Sail Down Under on an over-the-top vacation that immerses you in cosmopolitan cities from Sydney to Auckland and natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Your stop in Cairns gives you the chance to swim, snorkel, and dive this breathtaking, natural wonder of the world. This is a region of beautiful beaches, friendly people, and exotic wildlife. And with its opposite seasons, it’s the perfect place for those from the Northern Hemisphere to escape winter. From the iconic Sydney Opera House to the soaring green mountains of New Zealand – and every palm-fringed beach in between – this region offers modernity, tradition and the scenically sublime.
Celebrity’s South American cruises deliver an array of bucket-list experiences as diverse as the continent itself. Every year, during the five days preceding the Catholic season of Lent (every February or March), the festival of Carnival takes over the bustling streets of Rio de Janeiro. Though this religious ritual is celebrated around the world, the Carnival festival in Rio is by far the biggest. Approximately 2 million visitors flock to Brazil’s most exciting city each year to enjoy four straight days of partying, celebrating and soaking up the unforgettable festivities that abound throughout every neighborhood. So, follow the sun, and journey south with us and take in the flavors, sounds, and views of the continent. Once you step onboard the Celebrity Eclipse, you’ll be surrounded in modern luxury every step of the way.