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Your Cruise Celebrity Cruises Aviator Park Building 2 Station Road Addlestone Surrey KT15 2PG United Kingdom Tel:0844 493 2043 www.celebritycruises.co.uk Booking Line Opening Times: Monday to Friday: 8:30am-8pm Saturday: 9am-6pm Sunday: 10am-6pm Public Holidays: 10am-6pm Captains Club Enrolement: Tel: 0844 481 7505 Email: email@example.com Online Booking: Download a Brochure Email Sign up for online booking Editorial Editor: Katie Hayes Art Editor: Nikita Hall Production Editor: Katie Hayes & Nikita Hall News Ditribution UK and rest of the world Printed In England by Wyndeham Heron Origination by The travel Association ABTA Imges Celebrity X Cruises and sxc.hu
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The top rated destinations of this issue Cruise to Malta
If you want a short break away to a hot destination then Malta is the place.
Cruise to Bahamas
For picture perfect memories, and escaping to a far-away destination one of the caribbean islands is where to head. Alternatively you can tour a handful of Caribbean islands on one of our assigned Caribbean cruises.
Cruise to Alaska
Editor’s Letter SUMMER 2013 With so many exotic destinations and great offers around – now is the time to book that cruise! This issue is packed with some of the most exciting and exotic places, ranging from Europe, Asia and North American locations. On my first time on a cruise I went around Europe and I fell in love with the entire experience. The people were friendly, the food was fantastic and there was so much entertainment to choose from and the views were amazing. If you feel like a relaxing break, a cruise is something you
should consider if you haven’t already. All 11 of our ships have been redefined and you the taste has changed. At Celebrity X Cruises we believe your trip should be truly extraordinary that’s why we have created all of our 11 ships to be a modern luxury. To plan your perfect escape have a look through the next following pages and read about what you can do around the different locations. Now is the time to enjoy a luxury trip. Happy cruising!
Katie Hayes Katie Hayes, Editor Klhayes92@hotmail.co.uk
Sea kayaking among whales, snowshoeing with caribou, panning for gold, or glacier hopping in floatplane. All of our Alaskan cruises are accompanied byexpert naturalists who will share their expertise on the local culture, wildlife, geography and more.
Cruise to Asia
Emperors, mystical traditions, and the stories of ancient dynasties all rise with the sun. Lands of dramatic mountains, ancient temples and great walls. Asia is more breathtaking than you pictured.
Cruise to Hawaii
The warm, tranquil waters refresh you. The breathtaking, natural beauty entices you. Hawaii is not to disappoint.
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rivate balconies offering panoramic landscapes of mountains, coastlines, and stunning ocean sunsets. Attentive and intuitive service that delights in the personal touch. Globally influenced cuisine, artfully presented in stylish restaurants with ever-changing views of the world. All because we believe every moment of your holiday should be truly luxurious. When it comes to your accommodation we have provided you a retreat that combines luxury and smart design with fresh, contemporary décor. It gives you a feel for a more modern boutique hotel rather than a cruise cabin. It is premium, private and perfect. Here at celebrity, the chefs offer you a constant change of selection with classic and contemporary cuisine from around the world. Five-star service is our first priority and you have a huge wine collection to choose from. Spread throughout the ships you will find stylish eateries and cafes with something from every appetite. Also spreads throughout the ships are six distinctively stylish speciality restaurants. These are all uniquely inspiring, as we believe every meal should be a culinary and visual masterpiece. Life on the celebrity cruise ships are never dull. We are partnered with some of the world’s best innovators including Apple, Riedal, Crystal, Smithsonian journeys, Rosetta, Stone and the corning museum of glass bring you the ultimate onboard experiences. From Reidel Crystal comparative wine workshops to Macbook Pro classes by certified Apple experts. If you are in search of a slower
pace, relax with an e-book in the adults only Solarium, or browse a piazza lined with stylish and fashionable dutyfree boutiques carrying brand-name watches, leading beauty products and much more. Celebrity life lets you do as much (or as little) as you choose. Celebrity Cruises offers you electrifying West-End style productions. The entertainment is like no other, with aerial fantasia shows and other captivating custom –produced acts. Shows include the best musicians, jugglers, magicians and comedians, all showcased in stylishly modern theatres, clubs, lounges and bars. As it is your holiday, you need time to unwind and relax. Celebrity cruises help you find a level you never thought was possible. Our Aquaspa by Elemis brings the pampering of a world-class health resort right to your doorstep. Unwind on heated tile loungers in the steam room of the Persian Garden and don’t forget about our state-of-the-art fitness facilities or indulge in the huge choice of spa treatments. Live longer, look younger and feel better! Celebrity ships let you cruise in luxury but remember to hop off the ship if you would like to explore some of the most exotic destinations that we sail to! What are you waiting for? Book your cruise today!
