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A few years ago, Celebrity stopped the 12 night itineraries around Norway, including the Arctic Circle cruise.  Are there any plans to bring back those types of more exciting and “different” itineraries? 

 

Thank you for taking the time to answer questions from CC.  Much appreciated.  

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I agree with this, typically celebrity don’t have the best Northern Europe itineraries, compared to other cruise lines.

 

We love celebrity and think it’s the best cruise line but their lack of good Norway and Arctic circle and also Iceland itineraries have meant that we have had to look at Cunard itineraries this year. Whilst their branding doesn’t suggest it, Cunard’s food and service is not as good in any way as celebrity and we would rather not have to switch cruise lines just so we can visit the places we want to visit. 

 

The Norway cruises on Celebrity are only short week long cruises. We also want to see the fjords which means we want to go to Geiranger, Flam, Eidfjord, Skolden or Olden and not so much the coastal towns like Bergen and Stavanger. On the two or three trips celebrity do to Norway you are lucky if you have one of these fjord ports on the itinerary. We were fortunate to do the Silhouette last year which went to Geiranger and Flam and because it was such a good itinerary the cabins were sold at expensive prices, the same cruise this year only does Flam so the cabins were sold at a fraction of the price. Surely it’s in Celebrity’s interest to offer good itineraries.

 

For Iceland the celebrity Silhouette was half the price of an Iceland cruise on Cunard queen Elizabeth, but as QE had 4 days in Iceland compared to 1.5 days in Reykjavik and half a day in Akureyri on Celebrity, this was the preferred choice for us even though we would be paying double for worse service. Cunard and princess also go up to the arctic circle this year as well, if Celebrity did it I would book it without question.

 

Please let us know if Celebrity intends to improve itineraries to Norway and Iceland and also offer an Arctic circle cruise?

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As a Norwegian I must say, bring it back! There are so many great places to see and visit further north in both Iceland and Norway.

attached is a little taste of my pictures this year....

 

1. Helgeland, we’re your passing the artic circle.

2. Gjesvær, 71’n Nordkapp

3. Alta

4. Lofoten Islands

5. Loen, looking into Olden from the mountains. 

 

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We looked at Celebrity for Norway and decided that Princess had a far better itinerary that went up to the North Cape area.  Great cruise by the way...and based on our experience,  We now are booking additional cruises on Princess.

 

Competitive Itineraries are VERY important.... 

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Hello!

We always review deployment and our itineraries, so will keep this in mind. We do have a fantastic new Greenland itinerary and offer a selection of itineraries that include Norway every year, including Iceland and Ireland itineraries.

Thank you and have a great rest of your day!

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