Last Minute Caribbean Sailings — Escape the Cold!

If you’re starting to feel the chill of winter (and feeling some holiday stress), escape to warmer weather and blissful relaxation in the Caribbean. Last-minute Caribbean cruise deals are yours to grab right now. Choose a Caribbean itinerary that puts a focus on island time for some beach lounging and adventures to exhilarate you, or book an itinerary with lots of at-sea days so you can enjoy the salty sea air, panoramic water views, and relaxing time on the ship.

Here are some winter itineraries in 2018 to get you started on your search for the perfect last-minute Caribbean cruise.

Island Hopper Itineraries

Family Time on a Caribbean Beach
Family Time on a Caribbean Beach

Experience a wide range of the Caribbean with these itineraries that stop in a new port each day.

7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise on Celebrity Summit – This cruise sails roundtrip out of San Juan, Puerto Rico, meaning you’re already right in the middle of the Caribbean when your cruise begins which gives you more time to visit ports. During your 7-night cruise you’ll visit five different islands in addition to Puerto Rico. These include Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St. Lucia; St. Johns, Antigua; Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis; and Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. You’ll also have one day at sea to relax by the pool or do your favorite on board activity before disembarking and catching your flight home.

7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise on Celebrity Summit – This is another itinerary that sails out of San Juan, but differs in that it will end in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It also has two sea days in the middle of your cruise and a variety of ports of call. You’ll visit St. Johns, Antigua; Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis; Charlotte Amalie; St. Thomas; and Nassau, Bahamas.

Ample Sea Days

Couple on balcony sailing onboard Celebrity Cruises

Want some extra time to spend on Celebrity Cruises’ luxurious ships? These itineraries have two or three days spent at sea so you can lounge by the pool, sip wine on your verandah, get a massage in the spa, and feast on delicacies in the onboard restaurants. Plus, there’s the Celebrity Life activities, shopping boutiques, evening shows, wine tasting events, educational lectures…and so much more!

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Celebrity Equinox: You’ll depart from Miami, Florida on January 20 and visit San Juan, Puerto Rico; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; and Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis. You’ll also have a sea day at the beginning of the cruise and two sea days at the end of your journey, giving you more time to take advantage of all the fun on the ship. There’s even a hot glass show on board!

10-Night Ultimate Caribbean Cruise on Celebrity Reflection: This Ultimate Caribbean itinerary that departs March 2 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, lets you take advantage of traveling over two weekends and has four days at sea! In between the sea days, you’ll travel onboard the classy Celebrity Reflection to St. Johns, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St. Lucia; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten. You’ll even have an overnight in St. Maarten, giving you ample opportunity to explore both the Dutch and French (St. Martin) side of this special island.

14-Night Exotic Southern Caribbean on Celebrity Eclipse: If you’re looking for a longer cruise, check out one of the Exotic Southern Caribbean itineraries, like this one that departs February 18 from Miami, Florida, and travels all around the southern half of the Caribbean. The cruise visits Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Johns, Antigua; Castries, St. Lucia; Bridgetown, Barbados; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Willemstad, Curacao; and Oranjestad, Aruba. You’ll also have five days at sea.

Plus, here are a couple more last-minute Caribbean itineraries to check out:

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Celebrity Silhouette departing February 11

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Celebrity Summit departing February 17

Ready to book your cruise and sail away to tropical bliss? Visit www.CelebrityCruises.com or speak with your travel agent.

Where in the World Wednesday: December 13, 2017

Can you guess where in the world this destination is from the clues below?

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Here you will find wild camels living near the beach, but you best not go in the ocean as you may also come face to face with a saltwater crocodile. This town was attacked 64 times during WWII and averages 12 degrees in both winter and summer months. Mining of gold and zinc and off-shore energy production of oil, gas, and uranium are major industries. Voting is compulsory here and taxi cabs are required to carry a bale of hay in their trunk.

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Situated on the Timor Sea, Darwin is actually closer to Jakarta, Indonesia than it is to Sydney and closer to Singapore than it is to Melbourne. Darwin boasts a fascinating mixture of a vibrant, cosmopolitan city and the Australian Outback.  Reference to Darwin being 12 degrees year round describes its position at 12 degrees south latitude, rather than air temperature. Celebrity Solstice visits Darwin on her circumnavigation sailing around the continent of Australia, which includes a stop in Bali, Indonesia.

