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Only have a couple of vacation days to spare, but still want to do something fun and adventurous? Plan a long weekend away with one of these fantastic 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.

A five-day cruise with Celebrity is a great way to escape the mundane and treat yourself to world-class service and style at sea. There are some great cruises available to book throughout the year, with five-day options that fit a variety of tastes, destinations, and schedules. From Cozumel to Key West, the Bahamas to Bruges, and the iconic city of Amsterdam, these cruises are sure to stimulate the senses at every stop.

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. And experience all of the luxurious amenities on board as you sail away on one of these unforgettable five-day cruises.

Key West & Perfect Day at CocoCay Cruise

People eating key lime pie from Key West, Florida

Key West, Florida

A five-day cruise to Key West and Perfect Day at CocoCay, our award-winning private island, is the perfect getaway. This relaxing itinerary blends culture, great food, waterslides, and beach life at its best.

During your day in Key West, join a food tour to taste the local cuisine, from conch fritters to Key lime pie, or visit the elegant villa where the great Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote. Explore the beaches, or join a snorkel tour to the nearby Florida Reef, teeming with marine life in brilliant colors.

Massive slide of Thrill Waterpark, CocoCay

Thrill Waterpark, CocoCay

Perfect Day at CocoCay offers just as many choices. Perhaps you’re looking for the daredevil experience of North America’s tallest waterslide, which you’ll find in the Thrill Waterpark. Or choose to spend your day in a luxurious overwater cabana, where the only choice required is when to have your next dip in the warm, clear water.

Pick your beach chair on the fringes of the vast, freeform Oasis Lagoon, join a snorkeling excursion, or fly high above the whole scene on the island’s zipline.

There’s a day at sea on this itinerary, too, which is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the ship, whether you want to lounge by the sparkling pool, relax with a spa treatment, or enjoy the many bars and restaurants.

Bahamas & Perfect Day at CocoCay Cruise

Best 5 day cruises - CocoCay


Set sail from Fort Lauderdale for the beautiful Bahamas, scattered like jewels across the warm Atlantic. Your first call is our award-winning private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay, a paradise of lagoon pools, white sand beaches, water activities, and thrill rides.

Be as active or as relaxed as you like here. There’s a hot air balloon that takes you up to 450 feet high for incredible vistas. Or ride the 135-foot Daredevil’s Peak, the tallest waterslide in North America. You might prefer simply to lie back with a book in a beachfront cabana on Chill Island.

Waterfront view of Blue Lagoon Island, Bahamas

Blue Lagoon Island, Bahamas

After a day on board to enjoy the luxurious facilities of your Celebrity ship, perhaps basking by the pool or enjoying lunch in the sunshine, you’ll arrive at bustling Nassau. This is the jumping-off point for the blissful beaches of Blue Lagoon and Pearl Island, also home to some of the best snorkeling in Nassau.

Elevate your experience further with a private cabana, or something different in the form of a watercolor painting class. Back in town, you could explore the colorful Straw Market, or join a rum-tasting tour.

Pink facade of Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau

Atlantis Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas

If you’re traveling with family, your kids will be grateful for a day at Aquaventure, the superb waterpark at Atlantis Paradise Island, where you can hurtle down vertiginous slides, drift along lazy rivers, and see sharks circling in an enormous aquarium.

Key West & Bimini Cruise

Historic site of Fort Zachary Taylor, Key West

Fort Zachary Taylor in Key West, Florida

Relax in the tropical sunshine as your ship sets a course south from Miami to colorful Key West, the home of Key lime pie, coral sand beaches, candy-colored houses, and more than its fair share of history.

If you’re traveling with family, some of the best things to do in Key West with kids include visiting the imposing Fort Zachary Taylor to learn how the island was defended during the Civil War, and snapping a selfie next to the buoy that marks the southernmost point of the continental U.S. You can also explore Hemingway’s home and look out for the unusual six-toed cats that inhabit the lush garden.

Learn to roll your own cigar, or spend time with a historian to find out more about Key West in President Harry S. Truman’s time in the Little White House.

Best 5 day cruises - Bimini

Bimini, Bahamas

Beautiful Bimini is a place to relax on the soft, white sand in the shade of a coconut palm, or explore the underwater world. You can swim among reef sharks, hand-feed stingrays, or even learn how conch is harvested.

Your final day on this blissful getaway is at sea, where you can relax in the sunshine and further recharge. Treat yourself to a massage in the spa, enjoy world-class cuisine, and toast the end of a perfect vacation at the Sunset Bar.

Nassau & Bimini Cruise

Aerial view of the beautiful Pearl Island, Nassau

Pearl Island in Nassau, Bahamas

Set sail from Miami for a four-night tropical escape to Nassau and Bimini. Nassau is packed with exciting things to see and do, from rum tasting to private island beach escapes. Thrill-seekers can head to the Aquaventure waterpark at Atlantis Paradise Island, where you can ride the waterslides to your heart’s content and admire aquatic creatures in the aquarium.

