Celebrity Cruises will be there for you. In honour of the “Friends” reunion special that recently aired on HBO Max, Celebrity Cruises announced a new itinerary specifically curated for the ultimate “Friends” fans in partnership with FANA World Travel. By Cailey Rizzo
On May 15, 2022, the Celebrity Equinox will set sail with 500 fans for “The One When They Went On a Cruise.” Onboard the ship, passengers will be able to “eat like Joey, joke like Chandler, cook like Monica, shop like Rachel, do yoga like Phoebe and dig like Ross,” according to the cruise website.
Everything to know about the FRIENDS themed cruise Celebrity Equinox –
The seven-day “Friends” themed cruise will depart from Ft Lauderdale and visit the ports of Key West, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. While onboard, passengers can take part in Friends-themed trivia contests, cooking demonstrations, and events like the “Dress as Your Favorite Friend” party.
However, passengers can always take a break from the “Friends” fandom, thanks to the variety of shore excursions and amenities available onboard the ship. Once the ship is docked, there are opportunities to partake in a rum and cigar tour in Key West, swim with dolphins in Grand Cayman and participate in a Mayan Spiritual Cleanse in Cozumel.
Celebrity Equinox was recently voted the best service on a large ship by Cruise Critic and is capable of carrying up to 2,852 passengers. The ship underwent a modernisation in 2019 and now boasts 10 different dining options including one restaurant by Daniel Boulud, wellness offerings with high-tech services like CoolSculpting, and a massive half-acre of real grass known as “The Lawn Club.”
Currently, Celebrity requires all passengers aged 16 and older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and all guests will need to complete a health questionnaire.
Bookings are now open online (passengers must purchase from CruiseWithFriends.com to gain access to the “Friends” events onboard), with prices starting at $1,648 (INR 1,20,708) per person and increasing up to $3,048 (INR 2,23,252) for a Sky Suite with Veranda. All staterooms include complimentary WiFi access, a premium beverage package, $150 (INR 10,986) shore excursion credit per person, gratuities, taxes and fees.
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