03 May 2018
Discover a new experience around every corner in Vancouver, one of North America’s most diverse melting pots. From breathtaking natural beauty to intriguing cultural attractions and towering buildings to tantalising cuisine, it’s a great place to enjoy a city break with a difference.
Situated between the rugged peaks of the North Shore Mountains and the vast blue expanse of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver enjoys a milder climate than the rest of the country. With an average temperature ranging from 4°C in January and 18°C in August, Vancouver is a year-round destination.
With so much to do in Vancouver, you’ll need a starting point. Stanley Park fits the bill, as this thousand-acre green space is the city’s heart. Located at the north end of Vancouver’s downtown peninsula, you’ll find a temperate rainforest, cricket pitches, rose gardens, totem poles and beaches – one of which has a heated outdoor pool.
Vancouver’s large immigrant population means it is rich in culture and tradition. Stop by Chinatown, the biggest in Canada, and visit traditional apothecaries and Asian bakeries, or see the Nitobe Memorial Garden, a perfectly-manicured Japanese park.
Vancouver is also a real treat for foodies, with an existing blend of local and foreign cuisine. Head to Gastown and try favourites such as the duck confit Philly-style sandwich or a Montreal smoked meat panini. Vancouver is also home to the California Roll, invented by local chef Hidekazu Tojo. Visit his Tojo restaurant in the city centre and experience the flavour and elegance of Japanese food. Vancouver is also renowned for its many cosy independent coffee shops and variety of seafood restaurants with popular dishes including oysters and salmon candy.
Experience eastern Canada and Alaska in all its glory on this seven-night Alaska Northern Glacier Cruise onboard Celebrity Millenium. Combine it with a city break in Vancouver before departing British Columbia to set sail up Canada’s east coast.
You’ll get up close and personal with towering, snow-capped mountains, dramatic valleys and glaciers, rolling hills carpeted green with fir trees and pristine blue waters. Along the way you will stop off at various coastal towns, getting an insight into the local way of life while also getting the opportunity to partake in exciting excursions and activities including whale watching, ziplining and learning Tinglit tribal customs.
Choose from a huge range of superbly appointed suite and stateroom choices and take advantage of award-winning cuisine served at an internationally flavoured range of restaurants, cafés and grills.
For younger sailors, there is a kids club which has fun-filled and supervised activities for various age groups, while for adults there is Broadway-style entertainment from theatre performances to live music, as well as a fitness centre with the latest high-tech fitness equipment and a range of selected wellness classes.
If you book an eligible Ocean View Stateroom or an above grade cabin on a selected cruise between May 2019 and April 2020, you’ll receive a FREE Classic Drinks package for two.
Enjoy a selected range of unlimited sodas, freshly squeezed and bottled juices, water, tea, coffee, beer, wine, spirits, cocktails and frozen drinks. The package also includes a 20% discount on bottles of wine.