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Celebrity Cruises Classes Explained: AquaClass vs The Retreat vs Concierge

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Once you’ve decided to go on a Celebrity Cruise, you’re faced with deciding what type of class you want to book, if any. You can book a regular stateroom or choose to book one of Celebrity Cruises’ higher-level classes, including AquaClass, The Retreat, Concierge, or an Aqua SkySuite. 

But what perks do they come with? And are they worth the investment? We will compare and contrast the classes in this vs that points along with a helpful table comparing all the info at the end of the post. 

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Ranking Celebrity Cruises Three Class Options

Wondering which class has the least perks and which has the most? Here’s the order from least to most: 

  • The Retreat

All three options are available on all Celebrity Cruise ships, even though the look and feel of The Retreat Sundeck may vary from ship to ship, and the spas vary as well, depending on the ship series. (Celebrity currently has three ship classes: Edge, Solstice, and Millenium.)

For example, we were on Celebrity Apex and enjoyed a yellow color as an accent in The Retreat. We noticed the accent color is red on Celebrity Beyond .

Important Distinction: What is an Aqua Sky Suite with Celebrity Cruises? 

There are three upgraded class options with Celebrity Cruises that we mentioned above. However, there’s an additional “fourth” class you can book that gets you the perks of AquaClass while also allowing you to be a guest of The Retreat. 

Being in an Aqua SkySuite will reward you with this dual-perk situation.

You’ll be able to enjoy dining at Luminae and Blu (The Retreat’s private restaurant and AquaClass’s private dining), have workout gear in your room, and special spa access. 

Guests of one or the other (The Retreat or AquaClass, not both) only enjoy some of these benefits. Guests in Aqua SkySuites enjoy the best of both worlds and enjoy all of the perks of both class types.

In summation, if you want to enjoy two classes during your Celebrity Cruises vacation – AquaClass and The Retreat – book an “Aqua SkySuite.” 

Celebrity Apex cruise ship in Caribbean blue water.

AquaClass vs. The Retreat vs. Concierge: Suite Perks and Amenities

How many different suite/cabin options are in each class .

The Retreat has a whopping 10 different options of suites. On the other hand, AquaClass and Concierge simply have one option. That makes booking a suite in AquaClass and Concierge simple!

A Concierge suite is essentially the same type of cabin as an infinite veranda it's just called Concierge when you upgrade to the class to get the perks. The suite looks the same you just have added benefits. 

All AquaClass suites are the same suite (just one option) and all Concierge suites are the same. 

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The Retreat Suites 

Here are some of the suites you can book that are part of The Retreat (in order from least square footage to the most): 

  • Sky Suite: this is an entry-level suite and the most affordable way to be in The Retreat (319 sq. ft.)
  • Aqua Sky Suite (319 sq. ft.) – same square footage as the Sky Suite, just different perks
  • Celebrity Suite (401 sq. ft.) 
  • Royal Suite (687 sq. ft.) 
  • Edge Villa (739 sq. ft.) 
  • Penthouse (1,378 sq. ft.) 
  • Iconic Suite (1,892 sq. ft.) 

Celebrity, Royal, Edge, Penthouse, and Iconic are considered upper suites of the suites listed above. 

Priority Location of Suites

All three classes enjoy desirable locations of suites on the ship. (You’re on a Celebrity Cruise – is there a bad stateroom location? We think not!) 

You will never get an inside stateroom with any of these upgraded classes. You can even request a specific room upon booking, based on availability. 

Premium Bedding

All three classes, Aquaclass, The Retreat, and Concierge, have upgraded premium bedding. 

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Pillow Menu

Yes, you read that correctly! When you sail with Celebrity Cruises in a Concierge, AquaClass, or The Retreat suite, you get a pillow menu to order your preferred pillow type! 

In-Room Workout Gear

Many people who sign up to be included in AquaClass are fitness-focused. As such, Celebrity accommodates their fitness-forward lifestyle by providing a menu of workout gear that they can have in their room. 

This was delivered to our stateroom on our first day aboard the ship. You can choose from various things like a kettlebell, yoga mat, yoga block, strengthening equipment, and a meditation pack. 

Guests of AquaClass and Aqua Sky Suites can take advantage of this perk.

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Beach Towels

All three classes take beach towels provided in the suite to offshore excursions for use during the cruise. 

They are delivered to your suite in a lovely Nate Burkus tote bag; the bag is yours to keep after the cruise. 

In-room binoculars are provided for all three classes: The Retreat, Concierge, and AquaClass. 

You don’t need them while you’re at sea in a place like the Caribbean, but they are useful during sea days on an Alaskan cruise. Additionally, they're helpful during select excursions; just don’t forget to return them to your suite closest (where they're stored) when you’re done!

Personally, we always bring our binoculars because there's never been a time when the cruise line-provided binoculars have been as solid or as high-quality as our own.

Daily Canapés

All three classes enjoy canapés delivered to their suite throughout the cruise. It’s a nice little in-room snack if you’re hungry. If you find they're not being delivered, simply request them.

Suite Water Service

With AquaClass and Concierge, only, you will receive a complimentary bottle of water upon arrival. 

That said, we also saw bottles of water that guests could take to go in the disembarkation area when leaving the ship for excursions or to explore a port. (We appreciated that the bottles were aluminum, in line with Celebrity’s commitment to sustainability .) 

Additionally, AquaClass and Aqua Sky Suite guests have daily bottled water service in the room.

Suite Welcome Gifts/Drinks

If you are a guest of AquaClass or Concierge, you can receive sparkling wine and fruit when you arrive to your suite upon request. 

We had this in our room and couldn’t wait to toast to a great cruise, which we promptly did after getting situated. 

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AquaClass vs. The Retreat vs. Concierge: Relaxation Areas on the Ship 

Dedicated pool .

There is a special top-deck lounge and pool area for guests of The Retreat, called The Retreat Sundeck. While the environment of the Sundeck has an adults-only vibe, The Retreat pool and Sundeck areas are not adults-only. It's open to all ages as long as the guest is part of The Retreat.

It was very nice to enjoy this area on Celebrity Apex. It’s much more intimate than the “public” pool areas. Retreat guests access the area with their key cards, which opens the Sundeck door. Here, guests find various lounge chairs and couches, a small pool area, and a dedicated bar. 

There was also poolside food available to order for a few hours for lunch and assorted treats served by surprise other times. For example, we were offered ice cream cups one afternoon, while another afternoon, we were served colorful, refreshing fruit skewers.  

AquaClass and Concierge guests do not have a dedicated Sundeck. 

We also want to note that The Retreat Sundeck is a perk on Edge-class ships and Revolutionized ships. It’s unavailable on the following Celebrity Cruises ships: Solstice, Eclipse, Reflection, Infinity, and Constellation.  

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Special Spa Access

AquaClass and Aqua Sky Suites guests enjoy passes to the SEA Thermal Spa on Edge class ships for the duration of their cruise. This includes a steam room, sauna, Crystallarium, salt room, float room, and more. AquaClass guests have complimentary access to the Persian Garden/Spa on non-Edge ships. 

Spa Concierge helps take care of any spa requests AquaClass guests have.

Concierge guests and Retreat guests do not have special spa access. An additional fee applies for all non-AquaClass guests. 

Anyone on the ship can book a spa appointment; we recommend doing so before your cruise to secure a preferred appointment spot. 

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AquaClass vs. The Retreat vs. Concierge: Drinks/Beverages and Restaurants (Beyond your Suite)

Exclusive restaurants.

Two classes of the three get you access to exclusive restaurants with Celebrity Cruises. The Retreat has Luminae for its guests, while AquaClass guests get access to Blu. 

Luminae is focused on elevated food, flavors from around the globe, and a superior dining experience. Blu is focused on some healthier dining options and sustainability. (Even though we want to reiterate that Celebrity Cruises, as a whole, keeps sustainability at the forefront of its brand, ship-wide.) 

Though it’s not particularly a “restaurant,” The Retreat Sundeck has food available for lunch. 

We compare Luminae and Blu here .

You do not have to dine at these restaurants if you're in AquaClass or The Retreat; it's simply only an option if you are a part of these Celebrity Cruises suite classes. In other words, guests who are not a part of either class cannot dine in these restaurants. Only guests who are have that option.

Blue glass and striking colors of Blu restaurant for AquaClass guests on Celebrity cruise ships.

