Celebrity Cruises Welcomes New Infinity

Second in Millennium-Class Series Features Conservatory,

SS United States Artifacts



Apr 28, 2001, 01:00 ET from Celebrity Cruises

    MIAMI, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrity Cruises' new Infinity, the
 newest addition to the premium cruise line's award-winning fleet, today sails
 into San Diego, prior to tomorrow's call on Los Angeles, where the 1,950-guest
 Infinity will hold formal inaugural ceremonies.
     "Infinity continues Celebrity Cruises' tradition of presenting sleek,
 sophisticated ships that provide our guests with extraordinary cruise vacation
 experiences," said Celebrity Cruises President Rick Sasso.  "Like her sister
 ship, Millennium, which launched last year, Infinity presents a variety of new
 and distinctive features."
     Among the compelling elements of Celebrity's Infinity is the industry's
 first full conservatory at sea, created for Celebrity Cruises by prominent
 Paris-based floral designer Emilio Robba.
     "The Infinity Conservatory is a secret garden of the seas," said Robba.
 "It was designed to emphasize Infinity's magnificent surroundings and to
 present nature in a harmonious blend of sea and sky."
     Another hallmark of Celebrity's Infinity is an exclusive, historic
 maritime treasure.  Accenting the interior of the ship's SS United States
 specialty restaurant are actual glass panels from the SS United States cruise
 ship, which launched in 1952 and gained fame for clocking the fastest
 transatlantic crossing from New York.
     The SS United States restaurant is Celebrity's second specialty restaurant
 to recapture the atmosphere of its namesake.  Celebrity's Millennium, the
 first in Celebrity's Millennium-class fleet, features "The Olympic"
 restaurant, the design of which stemmed from a rare collection of wood
 paneling that once graced the first-class dining room onboard the glamorous
 R.M.S. Olympic.
     "Infinity's SS United States restaurant presents another enticing
 alternative dining environment for guests seeking a casually elegant dining
 venue," said Sasso.  "Under the direction of world-renowned Master Chef Michel
 Roux, the SS United States restaurant reinforces the benchmark we set with
 Millennium, in offering the only tableside cooking, carving and flambe at sea,
 and a dine-in wine cellar featuring more than 175 labels from around the
 world."
     Also unique to Infinity's specialty restaurant is Chef Roux's recreation
 of an entree first served in the dining room onboard the original SS United
 States cruise ship during the 1950s: Roast Long Island Duckling a l'Orange
 Stuffed with Fruit, one of a host of intriguing selections of entrees,
 appetizers, wines and desserts selected exclusively for Infinity's SS United
 States restaurant by Chef Roux.
 
     Additional Infinity Highlights
     Maintaining Celebrity Cruises' trendsetting tradition, Infinity offers a
 number of new features and amenities, in addition to the Conservatory and the
 SS United States Restaurant:
     * Infinity's 25,000-sq.-ft. AquaSpa(SM) is the first ocean-going spa
 operated by the elite Elemis Ltd.  Infinity's AquaSpa will offer Elemis'
 "Sensory Heaven" experience, a fusion of exotic Eastern and Western spa
 therapies designed to appeal to every sense.
    * Infinity offers 80 percent ocean-view staterooms, 74 percent with
 verandas.
     * Infinity is the second Celebrity ship to run on environmentally
 sensitive, quiet and smokeless gas-turbine engines.
     * The ship presents the industry's largest penthouse suites, encompassing
 nearly 3,000 square feet with veranda.
     * "The Emporium," Infinity's 14,000-square-foot shopping area, offers
 elegant and trendy designer labels including Swarovski, H. Stern, Donna Karan,
 and La Perla, in addition to shops featuring Michel Roux gourmet delicacies
 and Cova Cafe Milano confections.
     * Infinity presents exterior, glass-enclosed elevators, offering guests
 captivating, panoramic ocean views as they move from deck to deck.
     * The ship presents "Connect@Sea," Celebrity Cruises' first dial-up
 Internet service provider to be available in all staterooms and suites for
 guests who bring their own computers.
     * The vessel features an 18-workstation Internet cafe,
 "Online@CelebrityCruises," accessible to all guests, and flat screen PCs and
 printers in all suites.
     * Infinity presents a music library, "Notes," offering thousands of
 selections of digital recordings and individual listening stations.
     * Extensive options for the physically challenged are available onboard
 Infinity, with accommodations in a variety of categories, including suites.
 
