Norwegian fjords, Iceland and the Azores are among new destinations to be served by Celebrity Eclipse from Southampton in summer 2012.

The Celebrity Cruises’ ship will be offering new itineraries as part of its third consecutive summer season sailing from Southampton. The sailings go on general sale on March 10 with fare and itinerary information available to agents from today (February 24).

Free car parking in Southampton on selected sailings and discounted regional air fares will be available for bookings made before May 31. Onboard credit of up to $200 per sailing is being offered for 14-night cruises.
The ship will continue to operate 14-night itineraries to the Mediterranean and Baltic. New cruises will operate to Iceland and the fjords in July and August next year with an overnight in Reykjavik and stop in the Faroe Islands. Fourteen night cruises in September and October will run to the Canary Islands and Ponta Delgada in the Azores.

Dominic Paul, UK and Ireland vice president and managing director for Celebrity parent company Royal Caribbean Cruises, said: “Celebrity Eclipse is the most popular ship in the Celebrity Cruises fleet for UK and Irish holidaymakers, and we’ve further enhanced itineraries and destinations to keep guests coming back.

“Whilst we will continue to offer our hugely popular 14-night Mediterranean cruises we are also extending the reach of countries and cities that Celebrity Cruises offers. The beautiful Norwegian fjords and Iceland cruises are new for 2012, and include ports of call such as the Faroe Islands. Plus, for the late summer itineraries, we’ve introduced the garden-like islands of the Azores which should be a great selling point for agents.”
Prices lead in at £799 for eight-night Norwegian fjords departures in May 2012 calling at Bergen, Flam, Geiranger and Oslo.