Celebrity Cruises reveals even more new sailings for 2018/2019
The modern luxury brand known for opening up the world has revealed further highlights for the upcoming 2018/2019 season. Full of Celebrity Cruises firsts, the latest itineraries include new destinations as part of lavish itineraries with overnights in some of the most sought-after ports of call in the world. In addition to adding breathtaking locales to its roster of sailings, the modern luxury cruise line is expanding its itineraries in the Arabian Peninsula, India, and Far East, as well as South America and the Panama Canal, while adding new ports of call in the Caribbean during the 2018 and 2019 sailing season.
Celebrity is also going on sale with its exciting line-up of shore excursions for the new season, providing a unique look at some of the most desirable destinations around the world. Through its world class experiences and amenities, the modern luxury cruise line offers the most indulgent holidays to all seven continents.
With a tally of 282 destinations in 77 countries across the world, including new ports of call, 188 exciting overnights in 41 cities and 28 double overnight stays in seven different ports, this truly is one of Celebrity’s richest seasons yet.
South America and Panama Canal
For the first time, a Solstice Class ship will sail to South America with new-to-class destinations including, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as well as paying a unique visit to Antarctica along the way. Celebrity Eclipse’s South American itineraries include:
14-night sailings between Chile and Argentina
Two roundtrip Argentina sailings to Antarctica
10-night sailing to Brazil departing from Buenos Aires
11-night Signature Event Sailing with a double overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro to experience Rio Carnaval
Each destination will be brought to life onboard with cultural experiences such as Argentine Tango classes and authentic Latin American cuisine and vintage tastings. Guests will get a taste of the local culture, embarking on the iconic chef-led Uniquely Celebrity Shore Excursions, Chef’s Market Discoveries, in various countries across South America, including Argentina and Uruguay.
Aboard Celebrity Constellation, unravel the mysteries of exotic destinations in the Arabian Peninsula, India, and Southeast Asia. These itineraries include:
Grand Spice Route Tour – a 29-night journey comprised of two sailings from the Arabian Peninsula (Abu Dhabi) to China (Shanghai),
Follow the path of the ancient spice trade route with stops in Dubai, Mumbai, Goa, Cochin, Sri Lanka, Phuket, Ho Chi Minh, and more
14 cities in seven different countries with overnight stays in Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong
12- to 15-night sailings from Abu Dhabi visiting India and southeast Asia
Africa and the Arabian Peninsula package: Experience an authentic safari adventure in Tanzania with luxurious lodging, fully-guided tours, air travel, and a Celebrity Concierge – all paired with a cruise around the Arabian coast and India
Following Celebrity Millennium’s multi-million dollar dry dock in May 2016, which included the addition of the iconic gastronomic adventure “A Taste of Film,” the star of the Millennium Class is offering a variety of Asian itineraries, including:
13- to 14-night sailings from Tokyo (Yokohoma), Shanghai (Baoshan), Hong Kong and Singapore
Guests will be able to experience select ports in uniquely Celebrity style. Become familiar with the local fare of Phuket in Thailand with the brand’s award-winning Chef’s Market Discoveries excursions, enjoy a delicious Arabian feast under the stars with Abu Dhabi’s Enchanted desert excursion, or get pampered in Kagoshima, Japan with the Chiran and Ibusuki Sand Bath wellness treatment experience. Guests can’t go wrong when they sail Asia with Celebrity.
Signature Event Sailings in Asia
Celebrity Constellation’s newest Signature Event Sailing will transport guests to Hong Kong’s biggest celebration, the Chinese New Year. Modern luxury travellers will become enraptured by the heritage-filled parade by day and the breathtaking fireworks display above the harbour at night.
Celebrity Millennium will also be visiting the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, where guests will have prime viewing as thousands of glowing lanterns are released into the night sky to celebrate the first full moon of the Chinese New Year, each carrying a handwritten wish to the heavens.
