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Celebrity Cruises' Aqua Class vs. Concierge Class
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Celebrity Cruises' Aqua Class vs. Concierge Class

Celebrity Cruises' Aqua Class vs. Concierge Class
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Erica Silverstein
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Wondering what the difference is between Celebrity's Aqua Class and Concierge Class options? If you want a balcony cabin and extra amenities, either rooms can be great options. Both Aqua Class and Concierge class staterooms have the same floor plan as a regular balcony room, but can be a tad more spacious and add exclusive perks not available to regular passengers.

Both categories include priority check-in and disembarkation, faster luggage delivery and free shoeshine service, but there are important differences, too. If you're comparing Celebrity Cruises' Aqua Class vs. Concierge Class cabins, here's what you need to know to make your decision.

Celebrity Aqua Class Perks

SEA Thermal Suite on Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Aqua Class cabins add spa-themed perks and amenities to the standard balcony cabin experience. You'll receive priority boarding and disembarkation, as mentioned above. But you can also expect spa showers in Aqua Class rooms, plus an aromatherapy diffuser, pillow menu and two yoga mats.

The Aqua Class benefit is particularly worth it for those who really want to unwind and maybe even detox while at sea. Passengers have access to a spa concierge who can reserve spa treatments, a special Celebrity Aqua Class room service menu, wellness programming on your in-cabin TV and unlimited access to the SEA Thermal Suite (on Edge-class ships) or Persian Garden (on Millennium- and Solstice-class ships).

Passengers staying in Aqua Class staterooms can also dine for free in Blu, an exclusive dining venue featuring healthy fare for breakfast and dinner, and free fitness classes. Edge-class Aqua Class ships also offer cashmere bedding aboard Celebrity Apex, Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Beyond and the forthcoming Celebrity Ascent.

Aqua Class rooms on Celebrity Solstice- and Millenium-class ships feature all of the above amenities minus the cashmere sheets. You'll find Celebrity Aqua Class in these classes on board Celebrity Reflection, Celebrity Silhouette, Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Eclipse, Celebrity Solstice,Infinity(http://, Constellation, Summit and Millennium.

Related: 8 Best Cruise Ship Spas

Celebrity Concierge Class Perks

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While Aqua Class staterooms deliver perks perks for the health- and wellness-conscious cruiser, Celebrity Concierge Class passengers receive broader ship-wide benefits.

That includes priority seating at restaurants and access to a special lounge on embarkation day, where they can wait in comfort to board the ship. The Celebrity Concierge Class embarkation lunch menu in the main dining room was once a much-anticipated tradition among cruisers, but Celebrity has moved the date of the luncheon for each cruise itinerary and announces the date onboard the ship.

In-room Concierge Class amenities include a welcome bottle of sparkling wine with a commemorative label, pillow menu, afternoon canapes, fresh fruit, special toiletries, an upgraded spa showerhead and use of binoculars, a golf umbrella and an extra hair dryer. Celebrity Concierge Class balcony cabins are often located in more desirable locations on the ship (upper decks, often midship) compared to Celebrity's standard balcony rooms.

Despite the name, passengers in Concierge Class rooms do not have access to a personal concierge. However, there is a dedicated concierge who is available to all Concierge Class cruisers.

You'll find Concierge Class staterooms aboard every Celebrity cruise.

Related: Cruise Mini-suite vs. Balcony Cabins: A Cabin Comparison

Bottom Line: Celebrity Cruises Aqua Class vs. Concierge Class

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The decision between Aqua Class and Concierge Class on Celebrity cruises really comes down to which perks are right for you. Choose Aqua Class if you want to spend a lot of time in the spa and its thermal suite or prefer healthier dining options than you'll find in the main dining room. Choose Concierge Class if you don't mind paying extra for a prime cabin location and some nominal extra amenities.

Updated June 28, 2022

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