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Paradise ON EARTH
There are some places you can not help but fall in love with at firstsight
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he state of Hawaii has four counties: City and County of volacano in a helicopter ride which will give you a birds-eye view of Honolulu, Kauai, Maui and Hawaii (the Big Island). Hwaii volcanoes national park and the rest of the islands hidden Departing from San Diego, our Celebrity Century Cruise waterfalls, valleys and beaches. You can engage with every outsoor takes you all around the Hawaiian islands on a 16-day holiday! activity here and you can see some of the most fantastic surroundings An exotic escape to the island will be just what you need. Enjoy a ranging from lava-strewn derserts to tropical planatations and gardens. world-class relaxation- whether on a beach or exploring the tropical Hawaii offers you the chance to challenge yourself and go hiking island itself. Hawaii is like no place on earth and fields of lava and see some of Hawaii’s most historic This is the Hawaii you’ve on each island has its own distinct personality and offers sites. You can visit museums and galleries, go horseback exciting activities, adventures and sights. riding and explore the open landscapes and the natural seen in movies Explore the some of the hidden sides of Hawaii wonders of the island. with our Off-Shore excursions. The outdoor adventures are amazing. The tropical island brings the sun, sea and sand to life for you. The You can find yourself swimming with mantra rays or watching volcanoe beaches are fringed with giant palm trees, which make the idyllic views lava when it meets the sea. Hawaii offers you an escape to various become more than words on a postcard. So hop on board and enjoy beaches, some with black and green sand! This cultural journey will help the experience with the rest of us! We have many different durations of you discover authentic hula and will enable you learn about some of cruises that port in Hawaii so there is something for everyone. Hawaii’s most historic places. Taking the tour: You can have the chance to hover above Kilauea Summer 2013
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Your journey to Australia and New Zealand
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ome on board our Celebrity Solstice, 12-night cruise which departs from Sydney, Australia and finishes in Auckland, New Zealand. This cruise lets you explore the most amazing cities in Australia and New Zealand ranging from Melbourne to Wellington. This cruise allows you to have the experience to explore different points of interests across these stunning countries. It offers you once in a lifetime adventures and gives you a taste of what life is really like down under. From the iconic landmarks, jaw dropping beaches and sophisticated cities of Australia to the spectacular fjords, historic town and exciting adventures of New Zealand, this part of the world is something you should not miss out on.
What to do in Sydney Sydney is one of the most scenic countries in the world. The white sails of the Sydney opera house and the Sydney harbour bridge are just two of the iconic sights to greet you in Australia. Explore the harbour, beaches and inner city attractions, see the sunrise off the top of Harbour bridge or the sunset on the opera house. Enjoy dining in style every mealtime along the Woolloomooloo finger wharf or experience theatre and dance along Wharf Bay. Enjoy a walk from Bondi to Bronte along the
spectacular sea cliffs whereby you can have the benefit of seeing some of the impressive views of Sydney. If walking is not your idea of fun, then why not relax in a beer garden and enjoy an ice cold drink and in the hot weather. Why not visit some of Australia’s beaches and enjoy the golden white sands and blue sea whilst soaking up the sun. Bondi Beach is one of Australia’s most famous beaches and is well known worldwide. It is always the beach that is featured on most postcards, television programs and films!
