Ports of Call: Rome | Messina (Sicily) | Valletta, Malta | Rhodes | Kusadasi (Ephesus) | Mykonos | Athens (Piraeus) | Santorini | Naples (Salerno) | Rome
Date: 14 April 2016 | Celebrity Constellation
Duration: 12 night cruise & 1 night pre cruise stay
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Hidden piazzas, opulent baroque churches, classical ruins at every turn. The best of Italian fashion. Countless art galleries, gardens and palaces. If ever there was a place to return to and delve deeper, it’s Rome.
A place of almost mythological beauty. After anchoring, ascend 895ft to the capital Fira – reachable by donkey, cable car, or a flight of 600 steps! See the symbol of Santorini, Agíou Miná church with its distinctive blue-domed bell tower.
Athens (Piraeus), Greece
The birthplace of democracy and western civilisation, with the crowning glory, the Acropolis, perched atop its plateau under a burnished blue sky. Your best memories may come from losing yourself in the twisting streets of the ancient Plaka district
Dazzling sunlight reflects off hundreds of whitewashed houses framed by the famous Venetian windmills. Enter its maze of twisting alleys, originally designed to confuse pirate invaders. You may be lucky enought to bump into the town’s pelican mascot.
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Once the capital of the Roman province of Asia Minor, this coastal town is now an archeologist’s dream. This former Greek banking and trading center is rich with historic sites, including the Great Theatre, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
This city, which sits on the shores of the Aegean, offers something for everyone – from sun-worshipers to amateur archeologists. To get a sense of the region’s 5,000-year history, visit the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archeology where you’ll find artefacts dating back to the Bronze Age.
Chania (Souda),Crete, Greece
Like many ports in this part of the world, archeological ruins dating back to antiquity are found everywhere. There are also hundreds of gorges around the island and over 1,500 land and sea caves, including Elefantos, noted for its remarkable white and red stalactites. To learn more about this exciting port, please refer to our Port Explorer guide.
You’re spoiled for choice in the city that invented the pizza. Embark on a trip to Mt. Vesuvius for mind-blowing views before descending to Pompeii. Board a boat for Capri, or a scenic day trip to Positano and Sorrento down the stunning Amalfi coast.
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