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On Board Celebrity Silhouette

Departure Date: 30 September 2022

Duration: 9 Nights

Solstice
Inside £993pp
Outside£1,466pp
Balcony £2,130pp
From £993pp
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Itinerary

Day 1 - Southampton - EnglandArrow up click to collapse dayArrow Up - Click to expand day
Lying near the head of Southampton Water, a peninsula between the estuaries of the Rivers Test and Itchen, Southampton is Britain’s largest cruise port. It has been one of England’s major ports since the Middle Ages, when it exported wool and hides from the hinterland and imported wine from Bordeaux. The city suffered heavy damage during World War Two and as a result the centre has been extensively rebuilt, but there are still some interesting medieval buildings including the Bargate, one of the finest city gatehouses in England.
Day 2 - Cruising
Day 3 - La Rochelle - France
Day 4 - La Rochelle - France
Day 5 - Bilbao - SpainArrow up click to collapse dayArrow Up - Click to expand day
Time in Bilbao (Bilbo, in Euskera) may be recorded as BG or AG (Before Guggenheim or After Guggenheim). Never has a single monument of art and architecture so radically changed a city. Frank Gehry's stunning museum, Norman Foster's sleek subway system, the Santiago Calatrava glass footbridge and airport, the leafy César Pelli Abandoibarra park and commercial complex next to the Guggenheim, and the Philippe Starck AlhóndigaBilbao cultural center have contributed to an unprecedented cultural revolution in what was once the industry capital of the Basque Country.Greater Bilbao contains almost 1 million inhabitants, nearly half the total population of the Basque Country. Founded in 1300 by Vizcayan noble Diego López de Haro, Bilbao became an industrial center in the mid-19th century, largely because of the abundance of minerals in the surrounding hills. An affluent industrial class grew up here, as did the working class in suburbs that line the Margen Izquierda (Left Bank) of the Nervión estuary.Bilbao's new attractions get more press, but the city's old treasures still quietly line the banks of the rust-color Nervión River. The Casco Viejo (Old Quarter)—also known as Siete Calles (Seven Streets)—is a charming jumble of shops, bars, and restaurants on the river's Right Bank, near the Puente del Arenal bridge. This elegant proto-Bilbao nucleus was carefully restored after devastating floods in 1983. Throughout the Casco Viejo are ancient mansions emblazoned with family coats of arms, wooden doors, and fine ironwork balconies. The most interesting square is the 64-arch Plaza Nueva, where an outdoor market is pitched every Sunday morning.Walking the banks of the Nervión is a satisfying jaunt. After all, this was how—while out on a morning jog—Guggenheim director Thomas Krens first discovered the perfect spot for his project, nearly opposite the right bank's Deusto University. From the Palacio de Euskalduna upstream to the colossal Mercado de la Ribera, parks and green zones line the river. César Pelli's Abandoibarra project fills in the half mile between the Guggenheim and the Euskalduna bridge with a series of parks, the Deusto University library, the Meliá Bilbao Hotel, and a major shopping center.On the left bank, the wide, late-19th-century boulevards of the Ensanche neighborhood, such as Gran Vía (the main shopping artery) and Alameda de Mazarredo, are the city's more formal face. Bilbao's cultural institutions include, along with the Guggenheim, a major museum of fine arts (the Museo de Bellas Artes) and an opera society (Asociación Bilbaína de Amigos de la Ópera, or ABAO) with 7,000 members from Spain and southern France. In addition, epicureans have long ranked Bilbao's culinary offerings among the best in Spain. Don't miss a chance to ride the trolley line, the Euskotram, for a trip along the river from Atxuri Station to Basurto's San Mamés soccer stadium, reverently dubbed "la Catedral del Fútbol" (the Cathedral of Football).
Day 6 - La Coruña - SpainArrow up click to collapse dayArrow Up - Click to expand day
La Coruña, the largest city in Spain's Galicia region, is among the country's busiest ports. The remote Galicia area is tucked into the northwest corner of the Iberian Peninsula, surprising visitors with its green and misty countryside that is so much unlike other parts of Spain. The name "Galicia" is Celtic in origin, for it was the Celts who occupied the region around the 6th-century BC and erected fortifications. La Coruña was already considered an important port under the Romans. They were followed by an invasion of Suevians, Visigoths and, much later in 730, the Moors. It was after Galicia was incorporated into the Kingdom of Asturias that the epic saga of the Pilgrimage to Santiago (St. James) began. From the 15th century, overseas trade developed rapidly; in 1720, La Coruña was granted the privilege of trading with America - a right previously only held by Cadiz and Seville. This was the great era when adventurous men voyaged to the colonies and returned with vast riches. Today, the city's significant expansion is evident in three distinct quarters: the town centre located along the isthmus; the business and commercial centre with wide avenues and shopping streets; and the "Ensanche" to the south, occupied by warehouses and factories. Many of the buildings in the old section feature the characteristic glazed façades that have earned La Coruña the name "City of Crystal." Plaza Maria Pita, the beautiful main square, is named after the local heroine who saved the town in 1589 when she seized the English standard from the beacon and gave the alarm, warning her fellow townsmen of the English attack.
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Dining Options

