Trip Dates: May 3-16, 2015

The Trip of a Lifetime Awaits…

Europe…the name itself conjures up images of old world history, magnificent architecture, stunning landscapes, vivacious cities, leisurely cafes, and world-class cuisine.

From the ancient-meets-modern splendors of Rome, Athens and Venice, to the picturesque charm of Greek isles and the unique allure of Malta, this Eastern Mediterranean cruise is the trip you’ve always dreamed of and the most ambitious adventure Precoa Escapes has ever charted. Now it can be a reality for you and a lucky guest.

Treat yourself to the vacation of a lifetime…the Europe Supertrip is coming in May 2015!

What’s Included?

  • 13 days, 12 nights aboard Celebrity Constellation (May 3-16, 2015)
  • Round trip airfare
  • Highlights tour of Rome
  • Ground transfers
  • Food and selected beverages aboard the ship
  • Precoa Celebration Event
  • Fees, port taxes and gratuities

Read more here about qualifying for the trip.


Itinerary

May 3 – Depart United States (arrival in Rome May 4)

May 4 – Depart Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy (5:00 p.m.)

May 5 – Naples, Italy (7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.)

May 6 – Valletta, Malta (1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)

May 7 – At sea

May 8 – Athens (Piraeus), Greece (6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

May 9 – Santorini, Greece (7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

May 10 – Rhodes, Greece (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

May 11 – Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey (7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

May 12 – Mykonos, Greece (7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

May 13 – Crete, Greece (7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

May 14 – At sea

May 15 – Venice, Italy (9:00 am; docked overnight)

May 16 – Venice, Italy (depart Venice for home; flights typically arrive same day, due to time change)


Extra Nights in Rome (from 450,000 – 1,100,000 pts)

There’s so much to see in Rome, the cradle of Western Civilization and the home of innumerable historical and cultural treasures. We’re offering our guests the option to spend one or two nights in Rome before the cruise begins, touring the sights and enjoying the beauty and energy of the city. Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to fully explore the Eternal City before the cruise begins!

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Celebrity Constellation

Celebrity Cruises set the standard for an unforgettable vacation. Celebrity’s mission is to provide its guests with a cruise experience that embodies modern luxury. From the tastefully appointed staterooms, to the impeccably designed dining spaces, to the amazing service and exceptional cuisine- Celebrity is a cruise line like no other. Consistently recognized as the premier cruise line, Celebrity was named “#1 Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line” by Travel and Leisure Magazine in 2013, and “Best Premium Cruise Line” and “Best Cruise Line in Europe” by the readers of Travel Weekly.

Enjoy 66 new staterooms including spa-inspired AquaClass®accommodations and Blu restaurant with a healthy and delicious “clean cuisine.” Share vacation photos with your social networks through the Celebrity iLoungeSM or the enhanced Wi-Fi on board the ship. Celebrity Suites were refreshed with the addition of their own private verandas.

Kick back and relax with friends in the new version of Michael’s Club. It offers 64 international craft beer selections including ales, lagers, lambics, ciders, wheat beers, seasonal and beer cocktails in addition to its already extensive collection of fine spirits. Kids will love the new Xbox consoles within the Fun Factory kids’ club and X Club teen venue along with free play on Xbox 360 and Kinect for Xbox 360.

Restful sleep is ensured on new Reverie® mattresses in all staterooms and suites. New sun loungers on both pool decks plus a fresh color scheme, carpeting and upholstery all contribute to Celebrity Constellation’s modern, new vibe. Read more about the Celebrity Constellation here. 


Room Descriptions (with projected rates)

All staterooms include:

  • Celebrity’s signature friendly, personalized service
  • Twice daily service (makeup and turndown)
  • Daily ice service in stainless steel buckets
  • 24 hour complimentary room service
  • Robe and bath products
  • Water/wine glasses
  • Celebrity eXhale bedding featuring custom premium mattresses, plush duvets and pillows, and 100% pure Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hair dryer
  • Private mini-bar
  • Private safe
  • Dual voltage 110/220 AC outlets

Interior Stateroom: -250,000 (you will be given points back)

Interior staterooms feature ample living space, including a sitting area with a flat screen TV. Read more about the Interior Stateroom.

 

Ocean View Stateroom: Included with qualification

All the amenities of an interior stateroom, plus an ocean-view window. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the coastal towns in Italy, Greece and Turkey, without leaving your room! Read more about the Ocean View Stateroom.

 

Veranda Stateroom: +250,000 points

Enjoy Celebrity’s in-room amenities while relaxing on your own 54 sq. ft. veranda. Equipped with two lounge chairs, the veranda is your own private oasis on the ship! Read more about the Veranda Stateroom.

 

Concierge Veranda Stateroom: +475,000 points

Spacious accommodations complete with special privileges like priority check-in, personalized Concierge service, priority seating time preferences in the main dining room and specialty restaurants, upgraded room service menu, evening hors d’oeuvres, plush bathrobes, and veranda with lounge seating.  Read more about the Concierge Veranda Stateroom.

