Only have a couple of vacation days to spare? Plan a long weekend away with one of these five-day cruises that visit enticing ports in the Caribbean and Europe. With multiple sailing dates to fit almost every schedule, you’re sure to find an itinerary that works for you.
Lounge on pristine beaches and swim in turquoise waters. Taste seafood fresh out of the ocean. Spend a day museum hopping or strolling cobblestone streets past historic buildings. Plus, experience all of the luxurious amenities on board as you sail away on one of these unforgettable five-day cruises.
Key West & Cozumel Cruise
A 5-day Western Caribbean cruise itinerary sails to Key West, Florida, and Cozumel, Mexico. Along the way, you’ll be privy to gorgeous ocean views and stunning sunsets from your stateroom’s veranda or one of the decks of the ship.
When your cruise visits Key West, your first port of call, you’ll find fun and fascinating things to do. Take selfies at the colorfully painted Southernmost Point Buoy, which marks the southernmost part of the continental United States. Visit Ernest Hemingway’s home, a National Historic Landmark in Old Town Key West.
Stroll around Mallory Square and shop for everything seashell. Whether you like your key lime pie by the slice, as a dessert bar, or frozen on a stick, be sure to try the island’s famous dessert.
Cozumel, an island off the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, is prized for the reef system that circles the island. Scuba divers come from around the world to explore the abundance of coral and sea life, including whales, sharks, eagle rays, hawksbill sea turtles, lobsters, nurse sharks, and the Cozumel splendid toadfish.
If you’re scuba certified, you can swim among schools of tropical fish and other marine life, and marvel at the colorful coral. If you’re not certified, book a swim and snorkel shore excursion that lets you enjoy reefs and marine life in shallower waters.
There are many more things to do while you’re in port at Cozumel. You could visit Tulum, a Mayan ruin that’s located on the coast rather than inland, making it easy to visit on the day you’re in port. See the starfish sanctuary at El Cielo, a secluded sandbar, where you can swim and snorkel in gorgeous turquoise water. Take an active tour of the island’s interior on an ATV or dune buggy along challenging trails.
If leisurely and laid back are your preferred mode of vacation, spend time in town shopping, walking along the waterfront, and enjoying the easy Cozumel lifestyle while eating and people-watching at a sidewalk cafe.
Key West & The Bahamas Cruise
Unwind and relax on one of our colorful and carefree five-day cruises to the Florida Keys and Nassau on our newly revolutionized ships, Celebrity Summit, Celebrity Millennium, or Celebrity Silhouette.
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Explore all the exciting things to see and do on board one of our luxury cruise ships during your day at sea. Work out at the fitness center, then pamper yourself at the spa. Savor dinner at one of the reimagined specialty restaurants, then see a show, try your luck at the casino, enjoy an after-dinner drink at one of the bars or lounges, and dance under the stars until the wee hours.
In Key West, spend a day lazing on a palm tree-lined beach or bike around town to discover as much of this beautiful 4.2-square-mile island as you wish. Indulge in a delicious seafood lunch and try the island’s famous key lime pie.
Sun-kissed, white-sand beaches and sapphire blue water await in Nassau. Ferry over to Blue Lagoon for beach time on the sand or lazing in a hammock. Enjoy watersports like snorkeling and savor tasty conch fritters. Get up close and personal with playful dolphins on a dolphin swim excursion, and be sure to stop by the Straw Market downtown to watch artisans at work making straw hats, baskets, and other handicrafts.
Grand Cayman Cruise
Set sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to George Town, Grand Cayman’s cosmopolitan capital, on a 5-day Caribbean cruise. Lounge on coral and white sand beaches, swim in calm, clear water, and revel in the quiet beauty of Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman’s most popular beach and one of the most beautiful in the Caribbean.
Find some of the best snorkeling in Grand Cayman around Cemetery Reef at the north end. Book a shore excursion to swim with gentle stingrays, or savor a leisurely seafood lunch with an ocean view at any one of the restaurants or bars that line the beach.
Indulge in some retail therapy at duty-free shops selling luxury goods, and learn the finer points of rum cake production (with tastings) on a tour of a local rum producer.
Bruges & Amsterdam Cruise
Discover the charming ports of Bruges and Amsterdam during a five-night cruise that departs from Southampton, a city located less than two hours away from London. Before your cruise, admire famous landmarks like Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, go shopping on Oxford Street, or spend the afternoon in the nearby town of Windsor, home of the famous Windsor Castle.
In Bruges, marvel at the Medieval buildings and cobblestone streets in the city center. Board a tranquil boat cruise and explore the maze of canals that snake through the city. Bruges is also known as the chocolate capital of Belgium, so make sure to sample the local goods during your time in port.
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During your day in Amsterdam, explore this cultural capital’s many museums, including the Anne Frank House, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Van Gogh Museum, which houses the largest collection of works by the Dutch artist.
Rent a bicycle and pedal your way around one of the most bike-friendly cities on Earth. You can also admire Amsterdam’s gorgeous 17th-century buildings during a romantic canal cruise.
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Holiday Cruises to the Caribbean
You don’t need a lot of time off around the holidays to plan a quick getaway. Book an incredible five-day cruise over the winter holidays and sail to Key West and Mexico on board Celebrity Summit.
On a Christmas cruise, share a traditional holiday meal with your family, sing your favorite Christmas tunes with carolers, and watch a thrilling holiday show in the theater. If you’re bringing the kids along, they’ll even get presents from our onboard Santa.
Is exploring new destinations your New Year’s resolution? Celebrate in style on board with a party at sea. Get decked out in festive attire for a fun celebration on board, complete with a sparkling wine or champagne toast at midnight. Spend the first days of the new year sailing around the gorgeous islands of the Caribbean, one of the best places to go for New Year’s Eve.
Book one of these unforgettable five-day cruises on our website and experience the ultimate luxury getaway.