Words by LATTE correspondent, Barry Matheson
Invented back in the Middle Ages, gin, an Aussie gin at that, is about to be shaken and stirred on Celebrity Cruises’ ships embarking out of our ports.
The cruise line has partnered with Four Pillars Gin to serve up a selection of four craft gin cocktails onboard Celebrity Eclipse throughout the entire 2022/23 season sailing Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
Announcing details in Sydney, Tim Jones, Celebrity Cruises Vice President Australia, NZ and Asia Pacific said Four Pillars Gin was recently named World’s Best Gin so it’s a perfect pairing of two award-winning trailblazers in the culinary arena.
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“For the first time at sea, Four Pillars Gin cocktails will be served across all ten bars on Eclipse, so our guests will have the opportunity of a true taste of Australia,” added Jones.
Jones told LATTE that Wes Bainbridge, Four Pillars Senior Brand Ambassador will be hosting a special gin-tasting 5-night cruise to Tasmania departing Sydney on 10 March 2023 that will also include food pairing experiences on Eclipse.
“We’ve trained all of our bar staff and mixologists onboard how to make that perfect cocktail,” Jones explained.
“At our sail away party we’ll be featuring a complimentary gin cocktail to celebrate the start of sailing, plus more surprises.”
Celebrity Eclipse is due to start a series of cruises here from early November and the line is bringing its first Edge-class ship, Celebrity Edge, to Sydney offering six- to ten-day cruises starting in late 2023.
To book the 5-night Eclipse Tasmania cruise for next March, visit celebritycruises.com/au.