CELEBRITY CRUISES CELEBRATES NAMING OF CELEBRITY REFLECTION
Four company employee-Godmothers join senior executives in formal ceremony
MIAMI – December 3, 2012 – Modern luxury brand Celebrity Cruises has formally named the fifth in its five-ship Solstice Class fleet, Celebrity Reflection. Presiding over the ceremony December 1 were the ship’s four Godmothers – all employees of the company whose lives have been touched by breast cancer: Celebrity Reflection AquaSpa Manager Jovanka Goronjic; Solstice Class Hot Glass Show Artist Megan Mathie; shoreside Community Relations Manager Helen O’Connell; and shoreside Special Events Manager Rosey Rodriguez. Each took the stage with Chairman & CEO Richard D. Fain, Celebrity’s President & CEO Michael Bayley, and CelebrityReflection Captain Nicholas Pagonis, together with three of the Godmothers of Celebrity Reflection’s sister ships, in a naming ceremony tradition unique to Celebrity.
Among the ship’s multiple new, guest-inspired attributes are five 441-square-foot “Signature Suites” with 118-square-foot verandas; the brand’s first “AquaClass Suites,” building on the popularity of Celebrity’s spa-inspired AquaClass staterooms, by adding additional space and 24/7 butler service to the host of amenities already associated with AquaClass; the jaw-dropping “Reflection Suite,” a two-bedroom suite with a total of 1,636 square feet and 194-square-foot veranda, and a distinctive, all-glass shower extending out over the edge of the ship.
Celebrity Reflection also presents an entirely new, multi-functional Conference Center, and the host of industry-first venues and experiences introduced on Celebrity Silhouette in 2011, including the interactive “Lawn Club Grill,” where guests can select and grill their own meats side-by-side with Celebrity’s expert chefs, or have them cooked to order; the relaxing, private, wi-fi-equipped cabanas called “The Alcoves”; “The Porch,” a breezy, casual dining spot
offering sandwiches, coffees and captivating views of the sea and the ship’s lush lawn, and “The Art Studio,” where vacationers can bring out their inner artist. The ship also presents another venue first introduced on Celebrity Silhouette, “The Hideaway,” an intimate, quiet space reminiscent of a childhood tree house, not to mention the diverse array of other modern venues and attributes already associated with Celebrity’s Solstice Class ships.
Celebrity Reflection will embark on her inaugural Caribbean season with roundtrip 7-night sailings from Miami beginning December 8.
Celebrity Cruises’ parent company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Chairman & CEO Richard D. Fain – together with (from left) Celebrity’s President & CEO Michael Bayley and Celebrity Reflection Captain Nicholas Pagonis – introduce the four employee-Godmothers of Celebrity Reflection as they prepare to ceremoniously name the ship: Special Events Manager Rosey Rodriguez, Community Relations Manager Helen O’Connell, Hot Glass Show Artist Megan Mathie and AquaSpa Manager Jovanka Goronjic.
About Celebrity Cruises:
Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the mark of modern luxury, with its cool, contemporary design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the design of the venues is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing service that only Celebrity can provide, all created to provide an unmatchable experience for vacationers’ precious time. In addition to offering vacations visiting all continents, Celebrity also presents immersive cruisetour experiences in Alaska, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Europe and South America. One of the fastest-growing major cruise lines, Celebrity is one of five cruise brands operated by global cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL). Celebrity’s fleet currently consists of 10 ships, with an additional Solstice Class ship, Celebrity Reflection, scheduled to join the fleet in fall 2012. For more information, dial 1-800-437-3111, visitwww.celebritycruises.com, or call your travel agent. Follow the brand socially at www.facebook.com/
# # #
Board Member, Co-Chair Conference & Media Trip Committee, Past President
Freelance Lifestyle Journalist
Follow me: @maralynhill