With a fleet of five sleek and luxurious vessels, Celebrity Cruises is an undisputed leader in contemporary cruising. Earlier this month the line cemented its status as a global front-runner when it announced it would be adding over 90 exciting new European destinations to its already impressive array of 2016 itineraries.
A commitment to excellence
Currently, the line offers passengers a choice of five ships and over 45 unique voyages. The introduction of new European destinations for 2016 will build on this selection and ensure that the company continues to offer its customers an unsurpassed cruising experience.
So where will Celebrity be heading in 2016? Some of the destinations we’re most excited about are the northern Danish town of Skagen, the picturesque Swedish municipality of Helsingborg, Iceland’s naturally stunning Isafjordur and the chic Norwegian city of Oslo. Sun seekers will jump at the chance to visit Santorini’s colourful beaches. City dwellers will delight in the hustle and bustle of St. Petersburg. Foodies will be tantalised by Copenhagen’s world famous fine dining scene. And architecture lovers will marvel at the cathedrals of Florence. Plus, there is also the chance to soak up the trendy vibe of Stockholm or hit up the largest markets in the world in energetic Istanbul. Whatever your European interests Celebrity is determined to take its passengers there in style!
The option of overnight stays
One of the major cruise trends to emerge this year is an increase in the number of overnight stays offered by leading cruise companies. This extended port time offers passengers the chance to experience a destination after dark and eliminate the need to worry about returning to the ship on time. As part of its 2016 European schedule, Celebrity Cruises will be offering passengers overnight stays in a huge 21 individual ports. These include Spain’s Bilbao, Scotland’s Glasgow, England’s Liverpool and Norway’s Oslo. These destinations are renowned for their lively nightlife and by pencilling in overnight stays Celebrity is ensuring that its passengers get to experience a whole other side of the world famous cities. It also slows down the pace of the itinerary and helps passengers to relax, unwind and enjoy their getaway.
Signature Sailing Events
Accompanying Celebrity’s 2016 European itinerary announcement is a series of five exclusive Signature Sailing Events. These specially curated voyages offer passengers once in a lifetime experiences and access to some of Europe’s most prestigious events. Think soaking up the energy of Pamplona’s legendary Running of the Bulls, star spotting at the Cannes Film Festival, front row seats at The British Open and more!
More flexibility than ever before
Celebrity has always prided itself on offering passengers an exceptional experience across the board. The 2016 European itinerary more than delivers on this pledge, with customers enjoying the flexibility to combine 14 of the line’s ‘one week’ voyages with 14, 21, or 28 night add-ons.
Exciting on-land experiences
Europe boasts some of the most impressive on-land experiences on the planet and Celebrity is making sure that its passengers get to experience the very best of what the region has to offer. When cruising with the leading company, travellers can sign up for over 1350 on-land experiences designed to cater for an array of different interests. Think hot air ballooning over Tuscany, speeding through the French Rivera in a Ferrari and learning the art of Flamenco dancing in Barcelona.
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