SEP 17 – 29, 2019
Dates
13 DAYS
Duration
GREECE, ISRAEL, ITALY
Destinations
CIVITAVECCHIA, ITALY
Departure Port

September 17 – September 29, 2019

Starting at $1,980.00* per person

Flights Available Upon Request

*Per Person Based on Double Occupancy and DOES NOT include port charges, gratuities or shore excursions.

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Tuesday, September 17 – Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Departs 5:00 PM

Civitavecchia was settled in 108 A.D. by the Emperor Trajan and has since served faithfully as a gateway to Rome, the capital of Italy. Once the center of the Ancient World from which emperors ruled over nearly all of western civilization, Rome is still a cultural mecca. Only a few cities in the world can boast such a well-preserved level of architecture, art, and religious iconography. There’s an enormous wealth of culture and history to discover on a cruise to Rome. Visit the ancient halls of the 50,000-seat Colosseum, gaze upon the ceilings of Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, and stroll the Capitoline Museum. Roman culinary prowess is well respected and beloved the world over. Experience authentic pizza, hearty bowls of fresh pasta, excellent cheeses, wines, seafood, and delightful desserts like tiramisu and gelato at family-run trattorias that have been preparing these traditional dishes for centuries. Walk the cobblestoned piazzas making your way to narrow side streets where you’re sure to find craftsman shops and beautiful boutiques filled with gorgeous handmade accessories and homewares for keepsakes and souvenirs.

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Wednesday, September 18 – Naples, Italy

Docked 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Framed by Mount Vesuvius along a dramatic skyline, the 2,800 year-old port city of Naples is chock full of historical sites, churches, and museums that make it a fascinating place for you to explore. For all of Rome’s notoriety and reputation, Naples, with its historic city center deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has just as many important archeological sites and landmarks. Visit the Museo Archeologico Nazionale for a world-class collection of Egyptian and Graeco-Roman artifacts. And, if you’d like to venture a little deeper on your Naples cruise, then exploring Naples from below the ground is a must. Start with a trip into the basement of the San Lorenzo Maggiore church where you’ll find a partially excavated Roman market and a little deeper, just below the Roman ruins, you’ll find remnants from the Greeks to discover. And in the region where pizza was first invented, you know the food is going to be incredible. Whether you’re looking for a thin, wood-fired Margherita pie, spaghetti alle vongole or a zeppole dusted with confectioner’s sugar, Naples and her bountiful edible treasures is sure to please. Only 35 miles down the coast, Salerno offers you a rich history, but also boasts a marvelous collection of parks, natural wonders, and unique vantage points to take in the beauty of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Two cities. One incredible stretch of Italian coastline.

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Thursday, September 19 – Catania, Sicily, Italy

Docked 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Located on the east coast of Sicily, Catania is situated at the foot of the largest volcano in Europe, Mount Etna. Elegant, modern, and an important hub in Europe’s tech industry, Catania is also rich with baroque architecture, medieval castles, Roman era theatres, and a flourishing cultural and artistic center. The first university in Sicily was opened here in 1434. The Ursino castle built in the 13th Century is now a museum. The Piazza del Duomo, at the heart of Catania, is home to the city’s symbolic Fountain of the Elephant, constructed in 1736 from lava and an ancient Egyptian obelisk.

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Friday, September 20 – Valletta, Malta

Docked 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

In addition to a number of significant works of art, this town is known for the many fortifications built by the Knights of Malta, who for years helped care for European pilgrims and crusaders en route to and from the Holy Land. The walled city of Valletta was founded in 1565 by the Knights of St. John and it remains a masterfully preserved medieval treasure. From the glittering baroque interior of the Co-Cathedral of St. John to the charm found wandering the old cobbled avenues, it’s no wonder this tiny city has earned World Heritage status. Hidden among the foreboding fortresses and decorative masterpieces is a city with growing appreciation for contemporary design, exciting, culinary offerings, and burgeoning nightlife scene.Maltese cuisine is a fusion of Mediterranean dishes and influences with touches of French and Sicilian. Fresh seafood and the Maltese wines from the distinguished local vineyards are always on the menu. Stroll along the cobblestone streets of Mdina to see its medieval churches, cathedrals, and palaces. Experience two Maltese treasures: The Blue Grotto and Marsaxlokk village. Or, set off on a Maltese sightseeing adventure beginning at Valleta’s Upper Barrakka Gardens. It’s a wonderfully small capital that’s bursting with stories. Valleta is a place you’re sure to create a few stories of your own on your Valletta cruise.

