When it comes to cruising this summer, Celebrity Cruises has plans to stop in some of Europe’s amazing capital cities.
Luxury cruises lets travellers immerse in nature’s greenest settings and go on a shopping spree at scenic streets steeped in history and architectural marvels, breathing in the fragrance of old-world charm and atmosphere. What’s better, is that passengers can save up to 200$ per person on the first and second guest along with 50 per cent discount on the third and fourth guest. This offer is valid from June 1 until July 30 for all European sailings booked until the end of the year.
Embark on a charming journey to the British Isles, departing from Amsterdam, the beautiful capital of the Netherlands, indulging in a wonderful atmosphere of a 17th-century city combined with the contemporary character of a modern metropolis. Heading to Inverness, the Scottish Highland's major city, which literally means "mouth of the River Ness," it is the hub for international visitors who come hoping to catch a glimpse of the famous, yet elusive, Loch Ness Monster. Stroll along the riverbank to take in this picturesque spot and enjoy Scottish cuisine with fresh seafood caught in the coastal waters; salmon straight from the river and a host of farm-raised beef and lamb options.
When the ship reaches the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh; the ‘Athens of the North’, make sure to visit legendary Edinburgh Castle set atop the smoky crags of Castle Rock. With beautiful Georgian architecture that embraces modernity, the castle was named a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1995. It also became the first Unesco Creative City when it was designated as a City of Literature in 2004. Edinburgh has long held a place of reverence in Scottish lore and today its streets continue to make history. This is a city that begs to be strolled and offers up wonderful discoveries at every turn, particularly along the narrow lanes of Old Town.
Ireland for sure is part of this journey, passing through Liverpool, Belfast and the more than 1,000 years old city, Dublin. The city’s 44 square miles and cobblestoned streets speak to its storied history of patriots and writers, the latter of which includes: Joyce, Yeats, Wilde, and Beckett. Must-sees include Trinity College, St. Stephen’s Green Park, Newgrange, Dublin Castle, the National Museum of Ireland and the James Joyce Cultural Centre.
Travel to the seaside town of Malahide to enter its grand castle set amid 250 acres of breathtaking grounds. Climb the stone stairway and explore the castle’s Great Hall and intricately carved Oak Room. While in the real capital of Ireland, Cork is a musical and resilient place where tradition and modernity often meld. For history lovers, Cobh the seaside town is a great find. Admire the French Gothic spires of Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral and stroll through 17th-century alleys surrounded by the River Lee. The town also boasts an array of market-source international restaurants serving French, Spanish, and American cuisine. Visit local artisans and witness their skills in the arts of weaving and cutting crystal. Cork is filled with the lore, tradition, and good cheer of Ireland at its best.
Celebrity Cruises has curated some of the world’s finest itineraries and gives the opportunity to explore the historical cities of western Europe, and the northern vistas of Scandinavia, to the sun-drenched coast to the Mediterranean and the centre of ancient’s civilizations. - TradeArabia News Service
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