SAIL BEYOND BORDERS
Our 2018/19 season in Asia delivers two incredible vacation options we've never offered before. The first is our new Grand Spice Route Tour—a 29–night journey from the Arabian Peninsula to the Far East. On back-to-back sailings aboard Celebrity Constellation®, you'll follow the path of the ancient spice trade route. Visit 14 cities in 7 countries, with overnight stays in Bangkok, Singapore, and Hong Kong. We're also excited to announce our Celebrity Explorations: Africa and the Arabian Peninsula package. Get an authentic safari adventure in Tanzania with luxurious lodging, fully–guided tours, air travel, and a Celebrity Concierge to make sure your time ashore is perfect—all paired with a cruise that explores the intriguing cities of the Arabian Peninsula and India.
New Tours / Vacation Packages
In our 2018/19 Asia season, we're also including a new and exciting Signature Event Sailings—Chinese New Year in Hong Kong—and returning to the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival in Taipei and New Year's Fireworks in Dubai.
14-Night Chinese New Year Event Sailing
Departing from Shanghai, China on February 3, 2019
It's impossible not to get swept up in the energy of the city's biggest festival. Visit temples full of people praying for good fortune. Shop bustling markets. Watch the fabulous parade during the day and the breathtaking fireworks display above the harbor at night.
14-Night Pingxi Lantern Festival Event Sailings
Departing from Singapore, Asia on February 18, 2018
Stare in wonder at the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival in Taipei, as thousands of glowing lanterns are released into the night sky to celebrate the first full moon of the Chinese New Year, each one carrying someone's hand–written wish to the heavens.
14-Night New Year's Fireworks in Dubai Event Sailing
Departing from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on December 22, 2018
During your Arabian Sea & India Cruise, ring in the New Year aboard the coolest party afloat, mesmerized by the record–setting fireworks that light up downtown Dubai from the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.
New Ports of Call
It's a new season of places to visit to enrich and expand your world.
Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates
The largest natural island in the UAE, Sir Bani Yas is a nature–based destination alive with wildlife and adventure activities, horseback riding stables and historical sites, Sir Bani Yas Island is one of the eight which make up the Desert Islands in Al Gharbia. More than half the island is made up of the Arabian Wildlife Park, one of region's largest wildlife reserves, which is home to more than 10,000 free roaming animals including Arabian Oryx, gazelles and giraffes, hyenas and cheetahs.
Ships that sail Asia
Sexy, stylish spaces make you feel like you're in one of the world's best boutique hotels, only with better scenery. And we have the awards to prove it.
Celebrity Millennium will once again visit the Far East with itineraries ranging from 13– to 14–night sailings that are a variety of round–trip and open ended sailings from Tokyo (Yokhoma), Shanghai (Baoshan), Hong Kong, and Singapore.
Celebrity Constellation returns to the Arabian Peninsula and India with 12– to 15–night sailings from Abu Dhabi and Singapore. With such a wide variety of sailings to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect itinerary to explore the ancient cultures, lush landscapes, cosmopolitan cities, and diverse people.
Destination on board
We bring Asia right on board–before you even get there—with destination experts offering engaging talks, activities, and shore excursions. Savor authentic dishes aboard, and join chef–hosted excursions that take you on a culinary journey from market to table. Get up-close-and-personal with the cultures and customs of the Far East through performances of local artists and regional groups–right on board.
New Shore Excursion in Asia
For the first time, we're opening our shore excursions with our new sailings so you can plan your destination experiences the moment you book your Asia cruise.
Taste of Thai and Private Dinner
Discover Thai flavors on this journey to the Banzaan Fresh Market where you'll source local ingredients with our Celebrity Chef, followed by a delicious Thai lunch, a visit to a cashew nut factory, and exploration of one of the region's most revered temples. Back on the ship, you'll meet our onboard chef for a fascinating tour of the galley, followed by an intimate chef–hosted dinner featuring Thai treasures.
Ben Fogle's Great Adventures: Abu Dhabi's Enchanted Desert
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Discover Abu Dhabi's breathtaking desert dunes on an adventurous and enchanted evening that includes a 4x4 drive, a ride on a camel, sandboarding, a spectacular sunset, and a sumptuous Arabian feast under the stars. Have your camera ready for breathtaking photo opportunities. Watch the sunset over a glass of sparkling date juice. Then, ride a camel across the otherworldly desert landscape. Finally, sit down for a delicious Arabian feast under the stars.
Chiran and Ibusuki Sand Bath Experience
Discover Japanese history and culture at Chiran, followed by time to relax at one of Japan's most well–known hot springs. Pause for a stunning photo at Lake Ikeda. Savor a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Then, travel to one of Japan's most celebrated hot springs for a sand bath experience. Wear a kimono and lie back as you are covered in the warm sand up to your neck. Rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.