Join Celebrity Cruises for an unparalleled summer cruise sailing through the Mediterranean. With world-class accommodations, fine dining, and live entertainment, there's plenty to do onboard the vessel between ports.
This itinerary stops at several famed cities and villages where visitors can immerse themselves in ancient history, lounge on scenic beaches, and sample the very best in Greek cuisine.
Embark on this roundtrip 7-night Mediterranean cruise from Athens (Piraeus), Greece, and explore the Greek Isles with six stops plus one in Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey. 2023 departure dates for this sailing include June 17, July 8, July 29, August 19, September 9, and September 16.
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From port to port, guests onboard Celebrity Cruises have several options when it comes to shore excursions. From half-day adventures to full-day experiences, Spanish-language tours to hands-on skill-building, there's a little something for everyone.
Travelers start and end this Mediterranean cruise in Piraeus (Athens), Greece. Visitors to Athens can explore its many archaeological sites, from the Parthenon at the Acropolis to the Temple of Hephaestus that looks out over the Agora. After a day of history, visitors may wish to wander into the modern areas of the city for a taste of authentic Mediterranean fare.
Highlight excursions include a double-decker bus tour that allows guests to hop on and off at any of its 20 stops along its route, guided tours to the acclaimed Acropolis followed by an authentic Greek lunch, or a scenic drive and a funicular ride to the top of Mount Lycabettus for extraordinary views of the city.
From Athens, the ship sails to Thessaloniki, the second-largest city in Greece. One of the must-see destinations here is the White Tower. Visitors can climb to the top to catch expansive views across the city and the sea. History lovers will enjoy exploring its ancient sites and museums. Join one of Celebrity Cruises' captains for a specially curated walking tour or visit Mount Olympus and Dion.
On day three, the summer cruise calls at Mykonos, Greece where visitors can step ashore and walk among the island's picturesque, whitewashed houses, relax on one of its sandy beaches, or take in its vibrant nightlife.
Excursions include a cooking class for a taste of local fare or cheese making. Other options include a full-day tour of Mykonos and Delos (a UNESCO World Heritage site) or sailing around Mykonos and its famed beaches with time built in for swimming and soaking up the sun.
History lovers won't be disappointed with a stop in the coastal Turkish town of Ephesus (Kusadasi) which is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Visitors may wish to take a guided tour through ancient sites like the House of Virgin Mary, the Grand Theater, Celsus Library, and St. John's Basilica. Other excursions include a carpet weaving workshop or a tour of one of Turkey's national parks.
In Rhodes, Greece, guests can take a tour to visit the Acropolis of Lindos followed by a guided walking tour of the city's medieval town. Other options include a relaxing beach day at Faliraki Beach, a coastal trip to Kalithea Thermal Springs, and a visit to Lindos.
The island of Santorini, Greece features the iconic village of whitewashed houses with bold blue roofs. Here guests can indulge in wine tastings and authentic Greek mezes, explore the villages of Oia and Fira, or discover Canava Lygnos, a living museum. Other options include a half-day excursion to Perivolos Beach, one of Santorini's famous black sand beaches.
The final stop before returning to Athens is Hydra, Greece, a pedestrian-only island designed with cobbled streets. Visitors can stroll along the harbor, go shopping at one of its boutique shops, or enjoy people-watching from an outdoor café.
On this Mediterranean cruise, guests sail onboard Celebrity Infinity, one of four Celebrity Cruises ships that make up its Millennium-class fleet.
For the ultimate in luxury, guests can book Concierge Class or AquaClass® accommodation. Concierge Class staterooms feature floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, a sitting area, a veranda, and a personalized concierge service. AquaClass® staterooms provide access to the SEA Thermal Suite, a complimentary fitness pass, healthy options at the exclusive restaurant, Blu, and special rates on AquaClass spa packages.
For guests looking for relaxation and rejuvenation, The Spa offers a variety of treatments and therapies including BIOTEC facial treatments, specialty massages, body wraps, and Chinese acupuncture. The Persian Garden includes an aromatic steam room, herbal sauna, and sensory showers.
Winning “2020 Best Onboard Dining” from TravelAge West's Wave Awards, Celebrity Cruises continues to flex its culinary skill with one-of-a-kind dining experiences like Le Petit Chef that showcases dynamic animation alongside a fine dining experience.
For pre-dinner cocktails, guests are welcome to imbibe at one of five onboard bars and lounges or head to Cellar Masters which features an extensive offering of international wines.
Entertainment options abound on Celebrity Cruises. From main stage shows to live music performances throughout the day (and into the night) to parties and special events, guests won't have to look far to find something to enjoy.
Guests ready to set sail on this summer cruise onboard Celebrity Cruises can experience the wonders of the Mediterranean and turn to one of Avoya Travels' Independent Travel Advisors to help with the booking process from start to finish.