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.
Famous for its unique atmosphere and cultural interest, Barcelona is one of the most vivid cities in Europe. Stroll along Las Ramblas, explore the cobbled streets of the Gothic section or visit the unfinished masterpiece of Gaudí, the Sagrada Familia. Alternatively, go on a bike tour through the old town and along the beach. Go for a walk in the park Guell Gaudi, a truly amazing oasis of plants, trees and buildings. Do not miss the Picasso Gallery, with more than 2000 works of the artist.
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.
The city of Koper, in southwestern Slovenia, lies on a valley and has evolved into a commercial and industrial centre.The modern urban development, which began after the Second World War, changed completely the image of Koper. Many buildings dating from 15th to 18th century have survived until today and give the city a magnificent appearence. Some of the most important are the Praetor's Palace, dating from the 15th century,a Gothic-Renaissance cathedral with rich baroque interior, the Carpaccio House, the Tocco Palace, which nowadays houses the Ethnographic Museum and archaeological collections.Also, the main gate of the fortification walls of the town, is preserved.
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.
La Spezia is a city in the region of Liguria in northern Italy, capital of the province Laspetsia. It is a military and commercial port, the largest in the country, between Genoa and Pisa. La Spezia has also one of the largest military industries in Italy. Museums, churches and other monuments, are some of the city's sightseeings, revealing the rich history of the area.
Valletta, the capital of Malta, founded in 1566 by the Knights of St.John.The city is an outdoor museum, with strong elements of Baroque architecture and has been declared by UNESCO as world cultural heritage.Exept of the attractions, the city can offer unique moments of relaxation and nightlife.The atmosphere of the illuminated city at night is breathtaking.
Located in southern France, on the Mediterranean Sea, Provence has been identified as a geographical region since the days of the Roman Empire.
The actual region is called Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, which covers a lot of territory. The western part of the region is bordered by the river Rhone
and the Languedoc region, while the eastern part is bordered by Italy.
Provence is a vast region in France and in order to truly appreciate it, you need to be the type of traveler who likes food, wine and local crafts.
In Cannes, the queen of Côte d'Azur, with its famous Croisette, one of the most famous streets in the world, the visitor will see the beautiful buildings and luxury hotels dating from Belle Epoque. The palace of the International Film Festival and the village of artists, with the graphic galleries and excellent tables is none other than San Paul de Vance. A beautiful area to relax the tension of the city and redefine the senses of human nature.
The province of Taranto is found in the Puglia region of Italy, which is the region that forms part of the heel of Italy's boot. The beaches on the coast of the Ionian Sea offer plenty of places to sunbathe, swim, and snorkel. Taranto is one of Italy’s oldest and most beautiful port cities. It was founded by Greek sea-faring colonists from Sparta around the 8th century B.C.E. Near Taranto are remains that date back to the Bronze Age (3000-4000 B.C.E.). There are many caves and some dolmen, which are upright stones that date from the Neolithic period. Also nearby are many caves and grottos adorned with frescoes.
Zadar is a coastal town and seaport of Croatia, located north of Split. The city has been inhabited since the 7th century BC. The old town is built on a peninsula, surrounded by a wall and is completely built up, with the typical architecture of medieval cities. The modern Zadar is a tourist city and major sights are the octagonal church of Agios Donatos (9th century) with its impressive bell tower, the Cathedral of St. Anastasia (9th-12th century) and the Roman market near Zeleni square.
Zakynthos is one of the islands of the Ionian Islands. It has rich vegetation and an island with significant agricultural production, mainly based on the cultivation of olive, citrus and raisin and floricultural. Also has substantial business, particularly in the tourism sector, which is aided by Dionysios Solomos Airport and many hotels and accommodations, utilizing the natural beauty and historical tradition, combined with the hospitality of its inhabitants.
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From the minute you enter the magnificent Grand Foyer, or savor a flavorful steak in the Tuscan Grille, or sip your favorite vodka at the ultra-cool, ice-topped Martini Bar you'll feel pampered and transformed, too. Sumptuous suites and staterooms offer stunning new décor and flat-screen TVs, and a level of personal service that's intuitive with a keen eye for detail.
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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.