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Saturday, September 21 – At Sea

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Sunday, September 22 – Rhodes, Greece

Docked 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Rhodes, the friendliest city in the Mediterranean, is situated at the island’s northernmost point. This sunny retreat is also home to many historic sites, such as the ruins of the Temple of Venus and the medieval Street of Knights. Rhodes, pronounced ro-dos, is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands. The varied landscape with beaches, wooded areas, and ancient ruins also make this one of the most alluring of the Greek archipelago. A cruise to Rhodes wouldn’t be complete without exploring the picturesque Old Town with its winding streets and Byzantine legacy. Enter the gateways of Rhodes and step back to a time when the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem built a Christendom stronghold. Or, tour the restored Palace of the Grand Masters and the Hospital of the Knights. You can spend the day amid the chronicles of Greek history. Immerse yourself in the whitewashed romance of the archaeological site, Lindos and climb to the ruins of its ancient Acropolis for sweeping views of the village and the blue seas beyond. The island’s vibrant shops, great restaurants, and glittering clubs buzz with a happy, modern energy in contrast to the grace of its ancient history.

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Monday, September 23 – At Sea

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Tuesday, September 24 – Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel

Arrival: 7:00 AM

Sacred to three of the world’s major religions, Jerusalem is one of the world’s oldest cities. With a history dating back to 4000 BC, the ravages of time and generational conflicts have not crumbled its fascinating architecture. Gaze at the Western Wall, which is all that’s left of the fabled Second Temple, watch the sunlight bounce off the golden-roofed Dome of the Rock or the shimmering silver al-Aqsa Mosque.

Located less than an hour’s drive from Ashdod, you’ll be swept up by the magnitude and beauty of this treasured city. Wander the Old City and you’re sure to find a kaleidoscope of local artisan and merchant shops for handcrafted jewelry and textiles. Then, head over to the modern part of the city on your cruise to Jerusalem and sample delicious Middle Eastern classics like falafel, hummus, and shawarma.

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Wednesday, September 25 – Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel

Departs 10:00 PM

Sacred to three of the world’s major religions, Jerusalem is one of the world’s oldest cities. With a history dating back to 4000 BC, the ravages of time and generational conflicts have not crumbled its fascinating architecture. Gaze at the Western Wall, which is all that’s left of the fabled Second Temple, watch the sunlight bounce off the golden-roofed Dome of the Rock or the shimmering silver al-Aqsa Mosque.

Located less than an hour’s drive from Ashdod, you’ll be swept up by the magnitude and beauty of this treasured city. Wander the Old City and you’re sure to find a kaleidoscope of local artisan and merchant shops for handcrafted jewelry and textiles. Then, head over to the modern part of the city on your cruise to Jerusalem and sample delicious Middle Eastern classics like falafel, hummus, and shawarma.

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Thursday, September 26 – Haifa, Israel)

Docked 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM

The largest city in northern Israel has an incredible history.

This spectacular city rises dramatically from the Mediterranean on terraced hillsides, which culminate with Mount Carmel. From that viewpoint on a cruise to Haifa, all the world seems to lie at your feet. On a clear day, you can see north all the way to the Lebanese border, as well as the snowcapped Mount Hermon to the east. Travel to Galilee—Israel’s luscious region and the scene of Christ’s youth. Here Jesus was baptized and preached. Or, stand at the banks of the River Jordan, visit where Christ delivered the Sermon on the Mount, get close to the grotto in Nazareth where the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary — plus take in panoramic views of the Sea of Galilee. Enjoy lunch on a kibbutz or at a restaurant.