Bermuda and Canada/New England
Celebrity reintroduces the chance to discover New England and Bermuda separately or together with itineraries including:
Seven-night sailings from Cape Liberty to King’s Wharf, Bermuda with three days and two nights in Bermuda
11-night Independence Day/Canada Day Signature Event Sailings with an overnight stay in Boston for the Fourth of July and an overnight stay in Halifax to celebrate Canada’s birthday
14-night combined Canada and New England sailings in the norther autumn. The voyage includes overnight calls to Quebec, calls to Boston, and Halifax, among others.
10-night combined New England and Bermuda sailing with stops in King’s Wharf, Bermuda; Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine
Travel through Nova Scotia’s most dynamic landscapes in the Eskasoni Cultural Journey, where guests can intimately explore the culture of the Mi’Kmaq people. Gourmands can tour Côtes-a-Côtes and indulge in Canadian delicacies with the World Flavours Taste Quebec’s Diverse Wine, Cheese and Delicacies excursion.
The Caribbean’s newest year-round resident, Celebrity Equinox, will make Celebrity one of the only premium cruise lines in the Caribbean all year long:
Northern winter 2018/19 only: Among the itineraries, a new addition is a redesigned four-port eastern Caribbean sailing, making stops in San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas; Nassau, Bahamas; and an exciting, brand new port of call along the Coconut Coast, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic
Celebrity’s quick escapes to the Caribbean give time-crunched guests the opportunity to visit tropical ports-of-call in modern luxury style. Onboard Celebrity Infinity, these itineraries include:
Four- and five-night sailings from Fort Lauderdale, with alternating visits to Key West and Cozumel, and Key West and Nassau
Revel in the tropical breeze of the Caribbean aboard the award-winning Solstice Class ship. Dearting from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, itineraries include nine- and 12-night southern Caribbean sailings:
9-night itineraries include Grand Cayman, Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao
12-night itineraries include St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, Dominica, and St. Kitts/Nevis
The newest and largest ship in the Celebrity fleet, Celebrity Reflection will transport modern luxury travellers to the Caribbean in ultimate style, continuing to offer the vessel’s iconic itineraries, including:
10-night Ultimate Caribbean voyage, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and visiting St. Johns, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St. Lucia as well as an overnight in Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Three 11-night Ultimate Caribbean sailings also roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale, visiting Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; Colon, Panama; an overnight in the gorgeous Cartagena, Colombia; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Cozumel, Mexico
Four 11-night Ultimate Caribbean sailings roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale will visit Grand Cayman, Columbia, Curacao, and Bonaire in the Southern Caribbean with overnights in Aruba
From Bermuda to the Caribbean, Celebrity Summit will offer a variety of unique sailings, homeporting in San Juan, Puerto Rico for the full northern winter season, including:
Alternating seven-night Southern Caribbean sailings:
The first calling at St. Croix, US Virgin Islands; Roseau, Dominica; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Bridgetown, Barbados; and St. George’s, Grenada
The second visiting Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St. Lucia; St. Johns, Antigua; St. Kitts & Nevis; and Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
10-night Lesser Antilles voyage, also calling at Kingstown, St. Vincent; St. George’s, Grenada; Castries, St. Lucia; Roseau, Dominica; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and also St. Johns, Antigua
11-night Dutch Antilles cruise calling St. Croix, US Virgin Islands; Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Johns, Antigua; Willemstad, Curacao; with an overnight in Oranjestad, Aruba; Kralendijk, Bonaire; and Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Additional 12-night Dutch Antilles itineraries calling alternate ports, including Fort De France, Martinique; and Ponce, Puerto Rico.
In typical Celebrity fashion, guests will be given access to unrivalled, in-depth experiences in the Caribbean, including an exclusive three-course meal preparation at the personal home of one of Antigua’s most respected chefs, Nicole Arthurton, with the brand’s At Home with Chef Nicole excursion. Wanderlust revellers can experience the incredible Colombian night life with the Unique Dining and Carriage Ride Experience in Cartagena’s Walled City excursion.
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 guests’ precious time. Celebrity Cruises’ 11 ships offer modern luxury cruise holidays visiting all seven continents and present immersive cruisetour experiences in Alaska and Canada. Celebrity is one of six cruise brands operated by global cruise company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL).
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