For many travel enthusiasts seeing Rome is an adventure that cannot be topped. But that opinion is certain to change when word gets out about the Celebrity Edge cruise of the Amalfi Coast and the Greek Isles. This 13-day cruise departs from Rome, the Port of Civitavecchia, on Saturday evening allowing you plenty of time to take in the sights and tastes of the city if you arrive during the day on Friday. Coming from abroad, it is always a good idea to fly into the city of departure more than 24 hours before your ship leaves just in case there are any luggage mishaps.
Days two and three are spent enjoying the ports of Catania, Sicily, Italy and Valletta, Malta respectively. Day four is a welcome respite at sea before embarking on a five-day tour of Greece which includes visits to Santorini, Athens, Mykonos, Nauplion, and Katakolon. The ship remains docked in each city for 12 hours with the exception of Katakolon which is a ten-hour visit. Day ten of this excursion is spent at sea before docking in Naples for a day and then returning to Rome to disembark.
While in Rome the sights are almost unlimited. The port city was settled in 108 A.D. and boast one of the most well-preserved hubs of architecture, art and religious culture in the entire world. Iconic destinations such as the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, and the Capitoline Museum should all be on your must-see list. And while strolling the cobblestone streets be sure to enjoy authentic pizza, pasta, wine, cheese, and seafood.
Accommodations on this cruise include inside cabins, ocean view, veranda, concierge class, aqua class, and suites. Pricing ranges from just under $5,000 to around $10,000 per person in U.S. dollars. The large cabins all offer modern amenities and the comfort that you would expect on a Celebrity vessel, and the common areas of the ship are second to none. As the name indicates, this ship is cutting edge and is set to launch on its maiden cruise on December 1, 2018. Celebrity Cruise Lines has been quoted as saying this ship is “a revolutionary new ship that’s poised to change the way you experience the world—and a new class of ships designed to shatter all expectations.” Don’t miss your chance to book on this one of a kind vessel to enjoy everything from 2000-year-old historic sites to the legendary beauty of the Amalfi Coast.