Exclusive Lounge Area

The Retreat Lounge is special for Retreat guests. On non-revolutionized Celebrity ships, it’s called “Michael’s Club.” AquaClass and Concierge guests have no such lounge. 

The Retreat Lounge is a beautiful area to have continental breakfast if you want another option besides the ship’s many restaurants and dedicated Luminae restaurant. 

The lounge is open all day for beverages, from coffee drinks to tea and cocktails. They also have self-serve mini-fridges where you can grab a drink like sparkling or still water.

White couches in a The Retreat Lounge on Celebrity Apex cruise ship.

The Retreat Lounge offers guests some lite bites if you want to have yourself a little cocktail hour and collect a cheese plate and some charcuterie before dinner. They host afternoon tea some days, complete with scones and pastries. 

You can also ask a dedicated concierge team that’s there any questions you may have about the ship or excursions. 

The lounge is open 24/7; service times vary, but we generally found someone from the crew/concierge team there from early morning to late at night. It's simply a lovely place to relax.

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Premium Drinks 

Premium beverages, including cafe drinks like lattes and espressos, cocktails, and wine, are included with The Retreat at The Retreat Lounge and all over the ship. AquaClass and Concierge classes do not have a space like this with premium beverages and it's not automatically added to the class type reservation. 

However, you can inquire about drinks packages or All-Included rates (which includes a Classic Drink Package) when you book your cruise, giving you the luxury of not having to pay per drink. 

Dining Invitations

You may have heard about things like a Chef’s Table for a special dinner on some cruise ships. For example, river cruises usually have a “Captain’s Dinner” evening, and barge cruises do too. Princess Cruises has a version of this on steroids with its Chef’s Table experience. 

Celebrity Cruises doesn’t have that. However, they extend an invitation to Concierge guests to join a welcome lunch. The Retreat and AquaClass do not have this (but they do have their exclusive restaurants, Luminae and Blu.) 

AquaClass vs. The Retreat vs. Concierge: Getting On and Off the Ship

Priority boarding on embarkation day.

The embarkation hours of big ocean cruise ships (and the thousands of people trying to board the ship) are rarely someone’s favorite activity, minus the excitement of getting on the ship at the end of the process. 

This is why you may appreciate that being part of The Retreat will get you an additional perk: early boarding! 

AquaClass and Concierge do not enjoy this benefit; only The Retreat does.

Cruise port in Fort Lauderdale with Celebrity Apex cruise ship in port and cars entering the driving area.

Priority Disembarkation and Tendering in Ports During the Cruise 

None of the classes will get you this perk. However, we did have our suite Host escort us to the front of the line one day when we were disembarking at Grand Cayman. 

Priority Disembarkation (at the End of the Cruise)

The same rule applies for disembarkation as embarkation: The Retreat guests get priority disembarkation. 

This means you get your first choice of time to leave the ship on the last day. In many cases, because people want to prolong their cruise, you can choose to be one of the last to disembark. 

AquaClass vs. The Retreat vs. Concierge: Dedicated Service and Crew Members

Butler/host.

All three classes enjoy some sort of butler or host service: 

  • Concierge Class has concierge team members at their assistance
  • The Retreat has a dedicated Personal Retreat Host per suite (same for Aqua Sky Suites)
  • AquaClass has a dedicated Spa Concierge and stateroom attendant

Guests of The Retreat can also direct their questions to a dedicated concierge team in The Retreat Lounge. 

Pre-Cruise Concierge

Only The Retreat guests can take advantage of a pre-cruise concierge service to assist with booking onboard experiences, activities, and port excursions before they board. 

AquaClass vs. The Retreat vs. Concierge: Additional Perks 

Anyone who books a cruise with Celebrity needs to choose whether they want to purchase the Cruise-Only or Always Included rate. 

As expected, the Cruise-Only rate does not include Wi-Fi or drinks. 

In contrast, the Always-Included rate includes internet (Unlimited Basic WiFi Package), gratuities, and a Classic Drinks package for the entirety of your cruise.

The exception is for The Retreat guests because all perks – like WiFi and premium drinks – are already included. Retreat guests enjoy a Premium Package for drinks, tips included, On Board Credit (OBC), and the Unlimited Premium WiFi Package. 

Included WiFi

WiFi is included with The Retreat. It is not included with AquaClass or Concierge, though any guest can either add on wifi or take advantage of a promotion to include Wi-Fi when booking. (Such as if AquaClass/Concierge guests are booking an “All Included” rate.) 

Shoe shining is included for all three classes upon request. 

Special Theater Seating During Shows

Celebrity Cruises has premium evening entertainment . The Retreat guests can sit in a special, premium reserved area of the theater during performances on Evening Chic nights. 

(“Evening Chic” is Celebrity Cruises’ term for formal nights, which are less formal than gowns and tuxedos like Cunard Cruises have. Evening Chic calls for elevated, elegant evening attire, whichever way you interpret it in what you wear. They are fun evenings designated to be a little fancier than others if you want to get dressed up.) 

We never used this reserved seating perk because we always found available seating. However, we imagine it’s a nice option for times when the theater is packed. 

Guests of AquaClass and Concierge do not have reserved seating. 

Performers in the air and on stage with a pink and purple background during a stage show with Celebrity Cruises.

AquaClass vs. The Retreat vs. Concierge: Cost

It may not be the answer you’re looking for, but we recommend looking up the current cost of the Celebrity Cruises vacation you’re considering to understand the price. This is to ensure you’re getting the most accurate numbers. 

Perhaps it’s hyperbole, but you can find hundreds of combinations of packages and rates for cruises. You may look up cruise rates today and then look next month and find different options.  

Factors that affect cost include: 

  • Cruise location/ports
  • Time of year 
  • Availability 
  • What class you’re looking to book 
  • Current promotions

If you are lucky, prices may be such that it's a no-brainer to book AquaClass with an All-Included rate or to be in The Retreat in a suite you didn’t think you could afford. 

It all depends on when you look and when you book. If you find a great rate, grab it!

Is Upgrading to One of These Classes Worth It on a Celebrity Cruise? 

Overall, we think it is. However, it depends on what’s important to you during your cruise vacation.

For example, we really like small, exclusive experiences. This is especially true onboard a huge cruise ship. Small experiences and venues (dining and pool areas included) make a huge ship feel cozier to us. 

And sure, we’ll say it: we like feeling a little more special when we travel. It helps us unwind and relax more to know we’re in the hands of a select team.  

However, if you don’t need more than the main dining and specialty dining options on the ship and the main pool area that everyone can use is a-okay with you (heck, maybe you don’t even care about the pool at all and you prefer spending time in the casino) then booking a regular stateroom and getting the already included amenities may work for you. 

An additional example is if wellness is paramount to you. If so, AquaClass could be just the cruise experience you’ve been searching for, with special spa access, in-room fitness equipment, a dedicated restaurant focused on lower-calorie ingredients and sustainability.

Another thing to consider, especially with The Retreat, with premium drinks included, is whether “free” cocktails, smoothies, and coffee drinks are even important to you. If they are, The Retreat has great perks. But you won't find value in included drinks if it’s unimportant to you. 

Understandably, most guests will not want to pay for perks they won’t use.

To answer the question of “Is it worth the upgrade?” you first need to lay out your cruise priorities, then review this post again to see if your priorities align with the offerings in one of the upgraded classes. 

Red and white striped wall with a double white staircae leading to a deck with lounge chairs on The Retreat Sundeck on Celebrity Beyond.

Is AquaClass Worth It? 

AquaClass is good for guests who want wellness to be a vacation focus or it's simply a lifestyle value they want to emphasize during vacation. The in-room workout gear, special spa passes, and overall attention to health in AquaClass is certainly a special offering from Celebrity Cruises. 

If you’re not that into wellness or fitness, but you love the idea of a dedicated restaurant and some extra special attention, spring for The Retreat instead.

Is The Retreat on Celebrity Cruise Ships Worth It?

Having sailed onboard Celebrity Apex in The Retreat class, we cannot imagine sailing with Celebrity again and not being in The Retreat. 

We felt special, loved that we could go to Luminae as our home base/default dining experience, and really enjoyed The Retreat Lounge for pre-dinner cocktails every day. The Sundeck was great for avoiding crowds at the main pool. 

We recommend The Retreat!

Is Concierge with Celebrity Cruises Worth It? 