     In addition to its new public spaces, Infinity also expands upon Celebrity
 Cruises' highly acclaimed, fleetwide signature elements, including museum-
 quality contemporary art collections, Cova Cafe Milano, Michael's Club cigar
 lounge, and Martini and Champagne Bars serving caviar and other delicacies.
 
     Itineraries for Celebrity's Infinity
     Celebrity's Infinity embarked on its maiden voyage, a 14-night trans-canal
 cruise departing Fort Lauderdale on March 3, concluding in San Diego,
 California.  The ship then sailed Celebrity Cruises' first season in America's
 true island paradise, Hawaii, with a series of 10- and 11-night voyages to and
 from Honolulu and Ensenada.
     Infinity begins its Alaskan season with a 10-night Northbound Pacific
 Coast cruise on May 1, from San Francisco to Vancouver, British Columbia, then
 presents a series of seven-night Inside Passage cruises in Alaska, with
 departures from Vancouver every Friday from May 11 through September 14.
     On September 21, Infinity sails a special nine-night Southbound Pacific
 Coast cruise from Vancouver to San Diego, California, followed by a 13-night
 Eastbound Trans-canal itinerary departing San Diego on September 30,
 concluding in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
     Infinity begins its first Caribbean season on October 13, 2001, sailing
 seven-night Southern Caribbean cruises departing round-trip from San Juan
 every Saturday through April 20, 2002.
     Celebrity Cruises is the highest-rated premium cruise line in the industry
 and has the youngest fleet of any major cruise line.  Celebrity's eighth ship,
 Summit, launches this Fall, and an additional Millennium-class ship will make
 its maiden voyage in 2002.  For more information, visit the Celebrity web site
 at www.celebritycruises.com.
 
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    MIAMI, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrity Cruises' new Infinity, the
 newest addition to the premium cruise line's award-winning fleet, today sails
 into San Diego, prior to tomorrow's call on Los Angeles, where the 1,950-guest
 Infinity will hold formal inaugural ceremonies.
     "Infinity continues Celebrity Cruises' tradition of presenting sleek,
 sophisticated ships that provide our guests with extraordinary cruise vacation
 experiences," said Celebrity Cruises President Rick Sasso.  "Like her sister
 ship, Millennium, which launched last year, Infinity presents a variety of new
 and distinctive features."
     Among the compelling elements of Celebrity's Infinity is the industry's
 first full conservatory at sea, created for Celebrity Cruises by prominent
 Paris-based floral designer Emilio Robba.
     "The Infinity Conservatory is a secret garden of the seas," said Robba.
 "It was designed to emphasize Infinity's magnificent surroundings and to
 present nature in a harmonious blend of sea and sky."
     Another hallmark of Celebrity's Infinity is an exclusive, historic
 maritime treasure.  Accenting the interior of the ship's SS United States
 specialty restaurant are actual glass panels from the SS United States cruise
 ship, which launched in 1952 and gained fame for clocking the fastest
 transatlantic crossing from New York.
     The SS United States restaurant is Celebrity's second specialty restaurant
 to recapture the atmosphere of its namesake.  Celebrity's Millennium, the
 first in Celebrity's Millennium-class fleet, features "The Olympic"
 restaurant, the design of which stemmed from a rare collection of wood
 paneling that once graced the first-class dining room onboard the glamorous
 R.M.S. Olympic.
     "Infinity's SS United States restaurant presents another enticing
 alternative dining environment for guests seeking a casually elegant dining
 venue," said Sasso.  "Under the direction of world-renowned Master Chef Michel
 Roux, the SS United States restaurant reinforces the benchmark we set with
 Millennium, in offering the only tableside cooking, carving and flambe at sea,
 and a dine-in wine cellar featuring more than 175 labels from around the
 world."
     Also unique to Infinity's specialty restaurant is Chef Roux's recreation
 of an entree first served in the dining room onboard the original SS United
 States cruise ship during the 1950s: Roast Long Island Duckling a l'Orange
 Stuffed with Fruit, one of a host of intriguing selections of entrees,
 appetizers, wines and desserts selected exclusively for Infinity's SS United
 States restaurant by Chef Roux.
 
