Celebrity Cruises Unveils South America and Panama Canal Itineraries for 2015-16

Celebrity Cruises unveiled its set of South America and Panama Canal itineraries for 2015-16, with 34 different destinations in 15 countries to choose from. New for this season is the opportunity for guests to spend two nights in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during the country’s Carnival event.

Captain’s Club loyalty members will have exclusive 'Priority Access' for booking their South America and Panama Canal trips beginning today, five days before the official on-sale date Tuesday, March 11. 

Vacationers can experience the sights and sounds of Brazil’s internationally renowned Carnival festivities for three full days and two nights in Rio de Janeiro with Celebrity’s South America & Rio Carnival itinerary beginning Jan. 31, 2016. The 14-night sailing onboard Celebrity Infinity will sail from Buenos Aires and visit Sao Paulo, Ilhabela, Buzios and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; as well as Punta del Este and Montevideo, Uruguay. 

For those looking to explore the Panama Canal in modern luxury style, they can embark on a series of vacations between South Florida and San Diego, California or Valparaiso, Chile starting Nov. 5, 2015. The 15-night itineraries showcase extended visits in Panama, providing two ways to witness the Canal’s grand operation - from the ship and on land. 

Guests sailing to South America have the option to explore Peru’s historical Machu Picchu - one of the new Seven Wonders of the World - during Celebrity Infinity’s sailings on Dec. 5, 2015 and March 13, 2016. 

The 2,170-guest ship will also offer a series of 14-night itineraries sailing to destinations between Buenos Aires, Argentina and Valparaiso, including the must-see Chilean Fjords, Cape Horn, the Straits of Magellan, and overnight stays in Buenos Aires. Guests can sail to Antarctica on a 14-night adventure. Roundtrip from Buenos Aires, the itinerary includes passages through Schollart Channel and Dalhan Bay, Paradise Bay and the Gerlache Strait; Elephant Island, Antarctica; and the Falkland Islands. 

Guests can receive up to $400 to spend onboard for every cruise or cruisetour that is four nights or longer (from the newly available itineraries) and booked by April 30, 2014, excluding Celebrity Xpedition sailings. In addition, the offer can be combined with select future promotions. 

Celebrity will continue to reveal its full 2015-16 lineup as each set of itineraries opens for bookings. 

  • Galapagos Island: Now open
  • Alaska: Now open
  • South America & Panama Canal: Now open for Captain's Club priority access. General sale date is March 11
  • Europe: Captain's Club priority access goes on sale March 13, general access goes on sale March 18.
  • Caribbean: Captain's Club priority access goes on sale March 20, general access goes on sale March 25.
  • Asia, Australia and Hawaii: Captain's Club priority access goes on sale March 27, general access goes on sale April 1.
  • Bermuda and Canada: Captain's Club priority access goes on sale April 3, general access goes on sale April 8.

For more information, go to www.celebritycruises.com.

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