Concierge certainly doesn’t have all the perks of The Retreat, and it does not have as many bonuses enjoyed in AquaClass. Still, it’s a nice entry-level way to get a taste of what a higher level of service will be like with Celebrity Cruises if you’ve never experienced it.

While you won’t have a dedicated restaurant like Luminae or Blu, you will enjoy a special welcome lunch, an in-room welcome treat, daily canapés, premium bedding, shoe-shining, binoculars, and a dedicated concierge.

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Helpful Chart Comparing all the Class Types on Celebrity Cruises

If visual charts help explain things (they do for us!), we created the chart below so you can see the Celebrity Cruises class types. It's very easy to compare AquaClass vs The Retreat vs Concierge at a glance this way.

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Conclusion of Celebrity Cruises Class Types

The Retreat may be the ultimate way to enjoy all the perks Celebrity Cruises has to offer, while AquaClass is ideal for wellness-focused cruisers. If you want to dip a toe into upgraded class waters to try it out, a Concierge-level suite could be the perfect fit.

Read this next:

  • 11 Memorable Surprise Cruise Reveal Ideas
  • Helpful Info about Luminae in The Retreat on Celebrity Cruises
  • Celebrity Cruises The Retreat Review: a Ship-Within-a-Ship Worth the Cost

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I went searching for the compare/contrast for these 3 elevated options. Your page gave me just what I was looking for, and I especially appreciate noting the differences on the newer vs older ships. Thank you for your effort!

Your comment means so much to us, Gayle! We work hard to produce the most helpful content for our readers and reading your message brought such smiles to our faces and warmed our hearts! We appreciate you and hope you’ll continue to come back to Sometimes Sailing for more helpful cruise content! – Mikkel + Dan

Thank you for this detailed, helpful review!

Thank you so much for your note of appreciation, Linda. It means a lot to us! We create this content for readers like you! – Mikkel and Dan

You have a great comparison with a few incorrect details. The Retreat Class does get a welcome gift/wine upon arrival. Along with the Upper Suites of Royal & Above receiving 2 Full bottles of Liquor of your choice & Mixers complimentary. You also receive water and refreshments daily from your butler. Additionally The Retreat guests do get priority disembark on tours if you go to the Retreat lounge. Some other additional information is that there are private parties and Speciality Restaurants is included for Breakfast, Lunch , & Dinner for Royal Suites & Above. Just some new information from a guest who has travelled in these accommodations

Thanks, John! We appreciate the insight. Our info came from Celebrity Cruises directly, so we’ll be sure to reach out to them to say, “Heyyyy are these new perks?!” 🙂

Thanks for the comparisons between those 3 class cabins. I was specifically looking for the value between an SV cabin and a Concierge cabin which I usually book if not Retreat. If only losing a dedicated concierge and a lunch (not ever attended), is there any justification for the rather large difference in cruise cost IYO?

Hi Carole! To clarify, do you mean “Sunset Veranda” when you say SV? If so, you’re not missing out on anything if you book an SV cabin compared to concierge if you aren’t attending the lunch and aren’t using the concierge service.

Thanks for the comparison. It is most helpful. Just wonder if you tip the retreat team in addition to the prepaid gratitude and if so how much is a reasonable amount and do you tip everyone who served you in Luminae?

Hi Lee! It’s entirely up to you. They always welcome extra gratuity and are allowed to accept it. Just bring some extra cash for that. It depends on the length of your sailing but an extra $2 per day even equates to a good amount of extra money in their pocket at the end of a 7-day+ cruise. It’s entirely up to you though.

Love how you defined each class. Very good information. We love the retreat suites. Would love if it included Blu and spa. A great comparison. Thank you

Thanks, Robyn!

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Celebrity Cruises Classes Explained: AquaClass vs The Retreat vs Concierge

O nce you’ve decided to go on a Celebrity Cruise, you’re faced with deciding what type of class you want to book, if any. You can book a regular stateroom or choose to book one of Celebrity Cruises’ higher-level classes, including AquaClass, The Retreat, Concierge, or an Aqua SkySuite. 

But what perks do they come with? And are they worth the investment? We will compare and contrast the classes in this vs that points along with a helpful table comparing all the info at the end of the post. 

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Ranking Celebrity Cruises Three Class Options

Wondering which class has the least perks and which has the most? Here’s the order from least to most: 

  • The Retreat

All three options are available on all Celebrity Cruise ships, even though the look and feel of The Retreat Sundeck may vary from ship to ship, and the spas vary as well, depending on the ship series. (Celebrity currently has three ship classes: Edge, Solstice, and Millenium.)

For example, we were on Celebrity Apex and enjoyed a yellow color as an accent in The Retreat. We noticed the accent color is red on Celebrity Beyond .

Important Distinction: What is an Aqua Sky Suite with Celebrity Cruises? 

There are three upgraded class options with Celebrity Cruises that we mentioned above. However, there’s an additional “fourth” class you can book that gets you the perks of AquaClass while also allowing you to be a guest of The Retreat. 

Being in an Aqua SkySuite will reward you with this dual-perk situation.

You’ll be able to enjoy dining at Luminae and Blu (The Retreat’s private restaurant and AquaClass’s private dining), have workout gear in your room, and special spa access. 

Guests of one or the other (The Retreat or AquaClass, not both) only enjoy some of these benefits. Guests in Aqua SkySuites enjoy the best of both worlds and enjoy all of the perks of both class types.

In summation, if you want to enjoy two classes during your Celebrity Cruises vacation – AquaClass and The Retreat – book an “Aqua SkySuite.” 

AquaClass vs. The Retreat vs. Concierge: Suite Perks and Amenities

How many different suite/cabin options are in each class .

The Retreat has a whopping 10 different options of suites. On the other hand, AquaClass and Concierge simply have one option. That makes booking a suite in AquaClass and Concierge simple!

A Concierge suite is essentially the same type of cabin as an infinite veranda it's just called Concierge when you upgrade to the class to get the perks. The suite looks the same you just have added benefits. 

All AquaClass suites are the same suite (just one option) and all Concierge suites are the same. 

The Retreat Suites 

Here are some of the suites you can book that are part of The Retreat (in order from least square footage to the most): 

  • Sky Suite: this is an entry-level suite and the most affordable way to be in The Retreat (319 sq. ft.)
  • Aqua Sky Suite (319 sq. ft.) – same square footage as the Sky Suite, just different perks
  • Celebrity Suite (401 sq. ft.) 
  • Royal Suite (687 sq. ft.) 
  • Edge Villa (739 sq. ft.) 
  • Penthouse (1,378 sq. ft.) 
  • Iconic Suite (1,892 sq. ft.) 

Celebrity, Royal, Edge, Penthouse, and Iconic are considered upper suites of the suites listed above. 

Priority Location of Suites

All three classes enjoy desirable locations of suites on the ship. (You’re on a Celebrity Cruise – is there a bad stateroom location? We think not!) 

You will never get an inside stateroom with any of these upgraded classes. You can even request a specific room upon booking, based on availability. 

Premium Bedding

All three classes, Aquaclass, The Retreat, and Concierge, have upgraded premium bedding. 

Pillow Menu

Yes, you read that correctly! When you sail with Celebrity Cruises in a Concierge, AquaClass, or The Retreat suite, you get a pillow menu to order your preferred pillow type! 

In-Room Workout Gear

Many people who sign up to be included in AquaClass are fitness-focused. As such, Celebrity accommodates their fitness-forward lifestyle by providing a menu of workout gear that they can have in their room. 

This was delivered to our stateroom on our first day aboard the ship. You can choose from various things like a kettlebell, yoga mat, yoga block, strengthening equipment, and a meditation pack. 

Guests of AquaClass and Aqua Sky Suites can take advantage of this perk.

Beach Towels

All three classes take beach towels provided in the suite to offshore excursions for use during the cruise. 

They are delivered to your suite in a lovely Nate Burkus tote bag; the bag is yours to keep after the cruise. 

In-room binoculars are provided for all three classes: The Retreat, Concierge, and AquaClass. 

You don’t need them while you’re at sea in a place like the Caribbean, but they are useful during sea days on an Alaskan cruise. Additionally, they're helpful during select excursions; just don’t forget to return them to your suite closest (where they're stored) when you’re done!

Personally, we always bring our binoculars because there's never been a time when the cruise line-provided binoculars have been as solid or as high-quality as our own.

Daily Canapés

All three classes enjoy canapés delivered to their suite throughout the cruise. It’s a nice little in-room snack if you’re hungry. If you find they're not being delivered, simply request them.

