"Our guests know to expect something unique, upscale and unexpected each time they step onboard. By partnering with American Ballet Theatre and the world’s leading culinary authority, Daniel Boulud, we are creating experiences that won’t just meet those expectations, but shatter them."
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises
"At Celebrity Cruises, we are always looking for new ways to open up the world, not only through the places the brand visits, but also through world-class entertainment and culinary experiences, I cannot think of better partners than American Ballet Theatre, who will bring the best classical dance experience on board, and Chef Daniel Boulud, a chef that all other chefs admire and respect for hospitality, creativity and excellence both in the kitchen and dining room."
Brian Abel, SVP, Hotel Operations, Celebrity Cruises
A Standing Ovation for American Ballet Theatre
We're proud to be partnering with American Ballet Theatre. Founded in 1939, American Ballet Theatre is one of the most acclaimed dance companies in the world and has been a pillar in New York City’s cultural community for nearly 80 years. Wowing audiences across America, and in 45 countries around the world, American Ballet Theatre performs for nearly 300,000 people annually. Our partnership with American Ballet Theatre is an industry first, and we can't wait for them to come aboard our ships to bring our guests the best classical dance experience at sea.
Guests on board select Celebrity Cruises ships will have the chance to experience exclusive American Ballet Theatre performances, join the dancers for intimate seminars, ballet barre classes, and embark on unforgettable shore excursions to American Ballet Theatre performances.
"American Ballet Theatre’s mission is to bring the best of ballet to the widest possible audience. We are thrilled to redefine 'widest' to now include audiences at sea! This partnership will allow ABT’s remarkable dancers to see the world and will invite Celebrity Cruises’ guests to discover the magic of ballet."
Kara Medoff Barnett, Executive Director, American Ballet Theatre
Introducing Michelin-Starred Chef, Daniel Boulud
Chef Daniel Boulud is renowned amongst foodies, and the founder of an award-winning restaurant group, including his legendary Michelin-starred flagship, DANIEL and Café Boulud, in New York City. Now, he’s joining culinary forces with Celebrity Cruises and our own Michelin-starred chef and Associate Vice President of Food and Beverage Operations, Cornelius Gallagher.
As our Global Culinary Brand Ambassador, Daniel Boulud will design signature culinary experiences for the exclusive Suite Class restaurant on board our ships, Luminae. We are also introducing Chef’s Table by Daniel Boulud, which will include a private galley tour and five-course dining experience, plus guest chef appearances on board. We are working closely with Daniel Boulud on a culinary mentorship programme where the most talented up-and-coming chefs can hone their craft by learning from the best in Celebrity Cruises’ kitchens and in Boulud’s.
"I’m excited to embark on this partnership with Celebrity Cruises as we share a common passion for excellence, personalised service and creative cuisine for our guests. I’m constantly inspired by the local markets in other destinations when I travel around the world and those influences always make their way on to my menus. I look forward to offering cruise guests a taste of my cuisine that complements Celebrity Cruises’ global offering."
Daniel Boulud, Global Culinary Brand Ambassador for Celebrity Cruises
These incredible new experiences with American Ballet Theatre and Daniel Boulud will begin rolling out across our fleet in 2019, starting with Celebrity Summit, then Celebrity Equinox, and Celebrity Millennium. All three ships are being transformed in 2019 as part of the Celebrity Revolution, a $500 million fleet-wide modernisation to bring the finest designs and venues from our newest ship, Celebrity Edge, to our entire fleet.