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 Greek Isles.
Day 2: Split, Croatia
Split, on Croatia's Dalmatian Coast, is the country's second-largest city. It's popular for its golden beaches and bustling centre — which was built around the fourth-century Diocletian's Palace. Today, the palace remains a central part of Split's heritage after its transformation into a variety of houses, flats, churches, and chapels. Stroll through the centre to admire the towering Cathedral of Saint Domnius with its 13th-century oak doors that tell the story of Christ. The Riva waterfront promenade runs the length of the old town and is the perfect place to stop for lunch. See cascading waterfalls at Krka National Park or relax and snorkel on the beach of Brac Island before departing.
Day 4: Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos sits in the Aegean Sea with traditional white-washed houses and bright-blue waters. Wander the twisting narrow lanes, which were originally designed to confuse pirate invaders, and discover quaint shops and boutiques. Visit stylish beach bars, modern restaurants and see the iconic 16th-century Venetian windmills which overlook Mykonos town — the island's capital.
Day 5: Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Athens — Greece's capital city — was the birthplace of democracy and western civilisation. The city features numerous 5th-century landmarks including the former temple of Parthenon and the Acropolis, an ancient citadel that sits on a hilltop overlooking the Plaka district. The historic Plaka neighbourhood is one of the oldest in the world and features winding streets lined with family-run bars and restaurants.
Day 6: Rhodes, Greece
The Port of Rhodes sits on the northern edge of Rhodes Island — 12 miles off the coast of Turkey. With just a short walk you’ll reach the Citadel of Rhodes and its various boutiques, cafes and souvenir shops. Immerse yourself further in Rhodes’ fascinating history and visit the Palace of the Grand Masters. You can take a short 50-minute taxi ride to Lindos and witness the breathtaking Acropolis of Lindos. There are also an abundance of beaches on Rhodes to chill out and relax.
Day 7: Santorini, Greece
Curving around a majestic caldera, Santorini is one of the prettiest of the Greek Isles. Hop on the tender boat ashore, where the cable car will whisk you up to the cliff-top village of Thira with its quaint streets filled with restaurants, bars and shops. Pay a visit to the cave houses at the beautiful village of Oia before heading down the steps to Amoudi Bay to feast on fresh seafood. Taste the unique beers at the Donkey Brewery close to the black pebbled sands of Kamari Beach. Explore the island's history at the Akrotiri archaeological site or admire the dramatic coastline by catamaran.
Day 8: Katakolon, Greece
The sleepy fishing port of Katakolon sits on the west coast of the Peloponnese, close to Pyrgos. The port is gateway to one of Greece's most famous landmarks - Olympia. Visit the ancient ruins of the Olympic Stadium where the sacred flame is lit each Olympic year. Pay a visit to the remains of the 7th-century BC Temple of Hera and the Temple of Zeus. Admire the classical, Roman and Greek treasures at the Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Pay a visit to the Mercouri Estate Winery to enjoy a wine tour and taste the wine.
Day 10: Venice, Italy to UK
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.