What to do in New Zealand New Zealand is packed with exciting things for you to do! The hardest part will be trying to plan and decide what you want to do first! If adventure is your way of living there is lots of exciting activities you can do here. In New Zealand there is plenty of lakes, coastline and rivers for you to be able to involve yourself in water activities. Sailing, surfing, diving, fishing, kayaking, windsurfing and kite surfing – you are spoilt for choice. Indulging in your passion for the water is easy to do here. Not a big fan of the water? Not to worry, there are vast amounts of land activities for energetic bodies and minds like yourselves! From golf to cycling, mountain biking, motorcycling and rugby I am sure you will find something that grabs your attention. New
Zealand is mad on sports and this is your time to shine! Australia and New Zealand are the worldfamous home of sparkling waters and stunning beaches. With modern cities juxtaposed against copper coloured desert and bright blue seas, this Australian and New Zealand cruise help portray the two countries natural beauty. It would be a shame to miss out.
Facts about Australia & New Zealand A There are 1500 species of Australian Spiders A No part of Australia is more than 1000 km from the ocean and a beach. A The Sydney Opera House roof weighs more than 161,000 tons. A The largest city in New Zealand is Auckland A The official languages are English and Maori
1 OF OUR CRUISES When the spectacular is the norm. That’s what we call Modern Luxury. We believe every moment of your holiday should be truly extraordinary.
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ur ship, Celebrity Century holds 1,814 passengers yet you will feel like you’re the only one onboard with its soaring atriums and open spaces. Celebrity Century oozes luxury and sophistication, and no matter who you travel with there is something to cater for everyone’s tastes. After a long, tiring day exploring why not head to the AquaSpa for a well deserved rest and pampering session? If you’re with children or just a film lover yourself then our cinema will suit you. You can even take an early morning, cool dip in the swimming pool with a
panoramic view of the ocean. At night time there is also plenty of entertainment to offer, if you enjoy placing a bet then Fortunes Casino is where to go. Michael’s Club boasts a superb range of wines and spirits along with 64 different international craft beers, in an intimate atmosphere perfect for conversation. Or if you’re feeling lively then go to the upbeat and modern Martini Crush Bar for a classic or contemporary beverage and finest caviar. Chic restaurant Murano specialises in French Continental cuisine and the Main Restaurant offers not only great food but amazing décor
too at the heart of the ship. After dinner, The Crystal Room is the prime place for after-dinner dancing and entertainment. Rooms on board Celebrity Century are all classy and spacious. Staterooms are more than just a room, it is a place where guests can relax and enjoy the breathtaking ocean views. Most staterooms include a private balcony offering extra secluded space. For a cosy and affordable stay select an Inside Stateroom which are stylishly designed with a sitting area where you can relax after a tiring day of exploring the shore. There is so much to see and do on a Celebrity Cruise, so
having a comforting home from home and enjoyable stay is our priority. If you really do want to be waited on hand and foot then book a luxurious Penthouse Suite where the views are utterly breathtaking from the full height doors and windows. Our staff are also on hand 24 hours a day offering Europeanstyle butler service. You can even choose the perfect pillows from our menu, helping you get a relaxing night’s sleep. Celebrity Century sails to destinations including the Panama Canal, Alaska, Hawaii and the South Pacific.
book your cruise Why not combine a cruise with an enriching multinight escorted land journey, either pre- or post-cruise? When you book a Celebrity Cruisetour, simply relax and enjoy the adventure - Our Ultimate Alaska cruise is onboard Celebrity Century. An amazing 13 night tour from only £799. For a longer stay on Celebrity Century then we have a 17 night tour of Hawaii, Mexico and California with prices starting from £999. To book, visit www.celebritycruises.co.uk or call 0844 493 6208
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Amsterdam Above Clockwise: Amsterdam Archetecture, Amsterdam small canal, Amsterdam Church Canal.
