgraded from the Classic drinks package to the Premium package. It's a no-brainer.
Celebrity recognise the importance of tailoring the onboard experience to suit each one of their guests, and this program allows that. Take your pick from the extras that are important to you, or go all out and give yourself the luxury, all-inclusive treatment!
There are a few things to be aware of when booking your next Celebrity
holiday: these benefits are for the first two passengers in each cabin only, and both passengers must opt for the same tier. The 3rd and 4th passengers in a cabin will receive a free non-alcoholic drinks package and a 40-minute internet package. This program is only available for guests booking an oceanview cabin category or higher. It is available on most Celebrity itineraries of four nights or more, with a few exceptions such as Celebrity Xpedition voyages and repositioning cruises.
So what do you think - will you be going big, better or best? Let us know your thoughts on Celebrity's latest innovation!