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MIAMI – March 27, 2014 – Celebrity Cruises has today unveiled its 2015-16 sailings to Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii, with over 70 destinations to choose from. With new ports of call, enticing itineraries, and more overnight stays, guests can discover new exotic places in modern luxury style. Captain’s Club loyalty members have exclusive 'Priority Access' for booking the new sailings beginning today - five days before the official on-sale date, Tuesday, April 1.
Celebrity Millennium will visit 43 destinations in 14 countries during the 2015-16 season, starting from September 2015. With departures from Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo (Yokohama), the itineraries offer guests a wide range of options to choose from.
More overnight stays and new destinations
Vacationers can experience more of Asia for longer with overnight stays in eight different destinations: Tokyo, Japan; Kobe, Japan; Hong Kong, China; Taipei, Taiwan; Hanoi, Vietnam; Bangkok, Thailand; Singapore; and Bali, Indonesia. Plus, first-time ports for 2015-16 include Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Beppu and Kanazawa in Japan, and Vladivostok in Russia.
Highlights from the new itineraries include:
An exciting celebration
On January 31, 2016, a special Chinese New Year’s sailing will be offered with an overnight stay in Hong Kong, China. Celebrating the Year of the Monkey, guests can experience the excitement of being in Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong, and watch a spectacular fireworks display.
Following Celebrity Millennium’s season in Asia, on March 13, 2016, the ship will begin a series of exotic sailings ranging from 11 to 18 nights from Singapore, Sydney, and Honolulu, finishing in Vancouver on April 26. Guests can combine these vacations to form a 45 day voyage calling upon 17 ports, in seven countries, across three continents including Australia, Fiji, and French Polynesia. Vacationers can also enjoy overnight stays in Bali, Honolulu, and Maui.
Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii
Celebrity Solstice will sail to 34 destinations in 10 countries from September 2015 with itineraries ranging from 8- to 18-nights to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, departing from Auckland, Sydney and Perth.
The ultimate vacations
The modern luxury ship will sail from Vancouver to Sydney on September 22, 2015, and offer a 10-night ‘Hawaii’ and a 18-night ‘Tahitian Treasures’ sailing, which guests can combine to create a 28-night vacation, visiting 11 destinations. These sailings will also be offered from Sydney departing April 9, 2016. Highlights of the trip include:
For the ultimate Australia and New Zealand experience, guests can combine an 18-night Auckland to Perth cruise, departing on February 16, 2016, with a 17-night sailing from Perth to Sydney to create a 35-night circumnavigation of Australia and New Zealand, visiting 19 destinations:
New ports, new experiences
An entirely new destination, Mystery Island in Vanuatu, will be visited as part of the South Pacific sailings, with itineraries ranging from eight to 12 nights and sailing to ports in New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji.
Guests wishing to experience the breathtaking Fiordland National Park in New Zealand can choose from the 12- and 14-night vacations from Sydney and Auckland, which visit Milford, Doubtful and Dusky Sounds, New Zealand.
Celebrity’s 2015-16 sailings will introduce the newly announced “Suite Class” experience, beginning April 2015, with new luxurious offerings including a dedicated, suites-only restaurant, VIP lounge, and complimentary ‘all in’ benefits such as premium beverages, dining at any specialty restaurant and unlimited internet access.
To celebrate the launch of Celebrity’s 2015-16 World Tour, guests can receive up to $400 per stateroom to spend onboard for every cruise or cruisetour that is four nights or longer (from the newly available itineraries) and booked by April 30, 2014, excluding Celebrity Xpedition sailings. In addition, the offer can be combined with select future promotions. For more information, guests can visit celebritycruises.com, call 1-800-647-2251 or contact their travel agent.
Celebrity will continue to reveal its full 2015-16 lineup as each set of itineraries opens for bookings.
Opening dates for 2015-16
|Destination||Captain’s Club exclusive 'Priority Access'||General on-sale date|
|Galapagos Islands||Now open||Now open|
|Alaska||Now open||Now open|
|South America & Panama Canal||Now open||Now open|
|Europe||Now open||Now open|
|Caribbean||Now open||Now open|
|Asia, Australia and Hawaii||Now open||4/1/14|
|Bermuda and Canada||4/3/14||4/8/14|
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 and Canada. Celebrity is one of six 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.