Celebrity Cruises Partners With SPE Certified To Provide Innovative, Healthy Dining Options For Guests

 Celebrity Cruises Partners With SPE Certified To Provide Innovative, Healthy
                          Dining Options For Guests

Unique certification program validates dishes' nutrition without compromising

PR Newswire

MIAMI, March 25, 2013

MIAMI, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrity Cruises – the world's first
cruise line to be invited to cook at the prestigious James Beard House, and
the first to bring its award-winning, fresh-from-scratch cuisine to land
through popup restaurants in San Francisco and New York – has announced yet
another culinary 'first': The modern luxury brand has partnered with SPE
Certified to expand its healthy dining options with scientifically-grounded,
third-party validation of their merits.

Born from the Latin phrase, Sanitas Per Escam, or "Health Through Food," SPE
Certified is a unique certification and consulting program designed to enhance
the nutritional quality of meals without compromising taste. SPE's team of
experts include chefs, nutritionists and registered dieticians who
collectively take an innovative and scientific approach to certifying dishes –
essentially, giving them their seal of approval – based on a specific set of
criteria, including seasonality, sourcing, sustainability, ideal portion size,
and the assurance that every dish they certify is low in salt and saturated
fats, low in processed ingredients, and dense with nutrients, including
vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. And the "tastiest" asset for consumers is
that SPE certification ensures that each dish is not only nutritious, but also
incredibly delicious.

It can be done, and SPE Certified has proven it, at Michelin-starred
restaurant "Rouge Tomate" restaurant in New York City, where the divergent
worlds of nutrition and fine dining seamlessly combine to create such
palate-pleasing dishes as Brook Trout a la Plancha, Bison Ribeye "Pot-au-Feu,"
Local Tomato Gazpacho, Hudson Valley Rabbit "En Croute," and Squid Ink
Fettucine – all entirely free of cream or butter, typically considered central
to the ingredient arsenal of accomplished chefs.

Now, SPE Certified's high set of standards will be applied to certifying more
than 60 dishes on the menus of Celebrity Cruises' main restaurants – including
such selections as Salmon Tartare with Celery Root Puree, Trout Roe Caviar,
Dill, Apple and Pumpernickel; Roasted Pork Loin with Smoky Red Cabbage,
Butternut Squash and Cranberry Jus; Seared Branzino with Parsnip Puree,
Lentils, Spinach and Pomegranate, and Molten Lava Cake – as well as every dish
on the menus of the line's refreshing AquaSpa Cafes.

"Consumers' desire for healthy dining options has evolved from a small niche
several years ago into the general mindset today, with developments like the
ban of transfats, nutrition labeling, and passionate dietary followings such
as vegan, gluten-free and low-carb, so this was the ideal time to rethink our
approach to healthy dining," said Celebrity's Culinary Director John Suley.
"Celebrity has always been a leader in offering a high quality dining
experience and culinary innovations, and with SPE Certified, we have the
opportunity to pair that legacy with a new definition of healthy dining for
our guests."

"Celebrity Cruises' reputation as an innovator in inspired onboard dining is
perfectly aligned with SPE Certified's ethos of providing healthy and
delicious food outside of the home -- a process that is continuously validated
by world-renowned nutrition experts from Harvard, Tufts and Baylor
universities," said SPE Certified Founder & CEO Emmanuel Verstraeten.
"Celebrity's culinary team has an obvious passion for food, as well as a
single-minded focus to provide their guests with an unparalleled level of
dining on the high seas, and we are therefore delighted to be partnering with

Celebrity's SPE-certified dishes – designated by the organization's
distinctive "squiggly red insignia" – will be available first on Celebrity
Reflection beginning April 6, and will roll out across the balance of the
fleet on dates yet to be announced. The selections will be available across
the entire fleet by the end of the year.

About SPE® Certified:
SPE® Certified is a unique certification and consulting program designed to
enhance the nutritional quality of meals, without sacrificing taste. SPE
stands for Sanitas Per Escam (Latin for "Health Through Food"), and its
mission is to provide a universal, trusted standard for healthy and delicious
dining outside of the home. SPE Certified's guidelines combine cutting-edge
research with international health standards, validated and updated
continuously by world-renowned nutrition experts. SPE Certified works with
chefs to develop seasonal, great-tasting dishes that focus on sourcing,
thoughtful preparation and an artful approach to combining nutrient-dense
ingredients. Buildings have LEED; household products have the Good
Housekeeping Seal of Approval; food now has SPE Certified.

About Celebrity Cruises:
Celebrity Cruises' iconic "X" is the mark of modern luxury, with its cool,
contemporary design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the design of
the venues is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing service that only
Celebrity can provide, all created to provide an unmatchable experience for
vacationers' precious time. Celebrity Cruises' 11 ships offer modern luxury
vacations visiting all seven continents. Celebrity also presents immersive
cruisetour experiences in Alaska, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Europe and
South America. Celebrity is one of five cruise brands operated by global
cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL). For
more information, dial 1-800-437-3111, visit www.celebritycruises.com, or call
your travel agent.

SOURCE Celebrity Cruises

Website: http://www.celebritycruises.com
Contact: Elizabeth Jakeway, +1-(305) 539-6127, ejakeway@celebritycruises.com;
or Jessica Aufiero, +1(212) 832-7000, Jessica@ja-pr.com; or Tavia Robb,
+1(305) 539-6721, trobb@celebritycruises.com; or Antonia Stubbe, +1-(646)
218-9863, Antonia@ja-pr.com
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