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Q&A with Michael Bayley, President & CEO, Celebrity Cruises - Oct. 1



Michael Bayley

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#1
Pa, NJ
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Joined Apr 2000
Now that Reflection is almost here and the fact that it takes a few years to launch a new ship, are there any plans for a new class or any new ships. Thank you and good luck in your new position.
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155 Posts
Joined Sep 2009
One of the things I would like to see is a promenade deck. If you do decide to add to the current fleet, will you ensure that the new ships include a promenade deck, something, which in my opinion, and this is possibly the old romantic in me, enhances the cruising experience.

Best of luck in your new role.
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Illinois
817 Posts
Joined Apr 2007
I love walking a promenade deck. Holland has wraparound promenade decks and we enjoyed walking there in the morning and after dinner.
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Western PA
819 Posts
Joined Oct 2010
Originally posted by tine-tine
One of the things I would like to see is a promenade deck. If you do decide to add to the current fleet, will you ensure that the new ships include a promenade deck, something, which in my opinion, and this is possibly the old romantic in me, enhances the cruising experience.

Best of luck in your new role.
We second both of the above.
The lack of a usable promenade deck on our recent Equinox voyage was a great disappoinment, even though we had a cabin with wonderful large windows.