Celebrity Cruises Great Wine Festival is Back

Celebrity Cruises Great Wine FestivalThe Great Wine Festival is making its return! Hosted by Celebrity Cruises, the Great Wine Festival takes place May 2 in Orange County and will be a day of food, fun and — of course — wine!

For a Cause

The Great Wine Festival is hosted in partnership with Legal Aid Society of Orange County, which provides free and low-cost legal services to Southern California individuals who may otherwise be denied access to justice. Part of the proceeds from the Great Wine Festival will go to this cause.

Cruising, Contests, and More

The Great Wine Festival is Celebrity Cruises’ annual land-based wine and food festival and it doesn’t mess around. Not only will the Great Wine Festival have a plethora of different wineries from across California, Celebrity Cruises’ will also several different wines poured at its booth. This is reminiscent to the wine experience onboard Celebrity Cruises ships, where you’ll find a wide selection of world-class wines plus a team of sommeliers on each journey to assist you in deciding what wine to pair with dinner or to help you better understand the difference between all the varietals. Celebrity Cruises will also have opportunities to win prizes, including a cruise for two to Europe. There will also be a wine tasting sweepstakes for Twitter — try the wine poured at our “Guess That Wine” station and tweet what varietal you think it is for the chance to win a $100 VISA gift card.

An Assortment of Wineries

In addition to Celebrity Cruises fun, the Great Wine Festival will also be the backdrop for a wide variety of wineries pouring a collection of reds and whites. Brands such as Gallo, Malibu Rocky Oaks, Zaca Mesa, Benzinger, the Jackson Family of Wines, and many other wineries will be there.

Cuisine of Golden Foodies Caliber

There will also be samples of food from some of the best restaurants in Orange County. In fact, nine of the restaurants that will be at the Great Wine Festival have been nominees and winners of the prestigious Golden Foodies Awards, which honor the best restaurants in Orange County, including the Cellar, James Republic, Clay Oven, and Slapfish. To make sure you don’t miss out on these restaurants, visit the Golden Foodies Awards Pavilion at the Great Wine Festival.

Great Wine Festival Info

The Great Wine Festival will be held Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Great Park in Irvine. It runs from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a VIP hour from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The VIP hour gets you exclusive access to all the wineries and restaurants before the general admission crowd is let in. Only 200 VIP tickets are available so don’t delay in getting yours today. Purchase your tickets here and get ready for a tasty, tannin-filled time at the Great Wine Festival.

Eat Fresh Seafood at Home in OC, Then Sail to Alaska

Eat it Here, Then Eat it There…

Enjoy a seafood feast at home in Orange County at top southern California seafood restaurants, then travel up to Alaska to experience more fresh seafood — even some you can catch yourself.

Seafood Restaurants in Orange County

Luckily for residents of Orange County, there are plenty of opportunity to eat fresh seafood all around the county. From food trucks to fine dining you can find a wide range of tasty seafood bites.

First off, the food truck — Slapfish. Casual eatery Slapfish works with sustainable fresh seafood providers to get the ingredients it needs to create its scrumptious seafood dishes at its multiple Orange County locations. You’ll find Slapfish across the Orange County, both in food truck and brick and mortar form, plus a location in LAX airport. At these locations, you’ll find hearty American comfort food that entwine hefty portions of fish, such as the Clobster Grilled Cheese with lobster and crab, the tasty Fish and Chips, or the Surf n Turf Lobster Burger with lobster atop your beef patty.

If you’re looking to enjoy your seafood while looking at the sea, and in a luxurious setting, head to Bluewater Grill in Newport Beach. Located right on the harbor, Bluewater Grill puts a focus on fresh seafood with top-notch service and al fresco dining. It’s a great place for a date night or evening out with friends and family. Choose from the menu featuring a variety of fresh fish of the day, which are all cut on the premises, or get adventurous and try the Linguine Vongole with clams or the Miso Glazed Black Cod.