If you prefer to get away from it all, take a boat cruise to romantic Pearl Island, home to some of the best beaches around Nassau. Here, you could spend your day paddleboarding over the aquamarine waters or sea kayaking. Climb the lighthouse for views over the surrounding islands and enjoy a traditional Bahamian lunch.

People hanging out on the Rooftop Terrace of Celebrity Cruises

Rooftop Terrace

You’ll have a day at sea in between your two island stops to explore your Celebrity ship. Head to the beautiful pool deck and the Rooftop Terrace, where you can bask in the sun or perhaps take in an al-fresco movie.

When you arrive in beautiful Bimini, you’ll be refreshed and ready for another day of exploration. Take a deep sea fishing trip, or join a tour where you can snorkel among reef sharks. Treat yourself to a private cabana on a white sand beach, or relax by the pool in a luxurious beach club.

Bruges & The Netherlands Cruise

Cityscape of Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Sail from Southampton to some of the most exciting cities in Northern Europe on a culture-packed 5-day cruise. You’ll start with a relaxing day at sea to explore the many attractions of Celebrity Apex, whether you want to relax by the pool, unwind in the spa, or enjoy the ship’s fantastic array of bars and lounges.

Your first port of call is Rotterdam, a dynamic, multicultural city on the banks of the river Nieuwe Maas, famed for its avant-garde architecture and superb art galleries.

The Museumpark alone is worth a day—and if you want to see “old” Rotterdam, simply cross the iconic Erasmus Bridge and explore the pubs and cafés of Delfshaven. Historic Amsterdam is only an hour away, where you can embark on a romantic canal journey or explore some of the world’s finest art museums.

Colorful buildings in Markt Square, Bruges

Markt Square in Bruges, Belgium

You’ll also have a full day to explore Bruges, an exquisite medieval city near the port of Zeebrugge. Cobblestone streets, bucolic canals, and flower-filled window boxes all add to the beauty of Bruges, the splendid Markt square at its heart, overseen by an impressive belfry.

There’s no shortage of entertainment here, not least thanks to its culinary scene. Try sweet Belgian waffles or stock up on chocolate truffles filled with fresh cream. If you prefer something savory, moules-frites is the local specialty; mussels cooked in a deliciously garlicky stock, served with crisp fries.

Taste of Luxury Cruise

Magic Carpet aboard Celebrity Cruises

Magic Carpet

Make a grand exit from Sydney’s gorgeous harbor as you set sail for Hobart, the capital of mountainous Tasmania.

You’ll have plenty of time to explore the beautiful Celebrity Edge; be sure to take a seat on the Magic Carpet, suspended high above the water with 270-degree views, for the sailaway.

Waterfront of Hobart, Tasmania

Hobart in Tasmania, Australia

Hobart is a fascinating little city, gaining a name for itself thanks to its many artisan food producers, coffee shops, craft breweries, and spectacular art scene. Explore the city’s darker side on a tour of Port Arthur, a former penal colony.

One of the best things to do in Hobart is to join a tour of the provocative Museum of Old and New Art, dug into the ancient sandstone of a nearby peninsula and with its own winery, making this a great day out.

View from Mount Wellington, Tasmania

Mount Wellington in Tasmania, Australia

If you want to experience a bit of the great outdoors, head up Mount Wellington for spectacular views down over the city; you can rent a mountain bike and freewheel down with a guide. See some of Australia’s native creatures at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, a haven for koalas, kangaroos, wombats, and the famous Tasmanian devil.

Western Caribbean Cruise

Marine life in Cozumel

Marine life in Cozumel, Mexico

A five-day Western Caribbean cruise itinerary departs from Miami and takes you to beautiful Cozumel, one of Mexico’s true treasures along the Mayan Riviera.

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 dramatic-looking 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.

Aerial view of Chankanaab Park, Cozumel

Chankanaab Park in Cozumel, Mexico

Snorkeling in Cozumel is a great option for all ages, and no certification is needed. The best places to snorkel in Cozumel are at Playa Corona, Chankanaab Park, and the Villa Blanca Reef wall.

On this five-day cruise in the Caribbean, you’ll enjoy two luxurious days at sea where world-class amenities, exquisite dining, and exceptional service await. Head to the Rendezvous lounge for a drink and mingle with fellow guests. Then soak up some sun on the stunning rooftop terrace. Choose The Retreat for an exclusive all-suite experience that includes private dining and lounge access that rivals any high-end resort.

Tulum Mayan Ruins in Cozumel

Tulum in Cozumel, Mexico

While you’re in port at Cozumel, you’re just a few miles away from some of the best that Mexico has to offer. Visit Tulum, a Mayan ruin that’s located on the coast rather than inland, in a beautiful and much-photographed setting with a backdrop of turquoise sea. See the starfish sanctuary at El Cielo, a secluded sandbar, where you can swim and snorkel in aquamarine water. Take an active tour of the island’s interior on an ATV or dune buggy along rugged 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

Boardwalk leading to palm trees and white sand beach in Key West, Florida

Key West, Florida

Unwind and relax on one of our colorful and carefree five-day cruises to Key West and Nassau on one of our incredible new ships. Key West and the Bahamas offer endless distractions and are so close to the mainland that they make the perfect short break.