Suite Water Service

With AquaClass and Concierge, only, you will receive a complimentary bottle of water upon arrival. 

That said, we also saw bottles of water that guests could take to go in the disembarkation area when leaving the ship for excursions or to explore a port. (We appreciated that the bottles were aluminum, in line with Celebrity’s commitment to sustainability .) 

Additionally, AquaClass and Aqua Sky Suite guests have daily bottled water service in the room.

Suite Welcome Gifts/Drinks

If you are a guest of AquaClass or Concierge, you can receive sparkling wine and fruit when you arrive to your suite upon request. 

We had this in our room and couldn’t wait to toast to a great cruise, which we promptly did after getting situated. 

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AquaClass vs. The Retreat vs. Concierge: Relaxation Areas on the Ship 

Dedicated pool .

There is a special top-deck lounge and pool area for guests of The Retreat, called The Retreat Sundeck. While the environment of the Sundeck has an adults-only vibe, The Retreat pool and Sundeck areas are not adults-only. It's open to all ages as long as the guest is part of The Retreat.

It was very nice to enjoy this area on Celebrity Apex. It’s much more intimate than the “public” pool areas. Retreat guests access the area with their key cards, which opens the Sundeck door. Here, guests find various lounge chairs and couches, a small pool area, and a dedicated bar. 

There was also poolside food available to order for a few hours for lunch and assorted treats served by surprise other times. For example, we were offered ice cream cups one afternoon, while another afternoon, we were served colorful, refreshing fruit skewers.  

AquaClass and Concierge guests do not have a dedicated Sundeck. 

We also want to note that The Retreat Sundeck is a perk on Edge-class ships and Revolutionized ships. It’s unavailable on the following Celebrity Cruises ships: Solstice, Eclipse, Reflection, Infinity, and Constellation.  

Special Spa Access

AquaClass and Aqua Sky Suites guests enjoy passes to the SEA Thermal Spa on Edge class ships for the duration of their cruise. This includes a steam room, sauna, Crystallarium, salt room, float room, and more. AquaClass guests have complimentary access to the Persian Garden/Spa on non-Edge ships. 

Spa Concierge helps take care of any spa requests AquaClass guests have.

Concierge guests and Retreat guests do not have special spa access. An additional fee applies for all non-AquaClass guests. 

Anyone on the ship can book a spa appointment; we recommend doing so before your cruise to secure a preferred appointment spot. 

AquaClass vs. The Retreat vs. Concierge: Drinks/Beverages and Restaurants (Beyond your Suite)

Exclusive restaurants.

Two classes of the three get you access to exclusive restaurants with Celebrity Cruises. The Retreat has Luminae for its guests, while AquaClass guests get access to Blu. 

Luminae is focused on elevated food, flavors from around the globe, and a superior dining experience. Blu is focused on some healthier dining options and sustainability. (Even though we want to reiterate that Celebrity Cruises, as a whole, keeps sustainability at the forefront of its brand, ship-wide.) 

Though it’s not particularly a “restaurant,” The Retreat Sundeck has food available for lunch. 

We compare Luminae and Blu here .

You do not have to dine at these restaurants if you're in AquaClass or The Retreat; it's simply only an option if you are a part of these Celebrity Cruises suite classes. In other words, guests who are not a part of either class cannot dine in these restaurants. Only guests who are have that option.

Exclusive Lounge Area

The Retreat Lounge is special for Retreat guests. On non-revolutionized Celebrity ships, it’s called “Michael’s Club.” AquaClass and Concierge guests have no such lounge. 

The Retreat Lounge is a beautiful area to have continental breakfast if you want another option besides the ship’s many restaurants and dedicated Luminae restaurant. 

The lounge is open all day for beverages, from coffee drinks to tea and cocktails. They also have self-serve mini-fridges where you can grab a drink like sparkling or still water.

The Retreat Lounge offers guests some lite bites if you want to have yourself a little cocktail hour and collect a cheese plate and some charcuterie before dinner. They host afternoon tea some days, complete with scones and pastries. 

You can also ask a dedicated concierge team that’s there any questions you may have about the ship or excursions. 

The lounge is open 24/7; service times vary, but we generally found someone from the crew/concierge team there from early morning to late at night. It's simply a lovely place to relax.

Premium Drinks 

Premium beverages, including cafe drinks like lattes and espressos, cocktails, and wine, are included with The Retreat at The Retreat Lounge and all over the ship. AquaClass and Concierge classes do not have a space like this with premium beverages and it's not automatically added to the class type reservation. 

However, you can inquire about drinks packages or All-Included rates (which includes a Classic Drink Package) when you book your cruise, giving you the luxury of not having to pay per drink. 

Dining Invitations

You may have heard about things like a Chef’s Table for a special dinner on some cruise ships. For example, river cruises usually have a “Captain’s Dinner” evening, and barge cruises do too. Princess Cruises has a version of this on steroids with its Chef’s Table experience. 

Celebrity Cruises doesn’t have that. However, they extend an invitation to Concierge guests to join a welcome lunch. The Retreat and AquaClass do not have this (but they do have their exclusive restaurants, Luminae and Blu.) 

AquaClass vs. The Retreat vs. Concierge: Getting On and Off the Ship

Priority boarding on embarkation day.

The embarkation hours of big ocean cruise ships (and the thousands of people trying to board the ship) are rarely someone’s favorite activity, minus the excitement of getting on the ship at the end of the process. 

This is why you may appreciate that being part of The Retreat will get you an additional perk: early boarding! 

AquaClass and Concierge do not enjoy this benefit; only The Retreat does.

Priority Disembarkation and Tendering in Ports During the Cruise 

None of the classes will get you this perk. However, we did have our suite Host escort us to the front of the line one day when we were disembarking at Grand Cayman. 

Priority Disembarkation (at the End of the Cruise)

The same rule applies for disembarkation as embarkation: The Retreat guests get priority disembarkation. 

This means you get your first choice of time to leave the ship on the last day. In many cases, because people want to prolong their cruise, you can choose to be one of the last to disembark. 

AquaClass vs. The Retreat vs. Concierge: Dedicated Service and Crew Members

Butler/host.

All three classes enjoy some sort of butler or host service: 

  • Concierge Class has concierge team members at their assistance
  • The Retreat has a dedicated Personal Retreat Host per suite (same for Aqua Sky Suites)
  • AquaClass has a dedicated Spa Concierge and stateroom attendant

Guests of The Retreat can also direct their questions to a dedicated concierge team in The Retreat Lounge. 

Pre-Cruise Concierge

Only The Retreat guests can take advantage of a pre-cruise concierge service to assist with booking onboard experiences, activities, and port excursions before they board. 

AquaClass vs. The Retreat vs. Concierge: Additional Perks 

Anyone who books a cruise with Celebrity needs to choose whether they want to purchase the Cruise-Only or Always Included rate. 

As expected, the Cruise-Only rate does not include Wi-Fi or drinks. 

In contrast, the Always-Included rate includes internet (Unlimited Basic WiFi Package), gratuities, and a Classic Drinks package for the entirety of your cruise.

The exception is for The Retreat guests because all perks – like WiFi and premium drinks – are already included. Retreat guests enjoy a Premium Package for drinks, tips included, On Board Credit (OBC), and the Unlimited Premium WiFi Package. 

Included WiFi

WiFi is included with The Retreat. It is not included with AquaClass or Concierge, though any guest can either add on wifi or take advantage of a promotion to include Wi-Fi when booking. (Such as if AquaClass/Concierge guests are booking an “All Included” rate.) 

Shoe shining is included for all three classes upon request. 

Special Theater Seating During Shows

Celebrity Cruises has premium evening entertainment . The Retreat guests can sit in a special, premium reserved area of the theater during performances on Evening Chic nights. 

(“Evening Chic” is Celebrity Cruises’ term for formal nights, which are less formal than gowns and tuxedos like Cunard Cruises have. Evening Chic calls for elevated, elegant evening attire, whichever way you interpret it in what you wear. They are fun evenings designated to be a little fancier than others if you want to get dressed up.) 

We never used this reserved seating perk because we always found available seating. However, we imagine it’s a nice option for times when the theater is packed. 

Guests of AquaClass and Concierge do not have reserved seating. 

AquaClass vs. The Retreat vs. Concierge: Cost

It may not be the answer you’re looking for, but we recommend looking up the current cost of the Celebrity Cruises vacation you’re considering to understand the price. This is to ensure you’re getting the most accurate numbers. 

