Celebrity Cruises Takes Delivery Of Celebrity Reflection

Celebrity Cruises marked a milestone today with the handover of its fifth and final Solstice-class ship. The line officially accepted the new Celebrity Reflection from German shipbuilder Meyer Werft and revealed the identities of her 4 godmothers.


AquaClass, Signature and Reflection Suites along with Enhanced AquaSpa

New and exclusive to the Celebrity Reflection is the 152-square meter Reflection Suite designed by New York-based BG Studio International Inc. The line’s first 2-bedroom suite, features include a 18-square meter veranda and a distinctive sea-view bathroom with soothing rain shower nestled in a highly desirable corner location of the ship’s 14th deck. Use of ‘smart glass’ ensures further privacy where electrochromatic technology instantly transforms the glass from transparent to translucent at the flick of a switch.


5 new Signature Suites accommodate up to 4 guests each. Designed to maximize the stunning views of the sea, they offer a 41-square meter stateroom area and 11-square meter veranda, with floor-to-ceiling windows and veranda doors.


The entire area housing the Reflection Suite and Signature Suites can be accessed only by cardkey, exclusively among guests booked in the elite group of suites, such that a family or other group of up to 26 guests can enjoy a private, six-suite modern luxury vacation experience.


Driven by high demand for Celebrity’s industry-first AquaClass category of spa-inspired accommodations, and by way of an additional deck being added to Celebrity Reflection, the line will also will introduce its first AquaClass Suites. Each will offer 28 square meters of luxurious interior space and spacious 7-square meter verandas, paired with all the amenities associated with Celebrity’s AquaClass accommodations, including exclusive and complimentary access to the highly-rated specialty restaurant, Blu. The new suites also will offer the luxurious 24/7 butler service that is a hallmark of every suite across the Celebrity fleet.


In addition to the 34 new AquaClass Suites, Celebrity Reflection will also present an additional 8 luxurious new Sky Suites, 19 additional plush ConciergeClass staterooms, and 11 additional inside staterooms, bringing the stateroom/suite total to 1,515. She retains the hallmarks of the award-winning Solstice-class, including the Lawn Club, Celebrity iLounge, 10 unrivaled dining outlets, an improved AquaSpa and one of the world’s largest permanent collections of original contemporary art and the industry’s first self-guided art tours to be presented on an iPad.


Employees Honoured for Life Achievements

Celebrity Cruises took the opportunity to honour 4 employees of parent company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. as godmothers of the Celebrity Reflection. Jovanka Goronjic, Megan Mathie, Helen O’Connell and Rosey Rodriguez share a common point in that their lives have been affected by breast cancer, either through their own illness or that of family members.


Goronjic, the AquaSpa manager on the Celebrity Constellation, donated her hair for the creation of wigs for cancer patients in tribute to her mother, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and endured several rounds of treatment. Her mother is now a breast cancer survivor.


Mathie is a glassblowing artist in the Hot Glass Show aboard the Celebrity Solstice. Earlier this year, her sister and her mother were both diagnosed with breast cancer. Mathie and her team now host a “Hot Pink Glass Show” on every cruise. At each cruise’s end, she auctions a one-of-a-kind pink glass creation to raise funds for Celebrity’s charitable partner, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


O’Connell manages community relations for RCCL and leads the corporation’s annual GIVE (Get Involved, Volunteer Everywhere) Day. Before being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, she traveled to New York every weekend for three months to help care for her father, who was battling bone cancer.


Rodriguez, a manager of the Special Events team, was diagnosed with stage-3 breast cancer in June but has continued to work while undergoing treatment, taking her laptop to enable her to work remotely.


The 4 women will join company executives, invited guests and media, as well as the godmothers of the Celebrity Reflection’s sister ships, on 1 December 2012 in Miami for an official christening. The ship will operate a series of Mediterranean cruises in the meantime, before crossing the Atlantic Ocean for her Caribbean season.


For more information, visit www.celebritycruises.com.


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