rom Bucolic Canals, charming bridges and laid-back atmosphere: There are so many reasons to love Amsterdam. Being the capital of the Netherlands, it is the country’s largest city. It is known for it’s traditional architecture, canals, shopping, and its cosy coffee shops. Dam square is considered to be the city’s place-to-be with busy people running from place to place. Interesting sights around the square are areas such as Nieuwmarkt and Spui. The Red Light District is also part of the Old Centre. Despite it’s seedy reputation, The Red Light District is a neighbourhood which is very safe and well-patrolled, so take some time to see it! Amsterdam is home to Ann Frank’s house, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions In Europe. Ride on an Amsterdam cruise to see the beautiful sights. Amsterdam is famous for its canals. Visit The Van Gogh museum and witness large collections of his work and learn about his life. Walk through one of the world’s greatest parks, Vondelpark. Spend an afternoon sitting on the grass watching the world go by. See the floating flower market. This is a perfect place to buy gifts and souvenirs. Visit the Amsterdam zoo and see exotic plants and animals. This zoo is one of the biggest in the Netherlands! Beware of the weather in Amsterdam; always be prepared for the rain, although the showers seem to pass quite quickly. Don’t miss out on visiting this stunning city.
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Wish you were here?
onsidered the gateway to China and the Far East, Hong Kong offers a contrast of rich Chinese culture and tradition with a mix of British colonial history. Hong Kong is known as the City of Life. It’s exotic, hectic and neon-lit, no other city has the same energy as Hong Kong. Arriving or leaving Hong Kong by sea gives you a unique, privileged view of this former British colony’s amazing, dramatic stance. From the deck of one of our luxurious cruise ships you the waterfront comes alive. Vibrant and electrifying, it creates memories that nothing else can quite match. Whether you are in search of class, sophistication and glamour, or low-key relaxation, Hong Kong has something for everyone. It really is a shopper’s paradise and food lovers dream. Made up of over 250 islands, Hong Kong boasts an extensive public transport system. The highly efficient transport system and widely used English language signs and street names it’s much easier to navigate around compared to main land China. A good way to take in the scenes is to travel on Hong Kong’s major tramline that runs east to west along the northern part of Hong Kong Island. For a quicker way to get around, the underground railway network services the main hot spots and also claims an express line that links the airport (situated on Lantau Island) to Hong Kong Island. Over 12,000 Buddha statues adorn the walls of the Temple of Ten Thousand Buddha’s. It is one of the most popular public monasteries in Hong Kong, and streams of people go here to pray and ask the monks for advice. The temple is located in the foothills of the Sha Tin Mountain, and can only be reached by climbing 500 steps, but the struggle is well worth the reward.
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Harvey Nichols opened its first store in Asia at the Landmark shopping centre. Set over five floors, it has a variety of luxury brands and includes a destination restaurant on the Fourth Floor. Hong Kong is arguably famous for its restaurants and its cuisine, but it’s the variety of food that is mind-boggling. From roast pigeon to snake soup and put chai ko – a sticky rice pudding, there is something new to try with each meal. If you don’t feel adventurous enough to sample Hong Kong’s specialities then there are plenty of Westernised restaurants serving a la carte and fine dining experiences. Hong Kong bars are as notably chic as the city’s restaurants. From basement-level cocktail bars to penthouse-style rooftop lounges there is something for everyone, every occasion and all weather types. Ozone, the world’s highest bar, is a must on every visitors list. On a clear day, you can see over the harbour and Hong Kong Island to the South China Sea and further.
