Is a dream destination for many and a frequent destination for many more. It has everything to offer just about anyone. Each country is unique and has a wonderful mix of history, culture and many local sights to see. No matter the country or countries you travel to, you’ll never run out of things to do. Even getting around is part of the fun.
Known as the "Emerald Isle" because of its rich vegetation and timeless beauty, Corfu is one of the hidden treasures of the Mediterranean. The second largest of the Ionian islands, Corfu covers an area of 592 square kilometers. With the intense culture and incomparable beuaty coastline, Corfu was an inexhaustible source of inspiration for many artists and writers.
A walk along the Strantoum street and a tour of the Old City will surely take you back in time, with its old narrow streets and historical buildings that have remained virtually intact since the 13th century. High walls surround the main attractions of the town, like the great monasteries of the Dominicans and Franciscans Monks and the amazing Sponza Palace.
Take advantage of this beautiful Italian port, Livorno, as the starting point for exploring the nearby Pisa with its famous leaning tower, or to visit the walled city of Lucca, famous for its silk and olive oil production. Otherwise drive through the countryside of Tuscany to Florence to do the best shopping in Italy and admire the statue of David by Michelangelo and other artworks of the Renaissance.
Katakolon is a quiet town on the coast of the Ionian Sea. It combines natural beauty and rich history. It's a picturesque place, strongly traditional, combining mountain and sea. In summertime is flooded with visitors, who enjoy the little quiet streets, seaside restaurants, shops and the wonderful sea views.In a small distance, admire the monuments of ancient Olympia, the original site of the Olympic Games-a truly magnificent historic and archaeological site.
In the southeastern edge of Kotor Bay, is located the namesake city, with its medieval color intact, a World Heritage site, under the protection of UNESCO. The walls of the city, stretching for 4.5 kilometers, were gradually growing over the centuries and nowadays create points with stunning view. The natural beauty is inherent in the rich history and tradition, and a host of cultural events organized every year in the region, attract many tourists to the medieval natural harbor of Adriatic. The traces of Illyrians, of the Roman culture,of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era, are particularly strong and are reflected in the many attractions and monuments of different historical periods.
In the shadow of the Vesuvius volcano, Naples is full of architectural treasures. Also hosts one of the most important archaeological museums in the world, the National Archeological Museum. Visit the ancient city of Pompeii or the beautiful island of Capri to enjoy the magnificent view from the mountaintop. Wander through the picturesque streets of the nearby Sorrento and try Lemontselo, a delicious lemon liqueur.
The largest island of Mediterranean, Sicily, consists of a multicultural society and offers many different folklore, historical, artistic attractions and breathtaking landscapes.
Messina is located to the northeast part of Sicily and was founded by Greek colonists in the 8th century BC. It had been an important port since ancient times and its long history is visible in monuments, churches and all around. Don't miss to visit Taormina and Mt.Etna.
Civitavecchia is a town and comune of the province of Rome. A sea port which is located 80 kilometres west-north-west of Rome. The harbor is formed by two piers and a breakwater, on which is a lighthouse.
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How Do We Make Extraordinary Even Better
•More Suites + Staterooms (+22 Suites + 157 Staterooms = +179)
•More Retreat + nearly add 40% to the Sundeck
•More Open Spaces
•More Bars & Lounges
•17 DECKS (+1 vs. EDGE/APEX)
•140,600 GTN (+11,000 GTN vs. EDGE/APEX
•1,073 FT LONG (+69 FT vs. EDGE/APEX)
•128 FT WIDE
•3,260 GUESTS (+350 vs. APEX) –DOUBLE OCC.
•1,646 STATEROOMS & SUITES (+179 vs. EDGE/APEX)
How do you improve the recipe for the world’s most delicious holiday?
• By introducing new world-class restaurants, bars, and lounges across the ship.
• By enhancing our globally inspired cuisine with new menus crafted by
our Michelin-starred chef, Cornelius Gallagher.
• And by expanding our partnership with internationally renowned chef Daniel Boulud, who’s launching his first signature restaurant at sea.
With 300 talented chefs hailing from more than 30countries, our Michelin-starred chef Cornelius Gallagher leading the way, and the internationally renowned Daniel Boulud expanding his role as our Global Culinary Ambassador, the culinary experience on Celebrity BeyondSM brings a world of talent to the table.
WE’RE PUTTING IT ALL ON THE TABLE.
New signature menu items.
