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GREECE, TURKEY & ITALY

MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE

With history spanning thousands of years, glamorous ports, and dazzling scenery, a Mediterranean cruise is the perfect vacation—and there’s no better way to experience cruises to the Mediterranean than with Celebrity. Bask on the beach in Mykonos one day and watch a fiery sunset over Santorini the next.

 

Discover the unique contrasts of Turkey, a fascinating country where history and modernity collide. On luxury Turkey cruises, visit the alluring capital of Istanbul, a cosmopolitan city divided between Europe and Asia by the scenic Bosphorus Strait. Explore the Ancient Greek city of Ephesus, home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Highlights:
● 11 Nights of Luxury Cruising
● Visit 7 spectacular ports of call
● Overnight in Istanbul, Turkey

CELEBRITY ASCENT

May 5, 2025

Image by Andreas Pajuvirta
Day 1 - Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Step on board the beautiful Celebrity ASCENT as you prepare to explore this magnificent itinerary.

Day 2 - At Sea - Cruising

While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination. 

Day 3 - 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. 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.

Day 4 - Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

Once the capital of the Roman province of Asia Minor, this coastal town is now an archeologist’s dream. The UNESCO World Heritage ruins of Ephesus impress even those familiar with the world's other ancient cities. Though excavations have been underway for 150 years, only 20 percent of the city has been uncovered. This former Greek banking and trading center is rich with historic sites, including the Great Theater, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

EDGE Class Rooftop Garden
Istanbul View from a Dome

Day 5 - Istanbul, Turkey

In exotic Istanbul, you could spend an entire day strolling through the Grand Bazaar, exploring the famous Blue Mosque, or wandering through the majestic Topkapi Palace, with its gardens, libraries and 400-roomharem.

Day 6 - Istanbul, Turkey

Enjoy an additional day exploring after your overnight stay.

Day 7 - At Sea - Cruising

While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination. 

Day 8 - Santorini, Greece

Here on the island of Santorini, you’ll find a classic Greek seascape—whitewashed houses accented by sea-blue roofs. This is a treasure trove for both professional and amateur archeology buffs, with sites that include tombs that date back to the 9th century and the sanctuary of Apollo. In many ways, Santorini could be considered an explosive place, being that its terraced collection of homes and windmills lie on a caldera-- a huge basin formed by an erupting volcano. The island’s volcanic past has also produced delicious grapes for excellent wines that are well worth investigating while on your Santorini cruise.

Day 9 - Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos is known for its whitewashed villages sprinkled with blue and jade green. It's also famous for its sophisticated nightlife. The most popular island in the Cyclades is bustling with activity, awash in beautiful alleyways, and home to alluring sandy beaches.

Day 10 - At Sea - Cruising

While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination. 

Day 11 - Naples, Italy

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. 

Day 10 - Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Disembarkation day.  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.

Image by Samuel C.

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Exclusive Offer

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Concierge Infinite Veranda $4,629 ($8,369)

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Price per person CAD, based on double occupancy. Limited Inventory.

PLUS this offer includes 

ALL INCLUDED PACKAGE

  • Classic Beverage Package

  • Unlimited Wi-Fi

Exclusive to our Clients

  • Specialty Dining for Two - $130 OBC

EDGE class Infinite Veranda Stateroom

What's Included

  • Menus by Michelin-starred chef

  • Pool Deck & Hot Tub

  • Adults only Solarium

  • Chic bars and lounges

  • Leading-edge Shows

  • Youth & Teen Programs (3-17 year olds)

  • Fitness Center

  • Exceptional Service

Featured Amenities

  • Personalized Concierge service

  • Embarkation Day Concierge Class Lunch

  • Exclusive Destination Seminar

  • Enhanced room service breakfast menu

  • Cashmere™ Mattress & eXhale® bedding*

  • Sitting area with sofa

  • Twice Daily Housekeeping

  • Veranda with lounge seating

  • Complimentary Tote Bag

  • Exclusive Destination Seminar

  • Welcome Sparkling Wine

Pricing is per person based on double occupancy in CAD.  Add taxes and fees $252pp Refundable deposit of $960 due at time of booking to secure offer, based on availability. Modifying booking may effect promotions offered. Exclusive group rates limited by inventory and category: Group #7609329. ©Celebrity Cruises Inc. Ships’ registry Malta and Ecuador.

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Stateroom layout, design and furnishings may vary.

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