Stay in beautiful Tuscany before setting sail on the Celebrity Reflection® for the stunning beaches and enchanting cultures of the western Mediterranean.
• Chianti, Italy
• Florence, Italy
• Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
• Sicily (Messina), Italy
• Valletta, Malta
• Mykonos, Greece
• Rhodes, Greece
• Santorini, Greece
• Athens (Piraeus), Greece
• Naples, Italy
• Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Contrada by Gordon Ramsay At the incredible Castel Monastero restaurant you can enjoy gourmet Tuscan dishes created using local produce and devised by Gordon Ramsay*. Cruise At the intimate and elegant restaurant Blu, the concept is 'clean cuisine' with innovative, healthy and flavoursome dishes.
Wellness & Spa
The Spa at Castel Monastero Within the serene Chianti hills, head to this elegant Tuscan spa to detox your body with a range of treatments, therapies and wellness programmes*. Cruise Treat yourself to an unforgettable wellness experience at the Reflection's Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, one of the world's leading spas*.
Climb Florence's famous Duomo Climb the 463 steps of Florence's impressive Duomo to see spectacular 360º views over the iconic red-roofed city*. Cruise Book onto the 'Amalfi Drive and Pompeii' tour to spend the day exploring the charming Amalfi Coast and the fascinating ruins of Pompeii*.
Castel Monastero In this rustic Chianti retreat, rooms are decorated in a charming country-style and offer stunning views of the gardens and medieval piazza. Cruise Relax within your AquaClass® Stateroom, which features a private balcony, personal spa concierge and unlimited access to the Persian Garden lounge.
* Extra charge
Is this for you?
When sailing the world with Celebrity Cruises® you can be sure of a sophisticated, modern and upmarket holiday experience. Their ships have a distinctive contemporary design, the intuitive service you’ll receive and on-board dining opportunities are second to none and the ship-to-shore experience in each destination is seamless.
The newest and largest of the Celebrity Solstice class of ships, the Celebrity Reflection® joined the Celebrity fleet in 2012.
What to expect
SUGGESTED STAY & CRUISE ITINERARY
Day 1 UK to Chianti, Italy Depart the UK on your flight to Chianti. On arrival, transfer to your hotel where you'll spend two nights. We highly recommend staying at the luxurious Castel Monastero, a beautiful 18th-Century former monastery set in the small medieval village of Monastero dell' Ombrone.
Day 2 Chianti, Italy Surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and rolling Chianti hills, your time here is free to spend at your own leisure. Make the most of your hotel's great range of facilities or head out to explore the picturesque Chianti region – discover quaint hilltop villages and medieval churches or spend a day wine tasting and exploring the nearby vineyards.
Days 3-4 Florence, Italy Transfer to your hotel in Florence where you’ll spend two nights. A city revered for its beauty and architecture, Florence is well known for its Renaissance heritage and its UNESCO-listed historic centre. There’s plenty to see and do here, but an absolute must-see is the stunning Duomo with its iconic red-tiled octagonal dome that was designed by Brunelleschi. Spend some time wandering the historic quarter – visit the Galleria dell’Accademia to see Michelangelo’s magnificent masterpiece ‘David’ before heading across to the sculpture-filled square of Piazza della Signoria. Here you’ll find the Romanesque Palazzo Vecchio and the open-air gallery of the Loggia dei Lanzi, as well as the entrance to the Uffizi Gallery. One of the most famous art museums in the world, the Uffizi houses an array of important Renaissance paintings by renowned artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Sandro Botticelli. Down by the river, marvel at the medieval beauty of the Ponte Vecchio, before crossing the bridge to head towards the Pitti Palace and the Boboli Gardens. A stroll up the hill will take you to Piazzale Michelangelo where you’ll be greeted with the most beautiful panoramic views overlooking the Arno and Florence’s iconic terracotta cityscape.
Day 5 Rome (Civitavecchia)
Transfer to Rome by train and begin your cruise on board Celebrity Reflection®.
Day 6 Sicily (Messina), Italy
Day 7 Valletta, Malta
Day 8 At sea
Day 9 Mykonos, Greece
Day 10 Rhodes, Greece
Day 11 Santorini, Greece
Day 12 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Day 13 At sea
Day 14 Naples, Italy
Day 15 Rome (Civitavecchia)
Following disembarkation, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Departing 27 August 2018; the same itinerary is available on alternative dates, please call for details.
Upgrade your cruise
On board the Celebrity Reflection®, choose a Sky Suite to enjoy benefits such as priority check-in, access to an exclusive lounge and restaurant and butler service.
In Florence, stay at the elegant 15th-Century Bernini Palace to enjoy spectacular views overlooking the Palazzo Vecchio.
Tailor made cruises
Our featured itineraries have been hand-picked by our cruise experts to showcase how you can tailor your own stay and cruise holiday. While the cruise portion of your holiday is set by the cruise lines, the land-based section of your holiday – whether it’s before or after your voyage, or even both – is fully flexible. This means you can choose the airport you fly from and airline you fly with, where you stay, for how long and the adventures you will have while you are there. These featured holidays have been curated using our extensive cruise and destination knowledge, however almost any itinerary can be crafted – just speak to one of our Personal Travel Experts.