Perhaps it’s hyperbole, but you can find hundreds of combinations of packages and rates for cruises. You may look up cruise rates today and then look next month and find different options.  

Factors that affect cost include: 

  • Cruise location/ports
  • Time of year 
  • Availability 
  • What class you’re looking to book 
  • Current promotions

If you are lucky, prices may be such that it's a no-brainer to book AquaClass with an All-Included rate or to be in The Retreat in a suite you didn’t think you could afford. 

It all depends on when you look and when you book. If you find a great rate, grab it!

Is Upgrading to One of These Classes Worth It on a Celebrity Cruise? 

Overall, we think it is. However, it depends on what’s important to you during your cruise vacation.

For example, we really like small, exclusive experiences. This is especially true onboard a huge cruise ship. Small experiences and venues (dining and pool areas included) make a huge ship feel cozier to us. 

And sure, we’ll say it: we like feeling a little more special when we travel. It helps us unwind and relax more to know we’re in the hands of a select team.  

However, if you don’t need more than the main dining and specialty dining options on the ship and the main pool area that everyone can use is a-okay with you (heck, maybe you don’t even care about the pool at all and you prefer spending time in the casino) then booking a regular stateroom and getting the already included amenities may work for you. 

An additional example is if wellness is paramount to you. If so, AquaClass could be just the cruise experience you’ve been searching for, with special spa access, in-room fitness equipment, a dedicated restaurant focused on lower-calorie ingredients and sustainability.

Another thing to consider, especially with The Retreat, with premium drinks included, is whether “free” cocktails, smoothies, and coffee drinks are even important to you. If they are, The Retreat has great perks. But you won't find value in included drinks if it’s unimportant to you. 

Understandably, most guests will not want to pay for perks they won’t use.

To answer the question of “Is it worth the upgrade?” you first need to lay out your cruise priorities, then review this post again to see if your priorities align with the offerings in one of the upgraded classes. 

Is AquaClass Worth It? 

AquaClass is good for guests who want wellness to be a vacation focus or it's simply a lifestyle value they want to emphasize during vacation. The in-room workout gear, special spa passes, and overall attention to health in AquaClass is certainly a special offering from Celebrity Cruises. 

If you’re not that into wellness or fitness, but you love the idea of a dedicated restaurant and some extra special attention, spring for The Retreat instead.

Is The Retreat on Celebrity Cruise Ships Worth It?

Having sailed onboard Celebrity Apex in The Retreat class, we cannot imagine sailing with Celebrity again and not being in The Retreat. 

We felt special, loved that we could go to Luminae as our home base/default dining experience, and really enjoyed The Retreat Lounge for pre-dinner cocktails every day. The Sundeck was great for avoiding crowds at the main pool. 

We recommend The Retreat!

Is Concierge with Celebrity Cruises Worth It? 

Concierge certainly doesn’t have all the perks of The Retreat, and it does not have as many bonuses enjoyed in AquaClass. Still, it’s a nice entry-level way to get a taste of what a higher level of service will be like with Celebrity Cruises if you’ve never experienced it.

While you won’t have a dedicated restaurant like Luminae or Blu, you will enjoy a special welcome lunch, an in-room welcome treat, daily canapés, premium bedding, shoe-shining, binoculars, and a dedicated concierge.

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Helpful Chart Comparing all the Class Types on Celebrity Cruises

If visual charts help explain things (they do for us!), we created the chart below so you can see the Celebrity Cruises class types. It's very easy to compare AquaClass vs The Retreat vs Concierge at a glance this way.

Conclusion of Celebrity Cruises Class Types

The Retreat may be the ultimate way to enjoy all the perks Celebrity Cruises has to offer, while AquaClass is ideal for wellness-focused cruisers. If you want to dip a toe into upgraded class waters to try it out, a Concierge-level suite could be the perfect fit.

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The post Celebrity Cruises Classes Explained: AquaClass vs The Retreat vs Concierge appeared first on Sometimes Sailing .

Figuring out the differences between Celebrity Cruises upgraded class categories can be confusing! We take away the guesswork between The Retreat, AquaClass and Concierge by breaking it down piece by piece to explain what perks you get with each class, from in-suite upgrades to restaurants and private pool decks!

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Is Aqua Class worth it?

By johnasmith99 , February 14, 2021 in Celebrity Cruises

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We are looking at Dec 5, 2021 on the Edge.  I see we would get unlimited access to the Thermal Suite and the Blu Restaurant with Aqua Class.  Our choice would be an Infinite Balcony cabin.  The upcharge to Aqua, in our case, is almost $1,100 total.  We would likely use the Thermal Suite once just for the experience.  We can do that for $69 each so $138 total for a day pass.  Blu sounds awesome but for another $900?  Is there anything else that would justify that extra cost?  We can afford it, and would do it, but we still feel compelled to justify it.  Can you help me with that?  😊    BTW, we have never sailed on Celebrity but are Elite due to our RCCL Diamond status.  Thanks all.

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2 minutes ago, johnasmith99 said: We are looking at Dec 5, 2021 on the Edge.  I see we would get unlimited access to the Thermal Suite and the Blu Restaurant with Aqua Class.  Our choice would be an Infinite Balcony cabin.  The upcharge to Aqua, in our case, is almost $1,100 total.  We would likely use the Thermal Suite once just for the experience.  We can do that for $69 each so $138 total for a day pass.  Blu sounds awesome but for another $900?  Is there anything else that would justify that extra cost?  We can afford it, and would do it, but we still feel compelled to justify it.  Can you help me with that?  😊    BTW, we have never sailed on Celebrity but are Elite due to our RCCL Diamond status.  Thanks all.

In my opinion no.  First cabins are infinite balcony which we didn’t like.  Also blu was located off a busy hallway and some tables are abutting the hallway.  Not a fan of the Aqua spa facilities.  iMO, would rather book a regular balcony with anytime dining, as the anytime dining rooms are fabulous like specialty restaurants.  Also with saved money you can try a few specialty restaurants.  Enjoy

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Can't speak to the Edge but we enjoy Aqua class very much.  Having access to the Blu for breakfast and dinner is top on our list - it's very quiet dining and you can still request food off the main dining if you prefer.   In addition we enjoy the location on the upper decks and not noisey at all and access to the spa anytime we want - and we do like the spa. We will continue to book the Aqua class. For what it is worth you have earlier boarding time.  Not sure that applies with any new restrictions they may apply for the future.  

Roger88

3 minutes ago, Hygge! said: Can't speak to the Edge but we enjoy Aqua class very much.  Having access to the Blu for breakfast and dinner is top on our list - it's very quiet dining and you can still request food off the main dining if you prefer.   In addition we enjoy the location on the upper decks and not noisey at all and access to the spa anytime we want - and we do like the spa. We will continue to book the Aqua class. For what it is worth you have earlier boarding time.  Not sure that applies with any new restrictions they may apply for the future.  

Totally agree with you. Having all those extra privileges' is exactly what I enjoy in these Aqua classes. In any case, everyone should choose what he likes the most and just keep up with it for as long as he or she wants  

Ozzmund

We have not sailed Edge, but our experience in AQ on S class ships has been worth every penny.

We enjoy Blu for both breakfast and dinner. Enjoying time in the spa's Persian Gardens is a big part of my pre-dinner routine.

Not sure we would enjoy the IV cabins, so should we elect to cruise on a E class ship, we would most likely opt for a suite.

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RICCruisers

If you only plan to use the Thermal Suite one time, then Blu is the main advantage. The smaller four (4) main dining room  layout on Edge is one of the best changes Celebrity implemented on E Class ships. The additional CC Points probably don’t mean much if you already have Elite status.   

My recommendation would be to check out the Sunset Veranda cabins where you get a true balcony and use the savings for a couple of Specialty Restaurants or upgrading the Classic to Premium drink package. As an FYI - Sunset Verandas sell out quickly and do cost a decent amount more than an Infinite Veranda. The best SV Cabins are the 2 in the middle of the ship on Decks 7,8,9,10

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We would say yes AQ is worth for Blu on the M & S class ships BUT NOT on the Edge.

We do not like the MDR on most any ship,  but the Edge has 4 different MDRs meaning not so noisy and chaotic.  Each of the 4 MDRs serve the same daily changing menu but each has their own 3 specialties that are the same each day.  If you choose Select dining ( Anytime) you can try them all.    

