Much-travelled TV adventurer Ben Fogle is bringing his experience – and his charm – to Celebrity Cruises again this year.
In his role as the line’s “destination expert” he will be joining two cruises in the Med, and is curating a series of ‘Great Adventure’ shore excursions that offer rafting in Rome, hiking in Montenegro, speedboating in the Helsinki archipelago, and and mountain biking in Malaga.
While on board Celebrity Reflection he will present travel seminars and adventure talks, and show guests another side to some of the ports of call.
He says: “I am thrilled to be able to share with Celebrity Cruises’ guests my passion for taking the road less travelled. Each tour has been designed to appeal to those keen to immerse themselves in fascinating cultures, indulge in great food and marvel at breath-taking scenery.
“I’m really looking forward to joining the sailings this year also. Celebrity Cruises’ guests are very well-travelled themselves so I’m keen to learn more about their own travel tales as much as they are mine.”
The new Great Adventures are:
Ben Fogle’s Soft Rafting Urban Experience – From the Middle Ages the River Tiber was used to power Rome’s mills to make flour. Guests will board a raft for a thrill-seeking ride past landmarks including the Palace of Justice and St. Peter’s Basilica. Duration: 9 hours, including transfer from the ship at Civitavecchia. Price: $99.99 per person.
Ben Fogle’s Hiking the City Walls – Hike to the highest point of the fortified walls above Kotor, Montenegro. Guests on this challenging hike can take in the town’s medieval ramparts, and views of the city and Boka Bay from St. John’s Fortress. Duration: 2.5 hours. Price: $49.99.
Ben Fogle’s Malaga Mountain Cycle – Guests can connect with nature while cycling through the Montes de Malaga National Park. Take in the incredible views and flora and fauna while descending the mountain before rounding of the day with Spanish tapas. Duration: 5 hours. Price: $99.99.
Ben Fogle’s Archipelago Speedboat Adventure – Experience the Finnish Archipelago at speeds of up to 40 knots. Guests will travel past Embassy Park, the Suomenlinna Island Fortress and the Open Air Market before heading out to the narrow ‘Kustaanmiekka’ straight. Round off the day with a visit to one of the islands for traditional Finnish cuisine. Duration: 2.5 hours. Price: $229.75.
Fogle will be travelling on two cruises aboard Celebrity Reflection in 2016.
- 25 April 2016 – 11 night Greece, Turkey and Italy fly/cruise departing Rome (Civitavecchia). Price from £1,239 per person based on an interior stateroom,with flights from Gatwick
- 10 October – an 11 night Greece, Turkey and Italy fly/cruise departing Rome (Civitavecchia). Price from £1,249 per person based on an interior stateroom with flights from Gatwick
More details: www.celebritycruises.co.uk/BenFogle
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