Cross the Atlantic in luxury and style to Northern Europe on an incredible cruise to Ireland from the USA. Depart from Ft. Lauderdale in sunny South Florida and head east, relaxing into blissful, fun-filled days at sea. In Ireland, you’ll be greeted with rolling green hills, historic castles, beautiful handicrafts, and old-world charm in historic Cork and the pretty seaside town of Cobh.
On an Ireland cruise from the United States, you could make an early stop in picturesque Bermuda, a land of pink sand beaches and world-class shopping. Other itineraries visit Ponta Delgada, the capital of the volcanic Azores archipelago. Continue to Portland on England’s rolling Dorset coast, gateway to the Roman city of Bath and mysterious Stonehenge. Admire the canals, gabled houses, and art museums in Amsterdam, and experience rich Flemish and French culture in pretty Bruges. Immerse yourself in luxury and adventure on a transatlantic cruise with Celebrity.
Cork is a beguiling mix of Irish charm, folklore, and cozy pubs, surrounded by green countryside. Arrive in the nearby port of Cobh and visit the impressive St. Colman’s Cathedral, then take a Titanic Trail walking tour. In Cork, shop for fresh seafood, artisan cheeses, and more at the English Market, a vibrant center of trade since 1788. Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous Blarney Stone to enjoy the “gift of the gab” for life—according to local legend.
Medieval Bruges could be the setting of a fairytale, with half-timbered houses, cobbled lanes, dreamy canals, and filigree church spires. Admire Markt, the original market square, dominated by the chunky bell tower. Climb 366 steps to the top for sweeping views down over the red-roofed town. Remember to try some of the culinary treats for which Belgium is known: moules frites—fresh mussels with fries—sweet waffles, and hand-made chocolate truffles filled with fresh cream.
The verdant Azores Islands are scattered across the deep blue Atlantic. Ponta Delgada, on São Miguel Island, is their capital, where outdoor adventure meets colonial charm. Go on mountain hikes, soak in steaming geothermal springs, explore inviting crater lakes, and experience some of the world’s finest whale-watching. The town itself is filled with elegant Renaissance and Baroque architecture and colorful squares—the perfect place to sit with a glass of local wine and a seafood platter.