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VACAYA’S 5TH BIRTHDAY BASH!

FEBRUARY 12-19, 2023 – CELEBRITY REFLECTION

In 2023, VACAYA is turning FIVE and we’re going ALL OUT to celebrate with an incredible way to experience the Caribbean as we sail roundtrip from beautiful and uber-LGBT-friendly Fort Lauderdale with EVERYBODY UNDER THE SUN!

In honor of our 5 years, you’ll experience the very best of 5 different countries – one fabulous playground after another for each year: the United States, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and Grand Cayman.

In the world of charter cruising, there is one class of ship that rises above the rest – the Solstice Class from Celebrity Cruises. And we are THRILLED to take the step up from Millennium Class ships (which have been tremendous for us with Summit and Millennium) to the Solstice Class’s stunning Reflection! Reflection is a perfect vessel for everything we do in bringing people together. And needless to say, but this will be our BIGGEST CELEBRATION yet!

THE VALUE

Cruising takes the guess work out of travel. And with all the added VACAYA benefits – from signature entertainment and welcoming parties to endless social activities and non-stop fun – it’s also an incredible value. With so many inclusions, your precious vacation dollars have never been better spent. And with THIS cruise, we’ll be giving you the ability to purchase a beverage package to make the value even better! Click the VALUE button below to read the complete list of inclusions.

Sun and world-class luxury on Celebrity Reflection

RETREAT SUN DECK
This luxurious outdoor sanctuary features a spacious lounge area and plush, stylish furniture. With two relaxing hot tubs overlooking the expansive azure blue horizon line, this outdoor area rivals any high-end resort.
BASKETBALL COURT
When it’s time to slam dunk, the basketball court on Reflection is the place to be… day or night! With any luck, the Red Light District will be back in 2023. Don’t know what that is? Ask an alumni!
MAIN DINING ROOM
This sophisticated restaurant with a wide range of globally-inspired dishes created by Michelin-starred chefs will provide the fine dining experiences you love. Exquisite menu selections change nightly to give you a variety of classic and contemporary choices.
MICHAEL’S CLUB
This 24-hour exclusive suite guest lounge features a large-screen TV, reading areas stocked with magazines, newspapers, and books, plus a continental breakfast. The dedicated concierge can help arrange your specialty dining, shore excursions, and even handle inquiries about various ports of call.
MARTINI BAR
Reflection’s talented bartenders put on a high-energy show preparing an intriguing menu of classic and contemporary martinis, served on an ice-topped bar. Sit back and relax, listening to up-tempo tunes and enjoying a collection of rare vodkas and a portfolio of fine caviars.
CELEBRITY THEATER
From all-star LGBT+ entertainment to Broadway-style production shows, VACAYA days and nights roar to life in this state-of-the-art theater.
SKY LOUNGE
A unique venue with spectacular ocean views makes this the perfect daytime spot to gaze over the sea with a cocktail in hand. At night, the space comes alive with VACAYA entertainment at after-hours parties.
FITNESS CENTER
You may be on vacation, but you won’t want to skip the Fitness Center with its state-of-the-art weight machines and cardio equipment. And, if you’re looking for motivation, you can enjoy the hottest fitness trends and classes. The inspiration doesn’t end there — our floor-to-ceiling windows offer invigorating views of the sea as your backdrop.
SPA & PERSIAN GARDEN
Before or after you experience profound pleasure during your spa treatment, the Persian Garden pass provides use of the aquatherapy environments from aromatic steam to tropical rain showers for a rejuvenating experience. AquaClass® guests enjoy unlimited access to The Persian Garden.
LAWN CLUB
The Lawn Club is perfect for a picnic or wiling away the afternoon at sea. If you’re feeling competitive, you might opt for a game of bocce or croquet before kicking back with some live musical entertainment as night falls. You don’t need to head inside to sample our award-winning cuisine – you can enjoy dinner at The Lawn Club.
POOL DECK
During the days, connect with other guests under the warm Caribbean sun. At night, get ready for the most fun and friendly parties ever at sea. We’ve re-written the playbook with a wide range of music we know you’ll love.
SOLARIUM
This indoor pool is enclosed by the signature glass roof Solarium and is perfect for letting stresses melt away. This will also be the location of our Isle of Lesbos events.
CLOTHING OPTIONAL SUN DECK
Are you ready to eliminate those tan lines? A signature feature of a VACAYA Bliss cruise is a clothing optional sun deck with a healthy “come-as-you-are” vibe that’s welcoming to all! Everybody and EVERY BODY is celebrated here, all while enjoying the warm sun and gentle Caribbean breezes.
OCEANVIEW CAFÉ
This café’s décor and offerings reflect that of an international marketplace. With a menu influenced by multiple cultures, the cuisine takes diners on a voyage around the world. Stations available in the marketplace include: made-to-order pasta, stir-fry, pizza, a full salad bar, and a variety of appetizers, entrées, and desserts. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night.

