If you’re busy dreaming about your next escape to sea, now is the time to start planning your 2024 cruise vacation.
While all of the beautiful places visited by Celebrity Cruises provide incredible experiences, there’s always somewhere new and exciting to try. From up-and-coming hotspots to new ports of call full of natural wonders, you’ll find a top cruise destination to visit no matter what type of getaway you’re looking for.
Here are some of the best cruise destinations to consider for 2024.
Escape to the beautiful, sunny Bahamas on a short getaway departing from Fort Lauderdale, Miami, or Orlando. Ports of call include bustling Nassau, the capital of the island chain, where you can explore the colonial-era architecture and browse the Straw Market for handicrafts.
Needless to say, the beaches in Nassau are endlessly inviting. Head for Blue Lagoon Island to laze in a hammock and drift over coral reefs, or feel the adrenaline rush on the thrilling water slides at the Aquaventure water park.
Some cruises visit sleepy Bimini, where you can feed docile stingrays or snorkel among reef sharks. Try your hand at sport fishing, or paddle a kayak over the aquamarine shallows.
You could visit Perfect Day at CocoCay, too, our luxurious, award-winning private island. Brave Devil’s Peak, the tallest water slide in North America, or fly over the island on a zipline. Unwind on the white sands of the beach at Chill Island, or while away the day in a luxurious overwater cabana.
Explore the “land of the long, white cloud” on thrilling itineraries from either Sydney, Auckland, or Honolulu that take you to New Zealand’s astonishing natural beauty. You’ll see plunging cliffs, glassy water, tumbling waterfalls, and wildlife, including seals and penguins, in Fiordland National Park.
From the Bay of Islands, visit otherworldly caves illuminated by the light of millions of glow worms, or paddle a kayak through the bucolic scenery of woodlands, mangroves, and rocky islands.
Admire Dunedin’s Scottish heritage and architecture, and browse some of New Zealand’s finest art galleries here. Check out Auckland’s eclectic culinary scene and yachting lifestyle, and in Rotorua, take a dip in the steaming geothermal mud pools.
New Zealand is known for producing some of the world’s finest wine, so needless to say, there will be plenty of opportunities to sample it at the many cellar doors.
Norway’s serenely beautiful fjords are at their loveliest in summer, when they are green and lush. Explore a landscape of plunging cliffs, cascading waterfalls, flower-strewn meadows, and sleepy farming villages.
Board the Flåm Railway, and kayak the glassy-calm water close to the rocky shores, on the lookout for basking seals and mountain goats.
In Bergen, the place to capture that famous shot is Bryggen, a row of brightly colored old warehouses on the waterfront that house craft workshops and art galleries. Just along from here is the fish market, where locals enjoy lunch in the sunshine on the long, bright days of summer.
Admire the intricate art deco architecture of Alesund and the enchanting wooden houses of Old Stavanger. All are painted white, and many date back to the 18th century.
You can join a thrilling hike in Norway from Stavanger, climbing up to the flat rock plateau of Pulpit Rock. High above the Lysefjord, it offers one of the most iconic photos of Norway.
Norwegian fjords cruises depart from Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Southampton and last from seven to 13 nights, so there’s a wide range of choices. You could explore further afield into the Baltic, or opt for an itinerary that continues beyond the fjords into the Arctic, visiting Tromso, deep inside the Arctic Circle, and Honningsvag, for Norway’s remote North Cape.
With sunny weather year-round and endless palm-fringed beaches to choose from, the Caribbean is one of the best places to cruise at any time of the year.
Sail on a Southern Caribbean cruise to the idyllic ABC islands—Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao—where white sand beaches and snorkeling over vibrant corals await.
Admire historic forts and the colorful old center of San Juan, Puerto Rico, or unwind on the long, sandy beaches of St. Kitts, St. Maarten, or Tortola.
If you’re looking to explore the western Caribbean, consider a cruise to Costa Maya, an exciting destination located in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico.
Explore the diverse coral reefs underwater during a snorkeling or scuba session. Discover ancient Mayan ruins in nearby archeological sites, or allow a Mayan shaman to perform a healing ritual and soothe your worries away.
Choose an itinerary length to suit your needs; there’s a vast choice for 2024. Celebrity offers four- or five-night getaways to the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Mexico, or longer, more in-depth itineraries.
The 10-night Ultimate Southern Caribbean itinerary, for example, visits ports including St. Maarten, St. Lucia, St. John, Barbados, and St. Kitts and Nevis.
You could start your cruise in the heart of the Caribbean, sailing round-trip from San Juan, Puerto Rico to St. Maarten, Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, and Dominica in seven nights.
Or sail from Tampa on voyages ranging from five to 12 nights. The longest voyages take you to Grand Cayman as well as Panama, Costa Rica, Cozumel in Mexico, and the lovely Cartagena, Colombia. There’s an overnight stay here, offering a great chance to explore this atmospheric old city after dark.
