Friday 10 May 2013

More Ships, More Choice In Celebrity’s 2014-15 Australian Season

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Celebrity Cruises’ 2014-15 Australasian programme is now on sale. With two ships based in Australia for the first time in 2014, it features more stylish and modern cruising choices than ever before.

If you are tempted to take a cruise on two of the region’s highest-rated* cruise liners, don’t wait as Celebrity Cruises is also rewarding those who book early with earlybird deals. Cruisers can save up to $1,000 per person off the brochure fare for bookings made before 31 December 2013.

“As the recently released Australian cruising figures highlight, the cruising market has evolved and Australians are getting more discerning about the style that suits them best. There will be two Australian-based Celebrity ships, with different sizes and programmes to appeal to different cruisers, so local guests have a larger menu of cruises to choose from,” said Adam Armstrong, commercial director, Celebrity Cruises Australia.

Australia’s youngest and most stylish ship, Celebrity Solstice, will return in 2014-15 for her third consecutive Australian season and she will be joined by her sister, Celebrity Century.

The 1,800-guest Celebrity Century will be based in Sydney and her three-month Australia and New Zealand season will feature 11 sailings in Australia and the South Pacific, visiting a total of 41 destinations in nine countries.  Her 2014-15 season itineraries, ranging from seven to 23 nights, will include:

·         NEW - A 23 night Trans Pacific sailing from San Francisco to Sydney with calls at Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji and New Caledonia.  Earlybird fares start from as little as $2,499 per person for Celebrity Cruises’ first ever single-voyage crossing of the Pacific.

·         NEW - A 14 night combined South Pacific and Queensland cruise departing 10 October, calling at the Whitsundays, Cairns, Vila, Lifou, Noumea and Isle of Pines. Fares start from $1,699 per person if booked by 31 December 2013.

·         An eight-night South Pacific cruise with earlybird fares from $1,399.

·         NEW - Four 12-night South Pacific cruises to Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Fiji. Earlybird fares start from $1,699 per person.

·         NEW - Two eight-night South Australian cruises calling at Melbourne, Adelaide and Port Lincoln; earlybird fares start from $1,099.

·         NEW - A seven-night Tasmania cruise which calls at Melbourne, Burnie and Hobart – earlybird fares begin at $999 per person.

·         NEW - A 14-night Australia and Asia cruise sailing on 11 January 2015 from Sydney to Singapore via the Whitsundays, Cairns (overnight), Darwin and Bali. Fares start from $1,929 if booked by 31 December 2013.

Sailing from Sydney, Perth and Auckland, Celebrity Solstice will offer a mixture of Trans Pacific, South Pacific, round Australia, as well as Australia and New Zealand itineraries over a cruise season that will span close to six months. Celebrity Solstice’s 2014-15 Australasian programme is as follows:

·         A 17-night Trans Pacific cruise from Honolulu to Sydney departing on 5 October 2014, which calls at Hawaii, Tahiti and New Zealand. Earlybird fares start from $2,329 per person.

·         Two eight night South Pacific cruises with earlybird fares from $1,299 per person.

·         NEW – a nine-night South Pacific cruise with earlybird fares as low as $1,379 per person.

·         A 12-night South Pacific Fiji cruise with early bird fares from $1,799 per person.
·         Five 12-night open-jaw cruises between Sydney and Auckland - three departing from Sydney and two departing from Auckland; earlybird fares for these cruises start from $1,599 per person.

·         Two open jaw 14-night Australia and New Zealand cruises including a Christmas and New Year cruise from Sydney to Auckland with earlybird fares from $2,499 per person.

·         A 17-night Australia and New Zealand cruise from Auckland to Perth has earlybird fares from $2,499. This can be combined with the following 17-night ‘Top End’ Round Australia cruise from Perth to Sydney to create a 34-night circumnavigation of Australia cruise;

·         A three- night weekend sampler cruise departing Sydney on Thursday 23 October 2014 – if booked before 31 December, fares start from $649 per person.

·         An 18-night Trans Pacific cruise from Sydney to Honolulu departing 3 April 2015 has earlybird fares from $2,499 per person.

Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Century’s 2014-15 Australian season cruises are now on sale; visit .

* According to cruise bible, The Berlitz Guide 2013.

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