Where in the World Wednesday: December 6, 2017

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This Medieval city was once one of the best-fortified cities in Europe. It was also once the capital city of a former Soviet State.

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Tallinn, Estonia

Located on the Gulf of Finland, Tallinn is 50 miles south of Helsinki, east of Stockholm, and west of St. Petersburg, Russia — all cities visited on Celebrity Cruises itineraries that sail to Scandinavia and Russia. Estonia is the wealthiest of the 15 former Soviet Republics and Tallinn’s magnificent Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Cruise Port Spotlight: Naples, Italy

Things to Do in Naples During Your Cruise

Naples, Italy is a unique cruise port since Naples itself is a huge draw for visitors to Italy, but Naples is also the gateway to several other popular tourist spots in Italy. When visiting this city during a cruise, you have the option of sticking around Naples and exploring the city or taking an excursion to charming, colorful towns, historic sites, and more.

Cruising into Naples

Your ship will arrive in Naples’s cruise port via the Gulf of Naples. The port of Naples is within walking distance to shopping and dining in Naples. Meaning you can book a shore excursion and still probably have time (depending on the length of your excursion) to run into town for some of that famous pizza before getting back on your ship.

Things to Do While in Port in Naples

Pizza in Naples
Pizza in Naples

Historic Center of Naples

Besides eating pizza, there are plenty of other things to do in Naples.

You can explore the sights and sounds of the pretty Old Town area, where you’ll find gorgeous cathedrals, bustling squares, street vendor shopping, and a cosmopolitan vibe.

Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

If you’d like a day experiencing ancient history while in port in Naples, head to the ruins of Pompeii.

Pompeii is one of the great historic finds of the world. It is an ancient city that was remarkably preserved after Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD and buried the town in ash. Today, you can tour Pompeii and see buildings and bodies seemingly preserved in time.

The Celebrity Priority Access: Amalfi Coast Motor Launch and Pompeii shore excursion gets you there effortlessly from your cruise ship. You’ll enjoy views of the Amalfi Coast from the water on a comfortable motor launch. You’ll then depart the boat for some land time in Amalfi before heading to the ruins of Pompeii.

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

If colorful towns intrigue you more than historic ruins, you can also take a motor launch shore excursion down the Amalfi Coast to the town of Sorrento and explore its cliffside buildings and cobblestoned streets overlooking the Gulf of Naples.

Another memorable shore excursion you can do along the Amalfi Coast is the Sorrento Gastronomy Discover and Private Dinner shore excursion, which is a special Chef’s Market Discoveries excursion. You’ll visit local markets and private family farms with a Celebrity Cruises chef and learn about the history of food and drinks (like limoncello) in the area. Then you’ll get a delicious lunch showcasing some of the ingredients you learned about. After lunch you’ll take a coach drive along the Amalfi Coast and a stop in the charming town of Positano. This excursion also includes an experience back on board the ship; you’ll get to have dinner with the chef and dine on an exquisite Italian cuisine using ingredients your chef picked up during the excursion.

Capri and the Blue Grotto

Celebrity Cruises in Capri, Italy
Boat ride around the island of Capri

The Italian island of Capri is easily accessible by ferry from Naples. It takes less than an hour to get across the bay and you’ll be greeted by a cute little harbor village called Marina Grande. Though there are shops and cafes in the harbor village, the real allure of Capri is beyond the harbor.

The most famous thing to do in Capri is visit the Blue Grotto. The Blue Grotto is a small cave in the side of the island that is only accessible by a row boat. You’ll typically take a catamaran or other motor boat to the entrance of the cave and then take turns going in the row boat to explore inside the cave. Once inside you’ll be amazed by the way the light plays on the water, casting the cave in a bright blue glow. Visits to the Blue Grotto often usually include a boat ride around the island, which has gorgeous scenery. A shore excursion to the Blue Grotto will arrange all the details in getting you there, making it easy for you.

While in Capri, you can also take the funicular up the side of the hill from Marina Grande and you’ll arrive in Capri Town, where there are gardens, high-end luxury shopping, and incredible sea and island views.

Cruise Itineraries that Visit Naples

Excited to book a cruise that has a port of call in Naples? Celebrity Cruises has many Mediterranean cruise itineraries that make stops  in Naples. The cruises often include ports of call at other popular destinations like Santorini, Greece; Athens, Greece; Rome, Italy; Florence, Italy; and others. To find the itinerary that is perfect for you, visit www.CelebrityCruises.com or speak with your travel agent.