CELEBRITY REFLECTION

Set sail aboard Celebrity Reflection and relax in stylish accommodations and enjoy all of the award-winning onboard experiences that make our cruises so incredible. Reflection’s dedicated staff is there to tend to your every need. Enjoy endless ocean views, catch some sun, and play to your heart’s content. Let us show you our favorite parts of the ship…

SPACIOUS ACCOMMODATIONS FOR ALL

Celebrity is redefining the cruising experience one room at a time. Discover a variety of distinctive accommodations at every level. Budget friendly inside, ocean view, and balcony cabins offer a sanctuary from the non-stop action of the cruise. Concierge Class and spa inspired AquaClass staterooms level up access and the amenities of a standard balcony stateroom. From our spectacular views to our deluxe amenities, a stay on Reflection is like nothing at sea.

SO MUCH MORE THAN A SUITE

Reflection offers more suites than any VACAYA vacation to date, so we’ll be able to accommodate more guests in suites than ever before. And those accommodations are part of The Retreat, with a long list of luxurious amenities that include extra spacious accommodations, a private restaurant, and an exclusive lounge that rivals any high-end resort. Your dedicated team of attendants, concierges, and your Personal Retreat Host will do everything to ensure you never have to lift a finger on vacation.

LGBT+ FRIENDLY CREW

With seamlessly intuitive service and plenty of senior staff interaction (including photo ops with your Captain!), the Reflection crew makes every cruise moment outstanding. They are outgoing, engaging, and committed to ensuring you have the best vacation ever! And they are extremely LGBT+ friendly. By the end of the week, they’re also like family.

ALL DAY AND NIGHT

When you cruise on Reflection with VACAYA, adventure has no curfew. Fill your sea days with award-winning onboard activities. Follow dinner with top notch LGBT+ entertainment in the state-of-the-art Main Theater and then dance under the stars at VACAYA theme parties.

WELLNESS BEYOND A SPA

Step into The Spa for an escape within your escape. Destination-inspired treatments, unique as the places we visit, are just the beginning of the more than 120 rejuvenating treatments offered. At every turn of your sailing, you’ll find ways to fully restore yourself. Emerge renewed, relaxed and rejuvenated from The  Spa.

THE PERSIAN GARDEN

For thousands of years, people have found that moving water and temperature variations provide relief for muscle and joint issues, speed the release of toxins from the body, and promote deep relaxation. A voyage-long Persian Garden pass includes use of the aquatherapy environments from aromatic steam to tropical rain showers for a rejuvenating experience. AquaClass guests enjoy unlimited complimentary access to The Persian Garden included in their VACAYA stateroom fare.

 


 

DINING… AN ADVENTURE IN EVERY BITE

Enjoy dining options that include distinctive restaurants with menus crafted by Michelin-starred chefs and the most awarded wine collection at sea. You can also take your palate to new heights with exciting culinary experiences by Celebrity’s Global Culinary Brand Ambassador, Chef Daniel Boulud.

MEET CHEF BOULUD 

MAIN RESTAURANT

A grand stage for fine dining. This sophisticated restaurant with a wide range of globally-inspired dishes created by a Michelin-starred chef will provide the fine dining experience you love while you’re on vacation. The airy Main Restaurant offers exquisite menu selections, which change nightly to give you a variety of classic and contemporary choices. Complimentary for all.

TUSCAN GRILL

Guests dining in Tuscan Grille will enjoy a lively, sophisticated atmosphere, serving iconic Italian dishes with a modern twist. Our fresh, original menu features handmade pasta, artisanal salumi, fish, butcher cut meats, and USDA Prime dry aged steaks. Our regional Italian wine menu features authentic Italian cocktails and beers. Cover charge applies.

