Monday, March 22, 2021

The Celebrity Retreat Experience


For suite guests aboard a Celebrity Cruise Line ship, the Retreat offers a vacation experience that rivals any high-end resort.

The exclusivity of the Retreat experience becomes apparent as soon as you arrive at the cruise terminal.There is a reserved pre-boarding area for expedited, escorted service onto the ship, and a personal butler waiting for you to do your unpacking. But if you’d rather not have a stranger going through your suitcase, no worries, that’s not all your butler does. He can arrange to have dinner delivered to your suite, will expertly serve it, course by course, and even prepare a complimentary espresso or cappuccino. Now that I like! I’ll have mine on the balcony, please.

 And speaking of food, I know it’s hard to imagine the dining experience aboard a Celebrity ship could get any better than what it is. However, at Luminae, the restaurant exclusive for guests of The Retreat, you’ll find cuisine not offered anywhere else onboard. That’s not surprising considering that menus have been expertly crafted by a Michelin-starred chef! 

For me personally, the real draw of the Retreat concept is the Retreat Sundeck.  I am so done withscouting out scarce lounge chairs every morning! The Retreat Sundeck is private outdoor deck featuring a pool and hot tubs, swinging chairs, cool, shaded spaces, and dedicated attendants who are at your service for everything from fresh pool towels to freshly made cocktails.

 Close by, the exclusive Retreat Lounge offers complimentary beverages and delectable bites. The Lounge is available 24/7 and is a lovely area to unwind and meet friends. There’s even a dedicated concierge who will be happy to make any reservations and arrangements you might want either on board ship or in port.

 I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that all Celebrity guests can expect an included drink package, Wi-Fi, and gratuities. So, let me ask you this.  After this crazy pandemic year we’ve all experienced, aren’t you ready for a retreat….the Celebrity Retreat?