32 Distinct food and beverage experiences
4 Complimentary casual dining venues
14 Cafes, bars and lounges
8 Specialty restaurants
4 Main dining restaurants
2 Exclusive restaurants
LE VOYAGE by Daniel Boulud: INSPIRED BY TRAVEL, DECK 4 –NEXT TO LE GRAND BISTRO, DANIEL BOULUD’S FIRST SIGNATURE RESTAURANT AT SEA
FINE CUT STEAKHOUSE: DECK 5 –GRAND PLAZA, NEW DÉCOR FOR CELEBRITY BEYOND
RAW ON 5: DECK 5 –GRAND PLAZA, ONLY ON EDGE SERIES
LE GRAND BISTRO: DECK 4 –GRAND PLAZA, NEW LE PETIT CHEF EXPERIENCE
EDEN RESTAURANT: DECK 3 AFT, NEW MENU OFFERINGS
ROOFTOP GARDEN GRILL: DECK 15 AFT, INCREASED SEATING, ENCLOSED WITH GLASS WINDSCREEN & NEW DÉCOR
MAGIC CARPET: DECKS 2, 5, 14, 16, LOUNGE, BAR & RESTAURANT
4 MAIN RESTAURANTS
CYPRUS: DECK 4 –MAIN RESTAURANT, NEW DESIGN AND DESIGNER –SIMEONE DEARY DESIGN, INCREASED CAPACITY
COSMOPOLITAN: DECK 4 –MAIN RESTAURANT, INCREASED CAPACITY,
TUSCAN: DECK 3 –MAIN RESTAURANT, INCREASED CAPACITY
NORMANDIE: DECK 3 –MAIN RESTAURANT, INCREASED CAPACITY
2 EXCLUSIVE RESTAURANTS
LUMINAE: EXCLUSIVE TO THE RETREAT® GUESTS, DECK 16 FWD, INCREASED SEATING, NEW DESIGN, AND NEW LOCATION
BLU: EXCLUSIVE TO AQUACLASS®, DECK 5 NEAR EDEN, NEW DÉCOR & INCREASED SEATING
OCEANVIEW CAFÉ: DECK 14 AFT, INCREASED SEATING, NEW DÉCOR & OUTDOOR AREA
EDEN CAFÉ: DECK 5 AFT
MAST GRILL: DECK 14 –RESORT DECK
SPA CAFÉ & JUICE BAR: DECK 14 FWD, INCREASED CAPACITY & FEATURING A SIGNATURE SMOOTHIE BY GOOP
BARS & LOUNGES
NEW! WORLD CLASS BAR: DECK 5 –NEXT TO FINE CUT STEAKHOUSE, THIS CELEBRITY FAVOURITE IS MAKING ITS EDGE SERIES DEBUT
WORLD CLASS BAR
CRAFT SOCIAL BAR: DECK 4 –BETWEEN CASINO AND LE GRAND BISTRO, BEERS SERVED WITH THE INNOVATIVE BOTTOMS UP SYSTEM
NEW! MAST BAR: DECK 16
SUNSET BAR: FULLY REDESIGNED BY NATE BERKUS, 180% THE SIZE AS BEFORE, CHIC MOROCCAN-INSPIRED ESCAPE,
NEW! SMALL A LA CARTE FOOD MENU, TERRACED SEATING EXTENDS FROM SUNSET BAR TO OCEANVIEW CAFÉ BELOW
EDEN BAR: DECK 5
THE CLUB: DECKS 4 & 5, NEW DÉCOR FOR CELEBRITY BEYOND
MARTINI BAR: DECK 3 –GRAND PLAZA, NEW DESIGN FOR CELEBRITY BEYOND –CENTERED CIRCULAR BAR
CAFÉ AL BACIO: DECK 4 –GRAND PLAZA, NEW DÉCOR FOR CELEBRITY BEYOND
l o u n g e: DECK 15 FWD, NEW DÉCOR,
Since Celebrity's first sailing in 1990, it has been recognized as an industry leader, praised for providing spacious, stylish interiors; dining experiences elevated to an art form; personalized service, with a guest-to-staff ratio of nearly 2:1 and unexpected, trendsetting onboard activities, all designed to provide an unmatchable experience for vacationers' precious time. The introduction of Celebrity Cruises' stylish, widely heralded Solstice Class of ships has reinforced Celebrity's position as an industry leader.
It all began when Celebrity Cruises was founded in 1989 with the objective of fulfilling the travel industry's need for a high-quality, premium cruise product at an intelligent price. The company was determined to set a new, worldwide standard for cruising, and to create a distinctive expression of superior quality, grand style, attentive service, spacious accommodations, and exceptional cuisine. Believing that the dining experience is an essential part of a quality cruise vacation, Celebrity custom-built galleys to create the finest gourmet cuisine at sea, preparing everything from scratch, using only the finest, freshest ingredients. Along with the launch of the Century Class fleet in 1995, Celebrity created another industry first: a luxurious spa experience within the environment of a cruise ship, with the introduction of the AquaSpa® by Elemis. In 1997, Celebrity Cruises merged with Royal Caribbean International, bringing together two extraordinary cruise brands within one corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
In 2000, Celebrity launched the appropriately named Celebrity Millennium, and with it the industry's first application of gas turbine engines, which reduce exhaust emissions by up to 95 percent over traditional propulsion systems. Celebrity Millennium and her sister ships - Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Summit and Celebrity Constellation - nearly doubled the line's capacity in just two years (2000-2002), with each ship offering guests an unmatched dining experience in distinctive, intimate specialty restaurants. Celebrity Millennium's "Olympic," Celebrity Infinity's "S.S. United States," Celebrity Summit's "Normandie" and Celebrity Constellation's "Ocean Liners" each boast original paneling and artifacts from the famed transatlantic luxury liners after which they are named ("Ocean Liners'"includes paneling from the Ile de France), and feature dramatic tableside cooking, carving and flambé in the true French style.
