Celebrity Cruises' most recent slate of itinerary openings offers unforgettable experiences sure to please nature lovers, wine enthusiasts, and cruise aficionados. Yesterday, the top-rated line opened 2008 bookings for its Alaska, Hawaii, Pacific Northwest and Panama Canal seasons as well as for some of its 2009 sailings.
-- Celebrity Infinity will bookend her Alaska season with "Ultimate Alaska" itineraries. The first is an 11-night itinerary northbound from San Francisco, California, on April 28, 2008, arriving in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 9. The second is southbound out of Vancouver on September 19, 2008, with a 14-night itinerary that arrives in San Francisco on October 3. Both sailings feature ports of call in Alaska and British Columbia; the southbound trip includes stops in Washington and Oregon.
-- Celebrity Millennium will kick off her 2008 Alaska season with a 14-night "Ultimate Alaska" itinerary, sailing roundtrip from San Francisco on May 5. On May 19, Celebrity Millennium will sail an 11-night West Coast and Alaska cruise from San Francisco to Vancouver. The end of Celebrity Millennium's Alaska season features another 14-night "Ultimate Alaska" sailing on September 22 from Vancouver to San Diego, California.
-- Celebrity Mercury will sail a 14-night "Golden Gate to Alaska" cruise from San Francisco to Vancouver on April 27.
-- Between May and September, Celebrity Infinity will sail a series of seven-night Hubbard Glacier itineraries roundtrip from Seattle, Washington. Celebrity Millennium will alternate between seven-night northbound and southbound sailings between Seward, Alaska and Vancouver. During the same months, Celebrity Mercury will sail a series of seven-night Hubbard Glacier itineraries roundtrip from Vancouver before an eight-night trip from Vancouver to Seattle on September 14.
-- Celebrity Millennium's May 30 northbound sailing will be the vessel's first sailing of the season that offers the line's Alaska cruisetour packages.
-- Beginning May 11, cruisetour packages are available for all of Celebrity Mercury's 2008 sailings roundtrip from Vancouver, including the opportunity to explore the Canadian Rockies or Whistler either before or after an Alaska Hubbard Glacier cruise. With the 2008 season, the line is introducing a Frasier Discovery tour offered exclusively in conjunction with Celebrity Mercury's sailings. During this tour, guests will travel through the unique northern interior of British Columbia, and includes stops at Calgary, Banff, Jasper, Quesnell, Whistler, and Vancouver.
-- Before the Alaska season, Celebrity Mercury will sail three seven-night and one eight-night Pacific Coastal cruises roundtrip from San Francisco beginning March 29, 2008, with stops in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. The eight-night itinerary also visits Monterey, California.
-- At the end of the 2008 Alaska season, Celebrity Mercury will offer a series of three- and four-night Pacific Northwest sailings roundtrip out of Seattle.
-- On October 13, Celebrity Mercury will sail a nine-night wine cruise from Vancouver to San Diego, featuring stops in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California, including an overnight stay in San Francisco.
-- On September 19, Celebrity Millennium will present a three-night British Columbia cruise roundtrip from Vancouver.
-- On March 16, 2008, Celebrity Mercury will sail a 12-night Hawaii northbound cruise from Honolulu, Hawaii to Ensenada, Mexico, featuring overnight stays in both Honolulu and Kailua Kona, Hawaii.
-- On October 6, 2008, Celebrity Millennium will sail an 11-night Hawaii southbound cruise from Ensenada to Honolulu, featuring overnight stays in Lahaina and Honolulu.
-- On October 22, November 6, and December 19, 2008, and on February 28 and March 15, 2009, Celebrity Mercury will sail 15-night Hawaii itineraries roundtrip out of San Diego. The November sailing features an evening sail around Mount Kilauea, and the October and December sailings include an overnight stay in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.
-- On April 13, 2008, Celebrity Infinity will sail a 15-night Panama Canal cruise from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to San Francisco, with stops in Jamaica, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico.
-- On April 20, 2008, Celebrity Millennium will sail a 15-night Panama Canal cruise from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco.
-- Celebrity Infinity will sail a 16-night Panama Canal cruise from San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on October 3, 2008. Celebrity Infinity will also sail two 14-night Panama Canal cruises from Fort Lauderdale to San Diego on October 19, 2008, and March 29, 2009, and a 13-night Panama Canal cruise from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale on November 2.
-- Celebrity Mercury will sail a 14-night eastbound Panama Canal itinerary from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale on November 21, 2008, and return west on another 14-night sailing between the same cities on December 5. In 2009, Celebrity Mercury will sail transcanal sailings between Fort Lauderdale and San Diego on January 3, January 17, January 31, February 14 and March 30.