For the first time ever, our revolutionary Edge® Series is sailing in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific—and Celebrity Edge®, the ship that started it all, is doing the honors. There’s never been a better time to visit the Land Down Under, and experience some of the planet’s most unique wildlife, along with incredible forests, culture-rich cities, and the legendary outback. See the stunning Sydney Opera House, from the equally stunning Magic Carpet. Go snorkeling on The Great Barrier Reef, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, and cuddle a koala in Brisbane. Visit wineries in Western Australia, and have lunch at a sidewalk café in Melbourne. There’s so many things that can only happen here, and the best way to see and do them all is with us. 

Celebrity Cruises President Laura Hodges Bethge was on Celebrity Edge
for the ship’s inaugural sailing in Australia on December 9, 2023, and had this to say:


“Seeing Celebrity Edge sail into Sydney Harbor after so many years of planning was pure magic,” said Celebrity Cruises President Laura Hodges Bethge. “I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of her first voyage in this incredible region of the world. Not only was I able to experience the extraordinary natural beauty of Australia and New Zealand with my family but I was able to spend time with our Captain’s Club members and crew onboard. They are the heartbeat of our brand and I learned so much from them. I want to give a big thank you to Captain Matt and Hotel Director Mihai for such an amazing trip and here’s to a great season of sailing down under.” 

Celebrity Edge is sailing out of Sydney until April 14, when the ship goes to Tahiti, French Polynesia, and Hawaii on its way to Alaska for the summer season. Can’t join us this winter? No problem. Celebrity Edge is returning in the fall for more adventures in Australia. We hope to see you there.

Thanks to you, our 2023 President’s Cruise in Alaska was a massive success—and we can’t wait to do it again this year. We’re trading glaciers for beaches, pine trees for palm trees, and sweaters for swimsuits, as we take the party to the sunny Caribbean. Join Celebrity Cruises President Laura Hodges Bethge on June 23 for the ultimate 6-night tropical getaway aboard our groundbreaking Celebrity Beyond℠. You’ll enjoy an epic sail away party from sunny Fort Lauderdale, and visit Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s award-winning private island destination. One of the most exclusive islands in the Caribbean, Perfect Day at CocoCay is rolling out the red carpet for our arrival, so get ready for a wide variety of surprises. You’ll also spend a day on beautiful Grand Cayman, and dine at the oldest restaurant on the island. Then, get ready for amazing Bimini, and a one-of-a-kind island-wide party just for us. On board, you’ll enjoy special events and surprises at every turn, all while meeting and sharing cruise stories with fellow Captain’s Club members. Don’t miss what’s sure to be one of the highlights of the year. Last year’s sailing sold out, so reserve your stateroom today.


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The countdown to President’s Cruise 2024 is on. Be sure to check your inbox and read every newsletter so you don’t miss a thing.

Last month, we premiered our big 2025-2026 Deployment Webinar. We have so many new places and new spaces coming your way, and we can’t wait to share them all with you. Tune in now, grab a pen and a calendar, and get ready to “X” out a lot of dates.



In our first Member Spotlight of 2024, we’re joining Captain’s Club members Cameron and Meg Miller as they enjoy the vacation of a lifetime in Japan and India aboard Celebrity Millennium®.

As a Naval Officer and former Commanding Officer who served 32 years with the Royal Canadian Navy, Cameron used to be reluctant to go on a cruise. That all changed, however, when his mother wanted to go on a family vacation at sea. Once on board, he was hooked, and he has since become a devoted Celebrity guest. “We have been cruising with Celebrity for 15 years, starting in 2009 when we explored the Caribbean on Celebrity Galaxy,” Cameron told us.

In 2021, Cameron deployed to Japan for six months as a Task Force Commander with an international team. He had planned for his wife to visit while he was stationed there. Unfortunately, the pandemic changed those plans, and she couldn’t enter the country. “We didn’t see each other, except by video link, for six months,” he said.

Fast forward to 2023, and Cameron and Meg, both now retired, decided they had unfinished business in Japan. With their 35th wedding anniversary approaching, where they would go for their milestone was never in question. “I saw Celebrity Millennium® was sailing a 15-night Trans-Pacific from Vancouver to Tokyo at the same time we wanted to start our trip,” Cameron said. “We live in Victoria, British Columbia, and thought it would be the ideal way to start our retirement trip.” Sailing to Japan would mean not having to deal with jet lag, and the sea days gave the couple ample time to celebrate in-style. They also raved to us about the service they received while on board, “From Patrick our cruise director, who kept us entertained, to Angela the hotel manager, who ensured we were always well cared for, and the rest of the crew, it was incredible,” he said.

After arriving in Japan, the Millers toured the country for seven weeks. Then they travelled to Singapore, where they once-again boarded Celebrity Millennium for another new and exciting destination: India. They were thrilled to see that Patrick and Angela were still on the ship, and their hospitality continued to make them feel like family. The itinerary also proved to be extra-special. “The ports-of-call on the way to India were enlightening. Malaysia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka showed us cultures and experiences we found so enriching. In Thailand, our ship’s tour took us to a remote village, where we were able to see how indigenous Thai people still retain their customs,” Cameron said.

Their two Indian ports were amazing, and Cameron told us how much he appreciated visiting the country while having the peace of mind and comfort of Celebrity Millennium to return to after touring. “It really helped us to acclimate to a culture and society that is so different from North America,” he said. A full three months after boarding Celebrity Millennium in Vancouver, they arrived in Mumbai, India, the final port on their awesome journey. “Our retirement trip was only made doable by the scheduling and professionalism of Celebrity Cruises,” Cameron said. “Cruising on Celebrity made our transition into retirement that much easier, and we are eagerly awaiting our next sailing—our 8th with Celebrity—and can’t wait to meet the incredible crew members who always make us feel like part of the family.”


Do you have a story from a Celebrity cruise that makes you glow just thinking about? Well, here’s your chance to share it with your fellow members. Tell us about your special sailings, celebrations, excursions, and moments, and what made them unforgettable, and if selected, you’ll be featured in a future Captain’s Club newsletter. Just fill in the survey linked below and tell us all about why your cruise was the best. We can’t wait to read the responses.



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