Celebrity has long been the undisputed first choice line for those looking for understated sophistication and the launch of the new Edge class of ships in 2018 has further strengthened that claim, adding some modern touches to the already hugely popular Solstice class which had led Celebrity's fleet for the previous decade. Innovative features like a genuine grass lawn on the top deck were a game-changer when they first appeared on Celebrity Solstice and her four sister ships, and the Edge class has continued pushing boundaries with the largest outdoor pool ever featured on a cruise ship and a floating restaurant deck called the Magic Carpet which moves up and down the side of the ship.
Celebrity is best described as epitomising the luxurious end of mainstream cruising. It is undoubtedly one of the best rated and best loved lines in the world, but has been able to maintain a friendly and inclusive atmosphere and receives plaudits for being good value for the level of service offered.
There is something about Celebrity to appeal to most ages, and families of any age are made very welcome. There are however other lines than offer more visible and plentiful children's activities so Celebrity's core market tends to be those looking for a slightly more grown up experience.
Celebrity hasn't forgotten any of cruising's proud traditions, but it has re-invented most of them with a modern twist. There are still the opportunities for plenty of cruise ship favourites, but nothing about the decor or the atmosphere is remotely old-fashioned and the best parts of 21st century life have been carefully woven in.
Like most lines, Celebrity has become markedly more laid back in terms of things like dress code over the last few years as tastes have changed. Guests are welcome to be as casual as they wish most of the time, but equally there are plenty of chances to dress up and enjoy various smarter dining and entertainment options.