Cruise round trip from Barcelona (Spain) to Santorini (Greece)

 Nafplion (Greece), Rhodes (Greece), Ephesus/Kusadasi (Turkey),  Mykonos (Greece)

Athens (Greece) and Valetta (Malta)

Aboard the new Celebrity APEX

September 18 to 30, 2021 – 12 nights from $2399*

With José Catalán and Lance Wilson

Included amenities:

  • All meals and entertainment on board Celebrity Apex multiple restaurants

  • Free drinks on board Celebrity Apex - Choose from an incredible array of beers, spirits, cocktails, liqueurs, frozen drinks, wines by the glass, sodas, juices, specialty coffees and bottled water.

  • Free tips on board Celebrity Apex - Just sit back and relax while we make your vacation as memorable as possible without worrying about tipping the ship’s crew

  • Free WiFi - We know staying in touch is important, so we’ve included internet access for two devices. Browse the web, check email, and use messaging apps.

 

*Per person, double. Port taxes of $375 and government fees of $132.89 per person are extra.

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Celebrity Apex℠ offers an innovative outward-facing design and visionary spaces that stand apart from anything else at sea, Celebrity Apex℠ will revolutionize the way you experience the world. Unwind in transformational accommodations that blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living. 

Embark on a culinary journey through an unrivaled collection of restaurants, bars, and lounges.

Soar above the sea on the Magic Carpet℠, an extraordinary venue that changes mood, function, and even its location. This incredible engineering feat is the world’s first cantilevered, floating platform that reaches heights of 13 stories above sea level, so you can soar over the open ocean. With breathtaking views, a full bar, and space for live music performances, it truly is a destination itself.  The 129,500-ton Celebrity Apex℠  can accommodate up to 2900 guests.

Our exciting day by day itinerary

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September 18 – Sail from Barcelona at 5 p.m.

Formerly a sleepy Spanish city, Barcelona was reborn during the 1992 Summer Olympics as an eclectic fusion of the modern and medieval. Seek inspiration from the creations of its modernist architect, Antonio Gaudí, or the Picasso Museum. Or, take in the breathtaking cathedral in the Gothic Quarter or the almost-completed Sagrada Familia pictured  here.

Holidays are also available in Sitges, a charming village 20-miles south of Barcelona where Lance and Jose own Las Palomas Catalanas beach-front condos.

 

Sample round trip excursion air fares from Phoenix to Barcelona including airport transfers and taxes are: (subject to change and availability) Economy $1018.75; Premium Economy upgrade $588; Business Class with sleeper seats upgrade $2790.49.  Fares are subject to change and availability.  Holiday packages are available in Barcelona from $217 per person, double for one night or from $305.52 for 2 nights.  

 

 

Celebrity Apex℠ - where wonder awaits℠

For modern adventurers, travel isn’t a spectator sport. It’s about being fully immersed in new destinations and cultures without sacrificing comfort and style. Celebrity Cruises knows this. After all, we set the standard for modern luxury travel. And now we’ve made the destination experience even more immersive, starting right on board.

 

From its unique outward-facing design to the industry-first Magic CarpetSM that reaches heights of 13 stories above sea level, Celebrity Edge breaks from traditional ship design. Here, predictability and convention are stripped away, returning luxury sea travel to its very essence: simple, beautiful, imaginative encounters that leave you relaxed, refreshed, and inspired by the world around you. 

For more information about Celebrity Apex go to https://www.celebritycruises.com/cruise-ships/celebrity-apex

The best dining experience at sea—period.

World-class restaurants that open your world. We’ve designed Celebrity Apex to change the way you experience the world, and our culinary philosophy follows the same line of thinking. We’ve turned our focus to the destinations we visit, bringing the flavors of the world to you—right on board. 29 unique food and beverage experiences crafted by a Michelin-starred chef speak to all of your senses in distinctly different ways. You won’t find another dining experience like this at sea – or on land for that matter. Discover each of our restaurant and bar venues onboard Celebrity Apex.

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September 19 and 20 – Two days at Sea to relax and enjoy the many facilities aboard Celebrity Apex.

September 21 – Santorini (Greece) 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 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. Some of the best on the island can be found in Pyrgos, Megalochori, and Oia. Oia’s hilltop not only has the ancient, Minoan site of Akrotiri, but is quite possibly the best vantage point from which to witness the spectacular sunsets. And, if you have some time, take a short trip to the island of Nea Kameni for a dip in its famous hot springs. The warm dark waters are enriched with iron and manganese and considered therapeutic.

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September 22 – Nafplion (Greece) 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nafplion is a seaport town in the Peloponnese in Greece that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf.

