CELEBRITY CRUISES ANNOUNCES MOST EXTENSIVE MODERN LUXURY AUSTRALIA AND ASIA VACATION COLLECTION
MIAMI – April 30, 2013 – Celebrity Cruises has announced the next set of itineraries in “Celebrity’s World Tour,” the brand’s guest-inspired, destination-rich, modern luxury vacations to all seven continents of the world in 2014-15.
Opening today are Celebrity’s 2014-15 exotic Asia and Australia sailings, offering vacationers more options and overnight stays in the region, with Celebrity Century complementing the itineraries presented on Celebrity Solstice in Australia and Celebrity Millennium in Asia.
Celebrity’s World Tour – Australia 2014-15
Celebrity Century and Celebrity Solstice together will offer 27 cruises in Australia in 2014-15, representing a 50 percent increase from the previous season. The itineraries offer guests a vast array of options, ranging from three to 23 nights, departing from Sydney, Fremantle and Auckland.
Celebrity Century will visit 17 ports in four countries during the Australia season, including five first-time ports: Port Lincoln and Cairns, Australia; and Champagne Bay, Mystery Island and Vila, Vanuatu. Within the complete collection of itineraries are a 23-night “Golden Gate to Sydney Opera House” cruise from San Francisco to Sydney via Hawaii and Tahiti; 8-night Australia vacations and a 7-night Tasmania cruise; 12-night South Pacific and Fiji Islands sailings, and a 14-night South Pacific cruise. Celebrity Century will cap her Australia/New Zealand season with a 14-night cruise to Singapore January 11, 2015, where the ship will present a new Southeast Asia series until April 2015.
Celebrity Solstice will set sail on her third Australia/New Zealand season from Sydney October 10, 2014. The ship’s three-month Australia/New Zealand season will be highlighted by Celebrity’s first cruise combining Tropical Queensland with the South Pacific islands; new 12- and 14-night Australian itineraries, in addition to a three-night weekend getaway from Sydney and an eight-night South Australian cruise; a 12-night South Pacific/Fiji cruise; a 17-night Australia/New Zealand sailing from Auckland to Perth, which can be combined with a 17-night “Top End” Australia cruise from Perth to Sydney to create an exceptional 34-night circumnavigation of Australia, and an 18-night sailing across the Pacific from Sydney to Honolulu.
Celebrity’s World Tour – Asia 2014-15
Celebrity’s modern luxury Asia itineraries in 2014-15 will provide guests with more overnight stays in marquee destinations, in addition to several entirely new destinations. Overnight stays will be offered in Singapore; Bangkok (Laemchabang), Thailand; Bali, Indonesia; Beijin (Tianjin), China; Hong Kong, China; Kobe, Japan and Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan.
Celebrity Century's Asia season will begin January 25, 2015, with a series of 14-night roundtrip sailings from Singapore. The ship will visit 26 ports in 11 countries, including 10 first-time destinations for the brand: Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar; Bandar Seri Begawan (Muara), Brunei; Dalian, China; Kanazawa and Otaru, Japan; Kota Kinabalu and Langkawi, Malaysia; Boracay and Manila, Philippines and Vladivostok, Russia. The 14-night itineraries include a Vietnam and Phillipines cruise; a Burma and Malaysia sailing; a “Singapore Interlude” voyage; a “Northern Asiatic Passage” cruise; a 12-night “Round Japan” cruise, and a 12-night China and Japan vacation.
Celebrity Millennium will present a 15-night “Japan Jubilee” sailing from Vancouver September 12, 2014, with visits to Petropavlovsk, Russia; Otaru and Hakodate, Japan, and an overnight stay in Tokyo (Yokohama). The ship then sails in Northeast Asia with 14-night sailings between Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan and Shanghai (Baoshan), China, prior to transitioning to Southeast Asia to offer 14-night “Asian Allure” sailings between Singapore and Hong Kong, in addition to 14-night “Gems of Indonesia” sailings roundtrip from Singapore, with overnight stays in Bali, Indonesia. The season will be capped with a 14-night Northeast Asia itinerary from Hong Kong to Shanghai (Baoshan), China. Celebrity Millennium then will present a rare 17-night vacation from Shanghai (Baoshan) April 26, 2015, visiting Jeju Island, South Korea; Kobe, Japan; Mt. Fuji (Shimizu), Japan, and Petropavlovsk, Russia, concluding in Vancouver.
Celebrity’s World Tour – Hawaii 2014-15
Celebrity’s modern luxury Hawaii vacations on Celebrity Solstice in 2014-15 include a 12-night sailing from Vancouver, Canada, September 23, 2014, with overnight stays in both Honolulu and Lahaina; an evening sailing to Mount Kilauea, and visits to Hilo and Kailua Kona. The ship also will present an 11-night vacation roundtrip from Vancouver, beginning with an overnight stay in Honolulu, followed by an overnight stay in Lahaina, Maui; an evening sailing to Mount Kilauea, and visits to Kailua Kona and Hilo.
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. In addition to offering vacations visiting all continents, Celebrity also presents immersive cruisetour experiences in Alaska, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Europe and South America. One of the fastest-growing major cruise lines, with a fleet of 11 ships, 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.
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