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Cruise Itineraries You Can’t Miss in 2018 and 2019

January 9, 2017

Celebrity Cruises is excitedly announcing its cruise schedule for 2018 and 2019. New sailings are continuing to be released and right now the tally stands at: 283 destinations in 77 countries across the world, including new ports of call, plus over 188 exciting overnights in 41 cities and 28 double overnight stays in seven different ports. To give you a taste of just how incredible these upcoming sailings are, here are six different itineraries departing in 2018 or 2019. Read them and start dreaming about which one you most

Carnaval in Rio

Experience the thrilling wonder of one of the largest festivals in the world at Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. On the South America Celebrity Cruises 2019 sailing departing February 27, 2019, you’ll leave from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and travel to four different ports. One of those ports is Rio and you’ll be able to purchase tickets to attend the festival during your three days in port there. The other ports where you’ll spend a day are Montevideo, Urugay, and Buzios and Sao Paulo in Brazil.

New Year’s Eve in Dubai

If you watched a roundup of New Year’s Eve celebrations around the world this past New Year’s after the ball dropped, then you were probably pretty wowed by the firework spectacle in Dubai, which is set from the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and magnificently fills up the sky with bursts of color. The Celebrity Constellation will take you there on its New Year’s Eve itinerary that departs December 22, 2018. You’ll have three relaxing days at sea before before spending a few days exploring New Mangalore, Goa, and Bombay, India, before traveling onto Dubai, where you’ll ring in 2019 in style. After the New Year, you’ll cruise to Sir Bani Yas, UAE, where you’ll spend the day before heading back to Dubai to end your cruise.

Panama Canal Cruise from California

Hey West Coasters, don’t miss out on the new exciting sailing in 2018 that takes you through the Panama Canal and around Central America and leaves from easy-to-get-to San Diego, California. There’s nothing quite like sailing through the lock system of the Panama Canal and seeing it in action right from the ship. Start planning this epic cruise now, which you can also do in modern luxury thanks to Celebrity Infinity’s September 9, 2018 sailing. When not traveling through the Panama Canal, you’ll travel aboard the comfortable ship to Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; and Colon, Panama, before ending your cruise in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Pingxi Lantern Festival in Asia

If you’ve always been intrigued by the lantern lightings and festivals in Asia, but aren’t sure how to attend one, you’re in luck: just hop on Celebrity Cruises’ February 18, 2018 sailing onboard the Celebrity Millennium. You’ll travel around Southeast Asia for 14 nights, during which you’ll get the chance to experience the Pingxi Lantern Festival while in Taipei, Taiwan. The festival celebrates the first full moon of the Chinese New Year by releasing thousands of lanterns into the sky, each holding someone’s wish. It is a truly awe-inspiring site to see the brightly glowing lanterns illuminated against the nighttime sky. Your cruise departs from Singapore, and in addition to Taipei, you’ll also stop in Ko Samui and Bankgok in Thailand, and Ho Chi Minh and Hue Danang in Vietnam, before ending your cruise in Hong Kong.

New Zealand and Overnight Stays Down Under

New Zealand is high on many people’s lists to travel to and there is a huge variety of things to see and do on the island. The Celebrity Solstice cruise departing January 17, 2019, has an itinerary that lets you experience a lot of it. On the 14-night itinerary you’ll take off from the vibrant city of Auckland, New Zealand, and travel around both the North and South Island of the country as you stop at Bay of Islands, Tauranga, Wellington, Picton, Akaroa, Dunedin, Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound, and the majestic Milford Sound, before traveling onto Tasmania. Your time in Tasmania will be special as you’ll stay overnight in the city of Hobart, giving you extra time to explore this small island just south of mainland Australia’s east coast. You’ll finish your cruise in Sydney, Australia, where you can do a post-cruise vacation there to easily explore the iconic city.

Short on Time Getaways

Have limited vacation time? Then you’ll love that this popular itinerary is coming back in 2018 and 2019: 4- and 5-night Bahamas sailings departing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Get away for a blissful respite in the gorgeous and laidback port town of Nassau in the the Bahamas. While there, snorkel through the coral reefs of the Bahamas, walk around the candy-colored buildings downtown, taste rum, go jet skiing, or take your pick from a multitude of other adventurous or relaxing activities.

Ready to reserve your spot on one of these epic cruises? Visit Celebrity Cruises or speak with your travel agent.

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