Celebrity Cruises Announces New Cruise and Partnership
Cruise Alaska with Celebrity Cruises and Boston College Athletics
Celebrity Cruises and Boston College Athletics
are proud to announce a partnership that highlights both brands’ shared commitment to delivering premium experiences and entertainment. Through the partnership, brokered by Fenway Sports Management (FSM), Miami-based Celebrity Cruises will be recognized as the “Official Cruise Line of the Boston College Eagles”, and invites the Boston College community to cruise Alaska with Doug Flutie, legendary Boston College alumnus, football star, and media personality.
“We are extremely excited to be the Official Cruise Line of the BC Eagles, and honored to have Doug Flutie onboard to kick off this great partnership,” said Marla Phaneuf, Regional Sales Manager and Team Manager of New England at Celebrity Cruises. “We are dedicated to raising local awareness about our premium product in New England, and look forward having more New Englanders join us on our stunning ships with enticing itineraries all over the world, including the BC Eagles Cruise to Alaska.”
Setting sail on August 7, 2015, Celebrity Solstice will host Boston College alumni and fans, offering them the opportunity to mingle with Flutie as they explore Alaska in style. One of Celebrity’s more decorated ships at sea, Celebrity Solstice offers an array of innovative and high quality amenities, including the first Hot Glass Show at sea, a custom-designed, outdoor glassblowing studio created in collaboration with The Coring Museum of Glass. Celebrity Solstice is also famed for having the first Lawn Club at sea, and is the first cruise ship to have luxury staterooms designed by five women known as “the Leading Ladies.” Celebrity Solstice is a stand-out cruise ship with specialty restaurants, impeccable cuisine, state of the art staterooms, and a Canyon Ranch SpaClub® and fitness center.
The 7 night BC Eagles Cruise will depart from Seattle, Washington and make exciting stops in Alaska, including: Ketchikan, Tracy Army Fjord, Juneau, Skagway, Alaska Inside Passage as well as Victoria, British Columbia. The cruise includes exclusive events onboard for BC affiliates, meet and greet opportunities with Flutie, a $50 on-board credit, and a Classic Beverage Package for two. Staterooms are now available and can be booked online with Celebrity Cruises or through your local travel agent.
About the Partnership
In addition to the fan cruise, the partnership between Celebrity Cruises and Boston College Athletics includes a variety of different elements that will span throughout the 2014-2015 season.
“We are thrilled to be working with Celebrity Cruises and welcome them to Boston College Athletics as our official cruise line partner,” said Matt Murrey, Fenway Sports Management VP Marketing Partnerships. “Their focus on premium experiences and quality service make this an ideal partnership for both organizations and we are excited to offer this unique opportunity to our loyal and passionate BC Eagles fans.”
About Doug Flutie
Doug Flutie graduated from Boston College in 1984 as College Football Player of the Year and recipient of the coveted Heisman Trophy. He continued with an extensive career in the National Football League, playing for the Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers, Chicago Bears, and New England Patriots. Post-football, Flutie served as a football analyst on ESPN, ABC, and the NBC Sports Network. In 1998, he founded the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism in honor of his son – an organization that raises funds and awareness for autism research and support.
Consumers who can’t wait until August 2015 for their Celebrity Cruises vacation can take advantage of Celebrity’s 123go! promotion, now underway through November 4, 2014. For the first time ever, Celebrity Cruises is adding free companion air when you book Suite Class accommodations for your Europe or Alaska vacation. That’s right, the second guest in your party flies free from the top U.S. and Canadian airports. With more than 385 breathtaking itineraries to choose from, departing February 2015 through April 2016, you’re sure to find the perfect vacation with the perfect offer to go with it. 123go! includes your choice of free beverage packages, free gratuities, or an onboard credit up to $300, and if you are traveling to Europe – you choose two of the three offers!
· Free “Classic Beverage Package” for two, allowing guests to pair Celebrity’s delectable cuisine with their favorite beverages – representing a value of up to $1,350 for two guests, based on a 12-night sailing, and including coverage of beverage gratuities; and free Classic Non-Alcoholic Beverage Packages for third and fourth guests in staterooms, as well as complimentary Internet packages for those guests.
· Free gratuities for two, allowing vacationers to fully relax, knowing tips for the unparalleled service onboard Celebrity is covered – representing a value of up to $360 per stateroom based on a 12-night sailing and including coverage of stateroom, waiter, assistant waiter and head waiter gratuities.
· An onboard credit of up to $300 per stateroom, depending on the selected itinerary length, and available for guests to apply to shore excursions, specialty dining, wine tastings, Canyon Ranch SpaClub® treatments, boutique items, or any other onboard purchase.