Enjoy an amazing array of flavours and a wide selection of restaurants to suit every mood. Our menus are inspired by, and sourced from, the incredible regions we visit.

Entertainment

From fun activities on board to adventurous excursions on land, our award-winning cruises offer unforgettable experiences for the whole family to enjoy. Kids, parents, and grandparents will find plenty of opportunities to spend quality time together and create memories that will remain long after your vacation ends.

Gather everyone for a movie night under the stars. Enjoy theatre shows and live music. Splash with your kids on the beach or go on thrilling shore excursions with adventurous teens. There’s something for everyone to love on our fun-filled family cruises.

Kids and Teen Programs

The fun starts at Camp At Sea, our onboard entertainment centre and program designed exclusively for kids ages 3 to 12. Open every day from 9:00am - 10:00pm, Camp at Sea offers kids the opportunity to participate in a number of entertaining activities, including treasure hunts, arts and crafts, sports, and theme parties, all under the supervision of our experienced youth staff. For our teen cruisers, the Teen Club is the place to be. At the Teen Club, they can make new friends and participate in events like video game competitions, teen parties, and culinary classes. Activities are overseen by our team of teen counsellors and offered throughout the day, allowing teens to come and go as they please.

Entertainment On Board

There’s no shortage of entertaining venues on board. Spend the day swimming in the pool with the kids, then watch the sunset while relaxing in one of our elevated hot tubs. Gather on board for movie night under the stars, silent disco parties, hot glass classes, and archery tournaments —so many activities to share. Don’t miss the views from the Lawn Club or the Resort Deck, which provides the ultimate backdrop for a picture-perfect family photo.

Family Friendly Excursions

One of the top reasons we’re one of the best cruise lines for families is because we offer an array of family-friendly shore excursions at over 300 port destinations. With activities varying from cultural tours to thrilling water sports, families will have no trouble finding a number of exciting excursions such as swimming with dolphins, hiking up volcanoes or glaciers, and strolling through ancient Mayan ruins.

Fun, Engaging and Enriching Family Cruise Experiences. Never the Same Camp Twice.

Our cruises offer unforgettable experiences for kids of all ages. With fun games, outdoor activities, video game tournaments, and slumber parties all on the agenda, your kids will have the time of their life during their family vacation on board.

Camp at Sea is the only fully customisable kids cruise program in the industry. With over 500 activities to participate in, our schedule changes every sailing depending on the interests of our young cruisers. From arts and recreation to science and technology, we cover all types of subjects and hobbies, making sure every kid (no matter their interests), feels entertained and engaged during their family cruise.


