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Australia No. 3 source market for Celebrity

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo with Adam Armstrong, managing director, RCL Cruises Australia and New Zealand, in front of the green wall Lisa Lutoff-Perlo with Adam Armstrong, managing director, RCL Cruises Australia and New Zealand, in front of the green wall (Photo: Helen Hutcheon)

More than 50,000 Australians sail with Celebrity Cruises each year, both in Australia and overseas, and it is currently No. 3 source market worldwide, after the United States and the UK, with Canada coming fourth.

So said president and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, who is making her first trip to Australia, during a cocktail party she hosted Wednesday night for key industry players in The Calyx at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

The Calyx, with a 6mtr high green wall spanning 50mtrs with more than 18,000 plants and flowers, was designed as a ‘living artwork’ and chosen as the venue to represent Eden aboard newbuild Celebrity Edge, coming next year. Eden has been described as ‘a room that lives.’

Lutoff-Perlo’s trip coincides with the announcement of the $400m Celebrity Revolution, the modernization of the company’s entire fleet between 2019 and 2023.

 

Posted 11 October 2017

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Helen Hutcheon

Australasia correspondent

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