Have you ever dreamed about traveling throughout Europe? Taking a few weeks away from work, stress and your day-to-day routine to visit the sites in Rome? Enjoy long and leisurely dinners after a day of wine tasting in Tuscany? Stumble upon hidden beaches in the South of France? Us, too! But, planning a dream vacation like that takes a lot of, well…planning! It can be stressful and overwhelming trying to figure out flights, trains and cars in a foreign country, not to mention hotels central to the attractions, airport transfers, the list goes on and on. Lucky for us, Celebrity Cruises offers a variety of European vacations that allow you to travel to your favorite destinations without the typical stresses that come along with planning and traveling to a foreign country. We know firsthand how convenient, easy and stress-free a vacation aboard a Celebrity Cruises ship can be, as our director of content and partnerships, Caitlin, traveled via Celebrity Cruises on her honeymoon to Europe.
One of the most desirable aspects of booking a cruise vacation is that once you step foot on the ship, you can rest easy that no matter where you travel to or what your days consist of, you will always return to the comfort of the same guest room each night during your entire trip (I mean, let’s be honest, packing and unpacking bags when traveling from one hotel to the next is not at all fun). Also, part of booking a cruise is letting the professionals handle all of the planning that comes with traveling, which means you just pick and choose which excursions and activities you’d like to partake in, and the rest is taken care of for you. Bus and train schedules can be confusing, and figuring out how and when to get from city to city can be a tricky task, but cruise guests need not worry about those details, but instead, can focus on enjoying their time spent in each city and/or country. Celebrity Cruises has made it easier than ever to book an unforgettable and stress-free cruise vacation with its new EuroXPass, which includes round-trip airfare, transfers, veranda stateroom, free drinks, and $150 to spend on-board.
And, in case you are concerned that you’ll miss out on some amazing sites by cruising your way around cities and countries around the world, just wait until you check out the wide range of options that Celebrity Cruises offers to travelers. Boasting modern luxury travel to seven continents, 72 countries and more than 250 ports-of-call, there is sure to be a cruise option that suits even the most discerning traveler. If a European vacation is on your wish list, Celebrity Cruises has you covered with cruises like Italy, Turkey & Greece; Greek Isles & Mediterranean; Western Mediterranean; Scandinavia & Russia; Italy & Greek Isles; Iceland & Ireland; Italy & Dalmatian Coast; British Isles; Italy & Croatia; and more! We think all of the vacations sound amazing, but one that especially caught our eye is the Italy, France & Spain Cruise. Listen to this itinerary:
Day 1: Rome, Italy (The Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps…need I say more? And don’t forget to enjoy some gelato! I mean, when in Rome, right?)
Day 2: Florence/Pisa, Italy (Check out the famous David statue at the Galleria dell’Accademia, the incredible art and architecture on every block of the city…and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, of course!)
Day 3: Nice, France (Museums and restaurants abound in this capital of the French Riviera.)
Day 4: Ajaccio, Corsica (Get ready for sandy beaches, colorful cafés and lots of shopping in this French Mediterranean town.)
Day 5: At sea (Enjoy an afternoon by the pool, sign up for a yoga class or relax at the spa.)
Day 6: Palma De Mallorca, Spain (Visit El Baluard, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, or treat yourself to something nice at one of many jewelry stores.)
Day 7: Palma De Mallorca, Spain
Day 8: Cartagena, Spain (We suggest taking in the breathtaking views of the harbor while sipping on some coffee.)
Day 9: Valencia, Spain (Be sure to check out the L’Almoina museum, which features an area with glass floors that allow you to look down on ancient ruins excavated in the area. Cool!)
Day 10: Barcelona, Spain (You won’t want to miss the Picasso Museum or the breathtaking cathedrals in the Gothic Quarter.)
And that’s just the itinerary outside of the cruise ship. When on-board the ship, Celebrity Cruises boasts a number of luxuries that you won’t find aboard any other cruise ship, including the Canyon Ranch SpaClub featuring a menu of exclusive Take Care Of YourSelfie treatments specially designed by Randi Zuckerberg to help you balance technology and wellness, the largest wine collection at sea, a number of Michelin-starred restaurants and the opportunity to relax and spend time on a lawn of real grass. Located on the top deck of the Solstice Class ships, the lawn is perfect for a picnic, a game of croquet or to enjoy live music. Also, the Lawn Club Grill (available on the Celebrity Silhouette and Celebrity Reflection ships), allows guests the opportunity to prepare a meal over custom-built, ventilated grills with the help of a celebrity chef.
Basically, a trip aboard a Celebrity Cruise is the perfect way to experience a one-of-a-kind luxury vacation visiting some of the most beautiful locales in the world, without many of the typical stresses that come with traveling abroad! For more information or to book this trip, check out the Celebrity Cruises website.
*This post is sponsored by Celebrity Cruises.