10-Night Culinary Cruise: Italy, Croatia & Montenegro

Onboard Celebrity Beyond

July 28, 2023 – August 7, 2023

SOLD OUT

Price:

Veranda: $3,267.81 (USD) per person / double occupancy

Duration:

10 Nights, 11 Days

Approximate Flight Time:

11hrs from IAD to FCO

Our Culinary Journey

Where you go on vacation is almost as important as what you eat, and on this unforgettable culinary experience we bring both those things together perfectly. The captivating scents and flavors of your dining experience will transport you to new places—without even leaving your table. Savor an incredible five-course meal designed by our Global Culinary Ambassador, Chef Daniel Boulud. Prepare to have your food and wine travel dreams fulfilled.

FULL PACKAGE INCLUDES: 

  • Be Relaxed Destinatins Hosted
  • Private Welcome Reception
  • 10 nights onboard Celebrity Beyond
  • Taxes, fees and port expenses
  • All prepaid gratuities
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Exclusive Shore Event: Highlights of Sorrento and Naples
  • Private wine tasting
  • All ship included activities
  • Amazing Swag Bag
  • English Speaking Local Guide

ABOUT CELEBRITY BEYOND

Welcome to a place where you can escape and experience all the things you’ve been missing for so long. Only now, those things are even better than you’ve imagined. This is a place where the everyday gives way to the extraordinary. A place with more space to lose yourself in and more luxury to love. Where the possibilities are as endless as the views. Where you can disconnect entirely while you reconnect with each other—and the world. This place is Celebrity Beyond.

CULINARY TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

What you eat on vacation is almost as important as where you go, and on every Celebrity vacation, we bring both those things together perfectly. The captivating scents and flavors of your dining experience will transport you to new places—without even leaving your table. On our newest ship, Celebrity BeyondSM, you’ll embark on a culinary journey like no other. Featuring 32 food and beverage venues, including eight specialty restaurants and an array of bars and lounges, every experience will excite your palate and leave you wanting more.

INCLUSIVE AMENITIES

Surrender your senses and feel rejuvenated with soothing spa treatments and therapies at The Spa. And that’s not all. Enjoy shopping at the finest boutiques and family-fun activities, including cooking classes, recreational games, such as archery, Silent Disco, STEM, and theatrical events. Set sail and come back rejuvenated with a whole new level of vacation relaxation.

10-Night Italy, Croatia & Montenegro

DAY 1 - EMBARKATION - Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Rome, Italy: Civitavecchia was settled in 108 A.D. by the Emperor Trajan and has since served faithfully as a gateway to Rome, the capital of Italy. Once the center of the Ancient World from which emperors ruled over nearly all of western civilization, Rome is still a cultural mecca. Only a few cities in the world can boast such a well-preserved level of architecture, art, and religious iconography. There’s an enormous wealth of culture and history to discover on a cruise to Rome. Visit the ancient halls of the 50,000-seat Colosseum, gaze upon the ceilings of Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, and stroll the Capitoline Museum. Roman culinary prowess is well respected and beloved the world over. Experience authentic pizza, hearty bowls of fresh pasta, excellent cheeses, wines, seafood, and delightful desserts like tiramisu and gelato at family-run trattorias that have been preparing these traditional dishes for centuries. Walk the cobblestoned piazzas making your way to narrow side streets where you’re sure to find craftsman shops and beautiful boutiques filled with gorgeous handmade accessories and homewares for keepsakes and souvenirs.

DAY 2 - At Sea - Cruising

While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination. 

