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, luxury, 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.
Western Caribbean Cruise
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. 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, 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.
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
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.
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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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
Art aficionados will love 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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