Sail to Alaska for Seafood

Once you’ve had your fill of Orange County seafood, head far, far up north to the rugged land of Alaska to try some fresh seafood in a wildly different setting, while sailing the straits and coastline of Alaska on an Alaskan cruise. There are some especially fun ways to eat seafood when you’re in port during a Celebrity Cruises Alaska vacation thanks to food-themed shore excursions.

Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary and Crab Feast: Ketchikan is a fun little fishing town that is known for its crab. Experience an abundance of this shellfish on a crab-themed shore excursion, which first takes you on a tour through the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary and to a demonstration of a totem carving.

Alaskan Halibut Fishing: Eat fish you personally caught in Alaska thanks to this shore excursion, which takes you out on a fishing expedition to catch the tasty halibut. Your catch of the day will then be professionally wrapped up and frozen to be shipped to your house where you can enjoy it after your cruise ends — which may help soften those post-cruise blues!

Taste of Skagway: Spend your day in Skagway experiencing the delicious side of its culture, along with learning about its history. You’ll visit the Gold Rush Cemetery, hear more about the art of dog sledding, visit the Klondike Gold Fields, and try a variety of popular Alaskan appetizers — which may include seafood — plus try some local microbrews.

Find Out More

Learn more about the different seafood restaurants in Orange County — and sample them! — by heading to the Golden Foodies on September 27 in Newport Beach. To figure out which Alaska cruise is ideal for you, visit www.CelebrityCruises.com/SoCal or speak with your local travel agent.

 

California Wine Festival Recap: Wine, Sun and Ocean Views

It was a gorgeous day at Lantern Bay Park this past Saturday. The sun was shining, the weather was warm, but had a cool ocean breeze, and most importantly — wine was flowing thanks to the California Wine Festival being on the park’s premises. Celebrity Cruises was there and we enjoyed meeting the many people who stopped by our booth to sample some wine and talk about cruising!

We partnered up with four different wineries.

The wineries at our booth were Verdad, Rombauer, Alma Rosa, and Ferguson Crest.
The wineries at our booth were Verdad, Rombauer, Alma Rosa, and Ferguson Crest.

A huge crowd came out to try all the different wines, plus some delicious cuisine from the likes of Maro Grill, Sadie Rose Bread Company, and the Melting Pot.

A lively crowd at the California Wine Festival in Dana Point.
A lively crowd at the California Wine Festival in Dana Point.

There was also live entertainment and easy access to the Marriott Hotel for those who wanted to turn the California Wine Festival into a fun weekend staycation.

A band playing at the California Wine Festival.
A band playing at the California Wine Festival.
The roof of the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Hotel provided a backdrop to the California Wine Festival.
The roof of the Laguna Cliffs Marriott hotel provided a backdrop to the festival.

We especially loved the view from our booth.

Gorgeous view of Dana Point
Gorgeous view of Dana Point

Interested in more wine festival fun? Don’t miss the Great Wine Festival on May 2 at the Great Park in Irvine. You can purchase tickets here and proceeds benefit a local charity, the Legal Aid Society of Orange County.

Celebrity Cruises What’s Your Travel Style at California Wine Festival Sweepstakes Official Rules

Celebrity Cruises What’s Your Travel Style at California Wine Festival Sweepstakes Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN PRIZE. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE ONE’S CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. ELIGIBILITY: The “Celebrity Cruises What’s Your Travel Style at California Wine Festival” (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Celebrity Cruises Inc. (“CCI” or “Sponsor”). Sweepstakes is open only to residents of California, 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, electronic media firm, and their immediate family members (spouses and parents, children and siblings and their spouses, regardless of where they live) and those living in the same household (whether related or not) of such employees, officers and directors are not eligible. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.

2. TIMING: Sweepstakes begins at 11:00 a.m. on 4/18/15 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on 4/18/15 (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times are Pacific Standard Time or “PST.”

3. HOW TO ENTER: Sign into your Twitter account at www.Twitter.com or your Instagram account at www.Instagram.com (“Sweepstakes Websites”). You must have a Twitter or Instagram account in order to participate; there is no fee to open an account. Your participation on Twitter or Instagram must comply with the Terms of Service posted on the website for each. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter or Instagram. If you choose to enter via a mobile phone, standard message and data rates may apply and entrants should contact their wireless provider for pricing plan details.

