Launched in the city of Southampton in 2010, Celebrity Cruises’ ship Celebrity Eclipse has returned each year to sail from the UK port during the late spring, summer and autumn months. Highlights of the new 2017 season will include a Signature Event Sailing – cruises that take in incredible events – featuring the Roland-Garros French Open tennis tournament, more overnights stays in more destinations and new ports of call such as Frederica in Denmark.
With a host of awards - including the coveted ‘Best Ship from the UK’ in Cruise Critic’s 2015 Cruiser’s Choice Awards, as voted for by the UK’s most avid and knowledgeable cruisers - Celebrity Eclipse has been a firm favourite of UK and Ireland travel agents since its launch.
In 2017 Celebrity Eclipse will return to Southampton and offer sailings to Scandinavia and Russia, including one featuring the walled Danish city of Frederica; cruises to Iceland, including an overnight stay in Reykjavik; Canary Islands cruises and those also taking in the Azores; and a popular two week Mediterranean cruise.
The itineraries in the 2017 European programme for Celebrity Eclipse feature more overnight stays in destinations than ever before. As well as popular overnight stays in ports of call such as St. Petersburg, Copenhagen and Reykjavik, Celebrity Eclipse will for the first time also offer an extended overnight call in Lisbon, Portugal and Funchal, Madeira.
Sarah Harraghy, commercial sales director, Celebrity Cruises, UK and Ireland, comments: “I am thrilled to confirm that Celebrity Eclipse will return to the UK again in 2017. Due to the popularity of this ship and our European cruises, the Southampton based sailings are the very first around the world to go on sale. The addition of more overnight stays reinforces our commitment to bringing to life destinations and offering the most incredible experiences both on-land and on-board.”
Celebrity Eclipse’s 2017 itineraries go on sale to Celebrity Cruises’ Captain’s Club loyalty club on Tuesday 17 November 2015, and on general sale from Friday 20 November 2015. Agents can register their guests to for selected sailings ahead of Friday in order to secure the staterooms and dates their clients choose.
Celebrity Eclipse was extensively refurbished in 2015 and features new bars and restaurants, including the new Luminae exclusively for guests staying in Suite Class accommodation. Plus, the ship is also home to a Canyon Ranch spa; a real grass lawn on the top deck for picnics, concerts and more; private balconies on 85 per cent of staterooms, stunning boutiques from designer brands such as Michael Kors; an iLounge with Apple Specialists at Sea and much more.