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Saturday, 22 October 2011

Celebrity cruises - Behind the scenes

Hmmmm, it's not often you'll hear me criticising Celebrity Cruises. I think they're a great cruise line with some of the most amazing ships at sea, (click here to see my review of the Celebrity Eclipse).
The one thing that does bug me about them however is the amount of things you're charged for whilst your onboard and the cost of those things in general.
If you're not careful you can walk away from your cruise with a huge bill on your onboard account and I don't think Celebritys latest brain wave is going to help this situation much.

They've just announced a new behind the scenes program whilst your onboard called the 'See how it's done tour' and the 'Bridge sail away experience'.
The tours will provide guests with a back stage pass allowing them to see how different aspects of a cruise ship is run like the Bridge, the galley, the engine control room and more.
And the price of this?

See How it's Done Tour - $150
Bridge Sail Away Experience - $75

How much!!!!????
Now don't get me wrong, I've had a bridge tour before, (QM2 - for free), and it was a great experience and I'd love to see how a ships run behind the scenes but $150 to look at a kitchen!
Come on Celebrity who are you trying to kid!
I may be wrong though. They must have done some research into this and decided that that's what the market could bear.
What do you think though?
Would you be interested in a behind the scenes tour of a cruise ship and more importantly how much would you pay for it?
Do you think Celebrity cruises are ripping people off with this?

Happy cruising.