STEPS TO ENTER VIA TWITTER:

a.) Once logged into your Twitter account, follow the links and instructions to become a follower of Celebrity Cruises at www.Twitter.com/celebritysocal.

b.) From your own account, mention @CelebritySoCal and include in the tweet (”Entry”) a.) a photo of you using props (provided by Celebrity Cruises) for what your travel style is taken in front of the Celebrity Cruises logo wall at the Celebrity Wine Festival in Dana Point, California on 4/18/15 (required portion of tweet); b.) what your favorite travel accessory is (optional portion of tweet); and c.) the hashtag #CelebrityCruisesStyle. Your tweet must contain the specified #hashtag to be eligible for entry in this Sweepstakes. Limit of one (1) Entry per person or email address or Twitter account.

c.) As part of your Entry specified in 3b, you must include a photograph of yourself alone or with others to enter. If the photograph includes other people, you must obtain prior permission to submit the photograph from all other people included and the person’s parent or legal guardian if the person is a minor in his or her state. Also optional, the photograph may include a caption in English, not to exceed the maximum number of characters in compliance with Twitter’s Terms of Service. Further Photograph Requirements:

c1) Photograph must be an original, unpublished picture.

c2) Photograph must be in a file format and file size that is in compliance with Twitter’s Terms of Service.

STEPS TO ENTER VIA INSTAGRAM:

d.) Once logged into your Instagram account, follow the links and instructions to become a follower of Celebrity Cruises at www.Instagram.com/celebritycruisessocal.

e.) From your own account, mention @CelebrityCruisesSoCal and include in the Instagram post (”Entry”) a.) a photo of you using props (provided by Celebrity Cruises) for what your travel style is taken in front of the Celebrity Cruises logo wall at the Celebrity Wine Festival in Dana Point, California on 4/18/15 (required portion of tweet); b.) what your favorite travel accessory is (optional portion of tweet); and c.) the hashtag #CelebrityCruisesStyle. Your Instagram post must contain the specified #hashtag to be eligible for entry in this Sweepstakes. Limit of one (1) Entry per person or email address or Instagram account.

f.) As part of your Entry specified in 3e, you must include a photograph of yourself alone or with others to enter. If the photograph includes other people, you must obtain prior permission to submit the photograph from all other people included and the person’s parent or legal guardian if the person is a minor in his or her state. Also optional, the photograph may include a caption in English, not to exceed the maximum number of characters in compliance with Instagram’s Terms of Service. Further Photograph Requirements:

f1) Photograph must be an original, unpublished picture.

f2) Photograph must be in a file format and file size that is in compliance with Instagram’s Terms of Service.

Photograph submitted via Twitter or Instagram may NOT include: (a) any copyrighted material including but not limited to images, copy, trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive building exteriors), look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures living or dead, or profanity, nudity or material deemed offensive to the Sponsor; (b) false or defamatory statements about any person or any third party; (c) third party trademarks which suggest affiliation with any trademark owner without permission of such owner or that dilute the value of any trademark; (d) act which is dangerous or harmful to person or property or suggests/depicts any person to undertake a dangerous activity; or (e) obscene, indecent, violent, sexually explicit, abusive, discriminatory, racially inflammatory or other morally or legally objectionable depictions of material, in the opinion of the Sponsor. If an Entry includes any of the prohibited elements listed above, the Entry will be disqualified, along with the entrant who submitted it. Sponsor reserves the right to modify or reject any Entry, in their sole discretion, that does not meet the above criteria. Once submitted, an Entry cannot be modified. BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, ENTRANT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HIS/HER ENTRY MAY BE POSTED ON SPONSOR’S WEBSITE AND EDITED, IN SPONSOR’S DISCRETION.

