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CELEBRITY CRUISES ADDS EXHILARATING SOUTH AMERICA AND PANAMA CANAL COLLECTION TO “CELEBRITY’S WORLD TOUR”
Overnight stays, Antarctica adventures and destination expertise highlight brand’s 15th consecutive season in exotic region
MIAMI – March 28, 2013 – Celebrity Cruises has announced the next set of itineraries in “Celebrity’s World Tour,” the brand’s guest-inspired, destination-rich, modern luxury vacations to all seven continents of the world in 2014-15.
Opening today with “Priority Access” and exclusive offers for members of Celebrity’s Captain’s Club loyalty program are Celebrity’s exotic 2014-15 South America and Panama Canal vacations. The newly “Solsticized” Celebrity Infinity – enhanced with a series of guest-favorite attributes found on the brand’s widely heralded Solstice Class ships – will provide vacationers with Celebrity’s modern luxury ambience and the breathtaking sights and exhilarating experiences of South America.
Celebrity Infinity will visit 29 destinations in 13 countries during Celebrity’s 15th consecutive season in the region. The series begins with a 15-night Westbound Panama Canal voyage departing Fort Lauderdale, Fla., November 4, 2014, with visits to Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The voyage is offered again March 29, 2015. Two 15-night Eastbound Panama Canal sailings depart from San Diego November 19, 2014, and April 13, 2015, with visits to the same collection of captivating destinations. With two days in Panama, the voyages will allow guests to see the Canal from two perspectives: from the ship, as well as on land, complete with the opportunity to take an excursion to the site of construction of the new Canal locks.
On December 4, 2014, Celebrity Infinity sets sail on a 16-night voyage from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. to Valparaiso, Chile, highlighted by the marvel and precision of passage through the Panama Canal, and an overnight stay in Lima (Callao), Peru, along with visits to Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; Manta, Ecuador; Arica and La Serena (Coquimbo), Chile.
Celebrity Infinity embarks on a 15-night voyage from Valparaiso, Chile, on December 20, 2014, highlighted by rare passage through the Straits of Magellan, an overnight stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and visits to several destinations in the Patagonian region, including Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas and Cape Horn, Chile; Ushuaia and Puerto Madryn, Argentina; Punta Del Este and Montevideo, Uruguay.
An overnight stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina kicks off Celebrity Infinity’s 14-night sailings on January 4 and March 1, 2015, featuring passage through the Straits of Magellan and the majestic Chilean Fjords, along with visits to Montevideo and Punta Del Este, Uruguay; Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia, Argentina; Cape Horn, Punta Arenas and Puerto Montt, Chile. The spectacular voyage is offered in reverse order from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires January 18, 2015, concluding with an overnight stay in Buenos Aires.
The adventures of the world’s southernmost continent – Antarctica – await guests who book Celebrity Infinity’s February 1 or February 15, 2015, voyages roundtrip from Buenos Aires, with visits to Ushuaia, Argentina; Cape Horn, Chile; scenic passages through Schollart Channel and Dalhan Bay, Paradise Bay and the Gerlache Strait; Elephant Island, Antarctica; Port Stanley, Falkland Islands; Puerto Madryn, Argentina, and Montevideo, Uruguay.
Celebrity Infinity presents a 14-night South America and Panama Canal voyage from Valparaiso to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., March 15, 2015, with visits to La Serena (Coquimbo) and Arica, Chile; Lima (Callao), Peru; Manta, Ecuador; Colon, Panama, and Cartagena, Colombia.
Celebrity’s World Tour 2014-15 also includes immersive South America Cruisetour experiences, combining the cruise with in-depth, pre- or post-cruise, fully escorted tours and upscale hotel stays, designed to appeal to guests of all generations.
To further enhance guests’ destination experience, every Celebrity ship in 2014 will offer the services of a Destination Concierge, whose in-depth knowledge of the ports of call on every itinerary will allow the expert to guide Celebrity’s guests through every aspect of their adventures on land, or to create special excursions tailored precisely for individual guests’ preferences.
Celebrity will continue to reveal full details of the breadth of itineraries and land-based adventures within Celebrity’s World Tour as each collection of itineraries opens for bookings in the coming weeks.
About Celebrity Cruises:
Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the mark of modern luxury, with its cool, contemporary design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the design of the venues is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing service that only Celebrity can provide, all created to provide an unmatchable experience for vacationers’ precious time. Celebrity Cruises’ 11 ships offer modern luxury vacations visiting all seven continents. Celebrity also presents immersive cruisetour experiences in Alaska, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Europe and South America. Celebrity is one of five cruise brands operated by global cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL). For more information, dial 1-800-437-3111, visit www.celebritycruises.com, or call your travel agent.
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