Celebrity Cruises: Best Value at Sea | with Larry Jackson

Plus Edge vs Solstice Classes Compared; Review of Partial Panama Canal Itinerary

Travel Expert Larry Jackson, owner of Cruise Holidays of Viera, joins Ken from RTE Travel Talk live from the Celebrity Beyond for a mini review of Larry’s favorite Celebrity Cruise itinerary, an 11 night Southern Caribbean and Partial Panama Canal cruise. Larry details what make this cruise so popular from experiencing a partial transit of the Panama Canal, dipping ones toes in both the Atlantic and Pacific on one cruise and then finding time for a visit to South America and the ABC Islands. All in one cruise.

From there, Ken and Larry discuss the differences in the two most popular classes of ships Celebrity Cruises have in their fleet: the Solstice Class including Celebrity Solstice, Eclipse, Equinox, Silhouette, and Reflection; and the Edge Class including Celebrity Edge, Apex, Beyond, Ascent and coming in 2025, the Xcel. Larry highlights some of the new features on the Beyond and the Edge Class with a focus on the dining options and how they differ, plus a few of his favorite places on board such as the pool and resort deck.

Of particular interest are the classes of suites on board and the Retreat which is Celebrity’s ships-within-ships concept. Ken asks Larry if it is fair to compare the Retreat to the luxury cruise lines such as Silversea and Regent Seven Seas.

Larry gives a brief history lesson on the evolution of suites and suite classes on Celebrity, while also offering his thoughts and those of his guests about Celebrity’s balcony innovation the “Infinite Veranda”.

Larry and Ken wrap up with a look at the available internet on board today’s ships and reminisce about the bad old days of cruise ship internet connectivity .

And finally, Larry concludes with his praise of Celebrity Cruises being the best value at sea based on his personal experience and the feedback from the thousands of guests he has put on board Celebrity Cruises of the years .

Video is timestamped for your convenience.