Signature Event Sailings

Turn an exciting world event into an exhilarating vacation

So many wonderful events and celebrations take place all over the world. Join us on a vacation where you can be part of the excitement, while being indulged on board, for an experience that will leave you restored and renewed and even more
world-savvy than you were before.

Each Signature Event Sailing offers a cruise plus unique shore excursions that highlight your world event by either putting you in the middle of the action or giving you a VIP vantage point. Also, on board, you'll be entertained, educated, and engaged with unique shows, speakers, and activities inspired by the itinerary's event. Your takeaway? The full event experience.

To reserve your Signature Event Sailing, book online, call us at 1-877-812-4739, or contact your travel agent.

2016 Sailings

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

14 nights

Arabian Sea & Suez CanalNovember 14, 2016

Departing from: Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Feel the adrenaline rush as drivers race past on Abu Dhabi's thrilling Formula 1 course. It's the largest international sporting event in the region. Experience the much-anticipated final race of the F1 season.

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On Shore:

  • Take in spectacular views of the thrilling course and waterfront scenery.
  • Watch drivers negotiate the circuit's tightest hairpin turn from your premium North Lounge seats.
  • Enjoy three days' access to the F1 Village, entertainment areas, Ferrari World, Yas Water World, and Yas Marina.
  • Indulge in star-studded performances headlined by the Chemical Brothers and Rihanna.
  • Join our Chef's Market Discovery tour and dinner.

On Board:

  • Learn about motorsports from Clive Steeper, driver, manager, and expert in Formula 1, Le Mans, and other racing categories.
  • Enjoy the Indulgence cocktail party with extravaganza dessert.

New Years Fireworks in Dubai

14 nights

Arabian Sea & India December 19, 2016

Departing from: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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.

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On Shore:

  • Celebrate New Year's Eve in style on a private yacht with personalized butler service or over a sumptuous dinner at the Four Seasons Dubai Mercury Lounge.
  • Marvel at Dubai's beautiful skyline and enjoy unparalleled views of the city's world-renowned New Year's fireworks displays.
  • Dubai broke the world record for fireworks by setting of 479,651 fireworks to bring in 2014
  • Both the Burj Kalifa and Downtown Dubai will be illuminated with fireworks

On Board:

  • Join the rich and famous in Dubai for New Years to view the fabulous fireworks from the comfort of your ship.

2017 Sailings

Carnaval

14 nights

South America & Carnaval February 19, 2017

Departing from: Buenos Aires, Argentina

A once-in-a-lifetime experience, the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro is considered the biggest carnaval in the world with amazing floats, costumes, music, and a multitude of fellow revelers.

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On Shore:

  • Samba down the Sambadrome of Rio during Carnaval in an extravagant costume and makeup, and experience the iconic Samba Parade in the ultimate grandstand or VIP seating.

On Board:

  • Take samba lessons by day, then dance all night at our Latin party, Sizzle, with music from South Beach to South America.

Mardi Gras in New Orleans

11 nights

Mardi Gras & Caribbean February 20, 2017

Departing from: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

On your Mardi Gras and Caribbean cruise, take in the electrifying music, dazzling floats, and teeming crowds of New Orleans from your own private grandstand. Catch colorful beads as Mardi Gras crews float by your grandstand.

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On Shore:

  • Experience New Orleans' famous annual Mardi Gras parade like you never imagined with exciting grandstand seating.
  • Join in on the fun and excitement of Mardi Gras as the extravagant floats and costumed entertainers pass you by.

On Board:

  • Hear jazz performers and speakers on board before you dock for Mardi Gras.

New Orleans Jazz Fest

11 nights

Jazz Fest & Caribbean Cruise April 24, 2017

Departing from: Miami, Florida

Jazz it up in The Big Easy. Our newest Signature Event Sailing puts you right in the middle of the biggest gathering of jazz enthusiasts in New Orleans.

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On Shore:

  • Gain a VIP perspective on this iconic world event, which draws 425,000 fans.
  • See and hear many of the greats in jazz.
  • Celebrate a uniquely American musical style for three days and two nights.
  • Spend the rest of your 11-night vacation lounging in the tropics.
  • Explore The Bahamas, Key West, Cozumel, and Costa Maya.