DAY 3 - Olympia (Katakolon), Greece

This small port on the Ionian coast is your gateway to ancient Olympia, the home of the original Olympic Games. Olympia has preserved both athletic and mythological monuments, many dating back to 776 BC. Most intriguing is the stadium, which is still standing, and the gymnasium. The museum also offers a peek at fabulous Greek sculptures.This Grecian port city is also the gateway to one of the most important archeological sites in the world, the ruins of ancient Olympia. You can relive the glory of ancient Greece on your Katakolon cruise. As the birthplace of the Olympics, the great stadium still echoes the cheering of the first superstars of sport.  Enter the stadium and pose in the marble starting blocks where the first marathoners once stood. Take a scenic drive through the small Greek villages on the way to Kouroutas Beach and spend three hours relaxing under the sun, swimming, and soaking up a perfect Greek beach day. Soak up the gorgeous Katakolon waterfront views while savoring traditional Greek specialties, like pastitsio or moussaka at one of the quaint tavernas and cafes offering shady outdoor tables. And of course, an abundance of calamari and other fresh seafood brought in by local fishermen are always on menus.

DAY 4 - Corfu, Greece

According to myth, Poseidon honeymooned on this picturesque Greek island—and it’s easy to see why. Its breathtaking natural landscape and long history as an artistic and cultural hub make Corfu one of the most cosmopolitan and captivating of the Greek Isles. Wander through the cobblestoned streets of Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or soak up some sun on one of the island’s many beaches.

DAY 5 - Dubrovnik, Croatia

Established 1,300 years ago on the far southern tip of the Dalmatian Coast, this city once rivaled Venice in terms of its importance. Take a walking tour to the Dominican Monastery and marvel at the finest collection of Renaissance paintings, including a painting by Titian. Prepare to be riveted when first laying eyes on the old walled city on your cruise to Dubrovnik. This land has had many invaders including the Greeks, Romans, Slavs, Romans, Hungarians, and French, to name a few, and it has resulted in a fiercely independent citizenry with dynamic cultural influences. The views of the Adriatic from its rooftops are truly awe-inspiring. If beach-going is on the agenda, make sure to wear appropriate footwear as the beaches here tend to be of the pebbly variety. That said, the beautiful emerald green waters and coves make the slight inconvenience more than worthwhile. And, there’s plenty of seafood, specifically mussels and oysters, deliciously prepared in authentic regional styles on offer at restaurants throughout town.

DAY 6 - Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor, Montenegro- A cruise to Kotor, Montenegro offers up some of the most well-preserved architecture in all the Adriatic coast, with landmarks such as the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon. Built in 1166, there are frescoes dating back hundreds of years, and much of the gold and silver relief work done by the city’s master craftsmen of that time are held for safe keeping within its walls. Tucked at the secluded tip of a tranquil bay and watched over for millennia by the surrounding mountains, Kotor is a UNESCO World Heritage treasure.

The town’s history dates back before the epic age of Homer, but it’s the medieval wonders in Old Kotor that draw acclaim today. Marbled avenues meander with no apparent order, and, even for locals, it’s quite common to get turned around. The good news is, few places are more fun to get lost in than Kotor. Cruises to Montenegro would not be complete without sampling the local cuisine. Fresh seafood is always on the menu and the “domestic fish thick soup” is a tradition not to be missed.  Old churches, shops, and bars line the avenues, and don’t be surprised to wander upon a charming piazza right out of the blue. Come summer, the lavish yachts of the ultra-rich fill the marina, presenting a striking contrast to the rustic romance and ancient beauty of Kotor.

DAY 7 - At Sea - Cruising

Onboard Features

 

 

DAY 8 - Sicily (Messina), Italy

Located in northeastern Sicily on the slopes of the Peloritani Mountains, Messina is an ancient place with a fascinating history. Walk by the ruins of the Santa Maria Alemanna Church, built in 1220 A.D. You’ll also want to see the Duomo, a Romanesque and Norman cathedral that includes a display of artifacts in its treasury.

