May cruises beat the heat of midsummer and avoid winter’s harsh chill, making it the perfect time of year for a luxury cruise vacation. Experience the stunning Celebrity fleet while sailing to the world’s best destinations, like a European adventure to Italy, Croatia, and Montenegro on Celebrity Edge, or traverse the romantic Norwegian fjords on Celebrity Silhouette or our newest ship, Celebrity Apex.
Sample authentic Neapolitan pizza in Naples, Italy. Wander the cobblestoned Old Town in Corfu, Greece. In Norway, experience the picturesque town of Bergen, a UNESCO Heritage World Site, up close. Craving a tropical getaway instead? Our cruises in May sail far and wide, from the thrilling Galapagos Islands to the sunny Southern Caribbean.
Spring in Europe simply never goes out of style, especially when you’re cruising through the best of Italy, sightseeing in the French Riviera, or sampling culinary staples like paella in Spain or authentic gourmand delights in France. Depending on which May cruise itinerary you choose, you could overnight in Bilbao, Spain; Cannes, France; or Trieste, Italy, where you’ll have even more time to explore local nightlife, book an immersive excursion, or lounge on the ship by the pool.
Naturalists and environmental advocates will be captivated by the native species of flora and fauna that make the Galapagos an unforgettable part of the world. These unique islands are a bucket-list travel destination made even more incredible onboard Celebrity Xpedition or Celebrity Flora, where all-inclusive packages offer amenities like in-suite dining, menus created by a Michelin-starred chef, and more. These ships accommodate 100 people or less, making it an exclusive adventure for a lucky few.
Norway’s famed fjords attract millions of travelers to Bergen, Alesund, and other picture-perfect Norwegian towns year after year. In Alesund, hike Mount Aksla for panoramic views of waterfalls and the quaint coastal town below. Go shopping for local goods in Bergen’s Bryggen Wharf. Take an excursion to fjord-hop alongside dramatic mountainscapes and glaciers. Wonder awaits on Norwegian fjords cruises.
On a Caribbean cruise in May, you’ll discover exciting islands like Grand Cayman, the ABC Islands, and Key West. In Grand Cayman, sunbathe along Seven Mile Beach or spend an afternoon marveling at thousands of stalactites and stalagmites in the Crystal Caves. Go horseback riding through the countryside or lounge on pristine beaches in the ABC Islands. In the Sunshine State, sample key lime pie in Key West and shop along Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.
See the stunning landscapes of Alaska in temperate May weather. You’ll enjoy a chill here compared to the Caribbean, which makes Alaska the perfect destination for those who aren’t quite ready for summer. Cruise through Alaska’s Inside Passage, shop at kitsch markets in Ketchikan, and watch a dog sledding team in action in Juneau.