The ever-elegant Celebrity Constellation was 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 Barcelona, Spain
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Barcelona and take a coach transfer to the port to board Celebrity Constellation for your onward journey around the Mediterranean.
Day 2: Toulon (for Provence), France
Your stepping stone to the fields of lavender of Provence and charming villages like Cassis or Les Baux. Drop into one of the restaurants around the colourful Vieux Port (old harbour) and order Bouillabaisse, the hearty fish stew invented here.
Day 3: Villefranche (for Nice), France
The heart of the French Riviera is alive with expensive yachts, crystal clear waters and an abundance of glitz and glamour everywhere you look. Absorb yourself into the world of a celebrity and royalty as you stroll around the coast, taking in the stylish town of Nice. Visit one of the world famous art galleries and take in the works of Monet and Matisse or simply visit one of the many harbour cafés and admire the abundance of super yachts in this millionaires playground.
Day 4: Livorno (for Florence/Pisa), Italy
Livorno — Tuscany's second-largest city — is home to one of Italy's largest cruise ports. The city's main Terrazza Mascagni square with its grand pavement and seafront promenade is a common meeting place for locals looking to relax. The 16th-century Old Fortress faces the harbour and sits at the entrance to the canal-lined Venezia district. Enjoy gourmet dishes and sample local seafood, which is said to be the best on the Tyrrhenian Coast. Head to Central Piazza Cavour or the car-free Via Ricasoli for shopping, try Via Magenta and pick up some quirky souvenirs, or stop by Via dei Pensieri's street market for a great selection of food, clothing, accessories, and homewares. If you're looking to travel further afield, Pisa is just a short drive away.
Day 5: Civitavecchia (for Rome), Italy
History is around every corner in Rome. ‘The Eternal City’ is one of the world’s most historically significant destinations, home to the Pantheon, piazzas, and Vatican City’s Sistine Chapel. Discover cultural remnants of the Roman Empire, awe-inspiring Renaissance art, numerous historic landmarks, as well as the culinary delights of la dolce vita - the sweet life.
Day 6: 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 8: 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 9: Zadar, Croatia
Today you explore Croatia's Zadar — found on the Dalmatian Coast lining the Adriatic Sea. Zadar has a beautiful old town district filled with Roman ruins and century-old churches, including the 12th-century St. Anastasia's Cathedral and the Byzantine-style Donatus Church. Visit the Museum of Ancient Glass and the Roman Forum, before enjoying a cold beer or a coffee from a cafe at the lively People's Square. This historic port also features a selection of modern landmarks including Sun Salutation — an enchanting light show that plays from sunset to sunrise — and Sea Organ, which is a system of pipes and whistles found underwater that play music as the sea pushes air through it.
Day 10: 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 11: Venice, Italy
Your cruise comes to an end in Venice where you disembark. Take a coach transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.