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Celebrity announces bonus 52-night Rome to Sydney repositioning cruise for the Edge

Celebrity Cruises has unveiled a stunning Rome to Sydney repositioning cruise aboard the technologically advanced Celebrity Edge.

The ship will be on her way Down Under for her inaugural season in Australia.

“This Grand Voyage is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reconnect with the world, experience new cultures, explore diverse and exotic landscapes, and experience something new and exciting every day, all while sailing in complete luxury on board a ship uniquely designed to connect guests with their surroundings,” said Tim Jones, Vice President and Managing Director for Celebrity Cruises Australia, New Zealand and APAC.

“This is your chance to tick the places you’ve been dreaming about off your Bucket List in one exceptional holiday, with the added luxury of your favourite amenities Always Included.”

Departing from Rome, Italy, on 30 October 2023, guests will go from the old world to one of the world’s most iconic cities with Sydney, Australia as the final destination on 21 December 2023.

Here’s what’s included:

  • 52-nights of luxury, combining as many as four incredible back-to-back sailings into one holiday
  • Visit 11 countries, including 25 of the most interesting places on the planet, including Aqaba, Jordan to ride the camels in Wadi Rum, and Mubai (Bombay), the Gateway of India
  • Spanning more than 10,000 nautical miles, the Grand Journey is a once-in-a-lifetime experience
  • Take part in a historic journey as Celebrity Edge makes her Southern Hemisphere debutCelebrity Cruises has unveiled a Grand Journey from Rome to Sydney in 2023, when the much-anticipated Celebrity Edge comes down to Australia.The 52-night sailing aboard the award-winning Celebrity Edge will involve 11 countries and 10,000 nautical miles.

Camels in the desert of Jordan, Aqaba, Wadi Rum

Grand Journey itineraries include:

14-Night Suez Canal Cruise | Rome to Dubai | 30 October 2023
o Ports: Rome, Italy; Sicily, Italy; Athens, Greece; Suez Canal; Aqaba, Jordan; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Dubai, UAE
o Itinerary highlights:Explore the iconic sites of Rome, travel back to the 5th century B.C. in Athens, embark on the once-in-a-lifetime experience of cruising through the Suez Canal, explore another bucket-list wonder, Petra, ride the camels in Wadi Rum, Jordan.

12-Night India, Sri Lanka, & Thailand Cruise | Dubai to Singapore | 13 November 2023
o Ports: Dubai, UAE; Mumbai, India; Cochin, India; Colombo, SriLanka (over night stay); Phuket, Thailand; Singapore
o Itinerary highlights:Explore the ancient cave temples nearby Elephanta Island, experience the many cultures that have converged in the port of Cochin, overnight stay in Colombo, Sri Lanka, indulge in some retail therapy in cosmopolitan Singapore.

• 14-Nights Bali & Australia Cruise | Singapore to Sydney | 25 November 2023

o Ports:Singapore, Benoa, Bali (over night stay); Darwin, Australia; Cairns, Australia; Airlie Beach, Australia; Sydney, Australia

o Itinerary highlights: Singapore’s dazzling modern architecture and stunning green spaces, two full days and an overnight to discover Bali’s many world-famous beaches, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns, and take in views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge as Celebrity Edge sails into Sydney Harbour for the first time.

• 12-Nights New Zealand Cruise | Round trip from Sydney | 9 December 2023
o Ports: Auckland, NewZealand (over night stay); Tauranga, New Zealand; Napier, New Zealand; Christchurch, New Zealand; Dunedin, New Zealand; Dusky, Doubtful and Milford Sounds, New Zealand
o Itinerary highlights: Explore both the North and South Islands of New Zealand and three of country’s most breathtaking places—Milford, Dusky, and Doubtful Sounds, embark on wine and beer tastings, take a multi-day excursion to Queenstown, enjoy an overnight stay in Auckland and try the city’s eclectic bars and restaurants—or the secluded beaches on Waiheke Island.

The cost:

Celebrity maintains the Edge is perfectly designed to allow guests to disconnect from the world  yet experience the destinations on this journey.

The Retreat is so much more than a suite, it’s your all-areas access to the most exclusive and luxurious areas and experiences on board. Watch the wonders of the world from the floor-to-ceiling windows of your stunning accommodation by world- renowned designers, savour the flavours of your surroundings in a private restaurant by Michelin-star chef Daniel Boulud, allow your Personal Retreat Host to cater to your every need, and join us on the exclusive lounge and sundeck – The Retreat is your luxurious home away from home as you sail the most amazing corners of the world.

Spa with destination-inspired treatments and surprising wellness features such as, dine in distinctive while simultaneously reconnecting with the world that surrounds them – Celebrity Edge ensures guests can soak up both the incredible destinations they visit and enjoy an unrivalled ship experience at their fingertips. Take advantage of The restaurants featuring menus crafted by Michelin-starred chefs, and sip your favourite hand-crafted cocktails on the Magic Carpet as you soar over the open sea.

And, holiday carefree knowing the whole time you’re on board, your drinks, Wi-Fi, and service charges are Always Included*.