LUXURY LINER Celebrity solstice PAYS FIRST VISIT TO dubai
Award-winning cruise ship boasts the ultimate in fine dining - and its own lawn
DUBAI – November 11, 2012 – Celebrity Solstice, one of the most decorated ships in the Celebrity Cruises fleet, docked for the first time in Dubai today. The ship accommodates 2,850 guests, has a total of 16 passenger decks and a gross tonnage of 122,000 tons. Its features include fine-dining restaurants, leisure facilities and spacious staterooms.
Helen Beck, Regional Director – International Representatives – EMEA for Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises said Celebrity Solstice is one of the five luxurious ships in the Solstice class that sets a new benchmark for exquisite cuisine. “Celebrity Cruises offers the ultimate in premium cruising,” she said.
“Celebrity Solstice’s passion for outstanding cuisine has taken the restaurants, the food and the overall dining experience to a whole new level in the cruising world. The main restaurant offers the best range of culinary dishes afloat, while The Silk Harvest restaurant serves authentic Asian food with a blend of Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine.”
Ninety percent of the vessel’s industry-first AquaClass suites face the sea and the suites are 15 percent larger than those on previous Celebrity ships, while 85 percent of all staterooms have verandas. Stateroom guests can call on a personal spa concierge for on-demand wellness programs, including meditation and yoga.
Guests can walk on real grass at the half-acre Lawn Club, experience the art of glassblowing shows at The Corning Museum of Glass, and unwind at The AquaSpa by Elemis which boasts a hammam, infrared sauna, aromatic steam room, cold room, DIY scrub and salt bar, sensory showers and acupuncture.
Celebrity Solstice is stopping in Dubai for two days on her way from Europe to Australia, after a 16-night journey from Barcelona via Egypt and Jordan. Passengers joining the vessel in Dubai will take a 12-night cruise to Oman, India, Malaysia and Singapore. On November 23, the ship sails from Singapore on a 16-night journey to Sydney.
Once in Australia, Celebrity Solstice will offer a choice of several 12/13-night sailings between Sydney and Auckland in New Zealand. There are also two complete circumnavigations of Australia between Sydney and Perth (Fremantle). Many of the itineraries include overnight stays in Sydney.
Celebrity Cruises sails in Alaska, Australia/New Zealand, California, Canada/New England, the Caribbean, Europe, Galapagos Islands, Hawaii, the Pacific Coast, Panama Canal and South America. The line also offers unique cruisetour vacations in Alaska, Australia, Canada, Europe and South America.
Noted for four of the top 10 "Top Cruise Ships in the World", as voted by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler (February 2008 readers' poll), Celebrity's current fleet includes Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Eclipse, Celebrity Reflection, Celebrity Silhouette and Celebrity Constellation. The Solstice Class was named "Best Cruise Ships" by Frommer's 2011. For more information, call your travel agent, or visit www.celebritycruises.com.
About Celebrity Cruises:
One of the fastest-growing major cruise lines, Celebrity is one of five cruise brands operated by global cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL). Celebrity’s fleet currently consists of 11 ships where the focus is on luxury, fine dining and excellent service. In addition to offering vacations visiting all continents, Celebrity also presents cruisetour experiences in Alaska, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Europe and South America. Additional information or reservations are available from travel agents, from www.royalcaribbean-arabia.com or by calling +9714 3314299. Follow Royal Caribbean Arabia on Facebook www.facebook.com/RoyalCaribbeanArabia or on Twitter www.twitter.com/RoyalCarArabia.