If you’ve ever dreamed of exploring the charming towns of Alaska and its icy waters, then look no further than Celebrity Cruises with their carefully planned out itineraries designed to make the most of your Alaskan getaway. On board you can experience award winning cuisine, exceptional entertainment, breathtaking shore excursions and first-class service to provide you with an unforgettable cruise holiday.
Step on board a Celebrity cruise to experience a full range of modern luxury from your stateroom amenities to the tantalizing spa on board the ship. Celebrity delivers with its modern accommodation categories, choose from cosy interior rooms to sprawling suites each with a smart design matched by stylish décor and rest assured a dedicated room attendant is available 24 hours a day. As for pampering look no further than the on-board Canyon Ranch Spa offering guests world-class treatments including massage, skin care, salon, aesthetics, fitness and health services. Celebrity’s 13 ship fleet have been fitted out to the highest standard, 3 of which will be sailing Alaska in 2020, the Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Millennium and Celebrity Eclipse. The Millennium recently underwent a $500-million renovation boasting refreshed dining rooms, bars, cafes and new Cashmere mattresses to surround you in luxury – literally.
Gourmet dining comes as standard on a Celebrity cruise with dining packages to suit all traveller types, so you’ll be spoilt for choice. Each ship offers a diverse range of culinary delight from innovative sushi to rustic Italian dishes served in either a complimentary dining venue or a specialty restaurant. The main dining room is inspired by champagne bubbles serving international cuisine meanwhile Luminae is another inclusive restaurant however is exclusive to suite class guests only. For a more casual style dining experience there is the top deck open air Mast & Seaside Grill offering burgers and salads with undisrupted views of the ocean perfect for a relaxing meal.
Now when it comes to cruising you aren’t just limited to on board dining there is no better experience then to step off the ship and into a new port with an array of local delicacies to sample. One of Celebrity Cruises ports of call is in Juneau the capital of Alaska where you can try the locally caught Alaska King Crab legs or in Icy Strait Point locals recommend tucking into an ultimate halibut and chips.
For those extended sea days and evenings after a day of exploring Alaska you can rest assured Celebrity Cruises will have enough on-board entertainment to occupy the whole family. On Board the Solstice and Millennium class ships you can see thrilling productions from magic to comedy and even a rock concert in the main theatre. The ships also feature bars, clubs and designated spaces to relax and enjoy the entertainment around you such as acoustic performances in a rooftop garden or a cinema at sea experience. When night falls guests are welcomed to try their luck in the Fortunes Casino or enjoy a friendly competition in the game and cards room, no matter the time or place your entertainment options are endless.
The fun doesn’t stop on board your Celebrity Cruise it continues into the many destinations they visit including Alaska which has a library of shore excursions to choose from. There are 10 ports of call on an Alaska itinerary 8 of which allow shore excursions to ensure the best use of your time on land. In Icy Strait Point you can experience Chichagof Island from land and air with a ZipRider and ATV Expedition. Ketchikan the ‘Salmon Capital of the World’ offers the experience to board an Alaskan-built expedition vessel as you view wildlife, sample locally caught seafood and walk through a temperate rainforest. In Juneau you can try a one of the kind Alaskan experience visiting a dog sled summer camp and meet a team of Alaskan Huskies with their Iditarod Musher. On cruising days such as the inside passage you can do a behind the scenes tour of your ship or at the Hubbard Glacier you can even get up close to an iceberg. With varying levels of difficulty and price you can pre plan a shore excursion that best suits your interests and get the most out of your Alaskan adventure.