LUMINAE

Exclusive for guests of The Retreat and cutting edge, the globally inspired menus at Luminae are not available in any other restaurant onboard. And, you’ll see each one only once — because every day features a fresh, new menu.

BLU

As an AquaClass guest, you can enjoy this exclusive restaurant for breakfast and dinner. The spa-inspired cuisine at Blu is an imaginative way of preparing popular dishes without fussiness or pretense.

LE PETIT CHEF AT QSINE

Le Petit Chef is a one-of-a-kind Celebrity Cruises experience, where an augmented reality meets luxury cuisine. Celebrity has partnered with TableMation™ Studios and innovative Skullmapping technology to make fine dining more fun for everyone. Le Petit Chef is a feast for the senses, where an animated 3D character appears right on guests’ plates and prepares each course for a truly interactive, artistic evening. Cover charge applies.

THE LAWN CLUB GRILL

Interactive open-air grilling with ocean views. Experience the thrill of grilling near a lawn of fresh-cut grass while surrounded by an endless view of the sea. Enjoy one-on-one interaction with our chefs, receiving a lesson in proper grilling techniques, and learning other tricks of the trade. Choose from a gourmet salad bar, build your own pizza, and enjoy more than 12 grill specialties, including USDA Choice Beef; poultry; seafood; and vegetables. Cover charge applies.

OCEANVIEW CAFE

A market-style cafe that features select offerings inspired by the destinations we visit. With a menu influenced by multiple cultures, the Oceanview Cafe’s cuisine takes diners on a voyage around the world. Stations available in the marketplace include made-to-order pasta, stir-fry, pizza, sushi, a full salad bar, and a variety of appetizers, entrées, and desserts. Complimentary for all.

MAST GRILL

Don’t let anyone tell you differently… soaking up the sun’s rays really works up an appetite and we’re here for you. Let your cravings go wild and enjoy delicious gourmet eats while you relax poolside. This casual venue serves up delicious burgers, chicken sandwiches, and gourmet hot dogs before you head back to lounge the afternoon away. Complimentary for all.


TOP SHELF DRINKS… IN AMAZING VENUES

Welcome to our “fine drinking” experience, where the ritual of making cocktails is just as exciting as drinking them. Using the freshest ingredients and the finest spirits, our expert mixologists aim to satisfy the palates of both curious newcomers and connoisseurs alike. And with Celebrity Beverage Packages, you pay one low price and you enjoy a wide variety of beverages, including cocktails, premium coffees, wine by the glass, endless refills of sodas featuring Coca-Cola® products, and unlimited bottled water.

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MARTINI BAR

Totally cool, from the drinks to the ice-topped bar, Reflection’s talented bartenders put on a high-energy show and prepare an intriguing menu of classic and contemporary martinis. Sit back and relax, listening to up-tempo tunes and enjoying a collection of rare vodkas and a portfolio of fine caviars.

SKY LOUNGE

A unique music venue with spectacular ocean views makes this venue the perfect daytime spot to gaze over the sea with a cocktail in hand. At night, the space comes alive with live music and dancing. Featuring twelve signature Zodiac cocktails based on your astrological sign, all prepared by mixologists with a distinct flare.

GRAND FOYER & PASSPORT BAR

Our stunning foyer greets you with a spectacular onyx staircase and marble floors. Multiple glass elevators whisk you to various levels where you can meet up with friends and enjoy refreshing beverages while people watching. Imagine you’re at Passport Bar on Deck 3 and you spot a cute someone one deck below at Martini Bar. Who will make the first move? Let’s find out!

CELLAR MASTERS

This wine cellar is a welcoming and unique onboard environment where you’ll discover new wines, receive recommendations, and enrich your knowledge of the world of wine – all in the company of great friends.

CASINO

Reflection’s Casino is another amazing place to enjoy a cocktail. We hope Lady Luck accompanies you on your next cruise! So grab a frosty beverage, ante up, and place your bets at the hottest casino table games at sea!

SUNSET BAR

The elliptical shaped bar provides all guests with a great vista, enabling them to watch the sun set over the horizon while sipping on a cocktail and enjoying pop, rock, house music, and more.

Extensions for this cruise coming soon!

THE VALUE OF LUXURY

Our annual Caribbean Cruise is one of the best values around. So much is packed in that you might actually find our pricing hard to believe. Every show. Every party. Every activity is included in your fare.

It’s amazing what’s included:

  • 7 Nights aboard the beautiful Reflection from Celebrity Cruises
  • Meals with flavors from Tuscany to Tokyo (Premium Dining Restaurants extra charge)
  • 24×7 Room Service (complimentary from 6am-11pm)
  • 24×7 Stateroom Service
  • 24×7 Reception Desk
  • Fitness Center
  • All-Star VACAYA Entertainment
  • Endless Celebrity and VACAYA social activities
  • Warm friendly parties with music you love and can even sing along to!
  • VACAYA ReachOUT Philanthropic Service Opportunities

 

 

GORGEOUS BEACHES

With travel largely on pause for longer than anyone would have predicted, it seems what we may have missed most was a coveted beach vacation where we could get away from it all. Whether you’re hankerin’ for a catamaran ride in Cozumel, or you’ve been craving to hang ten on a surf board in Roatan, or just simply stretch out on a calm stretch of sand in George Town, there are enough options on this cruise to suit every type of traveler.

 

BEAUTIFUL SHIP

Set sail on the vacation of a lifetime aboard the award-winning Celebrity Reflection. Our ship merges cutting-edge technology with welcoming interiors and revolutionary venues. Make yourself at home in our sophisticated staterooms. Discover the unrivaled luxury of visionary spaces that are like nothing you’ve seen before. On our cruise ship, you’ll travel the Caribbean while enjoying the height of style, comfort, and service throughout your journey.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR KINGS AND QUEENS. INCLUDED.

Contemporary and elegant, Reflection accommodations are designed with your comfort in mind and inspired by the sea, sun, and sand. Celebrity’s deep insight into the desires of travelers brings you thoughtfully included amenities, furnished terraces with dramatic ocean views, delectable room service, and endless special touches. Reflection is a true home away from home.

 

UNFORGETTABLE MEALS. INCLUDED.

With Celebrity, the attentive waiters and expert chefs will take you on a tasteful trip around the world, one dish at a time in the cruise line’s included restaurants, bars & lounges, and of course in-room dining. Raise a glass to an uncommon variety of choices. Prepared daily with fresh ingredients, Reflection offers an unparalleled selection of world-class dining options. Choose casual or upscale, sushi or Italian, inside or alfresco under the stars. With up to a dozen specialty restaurants, and an array of bars, lounges, and clubs—you’ll experience the best dining experiences at sea.

 

STAR STUDDED LGBT+ ENTERTAINMENT. INCLUDED.

The entertainment onboard is just as revolutionary and carefully crafted as the ship itself. In fact, we’re changing the future of LGBT+ entertainment at sea — or anywhere else, for that matter. Edge Media recently wrote about VACAYA entertainment, “packed with top-tier entertainers — a hallmark of the brand, which has quickly risen to best-in-class for queer travelers.” We believe onboard entertainment should be plentiful, fresh, diverse, and unpredictable, surrounding you and delighting you with spaces and experiences never seen before.

 

ACTIVITIES & PARTIES. INCLUDED.

With VACAYA, you’re in complete control of your own schedule. You can hop from one activity to the next or simply relax at one of the pools overlooking the ocean. Our activities include meetups, pool games, fitness classes, V-Dances (VACAYA’s twist on the classic T-Dance), welcoming evening parties, and so much more. Part of the fun of each and every VACAYA cruise vacation is our theme parties. Once we’re 120 days out, we’ll share the party themes with you so you can dust off those sewing machines and refill those hot glue guns! Just let your creativity (or your Amazon Prime membership) soar! And while costumes are always encouraged, they’re never required. We’ll love you in or out of costume and you’ll enjoy your time at VACAYA’s friendly welcoming parties no matter what.

 

CLOTHING OPTIONAL SUN DECK

This sexy sun deck allows guests to go au naturel. Perhaps you’re curious about what a clothing optional experience is really like, or maybe you want to get some sun without the tan lines, or perhaps you just want to embrace your natural look in a sea of body positivity. Whatever the reason, VACAYA offers you this experience. So go ahead… indulge in the company of like-minded adventurers!

