Cutting a course from the ultra-modern skyline of Abu Dhabi to the historical city of Rome, the All-Inclusive Luxury Arabia to Ancient Rome cruise aboard the Celebrity Constellation is a literal journey back through time. Over the course of a 16-night voyage, the cruise will take guests through the awe-inspiring Suez Canal and includes port calls in Athens, Katakolon, Muscat and more.
If you’re looking for something a little different to the more traditional cruise routes through the Mediterranean or hopping from one Caribbean island to the next, the All-Inclusive Luxury Arabia to Ancient Rome provides a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, even for the most experienced of cruise fans.
With return flights from the UK included in the package, this 16-night voyage is never anything less than completely luxurious and relaxing, providing innumerate incredible experiences. Taking the luxurious settings up a notch, the Cruise1st UK deal includes free upgrades to an Oceanview cabin and the complimentary drinks package which includes selected beers, wines, spirits and cocktails.
So, whether you’re a history buff looking to explore one of the ancient world’s most spectacular civilisations, or a keen fan of the futuristic and fantastic; this cruise has a little something for everyone. Plus, there’s ample opportunity along the way to unfurl the beach towel and soak up the rays.
Awe-Inspiring Abu Dhabi
Day one of the journey will take you to the skies, flying from the UK to Abu Dhabi, where you will spend a night however you please. With a hotel stay included in the price of the package, you’re free to explore this enigmatic playground of the wealthy. The capital of the United Arab Emirates, huge amounts of money have been invested in Abu Dhabi to turn it into one of the world’s leading tourist destinations.
The splendour of the city is impossible to miss in Abu Dhabi, and within the first few minutes of arriving you’ll undoubtedly witness extravagant demonstrations of wealth. From the Rolex-wearing youth of the city steering through the streets of Abu Dhabi in supercars to the incredible skyscrapers which dwarf most in the City of London in both terms of size and grandiosity. Abu Dhabi is not a city for those who deplore extravagance, but rather for those who celebrate and enjoy the finer things in life.
If you’re looking for somewhere to eat during your one night in Abu Dhabi, we’d recommend Sontaya. With water features surrounding the eating areas and palm trees lining the restaurant’s outer limits, Sontaya manages to create the impression that you’re dining on a floating paradise island. With attentive staff and authentic Asian dishes, Sontaya is the perfect place to indulge on your first full night of this amazing luxury trip.
Luxury Voyage from Asia to Europe
The Celebrity Cruises team go to extraordinary lengths to ensure luxury passage for all guests sailing on their fleet. Putting a contemporary spin on luxury cruise ship travel, Celebrity Cruises’ vessels are closely attuned to the needs of the discerning cruise guest. With five days at sea following a visit to beautiful Muscat, the capital of Oman, you’ve got plenty of chance to explore the very best of the Celebrity Constellation, one of the fleet’s best-loved members.
On board this amazing vessel you’ll find a Tuscan steakhouse, a well-stocked wine cellar, extensive gelateria and relaxing spa lounge. Combine this with the wonderful entertainment offerings provided aboard the Celebrity Constellation, and all of a sudden, the five sea days almost seem insufficient to enjoy everything offered by this incredible ship.
Cruising from Asia to Europe, the ship pulls into the Greek capital, Athens, on the 14th day of the voyage. This incredible city proudly boasts a few millennia of scars, from the triumphs of the ancient Greeks to modern-day cosmopolitan Athens. From the Acropolis to the Parthenon, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, some of the ancient world’s finest accomplishments sit with Athens’ city limits. And if Athens only whets your appetite for a delve into European history, Rome is but a few days away.
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The Majesty of Ancient Rome
Following a visit to the Greek city of Katakolon and a final day at sea, the Celebrity Constellation calls in at Rome – Italy’s incomparable capital. The sprawling cosmopolitan city is rich with close to 3,000 years of history to explore and enjoy.
Should you decide to extend your stay in the Italian capital, there’s an absolute abundance of ways to spend days, weeks and even months without unearthing even a fraction of the history on offer in Rome. From the nation-within-a-city, the Vatican, to the Stadio Olimpico; Rome is home to breath-taking sites to explore art, history, culture, fashion, sports and just about everything in between.
Vatican City is an absolute must-visit for anyone staying in Rome for even just a few days. This tiny nation city is unlike anywhere else in the world. The centre of the Catholic Church, the Vatican is home to the papal seat and some of the most revered buildings in the world. From the Sistine Chapel to St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, so much history is on show in Vatican City, as well as works by some of the great masters, including Michelangelo and Raphael.
Or for those not so interested in history, art or religion; there’s still incredible experiences to be had in Rome. The café and restaurant culture of Rome could not be richer or more diverse – with almost every little street or cobbled passageway home to an authentically Roman spot to enjoy a famous Italian coffee, plate of paste, slice of pizza, or flute of beautifully-chilled prosecco.
From Rome, you’ll board a flight home to the UK, to reflect on the once-in-a-lifetime trip that you’ve just enjoyed.
Full Cruise Details:
All-Inclusive Luxury Arabia to Ancient Rome
Depart: 16 April 2017 from UK
Arrive: 2 May 2017 to UK
Ships: Celebrity Constellation
Deal Reference Number: CEL1
Price: From £1,499
If you fancy journeying from the incomparable Abu Dhabi to the ancient beauty of Rome on the All-Inclusive Luxury Arabia to Ancient Rome cruise aboard the ultra-luxurious Celebrity Constellation, book with Cruise1st UK by calling 0808 231 3669 and quoting:
Reference Number CEL1