DAY 9 - Naples, Italy

Naples, Italy- Framed by Mount Vesuvius along a dramatic skyline, the 2,800 year-old port city of Naples is chock full of historical sites, churches, and museums that make it a fascinating place for you to explore. For all of Rome’s notoriety and reputation, Naples, with its historic city center deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has just as many important archeological sites and landmarks.  Visit the Museo Archeologico Nazionale for a world-class collection of Egyptian and Graeco-Roman artifacts. And, if you’d like to venture a little deeper on your Naples cruise, then exploring Naples from below the ground is a must. Start with a trip into the basement of the San Lorenzo Maggiore church where you’ll find a partially excavated Roman market and a little deeper, just below the Roman ruins, you’ll find remnants from the Greeks to discover. And in the region where pizza was first invented, you know the food is going to be incredible. Whether you’re looking for a thin, wood-fired Margherita pie, spaghetti alle vongole or a zeppole dusted with confectioner’s sugar, Naples and her bountiful edible treasures is sure to please. Only 35 miles down the coast, Salerno offers you a rich history, but also boasts a marvelous collection of parks, natural wonders, and unique vantage points to take in the beauty of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Two cities. One incredible stretch of Italian coastline.

DAY 10 - Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy

The beautiful Italian seaport of Livorno is your gateway to Florence, Pisa, and Tuscany’s vast wine country. Pisa is most noted for its famous marble bell tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, which has tilted 14 feet since 1370.

Located in central Italy and the capital of the Tuscany region, Florence is the birthplace of history’s most important cultural and intellectual awakening–the Renaissance. There’s so much to see and appreciate on your cruise to Florence. Whether standing in awe of Brunelleschi’s red cathedral dome on Piazza del Duomo or contemplating Michelangelo’s sublime hand in any of his masterworks, you will know that you are in the presence of one of the world’s great cities. The breathtaking scenery and all the romance conjured by the city’s streets, bridges, and buildings will not disappoint.

Neighboring Pisa is also worth some investigation outside of its notorious architectural faux paux, Leaning Tower of Pisa. This former maritime power boasts a vibrant university population that fuels the busy café and bar scene here. You’ll also find much in the way of Gothic architecture here, such as the Battistero, the place where Galileo was baptized. Head to the Museo Nazionale di San Matteo for paintings, sculptures, and artifacts spanning some 300 years with a special emphasis on the artists of the Tuscan school.

DAY 11 - DISEMBARKATION - Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

OUR ACCOMMODATIONS

Veranda

Ample indoor and outdoor space come together to create your private sanctuary at sea. Your personal veranda lets you greet the day, enjoy fresh sea breezes, and soak in breathtaking sunsets.

Stateroom Area: 170 sq ft
Veranda Area: 38 sq ft.

  • Veranda with seating area
  • Celebrity eXhaleTM bedding featuring Cashmere Mattress
  • Queen Size bed convertible to two lower beds (except as noted)
  • Some staterooms may have a trundle bed
  • Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe
  • Interactive television system
  • Mini-fridge*
  • Individual safe
  • Dual voltage 110/220 AC
  • MIni Fridge
  • Hair dryer
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Concierge Class

Little details make a world of difference, and now our meticulously thought out Concierge Class staterooms are even better. Featuring new services, amenities, and exclusive events, step inside and discover a space that is so much more than a room—it’s an experience. 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.

Stateroom Area: 191 sq ft
Balcony Area: 41 sq ft

  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Veranda with lounge seating
  • Interactive Television system
  • Individual safe
  • Dual voltage 110/220 AC
  • Mini-fridge*
  • Hair dryer
  • Sparkling Wine upon request
  • Daily delectable delights
  • Pillow selection upon request
  • Use of umbrella and binoculars
  • Celebrity embossed key holder
  • Personalized Concierge service
  • Priority check-in
  • Enhanced room service breakfast menu
  • Exclusive Destination Seminar
  • Laundry service*
  • Complimentary shoeshine service
  • Main and specialty restaurant seating time preferences
  • Exclusive embarkation day lunch

Aqua Class

Luxurious spa elements infused into the stateroom experience, savor clean cuisine with priority seating at Blu restaurant, and escape to the Relaxation Room and Persian garden for stunning sea views. Relax with AquaSpa treatments arranged by your personal spa concierge and feel rejuvenated with wellness classes such as meditation and yoga.

