This island is nothing but challenge!Elephant Island is one of the places Antarctic history enthusiasts dream of reaching!
Elephant Island is a remote, beautiful island, covered with ice, in a short distance from the coast of Antarctica. The only inhabitants are penguins, seals and walruses but everything around you will enchant you.The island supports no significant flora or native fauna although migratory Gentoo penguins and seals may be found, and Chinstrap penguins nest in season.The island is well placed to support scientific, fishing and whaling activities.This ice-covered location will pleasantly surprise the winter's lovers!
Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina is known for its architecture, nightlife and cultural events
Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is the largest city and port in the country and one of the most prosperous cities in Latin America. It is considered to be the "Paris of South America" with a sense more European than South American. Buenos is known for its architecture, nightlife and cultural events. It has many attractions, such as the Evita Museum in Plaza de Mayo Square, the famous Colon theater, the modern district Recoleta with elegant shops and restaurants and the spectacular Iguassu Falls.
Stanley or Port Stanley is the capital and only city essentially the Falkland Islands. The Falklands archipelago is teeming with wonders of wildlife and nature experience personal encounters with peguins and pinnipeds or the beauty of delicate flowers. Discover an unpolluted environmernt with fantasically clear blue skies seamless horizons, vast open spaces and stunning white sand beaches. Whether you are looking for adventure or seeking quiter pleasure the falklands are a great place to relax and unwind.
Gerlache Strait is a channel separating the Palmer Archipelago from the Antarctic Peninsula.Here, you will be lucky to admire a beautiful scenery full of icebergs.It is also, possible to see whales swimming all around and have the opportunity to feed these beautiful animals. This strait offers the visitors gorgeous panoramic views and it is a part of the Antarctic that you need to visit especially for the winter lovers!
Here you will find the Horn Island, the southernmost point of the America and the Tierra del Fouego archipelago. Here is the contribution of this diverse ecosystem of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. The wildlife is abundant and the naturalist passenger will find a great interest in explorating the island.
Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, is situated in the southern coast of the country, on the northeastern bank of the river Rio de la Plata. Montevideo has old buildings, several museums, art galleries, and nightclubs, outdoor cafes, museums and piazzas with European influences. It's a vibrant city with many monuments and areas to be explored.
Paradise Bay is a picturesque harbour in West Antarctica. It offers a majestic icy landscape. It is surrounded by white and blue icebergs and the waves sculpture unusual but beautiful shaped glaciers. The frozen land boasts breathtaking scenery and a unique wildlife. While cruising, you can witness rare species of migratory birds and penguins as well as whales. Also, paddling through the charming landscape will be an experience of a lifetime.
This beautiful coastal city in the province Tsoumpat of Patagonia, is a gateway to an exotic and exciting garden of Eden. From here you can explore the Peninsula Valdés, the famous wildlife sanctuary and the Punta Tombo, which hosts the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in the world.
You are certain to leave with amazing memories, and pictures, as you cruise through Schollart Channel located near Antarctica. Take in the mesmerizing sights of massive ice flows, humpback whales, waddling penguins and seals.
Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina. It has been described as the southernmost city in the world. Tourist attractions include the Tierra del Fuego National Park and Lapataia Bay. Wildlife attractions include local birds, penguins, seals, and orcas.
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Like her Solstice® Class sisters before her, she showcases spectacular vistas with 85% of all staterooms having sweeping veranda views. Celebrity Eclipse hosts Qsine®, a dining venue with a unique and playful approach to familiar dishes from around the world, and Celebrity iLoungeSM, modern Internet café offering guests what they have asked for—easy access to the Internet, inspiring classes and latest tech gadgets.
|Max Beam||121 ft|
|Cruising Speed||24 knots|
|Guest Capacity (Double Occupancy)||2,850|
Since Celebrity's first sailing in 1990, it has been recognized as an industry leader, praised for providing spacious, stylish interiors; dining experiences elevated to an art form; personalized service, with a guest-to-staff ratio of nearly 2:1 and unexpected, trendsetting onboard activities, all designed to provide an unmatchable experience for vacationers' precious time. The introduction of Celebrity Cruises' stylish, widely heralded Solstice Class of ships has reinforced Celebrity's position as an industry leader.
It all began when Celebrity Cruises was founded in 1989 with the objective of fulfilling the travel industry's need for a high-quality, premium cruise product at an intelligent price. The company was determined to set a new, worldwide standard for cruising, and to create a distinctive expression of superior quality, grand style, attentive service, spacious accommodations, and exceptional cuisine. Believing that the dining experience is an essential part of a quality cruise vacation, Celebrity custom-built galleys to create the finest gourmet cuisine at sea, preparing everything from scratch, using only the finest, freshest ingredients. Along with the launch of the Century Class fleet in 1995, Celebrity created another industry first: a luxurious spa experience within the environment of a cruise ship, with the introduction of the AquaSpa® by Elemis. In 1997, Celebrity Cruises merged with Royal Caribbean International, bringing together two extraordinary cruise brands within one corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
In 2000, Celebrity launched the appropriately named Celebrity Millennium, and with it the industry's first application of gas turbine engines, which reduce exhaust emissions by up to 95 percent over traditional propulsion systems. Celebrity Millennium and her sister ships - Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Summit and Celebrity Constellation - nearly doubled the line's capacity in just two years (2000-2002), with each ship offering guests an unmatched dining experience in distinctive, intimate specialty restaurants. Celebrity Millennium's "Olympic," Celebrity Infinity's "S.S. United States," Celebrity Summit's "Normandie" and Celebrity Constellation's "Ocean Liners" each boast original paneling and artifacts from the famed transatlantic luxury liners after which they are named ("Ocean Liners'"includes paneling from the Ile de France), and feature dramatic tableside cooking, carving and flambé in the true French style.
