Celebrity Cruises Honoured at AFTA National Travel Industry Awards
20th July 2015 - Celebrity Cruises has been honoured at the AFTA National Travel Industry Awards in Sydney on Saturday evening. The highest rated cruise brand in Australia*, Celebrity Cruises, won Best Cruise Ship - Domestic with Celebrity Solstice.
Celebrity Cruises was also a finalist for the Best Cruise Operator - International category, which was won by sister brand, Royal Caribbean International.
"Our travel agent partners play a huge role in the success of our cruise brands sailing in Australia," said Sean Treacy, commercial director, RCL Cruises, Australia & South East Asia. "It is a great honour that the high quality of cruise offering from Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International has been recognised and we are truly grateful to the industry for their ongoing support."
The upcoming 2015/16 season will see Celebrity Solstice, Australia's highest rated cruise ship* sailing her fourth local season from Sydney. Celebrity Solstice will also be joined by Celebrity Millennium, who will call by Australia during two sailings in her Asian season. The season will kick off with the arrival of Celebrity Solstice on Wednesday 21st October. This will also see the arrival of the new Suite Class experience to Australia. Launched in April this year, all Suite bookings onboard Celebrity Cruises receive a host of added extras. New Suite Class amenities include complimentary dining at the exclusive Luminae restaurant, a VIP Lounge, complimentary beverages and specialty dining experiences, unlimited WiFi and more.
Launched only seven years ago, the 122,000-tonne Celebrity Solstice is the youngest superliner to be based in Australia and New Zealand. The modern luxury ship brings a number of "firsts" to local cruising, including the Lawn Club - half an acre of freshly manicured real grass on the upper decks; a glass-blowing studio from the famed Corning Museum of Glass; and 85 per cent of her staterooms have their own private balcony - the highest ratio of any superliner in the world. Her other elegant offerings include exceptional spa treatments in the world-renowned Canyon Ranch SpaClub, AquaClass staterooms, which offer spa-related amenities, stylish and ten remarkable dining choices, including Tuscan Grille, Murano Restaurant, Silk Harvest Restaurant and the Grand Epernay Dining Room with its dazzling two-storey glass wine tower.
*According to Berlitz Guide