21st October 2021
Departure Date: 21st October 2021
Duration: 14 nights
Cruise Line: Celebrity Cruises
Cruise Ship: Celebrity Apex
Price from: $4,749pp
Includes Classic Drinks Package, WiFi & Tips
Includes Classic Drinks Package, WiFi, Tips & Onboard Spends
The infinite variety of street life, the nooks and crannies of the medieval Barri Gòtic, the ceramic tile and stained glass of Art Nouveau facades, the art and music, the throb of street life, the food (ah, the food!)—one way or another, Barcelona will find a way to get your full attention. The capital of Catalonia is a banquet for the senses, with its beguiling mix of ancient and modern architecture, tempting cafés and markets, and sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches. A stroll along La Rambla and through waterfront Barceloneta, as well as a tour of Gaudí’s majestic Sagrada Famíliaand his other unique creations, are part of a visit to Spain’s second-largest city. Modern art museums and chic shops call for attention, too. Barcelona’s vibe stays lively well into the night, when you can linger over regional wine and cuisine at buzzing tapas bars.
The provincial capital of the Valencian Community serves as a gateway to the huge influx of tourists that flock to the Costa Blanca resorts every year. Alicante is popular with holidaymakers who arrive for the warm, Mediterranean climate and seemingly endless golden beaches. However, there is much more to this city than sand and sun. With a picturesque waterfront, a hugely impressive castle, buzzing nightlife and a rich, complex history, Alicante is a fascinating destination all year round.
As you sail into Malaga you will notice what an idyllic setting the city enjoys on the famous Costa del Sol. To the east of this provincial capital, the coast along the region of La Axarqua is scattered with villages, farmland and sleepy fishing hamlets – the epitome of traditional rural Spain. To the west stretches a continuous city where the razzmatazz and bustle creates a colourful contrast that is easily recognisable as the Costa del Sol. Surrounding the region, the Penibéetica Mountains provide an attractive backdrop overlooking the lower terraced slopes which yield olives and almonds. This spectacular mountain chain shelters the province from cold northerly winds, giving it a reputation as a therapeutic and exotic place in which to escape from cold northern climes. Malaga is also the gateway to many of Andalusia’s enchanting historic villages, towns and cities.
Believed to be the oldest town on the Iberian Peninsula, the Andalusian port of Cádiz enjoys a stunning location at the edge of a six-mile promontory. The town itself, with 3,000 years of history, is characterised by pretty white houses with balconies often adorned with colourful flowers. As you wander around be sure to take a stroll through the sizeable Plaza de Espãna, with its large monument dedicated to the first Spanish constitution, which was signed here in 1812. Cádiz has two pleasant seafront promenades which boast fine views of the Atlantic Ocean, and has a lovely park, the Parque Genoves, located close to the sea with an open-air theatre and attractive palm garden. Also notable is the neo-Classical cathedral, capped by a golden dome.
Set on seven hills on the banks of the River Tagus, Lisbon has been the capital of Portugal since the 13th century. It is a city famous for its majestic architecture, old wooden trams, Moorish features and more than twenty centuries of history. Following disastrous earthquakes in the 18th century, Lisbon was rebuilt by the Marques de Pombal who created an elegant city with wide boulevards and a great riverfront and square, Praça do Comércio. Today there are distinct modern and ancient sections, combining great shopping with culture and sightseeing in the Old Town, built on the city’s terraced hillsides. The distance between the ship and your tour vehicle may vary. This distance is not included in the excursion grades.
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Like many southeast Florida neighbors, Fort Lauderdale has long been revitalizing. In a state where gaudy tourist zones often stand aloof from workaday downtowns, Fort Lauderdale exhibits consistency at both ends of the 2-mile Las Olas corridor. The sparkling look results from upgrades both downtown and on the beachfront. Matching the downtown’s innovative arts district, cafés, and boutiques is an equally inventive beach area, with hotels, cafés, and shops facing an undeveloped shoreline, and new resort-style hotels replacing faded icons of yesteryear. Despite wariness of pretentious overdevelopment, city leaders have allowed a striking number of glittering high-rises. Nostalgic locals and frequent visitors fret over the diminishing vision of sailboats bobbing in waters near downtown; however, Fort Lauderdale remains the yachting capital of the world, and the water toys don’t seem to be going anywhere.
The second of our revolutionary Edge Class ships – Celebrity Apex – will be sailing from Southampton in April 2020 for its first ever cruises. Boasting some of the most luxurious accommodations in our fleet, Celebrity Apex will offer Edge Staterooms with Infinite Balcony and twin level Edge Villas with outdoor plunge pools, to name a few. Add to this 29 world-class culinary venues, of which 7 are brand new speciality restaurants, and signature spaces such as the incredible Magic Carpet and Rooftop Garden, and you have a ship that elevates modern luxury cruising to new heights.
There will be 29 world-class culinary venues, of which 7 are brand new speciality restaurants on board Celebrity Apex.
The main restaurants onboard Celebrity Apex offer more intimate dining experiences than any other ship in our fleet, with the same impeccable service. Every table has a dedicated wait staff including a head waiter, assistant waiter, and sommelier to ensure every need is met.
More information coming soon.
Accommodations onboard were designed by Kelly Hoppen, MBE.
You will find all of the public doors are accessible to wheelchairs, and Celebrity have designed wheelchair accessible staterooms that have been adapted with special features. They have also included signage in Braille throughout the ships.
Every ship in the Celebrity Cruises® fleet has been designed to make your cruise as relaxing and stress-free as possible if you have mobility impairments. You’ll find a range of services designed with your comfort in mind, and experienced staff are happy to assist wherever possible.
YOUR PERSONAL SPACE TO RELAX AND ENJOY
The spacious accessible staterooms range from 272 sq ft to 381 sq ft (83 sq m to 116 sq m), with a generous five ft (1.5m) turning radius in bedrooms, bathrooms and sitting areas, so you’ll have plenty of room to manoeuvre.
SHIPS WITH ROOM TO EXPLORE
On board you’ll find wide, spacious corridors that are designed to allow 180° turns for wheelchairs. Most decks are accessible through automatic doors, and all public rooms have entrances with gradual inclines. Celebrity also offer scooter access, accessible Blackjack tables in the casino, and accessible Guest Relations desks.
ASSISTANCE FROM THE MOMENT YOUR TRIP BEGINS
If requested in advance (and subject to availability), Celebrity can arrange for accessible transportation between the airport and the pier, at no extra charge*. They also offer early boarding and departure assistance to if you have mobility impairments - please ask when you arrive at the pier, or contact them before your cruise. Special Mobility Services:
Cruise transfers utilising a specialised van with lift
Boarding and departure assistance
Accessible Guest Relations Desks
*Charges apply to guests who have not booked a fly cruise package with Celebrity Cruises. Please ask for cruise only transfer details.
Please be advised that Celebrity Cruises makes every effort to accommodate guest’s dietary requirements wherever possible. Please see the full guide on our website for more information.
If you wish to smoke, please use one of the designated areas outdoors. Smoking is not permitted in any of the dining rooms, casino, theatre, lounge, hallway, elevator, corridor, stateroom or on any stateroom balcony. This includes smoking-like products such as electronic cigarettes. If you do smoke in any of the no-smoking areas you may be charged a $250 cleaning fee.