Stateroom Area: 191 sq ft

 Veranda Area: 41 sq ft.

  • Premium ship location close to the Spa
  • Veranda with lounge seating (Infinite Veranda on Edge)
  • Celebrity’s eXhaleTM bedding
  • Interactive Television system
  • Individual safe
  • Dual voltage 110/220 AC
  • Mini-Bar*
  • Hair dryer
  • Exclusive Access to Blu Specialty Restaurant
  • Expanded room service breakfast menu

RESERVE YOUR SPOT

Sip, Sail, And Savor Wine And Culture

Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the mark of the world’s top–rated premium cruise line, with spacious, stylish interiors; dining experiences elevated to an art form; personalized service, with a guest–to–staff ratio of nearly 2:1; unexpected, trendsetting onboard activities, all designed to provide an unmatchable experience for vacationers’ precious time. 

This culinary travel adventures get to the heart of what truly embodies a destination, not only through savoring local food and wine, but through one-of-a-kind, immersive experiences that weave together a portrait of culture, tradition, history and people through food.

Club Veranda Stateroom

Veranda

DOUBLE: $$3,267.81 per person

SINGLE: $7,795.32 per room

Concierge Class

DOUBLE: $4,354.81 per person

SINGLE: $8,555.32 per room

Aqua Class

DOUBLE: $4,278.81 per person

SINGLE: $10,681.32 per room

ONBOARD DINING OPTIONS

We believe that fine dining on vacation is just as important as the places you’ll visit, and on a great vacation, those two things go hand-in-hand. And we take that philosophy even further on Celebrity Beyond by bringing back the mouth-watering specialty restaurants created for Celebrity Edge® and adding to the list an incredible new restaurant created by the world-renowned chef, Daniel Boulud.

World renowned chef Daniel Boulud, our Global Culinary Ambassador, has created his first signature restaurant at sea—Le VoyageSM by Daniel Boulud. Just as the name implies, travel is the inspiration for the mouthwatering dishes Daniel created. The global flavors he’s infused into his menu are designed to give guests a taste of the places that inspire him. When you dine at Le Voyage by Daniel Boulud, you’ll experience a culinary journey that allows you to travel the world without ever leaving your table.

Back by popular demand, Fine Cut Steakhouse offers everything you’d want in a modern steakhouse. From Japanese Wagyu Striploin to 45-day Dry-aged Prime Bone-in Rib Eye with a wide selection of premium sauces and toppings to choose from. Sink your knife and fork into the tender Grass Fed Lamb Chops, the Pan Roasted Maine Lobster Tail with creamy garlic sauce, or the Slow Roasted Cornish Game Hen. Beyond the delicious entrées, you’ll find a variety of classic starters, so every meal offers endless combinations, so you’ll always find exactly what you’re craving.

Inspired by classic French bistros, the mouthwatering sights, scents, and sounds of a bustling boulangerie-patisserie will excite you almost as much as the food itself. The ambience changes from morning to evening, and you have seating options that range from the planter-edged sidewalk to the inner café with stunning views of the sea. So, every time you eat here, it’s a whole new experience.

 

Using innovative technology created by Skullmapping and presented by TableMation Studios, we’re bringing your tabletop to life in Le Grand Bistro with a brand new Le Petit Chef experience. It’s an immersive fusion of animation, entertainment, and dining like nothing you’ve experienced before.

Raw on 5, with its whimsically sophisticated ambiance, is an intimate eatery that features an amazing array of delicacies from the sea and views of the horizon make the dining experience here even more incredible. The menu, available at the Magic Carpet® when positioned on Deck 5, will feature more casual offerings like shrimp salad, our signature lobster roll and sushi and sashimi prepared by our expert sushi chefs.

