When it comes to adventure cruising, there’s no denying that Alaska is amongst the most enviable places on earth. Similarly, in the world of modern luxury cruising, Celebrity Cruises stands head and shoulders above the competition. So the news that Celebrity will be sailing three different ships in Alaska for the 2019 summer season should have discerning adventure cruisers perking up their ears.
The Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Millennium will be joined in 2019 by the Celebrity Eclipse, rounding out a powerhouse Alaskan trio for the cruise line. Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises said of the upcoming Alaska season, “With Celebrity Millennium emerging fresh from the Celebrity Revolution - the largest investment the brand has ever made to modernise our fleet - longer port visits, and one-of-a-kind cruise tour experiences, our 2019 Alaska season is shaping up to be the most impressive yet. Add to that the addition of Celebrity Eclipse and we have what promises to be an unrivalled season of unexpected splendour in the region.”
Each vessel will be showing cruisers a different side of Alaska, so you can tailor your experience to get what you want most out of this majestic region.
Making its Alaskan debut in 2019, the Eclipse will be covering all the best destinations on the Pacific Coast this season. Embark in Vancouver to catch the classic sights of Alaska: Ketchikan, Juneau and Hubbard Glacier are all on the menu. Alternatively, you could opt for a warmer trip and catch iconic Californian destinations including Santa Barbara, Monterey and San Francisco - there’s even an overnight stay scheduled for the Golden Gate city.
In addition to cruising in one of the most spectacular places in the world, guests aboard the Celebrity Millennium in 2019 will get to luxuriate in a ship that’s come back fresh from a multi-million dollar revitalization. Both staterooms and public areas have been thoroughly overhauled, so while you cruise from Vancouver to Seward (or the other way around) you can enjoy all the perks of a ship that feels almost brand new.
The Solstice will be sailing from Seattle once again, with iconic Alaskan ports like Victoria, Ketchikan and Skagway in its sights. Not only that, but the Solstice will be traversing the breathtaking Tracy Arm Fjord as part of its voyages. When you’re not on deck admiring Alaska’s rugged beauty, you might want to indulge in A Taste of Film, a unique experience which pairs movies with cuisine that brings the film to life.
It almost seems wrong to merely gaze at Alaska’s coastline from a distance - which is why Celebrity is offering you the chance to delve deeper into the imposing Alaskan countryside with overland tours which are paired up with your Celebrity cruise. There are two different Canadian Rockies Cruisetours to choose from, so make sure you ask about these incredible experiences to complement your cruise.
2019 might sound like it’s a while away, but don’t forget that 2018 is just around the corner now (yikes!) and the best spots on these enviable sailings will start to fill up very soon. Take a peek at these Celebrity Alaska offerings, and start dreaming of the most luxurious adventure ever.