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May 31, 2006

Celebrity Cruises' Top-Rated Trio Returns To Alaska in 2007


Miami - (May 25, 2006 ) - The enchanting land of 5,000 glaciers, four mountain ranges and three million lakes will greet vacationers onboard Celebrity's Summit, Infinity and Mercury next year, when the trio of top-rated ships returns for another season of cruises and cruisetours in Alaska. Bookings opened today for Celebrity's 2007 Alaska season, running from May through September.

Following a 13-night West Coast and Alaska voyage departing San Francisco and concluding in Vancouver, Celebrity's Infinity will reprise its seven-night Hubbard Glacier cruises roundtrip from Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sundays, from May 20 through September 9, 2007. In addition to spending hours beside ice-blue Hubbard Glacier, Infinity will visit Ketchikan, Juneau and Icy Strait Point, Alaska, along with a cruise through the Inside Passage.

Infinity will conclude its 2007 Alaska season with a 13-night voyage departing Vancouver on September 16, ending in San Francisco, with ports of call in Sitka, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Icy Strait Point, Alaska; a cruise beside Hubbard Glacier; and Nanaimo and Victoria, British Columbia.

Celebrity's Summit sets sail from Los Angeles on May 12, 2007, on a 13-night cruise ending in Vancouver, where the ship resumes its seven-night Northbound Alaska cruises on alternating Fridays from May 25 through August 31, 2007. The ships seven-night Southbound Alaska cruises will depart from Seward, Alaska, on alternating Fridays. Ports of call on both itineraries include Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point and Ketchikan, Alaska, along with a cruise through the Inside Passage and beside Hubbard Glacier.

Summit will wrap up its 2007 Alaska season with a 14-night Ultimate Alaska voyage departing Vancouver September 14, ending in San Diego, California, with ports of call in Ketchikan, Skagway, Juneau, and Sitka, Alaska; a cruise through the Inside Passage and beside Hubbard Glacier; Victoria, British Columbia; Seattle, Washington; and San Francisco and Catalina Island, California.

Mercury launches its 2007 Alaska season with a http://www.cruising2alaska.com/cruise_lines/celebrity_cruises/InsidePassageMercury.htm. Ports of call include Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan, Alaska, along with a cruise through the Inside Passage and beside Hubbard Glacier, ending in Seattle, where Mercury will depart roundtrip on seven-night Hubbard Glacier cruises from May 11 through September 14, 2007, visiting Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan, Alaska, in addition to sailing beside Hubbard Glacier.

Celebrity "toasts" its 2007 Alaska season with a second wine country cruise when Mercury departs Vancouver on November 2 for a 10-night cruise to San Diego, with ports of call in Victoria, Seattle, Astoria, and Catalina Island, in addition to an overnight stay in San Francisco.

To see more of Alaska and Canada, Celebrity presents another season of unforgettable cruisetour options, pairing exceptional land-based adventures with two of Celebrity's three ships in the region, Summit and Infinity.

An Alaskan cruise onboard Summit becomes an incredible journey when paired with a cruisetour, fully escorted by a knowledgeable tour director and featuring the state's abundant historic sites and natural wonders. Guests can choose from up to 20 pre- or post-cruise itineraries ranging from three to six nights, each offering a selection of activities in destinations including the historic gold rush town of Fairbanks, the coastal town of Seward, and Denali National Park, home of the famed Mt. McKinley. Seventeen of the cruisetour packages include segments on Celebrity's luxurious, glass-domed railcars, Wilderness Express, the most spacious in the industry.

Guests sailing on Infinity's Hubbard Glacier cruises have the option of four fully escorted cruisetour options in the majestic mountains of western Canada. The five-night Canadian Rockies packages visit cities including Vancouver, Calgary, Kamloops and Banff, with each including two days of rail travel and meals in Rocky Mountaineer's RedLeaf Service railcars. The three-night Whistler, B.C., cruisetours offer the best of both urban and rural Canada, with two nights in the resort town of Whistler, and one night in Vancouver.

Celebrity Cruises offers a comfortably sophisticated, upscale cruise experience with highly personalized service, authentic five-star dining, and extraordinary attention to detail. Its nine ships and the line's service, cuisine and spas consistently dominate top travelers' surveys. Celebrity sails in Alaska, Bermuda, California, the Caribbean, Europe, the Galapagos Islands, Hawaii, the Mexican Riviera, the Panama Canal and South America. For more information, call #1-800-738-8837 or visit www.cruising2alaska.com.

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Posted by Denise at May 31, 2006 11:18 AM

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