January 12, 2022 - More destinations than in the previous season and two new home ports: In addition to the Celebrity Solstice, the Celebrity Millennium will also be sailing in Asian waters in the 2023/24 season
Celebrity Millennium Hong Kong
Clebrity Solstice in Civitavecchia
Even more vibrant cities, imposing nature and impressive cultures: Celebrity Cruises has significantly expanded its Asia program for the 2023/24 season and announced new routes. In addition to the Celebrity Solstice, the Celebrity Millennium be used in Asia and will be heading to more destinations than in the previous season.
With the Celebrity Millennium comes new destinations and routes
Two completely new homeports for Celebrity Cruises will be Mumbai in India and Benoa in Bali. Other new ports include Hambantota in Sri Lanka - a once sleepy town that has transformed into a bustling hub in recent years - and Celukan Bawang in northern Bali - the port lends itself to exploration of the northern part of the Indonesian island. Lombok in Indonesia and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia will also be calling again - both destinations have not been visited by Celebrity Cruises for more than five years.
Three new itineraries have also been added: 13-day cruises to Northeast Asia (Japan and South Korea) and 13-day tours to Bali, Malaysia and Thailand. The journeys on the "spice route" between Mumbai and Singapore take just as long. Goa as well as destinations in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Malaysia will be called at.
The Celebrity Solstice operates between Singapore and Hong Kong
Celebrity Solstice will offer 13-day cruises to destinations in Thailand (including Koh Samui and Bangkok (Tip: Bangkok attractions) and Vietnam (among others with the Halong Bay (Tip: Halong Bay sightseeing), Hue and Nha Trang) and between the metropolises Singapore (Tip: Singapore attractions) and Hong Kong (Tip: Hong Kong attractions) commute.
For travelers wishing to stay on board for an extended period of time, Celebrity Solstice also offers two 18-day transpacific cruises departing from either Honolulu or Sydney calling at New Zealand, Moorea, Tahiti and Fiji.
Longer lay times in ports
Lay times in ports have also been greatly increased to give passengers more time to explore on land. These include Bangkok, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Kyoto. Overall, the number of overnight stays in ports more than doubled.
“In 2023, we're returning to some of Asia's most popular destinations, offering even more itinerary options. By doing so, we enable our guests to discover some of the oldest cultures in the world,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises.
The ships in Asia
Celebrity Millennium will be cruising Asia from September 2023, and Celebrity Solstice from November. All Asia routes for 2023/24 can now be booked. More details below at our partner E-Hoi
The 294 meter long and recently completely modernized Celebrity Millennium can accommodate a maximum of 2.000 passengers. The Celebrity Solstice, the first cruise ship in the award-winning Solstice class, was built at Meyer Werft in Papenburg and can accommodate a maximum of 2.850 passengers.
A cruise for guests with the highest demands in terms of luxury, design and exclusivity - that's what Celebrity Cruises stands for. This also includes the shipping company's new “Always Included” offer. On all cruises (regardless of where and in which cabin) daily tips and WiFi as well as many drinks are included in the standard fare. This includes many cocktails, spirits, liqueurs, wines by the glass, beer, lemonades, specialty coffees and teas, juices and water.