We were on the Edge AQ and it was very good but the next Edge cruise we booked we chose a Sunset veranda and saved $$  vs AQ

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Our last Celebrity cruises prior to the Pandemic were back-to-back 12 nighters in Northern Europe on Reflection...For a variety of reasons, the first was in a Concierge cabin (which we often do when we can snag one with minimal price difference between that and a standard Balcony) and the second in Aqua Class...

The main difference, as you point out, is Blu restaurant...

Now, for those who just don't like the main dining room, for whatever reasons, Blu can be a big plus.  I don't buy that the food is any healthier...or that always getting a table for two is a big deal (the tables were so close together that you might as well have been at a table for eight)...but it IS easier to not have to make reservations or stand on line if you show up at a popular hour.  We always got seated immediately and we always ate dinner between 7:00 and 7:30...And the room is quite a bit smaller and more intimate.  

OTOH, after 12 nights in the MDR--where we had made reservations for each night and always got seated in the same area with the same waiters--and most of the next cruise in Blu, my wife really wanted to go back to the MDR for the last couple of nights--and asked for our prior waiters--which we got...

Also, our Concierge cabin, midship on the "slant" with the oversized balcony and with residential floors above and below was way better than our standard Aqua class cabin...

So, if you ask me, it is NOT worth paying another $1100 or anywhere close.  If the price difference was minimal, we might do it again...but at the differentials we've seen, not for us.

TeaBag

We have booked AQ for years because we love Blu but I think $1100 extra is too much.  You could book a verandah cabin other than AQ class and eat in Sp restaurants a lot with your $1100.

We have done Aqua a few times on M and S class ships and we really did enjoy Blu but at $1100 I can think of better ways to spend that kind of money.  It is personal choice, some people acturally think there is a flavor beyond chocolate.....

miched

We usually cruise in AQ if the price point is under $30/day pp on the S class and $25 on the M.

There are some perks that are nice but not worth much more than stated for us.    

We did AQ on the Edge as it wasn’t much more than a regular IV and gave extra perks at that time plus the extra OBC.   We didn’t find the Spa of much use.   The sun always beat down 9n the loungers and the rooms were rather boring to nothing.   Sitting in a room with a salt stone didn’t do anything for me.

I would say keep your money and book a regular IV or veranda.     

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Nope not for me.  Aqua Class is a cleverly designed category to sell  cabins in a poor location at a premium.

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Not worth it at all on EDGE..

Try a Sunset veranda with 4 mdr plan

4 hours ago, Cruise a holic said: In my opinion no.  First cabins are infinite balcony which we didn’t like.  Also blu was located off a busy hallway and some tables are abutting the hallway.  Not a fan of the Aqua spa facilities.  iMO, would rather book a regular balcony with anytime dining, as the anytime dining rooms are fabulous like specialty restaurants.  Also with saved money you can try a few specialty restaurants.  Enjoy
22 minutes ago, hcat said: Not worth it at all on EDGE.. Try a Sunset veranda with 4 mdr plan

Are there any IV cabins that are worth the price?

cl.klink

32 minutes ago, ipeeinthepool said: Nope not for me.  Aqua Class is a cleverly designed category to sell  cabins in a poor location at a premium.

In what sense are they a poor location?

5 minutes ago, cl.klink said:   In what sense are they a poor location?   - Joel

I like the location. Since we do a lot of trans-Atlantics with many sea days, that stairway up to the gym and the open decks are nice for early morning deck jog and afternoon work-out.

9 minutes ago, cl.klink said:   In what sense are they a poor location?   - Joel

Most are underneath heavily traveled areas such as the pool deck.  There are some exceptions but they are usually booked first.

17 minutes ago, ipeeinthepool said:   Most are underneath heavily traveled areas such as the pool deck.  There are some exceptions but they are usually booked first.

You can get a aft cabin on most decks.  Also if you don’t want a sky suite, a good cost effective option is a cove balcony.  More like a regular balcony.

52 minutes ago, cl.klink said:   In what sense are they a poor location?   - Joel

Aq cabins on EDGE ..most okay..stay away from being close to the bump outs that block views ( see deck plans)

Location of BLU is  out of the way,.on the passage to EDEN

Poor acoustics  at busy times and NO  sea view whatsoever.

They counted outdoor tables to set occupancy but those tables are not in a good spot and  rarely if ever used,,,so  more crowded inside,

We are long time AQ  lovers  but on EDGE we loved the SV and 4 mdr plan.. Cabins are larger with awesome outside balcs.. great aft views!

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Would I pay $1100 to upgrade to Aqua?  Absolutely not.  We love Boy especially on M Class ships, but would say worth a maximum of about half that.  On Apex or Edge with smaller dining rooms Definately no.  Blu is in an ackward setting.

As to Captain's Club points.  Once one is Elite not much extra value anymore.

1 hour ago, ipeeinthepool said: Nope not for me.  Aqua Class is a cleverly designed category to sell  cabins in a poor location at a premium.

On the Edge AQ are on decks 9 & 10 with cabins above & below, location is just fine.

Miaminice

And any other ship I would say yes. We are big fans of Aqua. Mainly because of the smaller and quieter restaurant.

On Edge, however, the new four dining room concept is so fabulous that we did not miss Blu.

So unless you are planning to spend a lot of time in the spa, I wouldn’t pay the higher price.

ChucktownSteve

Like many of the replies, we enjoyed AQ on both the M  & S class ships.  It's worth it there for only a few $$ more than Concierge because we appreciated the view and quietness vs the large two deck MDR.  We have not sailed Edge yet but chose a Sky suite for Luminae after reading many reviews for Edge's Blu.  But you will get a bottle of water in AQ the first night if they haven't changed that even though the AI now includes all the bottled water you desire if you go get it. LOL

Pre-Covid I would have suggested upgrading to a Sky Suite for the Retreat and Luminae but I suspect the increased fares have gone through the roof.  Our suite booked last June more than doubled in cost once they switched to AI and had the backlog of cancelled cruise FCC fighting for fewer available cabins.

I agree with those that suggest the SV is the better choice, if still available, to spend the savings on Specialty restaurants if you get tired of the four MDR restaurants.  The menus I saw online look very good in those as if they're specialty restaurants too. Plus the real balcony overlooking a wonderful aft, wake view can't be matched on port or starboard.

8 hours ago, jelayne said: On the Edge AQ are on decks 9 & 10 with cabins above & below, location is just fine.

Sorry about that, you're correct.   I reacted to the title and didn't carefully read the first sentence in the post.  Moving the AQ class away from less desirable locations is one of the improvements that they made on the E-class ships.  Now you can pay extra in Concierge class to be under the pool deck on the E-class ships.   🤔

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Celebrity Cruises: Is AquaClass Worth It?

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Celebrity Cruises offers AquaClass staterooms on its ships, which is one step above Concierge Class staterooms , and two steps above the entry-level veranda cabins. There is no appreciable difference in cabin or balcony sizes for any of these categories.

On Edge -class ships, the balcony may be an “ Infinite Veranda ,” which is essentially a large floor-to-ceiling exterior window where the top half of the window can slide open to create a balcony. The window is accessible through a pair of folding glass doors in the cabin.

AquaClass staterooms are generally considered the highest level of accommodation on Celebrity Cruises, short of suites.

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AquaClass Benefits over Concierge Class Staterooms

The two main differences between AquaClass and Concierge Class are access to the Blu restaurant and complimentary access to certain spa services.

Blu Restaurant

The Blu restaurant , unsurprisingly decorated in a blue and white tones, is available exclusively for AquaClass guests for breakfast and dinner. Lunch is not served in Blu.

Blu offers “cleaner” cuisine, which means lighter and healthier fare such as pan-seared red snapper and grilled lamb chop salad. Vegetarian options are available.

Blu is much more intimate than the Main Dining Room (MDR). While capacity varies by ship, Blu can typically seat a maximum of 120 to 160 guests. By comparison, non- Edge class ships seat 1,400 to 1,500 in the MDR.

No reservations are required or accepted to dine at Blu for AquaClass guests. If you’re dining with a large group (6+ people), you may be offered a reservation to ensure that an appropriately-sized table is available at your preferred time.

AquaClass guests may also be able to order off of the MDR menu when dining in Blu, depending on the ship, although they can only dine in the actual MDR on a space-available basis.

