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Celebrity Cruises is highlighting new destinations and exciting events with their 2018 and 2019 season, which they announced this week. The modern luxury cruise line will be sailing to 282 destinations in 77 countries around the globe, including 188 overnights in 41 cities.
The itinerary schedule begins with new European and Alaskan cruises, which will be the first to open for sale. Captain’s Club members have early priority access, open to book now. The sailings will be open to the public on December 1, 2016.
For the first time ever, Silhouette will homeport in Southampton, beginning summer 2018. The ship will offer:
- 7 and 8-night Norwegian Fjord sailings
- Seven 14-night Scandinavia and Russia sailings on three itineraries
- 14-night Mediterranean, Canaries and Azores, and Iceland and Ireland sailings from Southampton
Guests onboard will be able to enjoy recent enhancements to the ship, including Slush – a poolside frozen drinks bar, Passport Bar, and Gastrobar.
After eight years in Southampton, Eclipse will be offering a mini season out of Dublin, Ireland beginning late April to June 2018, making Celebrity the first major cruise line in the world to homeport out of Dublin. Itineraries will include:
- a 10-night Ireland and Iceland sailing stopping in Belfast, Northern Ireland; Reykjavik, Iceland; Akureyri, Iceland; Lerwick/Shetland, Scotland; and Cork, Ireland.
- 8-night Norwegian Fjords itinerary
In Dublin, Celebrity will be offering a new Celebrity City Stay. Guests can opt to begin their trip a little earlier and enjoy three nights in a luxury hotel, fully-guided tours, and a farewell dinner to say goodbye to the Irish city before embarking on the cruise. From late June, Eclipse will be based out of Amsterdam, offering 12-night British Isles cruises and 12-night Scandinavia and Russia sailings. In September, the ship will sail from Barcelona for a 12-night western Mediterranean and a 12-night Italy and Greek Isles sailing.
The guest-favorite vessel will offer enhanced Mediterranean cruises with a series of three 7-night sailings – the Greek Isles; Italy, France, and Spain; and Italian Renaissance. The ‘Grand Med Tour’ will stop in 16 ports across 6 countries, including overnights in Ibiza and Barcelona. Throughout the rest of the season, Constellation will offer 9 and 12-night voyages throughout the Mediterranean, including stops in the Greek Isles, The Holy Lands, The western Mediterranean, and the Adriatic.
The line’s newest ship Reflection will continue to offer 11-night western Mediterranean sailings, as well as its popular 10-night east Mediterranean itineraries, calling Civitavecchia (Rome) home throughout the warm summer season. For the vacation of a lifetime, guests can combine the eastern and western Mediterranean cruises, pinpointing each of the Mediterranean’s most popular destinations in one go.
Collectively, the new European itineraries represent one of the richest seasons for Celebrity, featuring 51 overnights in 15 vibrant cities, and 2 double overnight stays in Europe.
European Signature Event Sailings
Silhouette‘s newest Signature Event Sailing to the 2018 world soccer tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia will have guests on the edge of their seats. With a double overnight in the city, travelers will have the opportunity to attend both the third place game, and the final match in Moscow via an overland tour.
Celebrity will continue to offer the 7-night, roundtrip itinerary to Hubbard Glacier from Vancouver aboard Infinity.
Aboard the recently upgraded ship, guests can embark on the popular 7-night roundtrip Tracy Arm Fjord cruise from Seattle.
Travelers looking to venture further into the Last Frontier can enjoy alternating open-jaw sailings out of Vancouver or Seward aboard Millennium.
Onboard, Celebrity will bring Alaska to life with authentic food from each port, to local performers who introduce guests to the area’s unique culture.