 

PHILANTHROPIC OPPORTUNITIES. INCLUDED.

One of VACAYA’s main missions is to give back to the communities we visit. We view travel as a truly transformative experience. Gay travel specifically has changed the way people all over the world view our community. They have given us so much by welcoming LGBT+ travelers with open arms. Now, it’s our chance to give back to them through our ReachOUT program.

Can you believe it’s already been 5 years?!? And do we have a celebration in store for you!
South Florida is the perfect playground for sun and beach lovers, and after you’ve spent time enjoying all the area has to offer, The Vacayans will welcome you aboard before our most beloved tradition takes flight: we’ll all be on the upper decks for a full evening of dining, drinking, entertainment, and our first night’s party, THIS IS ME, under the stars! So get ready to flash that beautiful smile of yours and say hello to all your new friends!

We’re heading across the Gulf of Mexico today and that can only mean one thing… we’ll be bathed in non-stop sunshine as we get to know our stunning Reflection. Looking to enjoy a relaxing spa appointment? Go for it! Or maybe the clothing optional deck? Sun’s out, buns out! Or how about a spirited game of bingo? Yes, bingo! Either way, the day is all yours to enjoy. Just be ready to let loose at our first V-Dance of the week today! And don’t forget that our party themes are announced 120 days before our adventure together – an industry-leading timeline.

We’re heading across the Gulf of Mexico today and that can only mean one thing… we’ll be bathed in non-stop sunshine as we get to know our stunning Reflection. Looking to enjoy a relaxing spa appointment? Go for it! Or maybe the clothing optional deck? Sun’s out, buns out! Or how about a spirited game of bingo? Yes, bingo! Either way, the day is all yours to enjoy. Just be ready to let loose at our first V-Dance of the week today! And don’t forget that our party themes are announced 120 days before our adventure together – an industry-leading timeline.

Today, the beautiful island muse of Cozumel beckons with her crystal-clear blue waters on this Valentine’s Day! We’ve got the whole day here to enjoy all she has to offer. So whether you plan to go snorkeling, diving, beach-going, or shopping along her promenade, we know you’ll fall in love with this Mexican jewel.

You’ll wake up to a magnificent sunrise as we arrive in Belize. As we’ve sailed southward, the waters have somehow become even clearer and bluer than they were the day before. The beaches along Belize’s coast rank among the most beautiful in the western hemisphere and they’re all ours today. If you’d prefer, head into the jungles on one of the ship’s exotic adventure excursions and take in the area’s Aztec wonders.

This island off the coast of Honduras is one of our favorite Caribbean destinations – a gem of natural beauty and adventure. Cox Hole’s citizens are among the warmest and most welcoming in the region. Spend time getting to know the locals, share your story, and let them share theirs. Our ReachOUT initiative for this trip will take place here in Honduras and we’ll have details of how you can pitch in a few months before the cruise.

There’s so much to see and do here in Grand Cayman, but no matter where this day takes you, you definitely won’t want to miss Stingray City. Here, the giant rays swim right up to you and you’ll feed them from your hand. It’s a wholly unique life moment that’ll leave you breathless with the perfect blend of anticipation and laughter. Have those cameras ready!

Our time together is almost up. It’s hard to believe this week has slipped by so quickly. But no worries… you’ve got a full day to enjoy Reflection, and our last and most fun V-Dance of the week will be this afternoon. Use these final hours together to share, laugh, and connect with both old and new friends.

Thank you for joining us for our 5th birthday celebration! We couldn’t have made it to this incredible moment without you. In the history of LGBT+ travel, very few companies have reached this milestone, so we’re eternally grateful you’ve deemed VACAYA worthy. Here’s to many more fun-filled and fabulous years ahead! Our hearts are full.

Staterooms for this luxury cruise range from $1,000 Interior Staterooms to $7,000 Sky Suites. Please contact us directly at alan@conciergetravel.cc or 713-661-2117 for real-time availability of spaces and Travel Insurance* (*optional).

Enhance the Experience We have been booking with Concierge Travel for many years. They provide access to all of the Gay Travel products available and are able to provide advice on which type of travel or specific trips will meet our needs. Concierge team members often join us on the trip and provide a few little extras to enhance the experience. We would never consider using anyone else.

Joe and Keith Houston, TX

Joe and Keith