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Celebrity Cruises appoints explorer Ben Fogle as its ‘Destination Expert’

Celebrity Cruises appoints explorer Ben Fogle as its ‘Destination Expert’

He’s been castaway on a Scottish island, raced across the Antarctic and trekked the Sahara – and now adventurer Ben Fogle can finally put all that experience to good use as he takes to the seas with Celebrity Cruises.

The writer and broadcaster’s latest adventure will see Ben partner with Celebrity Cruises as its ‘Destination Expert’, giving him the chance to share his knowledge of the world with the cruise line’s guests and even shape the experiences they have on holiday.

To launch the partnership, Ben has filmed a selection of destination guides offering guests tips and advice of where to go and what to do in a variety of cities visited by Celebrity Cruises. The video destination guides launch today, along with a whole range of fun and interactive content for first-time and more experienced cruisers at

Later this year, Ben and Celebrity Cruises will launch a series of exclusive ‘Ben Fogle inspired’ shore excursions which will be rolled out in a selection of destinations worldwide during 2014. Already leading the way in innovative and exclusive shore excursions, Celebrity Cruises will also launch Celebrity Exclusives in 2014 which include a selection of once in lifetime experiences such as a private helicopter transfer to lunch at to La Bastide de Moustiers, Alain Ducasse’s charming Provencal inn or snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of Mountain Point in southeast Alaska.

Ben Fogle said “My travels have taken me across the globe but there’s one travel experience I’ve never had – a cruise.  I’m really looking forward to working with Celebrity Cruises and discovering each spectacular destination and doing it in luxury for once. There is something timeless about ocean travel.  I want to learn, discover and explore all there is about life on one of these remarkable ships.”


To coincide with the launch, Celebrity Cruises has also announced a competition offering one lucky couple the chance to win a place on the same cruise as Ben through Scandinavia and Russia in 2014.  For a chance to win, simply ask Ben your cruise question – or even share a tip about what he can expect – before 22 September 2013. Everyone who joins the conversation will be entered into a free prize draw to win the holiday. For inspiration, check out Ben’s first blog post on