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For one set fare, a cruise vacation enables travelers to see multiple destinations while enjoying most of the onboard amenities. Although, what is included in each cruise line’s standard price can fluctuate. To help cruisers planning a Celebrity Cruises vacation, we have put together this list of what is included in a Celebrity cruise. See why a cruise vacation might be the best value for your travel dollars.

What is Included in a Celebrity Cruise?

Food and Dining

Regardless of the ship, you can enjoy three meals a day (with some snacks in between) at the casual Oceanview Café. This buffet is part of your cruise fare and offers a variety of menu items morning, noon, and night. Different stations are open late, with food available from 6:30am to 1am each day.

Oceanview Cafe – Courtesy of Celebrity Cruises

Other casual fare varies from ship to ship, such as the Mast Grill on the Solstice-class ships. This outdoor barbecue station serves lunch and afternoon/early evening snacks. That way, you’ll never have to be too far from the pool.

There is also an Aqua Spa Café on some of the newer Celebrity ships. This healthier alternative is open during the day for those looking for breakfast or lunch that won’t impact their diets.

If you are looking to indulge a bit while on vacation, you will love the coffee shop, Café al Bacio. This gem is home to some of the most decadent treats onboard the ship. Small pastries, cookies, and dessert cakes and pies are here and included in your cruise fare!

Cafe al Bacio - What is Included in a Celebrity Cruises CruiseCafe al Bacio – Courtesy of Celebrity Cruises

In addition to the casual fare, cruisers can also dine at the Main Dining room. The main dining room is always open for dinner, serving a different menu each night, with some standard classics that never change. The main dining room is also open for select hours for breakfast each day. On sea days, the restaurant also opens for a sit down lunch. Regardless of when you eat in the main dining room, your meal in this venue is always part of your cruise fare.

Guests staying at certain suite levels will have the opportunity to dine at exclusive restaurants on Celebrity Cruises’ ships. Luminae is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and is free for travelers staying in eligible rooms. Those staying in the Aqua Class will have the option of dining at Blu. This restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner at no additional charge for eligible guests.

What is included in a Celebrity Cruises CruiseLuminae – Courtesy of Celebrity Cruises

When it comes to beverages onboard the ship, you will have the options of juice, water, and coffee all day long at select beverage stations throughout the ship. At meals, juices and other flavored water drinks, like iced-tea or lemonade, are available. Unfortunately, soda drinkers will need to splurge on those beverages. Alcohol too will be an additional cost. However, you can purchase a beverage package to save money or take advantage of some Celebrity Cruises’ promotions to receive a package as part of the total cruise fare.

Onboard Activities

When at sea or at a port, your cruise ship is a hub of activity and events. You will always find something to do on the ship that will not cost you a dime.

On Celebrity Cruises, you can enjoy modern fitness facilities to let you get a workout in at almost any time of day. If you prefer to be active outdoors, some ships offer outdoor sports decks with a basketball court. On the Solstice-class, you can enjoy lawn sports like bocce ball. Other friendly poolside activities also occur when the weather permits. From Pool Olympics to water volleyball or table tennis, there are plenty of ways to work up a sweat and burn some of those extra calories.

Other onboard events like trivia contests are also included in the cruise fare. Cruisers can become part of the entertainment too, at no additional cost. These cruise director sponsored events include takes on modern game shows, like Wheel of Fortune, Family Feud, and Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Even if you do not participate, these daily events are equally as fun to watch.

Celebrity Cruises is also known for their enrichment talks and lectures. The line’s Beyond the Podium series can be found on all ships. World-renowned experts, from historians to college professors and culturists, offer these regional talks that vary from ship to ship and provide insight into the ports of call that you will be visiting during your trip.

On our Alaskan cruise onboard Celebrity Solstice, these talks by Brent Nixon and Miss Amanda were among the highlights of our trip.

Nightly Entertainment

At night, your ship comes alive with plenty of entertainment options that won’t cost you anything. The signature evening entertainment can be found in your ship’s main theater. Here, you cruise will feature headline acts such as comedians, singers, and other performers showcasing their talents as part of the Celebrity Showtime.

The ship’s cast of singers and dancers will also routinely perform different productions shows. Cruisers with both early and late seating for dinner will have an opportunity to catch these performances as there are often two showtimes each evening. Throughout the cruise, additional performances like late-night comedy or adult game shows can occur as well, so be sure to check your Celebrity Today for the latest show schedule.

What is Included in a Celebrity Cruises Cruise

You can also enjoy live music at one of the many onboard lounges as part of your cruise fare. Performers range from piano players to live bands and musical duos. Your ship will also feature DJs who will be spinning tunes at the onboard club and other venues until the wee hours of the morning with no cover charges.

There are also numerous themed parties that take place during your cruise. From an outdoor deck party to a 70’s disco party and even a “silent party”, there is always something happening for those of you who like to party.

So Much More

Once you board a Celebrity cruise, you will discover that there is so much to do, see, and try during your trip, and the best part is that it is all included in your cruise fare. Each voyage offers something unique for all travelers to uncover at no additional costs. Of course, every cruise also features upgraded experiences and classes, specialty dining, spa treatments, shore excursions, shopping, a casino, and more if you choose to reach into your pockets to partake in these activities during the cruise. Of note, daily gratuities are also an additional cost not included in your cruise fare.


Have you sailed on a Celebrity Cruises’ ship? What was your favorite part of the trip? Drop us an anchor below to let us know what you enjoyed most during your Celebrity cruise.

What is Included in a Celebrity Cruise

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