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Celebrity Cruises announces launch of ‘Ben Fogle’s Great Adventures’

Celebrity Cruises announces launch of ‘Ben Fogle’s Great Adventures’

Explorer, writer and broadcaster Ben Fogle has developed a series of exclusive shore excursion programmes for the award-winning luxury cruise company Celebrity Cruises, continuing his role as the brand’s own ‘Destination Expert’.

Each ‘Great Adventure’ will offer guests an unprecedented opportunity to experience culture, history, famous sights and wildlife, often off the beaten track in destinations throughout Europe. The programmes are ideal for those keen to indulge their inner explorer whilst on shore. 

Highlights include speedboat rides and snorkelling with salmon in Norway, a gastronomic tour through Sicily, triathlon trails in Croatia and kayaking through the Stockholm archipelago.

Commenting on the launch of the programmes, Ben Fogle said, “Developing the Great Adventures programmes has been a hugely exciting project and one that is close to my heart. I am thrilled to be able to share my passion for taking the road less travelled with Celebrity Cruises’ guests. Each tour has been designed to appeal to those keen to immerse themselves in fascinating cultures, indulge in great food and marvel at breathtaking scenery.”

Jo Rzymowska, managing director for Celebrity Cruises UK and Ireland adds, “The launch of Ben Fogle’s Great Adventures is proof of our commitment to enhancing the holiday experience for our guests. We have worked closely with Ben to develop a series of programmes that offer a truly unique opportunity to tour some of Europe’s most intriguing sights.”


The collection of Ben Fogle’s Great Adventures offers the following bespoke programmes available throughout Europe:

Ben Fogle’s Sicilian Gastronomic Tour – visit to a fresh produce market in Catania followed by local cuisine cookery experience class with celebrated Sicilian gastronomy expert Eleonora Consoli
Tour Duration: 6.5 Hours

Ben Fogle’s Norwegian salmon snorkeling– cruise and snorkel with salmon along the Suldalslågen River
Tour Duration: 6.5 Hours

Ben Fogle’s Great Norwegian Explorers– immerse yourself in the history of Oslo with visits to the Fram and Kon Tiki museums
Tour Duration: 4 Hours

Ben Fogle’s Croatian Adventure – Experience Croatia on land and sea with a triathlon-themed tour that includes biking, boat rides, swimming and sea kayaking
Tour Duration: 6 Hours

Ben Fogle’s Sun, Sorbet and Sorrento– Marvel at the Sorrento scenery before learning how to make authentic gelato
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Ben Fogle’s archipelago adventure – A fantastic nature-themed excursion including tours of the Stockholm archipelago by kayak and RIB boat
Tour Duration: 6.5 Hours

The Ben Fogle Great Adventures will be available in every destination featured throughout 2014.  The first excursion will be available on the 8-night Norwegian Fjords onboard Celebrity Eclipse on 2 May 2014 starting from £1299 per person with balcony.  All guests will have the chance to experience the Norwegian salmon snorkelling by Ben Fogle.