Though a Celebrity Cruises ship may be steps or more away from land, that hasn’t stopped this industry innovator from bringing a “sea change” to those not onboard. For the first time, Celebrity Cruises will bring its modern luxury cruise experience on-shore to locations throughout Southern California. The Celebrity Cruises "A Taste of Modern Luxury Culinary & Spa Tour," a gourmet food truck and spa experience, will launch at the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball Tournament in Long Beach, Calif., July 25-28, then continue at a series of SoCal public and corporate locations throughout the month of August.
The Celebrity Cruises on-shore Culinary & Spa Tour will feature gourmet-quality cuisine from Celebrity Cruises’ signature restaurants Qsine, Tuscan Grille, Bistro on Five, The Porch and Grand Epernay. Guests will sample shipboard fare prepared on site in a specially outfitted food truck by highly skilled chefs from Celebrity Cruises. Attendees also will be able to purchase full lunchtime meals at the event, with 50 percent of all proceeds from food purchases donated to charity. Complimentary neck and shoulder massages and professional masseuses will be on hand at each tour stop for guests to experience Celebrity Cruises’ AquaSpa & wellness programs.
Scott Clifton, Director of Sales for Celebrity Cruises, states, “We are passionate about bringing Celebrity’s onboard experience to guests onshore. We are confident that once they have ‘tasted’ what we have to offer, they will be assured that a cruise with us will surpass their expectations. Our goal with this tour is to give potential guests a more enhanced Celebrity experience by elevating our offerings to include some our most popular onboard cuisine, and special treats including massages, and custom blended grilling spices from our industry-first outdoor barbecue restaurant, ‘The Lawn Club Grill’.”