We Love —
- Your chance to visit some of the top city and beach destinations in Europe as part of a luxury cruise package
- Choose from two superb Mediterranean itineraries and enjoy the free upgrade to a stateroom with balcony
- Hand-picked hotels to allow your to enjoy your time on land in the maximum of comfort and style
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Booking 35 days in advance and spending over £500 per person? No need to pay in full today! Just select the 30% deposit option on our payment page (terms & conditions apply)
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Your Destinations —
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.
In exotic Istanbul, you could spend an entire day strolling through the Grand Bazaar, exploring the famous Blue Mosque, or wandering through the majestic Topkapi Palace, with its gardens, libraries and 400-roomharem.
Civitavecchia was settled in 108 A.D. by the Emperor Trajan and has since served faithfully as a gateway to the capital of the Empire—Rome. Once the center of the Ancient World from which emperors ruled over nearly all of western civilization, Rome is still a cultural mecca. Stroll the ancient halls of the Colosseum or gaze upon the ceilings of the Sistine Chapel.
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.
Once the capital of the Roman province of Asia Minor, this coastal town is now an archeologist’s dream. This former Greek banking and trading center is rich with historic sites, including the Great Theater, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
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.
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 an incredible place for you to explore. And in the region where pizza was first invented, you know the food is going to be incredible. Just 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.
Rhodes, the friendliest city in the Mediterranean, is situated at the island’s northernmost point. This sunny retreat is also home to many historic sites, such as the ruins of the Temple of Venus and the medieval Street of Knights.
Sailing into Valletta, Malta, is akin to stepping into the pages of a J.R.R. Tolkien fantasy; once you are in the protected harbor, it feels as though modern civilization has disappeared. Oh, you can see a car or two driving on the winding streets amid the limestone battlements, crenellated castles and hillside structures, but they seem terribly out of place and unexpected.
Located on the east coast of Sicily, Catania is situated at the foot of the largest volcano in Europe, Mount Etna. Elegant, modern, and an important hub in Europe’s tech industry, Catania is also rich with baroque architecture, medieval castles, Roman era theatres, and a flourishing cultural and artistic center. The first university in Sicily was opened here in 1434. The Ursino castle built in the 13th Century is now a museum. The Piazza del Duomo, at the heart of Catania, is home to the city’s symbolic Fountain of the Elephant, constructed in 1736 from lava and an ancient Egyptian obelisk.
Your Itineraries —
Itinerary 1 - for departure dates 09/06/2016 and 07/07/2016.
1 - Fly from the UK, transfer to McQueen Hotel (09/06/2016) or Ambrosia hotel for 2 nights (07/07/2016)
1 to 2 Athens Hotel Stay - 2 Nights, room only
3 - Check out of hotel, transfer to port to Embark Celebrity Equinox in Athens (Piraeus)
4 - Athens (Piraeus)
5 - Santorini (Thira)
6 - Rhodes
7 - Mykonos
8 - Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey
9 - At Sea
10 - Istanbul, Turkey
10 - Disembark Celebrity Equinox, transfer to airport in Istanbul Fly Istanbul/UK *
Itinerary 2 - for departure dates 16/06/2016 and 14/07/2016
1 - Fly from the UK, transfer to Elite World Prestige Hotel for 2 nights
1 to 2 Istanbul Hotel Stay 2nts
3 - Check out of hotel, transfer to port to Embark Celebrity Equinox in Istanbul, Turkey *
4 - Mykonos
5 - Mykonos
5 - Santorini (Thira)
6 - At Sea
7 - Valletta, Malta
8 - Catania
9 - Amalfi
10 - Rome (Civitavecchia), Disembark Celebrity Equinox, transfer to airport and fly Rome to UK
Your Ship —
This offer is based on a full board stay with drinks included if taking 9th or 16th June cruise dates.
Celebrity Equinox captures the very essence of premium cruising. Even more so after her recent dry dock where she was enhanced with new amenities, some not available on any other ship in the Celebrity fleet. Now you can enjoy craft beers and comfort food in the new Gastrobar. Or fresh, frozen cocktails on the pool deck at Slush. Shimmering in sophistication from bow to stern, she'll exceed your expectations as soon as you step aboard. Delight in your choice of ten exceptional dining venues. Relax in chic and spacious accommodations.
Be surprised to feel grass beneath your feet at the Lawn Club as you sail out to sea. With every imaginable comfort, along with Celebrity's unrivalled guest services, you are bound for an unsurpassed experience no matter your destination.
Your Stateroom —
This offer is based on an upgrade to a Balcony Stateroom.
These elegant staterooms benefit from a more spacious layout, a seating area, upgraded amenities and a balcony where you can breathe in the fresh sea air and soak up the sun.
Your Hotels —
Depending on your itinerary you will stay in one of the following hotels for a 2 night stay prior to your cruise in a standard room on a room only basis.
Situated within 3 minutes walk away from the very centre of Athens, Omonia Square that is the most central spot of the city of Athens in Greece, Ambrosia Hotel & Suites provides 4-star accommodation and discreet luxury. Wireless Internet is provided throughout the whole hotel free of charge. Ambrosia Hotel in Athens-Omonia and its welcoming personnel, invite you to experience genuine Greek hospitality with attentive service at its best, making for a distinguished superior stay in Athens, Greece. The elegance, the comfort and the central location of Ambrosia Hotel in Athens makes for an ideal venue for shopping or sightseeing.
Elite World Prestige
Elite World Prestige offers extensive accommodation facilities with high quality standards for all types of travels and leisure getaways. The convenient building concepts with technological layouts feature, luxury accommodation facilities where comfort, elegance, distinctive venues and services are offered to all guests.
Situated in the heart of Istanbul’s most prominent area Taksim. Within walking distance to cinemas, theaters, shopping malls, bus stations, Metro station, Taksim Square, İstiklal Street and İstanbul Convention & Exhibition Centre. 25 km. to Atatürk International Airport 50 km. to Sabiha Gökçen Airport.
Your Journey —
Flights: Return flights to London Gatwick are included.
London Gatwick to Athens
05:45 - 11:25
Istanbul to London Gatwick
13:55 - 16:00
London Gatwick to Istanbul
Rome Fiumicino to London Gatwick
17:30 - 19:20
All flight times are local
Transfers: Shared transfers are included.
Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Specific flights cannot be selected and confirmed timings will be shown on your official documentation from the tour operator. Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.