Celebrity Cruises is offering new "Signature Event Sailings" in 2015-16.
These sailings offer specially designed shore excursions that allow travelers to visit the Cannes Film Festival, the historic Redentore Festival in Venice, Italy; Chinese New Year in Hong Kong, the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and more. Guests also will be entertained and engaged onboard with unique shows, speakers and activities inspired by the highlighted world event.
Signature Event Sailings for 2015-16 include:
Anzac Day - 100th Anniversary Commemoration in Turkey: As part of a 12-night Turkey and Greece cruise departing on April 22, 2015, history buffs can visit the battlefields of Gallipoli during the 100th Anniversary of Anzac Day. Guests also have the chance to enjoy a tour of the Gallipoli Peninsula, which showcases Turkey’s culture and history.
Onboard Celebrity Constellation, vacationers can learn about World War I and II from historian and author Peter Donovan, plus there will be a special viewing of the 100th Anniversary of Anzac Day service televised from the beaches of Gallipoli as well as a commemorative onboard ceremony.
Cannes Film Festival: On a 10-night Mediterranean cruise, departing on May 11, 2015, from Barcelona, Spain, Celebrity Equinox will make a visit to Cannes, France, where the Cannes Film Festival will be held. Vacationers can attend an exclusive VIP rooftop celebration ashore with live French music, cocktails and a view of the locale’s harbor. Onboard, guests can enjoy Celebrity’s film festival – a celebration of past Cannes Film Festival winners – and watch live presentations from a film historian.
Redentore Festival in Venice: This 14-night Turkey and Black Sea cruise, departing on July 5, 2015 from Istanbul, Turkey, will visit Venice, Italy during the historic Redentore Festival – a celebration that dates back to 1577. Onboard Celebrity Constellation, guests can watch a fireworks display illuminate decorated boats gathered in Saint Mark’s basin, and enjoy a themed poolside and interactive masque event inspired by a Venetian masquerade ball.
The British Open in Edinburgh: Departing on July 15, 2015 from Amsterdam, Netherlands, golf enthusiasts can enjoy the British Open while on the 12-night British Isle cruise aboard Celebrity Silhouette. Celebrating the championship’s 144th year, vacationers can enjoy VIP experiences that include onboard events hosted by a golf pro, entry at the championship in St. Andrews, teeing up for a round of golf on courses in three different locations during the sailing and the opportunity to walk the Old Course.
Carnival in Rio de Janeiro: Guests can be part of the celebration by sailing on Celebrity Infinity’s 14-night South America and Rio Carnival cruise, departing on Jan. 31, 2016 from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Vacationers can visit the Sambadrome of Rio in a costume and experience the Samba Parade in grandstand or VIP seating. The party continues onboard, as professional samba dancers will invite vacationers to learn the Brazilian dance at a Latin-themed celebration with music from South Beach to South America.
Chinese New Year in Hong Kong: Guests can experience Chinese New Year in Hong Kong during the 14-night Chinese New Year cruise, departing on Jan. 31, 2016 aboard Celebrity Millennium. While in Hong Kong, guests can explore historic landmarks, from the Wong Tai Sin Temple to Kowloon Walled City Park, and participate in a local tradition by visiting the Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree. While at sea, vacationers will have the opportunity to marvel at live performances by Shaolin Monks, take Tai Chi lessons and celebrate the “Year of the Monkey” with more onboard events.
For more information, visit www.celebritycruises.com.