A region that inspires relaxation, reflection and remarkable moments, the Mediterranean is where Celebrity Cruises really shines. With destinations just as luxurious as our onboard offerings, enjoy a front-row seat to some of the world’s most breath-taking views including the Amalfi Coast, Greek Isles, Canary Islands and more.
The Mediterranean Cruise Experience
At Celebrity Cruises, our Mediterranean cruises combine the sights, sounds and flavours of the region, with the ability to relax and feel as if you are truly on holiday. Start your day by the pool and disembark to discover the ancient wonders of Greece. Enjoy breakfast onboard by the ocean and lunch at an authentic tapas bar in Spain. Wake up to watch the sunrise over Split in Croatia and see it set that night from Venice.
While simply sailing to the Mediterranean is a wonderful way to see the region, our shore excursions also offer an equally unique experience on land. For the adventurous, hike the Nea Karmeni volcano to relax in the thermal waters of Palea Kameni, Italy, or get out and active with a swim, bike and RIB boat ride on Ben Fogle’s Croatian Adventure. Prefer something more scenic and immersive, create your own gelato on Ben Fogle’s Sun, Sorbet and Sorrento Adventure in Naples, Italy, or enjoy a leisurely Cannes Walking Tour in France.
Combining age-old history with pristine beaches, fascinating ancient history and passionate energy, Greece is always a popular holiday spot. While Athens is a classic choice for a healthy dose of history, it’s hard to resist the lure of the white-wash houses and azure waters of the Greek Islands. Best of all, on a Celebrity Cruises holiday, you can do both.
Highlight ports: Athens (Piraeus), Santorini, Mykonos, Corfu, Katakolon and Rhodes.
They say Italy is the home of the good life, but it’s an even better one if you can experience by a Celebrity Cruise. Case in point, the views you get while sailing along the Amalfi Coast certainly beat-out those you see while navigating the windy roads. Dodge the crowded airports and trains and see the country in comfort and style.
Highlight ports: Rome (Civitavecchia), Venice, Civitavecchia (Italy), Messina (Sicily), Naples (Salerno) and Catania (Sicily).
Spain and the Canary Islands
With sun-soaked beaches, salsa dancing and sangria, it’s hard to fault life in Spain. The country and its beloved Canary Islands are the stuff of holiday dreams. For those who simply want to work on their tan, there are endless spots to pull up a sun chair and soak in the stunning views. Those wanting to dig a little deeper though will be rewarded with the vibrant architecture of Barcelona, incredible UNESCO sites of Ibiza and the mouth-watering food everywhere.
Highlight ports: Barcelona, Palma De Mallorca, Ibiza, Valencia, Lanzaroe and Tenerife.
The meeting point of Europe and Asia, Turkey is where you can step back in time one day and toast to the future the next. A melting pot of the old and new, colourful, fragrant and delicious, on a Celebrity cruise you can dive head first into Turkey’s incredible culture with our range of unique cultural excursions as well as sail along the incredible Bosphorus Strait.
Highlight Ports: Istanbul and Kusadasi (Ephesus).
With much of the country’s buzz and beauty lining its coastline, Croatia is an ideal destination to discover by cruise. With golden sandy beaches on one side and vast ocean views on the other, there’s no better way to travel to the country. Plus, once you dock on shore the stunning views continue with spots such as Dubrovnik’s enchanting Old Town and Split’s palm-tree lined waterfront.
Highlight Ports: Dubrovnik and Split
Much like Paris, Cannes is never a bad idea. Nor is Nice for that matter. These stunning beach-side cities are also some of our standout Mediterranean ports, where guests can arrive in grandeur and explore to their hearts content. Take part in a fascinating tour of Monaco and Monte Carlo, enjoy a four-course meal at La Bastide de Moustiers or simply recline on the beach and soak up the beauty of the French Riviera.
Highlight Ports: Cannes and Nice