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Friday, September 27 – At Sea

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Saturday, September 28 – Chania (Souda), Crete, Greece

Docked 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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. Over the millennia, this harbor city was conquered many times over by Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, and Turks. Chania remains crisscrossed with Ottoman architecture and historic Venetian mansions, many of which have been transformed into quaint shops, inviting cafes, and boutique hotels. Experience Cretan hospitality and history on your cruise to Chania with a tour to the traditional Village of Vamos, the Karidi Monastery, the Braoudakis winery, and the Folklore Museum. Admire the local flora, the ancient homes, and time-worn old mill, with its 12 arches built in 1862. A stroll through Chania’s breathtaking Botanical Park, featuring 50 acres of exotic fruit trees, plants, and herbs.  You’ll learn about the Cretan diet and prepare a traditional dish using local products and extra virgin olive oil. A historic Venetian lighthouse still watches over the harbor and local artisans can still be seen crafting their wares in the older streets. However, beyond its rich history, Chania is a beachcomber’s paradise, with some of the finest sands and most inviting waters in all of Crete.

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Sunday, September 29 – Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Arrival: 5:00 AM

Athens brought the world drama, history, poetry, and philosophy. Once home to the world’s most powerful and civilized empires, Athens is now the world’s foremost archaeological playground. The towering columns of the Parthenon still stand in homage to the virgin goddess Athena. The Parthenon sits atop the Athenian Acropolis and watches over the city where it can be seen from just about anywhere in Athens. Make it a point to visit the incredible Acropolis Museum on your cruise to Athens. The joint effort between two architects, one American and the other Greek, this outstanding building was completed and opened to the public in 2009. It focuses primarily on the Greek period dating to 5 B.C., considered to be the apex of art, culture, and philosophy in ancient Greece, but it also has artifacts from the Bronze, Roman, and Byzantine Ages. There’s even a Plexiglas walkway from which an excavated section of an old Athenian neighborhood can be viewed. In addition to an abundance of historical riches, modern Athens has plenty on offer—from scenic beaches to restaurants with superb Mediterranean cuisine and bustling central markets.


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*Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this promotion. However, due to individual group patterns, group size, weather, traffic, and other factors beyond our control, the number, the order, and the days in which sites will be visited may be altered.
Price per person based on double occupancy and not included in the original cruise package.

Price:
Inside Stateroom – $1,980.00
Ocean View – $2,580.00
Veranda – $3,580.00
Sky Suite – $6,780.00
Celebrity Suite – $9,580.00

*Per person based on double occupancy and DOES NOT include port charges, gratuities or shore excursions.

Price Includes:

  • 12 night Cruise-only from Rome, Italy on the Celebrity Infinity
  • Full board (three delicious meals daily)
  • Access to all the ship’s amenities as advertised

Price Does Not Include:

  • All port charges and gratuities
  • Arline tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages, specialty coffees, sodas, etc…
  • Personal expenses
  • WiFi connectivity onboard

Flights:
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SELECTING THE RIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

WHICH STATEROOM IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Do you want to be on one of the higher decks with a veranda, where you can sit and have breakfast? Do you plan on spending as little time as possible in your stateroom? Perhaps one with a picture window is the right choice for you. In other words, take your time, and make sure you pick the perfect stateroom for your needs. Choose from the following comfortable cabin selections designed to fit your budget and desire.


Celebrity Suite Stateroom

Exclusive, indulgent, and the height of Modern Luxury. Personal butler. Private restaurant. Exclusive lounge. Only on Celebrity, Modern Luxury lives here.

$9,580.00
Price per person in double occupancy


Sky Suite Stateroom

Exclusive, indulgent, and the height of Modern Luxury. Personal butler. Private restaurant. Exclusive lounge. Only on Celebrity, Modern Luxury lives here.

$6,780.00
Price per person in double occupancy


Veranda Stateroom

Private sanctuaries where you’ll enjoy relaxing in the spacious lounge or step outside to linger over morning coffee or wonder at evening sunsets.

$3,580.00
Price per person in double occupancy


Ocean View Stateroom

Staterooms with large windows and a sitting area where you can kick back and relax after a day that has been as busy or relaxing as you want it.

$2,580.00
Price per person in double occupancy


Inside Stateroom

Stateroom with ample living space with a sofa and sitting area – a home away from home.

$1,980.00
Price per person in double occupancy


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