Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
Getting there is half the fun, and in 2023 that couldn’t be truer than with our Grand Journey aboard Celebrity Edge®. Combine as many as four incredible back-to-back sailings into one epic vacation for up to 52 nights of in-depth exploration. Step aboard this once-in-a-lifetime experience in Rome, Italy, and travel from the Old World to The Land Down Under with Sydney, Australia as your final destination. Along the way, you’ll pass through the Suez Canal. Follow the western end of the spice route along the Arabian and India coasts. You’ll visit 11 countries and visit 25 of the most interesting places on the planet, including Aqaba, Jordan; Mumbai (Bombay), India; Dubai, UAE; Phuket, Thailand; Singapore, and Christchurch, New Zealand—to name a few. All put together, these amazing back-to-back sailings also include overnight stays in some of the most alluring places in the region, such as Benoa, Bali, Indonesia; Colombo, Sri Lanka, and Auckland, New Zealand. Of course, there will be plenty of time to unwind aboard one of the most indulgent ships at sea. Take advantage of The Spa with destination inspired treatments. Dine in distinctive restaurants featuring menus crafted by our Michelin-starred chef. Step out at night and sip your favorite hand-crafted cocktails on the Magic Carpet as you soar over the open sea. And sail carefree knowing the whole time you’re on board, your drinks, Wi-Fi, and tips are Always Included℠.* This experience is the perfect blend of exploration and relaxation on a Grand Journey that spans more than 10,000 nautical miles.
14-Night Suez Canal Cruise. Explore the iconic sights of Rome before stepping aboard Celebrity Edge® in Civitavecchia for your Grand Journey. Experience the romance and delicious cuisine of Sicily. Travel back to the 5th century B.C. in Athens at historic must-sees like the Acropolis. Embark on the once-in-a-lifetime experience of cruising through the Suez Canal on your way to Aqaba, Jordan, where you can explore another bucket-list wonder, Petra. And finally, discover Abu Dhabi and Dubai, two desert metropolises known for incredible architecture, luxury shopping, and nightlife.
12-Night India, Sri Lanka, & Thailand Cruise. In Dubai, explore the 160-story Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper. Discover the colorful bazaars of Mumbai and the ancient cave temples on nearby Elephanta Island. Experience the many cultures that have converged in the port of Cochin. An overnight stay in Colombo, Sri Lanka gives you time to take in all its sights and delicacies. Kick back on the legendary beaches of Phuket by day, and then browse its exciting night markets. Wrap it up with some retail therapy in cosmopolitan Singapore.
14-Nights Bali & Australia Cruise. Continue your exploration of Singapore’s dazzling modern architecture and stunning green spaces. Enjoy two full days and an overnight to discover as many of Bali’s world-famous beaches as you want. Your first stop in Australia, Darwin, is a nature lover’s dream. In Cairns and Airlie Beach, you’ll have easy access to the Great Barrier Reef—the world’s largest continuous reef system. Then, take in views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge as you sail into this iconic city for the first time on your journey.
12-Nights New Zealand Cruise. Discover even more of Sydney’s vibrant neighborhoods and melting pot of cuisines. Then, explore both the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Experience three of country’s most breathtaking places—Milford, Dusky, and Doubtful Sounds. Embark on wine and beer tastings. Take a multi-day excursion to Queenstown. Enjoy an overnight stay in Auckland and try the city’s eclectic bars and restaurants—or the secluded beaches on Waiheke Island. Your Grand Journey concludes back in Sydney, so if there’s anything you missed, now’s your second chance.
*“Always Included” Pricing Packages apply to sailings booked and departing on or after November 17, 2020, excluding Galapagos cruises, in an inside through AquaClass stateroom (“Eligible Bookings”). All guests in an Eligible Booking who choose the “Always Included” pricing package will receive a Classic Drinks Package, an unlimited Surf WiFi package and tips.