Entries generated by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means will be void. Any attempt by any participant to submit more than the stated number of entries by using multiple or different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant’s entries and that participant may be disqualified. The collection of Entry registration information by Sponsor is subject to its privacy policy found at www.celebritycruises.com. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that Sponsor shall have the right to use all personal information provided to Sponsor in accordance with the Privacy Policy posted on the Sweepstakes Websites.

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6. WINNER will be selected in a random drawing to be conducted on or about 2/23/15 by Sponsor whose decisions are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Winner will be notified by Sponsor via Direct Message on Twitter to the account provided at the time of entry or via a comment on winning photo post on Instagram within three (3) days following the random drawing. Then the winner will be required to complete a Prize Acceptance/Address Verification Form, which must be returned within five (5) days of the date on the notification or an alternate winner will be selected.

7. GENERAL TERMS: Any prize notification or prize returned as undeliverable will be awarded to an alternate. Prize can be substituted at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Prize is not transferable. Taxes are the winner’s responsibility. Prize acceptance constitutes permission (except where prohibited) to use winner’s name and likeness, address (city and state), photograph, voice, prize information and/or biographical information and any statements made by entrant regarding the Sweepstakes or the Sponsor for publicity, trade, advertising or promotion purposes at any time or times, worldwide and on the World Wide Web, without additional compensation, notice, review or approval. By participating, entrant agrees (a) to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which shall be final in all respects; and (b) to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, Twitter, Inc. (“Twitter”) and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors (collectively “Releasees”), Instagram, LLC (“Instagram”) and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors (collectively “Releasees”), from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including, without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death that may occur in connection with, preparation for, or participation in the Sweepstakes, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity, including travel and including, without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage. Releasees are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible or postage-due entries or Internet technical, hardware, software, telephone, or transmission failures of any kind, which may limit a person’s ability to enter the Sweepstakes. Releasees are not responsible for any injury or damage to entrants’ or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from entering or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend advertising the Sweepstakes on the Internet should a computer virus, unauthorized intervention or other cause corrupt the integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant found to be disrupting the operation of the Sweepstakes or its web site. If the integrity of the Internet portion of the Sweepstakes is compromised in any manner, Sponsor reserves the right to modify Sweepstakes and randomly select a winner from valid entries received that are unaffected by the problem. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any online entrant, entrant will be deemed the individual named on the online entry form. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY ALTER OR DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW AND SHALL NOTIFY THE APPROPRIATE STATE AND/OR FEDERAL AUTHORITIES OF SUCH ATTEMPTS. Submission of any digital computer materials containing malicious computer code, viruses, bugs, worms or any other intentionally destructive or harmful computer materials is also a violation of the law and in addition to automatically disqualifying the entrant, will be subject to any prosecution or claim the Sponsor determines is warranted. By participating, entrant agrees that, in the event of a dispute regarding this Sweepstakes (a) any and all claims, rights or causes of action will be litigated solely in a court of competent jurisdiction in the County of Miami Dade, State of Florida; and (b) these Official Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, with the exception of Florida conflict-of-law provisions.

8. WINNER LIST: For the winner’s name, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Celebrity Cruises What’s Your Travel Style Winner’s Name, 1080 Caribbean Way, Miami, Florida 33132-2096 or email SoCalEvents@celebrity.com.

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Holidays in the Caribbean

We’ve talked before about how good Southern California has it for weather, making it not a pressing matter to leave during the winter for some sunshine. But what if there is a place you can escape to that has warmer water in the winter, incredible food and culture, and gets you out of what is often the craziest, busiest time of the year? That’s right — you should spend the holiday season this year in the Caribbean.

A holiday cruise in the Caribbean is a great way to truly relax and enjoy the holiday season with what matters most — the people in your life. Whether you do a a trip just with your significant other, your kids or your entire extended family, there is a ship and itinerary that will let you have a most memorable Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or New Year’s this winter.

Celebrity Cruises’ ships are adorned in festive decor with twinkling lights, trees, and garlands. You’ll also find holiday-themed menus, including a turkey-inspired one on Thanksgiving.

