New sailings. New destinations. New overnights.
Limitless ways to open your world in 2018/19.
As much as we pride ourselves on our award-winning Europe vacations, we never stop working to make them better. For our 2018/19 season, we’re reinventing our Grand Med Tour with two incredible options—one aboard Celebrity Constellation® and the other aboard Celebrity Reflection®.
Celebrity Constellation is one of a select group of cruise ships in the world permitted to call the breathtaking city of Venice a home port, and by booking three of her 7-night sailings back to back, you’ll travel the best of the Med from Venice, Rome, or Barcelona—and back again. It’s 16 exciting cites, 6 countries, and 2 overnight stays—all in a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. Visit must-see destinations in the Mediterranean, including Barcelona (with an overnight stay), Dubrovnik, Florence, Ibiza (another overnight stay), Mykonos, Nice, Naples, Rome, Santorini, Venice, and so many more. There’s no better way to get an in-depth experience in the Mediterranean than with the best cruise line sailing there six years running.
Celebrity Reflection offers her Grand Med Tour from Rome. By booking two sailings back-to-back (a 10-night Eastern Mediterranean with an 11-night Western Mediterranean), you’ll visit 15 iconic cities in 6 countries with 1 overnight stay—all in 21 days. Visit breathtaking destinations in the Mediterranean, including Barcelona (with an overnight stay), Sicily, Mykonos, Santorini, Athens, Gibraltar, Malaga, and more. It’s a vacation that covers the Med in modern luxury—from east to west.
For the first time ever, Celebrity Silhouette® will sail from Southampton during the 2018 Europe season, with the addition of an exciting new Signature Event sailing—The World Cup in Russia. With a double overnight stay in St. Petersburg, you’ll enjoy VIP treatment and tickets to the third place match in St. Petersburg and tickets to the final match in Moscow. It’s a dream come true for any soccer enthusiast. Silhouette will offer a variety of sailings from Southampton, including the Norwegian fjords, Scandinavia and Russia, and the western Mediterranean and the Canary Islands and the Azores.
Another first in our history, we’re calling Dublin, Ireland our home port during part of our 2018 Europe season. In fact, we’re the first major cruise line in the world to do so. From Dublin, Celebrity Eclipse® will offer even more itineraries to Iceland with stops in Reykjavik and Akureyri, Iceland, as well as Belfast and Cork, Ireland and Lerwick, Scotland on the Shetland Islands.
Not only is Dublin a new home port, but we’re offering a brand new Celebrity City Stay there. You’ll be able to start your vacation a little earlier and enjoy three nights in a luxury hotel, and have fully-guided tours, meals, transfers, even a farewell dinner to bid Dublin adieu before you set sail on your cruise. It’s the best way to get to know your embarkation port.
Not only do we take you to Europe, we bring Europe to you—right on board. Visiting Rome tomorrow? Twirl up a forkful of hand-made pasta in a sauce made with locally sourced ingredients. Arriving in Cadiz? Get in the rhythm with an authentic flamenco performance. Or, soak up a crash course in ancient Greece before you step ashore in Athens. Adventurer, broadcaster, and author Ben Fogle has partnered with us as our Regional Destination Expert in Europe. He’ll curate dynamic speakers on everything from wine to wildlife and create custom shore excursions harnessing all of his insider knowledge. Speaking of shore excursions, we’re introducing brand new Uniquely Celebrity Shore Excursions no one else offers.
In Provence, France, get a taste of the good life on our Arles & Les Baux Olive Oil Tasting & Picnic excursion. Have one of Scotland’s Expert Society Ambassador’s guide you through an exclusive tasting on our Whisky Picnic at The Vaults in Edinburgh. Or go backstage at the world-renowned Mariinsky Theatre for a glimpse of the magic that happens there before a performance on our VIP Mariinsky Ballet & Backstage Pass excursion in St. Petersburg, Russia. All of these and more are experiences you’ll only have with Celebrity—another reason to explore Europe with us.