July 25, 2022 – With Celebrity Cruises from Italy to Australia and New Zealand – The Celebrity Edge calls at a total of 2023 countries and 11 ports on its "Grand Journey" between October and December 25.
The premium shipping company Celebrity Cruises is sending the first ship in its new Edge class on a 53-day “Grand Journey”. The Celebrity Edge will start its half-circumnavigation on October 30, 2023 in Civitavecchia, the port of Rome. The ship will reach Sydney on December 9, 2023. Celebrity Edge will call at Sydney for the second time on December 21, 2023 after having "detoured" to several destinations in New Zealand.
On the cruise halfway around the world, the ship will visit a total of 11 countries. There are 25 ports on the list of destinations. Destinations include Jordan, United Arab Emirates, India, Thailand and Indonesia, among others.
Interested parties book either the 53-day complete "Grand Journey" or individual sections. You have the choice of four consecutive cruises.
From Rome to Dubai in 15 days
This partial stage starts on October 30, 2023 at 17:00pm with the departure maneuver in Civitavecchia. After stops in Catania (Sicily) and Piraeus/Athen follows the exciting journey through the Suez Canal. It will then be docked in Aqaba, Jordan. After several days at sea, there is a stop in Abu Dhabi. The trip ends on November 13 in Dubai.
>>> October 30 to November 13, 2023, from 1.851 euros per person (Ocean View Stateroom)
In 13 days from Dubai to Singapore
The 13-day cruise from Dubai to Singapore, begins with two stops in India. The Celebrity Edge makes stops in Mumbai and Kochi in the state of Kerala. Colombo/Sri Lanka follows Kochi. The Celebrity Edge stays there for two days. After another stop in Phuket, Thailand, the ship sets course for Singapore.
>>> November 13th to 25th, 2023, from 1.928 euros per person (Ocean View Stateroom)
Third leg: from Singapore to Sydney
The third, 15-day leg of the journey starts in Singapore. Benoa on Bali is the first port to be headed for. The stay in Benoa lasts two days. Passengers have enough time to explore the Indonesian island. Then the ports of Darwin in the Northern Territory and Cairns and Airlie Beach in Queensland are on the program. The final destination of the trip is Sydney Harbour. The Celebrity Edge arrives in the Australian port city on December 9th at 6:30 am.
>>> November 25 to December 9, 2023, from 2.613 euros per person (Ocean View Stateroom)
Anyone who intends to travel directly from Rome to Sydney will reach the capital of New South Wales in 41 days. The following fourth section completes the "Grand Journey".
New Zealand: fourth part of the "Grand Journey"
The 13-day itinerary from/to Sydney is entirely dedicated to New Zealand. There are several destinations on the program. The adventure begins with a two-day stay in Auckland. Tauranga and Napier are two more North Island cities to follow. Celebrity Edge docks in Christchurch and Dunedin on New Zealand's South Island. On the tenth day, three majestic fjords form the crowning glory of the cruise: the Dusky, the Doubtful and the famous Milford Sound.
>>> 9th to 21st December 2023, from 2.133 euros per person (Ocean View Stateroom)
The Celebrity Edge: traveling the southern hemisphere for the first time
The Celebrity Edge will be sailing exclusively in the South Pacific for the first time in the 2023/24 season. The ship will operate twelve different 2023- to 2024-day itineraries in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific from December 7 to April 14. A total of 22 ports are controlled. The main ports of departure are Sydney in Australia and Auckland in New Zealand.
Information about the ship
The 306 meter long Celebrity Edge entered service in December 2018. The ship can accommodate a maximum of 2.918 passengers. The Celebrity Edge and her sister ship, the Celebrity Apex, were Time Magazine recognized as the "World's Greatest Places". Celebrity Cruises' Edge class, currently three ships in operation, is one of the most modern and innovative ship classes in the world. The experience on board the premium ships stands out clearly from other cruise ships.
Rate options: All Inclusive package, The Retreat and Cruise only rate
Celebrity Cruises meets the highest standards of luxury, design and exclusivity for its guests. The premium offer includes the “All Included” offer. No matter when, where and in which cabin the guests travel: in addition to meals and the entertainment program, drinks, WiFi and tips are included in the travel price in all categories.
Suite guests have access to the exclusive retreat area with its own restaurant, lounge and sun deck. A concierge service as well as the personal retreat host make all wishes come true. In addition, retreat guests participate in the premium beverage package and additional shipboard credit.
In addition to the "All Included" package, a "Cruise only rate" can be booked. This special fare is valid from inside cabin to concierge category and only includes the price of the actual cruise including meals in the main restaurants, entertainment and gratuities.