On Board:

  • Embark at trendy Miami.
  • Enjoy onboard programming that expands on the jazz experience
  • Take home cherished memories that only Celebrity Cruises can deliver.
The French Open Signature Sailing

The French Open

14 nights

British Isles & French Open June 4, 2017

Departing from: Southampton

See who takes home the title of French Open Champion with VIP seats for the final matches in Paris.

Biggest Regatta at Sea

Sailing's Biggest Regatta

9 nights

Bermuda Cruise June 18, 2017

Departing from: Cape Liberty, NJ

Watch yacht crews go head-to-head for one of sailing's most coveted trophies in Bermuda.

July 4th and Canada Day

July 4 and Canada Day

10 nights

Independence Day Cruise June 27, 2017

Departing from: Cape Liberty, NJ

Enjoy Canada's 150th birthday bash in Halifax before celebrating Independence Day with fireworks in Boston, cradle of the American Revolution.

The British Open Cruise

The British Open

12 nights

British Isles & The Open July 18, 2017

Departing from: Amsterdam

Tee it up with three PGA pros for a round of golf on stunning courses in select destinations on your British Open sailing.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

12 nights

British Isles Cruise August 11, 2017

Departing from: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journey to the stunning Edinburgh Castle to experience Scotland's largest and most popular event, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. "Tattoo" is the traditional signal used to call British soldiers to return to their quarters. Over time, the custom evolved to become one of the world's most spectacular visual and musical celebrations.

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On Shore:

  • In 2015, attend the British Open at St. Andrews Golf Course escorted by Steve Parry, a golf pro who competed in the 2007 tournament. Tee up yourself in three different ports of call. In 2016, attend the final two days of the tournament at Royal Troon Golf Club and see the winner crowned.

On Board:

  • In 2015, attend golf clinics and an exclusive cocktail party. Join in as Steve Parry shares his pro golfer experiences. The tournament will be broadcast on the ship and food and beverages will be served.
  • Get golf lessons from a pro on the British Open sailing.
New Years Fireworks in Dubai

New Years Fireworks in Dubai

14 nights

Arabian Sea & India Cruise December 19, 2017

Departing from: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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.

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On Shore:

  • Celebrate New Year's Eve in style on a private yacht with personalized butler service or over a sumptuous dinner at the Four Seasons Dubai Mercury Lounge.
  • Marvel at Dubai's beautiful skyline and enjoy unparalleled views of the city's world-renowned New Year's fireworks displays.
  • Dubai broke the world record for fireworks by setting of 479,651 fireworks to bring in 2014
  • Both the Burj Kalifa and Downtown Dubai will be illuminated with fireworks

On Board:

  • Join the rich and famous in Dubai for New Years to view the fabulous fireworks from the comfort of your ship.

2018 Sailings

Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro

Carnaval

14 nights

South America & Carnaval February 4, 2018

Departing from: Buenos Aires, Argentina

A once-in-a-lifetime experience, the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro is considered the biggest carnaval in the world with amazing floats, costumes, music, and a multitude of fellow revelers.

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On Shore:

  • Samba down the Sambadrome of Rio during Carnaval in an extravagant costume and makeup, and experience the iconic Samba Parade in the ultimate grandstand or VIP seating.

On Board:

  • Take samba lessons by day, then dance all night at our Latin party, Sizzle, with music from South Beach to South America.
Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Mardi Gras in New Orleans

10 nights

Mardi Gras & Caribbean February 9, 2018

Departing from: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

On your Mardi Gras and Caribbean cruise, take in the electrifying music, dazzling floats, and teeming crowds of New Orleans from your own private grandstand. Catch colorful beads as Mardi Gras crews float by your grandstand.

Close

On Shore:

  • Experience New Orleans' famous annual Mardi Gras parade like you never imagined with exciting grandstand seating.
  • Join in on the fun and excitement of Mardi Gras as the extravagant floats and costumed entertainers pass you by.

On Board:

  • Hear jazz performers and speakers on board before you dock for Mardi Gras.
Pingxi Lantern Festival

Pingxi Lantern Festival

14 nights

Thailand, Vietnam & Taiwan February 18, 2017

Departing from: Singapore

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.