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Where to eat
For panoramic views and Michelin-starred cuisine Man Wah, located on the 25th floor is where to head. The signature Cantonese restaurant serves exquisite local and regional specialties. Often referred to as Hong Kong’s most beautiful dining space, Man Wah’s views of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong skyline provide the picture perfect setting for wonderfully delicious cuisine. Top dishes include a Shanghainese soup dumpling with minced pork and fried fillet of sole with black bean sauce. Man Wah: Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road, Central (852 2522 0111, mandarinoriental.com) Island Tang brings a new style of eating to a Hong Kong Cafe. It serves all of the standard Cantonese dishes prepared in a classical traditional way and offering Chinese haute cuisine. Chef ’s special abalone and shark’s fin is one of the most popular dishes. Island Tang: Shop 222, The Galleria, 9 Queen’s Road, Central (852 2526 8798, islandtang.com) Tsui Hang Village prides itself in presenting classic dishes and local favourites, diners will not be disappointed with their dining experience here. Bringing city and village life together Tsui Hnag Village has a vast menu including local Guangdong dishes. Marinated goose and baby oyster are just some of the rich dishes served. Tsui Hang Village: 1/F, 16-18 Queen’s Rd, Central, (852 2524 2012, tsuihangvillage.hk) Miu Gute Cheong Vegetarian Restaurant is a cheap and cheerful, family run restaurant specialising in vegetarian dim sums. They use all local produce and fresh ingredients. Other dishes include Shanghai-style cold noodles with seven different sauces and bean curd dumplings. Miu Gate Cheong Vegetarian Restaurant: 31 Ning Po St, Yau Ma Tei, (852 2771 6218)
BOOK YOUR CRUISE Explore each port with a vast variety of optional shore excursions that showcase the best each location has to offer. All our excursions are operated with reputable, insured tour operators and experienced local guides. For guests with mobility challenges, we have one of the most developed accessible tour programmes in the industry. Our Asia Cruisetours give you more time to explore some of the world’s most breathtaking wonders. These pre-and postcruise multi-night, fully-escorted land tours let you see more of each intriguing destination. Our Celebrity millennium cruise ship has a range of tours that take you to Hong Kong and mainland China. An amazing 17 night cruise including flights is priced at £2,479. To book, visit www.celebritycruises.co.uk or call 0844 493 6208 Summer 2013
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Come, seek and discover. See the colours, rhythms and exoctic travel experiences.
oa is located on the western coast of the Indian peninsula. It is separated from Maharashtra in the north, Karnataka in the south, the Western Ghats in the east, and the Arabian Sea in the west by the Terekhol River. Swaying palms, white sands and sparkling waters: the three essential elements that attract 2 million visitors annually to Goa’s mild shores are plentiful in this tiny, glorious slice of India hugging the country’s western coastline and bounded by the Arabian Sea.
What to do in Goa Lazing around on the beach may hold many of the features of what a simple tourist may expect. To one who is developing a more of a intellectual interest in the history and culture of the country, hidden gems that Goa hold may offer a more substantial interest to the explorers of the world. Places to eat, local gold mines and general exertions may be what you are looking for, this section will divulge the exceptions to what the classic tourist recommendations have to offer:
Hidden Gems Many of the travel websites state that the
beaches are the gems of Goa but once you dive deeper into what Goa has to offer you can really experience what the locals encounter on a daily basis. 1. Morjim beach, situated in northern Goa, home to the Olive ridley sea turtle, this place has become to be known as ‘Little Russia’ predominantly due to the fact that many Russian expatriates reside themselves in this area. This place is a surprise to many tourists especially in the traveler season. Many of the female turtles find the Morjim beach a perfect laying ground for the young eggs, if you want to see a spectacular view then take a visit to Morjim beach.
