Colonial architecture, palm-fringed beaches, party atmosphere.

Goa draws you in and keeps you under its spell. Centuries as a Portuguese colony flavour every aspect of life here, from the whitewashed 17th Century churches to the distinctive cuisine. 

Above all, beach life is at the heart of the Goan experience. On your Goa Cruise, relax into the seductively slow pace of life; lazing on the soft sands of a palm-fringed beach, the crystal clear waters of the Arabian Sea lapping gently at your feet. 

If you can tear yourself away from the beach, a tour of the capital, Panjim, is a must, to marvel at temples, churches and architectural gems that tell the story of the region’s history. Stop for lunch, enjoying a Goan fish curry or one of the many Portuguese specialities on offer. 

As evening draws in, the famous nightlife begins. Soak up the atmosphere before returning to your Celebrity cruise for a well-earned rest.


In this part of India, Goa has a tropical climate and is hot and humid all year round. At it its height in May to June it’s above 30 degrees Celsius, falling to the mid-twenties in January.

Light clothes are advisable and depending upon the time of year, a layer for the evening. Rains come in the summer months, when waterproof clothing will be useful. Most importantly, for your Goa cruise, pack your swimwear and sun cream to make the most of those beautiful beaches.


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