Spend your holiday season exploring new destinations and see how the holiday season is spent in the Caribbean. From Dande music and celebrations in Aruba right after Christmas to exotic New Year’s celebrations in Jamaica, there is a wide host of activities and sights to see tailored for the holiday season in the Caribbean.

The time to book your Caribbean holiday cruise is now! These special cruises often sell out quickly and the best staterooms go even faster. To get your first pick of stateroom type and location on the Caribbean holiday itinerary that most appeals to you, visit www.CelebrityCruises.com/SoCal to reserve your cruise or speak with your local travel agent.

 

Pick Your Perk & Sail to Europe

Traveling around Europe just got more affordable thanks to Celebrity Cruises’ Pick Your Perk promotion. For a limited time, book a Celebrity cruise and you can choose between four great perks:

Perk 1: Flight Credit

The first perk option is a huge one — an up to $600 air credit when using Celebrity Cruises’ ChoiceAir. This makes it much more viable to get to Europe for your cruise departure, plus ChoiceAir has some great rates out of LAX.

Perk 2: Alcoholic Beverages Package

Enjoy a glass of wine on Celebrity Cruises.
Enjoy a glass of wine on Celebrity Cruises.

Southern Californians love their libations, which is no wonder thanks to SoCal being at the forefront of the craft beer industry and becoming one of the quickest growing wine regions in the U.S. If a good drink is one of your favorite things to enjoy while on vacation, you’ll love the beverage package perk, which gives you a daily Classic Beverage Package free of charge that includes beer, wine, and spirits.

Perk 3: Gratuities Included

One of the fees that comes with cruising are daily gratuities. Save this extra cost by choosing the free gratuities perk, which takes off the cost of the daily gratuities and saves you up to $360 per stateroom.

Perk 4: Onboard Spending

Relax at Canyon Ranch SpaClub onboard Celebrity Cruises.
Relax at Canyon Ranch SpaClub onboard Celebrity Cruises.

The fourth perk is a great option for spa lovers, food aficionados or adventure seekers as it gives you up to $300 to spend onboard your cruise. You can use this onboard spending for relaxing spa treatments, gourmet specialty restaurants, action-packed shore excursions, and more.

On top of whichever special perk you choose, if you’re traveling to Europe you get an additional $200 onboard spending credit!

To book your dream Europe cruise or find out more about the Pick Your Perk promotion, visit www.CelebrityCruises.com/SoCal or speak with your local travel agent.

Celebrity’s New Shore Excursions: Which Ones are Best for SoCal Locals?

Celebrity Cruises has recently introduced a new shore excursion program that adds over 70 new shore excursions to the current selection and puts an emphasis on special-interest activities. These special interests include culture and locale, lifestyle and wellness, and family-focused. There will also be shore excursions that are exclusive to Celebrity Cruises. With so many fun and exciting new shore excursions, it can be hard to choose one. We’ve gone through the new ones and found some that are ideal for southern California travelers.

World Flavors

Loup de Mer at Murano.

Southern California has one of the most dynamic culinary scenes in the country and residents revel in their “foodie” status. When traveling overseas with Celebrity Cruises, you can continue your culinary adventure on the culture and locale shore excursion that focuses on World Flavors. Depending what destination you’re sailing to the World Flavors shore excursion will take you on a tour of restaurants and chef demonstrations highlighting some of the best flavors of the region.

Active Adventures

Celebrity Cruises Active Adventure Ziplining

Living in southern California generally means ample opportunities to enjoy activities outside. When cruising, the Active Adventures shore excursions will also give you opportunity to explore the best outdoor adventures to be found overseas. You can choose ones that are more lifestyle- and wellness-focused or family-focused.

Private Journeys

Enjoy a day in port in gorgeous Santorini, Greece.

A weekend in SoCal gives you tons of different options of what to do, whether it’s hitting downtown LA, driving up to wine country, or lounging on a beach in Orange County. It’s great to have flexibility and change your day as you see fit, and on a Celebrity cruise day in port you can keep that freedom to do as you please by opting for one of Celebrity Cruises’ private journeys, which lets you tailor your day in port as you please and Celebrity will help you with transportation and tickets you may need.

