The glittering cityscapes of Europe perhaps need no introduction. Cities like Rome, Barcelona, and Paris fill the imagination with romantic, idyllic scenes where the days and nights hold infinite promise, where thousands of years of human civilization collide with modern day, where a cup of coffee or a glass of wine are elevated to new heights of luxury.
There are plenty of “firsts” to be had on a European cruise in 2021, even in cities you’ve traveled to before. Your first true merengue in a Paris bakery. In Denmark, count the quaint wooden ships along colorful Nyhavn, the harbor and canal district that so perfectly embodies Copenhagen’s spirit. Sip local port wine in Lisbon, Portugal. In Norway, see a jaw-dropping performance at the Oslo Opera House. Stand and admire Van Gogh’s masterpieces in Amsterdam. Learn from master home cooks in Sicily for the first time. Overnight in Bilbao, Spain, where you can spend the day enjoying the Guggenheim Museum and the neo-Gothic lounge scene in the evenings.
Simply put—Europe is always calling.
Sail around the Mediterranean aboard our newest Edge-Series ship, Celebrity Apex. Our 2021 itineraries include 12-night sailings to the Greek Islands; 9-night journeys to sun-drenched destinations in the Western Mediterranean, including Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, and Valencia; and 7-night sailings to Spain, France, Italy, and Monaco. During days at sea, discover innovative venues like the Magic Carpet and Eden, indulge in globally inspired dining, or book a stay at The Retreat for a truly luxurious vacation at sea.
Celebrity Edge® offers sailings in the eastern Med and the Adriatic including 10- and 11-night itineraries that offer a new overnight stay in Trieste, Italy—a unique crossroads of Latin, Slavic, and Germanic cultures. Celebrity Edge® also visits the Amalfi Coast (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Malta, and the picturesque, sunbaked islands of Greece.
In 2021, discover the best of the Baltic aboard our newly modernized Celebrity Silhouette®. Step aboard a 7- to 14-night sailing and discover the Norwegian Fjords, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and more. We’re also excited to introduce our new 9-Night Northern Cities Cruise, sailing from Southampton, where you’ll enjoy an overnight stay in Oslo, Norway, where the daylight lasts well into the nighttime this time of year. Silhouette also offers itineraries that sail to Iceland and Ireland with incredible overnight stays in Dublin, Ireland and Reykjavik, Iceland.
Discover new destinations in the Mediterranean while aboard Celebrity Infinity. Stop in Hydra and Thessaloniki, two idyllic islands in Greece and new additions to our cruises around the Greek Islands. Our 2021 Europe cruises will also take you around Spain and Portugal on either 7- or 10-night itineraries that stop in Lisbon and Barcelona along the way. Discover Spanish culture and history while visiting cities in the Iberian Peninsula, like Alicante, Malaga, Valencia, Seville, and Gibraltar. Celebrity Infinity also sails to and from Venice, allowing you to experience the magic of La Serenissima either before or after your cruise.
Discover the best of the Mediterranean aboard one of Celebrity Constellation’s stunning 2021 itineraries. Depart from Venice, Rome, or Barcelona and visit some of the most coveted destinations in Italy, France, Turkey, Spain, and the Greek Islands. On Celebrity Constellation, you’ll also have the opportunity to stop in Zakynthos, our newest destination in Greece, and Taranto, a charming port city located at the heel of Italy’s boot.
Celebrity Reflection’s 2021 sailings include spectacular itineraries that sail from Amsterdam. Spend some time in the Dutch capital before heading off on one of our 12-night sailings to Scandinavia and Russia, the British Isles, and Iceland and Ireland, with overnight stays in St. Petersburg and Reykjavik. On Celebrity Reflection, you can also sail down the Norwegian Fjords for 7 to 8 nights or embark on an unforgettable journey from Rome to the Holy Land, enjoying an overnight stay in Jerusalem.
No matter where your ship docks, you can tailor and customize your cruise experience to your interests. Whether you’re touring Tivoli Gardens or discovering deep, meaningful Viking history in Norway, we designed European shore excursions to suit every type of traveler’s fancy—the history buff, the foodie, the family, the animal lover, and the thrill-seeker. Take cooking lessons in Sicily. Visit historic castles and cathedrals. Go on a beach break in the blissful waters of the Adriatic or Ionian Seas. Explore tiny fishing villages or entire European metropolises with skyscrapers as far as the eye can see. Take city tours on foot in walkable towns, or bus through the European countryside, like in Aarhus, Denmark or Palermo, Italy.
There’s so much to love about Europe. The eclectic mix of architectural styles. The glamorous Italian piazzas and elegant French patisseries. When you’re planning a European cruise in 2021, we take care of the logistics, providing you with itineraries complete with built-in days at sea to rest, relax, and play, whether you’re getting competitive at pool games with the kids or lounging in the spa all afternoon. Take the family, your best friend, or your sweetheart on European shore excursions, where they’ll sample local, fresh ingredients in inventive dishes on culinary tours or see city highlights on a comfortable charter bus.
On a European cruise, we’ll take you to coastal towns that take life at a slower pace than the bustling capitals, where industries like fishing still rule the day. Or, rest and soak up the sun in Malta, along the Amalfi Coast, or Greek Islands big and small. The secret is officially out: luxury in the Old World is alive and well. We depart from all sorts of port cities, bringing you to Europe and Europe to you. Depart from Southampton, England, where you can explore the Titanic Trail or take a day trip to Stonehenge before you even set sail.
In Barcelona, Spain, see La Sagrada Familia stand tall and proud over the city, or shop for handmade souvenirs along Las Ramblas. If you’re craving something more adventurous, why not take an unforgettable, private flamenco class with an authentic Spanish dancer? Cross a postcard-worthy Venice gondola ride down the Grand Canal off your bucket list, or take a market tour to discover the freshest local ingredients Italy has to offer. You’ll discover secret spots in Venice, sip coffee in tucked-away cafes, and sample authentic Venetian risotto. Fall in love from the romantic cities we depart from in 2021.