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Nestled between the maritime borders of both England and France, off the northern coast of the Cotentin Peninsula, lie the Channel Islands. This small archipelago is known for its unblemished nature, mild climate, and laid-back way of life. On a Channel Islands cruise, you'll visit idyllic beaches that line craggy shores, famous lighthouses, and medieval castles that evoke a bygone era of history influenced by Britain and France.
On a cruise to the Channel Islands, you'll see the quaint houses that line the cobbled streets of St. Peter Port, capital of Guernsey. Take a walk around the ancient courtyards and passageways of Castle Cornet, which has defended the harbor against invaders since the 13th century. Explore the independent shops and charming cafés that line the narrow lanes, and be sure to try the fresh, locally-caught seafood. Get ready to explore some of the UK's prized cultural heritage sites on a luxury cruise with Celebrity.
The well-preserved Castle Cornet has stood guard over St. Peter Port for over 800 years. Take a walk through its ancient courtyards, or explore one of the museums inside this imposing medieval fortress. For an insight into more recent history, don't miss the chance to visit Guernsey's German bunkers, left as remnants from WWII when the Channel Islands were the only part of British territory occupied by Nazi forces.
The Channel Islands are full of fantastic museums. Start at Castle Cornet, where you’ll also find incredible views and grassy grounds. Pay a visit to the German Occupation Museum, which documents the German presence in the Channel Islands, or the Fort Grey Shipwreck Museum, which houses thousands of artifacts recovered from various shipwrecks around the islands. For a unique experience, head to the Little Chapel, big enough for just eight people.
If you like your beaches rugged and secluded, you’ll love the coves and sandy stretches on the coastline of Guernsey. La Pied du Mur (also known as Marble Bay) is a salt-soaked rocky cove facing the islands of Sark and Herm. Take a trip to sleepy, craggy Sark, where there are no cars, and relax on one of its gorgeous sandy beaches like Grande Grève Bay. You can also go for an adventurous RIB tour around Sark's coastline, or take a horse-drawn carriage ride around the island.
Set sail through the English Channel to uncover the beautiful island of Guernsey and its charming capital, St. Peter Port, on cruises lasting either 11 or 12 nights. Your cruise will embark in Southampton and visit various ports throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, and beyond. Depending on your itinerary, you’ll call at ports like Belfast, Cork, and Greenock (for Glasgow), as well as heading much further north to Iceland, where you’ll visit Akureyri and Reykjavik.
On a cruise to the Channel Islands with Celebrity, you'll enjoy award-winning service, fine dining, luxurious accommodations, and first-rate entertainment on every journey. Spend the day taking in the fresh air and joining a game of bocce ball or croquet on natural grass atop the incredible Lawn Club, then share an evening aperitif with friends at Ensemble Lounge. Experience The Retreat, an unparalleled level of luxury that brings you exclusive dining, private lounge access, and some of the best suites at sea.
Your luxurious Channel Islands cruise will bring you to the picture-perfect St. Peter Port, where a medieval fortress and a charming city center await. Visit the Castle Breakwater lighthouse that has guided ships safely into the harbor since 1867. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch along the colorful restaurant-lined street, The Pollet, and take in the sweeping views of the coast from Havelet Bay. You’ll find Guernsey and its neighboring islands both enchanting and intriguing, and a luxury cruise with Celebrity is the best way to discover this quaint archipelago.