Australians and New Zealanders who want to mark the centenary of one of the most important historical events in Australia and New Zealand's history - the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli - can now do so onboard a very special cruise by Celebrity Cruises.
Celebrity Cruises has created a commemorative ANZAC Centenary sailing giving Australian and New Zealand guests a special way to pay tribute to and remember this history-shaping event off the shores of ANZAC Cove. As part of this once in a lifetime cruise, guests can walk the battlefields and get a firsthand glimpse of the history of the ANZAC legend, and learn more about the history of the Great War onboard while sailing to multiple destinations in Turkey and Greece.
Departing Rome on 22 April 2015, Celebrity Constellation will sail close to the Gallipoli Peninsula at Dawn on ANZAC Day where the Dawn Service on the beaches of Gallipoli will be televised live and a special service will also take place onboard. The ship then docks in Canakkale (Kepez), Turkey at 10.30am on ANZAC Day where guests have two days and an overnight to visit the battlefields, explore the region and delve deeper into the history of the ANZACs. Guests can also learn aboutWorld War I and II onboard from historian and author Peter Donovan.
The 12-night sailing also includes an overnight in Istanbul, Turkey before cruising on to Athens, Santorini and Naples before concluding back in Rome.
Fares start from $1,899 per person twin share for an inside stateroom or $2,329 per person twin share for an Oceanview stateroom. Oceanview stateroom and above bookings made by 28 February 2015 also qualify for Celebrity's 123Go Europe sale, which offers guests a choice of two out of three exceptional onboard extras:
- Free beverage package
- US$300 onboard credit
- Free gratuities
For more information about the ANZAC Cruise, visit www.celebritycruises.com.au, phone 1800 754 500 or call your travel agent.