Corporate Incentives, Meetings & Charters

How To Reward Employees For A Job Well Done At Every Price Point


Traditionally, travel incentives have been used as a way to motivate employees and recognize their achievements within a company, or as prizes in sales contests, charitable events, and loyalty programs.

Today, as we continue to navigate this extraordinary global crisis, many companies have had to postpone group travel incentives and cancel corporate travel events. Similarly, some corporations have reduced their incentive awards budgets in order to adjust to the current economic climate.

Yet even during these uncertain times, incentive awards remain more essential than ever. Not only are they an effective tool to boost employee focus and morale, they are also an easy way to show your employees your appreciation for their remarkable work within these difficult circumstances.

If you’re thinking about how to reward employees for a job well done and show them how much you value their committed efforts, consider offering them an individual incentive award or gift card.

At Celebrity Cruises, we offer a variety of incentive awards at every price point, making sure all companies can show how much they value their employees, regardless of their budget. From low-cost gift cards to all-inclusive cruise certificates, here’s everything you need to know about Celebrity’s individual incentive awards.

Individual Incentives

Why should your company offer an individual incentive travel award?

There’s no better way to reward employee performance than with an incentive travel award. As some companies cut down their incentive award budgets and postpone corporate group events, other types of individual incentives have emerged as alternatives for motivating employees, rewarding performance, and building loyalty within your company.

A recent survey on incentive travel trends revealed that 75% of companies that canceled offsite events and group activities are now offering award options such as individual travel incentives, merchandise, cash, and gift cards instead.

Celebrity Gift Card Rewards

Gift cards are a fantastic way to reward performance, celebrate a special milestone within your company, or simply say thank you to some of your most valued partners.

Celebrity Cruises offers cruise gift cards in a range of increments starting at $25 and going up to $500, giving your company a variety of budgets to work with.

Our gift cards can be applied towards new bookings of a Celebrity cruise, but are not available for any onboard charges such as shore excursions, casino debts, and gratuities.

Even better, Celebrity’s gift cards have no fees or expiration dates, allowing your customers, vendors, clients, or employees to choose exactly when they want to use them without ever having to worry about time limits or restrictions.

We make it easier than ever to redeem our gift cards, setting up your gift recipients with a wonderful vacation from the moment they begin booking their cruise.

Full Cruise Certificates

If you’re looking to go the extra mile, a full cruise gift certificate is an exceptional type of reward for your company’s exceptional individuals.

Not only are these fabulous vacations a coveted prize for stellar employees, they are also great savings opportunities for companies, as an all-inclusive cruise vacation offers more than 30% savings than a comparable land-based resort award.

Celebrity Cruises offers gift certificates for two guests on 4-, 5-, and 7- night sailings to a number of exciting destinations.

Our gift certificates have no expiration dates and include cruise fares, government fees, taxes, and fuel supplement charges, making it easier than ever to book and redeem, and eliminating any surprise hidden fees.

All meals in our complimentary restaurants, access to a state-of-the-art fitness center, stops in a variety of port destinations, and an endless amount of entertainment come included. Our gift certificates do not cover extra costs such as meals at our specialty restaurants, spa treatments, shore excursions, gratuities, beverage packages, and other personal expenses.

Cruise Certificate Tiers

Fuel your employee’s motivation by offering individual cruise certificates at different tier levels. Create fun and competitive challenges, such as targeted sales goals, contests, or multi-level sweepstakes, and reward the top-performing employees with certificates at higher level tiers.

Award levels vary depending on the type of ship, destination, and accommodation.

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Edge E-Class

Edge E-Class certificates are the highest individual incentive travel reward. These cruise certificates are valid for a 7-night cruise aboard one of our new Edge-class ships, Apex or Edge, two revolutionary ships that are unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Celebrity Edge and Apex have incredible venues such as the Magic Carpet, a cantilevered platform where you can drink, dine, and enjoy spectacular views while suspended 13 stories above water; 29 different restaurants with menus crafted by a Michelin-starred chef; a state-of-the-art theater; and a luxurious spa that features indulgent wellness treatments and nature-inspired relaxation rooms.

Edge E-Class certificates are valid for cruises to Europe, which include ports of call in exciting destinations in Italy, Spain, France, Croatia, Norway, and more.

Edge Rate

Edge Rate certificates are the next top tier individual travel reward. This type of cruise certificate is valid for a 7-night cruise aboard an Edge-series ship and eligible for destinations within the Caribbean with embarkation ports in North America and Puerto Rico.

Recipients of an Edge Rate certificate can choose from a variety of breathtaking destinations within the Caribbean, including the popular ABC islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao in the Southern Caribbean; idyllic ports in Mexico such as Cozumel and Costa Maya; and gorgeous islands with rich marine wildlife and natural wonders such as St. Lucia and Grand Cayman.

Ultra Class

Ultra Class cruise certificates are valid on 7-night cruises on Solstice- and Millennium-series ships to destinations in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and Alaska.

Aside from having the option to sail to the idyllic Caribbean islands, individuals can also discover the beauty of Bermuda and its famous pink sand beaches, or explore the rugged wilderness of Alaska, where glaciers, wildlife, and outdoor adventure await.

Our Solstice-series cruise ships have extraordinary fine dining options and beautiful onboard venues, such as the Lawn Club, an outdoor oasis on the top deck featuring a quarter acre of real grass and unrivaled views of the ocean.

Meanwhile, our Millennium-series ships are smaller than the rest of our fleet, offering a more intimate experience on board but with all the amazing amenities that are part of a Celebrity Cruises vacation, including world-class dining, Broadway-level entertainment, and unparalleled service.

Superior Class

Superior Class certificates offer recipients the opportunity to sail on 4-, 5-, and 7-night cruises to the Caribbean aboard Solstice- and Millennium-series ships.

Superior Class certificates are offered at an excellent price point and have two different room rates, depending on the kind of accommodations you would like to offer your employees. Recipients can either stay in an ocean view stateroom for 2, where they can wake up to lovely views of the sea outside, or a veranda stateroom for 2, which features a balcony perfect for admiring the sunset.

Superior Rate

Superior Rate certificates are valid for 4-, 5-, and 7-night sailings to the Southern Caribbean on our Solstice- and Millennium-series ships.

Our Southern Caribbean cruises are incredibly popular incentive awards since they visit gorgeous islands like Grenada, Antigua, St. Lucia, and Aruba. In all of our destinations in the Southern Caribbean, travelers will find pristine white sand beaches, turquoise seas, and dramatic landscapes they won’t ever forget.

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First Class

Our First Class cruise certificates are the most affordable tier option in our roster and are valid on 4- and 5-night cruises to the Caribbean on Solstice- and Millennium-series ships.

These shorter itineraries are best redeemed during a long weekend when a quick, tropical escape will leave your award winners feeling relaxed, reinvigorated, and ready to keep up the good work.

With Celebrity, it’s easy to reward employees for a job well done at every price point. Visit our website to learn more about our travel gift cards, full cruise certificates, and more award incentives. Find out cruise certificate details and pricing for each of our tiers and decide on which incentive awards fit your company’s budget best.

During a Celebrity cruise, your employees, vendors, or partners will enjoy stunning accommodations, world-class cuisine, thrilling entertainment, and unforgettable destinations in Europe, the Caribbean, Alaska, and more.