New Celebrity Cruise Ships To Offer Hipster Haven Called iLounge

When the Celebrity Eclipse 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.