Celebrity has offered rich, pampering experiences since its inception. More than 100 brand enhancements and new "tastes of luxury" were unveiled across the fleet in 2003, including welcome champagne and mimosas, cold towels and fresh sorbet poolside, expanded options in dining, including Sushi Cafés and pasta/pizza bars, sunset yoga and Pilates classes, and more. During the same year, Celebrity introduced "Concierge Class," an enhanced level of accommodations featuring new amenities and priority services, and introduced "Acupuncture at Sea," another undisputed industry first.
In 2004, the line launched "Celebrity Xpeditions," a series of highly unique events and excursions designed to offer savvy travelers once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to be treated famously in new environments. The one-of-a-kind program gives guests the premium experiences they have come to expect from Celebrity, in new and exotic settings, including cruises in the enchanting Galapagos Islands on a luxurious mega yacht, Celebrity Xpedition, and a series of premium excursion options on select itineraries.
Today, among Celebrity’s ten ships are its Solstice Class ships, which exemplify Celebrity's emphasis on designing stunning ships and inviting onboard experiences for vacationers who appreciate the finer things. The ships have taken stylish cruising and impeccable service to new heights. Celebrity Solstice set sail in 2008, Celebrity Equinox in 2009, and Celebrity Eclipse in 2010. All three hold 2,850 guests (double occupancy) and have a tonnage of 122,000. Celebrity Silhouette joined the fleet in 2011 and Celebrity Reflection in 2012. Celebrity Silhouette holds 2,886 guests (double occupancy) and has a tonnage of 122,400. Celebrity Reflection holds 3,030 guests and has a tonnage of 126,000.
Celebrity's Solstice Class features the industry's first "Lawn Club" - an outdoor, country club-like venue featuring a lawn of real, growing grass where guests can practice their putting, play lawn games like croquet and lawn bowling, or simply relax under the sun and stars; the first Hot Glass Show at sea, presented in collaboration with The Corning Museum of Glass; and a slate of breathtaking new shows created in partnership with POET Theatricals. The Solstice Class also offers larger, more intuitive staterooms influenced by "Celebrity's Leading Ladies," five Boomer women with unique travel and hospitality insights. The new ships present fewer inside staterooms than other ships - 90% of the ships' staterooms offer outside views and 85% of staterooms have verandas - and feature an entirely new category of staterooms, "AquaClass," designed with spa enthusiasts in mind, offering a host of exclusive amenities. AquaClass guests enjoy unlimited access to the Relaxation Room and Persian Garden, as well as priority seating in Blu, a specialty restaurant with healthy dishes created specifically for AquaClass guests. The ships also present a two-story AquaSpa, with the Relaxation Room and Persian Garden similar to those found on several other Celebrity ships. Celebrity's Solstice Class ships also are the first in the industry to utilize solar technology, with some of the solar panels serving the dual purpose of providing shade within the Solarium as well as energy production. Celebrity Silhouette introduced several new venues, including The Lawn Club Grill, the industry's first outdoor, interactive grill venue; The Porch, with a chic Hampton's-style design, and offering casual breakfasts and lunches overlooking The Lawn Club and the sea; The Art Studio, where guests can participate in intimate, hands-on instruction from experts in drawing, painting and beading, as well as the art of food, with culinary-themed classes; The Alcoves, eight cabana-style settings for partial or all-day rentals on the perimeter of The Lawn Club, offering themed picnic baskets, an á la carte beverage menu and WiFi; and The Hideaway, with its avant-garde, cozy, tree house design, creating a quiet retreat for reading a good book or a high-tech escape for vacationers relaxing with iPads, which are available to rent.
Dining on Celebrity's ships is an exceptional experience. The vision of our James Beard featured chef for creating fresh, exciting, innovative dining experiences has produced such successes as Qsine, the "uniquely unordinary" specialty restaurant first introduced on Celebrity Eclipse, and the Lawn Club Grill, the first outdoor, interactive barbecue grill experience at sea introduced on Celebrity Silhouette. Our culinary vision is evident everywhere, from the recipes and ingredients to the table presentation to the service. Our hope is that you'll leave a Celebrity cruise having tried new tastes and gained a deeper appreciation for the way cuisine can influence your experiences. Before the launch of Celebrity Solstice in 2008, Celebrity Cruises had five specialty restaurants fleetwide; by the end of 2012, there be 45 in total.
Just as we elevated Celebrity's culinary excellence, Celebrity's Solstice® Class has redefined the brand overall. Many of the design elements, experiences and dining concepts introduced on the Solstice Class ships are so compelling that in early 2010, Celebrity announced plans to "Solsticize" its Millennium Class ships by incorporating iconic Solstice Class attributes through a significant revitalization. The first ship to be "Solsticized" was Celebrity Constellation®, that same year. Since then, four other ships have been enhanced to a Solstice Class sheen.
With its pulse on what guests want, and with an eye toward the future, Celebrity Cruises continues to innovate and to deliver unforgettable, award-winning vacation experiences.