The ever-elegant Celebrity Constellation launched in May 2002. Since then, this Millennium Class cruise ship has enjoyed a host of enhancements, including 66 spa-inspired staterooms, private verandas in Celebrity Suites, and innovative cuisine at exclusive restaurant Blu. But it's not only design and dining that have been transformed. The addition of Celebrity iLounge with the first Apple specialist at sea makes connecting to social networking sites quick and simple. While enhanced Wi-Fi is available across the ship. Kids are also sure to relish XBox and Kinect game consoles in the incredibly entertaining Fun Factory. With fresh décor, modern amenities and new Reverie mattresses in all suites and staterooms, Celebrity Constellation is truly a sailing palace.
The ship's open pool deck is the ideal place for fun in the sun during hot days at sea. Its two swimming pools, whirlpools and sun loungers are surrounded by a bar, grill, bandstand, and dance floor. The adult-only Solarium features the sound of waterfalls amid a scenery of lounge chairs, hot tubs and an indoor pool. If retail therapy is more your style, The Emporium offers brands, boutiques and collectibles to suit any shopper, while the nearby art gallery adds a touch of culture and temptingly unique souvenirs. For connoisseurs, Cellar Masters offers a global wine tour without stepping off deck. Inspired by Napa Valley, discover new tastes and broaden you wine knowledge. The ultimate indulgence, Canyon Ranch SpaClub provides a complete stress cleanse with a variety of baths including: herbal steam, medicinal mud, and thalassotherapy seawater. The pioneering Persian Gardens enhances relaxation even further thanks to its holistic music and calming sauna rooms. Rest assured, while you unwind, kids aged 3-11 have their hands full with a host of activities at the Fun Factory. Youngsters aged from 12-17 can make friends at XClub, which offers trips to the age-appropriate dance club and coffee lounge. You can also keep fit using the jogging track, basketball court or spacious fitness centre. There's no room for boredom aboard Celebrity Constellation.
Dining is transformed aboard this luxury cruise ship. Main Restaurant sets the pace for the others to follow with a huge yet personal eating area, variety of ever-changing global cuisine, and round-the-clock dining. Choose from Traditional Dining and eat at the same time each evening, or opt for Celebrity Select Dining and sit in the ship's main restaurant for more flexible dining hours. The new and sophisticated Luminae restaurant serves an eclectic mix of modern dishes throughout the day, including lobster, roasted lamb and creamy truffle risotto. For a more casual venue, head to Mast Bar & Grill for a poolside burger in the sun, or the AquaSpa Cafe for a menu of deliciously healthy dishes. All AquaClass guests can savour the sumptuous delights of the intimate and contemporary Blu restaurant. Blu specialises in crisp flavours and inventive dishes with a décor and atmosphere inspired by the Mediterranean.
The speciality restaurants on Celebrity Constellation need to be savoured to be believed. Ocean Liners Restaurant caters for dinner guests and emulates the stylish era of early transatlantic crossings, with marine memorabilia and Continental cuisine. Cutting-edge Italian steakhouse Tuscan Grille serves tender meats, fresh pastas and sizzling sea bass with tableside service. The casual Bistro On Five is available all day with soups, crepes, salads, burgers, sandwiches and ice creams, as well as special dishes such as braised ribs, lamb chops and Sunday roasts. For comfort and cosiness, try Cafe al Bacio & Gelateria. It's the best place for premium teas, speciality coffees, delicious pastries, fruity sorbettos, and artisan gelatos in a range of flavours. Michael's Club and Fortune's Casino are private lounges for guests in Royal, Celebrity, Penthouse, Signature and Reflection Suites. They offer exclusive continental breakfasts, light lunches, evening canapés and complimentary drinks. Regardless of dining venue, each meal is one to remember.
Celebrity Constellation has a host of fantastic places to relax with a drink. Martini Bar offers a trendy ambience and frosted bar - ideal to enjoy all night long or for a quick pre-dinner drink. Wander into Crush, Martini Bar's secret alcove, for ice-filled tables and a classy atmosphere complete with vodka and caviar sampling. Rendezvous Lounge gives its guests plush seating and intimate chats, while Reflections Lounge is filled with colourful lights and fantastic music to dance until late. Although, you could always take a seat and savour an appetising dessert cocktails at Cafe al Bacio & Gelateria. With most eateries serving a range of enticing drinks, you're sure to have a hard time finding a favourite venue for evening refreshments.
