A blissful tropical climate softened by Atlantic trade winds, pinkish-white, sugar-soft beaches, fabulous scuba diving, and laid-back catamaran cruises… These are just some of the fabulous experiences to be savoured in one of the Caribbean’s most popular and welcoming destinations - Barbados.
Sail Europe with Celebrity Cruises
Sailing direct from the UK with Celebrity Cruises is blissfully easy – avoiding airport queues and possible delays, you’ll sail out of and back into Southampton aboard the much-loved Celebrity Silhouette®, which was inaugurated in 2011 and given a sparkling modern makeover in 2020.
Among its embellishments are the cool Craft Social Bar, gorgeous transformed staterooms, exciting designer boutiques, and new treatment rooms in the sleek spa. There have been chic upgrades to the iconic Lawn Club, and there is more space to relax and socialise in the fresh sea air, including an interactive outdoor grilling experience. And 85% of the ship’s luxurious staterooms have sweeping veranda views.
A city within easy reach of London and so many pother parts of the UK, Southampton is a great departure point in its own right, packed with fascinating history and culture and with great shopping and restaurants. It’s also a jumping-off point for excursions to enigmatic Stonehenge, the small cathedral city of Winchester, once home to Jane Austen, the New Forest, Windsor Castle and more.
Celebrity sails from Southampton to some of Europe’s most coveted spots, including Mediterranean coastal destinations, the Norwegian fjords and Scandinavia. Cruises from the UK also visit unforgettable ports in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Iceland, Ireland and the Canary Islands.
The following are some of our favourite cruises for 2022. All of them include days at sea on their itinerary, meaning you have plenty of time to enjoy onboard facilities.
Spain & Italian Mediterranean – 30 July
This 14-night cruise invites you to fall in love with the romance of Europe by watching a live flamenco show in Seville, swimming in the shimmering waters of Sardinia, feasting on Neapolitan cuisine and marvelling at the ruins of the Colosseum in Rome. Other highlights include admiring Michelangelo’s famous statue of David in Florence, strolling through the lavender fields of Provence and visiting the towering Rock of Gibraltar.
Best of Scandinavia – 13 August
This is an unforgettable 12-night cruise to some of the most popular destinations in the Baltic Sea, with stop-offs in Copenhagen with its iconic harbour, Stockholm with its open-air museum, Tallinn with its tempting alfresco coffee culture, Helsinki with its unique architecture, and the ruins of an ancient citadel in Visby. You’ll also dock at the the Danish port town of Skagen with its cultural treasures and its tractor rides to see the sun set at Grenen, geographical tip of Denmark, where the Skagerrak Sea and the Kattegat Sea meet
Iceland and Ireland – 29 August
Over 11 memorable nights, this itinerary takes you to visit some of the highlights of the geologically dramatic island of Iceland, including Seydisfjordur – an eclectic little town tucked away at the end of a deep fjord and surrounded by volcanoes and waterfalls – Akureyri with its whale-watching and the vibrant capital Reykjavik. You’ll also visit the fascinating Northern Ireland capital Belfast and Saint Peter Port on the delightful Channel island of Guernsey.
Spain and France – 10 and 30 September
This spectacular nine-night cruise across Europe includes the opportunity to sample some of the world’s finest wines during an overnight stay in Bordeaux. You’ll also get to visit Bilbao’s cutting-edge Guggenheim Museum, stroll the cobbled streets and charming squares of La Coruña’s Ciudad Vieja, and feast on super-fresh seafood in Vigo. Before heading back to Southampton, you’ll get time to enjoy the famous cuisine and landmarks of Paris.
For more information or inspiration, for a quote and/or to book your Celebrity cruise from Southampton, call your Travel Counsellor today.
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