Celebrity Cruises is aiming to sail beyond the expected, traditional style of luxury, offering guests the opportunity to explore deeper connections to people, places and themselves. Celebrity’s Australia and New Zealand itineraries focus on what the cruise line believes luxury travellers want most, carefully curated into three themes – Sun and Beach Escapes, Food and Wine Classics, and Five-Star Getaways – that further enhance and personalise each travellers’ holiday and deliver a new luxury experience for guests cruising closer to home.
Sun and Beach Escapes
Guests can explore Australia’s stunning coastline through Sun and Beach Escapes and indulge in once-in-a-lifetime experiences, swim in the pristine blue waters of Fiji, and continue the island vibes on board with locally influenced dining and expertly-crafted cocktails. A highlight of these itineraries is the 11-night Great Barrier Reef cruise, departing 8 February 2022, with the chance for travellers to sleep under the stars on a private pontoon floating above the Great Barrier Reef, including exclusive first light access to the reef.
Food and Wine Classics
On Food and Wine Classics cruises, guests can sample the best local produce on offer while cruising port to port, enhance their wine appreciation as local winemakers provide exclusive experiences both onboard and shoreside and savour cocktails made from locally-sourced ingredients on the Celebrity Eclipse Lawn Club; a top deck made from a quarter acre of real grass – the first and only cruise line to manage this feat. One of the standouts of this theme of cruises is the 11-night New Zealand Cruise, departing 19 February 2022 where travellers will get exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Australia and New Zealand’s most-loved products to discover how your favourite beer is brewed or cheese is matured.
Travellers will revel in the luxurious accommodations through Five-Star Getaways and enjoy the most awarded wine range at sea while Celebrity takes care of their every whim. The Retreat offers exclusive spaces, amenities and experiences for guests seeking a short break packed with the finest offerings. A highlight itinerary is the 5-night Sydney to Tasmania cruise, departing 4 December 2021 which features the unparalleled spa experience at the Persian Garden featuring world-renowned spa treatments and aromatic steam room.
Taking inspiration from the three themes, Celebrity Cruises’ enhanced programming features exclusive tours that provide deeper immersion into the wonders of the region.
Experience a once-in-a-lifetime overnight journey to the Great Barrier Reef
Be among the lucky few to camp on a stable pontoon under the stars, with first light access to the reef. The Moore Reef Pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef is located just 26 nautical miles off the coast of Cairns, teeming with colourful corals, and more than 10,000 fish and marine species. Guests enjoy an intimate experience with their hosts as they marvel at the wonders of the pure night sky. Feel at home in the heart of the ocean, listening to the sound of the lapping sea, the call of tropical birds, and the natural light show of the stars above.
Venture into the Kauri Rainforest in New Zealand’s mystical Bay of Islands
Regeneration of native forests is a New Zealand national priority, and in Bay of Islands the regeneration of the Kauri Rainforest is ongoing and spectacular. Join a small group for an exclusive venture into Kauri Rainforest, a regenerating native forest located behind the town of Paihia, to walk the forest, hear about regeneration efforts, enjoy the tastes of the forest from nuts, finger limes and local honey, and revel in its natural beauty. Learn about trapping methods, and hear folklore about the forest that holds such an important place in Maori culture.
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