Celebrity provides lots of options for those who want to stay active, but it also caters to those who want to vegetate.
In 2009, Celebrity repackaged its enrichment activities under the banner of Celebrity Life, a series of what the line calls "palate-pleasing, intellectually enriching, and life-enhancing programs." Basically, Celebrity Life takes three of the things Celebrity has always built its brand around -- dining, enrichment, and spa/wellness -- and expands them into categories of activities called Savor, Discover, and Renew. Savor activities include several different wine-tasting and education events, mixology classes, whiskey tastings, and interactive culinary demos and talks. Discover activities include computer classes, art tours, dance and language classes, basic astronomy lessons, and talks by guest speakers, who may include naturalists (on Alaska, South America, and Galapagos sailings), caricature artists (on weeklong Caribbean and Bermuda sailings), and occasionally actors, politicians, journalists, historians, and authors. Renew activities encompass exercise classes (including free step, abs, and tai chi classes, plus yoga, spinning, Pilates, and other fashionable workouts at additional charge, usually $12 per class) and seminars on health and wellness, some of which touch on topics like Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture. No surprise there, because Celebrity's spa program has long been among the best in the business, with beautifully appointed spas and a nice raft of treatments, from the exotic to the everyday-but-it-still-feels-good. In addition to the talks, the spas offer actual acupuncture fleetwide on all cruises, with professionals targeting their treatments toward pain management, smoking cessation, weight loss, stress management, and other ailments.
Other activities include horse racing, bingo, bridge, art auctions, trivia games, game shows, and arts and crafts lessons.
All the ships have a well-equipped Internet center and Wi-Fi capability in various public areas as well as the majority of cabins and suites for guests who bring their laptops. The line's newest ship, Eclipse, has a souped-up Internet cafe called the iLounge, created in collaboration with Apple and offering classes and a retail component as well as the usual online access. In cabins and suites, interactive TVs allow guests to order room service from on-screen menus, select the evening's wine in advance of dinner, play casino-style games, browse in virtual shops, and order pay-per-view movies.
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