Feb 08

Celebrity Cruises’ 2012 Transatlantic Sailings to Amplify Popular Activities Program, Feature More Dynamic Onboard Options Than Ever Before

MIAMI, Feb. 8, 2012/PRNewswire/ — From Riedel comparative wine glass workshops to cooking competitions, from Rosetta Stonelanguage lessons to iPhoto classes, from wellness workshops to pool volleyball with the ship’s officers, the popular Celebrity Life activity program offers a multitude of ways to enjoy a modern luxury experience on every Celebrity Cruises vacation. This year, the premium cruise brand is making its already rich Celebrity Life lineup even more robust on its transatlantic sailings and calling it “Celebrity Life Plus,” amplifying the “Taste,” “Learn,” “Revive” and “Play” themes known for exciting and entertaining vacationers year-round.

“Experienced cruisers know that transatlantic cruises offer an ideal opportunity to spend luxurious days at sea learning new things, exploring new tastes, recharging, or simply having fun,” saidLisa Lutoff-Perlo, Senior Vice President,Hotel Operations,Celebrity Cruises. “The introduction of Celebrity Life Plus takes everything our guests already love about these sailings and about Celebrity Life and marries the two, resulting in the most comprehensive, enriching, exciting and fun long cruises, offering incredible speakers and other exclusive activities.  Never before have we had such a wide array of offerings and activities on one sailing.”

In a single transatlantic cruise, Celebrity Life Plus will offer cruisers as much immersion as a theme cruise, but while actual theme cruises focus on one area of interest, Celebrity Life Plus offers a robust breadth of activities focused on multiple themes.

Vacationers who wish to explore their love of food and wine will revel in the opportunity to hear from guest chefs and wine educators, who will present cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, book signings, food-and-wine pairing dinners and more, on each transatlantic cruise.

Those who wish to sharpen their mind will take pleasure in learning from dynamic speakers from Smithsonian Journeys, the program known for often unrivaled expertise that provides Celebrity’s destination lectures on many of its regular cruises throughout the year. Astronomy expertsDavid HughesandSteve Maranwill be onboard select sailings, as will art history expertAllison JessingandMark Kaufman, an expert in the burgeoning science of life beyond Earth.

Additionally, former Olympic gold medalistFrank Shorterand Hall of Fame professional basketball playerNancy Liebermanwill share their experiences in the world of sports.

Additional special interest speakers will include naturalists, oceanographers and guest artists. The first of these will be the first at-sea appearance by the renowned palette knife artistGraham Denison, a master of contemporary impressionism whose work has been prominently featured by TheWalt Disney Companyand other leading consumer brands. Denison will be on the first 2012 spring transatlantic sailing painting live in a studio setting, offering guests an interactive class and hosting question-and-answer sessions. Guests with an interest in bringing out their own inner artist can participate in additional interactive classes led by master artists fromMiami Beach’s ArtCenter / South Florida.  Classes will include jewelry making, mosaics, drawing, Chinese brush painting and watercolor.

Vacationers who wish to use their time onboard to focus on their wellness will enjoy Celebrity Life’s special fitness programming; Celebrity will introduce the popular Latin and internationally inspired dance-fitness class “Zumba Fitness” into its Celebrity Life Plus line-up. The program has over 12 million followers in 125 countries. Celebrity Life Plus will offer two classes a day, led by Zumba instructors who are part of the “Zumba Instructor Networkâ„¢” and who hold licenses to teach specialty Zumba classes –Zumba Gold(for the active older adult) and Aqua Zumba, which Zumba calls “the ultimate pool party.”

The cruises that will feature Celebrity Life Plus are:

  • 14-night voyage on Celebrity Solstice, departingFort Lauderdale, Florida onApril 15, 2012 and arriving inBarcelona, Spain onApril 29
  • 10-night cruise on Celebrity Eclipse, departingMiami, Florida onApril 21, 2012 and arriving inSouthampton, England onMay 1
  • 15-night cruise on Celebrity Constellation, departingFort Lauderdale onMay 5, 2012 and arriving inAmsterdam,Holland onMay 20
  • 14-night cruise on Celebrity Equinox, departingFort Lauderdale onApril 16, 2012 and arriving inRome (Civitavecchia),Italy onApril 30
  • 9-night cruise on Celebrity Silhouette, departing Cape Liberty (Bayonne),New Jersey onApril 22, 2012 and arriving inRome (Civitavecchia) onMay 1
  • 13-night cruise on Celebrity Eclipse, departingSouthampton onOctober 27, 2012 and arriving inFort Lauderdale onNovember 9
  • 14-night cruise on Celebrity Equinox, departingRome (Civitavecchia) onNovember 26, 2012 and arriving inFort Lauderdale onDecember 10
  • 15-night cruise on Celebrity Constellation, departingSouthampton onNovember 30, 2012 and arriving inMiami onDecember 16
  • 15-night cruise on Celebrity Silhouette, departingRome (Civitavecchia) onDecember 1, 2012 and arriving inFort Lauderdale onDecember 16

Additional details are available at www.celebritycruises.com/celebritylifeplus. Select Celebrity Life Plus and Celebrity Life activities require a fee.