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MIAMI, FL – August 26, 2014 – Recognizing the growing trend toward extended vacations and answering the demand from guests, Celebrity Cruises today unveiled “Celebrity Explorations” – unique vacations that pair ocean cruises with deep, immersive destination experiences on land.
Celebrity’s well-traveled destination experts have uncovered the most authentic experiences in each destination and cultivated relationships with local experts to deliver more than 20 different one-of-a-kind Celebrity Explorations, with more to be revealed this year. Vacationers can combine an ocean cruise with several days of extensive and fully-guided tours, exhilarating excursions and indulgent hotels – minus the stress of planning.
Guests can now pair an exciting safari in Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves with a cruise to the Iberian Peninsula or journey down the Amazon River on a luxury custom-built riverboat with floor-to-ceiling picture windows before setting sail on a modern, luxurious Celebrity ship for a thrilling Antarctic cruise. Additional Celebrity Explorations that offer memorable insight into the sights, flavors, culture and history of destinations include vacations that combine the vibrancy of Sydney, Australia with unforgettable cruises in the South Pacific.
“As a modern luxury vacation company, we are in the business of providing outstanding vacation experiences and have been doing so for nearly 25 years,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises. “With the introduction of Celebrity Explorations, we are giving our guests more of what they value and expect from Celebrity – authentic, immersive and upscale vacation experiences that combine luxury hotels, guided tours by our destination concierges and the best in local dining with a unique selection of ocean cruises and more. Our new style of travel pairs two exceptional vacations in one – and both have been perfectly planned down to the very last detail to create one exhilarating vacation.”
Highlights from the collection of Celebrity Explorations, ranging from 11 to 22 nights, include:
*Available for select sailings departing Jan. 18 – March 22, 2015 and Oct. 21, 2015 – April 1, 2016
*Available for sailings departing Aug. 30 - Oct. 21, 2015.
*Available for select itineraries departing Dec. 20, 2015 - Feb. 28, 2016.
To access the full breadth of details about Celebrity Explorations, visit celebritycruises.com/vacationpackages, dial 1-888-305-9153 or contact a travel agent.
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 and present 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.