Arabic brochure launched for first ever Celebrity Cruises® Gulf winter cruise program
Travel Matrix, the Middle East representative of Celebrity Cruises reports doubling its cruise booking volume for the first quarter 2016
Dubai, UAE; April 26, 2016; Travel Matrix, the Middle East representative for Celebrity Cruises today launched its much anticipated Arabic brochure for Celebrity Cruises first ever Arabian Gulf season in winter 2016 / 17. The newly launched English and Arabic dual language brochure contains information about Celebrity Constellation® and the Gulf cruise itineraries that will appeal to the Middle Eastern vacationer.
Celebrity Constellation will be the first premium cruise line to sail in the Gulf, home porting from Abu Dhabi, UAE. Celebrity Constellation, a 13 deck high 91,000-ton vessel with a capacity of 2,170 guests based on double occupancy, will sail two 9 night cruises within UAE and Oman. In addition, the Modern Luxury liner will also be sailing longer round trip itineraries from Abu Dhabi, UAE, following the ancient spice route to some of India’s most interesting cities– Cochin, Mangalore, Goa and Mumbai – before returning via the popular destinations of Dubai, UAE and Muscat, Oman.
Travel Matrix started its dedicated representation for Celebrity Cruises in 2015 and proudly announces a significant increase in its guest volume in the first quarter of 2016. Lakshmi Durai, Chief Executive Officer of Travel Matrix, said “We’re absolutely delighted with the tremendous growth of our Modern Luxury brand, Celebrity Cruises in the Middle East. With the support of our travel trade partners and targeted marketing & PR initiatives, we are trying to cast light on the joy of cruising on a luxury brand. Our guest volume has more than doubled in the first quarter of 2016. With more ships in the pipeline, new & exciting itineraries in summer 2016 and more importantly sailing out of Abu Dhabi in 2016/17, we are confident to take Celebrity Cruises to the next level.”
Celebrity Cruises, voted as the Best Premium Cruise Line for 8 years in a row by Travel Weekly’s Readers’ Choice Award, is designed for discerning cruisers, with modern, sophisticated interiors, impeccable service, enriching and inspiring onboard programs and world-class cuisine. Celebrity’s Solstice Class of ships have taken stylish cruising and impeccable service to new heights.
“We are really excited to be introducing Celebrity Cruises modern luxury style of cruising to the Middle Eastern vacationer”, says Gianni Rotondo, General Manager Italy & International Representatives – Europe, Middle East & Africa for Celebrity Cruises. “Celebrity Constellation’s winter season from Abu Dhabi will both enhance awareness of the brand in the region and give guests the opportunity to explore some of the Arabian Gulf and India’s most impressive cities and sights.”
Celebrity Cruises’ decision to operate its Arabian Gulf itineraries from Abu Dhabi’s new cruise terminal evidences the emirate’s appeal will add to passengers’ cruising experience according to Saeed Al Dhaheri, Cruise Sector and City Tour Development Manager at Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi).
“Celebrity Constellation’s home porting in Abu Dhabi reflects the success of our joined-up partnership approach to infrastructure and product development, and we are confident that the emirate’s array of pre- and post- cruise excursions will encourage passengers to extend their cruise experience. We will work hand-in-hand with Celebrity Cruises and their ground handling partners to promote tours and experiences across our capital city, the cultural sites of Saadiyat Island, our heritage heartland of Al Ain and of the stunning deserts of our western region,” explained Al Dhaheri.
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