All aboard for ballet cruise

Ballet and a boat trip don’t sound like the most obvious bedfellows, but that’s just what is being offered in a new Celebrity Cruises trip. The cruise line has announced a new partnership with American Ballet Theatre (ABT) that will offer “onboard experiences unlike anything at sea.”

The deal will see ABT dancers perform on Celebrity Cruises ships, as well as giving seminars and barre classes. ABT’s first cruise will take place in March, with the service then being rolled out across the entire Celebrity Cruise fleet.

“ABT’s mission is to bring the best of ballet to the widest possible audience,” said ABT executive director Kara Medoff Barnett. “We are thrilled to redefine ‘widest’ to now include audiences at sea! This partnership will allow ABT’s remarkable dancers to see the world and will invite  guests to discover the magic of ballet.”

However, tickets for such cruises don’t come cheap: a two week trip will set you back over GBP2,000 (€2,300) per person.

“Our guests know to expect something unique, upscale and unexpected each time they step onboard,” commented Celebrity Cruises president and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo. “By partnering with ABT…we are creating experiences that won’t just meet those expectations – but shatter them.” |