Suite guests can also dine in Blu if requested and space is available; most suite guests dine in their own suite-only Luminae restaurant.

AquaClass guests receive unlimited access to the SEA Thermal Suite (on Edge -class ships), unlimited access to the Persian Garden (on Millennium -class and Solstice -class ships), and unlimited access to the Relaxation Room (on Solstice -class ships). In addition, AquaClass guests can arrange spa bookings through their personal spa concierge and receive a wellness consultation.

In-Room Amenities

While relatively minor, AquaClass guests receive slippers and use of an aromatherapy diffuser.

The cabin’s shower also has panel with massaging water jets.

AquaClass Benefits Shared With Concierge Class

AquaClass also shares a number of benefits with Concierge Class.

Priority Boarding and Debarkation

Alongside suite and Concierge Class guests, AquaClass guests receive priority boarding and debarkation, both on embarkation day and throughout the cruise while in port.

Complimentary Food

AquaClass guests receive a small plate hors d’oeuvres/canapés delivered every afternoon. You can also receive complimentary sparkling wine upon request.

Pillow Selection

You can select among five different pillow types when staying in a AquaClass cabin:

  • Goose down pillow
  • Body pillow (feather and down)
  • Isotonic pillow (synthetic down)
  • Conformance pillow (provides greater support)
  • Hypoallergenic pillows (non-feather and non-down)

Odds and Ends

There are also a handful of additional minor benefits.

You receive a complimentary Celebrity embossed key holder and a tote bag, versus just the shopping bag that guests traveling below Concierge Class receive. You can also utilize (but not keep) your in-cabin umbrella and binoculars while cruising…the binoculars cannot leave the ship.

Your bathroom will feature an upgraded Hansgrohe showerhead, which can offer a more rainfall-like showering experience. There is also an extra hairdryer in the bathroom, so two people can dry their hair at once.

And if you decide your shoes need shining, there is a complimentary shoeshine service.

AquaClass Benefits Shared With Concierge Class and Veranda Staterooms

AquaClass also shares a number of benefits with Concierge Class and Veranda staterooms, aside from just the balcony/veranda, that are not offered to guests staying in Ocean View and Inside Staterooms.

Enhanced Room Service Breakfast Menu

You will have access to slightly-expanded breakfast options when using room service versus those traveling in cabins without balconies. This includes:

  • omelet (but with a very limited selection of add-ins)
  • poached eggs
  • boiled eggs
  • plus the scrambled eggs available to everyone
  • Canadian bacon
  • Black Forest ham
  • plus the bacon, link sausage, breakfast ham, and corned beef hash available to everyone
  • plus the honeydew, cantaloupe, and bananas available to everyone
  • granola berry parfait
  • plus the standard cold cereal brands like Raisin Bran, Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies, Frosted Flakes, and Special K available to everyone
  • French bread
  • bran muffins
  • blueberry muffins
  • multi-grain toast
  • onion bagels
  • plus the danishes, plain bagel, whole wheat toast, rye toast, croissant, English muffin, and white toast available to everyone
  • grapefruit juice
  • tomato juice
  • prune juice
  • plus the orange juice, cranberry juice, and apple juice available to everyone
  • French toast
  • mixed fruit
  • blueberry-watermelon

Ordering room service between 11pm and 6am still incurs a $4.95 charge, which is only waived for guests staying in suites.

Enhanced Bath Amenities

Guests receive upgraded soap, shampoo, and conditioner.

Your stateroom will have a slightly-nicer plush cotton bathrobe for your use while cruising versus the waffle bathrobe offered in Ocean View and Inside staterooms. Stateroom with a balcony also receive 100% cotton bath towels.

Concierge Class Benefits over AquaClass

Concierge Class does have a few advantages over AquaClass, namely access to the Embarkation Day Lunch.

Embarkation Day Lunch and Priority Dining Time Selection

Concierge Class guests are invited to a semi-exclusive lunch in the MDR on embarkation day, which means they can avoid the crowded buffet at the Oceanview Cafe.

Since Blu doesn’t serve lunch, AquaClass guests will need to visit the buffet or another one of the dining venues for lunch.

Concierge Class guests also receive priority when selecting dining times in both the MDR and specialty restaurants, although AquaClass guests have exclusive access to Blu, which does not require reservations.

Concierge Service

Concierge Class has access “personalized” concierge services for things like on-board restaurant and spa reservations, shore excursion bookings, and ticket reservations for entertainment at ports/destinations.

AquaClass does have access to their personal spa concierge for spa-related bookings.

AquaClass is only worth it if you really value access to the exclusive Blu restaurant and complimentary access to the thermal spa. Otherwise, if it’s primarily a balcony you’re after, Concierge Class or even just a regular Veranda stateroom should do nicely.

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In keeping with the ambiance on Celebrity Cruises ' vessels, the brand's accommodations offer an elevated experience without going full-on luxury. That means Celebrity's passengers can expect more sophisticated surroundings and an upscale vibe at relatively affordable prices.

Like the vessels themselves, the line's cabins are well-appointed and elegant, with modern touches that appeal to a slightly younger-than-average cruise demographic.

Learn what to expect from each room type before you book with our primer for those who are new to Celebrity.

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Celebrity Cruises cabin primer

Celebrity Cruises' fleet of ships includes more than a dozen vessels that fall into four main categories : Millennium Class, Solstice Class, Edge Class and Galapagos Class. Ships in the first three classes share similarities in terms of their cabin offerings. The Galapagos-class vessels are much smaller and include a narrower selection of cabin types and amenities. Because of this, the Galapagos Class will have its own section below; the other sections of this article do not apply to the Galapagos Class.

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Although all of the ships' staterooms fall into the same general categories – insides, oceanviews, balconies and suites – the specific types of each vary across classes, particularly with regard to the most expensive options.

Even at the most basic level, nearly all accommodations include two twin beds that can be connected to form a king (most rooms) or queen; a desk and vanity area with a chair, drawers and a phone; nightstands with drawer space and reading lights; a sofa or plush chair; a coffee table; an in-cabin bathroom with shampoo, conditioner, body wash and towels; a closet with shelves, hanging space and bathrobes; a safe; a hair dryer; a television with a selection of movies and live TV, as well as shipboard channels and the ability to check the daily schedule and your onboard bill; a mini-fridge; a selection of outlets, including USB ports; and individual lighting and climate controls.

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All cabins also come with the services of a room attendant, who will tidy your digs up to two times daily. All passengers also have access to 24-hour room service, which carries a fee of $9.95 per order, plus an 18% auto-gratuity.

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Across the fleet, all ships offer connecting rooms, with some of the largest suites joining to sleep up to 10 people. The line also features special accommodations for solo cruisers on a small number of its vessels (specifics are noted below under applicable cabin categories).

Further, all ships offer several accessible accommodations across all main stateroom categories (except Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Reflection, which do not offer accessible standard balcony cabins) for passengers needing extra space for wheelchairs, walkers and scooters. Those cabins feature wider (32-inch) doorways, a 5-foot turning radius, ramped bathroom thresholds, bathroom grab bars, lowered sinks and vanities, higher toilets, roll-in showers with fold-down benches, hand-held showerheads, lowered closet bars and accessible balconies (in select staterooms).

Unless otherwise noted, all cabins are designed for double occupancy. In most cases, solo travelers staying in accommodations meant for two people will be charged an additional cruise fare, known as a single supplement. Further, some staterooms are outfitted with trundle beds, pull-down bunks or sofa beds that can accommodate up to four people per room.

Inside cabins on Celebrity ships

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Inside cabins on Celebrity ships run anywhere from 170 to 202 square feet, and they offer everything mentioned above. The one thing they don't have is a view.

As is implied by their name, they have no windows and no balconies for natural light or fresh air. These are stellar options for anyone on a budget or travelers who have trouble sleeping with any sort of light.

Celebrity Silhouette has four inside cabins available for solo travelers.

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Oceanview cabins on Celebrity ships

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Oceanview cabins on Celebrity ships come in at between 170 and 242 square feet, depending on the ship and type.

True to their name, these rooms offer views of the ocean from windows that don't open, so although there are no in-cabin ocean breezes, there is natural light.

They include all of the basic amenities listed above.

Balcony cabins on Celebrity ships

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There are several veranda categories available throughout the Celebrity fleet, all of which offer traditional balcony setups. Types include basic balcony cabins (170 to 202 square feet, 38- to 53-square-foot balcony), Family Verandas (270 to 575 square feet, 106- to 242-square-foot balcony) that sleep a larger number of people and Sunset Verandas (194 to 228 square feet, 53- to 89-square-foot balcony) that offer aft views of the ship's wake.

