You still have time to plan a 2018 vacation. Here are some ideas for where to go, including specific sailings. Some of these sailings are a great deal in addition to being an amazing travel experience, meaning you can cruise in 2018 and save money on your vacation.
2018 Repositioning Cruises
You can have a resort-style vacation on a budget with a repositioning cruise this fall. If you just need to get away before the craziness of the holiday season begins, then a repositioning cruise in October is an ideal way to vacation.
Repositioning cruises occur when a ship moves from one destination to another, such as Alaska to Australia, or the Mediterranean to the Caribbean. This often occurs right before winter begins since some destinations don’t have winter sailings (an Alaska cruise in the winter months would be quite frigid!).
Need some specific inspiration? Imagine a 14-night sailing across the Atlantic onboard the luxurious Celebrity Reflection with a stay in an AquaClass stateroom for some extra pampering. This Transatlantic sailing departs from Rome, Italy, and ends in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Along the way you’ll stop in Barcelona, Spain; Cartagena, Spain; Malaga, Spain; Tenerife, Canary Islands; and have multiple days at sea.
When you’re not in port, you’ll be living it up on the ship taking advantage of all of the public areas as well as the opulent spa facility. As an AquaClass guest you get unlimited access to the Persian Garden, a relaxation room within the spa. You’ll also get daily tea and snacks in your room, special bathrobes and slippers just for AquaClass guests, access to a spa concierge to help you arrange massages, facials, and other spa treatments during your cruise, and other spa-related perks.
In addition, AquaClass guests get exclusive access to Blu, a specialty restaurant on board that serves spa cuisine that is healthy without compromising on taste.
After an AquaClass stay on Celebrity Reflection’s Transatlantic sailing, you’ll return home fully rejuvenated and ready for whatever winter brings.
South America 2018 Cruise
Though ships may be repositioning for the winter in North America, the cruise season is just starting to heat up in South America. Head south of the equator where summer is in full swing on a 14-night Chile and Argentina cruise aboard Celebrity Eclipse in December.
You’ll embark from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and visit Punte Del Este, Uruguay; Puerto Madryn, Argentina; Ushuaia, Argentina; the Strait of Magellan; Punta Arenas, Chile; and Montevideo, Uruguay; before ending your cruise back in Buenos Aires.
7-Night Caribbean Cruises in 2018
Already dreaming of tropical islands and wanting to escape the colder weather? Book a last minute cruise to the Caribbean. A longer multi-week vacation might be hard to book last minute, but luckily there are plenty of 7-night cruises sailing to the Caribbean for the last few months of 2018. Here are some exciting options:
- Southern Caribbean Cruise on Celebrity Summit: Depart from San Juan, Puerto Rico, for an itinerary packed with exotic islands to explore. Visit St. Croix, U.S.V.I; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Roseau, Dominica; Bridgetown, Barbados; St. George’s, Grenada; plus have a full day at sea. There are three departure dates for this alluring cruise in 2018: October 27, November 10, and November 24.
- Eastern Caribbean Holiday Cruise on Celebrity Reflection: Get away for the holidays this year on a 7-night cruise that departs December 21, 2018, and sails roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Along the way you’ll visit San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Johns, Antigua; and have three blissful days at sea to relax and rejuvenate.
More Caribbean Options in 2018
If a 7-night cruise is still too long, check out one of the shorter Caribbean itineraries that sail to the Bahamas on Celebrity Infinity.
And if you do have extra time to get away, you’ll love this 11-night Southern Caribbean cruise on Celebrity Equinox that departs November 5 from Fort Lauderdale and ends in Miami, Florida. You’ll enjoy four days at sea and also visit the following ports of call: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; St. Croix, U.S.V.I; St. Johns, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St. Lucia; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten. In the evenings, lounge on the Lawn Club, take a hot glass class to make your own unique souvenir, and feast in one of the onboard specialty restaurants.
Book Your 2018 Cruise
Don’t wait until it’s too late! Book your cruise today on Celebrity Cruises or speak with your travel agent and get ready to explore the world before 2018 is over.