Let me introduce you to the 2014 President’s Cruises with Celebrity Cruises – sure to be one of the most sought-after sailings of the next year. If you like the idea of a unique voyage trying out experiences that aren’t normally available, this is something you should definitely check out.
We don’t often publicise individual cruises on this blog, even when they are a really great offer, because that’s the main purpose of our website. But when there’s something that really stands out, something truly special, well it just makes you want to talk about it.
So to the details. The President’s Cruise departs from Civitavecchia on the 26th July 2014 on-board the Celebrity Equinox for a seven-night voyage around the Mediterranean, and you might have been able to guess from the name of the cruise that it will be hosted personally by Michael Bayley, the President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises.
All of these special touches are available to Captain’s Club members at the Classic level of membership and higher. One of the best features are the exclusive dining experiences, of which there are five to choose from. For $95 per person you could enjoy ‘A Taste of Nice’, sampling four courses of Mediterranean delights including local seafood; a ‘Molecular Cocktail Dinner’ with a combination of fusion cocktails presented by liquid chef Junior Merino, and unique dishes inspired by the Qsine restaurant from chef John Suley.
The ‘New York Pop-up evening’ recreates the pop-up restaurant pioneered by Celebrity Cruises in 2012, while ‘A Taste of Spain’ brings traditional tapas together with fine wines. Or if you opt for the truly magnificent, you can enjoy a recreated menu that Celebrity Cruises prepared at the renowned James Beard House, along with a culinary and lifestyle book. This extra-special event will cost $195 per person.
And the cruise isn’t just built around food, but some of the amazing shore excursions include a hot air balloon trip exploring the majestic Tuscan countryside, a tour of the Cote d’Azur by Ferrari, and a helicopter flight. As you can imagine by the nature of these excursions, space is limited, so make sure you book both the cruise and the experiences early to avoid missing out.
And then there’s the entertainment – including live music ranging from 60s folk and pop to opera, comedy for all tastes, and famous variety acts from Broadway and the small screen.
It’s fair to say this could be one of the most exciting cruises to grace us in 2014, so get in touch with our team if you want to book. Just visit the cruise118 homepage for more details.
By Ian Lewis