Celebrity Constellation brings night-time alive with its superb variety of entertainment. Take in a Broadway-style show at Celebrity Theater, chance your luck at Fortune's Casino, or take an evening stroll across the open deck while breathing in the sea air. Enjoy quality time at a selection of modish bars and plush lounges, or have a ball on the dance floor while sipping a fruity cocktail. Then again, you can always make those at home envious at the state-of-the-art Celebrity iLounge with 24-hour Internet access, while the kids enjoy dedicated clubs to keep them occupied. There's fun and entertainment for everyone on this enviable ship.
Day 1: UK to Venice, Italy
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Venice and take a coach transfer to the port. You will board the Celebrity Constellation for your 9-night journey around the Mediterranean.
Day 2: Koper, Slovenia
Situated along a wide horseshoe-shaped bay, Koper's medieval town allows you to lose yourself in its maze of streets while passing historical sights and browsing chic shops along the way. Visit Postonja caves and explore the mysterious world of underground caves and echoing passages. Admire Old Koper, with its stunning architecture and elegant squares. Explore the winding lanes of the picturesque town of Piran, or venture to the capital and journey back in time at the National Museum of Slovenia.
Day 3: Rijeka, Croatia
Visit Rijeka, Croatia's third-largest city that exudes charm, culture, and vibrant nightlife. Ascend to the 13th-century fortress Trsat Castle to enjoy fantastic views of the Rjecina River Valley; descend and pay a visit to the 17th-century Rijeka Cathedral and admire its baroque architecture. Take a guided tour at the Museum of the City of Rijeka or learn about Croatian history at the 19th-century Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian coast. Take a selfie by the City Clock Tower, pick up a souvenir from the Central Market, or do some upscale shopping at Korzo.
Day 4: Dubrovnik, Croatia
The Croatian city of Dubrovnik sits on the country's southern coast on the Adriatic Sea. Explore the city centre — an UNESCO World Heritage site — with its 17th-century Cathedral of the Assumption and Rector's Palace, before walking around the ancient city walls. Admire the views as you ride the cable car to Mt Srd or visit one of the city's museums. Relax in the sunshine on Banje Beach; enjoy a boat trip to the nearby islands of Lokrum and Elafati; and view the city from the water on a kayaking trip or take a snorkelling tour.
Day 5: Kotor, Montenegro
Kotor is based on the Adriatic coastline in south-west Montenegro. One of the country's prettiest and most-famous towns, Kotor is an UNESCO World Heritage site and offers a range of historic landmarks and natural beauty spots. The old town district is filled with medieval architecture and monuments — as well as one of the narrowest streets in the world! From its Venetian-style gates to its former Austrian prisons, Kotor's past is kept alive for you to explore. Wander around the range of shops, and head to a bar or restaurant at a piazza to admire views of the mountains.
Day 7: Valletta, Malta
Malta's small capital city — Valletta — sits within the city's original walls on a hillside and is known for its old churches, palaces and museums. Formerly ruled by the French, Italians, Spanish, and British; this UNESCO World Heritage site is filled with more than 300 historical monuments — making it one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world! Stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets of its old town district and see the famous Maltese-decorated balconies. Among a variety of churches, you can discover St. John's Co-Cathedral — one of Malta's biggest tourist attractions — with its striking interior decor and painting of John the Baptist by Caravaggio.
Day 8: Catania (Sicily), Italy
The ancient port city of Catania sits in the shadow of Mount Etna on the east coast of Sicily. Stroll around the Fontana dell'Elefante statue and the ornate Catania Cathedral, before experiencing the lively Pescheria fish market. Step back in time at Catania at Castello Ursino and the Teatro Romano, window-shop along the elegant Via Etnea then escape to the idyllic gardens at Villa Bellini. No trip to Catania would be complete without taking a scenic trip up Mount Etna by bus or cable car.
Day 9: Naples, Italy
Naples on Italy's Amalfi Coast is your next port of call. Visit Piazza del Plebiscito to admire the Royal Palace, Galleria Umberto and San Carlo Theatre. Step inside the Duomo to view the Cappella di San Gennaro, the baptistery, and colourful frescoes and mosaics. Enjoy family-time at Acquario Della Stazione Zoological Di Napoli. Join a tour to the ruins of Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius and picturesque Sorrento and Positano. Or take a scenic boat trip to the beautiful island of Capri.
Day 10: Rome, Italy to UK
Your cruise comes to an end in Rome where you disembark. Take a coach transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.