Celebrity Solstice is returning to Australia in just over two months and to kickstart its sixth local season, the cruise line is launching a special two-night “sampler” cruise.
Yep, perfect for first-timers and sceptics, in case you missed this upselling guide to cruising.
Departing Sydney’s Circular Quay on Friday 20 October, the cruise heads out to international waters, inviting guests to a dose of weekend luxury at sea, onboard the 2850-guest ship, before returning to Sydney on Sunday 22 October – just in time for the working week.
“The cruise is ideal for budding cruisers who have a sneaking suspicion cruising might be for them, but don’t want to over-commit while they test the waters,” said Managing Director Celebrity Cruises Australia and New Zealand, Adam Armstrong.
“This compact round-trip from Sydney gives guests the perfect dose of a luxury weekend away – at sea. They’ll be amazed at how much – or how little – they can pack into their long weekend onboard, as Celebrity Solstice is renowned for incredible food and wine offerings and modern design.
“A quick, relaxing, luxury mini-break doesn’t come better, or easier, than this.”
Upon boarding, guests have plenty of options to relax and recharge. For the foodies, Celebrity’s 11 dining experiences are second to none, from the brand new Sushi on Five, offering fresh sushi and sashimi; to Murano, famous for tableside flambes; to Blu, renowned for light, delicious ‘clean cuisine’.
Celebrity Solstice has eight bars and lounges, including the Martini Bar, where skilled mixologists create cocktails on an ice-topped bar. As well, Celebrity Solstice’s Canyon Ranch SpaClub treatments invite guests for onboard relaxation, as do the adults-only retreats which include the Solarium and Persian Garden, with aromatherapy-infused showers and steam rooms.
Fares for this unique cruise start from AU$599/NZ$639 per person, twin share for a Balcony, AquaClass or Concierge Stateroom as part of Celebrity’s Last Minute Luxury Sale – fares available until sold out.
Check out the video showcasing what guests can expect onboard the two-night sampler cruise: