Australia's next glamorous celebrity

CELEBRITY Cruises' newest ship, Celebrity Solstice will arrive in Australia in exactly 12 months to rival the beauty of her new home port, Sydney.

From a real half acre lawn to the region's first glass blowing studio at sea, the glamorous newcomer will offer the most sophisticated facilities this region's waters has ever seen. 

Celebrity Cruises Australia commercial manager Adam Armstrong said: "Celebrity Solstice will bring a fresh, contemporary style of cruising to Australia - one which you'd usually have to travel to other parts of the world to experience.

"She will redefine everything you thought you knew about cruising and I am certain that she will convert thousands of Australian newcomers to cruising when she arrives next December."

Launched in late 2008, the 317m long, 122,000 ton, 2,850-passenger Celebrity Solstice will be the newest and most stylish superliner ever to be based in Australia and New Zealand.

Guests on Celebrity Solstice will be able to walk on real grass in the elegant Lawn Club on top deck of the ship. She also offers Australians the opportunity to have a spa holiday at sea; AquaClass suites feature spa-related extras and complimentary access to the health-focused specialty restaurant "Blu".

Celebrity Solstice has a Glass Blowing Studio, which has live glass-blowing shows by the renowned Corning Museum of Glass. With 85 per cent of the cabins with their own private balcony, Celebrity Solstice has the highest balcony ratio of any superliner in the world.

To celebrate the countdown to her arrival, Celebrity Cruises Australia has a very special onboard credit offer of up to US$350 per cabin.

Bookings for oceanview or balcony cabins made before 31 December 2011 on 11-14 night cruises will benefit from a US$250 per cabin onboard credit ($300 for suites) while on longer cruises of over 15 nights, this increases to US$300 per cabin (US$350 for suites). Some further conditions apply.

Celebrity Solstice will visit all major ports in Australia and New Zealand on a total of 17 sailings, comprising 11 unique itineraries that range from one to 18-night cruises, calling at 28 ports in seven countries. Her 2012-13 Australasian season includes:

  • Five 12-night New Zealand cruises sailing from two ports - Auckland and Sydney;
  • Two cruise itineraries that are new to the brand: a 13-night New Zealand roundtrip cruise and an 11-night Queensland Easter cruise, both sailing from Sydney;
  • A "Round Australia" cruise which can be taken separately as two sailings - a 18-night Australia New Zealand cruise and a 17-night "Top End" cruise - or together as a grand 35-night voyage;
  • A special 16-night Singapore to Sydney repositioning cruise which includes a stop at Bali; and
  • An 18-night Trans-Pacific Hawaii andTahiti cruise from Sydney to Honolulu.

For more information visit Celebrity Cruises.


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