Celebrity Cruises has released a brand new range of exclusive, locally-inspired shore excursions designed for small groups to enjoy more in-depth experiences in the regions they visit.
The first tours in the growing Celebrity Discovery Collection will be offered in the Western Mediterranean, with more tours being added globally throughout 2018.
Created with both the seasoned wanderer and new-to-cruise in mind, the tours range from eclectic, off-the-beaten-path adventures for the naturally curious explorer, to tours that take travellers to the must-see locales of every port. With a maximum of 24 guests in each tour, guests will get more time at each location, individual interaction with their guide, and a more up close and personal travel experience.
“My last visit to the gorgeous Western Mediterranean acted as the inspiration behind the new Celebrity Discovery Collection tours. We were so inspired by the many hidden gems we were exposed to during our time exploring this stunning region, and wanted to offer our guests these truly unique, behind-the-scenes, exclusive experiences; and thus the Celebrity Discovery Collection was born,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises.
Susan Bonner, VP, Revenue Management and Onboard Revenue, Celebrity Cruises, added: “We wanted to design a fresh collection of excursions that would immerse guests into the various inspired locales we visit throughout the Western Mediterranean and give them more of a taste – literally – of what the region has to offer, with destination-and culinary-focused experiences. From cherished icons and famous landmarks to fabulous restaurants and more, these experiences were carefully curated to help small, intimate groups delve deep into the region like never before.”
New Celebrity Discovery Collection Shore Excursions include:
- French Day Experience in Nice at St. Paul de Vence
Guests will venture into a 17th century underground vault and storied wine shop in Old Nice, enjoy lunch at Michelin-starred restaurant La Colle-sur-Loup, and visit the enchanting St. Paul de Vence.
- Italian Pasta Experience
Guests will arrive at the famed Martelli pasta factory by carriage for a tour of the facilities, followed by an entertaining pasta-making demonstration at Torre a Cenaia in Tuscany.
- Barcelona’s Secret Basilica – Concert at the Bell Tower
Guests will be transported back in time with a live concert of medieval music at Basilica del Pi’s bell tower.
- Valldemossa and Exclusive Lunch in Deia
Guests will explore the Mallorcan countryside, enjoy a private piano concert and visit the La Cartuja ancient monastery.
For more information head to www.celebritycruises.com/shore-excursions/shore-ex/discovery-collection.
SOURCE: Celebrity Cruises