Last updated: 09:08 PM ET, Sun March 03 2013

Celebrity to Offer Small Exclusive Tours, Onboard Destination Concierge

Features & Advice Celebrity Cruises Theresa Norton March 03, 2013

Celebrity Cruises in 2014 will begin offering “Celebrity Exclusives,” shore excursions limited to groups of no more than 15 guests, as well as onboard destination concierges with in-depth knowledge of ports of call.

“Celebrity Exclusives,” the personalized experiences, might include a VIP hospitality package at the 2014 British Open golf tournament, an overnight journey to Moscow by high-speed train, driving a Ferrari in Rome, a private yacht experience from Mykonos or a catamaran sailing in the Finnish archipelago. The destination concierge will offer advice on how to make the most of the ports of call as well as create special excursions tailored for individual guests’ preferences.

Celebrity also announced that its 2014-15 itineraries will be branded “Celebrity’s World Tour 2014-15” to highlight the destination-rich itineraries to seven continents. For example, Celebrity Silhouette will operate a 14-night Holy Land voyage roundtrip from Civitavecchia that will have overnight stays in Alexandria, Egypt, and in Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel, and also visit Haifa, Israel; Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey; Athens (Piraeus), Greece; Catania, Sicily; and Naples/Capri, Italy. Celebrity Infinity will operate 14-night Antarctic voyages from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia and Puerto Madryn, Argentina; Cape Horn, Chile; Schollart Channel and Dalhan Bay, Paradise Bay, Gerlache Strait and Elephant Island, Antarctica; Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, and Montevideo, Uruguay. Closer to home, Celebrity Solstice will sail on seven-night Alaska round-trips from Seattle to Ketchikan, Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, B.C.