Other itineraries combine thrilling ports in Central America with two nights in sultry New Orleans, a wonderful opportunity to check out the jazz clubs and after-dark scene of this captivating city.
Discover the highlights of Western Europe on a cruise along the Mediterranean’s northern coastline and Portugal’s Atlantic ports.
Cruises call at two of Portugal’s most beautiful cities, Lisbon and Porto. In Lisbon, take the tram up to Bairro Alto, a bohemian enclave at the heart of the city where you’ll find small shops, cafes, and entertainment along each cobblestone street.
Porto offers an equally authentic atmosphere with sites like the dramatic Luis I Bridge that spans the Douro River and the grand old port houses at Vila Nova da Gaia on the opposite bank.
Cruises to France explore the glamorous, sun-drenched Côte d’Azur, where in Nice, the Promenade des Anglais lines the long sweep of sandy beach. Nice is the ideal base for visits to the mountain village of Èze, Cap d’Ail, for walks with the scent of wild herbs in the air, or glamorous Cap d’Antibes.
On a cruise to Spain, you’ll visit historic ports like Malaga or Alicante, where the influence of the Moors, who occupied southern Spain for centuries, blends seamlessly into local art, food, architecture, and music.
Further north, set sail to the sophisticated Catalonian capital of Barcelona, where the famed works of architect Antoni Gaudi are a magnificent and inspiring sight. In the Balearic islands, unwind on hipster Ibiza, famous for its glorious beaches, nightlife, and spiritual atmosphere.
Explore the endless beauty of Greece on a cruise to the Greek Islands. Our Greece cruises sail to a mixture of popular islands such as Mykonos, Santorini, and Hydra, and lesser explored destinations including Volos and Thessaloniki.
If you’re looking for an island packed with character, Hydra is one of the most unique places to visit in Greece. The whole island, which has an arty, bohemian atmosphere, is car-free. Donkeys are the main mode of transport here.
The scenery is ruggedly picturesque, with quiet bays accessed by boat. You’ll find a sophisticated bar and restaurant scene in the pretty port, which spills over a natural amphitheater around a busy harbor.
Volos, one of the more off-the-beaten-track Greek ports, is located at the foot of Mount Pelion and offers plenty of authentic restaurants and tavernas. Here, you can explore the Centaur’s Path, built around the legend of the Centaur, and the archaeological site of Dimini.
The Panama Canal
Admire a masterpiece of engineering during a cruise to the Panama Canal. Get a front-row seat to see the incredible design that has made the Panama Canal work so efficiently for over 100 years.
Marvel at the intricate lock system and see how the water flow is managed to allow massive ships to pass safely through this cut that divides North and South America.
After visiting the Miraflores Locks, head to Casco Viejo, Panama City’s atmospheric old town and 500-year-old historic site. This is the cultural heart of the country with great restaurants serving authentic Panamanian food, bars, and Spanish colonial architecture clustered within the chunky walls.
Visit local craft stores for unusual gifts like the famous “molas”—pretty woven baskets—made by Panama’s Kuna indigenous people.
Depending on your itinerary, you’ll visit many beautiful ports throughout Central America, the Caribbean, the United States, and vibrant Cartagena, Colombia.
Panama Canal cruises for 2024 sail between Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale or Miami, or round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. Why not opt for an 11-night Panama Canal and Southern Caribbean itinerary, which takes in the very best of the Southern Caribbean, as well as the canal itself?
Celebrity Cruises offers some imaginative itineraries in Asia, sailing from Bali, Indonesia and Mumbai, India, as well as Hong Kong, Singapore, and Yokohama, the port for Tokyo.
For those who have been seduced by Asia’s charms before, there will be familiar ports, including enchanting Lombok, with jagged, forested mountains and gorgeous beaches.
Another highlight is the bustling Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, where you’ll find sizzling street food, high fashion, and the soaring Petronas Towers.
New ports of call, meanwhile, include Celukan Bawang on the lush, mountainous island of Bali, and Hambantota in Sri Lanka, from where you can stroll on endless beaches frequented only by sea turtles, or join a tour to spot blue whales, the world’s largest mammal.
You could also sail from Hong Kong and Singapore to Vietnam and Thailand, with a chance to explore incense-scented temples, golden palaces, and lively street markets, as well as the poignant history around Ho Chi Minh City.
Or head for Japan for the thrilling buzz of dynamic Tokyo, spiritual Kyoto, and the iconic Mount Fuji.
The Galapagos Islands
Join an expedition to the Galapagos Islands, where you can swim with sea lions, marvel at giant tortoises, snorkel among penguins, and discover prehistoric-looking iguanas.
Many of the animals you’ll see in the Galapagos Islands are endemic to the area, meaning you can’t find them anywhere else in the world.
Another reason to cruise to the Galapagos Islands is to experience Celebrity Flora, a groundbreaking mega-yacht designed to showcase the wonders of the Galapagos and provide travelers with an intimate, sustainable experience of the area. Flora is one of three ships operated by Celebrity in the islands.
