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 Rome, Italy
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Rome and be transferred to the port for your ten-night cruise around the Mediterranean.
Day 2: Florence/Pisa, Italy
The Italian port of Livorno gives you access to both Florence and Pisa. Florence is the capital of the Tuscany region and the centre of Italian Renaissance. Explore Italy's greatest artistic treasures; Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza Duomo with its world famous dome. No visit would be complete without stopping by the Uffizi Gallery and admiring the panoramic views of Florence from the 19th-century Pizzale Michelangelo. Pisa is most famous for its iconic leaning tower and is a must on any to-see list. Take a tour around the five-aisled Romanesque Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the nearby Baptistery. Pay a visit to Campo Santo (Sacred Field), Museo Nazionale, and Palazzo dei Cavalieri.
Day 3: Portofino, France
The port city of Portoferraio is situated on the edge of the island of Elba. Built in 1548 on the ruins of Fabricia, the historic city’s architecture pays homage to its ancient Roman and Gothic roots. Travel back in time and visit the remains of the Roman villa in Le Grotte or view the ancient artefacts at the Archaeological Civic Museum. Take a walk up Portoferraio's highest hill to visit Forte Falcone or venture up to the stunning lighthouse at Forte Stella. Discover Napoleon's summer residence Villa San Martino with its magnificent neo-classical architecture.
Day 5: 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 6: 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 7: Sete, France
The cosmopolitan town of Sete nestles at the foot of Mount St Clair, between the Etang de Thau and the Mediterranean on the southern French coast. The town is gateway to the Languedoc region and comprises two areas - the low town with its port, canals, bridges, and Pointe Courte fishing village; and Quartier Haut, home to artists' ateliers and picturesque hillside villas. Take a stroll around the heritage buildings of Place Leon Blum, Place Aristide Briand, and Place de la Republique in the town centre. Pay a visit to La Chapelle Notre Dame de la Salette and admire the artworks on display at Musee Paul Valery and Le Musee International des Artes Modestes (MIAM).
Day 9: Valencia, Spain
Situated on the east coast of Spain, Valencia blends history and culture with innovation and modernity. Although 4km from the port, the Plaza del Ayuntamiento is the central square and affords easy access to the city's many attractions. From the museums and art galleries to the famous cafes, bars and restaurants of Barrio del Carmen, there’s plenty of Spanish heritage to soak up in the old quarter of the city. At the other end of the spectrum, the City of Arts and Sciences is Valencia’s most prominent landmark and brings futuristic architecture and contemporary facilities to the heart of the city.
Day 10: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Palma sits on the south coast of Balearic island of Majorca and is the island's capital city. The streets of this vibrant port city are lined with an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, galleries, shops, and heritage buildings. Explore the narrow alleys and lanes of the old town, before spending time at the impressive Palma Cathedral. Indulge in retail therapy on Avenida Jaume III, Passeig de Born, and the streets around the Placa Major. Palma Aquarium, Bellver Castle and the Joan Miro Foundation are well worth a visit, too. The dolphin, sea lion and parrot shows at Marineland and Poble Espanyol — a collection of Spain's famous buildings in miniature — are great for family times. Or why not take a scenic train ride to the town of Soller or travel inland to the Caves of Drach?
Day 11: Fly Barcelona, Span to UK
Your cruise comes to an end today. Disembark and be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.