11-Night Celebrity Best of Greece Cruise
Italy, Malta and Best of Greece Cruise on the New Celebrity Edge!
|Cruise Line:||Celebrity Cruises|
|Sail Date:||July 6, 2020|
|Deluxe Interior Stateroom category 9 From (Includes $150 Onboard Credit pp)||Ocean View Stateroom category 8 From (Includes $150 Onboard Credit pp)||Deluxe Ocean view w/Veranda Stateroom category 1A From (Includes $150 Onboard Credit pp)||Concierge Class Suite category C3 From (Includes $150 Onboard Credit pp plus additional exclusive $50 Onboard Credit pp.)|
There’s an enormous wealth of culture and history to discover on a cruise to Rome. Visit the ancient halls of the 50,000-seat Colosseum, gaze upon the ceilings of Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, and stroll the Capitoline Museum. Roman culinary prowess is well respected and beloved the world over. Experience authentic pizza, hearty bowls of fresh pasta, excellent cheeses, wines, seafood, and delightful desserts like tiramisu and gelato at family-run trattorias that have been preparing these traditional dishes for centuries. Walk the cobblestoned piazzas making your way to narrow side streets where you’re sure to find craftsman shops and beautiful boutiques filled with gorgeous handmade accessories and homewares for keepsakes and souvenirs.
In addition to a number of significant works of art, this town is known for the many fortifications built by the Knights of Malta, who for years helped care for European pilgrims and crusaders en route to and from the Holy Land. The walled city of Valletta was founded in 1565 by the Knights of St. John and it remains a masterfully preserved medieval treasure. From the glittering baroque interior of the Co-Cathedral of St. John to the charm found wandering the old cobbled avenues, it’s no wonder this tiny city has earned World Heritage status. Hidden among the foreboding fortresses and decorative masterpieces is a city with growing appreciation for contemporary design, exciting, culinary offerings, and burgeoning nightlife scene.
Here on the island of Santorini, you’ll find a classic Greek seascape—whitewashed houses accented by sea-blue roofs. This is a treasure trove for both professional and amateur archeology buffs, with sites that include tombs that date back to the 9th century and the sanctuary of Apollo. In many ways, Santorini could be considered an explosive place, being that its terraced collection of homes and windmills lie on a caldera– a huge basin formed by an erupting volcano. The island’s volcanic past has also produced delicious grapes for excellent wines that are well worth investigating while on your Santorini cruise.
Athens brought the world drama, history, poetry, and philosophy. Once home to the world’s most powerful and civilized empires, Athens is now the world’s foremost archaeological playground. The towering columns of the Parthenon still stand in homage to the virgin goddess Athena. The Parthenon sits atop the Athenian Acropolis and watches over the city where it can be seen from just about anywhere in Athens. Make it a point to visit the incredible Acropolis Museum on your cruise to Athens.
Mykonos is known for its whitewashed villages sprinkled with blue and jade green. It’s also famous for its sophisticated nightlife. The most popular island in the Cyclades is bustling with activity, awash in beautiful alleyways, and home to alluring sandy beaches.
This small port of Katakolon on the Ionian coast is your gateway to ancient Olympia, the home of the original Olympic Games. Olympia has preserved both athletic and mythological monuments, many dating back to 776 BC. Most intriguing is the stadium, which is still standing, and the gymnasium. The museum also offers a peek at fabulous Greek sculptures. This Grecian port city is also the gateway to one of the most important archeological sites in the world, the ruins of ancient Olympia.
Framed by Mount Vesuvius along a dramatic skyline, the 2,800 year-old port city of Naples is chock full of historical sites, churches, and museums that make it a fascinating place for you to explore. And in the region where pizza was first invented, you know the food is going to be incredible. Whether you’re looking for a thin, wood-fired Margherita pie, spaghetti alle vongole or a zeppole dusted with confectioner’s sugar, Naples and her bountiful edible treasures is sure to please. Only 35 miles down the coast, Salerno offers you a rich history, but also boasts a marvelous collection of parks, natural wonders, and unique vantage points to take in the beauty of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Two cities. One incredible stretch of Italian coastline.
|July 6, 2020||Mon.||Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy||5:00pm|
|July 7, 2020||Tues.||Catania, Sicily||1:00pm||9:00pm|
|July 8, 2020||Wed.||Valletta, Malta||8:00am||5:00pm|
|July 9, 2020||Thurs.||Cruising|
|July 10, 2020||Fri.||Santorini, Greece||7:00am||7:00pm|
|July 11, 2020||Sat.||Athens, Greece||6:00am||6:00pm|
|July 12, 2020||Sun.||Mykonos, Greece||7:00am||7:00pm|
|July 13, 2020||Mon.||Nauplion, Greece||7:00am||7:00pm|
|July 14, 2020||Tues.||Katakolon, Greece||9:00am||7:00pm|
|July 15, 2020||Wed.||Cruising|
|July 16, 2020||Thurs.||Naples (Capri), Italy||7:00am||6:30pm|
|July 17, 2020||Fri.||Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy||5:00am|
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