NEW MEDITERRANEAN CRUISES 2021
A Mediterranean cruise 2021 let you experience something amazing at every port
There’s a reason we’ve been named best cruise line in Europe for eight years running, and it’s because, each year, we find new ways to make our already unrivaled Europe vacations better than ever. Our Mediterranean cruises 2021 are no exception. Visit fascinating countries on the best ships in the Old World, including our highly awarded Celebrity Edge®, second-in-series Celebrity ApexSM, and newly revolutionized Celebrity Infinity®, which is making its first journey to the Med since its stunning transformation. Experience in-depth new itineraries visiting Europe’s most iconic places, as well as its best-kept secrets on Mediterranean cruises 2021. And discover four exciting new destinations, including the charming and historic ports of Zakynthos, Hydra, and Thessaloniki in Greece and the captivating coastal city of Taranto, Italy. New places. New spaces. Old World.
Hydra is a place that will take you back in time. No cars or bicycles are allowed on this peaceful Greek Island renowned for its well-preserved historic buildings, beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, and vibrant nightlife. We offer a unique, new walking tour of the island that will bring its rich history to life. You can also make it a beach day, savor authentic Greek cuisine at a hillside restaurant, raise a glass of ouzo at one of the local tavernas, and watch for A-listers stepping off yachts that tie up in the island’s harbors.
Greece’s second biggest city, Thessaloniki is home to a picturesque waterfront, 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and more than 30 eye-opening museums. Here, some of the most fascinating periods of history converge in one place, with relics from the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires and easy access to a variety of storied archeological sites. Wander the city’s charming cobblestone streets, browse its bustling markets, and dine on some of the best cuisine in Greece. History buff? You’ll love the fascinating new excursions we’re offering to the nearby archeological sites of Pella, birthplace of Alexander the Great, as well to the Royal Tombs of Vergina, Mount Olympus, and more.
Zakynthos is famed for its rich culture and history—along with some of the best beaches in the Greek Islands. Its natural beauty has drawn poets, artists, and musicians to the island going back to the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines. The island’s most iconic sight might just inspire you to wax poetic, too. Shipwreck Beach, nestled between dramatic cliffs rising from the clear, blue waters, is only accessible by boat. But not to worry, as we’ll be offering an excursion to this must- see spot. With a stranded cargo ship perched in the middle of its perfectly white sands, this secluded cove is as mysterious as it is breathtaking. Active type? Join a new hiking excursion up Skopos Hill, where panoramic views of Zakynthos await. Nature lover? Step aboard a traditional Greek caique boat and go turtle spotting in the beautiful Bay of Laganas.
Taranto sits on the bottom of the boot of Italy and offers everything you’d expect from a Mediterranean dream destination. 3,000 years of history. Delicious southern Italian cuisine and fresh-caught seafood. And one amazing beach after another. Stroll the city’s charming Old Town. Savor the local flavors at an olive oil or wine tasting. Or venture to must-see archeological sites just outside the city, such as the excursion we offer to Sassi di Matera, home to ancient limestone cave dwellings so perfectly preserved you won’t believe your eyes.
Explore some of the Mediterranean’s greatest places on one of the World’s Greatest Places as named by Time magazine—our revolutionary Celebrity Edge®. For 2021, our first Edge® Series ship will offer 10- and 11-night sailings to the Eastern Med, including a brand-new itinerary visiting Italy, Greece, and Turkey. This will be the first time Edge® sails to Turkey, with stops in Istanbul and Kusadasi, two unforgettable places that should be on every world traveler’s list.
Our second Edge® Series ship, Celebrity ApexSM, is debuting new itineraries of its own in the Mediterranean. That includes a sundrenched 12-night journey through the Greek Islands and a 9-night sailing to the hottest playgrounds of the Western Med, such as Valencia, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, and more. Looking to make the most of your limited vacation days? ApexSM will continue to offer perfectly timed 7-night sailings visiting Spain, France, Italy, and Monaco.
Our newly revolutionized Celebrity Infinity® is ready to turn heads in the Med. The ship’s 2021 Mediterranean season will be its first since undergoing a total bow-to-stern transformation, introducing completely redesigned accommodations, The Retreat® experience for all suite guests, and luxuriously upgraded restaurants, bars, lounges, and more. In addition to debuting new spaces, Celebrity Infinity® will explore new places in the Mediterranean, visiting Hydra and Thessaloniki, Greece for the first time on a 12-night sailing to the Greek Islands
We’ll take you to even more brand-new ports of call aboard Celebrity Constellation®, with an array of 9- and 10-night Mediterranean itineraries sailing back-and-forth between Venice and Rome, Venice and Barcelona, and round-trip from Venice, with ports of call in in Italy, France, Spain, Turkey, and the Greek Islands. These diverse itineraries will introduce you to our new ports of Zakynthos, Greece and Taranto, Italy.