     Additional Infinity Highlights
     Maintaining Celebrity Cruises' trendsetting tradition, Infinity offers a
 number of new features and amenities, in addition to the Conservatory and the
 SS United States Restaurant:
     * Infinity's 25,000-sq.-ft. AquaSpa(SM) is the first ocean-going spa
 operated by the elite Elemis Ltd.  Infinity's AquaSpa will offer Elemis'
 "Sensory Heaven" experience, a fusion of exotic Eastern and Western spa
 therapies designed to appeal to every sense.
    * Infinity offers 80 percent ocean-view staterooms, 74 percent with
 verandas.
     * Infinity is the second Celebrity ship to run on environmentally
 sensitive, quiet and smokeless gas-turbine engines.
     * The ship presents the industry's largest penthouse suites, encompassing
 nearly 3,000 square feet with veranda.
     * "The Emporium," Infinity's 14,000-square-foot shopping area, offers
 elegant and trendy designer labels including Swarovski, H. Stern, Donna Karan,
 and La Perla, in addition to shops featuring Michel Roux gourmet delicacies
 and Cova Cafe Milano confections.
     * Infinity presents exterior, glass-enclosed elevators, offering guests
 captivating, panoramic ocean views as they move from deck to deck.
     * The ship presents "Connect@Sea," Celebrity Cruises' first dial-up
 Internet service provider to be available in all staterooms and suites for
 guests who bring their own computers.
     * The vessel features an 18-workstation Internet cafe,
 "Online@CelebrityCruises," accessible to all guests, and flat screen PCs and
 printers in all suites.
     * Infinity presents a music library, "Notes," offering thousands of
 selections of digital recordings and individual listening stations.
     * Extensive options for the physically challenged are available onboard
 Infinity, with accommodations in a variety of categories, including suites.
 
     In addition to its new public spaces, Infinity also expands upon Celebrity
 Cruises' highly acclaimed, fleetwide signature elements, including museum-
 quality contemporary art collections, Cova Cafe Milano, Michael's Club cigar
 lounge, and Martini and Champagne Bars serving caviar and other delicacies.
 
     Itineraries for Celebrity's Infinity
     Celebrity's Infinity embarked on its maiden voyage, a 14-night trans-canal
 cruise departing Fort Lauderdale on March 3, concluding in San Diego,
 California.  The ship then sailed Celebrity Cruises' first season in America's
 true island paradise, Hawaii, with a series of 10- and 11-night voyages to and
 from Honolulu and Ensenada.
     Infinity begins its Alaskan season with a 10-night Northbound Pacific
 Coast cruise on May 1, from San Francisco to Vancouver, British Columbia, then
 presents a series of seven-night Inside Passage cruises in Alaska, with
 departures from Vancouver every Friday from May 11 through September 14.
     On September 21, Infinity sails a special nine-night Southbound Pacific
 Coast cruise from Vancouver to San Diego, California, followed by a 13-night
 Eastbound Trans-canal itinerary departing San Diego on September 30,
 concluding in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
     Infinity begins its first Caribbean season on October 13, 2001, sailing
 seven-night Southern Caribbean cruises departing round-trip from San Juan
 every Saturday through April 20, 2002.
     Celebrity Cruises is the highest-rated premium cruise line in the industry
 and has the youngest fleet of any major cruise line.  Celebrity's eighth ship,
 Summit, launches this Fall, and an additional Millennium-class ship will make
 its maiden voyage in 2002.  For more information, visit the Celebrity web site
 at www.celebritycruises.com.
 
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