Places to eat in Goa North of Goa is a very fun place. It has the party scene, all the fun beaches, markets and beach shacks aswell as some great exotic food. 1. Brittos: is a very popular restaurant. Owner cum chef Cajetan Britto has been pulling crowds for years with his mad renditions of the pork vindaloo, prawn curry, chicken, fish caldeen, and crab curry. 2. Lila Cafe (Baga): With its light, airy white and green decor, wooden cane furniture and potted plants, this is an ideal place to stopover
for breakfast or lunch, or just for a refreshing beverage while catching up on the latest bestseller. 3. Souza Lobo specializes in Seafood and authentic Goan fare. Their Prawn Curry Rice, Masala Fried Fish and Crab are most popular. The bar is well stocked and the bartender is creative. 4. Curly’s (Anjuna): The food at Curly’s is outstanding. They have alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, which are proven to be very popular. The restaurant serves you lots of variety ranging from oven-fired pizzas to pasta, to seafood, to the best of Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes. 5. Infantaria (Calangute): This is a small little restaurent located on the Baga-Calangute beach road. It’s cool, shaded interiors are a welcome relief from the cruel noon sun. Infantaria is well known for its Breakfast menu. Be sure to stop by for a quick breather. India is a very speacial country to visit and is an appealing destination that’s growing in popularity all the time. With such a strong diversity, you will be taken on a journey that will linger in your mind long after you’ve left her shores. Ready to go? Summer 2013
OF OUR DINING OPTIONS When the PLACE MATCHES THE MOMENT. Thatâ€™s what we call Modern Luxury. Youâ€™ll discover a new favourite thing
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ur awardwinning dining and globally influenced cuisine make dining on board a Celebrity cruise an experience like no other. On each ship there is a choice of up to six stylish specialty restaurants. From classic to contemporary there is something for every moment, everyone and everyday. On a Celebrity cruise, the choice is all yours. Right at the heart of any Celebrity Cruise dining
experience is our grand main dining room. Eat, drink, laugh and take your taste buds on a journey of their own. If you want to dine in the main dining room each night then you will never have two meals the same, the options change every night. The perfect option for food lovers is speciality dining; all the venues are decorated to a world class standard and the food is to match.
French Available on all of our ships and rivalling the world’s best, our five course menus bring a contemporary taste to classic. Some dishes are even prepared at your table for you.
Why not take dining outside for a picturesque view of the sea. With spices in hand, become your table’s Grill Master and roast your own delicious meat and seafood. If you don’t want to try it yourself
then let one of our chefs do the grilling for you. Grilled Atlantic salmon and marinated lamb chops are some of the favourites. Finish your meal with one of our delicious desserts. At The Lawn Club Grill, your meal is literally what you make of it.
For a blend of Asia then our restaurant Silk Harvest offers a contemporary blend of Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. The laid-back atmosphere is true Asian style, and the
smart casual dress code of the restaurant makes it the perfect place to try out your chopstick skills.
Contemporary For a playful approach to your dish Qsine experiments with the taste and texture of food from around the world. Expect to find some modern twists. You even order off of an ipad.
BOOK You can book a table at one of our many resturants before you ever board your cruise. Simply go to our website www.celebritycruises.co.uk where you can book a different dining option for each night of your stay.
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Paradise Island Malta is a favourite port call for many cruisers-Here are some top tips to make the most of this wonderful loction
alta and it’s island enjoys a very versatile lifestyle. It’s cultural, historical and fille withscenic attractions and exciting activities. In Malta you can explore 7000 years of history! Wherever you go, the island’s scenery and architecture provides the most spectacular views. Watch out for the striking colours, the honey-coloured stone creates a great contrast to the deep Mediterranean blue. The Maltese islands are well known for their museum like tours. What makes malta unique is that so much of their past is visible today. Make sure you explore the islands history and see where the knights of st. John defended Christendom.
What to do If you are not interested in learning about Malta’s history don’t worry, there is plenty of other things you can get yourself involved in. Malta’s all year round sun lets you indulge in outdoor living at its best! In just 48 hours you can try a new sport such as water skiing or just laze around on the island cruise soaking
up the sun or on a white sandy beach and you still have time to join in with the nightlife. Malta also gives you the opportunity to swim with some of the smartest animals on the planet such as dolphins! Malta has beautiful spa facilities at luxury hotels and club resorts. For a change of scenery, why not hop to the sister islands of Gozo and Comino.
