Celebrity Cruise Lines' new "Chair Concierges" will help passengers arriving at Solstice and Equinox pool decks find a spot.
The "chair concierges" will keep tabs on where chairs are open so they can quickly lead passengers to them. A Celebrity spokesman said the line is getting more aggressive about stopping passengers from "saving" unoccupied chairs for long periods of time. Both the Solstice and the Equinox ships do not have as much deck space as some of the other ships. The chair shortage issue only comes up on Solstice on the sunniest sea days, in certain warm-weather destinations where most passengers want to be on deck at once, and the level of complaints have been few. However, the cruise line made a design change to Celebrity Equinox; widening and lengthening the Solstice Deck at the front of the ship to allow for 100 extra deck chairs.
Celebrity has not made a final decision on what to call the new position but "Chair Concierge" works for now.
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