From swimming with dolphins in Key West to shopping for hand-made crafts at the Nassau straw market, you can fill your days with activities, using the time at sea to laze on board and enjoy the tropical sunshine.

People playing at the Casino of Celebrity Cruises


Explore all the exciting things to see and do on board one of our 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 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.

In Key West, spend a day lazing on a palm-fringed beach or cycle around town to discover this beautiful 4.2-square-mile island. Indulge in a delicious seafood lunch and try the island’s famous key lime pie.

People playing with dolphins at the Blue Lagoon Island

Blue Lagoon Island, Bahamas

Sun-kissed, white-sand beaches and sapphire blue water await in Nassau. Take the ferry over to Blue Lagoon for beach time on the sand or swaying 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.

Bruges & Amsterdam Cruise

Boat ride in Bruges canal

Bruges, Belgium

Discover the charming ports of Bruges and Amsterdam during a five-day 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.

Chocolate truffles in Bruges

Chocolate truffles

In Bruges, marvel at the medieval buildings and cobblestone streets in the city center. Board a 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 handmade chocolate truffles during your time in port.

One of the best things to do in Bruges for art aficionados is to visit the Groeningemuseum, where you can see a wide range of Belgian artworks from the Renaissance and Flemish eras, spanning some 400 years of history. Before boarding your cruise, don’t miss the Basilica of the Holy Blood, a famed 12th-century Romanesque church that is believed to contain a cloth stained with the blood of Jesus.

World-famous canals of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands

During your day in Amsterdam, explore the city’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. Satiate your sweet tooth with a freshly made stroopwafel—a caramel-filled wafer—as you wander along the streets that curve around the city’s canals.

Best 5 day cruises - Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Don’t miss a visit to Vondelpark, Amsterdam’s urban oasis full of green spaces, man-made waterways, a meticulously manicured rose garden, and more. Just a short taxi or bus ride away lies Amsterdam’s old city center, De Wallen.

Here you can explore the city’s quintessential canals, traditional Dutch homes, and historic monuments all within a compact area. A guided canal cruise will give you a different perspective of the city and its history.

Street view of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rent a bicycle and pedal your way around one of the most cycle-friendly cities on Earth. You can admire Amsterdam’s gorgeous 17th-century buildings while traveling through well-organized lanes, built specifically for cyclists.

This is a great way to see a lot of Amsterdam in a short time, and a popular mode of leisure and functional transportation for locals. Before boarding your ship, be sure to do some shopping and people-watching in the bustling Leidseplein Square, a popular and vibrant commercial area famous for its bars, restaurants, and shopping.

Read: Three Days in Amsterdam 

Bahamas Cruise

View of Atlantis Resort from the water

Atlantis Resort in Nassau, Bahamas

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Bahamas on this five-day cruise departing from Miami. This cruise takes you for a tour of the best of Bimini and Nassau with a fun-filled full day at sea on the way. There is so much to do and see in these two great locations that you’ll feel as though you’ve been away for a week.

On your first stop, you’ll visit the bustling Bahamian port of Nassau, the center for commerce in the island chain and the country’s capital city. Here you’ll find the ultimate in family-friendly adventure as you walk through the magical streets of the lost city of Atlantis at Ruins Lagoon, one of the many features of the spectacular Atlantis Resort. Wade through the shallow blue waters of Dolphin Cay and get an up-close experience with these magnificent mammals.

Aerial view of the island of Bimini

Bimini, Bahamas

In Bimini, learn how to fish like the pros in Gun Cay, Holm Cay, or Great Isaac Cay, some of the most sought-after spots for catching tuna, marlin, and wahoo. Then, spend the afternoon diving and exploring Bimini Road, an underwater limestone rock formation that stretches a full half-mile and is full of unique sea life and archaeological history.

Alternatively, you’ll find plenty of beaches, boat tours, and land-based attractions to suit your tastes. Visit the Dolphin House Museum and learn about the history of the islands while walking through this unique structure made entirely from recycled local materials. Make sure to try some delicious conch fritters at Joe’s Conch Stand before you leave; it’s a local favorite.

Your last night on board will be a special one, where memories will be shared and Celebrity’s world-class service and amenities make for the perfect finish to a fabulous adventure. End your five-day Bahamas cruise with a delightful dinner and drinks at sunset as you leave port.

Cruise guests eating at Luminae


Enjoy lemon martinis and live music at The Martini Bar, a quiet meal with new friends at Cosmopolitan, or a luxurious fine dining experience at Luminae, exclusively for guests of The Retreat. You’ll return home refreshed, and with many memories to share of your new adventures.

Book one of these unforgettable five-day cruises on our website and experience the ultimate getaway.

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