To explore all of Celebrity Cruises’ shore excursion, click here. Find out more about booking a Celebrity Cruise at www.CelebrityCruises/SoCal or speak to your local travel agent.

 

If You Love Vitaly in OC, You’ll Love Cafe al Bacio onboard Celebrity Cruises

Eat it Here, Then Eat it There…

Where can you get great coffee and treats both in Orange County and while sailing at sea? Read on to find out.

Italian Cuisine, Coffee & Gelato in Orange County

A must-do for most travelers who visit Italy is trying some homemade pasta and freshly spun gelato. Those who live in Orange County are lucky — they don’t have to fly to Italy to experience that cuisine, they can just go to Vitaly.

Located in Costa Mesa, Vitaly is a cafe owned and run by a husband and wife team who were born and raised in Bologna, Italy. Vitaly serves up an array of authentic Italian dishes ranging from pastries to piadina sandwiches to lasagna, making it a great spot for a laidback lunch or date night dinner. You also can’t miss the brightly colored gelato greeting you when you enter, which is nearly impossible not to order a couple delicious scoops of, or the pleasant aroma of recently brewed Italian espresso.

Experience a Cafe at Sea

Those who love the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of Vitaly along with its delicious and unpretentious Italian cuisine will enjoy spending time at Cafe al Bacio and Gelateria onboard Celebrity Cruises.

Cafe al Bacio and Gelateria is an excellent place to stop for a drink or snack whether it’s morning, noon, or night. Earlier in the day, order a steaming latte and decadent pastry. In the evening, get a sweet après-dinner cocktail. And anytime of day, select a few flavors of gelato and enjoy the creamy goodness in the warmly lit gold and sepia tones of Cafe al Bacio or while exploring the ship.

Where to Go for the Deliciousness

Vitaly is located at 2937 Bristol Street in Costa Mesa. Cafe al Bacio is located on Celebrity Solstice- and Millennium-class ships. To book your Celebrity cruise and experience Cafe al Bacio, visit www.CelebrityCruises.com/SoCal or speak with your local travel agent.

5 Reasons You’ll Love This Venice Cruise Itinerary

The Celebrity Constellation is sailing round trip 7-night sailings out of Venice this spring and summer and it’s a cruise you don’t want to miss. Here are five reasons you’ll love this cruise itinerary.

1.  The Celebrity Constellation is Celebrity’s only Europe-based ship that can sail to Venice. Celebrity is also the only premium cruise line that offers 7-night roundtrip sailings from Venice.

The recently refurbished Celebrity Constellation.
The recently refurbished Celebrity Constellation.

2.  Venice is one of the more affordable Europe cities to fly into from the U.S. LAX in particular has many flight options to the Italian city. With Celebrity’s ChoiceAir option, you may even be able to get a better deal by booking air with your cruise than booking air separately.

3.  The itineraries sailing out of Venice on the Constellation visit five ports and up to four countries during the 7-night sailing, always including Greece.

4.  The Constellation has an array of onboard activities and restaurants, which include Broadway-style shows and award-winning cuisine. Plus, you can experience Venice onboard the ship with Masque, a Venetian masquerade ball that incorporates in a bit of fun rock n’ roll.

Enjoy shows onboard Celebrity Constellation.
Enjoy shows onboard Celebrity Constellation.

5.  After exploring ports of call, relax at Canyon Ranch SpaClub onboard, which has a variety of spa treatments and services, plus a Thalassotherapy pool. You can get more of a spa experience by staying in the Constellation’s AquaClass staterooms, which give you special spa perks plus exclusive access to the healthy and delicious spa-inspired Blu restaurant onboard.

Relax at Canyon Ranch SpaClub onboard Celebrity Constellation.
Relax at Canyon Ranch SpaClub onboard Celebrity Constellation.

To book your Venice cruise, visit www.CelebrityCruises.com or speak with your local travel agent.