Celebrity Cruises has become the first ocean cruise line to ever earn Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”) Star Awards in its new cruise category
FTG has added a cruise category to its global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, and spas. FTG inspectors travel the world anonymously to evaluate properties and determine the publication's annual Star Ratings.
The five inaugural star-rated ships are:
- Celebrity Apex,
- Celebrity Edge,
- Celebrity Flora,
- Celebrity Millennium and
- Celebrity Summit.
The remainder of the line’s 15-ship fleet will be evaluated in the year ahead, except for the line’s smaller Galapagos ships.
“We always reach for the stars at Celebrity Cruises," said Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo.
"Whether it’s in our exceptional level of service, our innovative ship design, or the highest quality of relaxed luxury experiences we provide onboard. To now be Star-rated multiple times over is such an incredible honor from the Forbes Travel Guide team. It’s confirmation that with our resorts at sea, our guests truly sail on the world’s best places to the world’s best places.”
“Forbes Travel Guide is thrilled to announce Celebrity ships as the world’s first Star-Rated resorts at sea in the new ocean cruise category,” said Hermann Elger, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “Celebrity has delivered on Forbes Travel Guide’s standards time and time again during meticulous incognito inspections – offering guests experiences that rival those at the very best land-based properties. We congratulate Celebrity Cruises on this spectacular and historic accomplishment."
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