Indulge all your senses visiting the unforgettable ports dotting the Mediterranean coastline with sparkling waters, rocky hillsides, gorgeous gardens, and fascinating ruins. The varied cuisines here are expansive and legendary. The history and culture are some of the globe’s most satisfying, with iconic locations such as the Acropolis in the departure port of Athens, La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the ruins in Rhodes, and the walled medieval town of Dubrovnik.
Experience it all on 7-night cruises visiting places such as Greece, Sicily, Croatia, and Spain aboard Celebrity ApexSM. The newest ship in our revolutionary Edge® Series continues our innovative outward-facing design that connects you more closely with the sea and every exciting place on the horizon while surrounding you with visionary spaces imagined by A-list architects and designers.
Journey through thousands of years of antiquity on a cruise from Athens, the capital of Greece. This friendly, energetic city will thrill history buffs and foodies alike. No trip here would be complete without a visit to the iconic Acropolis which sits atop one of Athens’ eight celebrated hills. Here, you’ll get to explore the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, and several other temples and arenas. Shop for olive oil, Byzantine jewelry, and leather sandals in the Plaka District. Visit a local taverna for traditional Greek cheese pastries, spanakopita, local wine, or ouzo. Take a break from the buzz of Athens with a visit to the serene, shady National Garden.
Mykonos is one of the most famous of the breathtaking Greek Isles. The island is known for its dazzling whitewashed villages splashed with cobalt blue domes and fuchsia bougainvillea. The most popular island in the Cyclades is bustling with activity, awash in beautiful views, and home to alluring sandy beaches. Windmills constructed in the 16th century are the perfect spot to take some amazing photos.
Here on the island of Santorini, you’ll find the classic Greek seascape of whitewashed churches crowned with bright blue roofs. Once you come ashore, you have a choice—hike, cable car, or donkey—to reach the stunning view from the top. Unwind on a beach with black volcanic sand. Stop at one of Santorini’s renowned wineries for a tasting. Explore Oia, a charming village built into the side of a caldera that exemplifies Greek life. It has a rich maritime history and a breathtaking view of the sunset over the Aegean Sea.
Nicknamed The Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik is Croatia’s capital. This walled medieval town was established 1,300 years ago on the Dalmatian coast. Its charms include limestone streets, old city gates, and spectacular sea views. Explore the Stradun and visit the 16th century Sponza Palace, ancient monasteries, and cathedrals. Take photos at the ornate Onofrio’s Fountain built in 1438, then stop in the surrounding shops and restaurants.
Whether you seek to explore culture, history, or just want some time to relax on beaches with crystal clear waters, Rhodes is a must. This sunny retreat is home to many historic sites, such as the ruins of the Temple of Venus and the medieval Street of Knights. In 1988, the citadel of Rhodes was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The city of Gaudi and Miro captivates with its Catalan identity and Gaudi’s fabled architecture, like La Sagrada Familia—unfinished and still awe-inspiring. Learn about Picasso’s early works at the enthralling Museu Picasso. Or take in the breathtaking cathedrals in the Gothic Quarter. Barcelona's wide-ranging palate satisfies every taste: tapas bars, seafood taverns, and indulgent chocolate shops are all essential parts of the culinary landscape. There are even over 20 Michelin-starred restaurants in the city.
Thousands of years of history and civilization are only part of the reason why Mediterranean cruise vacations grow in wonder each year. They’re ideal for romantic celebrations and family getaways alike. Mediterranean cities are loud, vibrant, and will stir up your imagination and creativity like never before. From the comfort of a cruise ship, the peace and pace of coastal Mediterranean towns take on a new level of luxury.
Foodies will find their calling here, where culinary styles focused on locally sourced, fresh ingredients fill the menus of Greek tavernas. With an emphasis on high-quality food, coffee, and wine in every destination, the Mediterranean is one of the best regions of the world for you to truly indulge. On sea days, you’ll sail to paradise while our intuitive service, creative cuisine, luxurious amenities, and sleek spaces meet your every whim. We designed our fleet to be a resort on the move, with endless opportunities for relaxation at the onboard spa, riveting live entertainment, and state-of-the-art suites you can call home. Ready to discover which 2021 Mediterranean cruise destinations will capture your heart?