Celebrity has offered rich, pampering experiences since its inception. More than 100 brand enhancements and new "tastes of luxury" were unveiled across the fleet in 2003, including welcome champagne and mimosas, cold towels and fresh sorbet poolside, expanded options in dining, including Sushi Cafés and pasta/pizza bars, sunset yoga and Pilates classes, and more. During the same year, Celebrity introduced "Concierge Class," an enhanced level of accommodations featuring new amenities and priority services, and introduced "Acupuncture at Sea," another undisputed industry first.
In 2004, the line launched "Celebrity Xpeditions," a series of highly unique events and excursions designed to offer savvy travelers once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to be treated famously in new environments. The one-of-a-kind program gives guests the premium experiences they have come to expect from Celebrity, in new and exotic settings, including cruises in the enchanting Galapagos Islands on a luxurious mega yacht, Celebrity Xpedition, and a series of premium excursion options on select itineraries.
Today, among Celebrity’s ten ships are its Solstice Class ships, which exemplify Celebrity's emphasis on designing stunning ships and inviting onboard experiences for vacationers who appreciate the finer things. The ships have taken stylish cruising and impeccable service to new heights. Celebrity Solstice set sail in 2008, Celebrity Equinox in 2009, and Celebrity Eclipse in 2010. All three hold 2,850 guests (double occupancy) and have a tonnage of 122,000. Celebrity Silhouette joined the fleet in 2011 and Celebrity Reflection in 2012. Celebrity Silhouette holds 2,886 guests (double occupancy) and has a tonnage of 122,400. Celebrity Reflection holds 3,030 guests and has a tonnage of 126,000.
Celebrity's Solstice Class features the industry's first "Lawn Club" - an outdoor, country club-like venue featuring a lawn of real, growing grass where guests can practice their putting, play lawn games like croquet and lawn bowling, or simply relax under the sun and stars; the first Hot Glass Show at sea, presented in collaboration with The Corning Museum of Glass; and a slate of breathtaking new shows created in partnership with POET Theatricals. The Solstice Class also offers larger, more intuitive staterooms influenced by "Celebrity's Leading Ladies," five Boomer women with unique travel and hospitality insights. The new ships present fewer inside staterooms than other ships - 90% of the ships' staterooms offer outside views and 85% of staterooms have verandas - and feature an entirely new category of staterooms, "AquaClass," designed with spa enthusiasts in mind, offering a host of exclusive amenities. AquaClass guests enjoy unlimited access to the Relaxation Room and Persian Garden, as well as priority seating in Blu, a specialty restaurant with healthy dishes created specifically for AquaClass guests. The ships also present a two-story AquaSpa, with the Relaxation Room and Persian Garden similar to those found on several other Celebrity ships. Celebrity's Solstice Class ships also are the first in the industry to utilize solar technology, with some of the solar panels serving the dual purpose of providing shade within the Solarium as well as energy production. Celebrity Silhouette introduced several new venues, including The Lawn Club Grill, the industry's first outdoor, interactive grill venue; The Porch, with a chic Hampton's-style design, and offering casual breakfasts and lunches overlooking The Lawn Club and the sea; The Art Studio, where guests can participate in intimate, hands-on instruction from experts in drawing, painting and beading, as well as the art of food, with culinary-themed classes; The Alcoves, eight cabana-style settings for partial or all-day rentals on the perimeter of The Lawn Club, offering themed picnic baskets, an á la carte beverage menu and WiFi; and The Hideaway, with its avant-garde, cozy, tree house design, creating a quiet retreat for reading a good book or a high-tech escape for vacationers relaxing with iPads, which are available to rent.
Dining on Celebrity's ships is an exceptional experience. The vision of our James Beard featured chef for creating fresh, exciting, innovative dining experiences has produced such successes as Qsine, the "uniquely unordinary" specialty restaurant first introduced on Celebrity Eclipse, and the Lawn Club Grill, the first outdoor, interactive barbecue grill experience at sea introduced on Celebrity Silhouette. Our culinary vision is evident everywhere, from the recipes and ingredients to the table presentation to the service. Our hope is that you'll leave a Celebrity cruise having tried new tastes and gained a deeper appreciation for the way cuisine can influence your experiences. Before the launch of Celebrity Solstice in 2008, Celebrity Cruises had five specialty restaurants fleetwide; by the end of 2012, there be 45 in total.
Just as we elevated Celebrity's culinary excellence, Celebrity's Solstice® Class has redefined the brand overall. Many of the design elements, experiences and dining concepts introduced on the Solstice Class ships are so compelling that in early 2010, Celebrity announced plans to "Solsticize" its Millennium Class ships by incorporating iconic Solstice Class attributes through a significant revitalization. The first ship to be "Solsticized" was Celebrity Constellation®, that same year. Since then, four other ships have been enhanced to a Solstice Class sheen.
With its pulse on what guests want, and with an eye toward the future, Celebrity Cruises continues to innovate and to deliver unforgettable, award-winning vacation experiences.