Where to eat In no particular order it has been researched and surveyed that the top 10 places to eat in Malta are as follows: 1) Fontanelos- Mdina- Lovely cake 2) Il Barri- Mgarr- huge meals, popular with locals 3) Ta Gagin- Bahrija- best for Fenkata(rabbit) 4) Chrystal bar- Rabat- Sawdust on the floor tiny cafe that sells the best freshest pastizie (cheese/pea cakes) 5) Rexxy- Ghajnsielem Gozo big lovely meals, very popular,nice atmosphere.
6) Mr Maxims-all over the insland- pastizeria that sells the best baked rice. 7) Hunters bar-Zebbug.- Scruffy working mans cafe but gorgeous food and it is very cheap! 8) Bus station kiosk- Valletta bus station- Best for pizza slices. 9) Central Perk- Bugibba- nice chip butties and cheap beer. 10) Kings Own Band ClubValletta- general good inexpensive food. Book a 14-night Medditerranian cruise on Celebirty Silhouette ship, commercing 19th August 2013. Starting from £1,600 per person for a vantage fare. Departing from Rome, Italy and returning to the city of Vennice, destinations include, Turkey, Naples, Santorini, Mykonos and more. Ports of call are Civitavecchia, Stazione Marittima, San Basillio and the far end of Riva Degli. The price includes flights, specific meals on board and inside cabin with a balcony. To book, visit: www.celebrityxcruises.com or call to book: 0844 493 2043
is an indulgence in luxury. Up to 10 distinctive restaurants with innovative menus crafted by a James Beard nominated chef and prepared from scratch with quality ingredients.
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Sun, Sand and sea: Next stop Bahamas 36 Your Cruise Summer 2013
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All year round, white sand, clear skies, blue sea and a scorching sun: Anyone for Bahamas? C
ome on board on a Caribbean cruise and visit some unique cultures, styles and cuisines. On our Caribbean cruises can expect beautiful white sand beaches, waters as warm as a hot bath and breathtaking natural spaces to leave you feeling relaxed and revitalised. Our Celebrity Constellation ship offers you the chance to explore the island of the Bahamas. And visits the likes of Nassau and Cococay. Imagine a world where you don’t have to worry about reality, where dreams begin and reality ends. These are the islands of the Bahamas and they’re like no other places on earth. Come and explore the beauty of the islands and unique culture, history and heritage.
Things to do The Bahamas offer you a surreal experience when it comes to the water. The islands of the Bahamas are the only places on earth where the water is so clear. It has a visibility of over 200 feet. This makes it easy to spot dolphins, explore shipwrecks and coral reefs and be amazed by schools of colourful fish. Whether you are into boating, snorkeling, sailing, diving, fishing, waterskiing or kayaking, the Bahamas gives you some of the best opportunities to carry out these activities. Besides from the fun and exciting activites, if you want to hop of the cruise and relax on white sandy beaches, the Bahamas have some of the most breathtaking beaches. Whats better than soaking up the scorching sun and looking out onto endless crystal-clear turquoise waves rolling onto shore. Harbour Island Beach has recently been considered one of the best white sand beaches in the world.
Surfer Beach has also been considered the worlds second best place to surf – why not give it a go? The fun doesn’t stop the moment you are out of the water! The Bahamas offer you lots of attractions and entertainment! At every turn there is always something exciting to discover. There are historic plantations and forts to explore, close encounters with West Indian flamingos, some Bahamian cruising to feast your appetite on and casinos to
"These are the islands of the Bahamas and they are like no other places on earth." test your luck! The Bahamas have some of the most exciting and challenging golf courses too! If you want to learn more about the Bahamas, they have a fantastic selection on tours to choose from. These range from cave tours, walking tours, birding and island tours. If you don’t like the idea of walking in the heat, the Bahamas also offer jeep safari tours and here you can see some amazing sites. These tours can all be booked upon board on our celebrity ship. With so much to do in the Bahamas you will never run out of ways to spend your days on our islands.