Enrichments

Accommodation and Deck plan

From a fresh, new look rivalling the world’s best boutique hotels to our eXhale® bedding featuring luxurious Cashmere™ Mattresses you won’t find anywhere else, every detail of our staterooms has been elevated, every comfort refined.

Spaces so great, you might feel guilty leaving them.

Exhilarating days of discovery deserve exceptional spaces to recharge. Our range of luxurious accommodations has been artfully created to make your stay warm and welcoming. Revel in stylish design. Sink into exquisite bedding. Bask in breathtaking views. Watch the world glide by from your luxurious perch.

The Retreat

The Retreat® isn’t a place. It isn’t an amenity. It isn’t a service. It’s all of that and more. The Retreat is an unparalleled vacation experience that includes every stunning suite, a private restaurant, an exclusive lounge, and a sundeck* that rivals any high-end resort. 

AquaClass

AquaClass® guests enjoy a private veranda, eXhale® bedding, premium bath amenities, Plus, unlimited access to the SEA Thermal Suite or The Persian Garden, complimentary dining at Blu, and personal spa concierge.

Your Escape at Sea

Wellness is so fundamental to our philosophy, we offer AquaClass® staterooms for a fully immersive, next-level wellness experience. Elements are thoughtfully infused throughout your stateroom, from verandas that allow you to walk right out to the water’s edge to a Cashmere™ mattress and pillow menus. Savour clean cuisine, including new healthy options, at your exclusive restaurant, Blu. Plus, you’ll enjoy access to the SEA Thermal Suite, a spa concierge, a complimentary fitness pass, preferential rates on AquaClass spa packages, daily in-room bottled water service, healthy room-service menu options, and a yoga mat for use on board. We’ve thought of everything so that you can focus on nourishing your mind, body, and spirit.

Concierge Class

As a Concierge Class guest, your team of dedicated professionals will take care of all your vacation needs. From Priority Check-In—when you’re greeted by your Concierge—to the moment you head back home, we’re there to assist you.

Veranda Staterooms

Greet the day head on from your own private balcony or watch the sun set over the sea with that special someone, enjoy fresh sea breezes, and soak in breathtaking sunsets.

Ocean View Staterooms

Relax and enjoy your accommodations in front of large windows that offer spectacular cruise views. Each ocean view stateroom on Celebrity ships includes world-class amenities to create luxurious experiences.

Inside Staterooms

Welcome to your personal sanctuary at sea. Each inside stateroom on Celebrity ships includes world-class amenities to create luxurious experiences.

Single Staterooms

Travel The World In singular style. Single Staterooms are perfectly proportioned for the individual traveler.

Aquaclass® Staterooms
From
From £2,207pp
Solstice AquaClass guests enjoy a private veranda, Exhale® bedding, premium bath amenities, massaging shower-head and complimentary fitness classes. Plus, unlimited access to the Persian Garden, complimentary dining...

Solstice AquaClass guests enjoy a private veranda, Exhale® bedding, premium bath amenities, massaging shower-head and complimentary fitness classes. Plus, unlimited access to the Persian Garden, complimentary dining at Blu, and personal spa concierge.

Spa Benefits

  • Unlimited access to the Sea Thermal Suite
  • Dedicated Spa Concierge: Personal Consultation
  • Priority Spa Reservations
  • Complimentary fitness classes
  • Exclusive spa treatment package discounts*
  • Exclusive welcome reception

Amenities

  • 2 Bottled waters in-room: daily
  • 2 Yoga mats
  • In-room fitness amenities
  • Eco-friendly natural ingredients shower amenities
  • Expanded wellness on-demand TV
  • 100% Cotton bathrobes, slippers, towels
  • Welcome bottle of sparkling wine (upon request)
  • Complimentary use of umbrella and binoculars
  • Complimentary shoeshine service

Dining

  • AquaClass Exclusive Restaurant: Blu
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service

AquaClass Features

  • Located close to The Spa
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass doors
  • King-sized bed*
  • Exclusive eXhale® bedding
  • Plentiful storage space
  • Spacious sitting area with sofa
  • Enhanced air filtration system

*Additional charges may apply

*Bed as large or larger than average standard international king-size bed.