 

Family Veranda Stateroom: +1,100,000 points

At more than twice the size of a standard stateroom, this is by far the largest stateroom with a veranda. Two sleeping spaces and a large living space offer plenty of room for the whole family! Please note, this room requires you to book two additional guests.  Read more about the Family Veranda Stateroom.

 


Port of Call Overviews

Rome (Civitavecchia)

Civitavecchia is the gateway to Rome, the Eternal City. The home of the Roman Empire, La Dolce Vita (the sweet life), the Vatican City and countless ancient treasures, Rome combines millennium-old sights with modern, cosmopolitan energy. Step back in time as you explore the Colosseum; toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain; climb the Spanish Steps; indulge in gelato outside the Pantheon; discover the magnificence of St. Peter’s Basilica and the treasures of the Vatican Museum.

 

Naples

Naples is the epicenter of Italy’s scenic Amalfi Coast. Enjoy the old-world architecture of Naples, one of Italy’s oldest cities. Explore the ruins of Pompeii, one of the world’s most amazing archaeological wonders. Visit the idyllic resort of Capri and enjoy panoramic vistas, remarkable natural beauty and world-class shopping. Experience the leisurely, scenic and glamorous South of Italy.

 

Valletta

Valletta, the capital of Malta and a UNESCO World Heritage site, features spectacular Baroque architecture dating back to the 16th century. Visit Malta’s three Neolithic temples, which predate Stonehenge and the pyramids of Egypt by 1,000 years. Discover Malta’s long history as you explore the medieval city of Mdina, with sights unlike anything else you’ll see on your trip. Tour the lush Upper Barracca Gardens, the stunning St. John’s Co-Cathedral and the lovely Magisterial Palace. 

 

Athens (Piraeus)

Athens, the capital and largest city in Greece, is home to some of the most famous historical and archaeological sites in the world. Enter the city through the port of Piraeus, and step back in time. Follow the steps of ancient Greeks under Hadrian’s Arch and through the Agora, climb the hill to Mars Hill and the Parthenon, and tour the impressive Acropolis Museum.

 

Santorini

Santorini is not only the most popular island in Greece, it is one of the most popular island destinations in the world. Think of Greece, and you’ll likely picture Santorini’s pictorial whitewashed and blue-roofed buildings, clustered on a hillside overlooking the sea. Santorini features not only charming Greek village life, but also dramatic views, stunning sunsets, and fantastic black pebble and red sand beaches.

 

Rhodes

Once home to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – the Colossus of Rhodes – modern visitors continue to flock to the Greek isle of Rhodes to marvel at both its historic monuments and natural beauty. Pass through the gates of the Old Town and be transported back in time. You’ll experience unparalleled medieval history and architectural details as you stroll the cobblestoned Street of Knights. Tour the Palace of the Grand Master and the Hospital of the Knights before browsing the many bustling shops on Sokrate’s Street.

 

Ephesus (Kusadasi)

Kusadasi is one of Turkey’s most popular holiday resorts, and the port of entry for Ephesus. Ephesus is considered one of the great outdoor museums of Turkey and is the largest excavated area in the world. One of the seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Ephesus features some of the best-preserved Roman ruins anywhere in the former empire. See how the wealthy lived during Roman times at the terrace houses and marvel at the Great Theater and the Celsius Library. Walk the streets of ancient Ephesus for an experience you’ll never forget.

 

Mykonos

According to mythology, Mykonos was the location of a great battle between Zeus and the Titans. Today, Mykonos is Greece’s most famous cosmopolitan island. Discover the beauty of the white-and-blue Cycladic architecture, stroll the sparkling waterfront, and explore the narrow marble streets. Lovely beaches, historical sites, boutique shopping, and a world-famous nightclubs await on this modern Greek isle.

 

Crete

Chania, on the Greek isle of Crete, was an important city-state in the Classical Greek era. Built on the foundation of an ancient Minoan settlement, today Chania is a beautiful yet bustling mix of old and new. Wander Old Town’s maze-like streets and discover the many well-preserved historical monuments, documenting the many cultures that have flourished in this are. Beautiful Venetian mansions, fountains, elaborate churches and a picturesque waterfront await you in Chania.

 

Venice

Venice is renowned throughout the world for its romance and beauty. Built on cluster of 118 small islands, separated by canals and linked by bridges, Venice is truly a unique and breathtaking metropolis. The city has remained virtually unchanged for nearly 600 years. Immerse yourself in the heady artistry of the Venetian art and architecture as you travel the city by foot or famous gondola ride. Tour the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Cathedral, or simply enjoy a sunny Italian afternoon in a charming Venetian cafe. Venice will be an incredible finale to your European tour!


Excursions

Port of call: Adventure! Read more about our incredible excursions here.