September 23 – Rhodes (Greece) 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Rhodes, the friendliest city in the Mediterranean, is situated at the island’s northernmost point. This sunny retreat is also home to many historic sites, such as the ruins of the Temple of Venus and the medieval Street of Knights. Rhodes, pronounced ro-dos, is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands. The varied landscape with beaches, wooded areas, and ancient ruins also make this one of the most alluring of the Greek archipelago. A cruise to Rhodes wouldn’t be complete without exploring the picturesque Old Town with its winding streets and Byzantine legacy. Enter the gateways of Rhodes and step back to a time when the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem built a Christendom stronghold. Or, tour the restored Palace of the Grand Masters and the Hospital of the Knights. You can spend the day amid the chronicles of Greek history.  Immerse yourself in the whitewashed romance of the archaeological site, Lindos and climb to the ruins of its ancient Acropolis for sweeping views of the village and the blue seas beyond. The island’s vibrant shops, great restaurants, and glittering clubs buzz with a happy, modern energy in contrast to the grace of its ancient history.

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September 24 – Ephesus, Kusadasi (Turkey) 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 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. On your Europe cruise, check out the Celsus Library — built in 117 A.D.— made up of towering columns highlighted by the statue of the goddess of wisdom.

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September 25 – Mykonos (Greece) 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 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.

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September 26 – Athens (Greece) 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Athens brought the world drama, history, poetry, and philosophy. Once home to the world's most powerful and civilized empires, Athens is now the world's foremost archaeological playground. The towering columns of the Parthenon still stand in ho mage to the virgin goddess Athena. The Parthenon sits atop the Athenian Acropolis and watches over the city where it can be seen from just about anywhere in Athens. Make it a point to visit the incredible Acropolis Museum on your cruise to Athens. The joint effort between two architects, one American and the other Greek, this outstanding building was completed and opened to the public in 2009. It focuses primarily on the Greek period dating to 5 B.C., considered to be the apex of art, culture, and philosophy in ancient Greece, but it also has artifacts from the Bronze, Roman, and Byzantine Ages. There’s even a Plexiglas walkway from which an excavated section of an old Athenian neighborhood can be viewed. In addition to an abundance of historical riches, modern Athens has plenty on offer—from scenic beaches to restaurants with superb Mediterranean cuisine and bustling central markets.

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September 27 - A relaxing day at Sea aboard Celebrity Apex to enjoy the many activities onboard or just relax by the pools onboard on at the Spa.

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September 28 - Valetta (Malta) 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. In addition to a number of significant works of art, this town is known for the many fortifications built by the Knights of Malta, who for years helped care for European pilgrims and crusaders en route to and from the Holy Land. The walled city of Valletta was founded in 1565 by the Knights of St. John and it remains a masterfully preserved medieval treasure. From the glittering baroque interior of the Co-Cathedral of St. John to the charm found wandering the old cobbled avenues, it’s no wonder this tiny city has earned World Heritage status. Hidden among the foreboding fortresses and decorative masterpieces is a city with growing appreciation for contemporary design, exciting, culinary offerings, and burgeoning nightlife scene. Maltese cuisine is a fusion of Mediterranean dishes and influences with touches of French and Sicilian. Fresh seafood and the Maltese wines from the distinguished local vineyards are always on the menu. Stroll along the cobblestone streets of Mdina to see its medieval churches, cathedrals, and palaces. Experience two Maltese treasures: The Blue Grotto and Marsaxlokk village. Or, set off on a Maltese sightseeing adventure beginning at Valleta’s Upper Barrakka Gardens. It’s a wonderfully small capital that’s bursting with stories. Valetta is a place you’re sure to create a few stories of your own on your Valletta cruise.  

 

September 29 - Day At Sea

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September 30 – Arrive Barcelona at 7 a.m. Fly home from Barcelona or extend your stay in Barcelona, Sitges or Europe.

Cruise from Barcelona round trip to Greece, Ephesus/Kusadasi (Turkey) and Malta

Aboard the new Celebrity APEX

September 18 to 30, 2021 – 12 nights from $2399*

Samples fares and stateroom descriptions

(subject to change and availability)

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Included features:

  • All meals and entertainment on board

  • Free drinks - Choose from an incredible array of beers, spirits, cocktails, liqueurs, frozen drinks, wines by the glass, sodas, juices, specialty coffees and bottled water.

  • Free tips - Just sit back and relax while we make your vacation as memorable as possible.

  • Free WiFi - We know staying in touch is important, so we’ve included internet access for two devices. Browse the web, check email, and use messaging apps.

 

*Per person, double. Port taxes of $375 and government fees of $132.89 per person are extra.

Our exclusive Travelex Group Choice trip cancellation and medical insurance - not age related:

Included coverage:

  • Trip cancellation due to health reasons up to the insurance coverage purchased.

  • Pre-existing conditions are covered if insurance is purchased within 15 days of deposit.

  • Primary medical and dental emergency assistance up to $50,000 during trip.

  • Travel delay $1,000 per person.

  • Lost luggage $1,500, delayed or damaged baggage $250

  • Accidental death which occurs within 365 days of injury during trip.

  • Medical Evacuation / Repatriation $150,000

Sample trip cancellation coverage and per person costs:

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$1001 - $1500

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$3,001 - $4,000

$4,001 - $5,000

$5,001 - $6,000

$6,001 - $7,000

$7,001 - $8,000

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  $9,001 - $10,000

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Protravel International

8900 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite B5

Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

For information and reservations contact

Jose and Lance at 480-970-0066

or email: SeasideJourneys@earthlink.net

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