Celebrity cruises, one of the leading cruising companies in the world is considering offering special cruises to the Indian Ocean focused on the Seychelles in its 2013/2014 cruising program.
This was revealed to the island’s founding President, Sir James R. Mancham by Mr Bernt Reitan, a former Chief Executive Officer of the American Aluminum Corporation and who is at the moment a member of the Board of Directors of Royal Caribbean Cruises and quartered in Miami, Florida with which celebrity cruises is commercially associated.
Mr Mancham met Mr Reitan at the official dinner hosted on Monday 14th January by Captain Costas Nestoroudis, Master of Celebrity Solstice which is one of the most modern and beautiful cruise ship afloat today.
The founding President and his wife Catherine boarded the Celebrity Solstice in Auckland, New Zealand on the 4th of January 2013 on a 14-day cruise which terminated in Sydney Australia on the 16th of January following visits to Tauranga, Akaroa, Wellington, Dunedine, Milford, Doubtful Dusky Sounds in New Zealand and Hobart in Tasmania.
The 122 000 tons Celebrity Solstice carries some 3000 passengers + a crew of 1,200 officers, staff and service personnel.In a statement issued in Sydney on the 16th January, the Seychelles founding President who is expected back in Seychelles on 21st January and who has considerable cruising experiences to various parts of the world behind him said that Celebrity cruises are extremely well organized and represent great value for money. “Seychelles tourism will greatly benefit from celebrities world-wide marketing position” he said.