New Places, New Spaces: Celebrity Unveils 2020-2021 Sailings
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
With more than 280 ports in 77 countries, 169 overnight stays, and more time to explore some of the world’s most intriguing destinations, the 2020-21 season will be one of firsts for Celebrity Cruises.
The brand is introducing more new cities and overnight stays than ever before, and your cruise clients will also have the opportunity to experience the world on four more newly modernized ships, as Celebrity introduces redesigned accommodations, reimagined spaces, and state-of-the-art experiences across its fleet.
With new ports in Chile, Brazil, and Japan, and curated excursions – from the tip of Antarctica to the peak of Machu Picchu – there’s more Celebrity choices than ever.
A few highlights:
Eclipse and Solstice Down Under
Fresh out of dry-dock, the newly modernized Celebrity Eclipse will journey to a new homeport, Melbourne, Australia, where the redesigned ship will offer eight- to 14-night sailings through Australia and New Zealand. Her sister ship Celebrity Solstice will call Sydney home; together, they will visit more than 40 destinations – the most ever in the region – from New Zealand to the Great Barrier Reef, Tasmania to the islands of the South Pacific, including Fiji.
Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Eclipse will also sail four unique Hawaii itineraries offering travellers the opportunity to sail from island to island on 10- to 13-night cruises.
Constellation and Millennium In Asia
To make itsAsia, India, and Dubai sailings even more in-depth, Celebrity is introducing more port visits longer than 10 hours and more overnights than ever before. Plus, sailing this part of the world will be more luxurious than ever, as both Celebrity Constellation and Celebrity Millennium will have been full modernized.
Constellation will offer 15-night itineraries from Dubai and Singapore, bringing travellers to the dynamic city of Mumbai, and a stop in the ancient gateway city of Penang, Malaysia. AboardConstellation, travellers will have the opportunity to visit up to seven countries in one sailing, plus extended time to discover places like the iconic Taj Mahal and the awe-inspiring Agra Fort in India.
Celebrity Millenniumwill once again explore Asia with in-depth, 14-night sailings. Her itinerary includes Vietnam’s capital Hanoi; a new port of call, Ishigaki, with some of Japan’s finest beaches, and an overnight stay in Osaka, Japan’s second largest city. From Osaka, travellers can easily explore more places in Japan, including Kobe and Kyoto.
Silhouette Sets Sail For South America
Following her modernization in early 2020, Celebrity Silhouette will sail to South America for the first time, bringing travellers to more South American destinations than ever before – 30 cities across nine countries. Among them is a new port of call: Salvador, Brazil.
The new Peruvian Explorer itinerary takes travelers to Pisco, Peru, and offers a two-night stay in Lima, ensuring enough time for shore excursions to Machu Picchu and Amazon River. From the beaches and nightlife of Rio de Janeiro, to the cosmopolitan streets and fine wines of Buenos Aires, and from the rain forests of the Amazon to the icy landscapes of Antarctica, Celebrity Silhouette will transport travellers to some of the most unforgettable places in the world.
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.