Celebrity Quest, the luxurious 710-guest vessel that will join
Celebrity Cruises’ “Celebrity Expeditions” brand later this year,
will pair the best of Celebrity with exceptional experiences in
European destinations less traveled.
“The upscale, smaller nature of Celebrity Quest allows us greater
versatility in deployment, so our itineraries feature destinations
that are likely to be new discoveries for even the most experienced
European travelers,” said Celebrity President Dan Hanrahan.
“Our Celebrity Expeditions fleet offers unparalleled service,
including butler service and concierge-style amenities in every
stateroom; extraordinary dining experiences; and revitalizing spa
programs all within a relaxed yet stylish atmosphere, and paired
with truly exotic destinations and unique shore excursions.”
Celebrity Quest rounds out the Celebrity Expeditions brand when she
joins sister ship Celebrity Journey, along with the megayacht,
Celebrity Xpedition, which sails year-round in the Galapagos
Islands. Celebrity Quest will introduce 25 new ports in Europe for
the Celebrity brand, including a series of unique overnight stays,
offering guests a more immersive experience in intriguing
destinations.Celebrity Quest begins Celebrity Expeditions’
inaugural Europe season with a 14-night transatlantic voyage that
departs Miami on April 12, 2008, featuring the brand’s first calls
on Alicante and Gijon, Spain, and Bonifacio, Corsica.
The ship then presents a 14-night “Best of Italy” cruise from Rome
that includes overnight stays in Sorrento, Venice, and Livorno
(Florence/Pisa), and visits to Monopoli, Ravenna and Sardinia,
Italy, as well as Split, Croatia, and Taormina, Sicily.
An early-season, special-interest cruise allows film enthusiasts to
enjoy favorite offerings on the silver screen amidst the beauty of
the Mediterranean on Celebrity Quest’s Cannes Film Festival cruise
round-trip from Civitavecchia (Rome) on May 10. The cruise includes
three consecutive nights in Cannes when the city hosts the world’s
most prestigious film festival.
At the height of her European season, Celebrity Quest’s 14-night
Mediterranean sailings round-trip from Rome from May through
September feature overnight stays in Livorno and Barcelona, plus
visits to Sorrento, Portofino, Monte Carlo, Sete, Malta and
Celebrity Quest will also offer several special sailings in Europe.
The ship sails through the Black Sea on a 14-night cruise from Rome
to Athens on July 5 and Aug. 2, with overnight stays in both
Ephesus (Kusadasi) and Istanbul, Turkey, and including visits to
the coastal communities of Sinop, Turkey; Yalta, Sevastopol, and
Odessa, Ukraine; and Varna, Bulgaria.
The Celebrity Quest visits ancient empires on 14-night itineraries
in June, October and November, with visits to five locations in
Turkey, including an overnight stay in Istanbul; the Greek islands
of Chios and Santorini; Limassol, Cyprus; Alexandria, Egypt, and
Additionally, three 14-night sailings departing Athens on June 21,
July 19 and Aug.16 feature a series of overnight stays in Ephesus
(Kusadasi), Turkey, Sorrento, and Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy,
and several visits to Greece’s lesser-known island gems.
Celebrity Quest and her sister ship, Celebrity Journey, offer 15
classes of accommodations, all featuring butler service as well as
concierge-style amenities, including fresh-cut flowers, fresh
fruit, Elemis toiletries, complimentary use of Frette cotton robes,
flat-panel TVs and European bedding.