Celebrity Cruises introduce new shore excursions specifically designed by the ships’ Captains

   May 31, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Celebrity Cruises unveiled its newly curated list of shore excursions specifically designed by its ships’ Captains.

The exclusive shore excursions will take place amongst the Greek Isles and in Greece. These new trips will additionally be available on any Celebrity cruise ship that is sailing on a Greek Isles itinerary, during the 2022 summer.

In a press release, Celebrity Cruises said that its Captains were sharing their favourite Greek experiences "through a new “Captain-Curated” shore excursions program."

"Offered aboard any Celebrity ship sailing the Greek Isles during summer 2022, the all-new collection of unique and exclusive excursions are designed to ensure guests “Journey WonderFULL” and experience the destination “like a local.” 

These Captain-curated shore excursions touch back to Celebrity's roots, as the company was founded back in 1988 by the Chandris family of Greece. Currently, 70% of marine officers across the fleet are Greek. Additionally, 40+ Chief Engineers and Captains also originate from Greece.

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, CEO of Celebrity Cruises, said:

“What a dream come true for our guests to experience one of the world’s most breathtaking regions through the people who know it best - our Captains, who either grew up in Greece or have spent their career sailing to and visiting its posts.

“Celebrity Cruises has a proud Greek heritage and Greece holds a special place in our hearts that we are now uniquely sharing with our guests.”

Celebrity Flora cruise ship

Some of the Captain-curated shore tours will take place in call ports and destinations like Athens (from Piraeus), Thessaloniki, the islands Corfu, Crete, Mykonos, Rhodes, Santorini.

During the trips, guests will be able to participate in activities like visiting a family-owned olive mill, touring ancient sites and ruins, discovering culinary gems, enjoying seaside views and landscapes, and more.

These specially curated shore excursions are on sale and available to passengers who wish to book with Celebrity for the summer of 2022.