Facilities
Shower,Room Service Available,TV,Media/Entertainment Station,King or Twin Configuration,Lounge Area,Paid Mini Bar,Free Wi-Fi,Toiletries Provided,Safe,Hair Dryer,Telephone,Desk
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Prime Aquaclass
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From £2,306pp
Solstice AquaClass guests enjoy a private veranda, Exhale® bedding, premium bath amenities, massaging shower-head and complimentary fitness classes. Plus, unlimited access to the Persian Garden, complimentary dining...

Solstice AquaClass guests enjoy a private veranda, Exhale® bedding, premium bath amenities, massaging shower-head and complimentary fitness classes. Plus, unlimited access to the Persian Garden, complimentary dining at Blu, and personal spa concierge.

Spa Benefits

  • Unlimited access to the Sea Thermal Suite
  • Dedicated Spa Concierge: Personal Consultation
  • Priority Spa Reservations
  • Complimentary fitness classes
  • Exclusive spa treatment package discounts*
  • Exclusive welcome reception

Amenities

  • 2 Bottled waters in-room: daily
  • 2 Yoga mats
  • In-room fitness amenities
  • Eco-friendly natural ingredients shower amenities
  • Expanded wellness on-demand TV
  • 100% Cotton bathrobes, slippers, towels
  • Welcome bottle of sparkling wine (upon request)
  • Complimentary use of umbrella and binoculars
  • Complimentary shoeshine service

Dining

  • AquaClass Exclusive Restaurant: Blu
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service

AquaClass Features

  • Located close to The Spa
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass doors
  • King-sized bed*
  • Exclusive eXhale® bedding
  • Plentiful storage space
  • Spacious sitting area with sofa
  • Enhanced air filtration system

*Additional charges may apply

*Bed as large or larger than average standard international king-size bed.

Facilities
King or Twin Configuration,Shower,Toiletries Provided,Free Wi-Fi,Lounge Area,Room Service Available,TV,Safe,Hair Dryer,Telephone,Desk,Exclusive
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Inside Stateroom
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From £1,070pp
The private and perfectly proportioned Inside Stateroom is the ideal place to relax after your day of discovery. Need a little extra space? Combine two Inside Staterooms. Connecting at sea has never been...

The private and perfectly proportioned Inside Stateroom is the ideal place to relax after your day of discovery. Need a little extra space? Combine two Inside Staterooms. Connecting at sea has never been easier.

Amenities

  • Four pillows in every stateroom
  • Plush 100% cotton bathrobes and towels
  • Premium Custom blended bath products
  • Celebrity Shopping Bag

Stateroom Features

  • Celebrity's eXhale® bedding featuring the Cashmere Mattress
  • King-sized bed*
  • Some staterooms may have a trundle bed
  • Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe
  • Interactive Television system
  • Individual safe
  • Dual voltage 110/220 AC
  • Mini-fridge*
  • Hair dryer

Services

  • Twice daily housekeeping service
  • Our signature friendly personalised service with a guest ratio of nearly 2:1
  • Laundry service*
  • Complimentary beach towel service
  • Fresh ice delivered to stateroom upon request

Dining

  • Complimentary breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a variety of restaurants
  • 24-hour room service**

*Additional charges apply

**Late night fee of $4.95 between 11pm-6am

*Bed as large or larger than average standard international king-size bed.

Facilities
Pullman Bed,Shower,Room Service Available,TV,King or Twin Configuration,Lounge Area,Toiletries Provided,Free Wi-Fi,Safe,Hair Dryer,Telephone,Desk
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Your Cruise Summary
Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Silhouette –
30 September 2022 – 9 Nights