When the Celebrity
launches in April, it will be the first in Celebrity Cruise Line's
fleet to offer the all new Celebrity iLounge. Designed to offer the feel of a
hip, modern lounge, the space will provide easy access to the Internet as well
as classes and new products.
The iLounge is comprised of three main areas and includes 26
workstations where guests can check their email, print boarding passes, and
access the Internet. There will also be a retail space where customers can see
and try out the latest MacBooks
, iPods, and other accessories. As the third
component of iLounge, there will be an enrichment center where guests can
receive tips regarding Mac or iPod
usage from certified staff.
"Our new Celebrity iLounge is a direct outgrowth of our
'Designed for you' brand platform, and our commitment to listen to our guests
and offer experiences and programs expressly designed for them," said
Celebrity's President and CEO Dan Hanrahan. "Our surveys show that our
guests rely heavily on the Internet for research, learning and staying in
touch, so we think this new offering will be a big hit, as will the
contemporary online classes offered through the 'Discover' series of our
inspiring and enriching 'Celebrity Life' experiences."
The iLounge will also include a series of enrichment and
entertainment courses such as movie editing, web design, do-it-yourself photo
books, and instruction regarding programs including iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, and
iWeb. For guests who want to do a little shopping on board the ship, Celebrity
is an Authorized Apple
Reseller, so you'll be able to purchase iPods, MacBooks,
and other accessories.
The Celebrity iLounge also will be found on Celebrity Silhouette
, which launches in
2011, and the fifth ship in the Solstice Class fleet, which sets sail in 2012.