Choose between the Outer Loop and Inner Loop itineraries on Flora, or the Northern Loop and Southern Loop on Celebrity Xpedition and Celebrity Xploration. All of these offer superb snorkeling, hiking, dramatic volcanic scenery, and extraordinary wildlife.
Extend your time in South America with a couple of overnights in Quito, Ecuador’s historic, high-altitude capital, or further afield, in Peru. Here, our 16-night touring option takes in Lima, the capital, as well as Cuzco and the Sacred Valley, high in the Andes, and Machu Picchu, the dramatically situated Incan citadel.
Thanks to its majestic wildlife, wild terrain, and breathtaking glaciers, Alaska is one of the best cruise destinations in the world.
Sail through the Inside Passage, dotted with forested islands and rich in marine life, from pods of black-and-white orca to dolphins and humpback whales.
Explore cities such as Skagway and Juneau, where you can try dog sledding and join whale-watching tours. In Ketchikan, you can bike through a rainforest, watch bears fishing for salmon, and admire ancient totem poles.
Celebrity offers an impressive range of itineraries in Alaska for 2024. You could sail round-trip from Vancouver to the breathtaking Hubbard Glacier, a vast wall of ice that calves off chunks with a mighty rumble as you watch from the deck of your ship.
Or join a voyage from Seattle to the Endicott Arm Fjord and the Dawes Glacier, where you’ll spot seals basking on floating chunks of ice.
Alternatively, take a one-way itinerary between Vancouver and Seward, gateway to northern Alaska and the dreamy Misty Fjords National Park.
Enhance your adventure in the 49th state with a Cruisetour. Hike Denali National Park in the shadow of North America’s tallest peak, float down Fairbanks’ Chena River on a sternwheeler, and board the Wilderness Express, a luxury train boasting expansive views of the surrounding landscape.
Iceland is an incredible cruise destination for nature lovers. You’ll get the chance to see cascading waterfalls and steaming geysers, soak in geothermal springs, and even descend into the ice under a glacier.
Bathe in the Blue Lagoon, a series of naturally heated geothermal pools just a short drive from Reykjavik. In Reykjavik itself, visit the Hallgrímskirkja Cathedral, a striking church that is the country’s tallest.
For a nature-filled adventure in Iceland, join a whale-watching tour to spot humpbacks and orcas. After dark, if you’re visiting late in the season, keep an eye on the sky for the Northern Lights dancing across the heavens.
Most of Celebrity’s cruise itineraries include an overnight stay in Reykjavik, allowing you to enjoy plenty of time in the Icelandic capital, and perhaps get a glimpse of this natural wonder.
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The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef system, lying beneath the Coral Sea along Australia’s northeast coast. Some 900 islands here are scattered across a massive area of more than 130,000 square miles.
A Great Barrier Reef cruise will take you to many fabulous places, including Port Douglas, where sunbathing, snorkeling, and reef diving await at beautiful Four Mile Beach.
You’ll also set sail to the port of Cairns, the tropical gateway of Queensland where rainforests house immense biodiversity and beautiful beaches line the shores of the city. Explore the area’s interior forests by railway, or take a scenic cable car ride above the treetops.
And when the ship overnights in Cairns, there’s an exciting adventure in store for 2024: the magical option to sleep under the stars on a private pontoon floating above the Great Barrier Reef.
Finish your Great Barrier Reef cruise in the dynamic city of Sydney. Treat yourself to a performance at the grand Sydney Opera House, or spend the day in the sun at Bondi Beach. Tour Darling Harbor by boat for a unique view of the city center and historic Pyrmont Bridge.
In 2024, you’ll find thrilling voyages between Buenos Aires, Argentina and Valparaiso, Chile in South America. Explore the scattered jigsaw of remote islands that forms untamed Patagonia at the curled southern tip of the continent.
In addition to Patagonia’s wild charms, you’ll have a chance to explore snow-capped Osorno Volcano, towering over the cobalt-blue waters of Chile’s Lake District. Take tango classes in sultry Buenos Aires, or join a guided tour of the dazzling street art in Valparaiso.
South America is one of the best places to cruise in 2024, and travel by luxurious ship is also convenient as the distances involved are so vast.
Explore the savage beauty of Antarctica on 14-night cruises that also visit the isolated Falkland Islands, known for their spectacular bird life, including hundreds of thousands of penguins.
Much further south, marvel at towering glaciers and ice-strewn bays of the Antarctic Peninsula, on the lookout for seals, more penguins, and humpback whales that cruise slowly through the nutrient-rich water.
You’ll be astounded by icebergs the size of cathedrals, and mountains draped like meringues in a dense covering of sparkling snow.
Don’t miss out on your chance to sail to one of the top cruise destinations in 2024. Explore all of Celebrity’s 2024 cruises on our website.