The vessels also offer AquaClass and Concierge Class digs, which are essentially basic balcony accommodations with some extras. The former focuses on wellness and comes with free fitness classes, unlimited access to the onboard spa's thermal suite, dining at exclusive health-focused restaurant Blu, a healthier room service menu, daily bottled water, upgraded toiletries, discounts on spa packages and yoga mats for in-cabin use. The latter entitles cruisers to amenities like dedicated concierge services, as well as an exclusive luncheon, daily in-room canapes and sparkling wine on request.

Basic amenities are included, but what really sets these accommodations apart is that they provide cruisers with private access to ocean air – no need to venture to a public deck.

Infinite Veranda

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As with standard balcony cabins, Infinite Verandas – which are only found on ships in the line's Edge Class – come with the basic amenities listed above, but they also grant a bit more interior space (202 square feet) in lieu of the usual walk-out terrace.

They earn their own category here because, as those who book the accommodations will find, instead of a traditional balcony, they have a window that can be raised and lowered with the push of a button. A set of see-through folding doors allows the area near the window to be cordoned off in order to make it feel like a more traditional balcony.

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Celebrity's three newest vessels each have several Infinite Veranda solo cabins for cruisers traveling by themselves. Celebrity Edge has 16, and Celebrity Apex offers 24, while Celebrity Beyond boasts 32. They offer 131 to 184 square feet of space with 42- to 45-square-foot interior balcony areas.

Suites on Celebrity ships

There are 10 types of suites on Celebrity's ships, four of which – Sky Suites, Celebrity Suites, Royal Suites and Penthouse Suites – appear on every single ship in the fleet. Two more – Edge Villas and Iconic Suites – are found only on Edge-class vessels. Another two, Signature Suites and Reflection Suites, are exclusive to Celebrity Reflection, and the remaining Sunset Suites and AquaClass Suites are new to the fleet with the debut of Celebrity Beyond.

Passengers booked in any of the suites in this category have access to the exclusive suites-only lounge and pool deck, known as The Retreat, as well as dining in suite-access-only restaurant Luminae.

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Cruisers in these accommodations also receive a slew of perks, including higher-level Wi-Fi and drink packages (upgraded from the free ones that come with all fares); onboard credit; prepaid gratuities; free in-room bottles of alcohol; complimentary laundry, shoeshine, butler and concierge services; and priority embarkation and tendering, among other draws.

An explanation of each type of suite can be found below.

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These are the smallest suites in the fleet, ranging from 251 to 362 square feet with balconies that range from 57 to 163 square feet. They're arranged in a studio configuration, similar to what you'd find in non-suite cruise-ship accommodations. They're the least expensive option for those who crave access to suite-level amenities.

Celebrity Suites

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For cruisers wanting the step up their square footage or storage space, a Celebrity Suite will do the trick. Expect 394 to 498 square feet, plus a balcony between 51 and 105 square feet, complete with separate living and bedroom spaces, a sizeable bathroom (with a bathtub/shower combo) and tons of drawers and cabinets to help chronic overpackers stow their belongings.

Royal Suites

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For an even bigger upgrade, Royal Suites come in at between 538 and 687 square feet with verandas measuring 72 to 195 square feet. Each has ample storage, separate lounging and sleeping quarters, and a generously sized bathroom with a shower and separate soaking tub that's perfect for relaxing after a day in port.

Penthouse Suites

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Penthouse suites are the largest accommodations found fleetwide, ranging from 1,291 to 1,432 square feet with 197- to 1,098-square-foot verandas that are large enough for their own private hot tubs. The two-bed, two-bath setup with a separate sitting area and dining table that seats eight, makes these cabins great for entertaining or sharing with travel companions.

Edge Villas

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These two-deck suites offer an upstairs-and-downstairs setup with one bedroom, two bathrooms, and a living room in 739 square feet of space. There's also a 211-square-foot balcony. These rooms are exclusive to the line's Edge Class of ships, and they boast access to a private plunge pool.

Iconic Suites

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Iconic Suites -- which are in high demand, due to their limited numbers and plethora of extras -- are the largest on Edge-class vessels, offering 1,892 square feet, a nearly 689-square-foot balcony (larger than most staterooms onboard, complete with a private hot tub and daybed), a bathroom with dual sinks and a whirlpool tub, and an unparalleled forward-facing view from directly above the bridge.

Signature Suites

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While Signature Suite accommodations are on the smaller side, at 441 square feet, the 118-square-foot balcony still manages to include an outdoor tub with a rain shower so you can soak while taking in the views as you sail. They also include high ceilings, a shower/tub combo, and separate living and sleeping areas.

Reflection Suites

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At nearly four times the size of Signature Suites, Reflection Suites come equipped with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a cantilevered glass shower that hangs out over the ocean for simply amazing views. All of this fits neatly into 1,636 square feet of space, plus a 194-square-foot balcony. Dual sinks, a separate soaking tub with a rain shower, high ceilings, a walk-in closet, and a prime corner location round out the opulent offerings. These suites are only slightly smaller than Iconic Suites, but their verandas are far tinier.

Sunset Suites

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Similar to the wake-view concept behind the line's Sunset Veranda staterooms, Sunset Suites provide an elevated experience with the same stunning vistas at each ship's aft. Some of these suites are on the smaller side, comprising 296 to 575 square feet, plus a 53- to 242-square-foot balcony, but they do incorporate separate living and sleeping areas, making them feel more like true suites.

AquaClass Sky Suites

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These rooms combine the space and enhanced extras of a Sky Suite (including access to The Retreat and Luminae) with the perks of an AquaClass cabin – fitness classes, thermal suite access, dining at Blu, daily bottled water, discounts on spa packages and yoga mats for in-cabin use – to bring passengers a more health-centric suite experience in 319 square feet with a 79-square-foot veranda.

Cabins on Celebrity's Galapagos-class ships

Because Celebrity's expedition vessels are much smaller, they warrant their own section. What follows is a breakdown of the cabin types – most of which are suites – offered on each ship.

Note that Celebrity Flora, Celebrity Xpedition and Celebrity Xploration have neither The Retreat nor Luminae, so suite passengers do not have access to those venues. Amenities also may vary from those offered on the fleet's non-expedition ships.

Celebrity Flora

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The largest of Celebrity's expedition vessels, Celebrity Flora houses 50 cabins with a double-occupancy capacity for 100 passengers. All staterooms are classified as suites, with a mix of several types of Sky Suites, including some with Infinite Verandas (330 to 365 square feet, 65- to 86-square-foot balcony); Royal Suites (559 square feet, 129-square-foot balcony); and Penthouse Suites (1,288 square feet, 321-square-foot balcony).

Celebrity Xpedition

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Significantly smaller is Celebrity Xpedition, which can carry 48 passengers across 24 cabins at capacity. Availability includes 160-square-foot oceanview accommodations; 175-square-foot Junior Suites with 45-square-foot verandas; and a combination of suites – Xpedition Suites, Royal Suites and Penthouse Suites – that run the gamut from 205 to 460 square feet with balconies ranging from 50 to 235 square feet. Given that Penthouse Suites on the line's other ships span 1,291 to 1,432 square feet with 197- to 1,098-square-foot verandas, it's easy to see that suite sizes decrease as ship sizes decrease.

Celebrity Xploration

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The tiniest and most no-frills option on Celebrity's roster is Celebrity Xploration, which carries just 16 people in eight cabins at its maximum. Oddly, all staterooms are labeled as Junior Suites, but while half of them have balconies (180 square feet with 245-square-foot verandas), the other half (190 square feet) don't. It's also interesting to note that, in the ones that do have them, the balconies boast significantly more space than the interior living area does.

Bottom line

Celebrity's selection of basic cabins is fairly standard. However, when it comes to suites, passengers have a decent number of choices, and even the smallest and least expensive options offer coveted amenities and access to dedicated spaces.

Although there are suite types that span the entire fleet, the line likes to create experiences that are exclusive to some of its newest classes and ships.

Celebrity is one of the best big-ship cruise brands when it comes to everything from service and extras to in-cabin storage space, decor and even furniture layout. Overall, the line offers an upscale ambiance with a lot of value for your money, starting with inside cabins and running right up through accommodations at the suite level.

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