Celebrity doubles down on Australia
SAILING FROM MELBOURNE IN 2020 On Sale from 7th November 2018
CELEBRITY Cruises will soon double capacity in Australia with the announcement the cruise line will be deploying Celebrity Eclipse to service the local market in 2020/21.
The 2,850-passenger Eclipse will homeport in Melbourne from 23 Dec 2020, where she will arrive fresh from a multi-million dollar refurbishment.
Before sailing into Melbourne, Eclipse will head to Sydney on 08 Dec 2020 to sail a two-night sampler voyage, before departing on a 13-night cruise via New Zealand to her new Aussie base.
Celebrity Solstice will continue to cruise out of Sydney after Eclipse arrives, meaning Celebrity will have two ships operating in Australia simultaneously, significantly ramping up its commitment locally.
“2020 will be a season of firsts for our Celebrity Cruises in Australia,” said Royal Caribbean Cruises Managing Director Australia and NZ Susan Bonner.
“It will be the first time we base two Solstice-class ships here, the first time we homeport out of Melbourne,” she added.
Eclipse will offer seven round- trip voyages of 8-14 nights in duration ex Melbourne to the South Pacific, New Zealand, Queensland, Tasmania and South Australia.
The full program for the two ships will go on sale 07 Nov.
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