Celebrity Previews Their Best Of Europe – With An Edge
For Celebrity Cruises, their latest news is all about the new things that they have in store for Europe.
“Our exciting news includes a whole lot of firsts especially for our beautiful new ship Celebrity Edge, launching late 2018,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises during a recent trip to Aussie shores.
Celebrity Edge is not only breaking the rules for cutting edge cruise ship design but it is also part of the cruise line’s new range of European cruises.
“This new range is fantastic with stops in 27 different countries, overnight stays in 16 cities, and visits to more than 90 ports of call,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo.
Celebrity Edge will be transporting guests to the stunning vistas of the Mediterranean with a range of seven to 11 night sailings from iconic cities like Barcelona and Rome in 2019. The itineraries will also feature two of the new ports of call: Nauplion, Greece – a charming coastal town with a Greek island-feel – and Santa Margherita, Italy – a picturesque seaside town near Portofino.
This amazing scenery will be able to have greater appreciation with Celebrity Edge’s revolutionary inclusions of the Magic Carpet and the infinity balconies. The Magic Carpet is an engineering feat and is the world’s first cantilevered, floating platform that reaches heights of 13 stories above sea level, so you can soar over the open ocean. In addition to the Magic carpet, there are the infinity balconies where the boundary disappears and the cabin extends right out to the water’s edge.
Every indulgence has been considered and king size beds with cashmere bedding are standard on this ship. Other luxury upgrades and additions include the new Retreat suites getting a comprehensive high quality renovation across the entire fleet.
In addition to Celebrity Edge, more of the fleet including Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Constellation, Celebrity Reflection, and Celebrity Silhouette will be taking cruisers on new itineraries throughout Europe.
In 2019, Celebrity Infinity will return to Europe for the first time since 2014, offering seven to 12 night itineraries with visits to some of the most popular countries in the region, including Italy, Malta, Greece, and Croatia.
With alternating seven night sailings from Venice to Rome and Rome to Venice, Celebrity Infinity offers travellers the flexibility to create even more immersive vacations by booking back-to-back itineraries for a 14-night tour of the Mediterranean. These combined sailings have no repeat stops along the way and include an overnight stay in Venice.
Celebrity Constellation will also be returning to Europe's alluring waters in 2019 with exciting new itineraries, including visits to a brand-new port of call, Rijeka, Croatia. Modern luxury explorers will be able to choose from a variety of nine and 10 night itineraries sailing from Venice, Barcelona, and Rome; Celebrity Constellation will offer guests the opportunity to book nine and 10 night itineraries back-to-back for cruises along the Dalmatian Coast, the French Riviera, Italy, Spain, and the Greek Isles.
For the 2019 season, Celebrity Reflection will be based from Dublin and Amsterdam and offer a wide range of itineraries, with eight to 12 night sailings across northern Europe, from the British Isles to Scandinavia, Russia, and Iceland.
Travellers will visit iconic ports of call across the region, including Reykjavik, Iceland; Lerwick, Scotland; Belfast, Northern Ireland; the Norwegian Fjords; St. Petersburg, Russia; and many more, including overnight stays in Dublin.
Celebrity Silhouette returns to Southampton in 2019 to offer a variety of three to 14 night sailings to some of the most iconic destinations in Europe, from Scandinavia to Russia, the Norwegian Fjords, Ireland, and Iceland. Guests will enjoy overnight stays in St. Petersburg, Russia, where they can experience everything from the Russian Ballet to visits to the Hermitage and the famous palaces of the Russian nobility.
Other exciting cities along Celebrity Silhouette’s Scandinavian season include Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Stockholm, and Tallinn. The ship will also venture to Ireland and Iceland for adventurous 12 and 14 night sailings.
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo’s tips For New Cruisers
For Celebrity Cruises, it is an exciting period with fantastic luxury and immersive itineraries on offer for cruising enthusiasts. For those new to cruising, Lisa says that it is a great time to look into the huge range of cruises that are available, and her biggest tip is to make sure you thoroughly research the ship before you board. Lisa explains here:
Cruise ships are big entities, so don’t waste precious cruising time wandering in these huge spaces trying to find restaurants, bars, beauty treatment areas, or particular shops. Even if you are a seasoned cruiser but are trying a new ship, be sure to research the menus you want to try, activities that you are keen to experience and where they are on the ship – preventing getting lost on the ship and focusing on the things that you REALLY want to do will help you get the most from your cruise.
So if you’re feeling inspired to book your own cruise now, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 1300 769 228. Our expert consultants can help you find the perfect ship and itinerary for your holiday. And you won’t have to remember the ship name – just the key to your cabin.
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