Celebrate summer with a luxury cruise in July on one of Celebrity’s award-winning ships. There’s an adventure for every taste—a culture-packed voyage around the cool cities of the Baltic, perhaps, or a leisurely journey to some of the most glamorous ports in the Mediterranean. If tropical beaches are calling, then choose the Caribbean for long, relaxing days on Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach, or snorkeling over dazzling coral gardens in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Bermuda’s pink sands and teeming reefs might be just as tempting.
Perhaps you’re intrigued by wildlife, in which case, the pristine forests and rocky coasts of Alaska could be the answer, where you’ll see bears, whales, bald eagles, and sea otters in their glorious natural habitat. Or you could explore the volcanic Galapagos Islands, where you’ll spot fascinating species including giant tortoises, penguins, and prehistoric-looking iguanas.
By July, the Scandinavian summer is in full swing. Enjoy leafy pub gardens in chic Copenhagen, wander endless beaches under vast skies in Skagen, on the northerly tip of Denmark, and explore the cobblestone streets of Tallinn, which appear straight out of a fairytale. Visit Stockholm’s fantastic museums, whether you’re into ABBA or maritime history, and admire the work of Norway’s greatest painter at the Munch in Oslo. On cruises from Rotterdam, you’ll have a day in edgy, arty Berlin, too.
Explore the glamorous Mediterranean in July, where the stylish Celebrity Edge will sail all summer long. Gaze at shimmering contemporary architecture in Valencia, feast on tapas in Palma, and wander through the shaded alleys of Dalt Vila in Ibiza. See the astonishing Leaning Tower of Pisa, and marvel at Florence’s magnificent cathedral. Stroll the waterfront in glamorous Portofino, and from Cannes, head into the mountains to visit medieval villages, all on one unforgettable voyage.
A cruise to Alaska is the best way to see the state’s wild terrains and rugged beauty. Witness whales and other marine life navigating the northern waters. Soar over the most stunning landscapes in North America via helicopter and get a bird’s-eye view of Alaska’s breathtaking glaciers, extraordinary snow-capped mountains, and wild brown bears. Tick an item off your bucket list by visiting the 76-mile-long Hubbard Glacier, the world’s longest tidewater glacier.
If complete relaxation is on your mind, book a Caribbean cruise, where your worries will melt away under the warm sun, tropical beats, and friendly smiles. Wander through old Mayan ruins in Mexico, bask in the sun on Grand Cayman’s famous 7 Mile Beach, and savor authentic Key lime pie in Key West. Or, head to the Eastern Caribbean and visit Puerto Rico’s Old San Juan and its historic fort overlooking the ocean, swim over the coral reefs of St. Thomas, and play with dolphins in the Bahamas.
An all-inclusive vacation to the exotic Galapagos Islands is another class of adventure. On Galapagos cruises in July, you’ll experience some of the most extraordinary and diverse wildlife that the world has to offer. Certified naturalists on board will give you the inside scoop on the islands’ creatures. Snorkel with sea turtles, wander past iguanas, and birdwatch along the dramatic landscapes that only the Galapagos can deliver.
Sail from Cape Liberty to the subtropical island of Bermuda, where flower-filled gardens line country lanes and the rocky coast is fringed with exquisite beaches, some a delicate shade of pink. You’ll spend two nights at the historic Royal Naval Dockyard, with plenty of time to explore massive fortifications, a craft market, and buzzing restaurants. Take a romantic sunset catamaran sail, marvel at the rock formations of the Crystal Caves, and snorkel over vibrant coral reefs.