Places To Eat There are lots of different places to eat right across all the different islands of Bahamas. Here are some of the most popular places: 1. Shannas Cove Resort restaurant (Cat Island) is a stunning resort and is great for a casual bite to eat. 2. Flying Fish (freeport) has one of the most finest dining restaurants on the island. It caters for all types of food eaters. 3. Santannas’s Grill Pit (William’s Town) is a good all-rounder whereby you can go for breakfast, lunch, dinner or enjoy a few drinks after hours. 4.The Rainbow Inn seafood & steak house has a wide range of selections to choose from. This restaurant also has a great view and entertaining atmosphere. 5. Queen Conch (Bay Street) is a local harbour restaurant which only serve what they have fresh. If you like fish this is the place to go. Summer 2013
Central & South America
From rainforests to white sand beaches and some of the worldâ€™s oldest wonders
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SUMMER ALL YEAR ROUND
hirteen countries strong, South America is home to astounding natural and cultural wonders, including thousands of kilometres of white-sand beaches, rural villages and the Amazon rainforest which is home to more plant and animal species than anywhere else on earth. South America has a vibrant street, a passion for music and food. You don’t have to go far to delve into the historical South American culture. Whether dancing in the streets or enjoying entertainment on board your contemporary Celebrity Cruises ship, you are guaranteed never to forget the experience. Each destination in South America is so varied; you won’t ever see the same thing twice. From glaciers to mountains your time will be like no other.
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Descend one of the many hills in Lima, the capital of Peru or stroll on the rural streets to get a taste of a European colonial city. Buenos Aires in Argentina is a cosmopolitan city, enjoy traversing the broad thoroughfares, dining on traditional cuisine and visiting the city’s oldest monument, the Pirámide de Mayo. Each port of call gives you the chance to investigate the area at your own pace, or opt for an organised trip to experience a unique side of this entrancing continent. On any of our South American cruises you will want to come back for more. Set sail on board Celebrity Infinity to this truly unforgettable destination where you will see something new everyday.
a 10-day Mediterranean cruise Enter our fantastic competition and you and a guest could be sailing round the Med this summer
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H T R O W OVER ÂŁÂŁ2,800
Day 1 Barcelona, Spain Day 2 Nice (Villefranche), France Day 3 Florence, Italy Day 4 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy Day 5 Naples, Italy Day 6 Catania,sicily,italy Day 7 At Sea Day 8 Athens (Piraeus), Greece Day 9 Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey Day 10 Istanbul, Turkey
A A 10-day Mediterranean cruise for two with stops including Barcelona, Nice, Florence, Rome, Naples, Greece and Turkey A Experience the modern luxury on board our Celebrity Constellation ship A Fly to Barcelona to start your holiday
WIN A TEN-DAY MEDDITERRANEAN CRUISE Competition entry form How to enter: For your chance to win a cruise holiday with Celebrity X Cruises, simply answer the following question, then complete and send this form to the address below. All entries must be received by 1 March 2013. How many decks does the Celebrity Constellation Ship have? A: 14 B: 11 C: 8 Name:.................................................................................................................................................... Address:................................................................................................................................................ ............................................................................................................................................................... Telephone:...........................................................Email:...................................................................... Send your form to: Celebrity Constellation Ship competition, Celebrity X Cruises, The Chelsea Magazine Company, Jubilee House, 2 Jubilee Place, London, SW3 3TQ, UK Or enter online at: www.celebrityxcruises/constellation-competition
Terms and Conditions Prize is a 10-day Mediterranean cruise for a party of two sailing on board Celebrity Constellation ship in August 2013. Government taxes and fees are included and are subject to change. Full names are required for each guest. Categories restrictions and exclusions apply. No name changes are allowed. Prize will include return flights for two people from London Heathrow airport. Prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. The prize is as stated only. The cruise holiday prize does not include travel insurance, personal expenses or spending money. Entrants must hold a valid passport and it is in the entrants responsibility to check visa and passport requirements. Entry constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Summer 2013
48 Your Cruise Summer 2013