No rush can compete with the way it feels to soar up to 13 decks above the sea on our cantilevered Magic Carpet®. First, you might wonder how we made the impossible possible, but then, you’ll simply surrender to the feeling of floating across the endless horizon as you drink, dine, or simply relax. But the Magic Carpet isn’t just one magical venue—it’s several—and each transformation it undergoes brings an entirely new way to experience this amazing place.

 

 

Get a taste of the great outdoors at Rooftop Garden Grill, nestled perfectly in its own delicious corner of the Rooftop Garden. Redesigned by Kelly Hoppen, CBE with more seating and a stylish glass enclosure, you’ll satisfy your craving for you’ll satisfy your craving for gourmet barbeque favorites, including hickory smoked, grilled Branzino and Seafood kabob—along with the most incredible ocean views around.

 

 

Eden Restaurant continues to offer uniquely personal culinary journeys designed to not only excite your taste buds, but every other sense as well. Simple. Natural. Delicious. The experience in Eden restaurant is inspired by the cuisines and regions of the world.

 

 

We completely reimagined our already incredible main dining experience when we introduced Celebrity Edge®, and it’s only getting better on our third Edge Series ship, Celebrity Beyond℠. Once again, you can discover not one but four complimentary main restaurants, each with a distinctive design and signature dishes inspired by specific regions of the world. Now, you’ll find new menus and menu selections across our main restaurants.

 

This is a restaurant that’s dear to our hearts, because it represents our company’s Greek heritage. That’s why, on Celebrity Beyond, we’ve enlisted the creative talents of the interior design firm Simeone Deary to give Cyprus Restaurant a fresh new look. Using Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, as their inspiration, the team created a heavenly ambiance that perfectly combines delicate, airy elements with brilliant gold, sculptural accents. It’s a stately space where gods and goddesses would surely meet for a divine feast fit for… well, gods and goddesses. With its reimagined interior, the mouthwatering menus of Cyprus remain focused on seafood and feature simple, clean dishes that celebrate the food and beverages of the Mediterranean region.

 

Borrowing from the success of our hugely popular specialty dining venue, Tuscan Grille, Tuscan Restaurant elevates those successes to new heights. Step inside and discover Italian inspired cuisine along with an equally delicious ambiance, featuring a modern classical design inspired by Italian fashion and film. 

 

Inspired by our elegant Murano specialty dining venue on several of our ships, Normandie Restaurant features contemporary French cuisine in a modern and refined setting that evokes the romance of summertime in Paris, with a color palette reminiscent of cherry blossoms in full bloom. You can truly say Normandie Restaurant is the French quarter of the main dining experience on our Edge Series ships.

 

Mirroring our current main dining experience across our fleet, which is what brings so many of our guests back time and time again, Cosmopolitan Restaurant is the next evolution of our current main restaurants and represents our culinary expertise like no other restaurant can. The walk-through wine display at the entrance sets the scene for the incredible cuisine you’ll enjoy here—new American with a global influence.

 

In addition to our four main restaurants, you’ll find an array of complimentary dining options aboard Celebrity Beyond. From Eden Café to The Spa Café and Juice Bar, and from our market-place inspired Oceanview Café to our poolside Mast Grill, there’s every opportunity to please your palate morning, noon, and night.

 

Eden Café offers a wide variety of morning beverages and casual culinary bites. Three stories of glass bring in the shimmering morning light to create a bright and airy atmosphere, and change as the mood shifts from breakfast to lunch, plus al fresco dining is available on either side of the café. 

 

After indulging at the spa, grab something fresh and flavorful. You’ll love our creative take on healthy cuisine with nourishing salads and a detox smoothie by goop*. 

The complimentary dining options on Celebrity Beyond see the return of guest favorites that offer a wide range of dining experiences. One such favorite is the ever-popular Oceanview Café. Appropriately named, the sweeping two-story floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning views. The alfresco dining area of the Oceanview Café was designed to blend seamlessly with the newly designed, two-story Sunset Bar. Serving a wide variety of globally inspired cuisines—morning, noon, and night, you’ll find old and new favorites with every visit.

 

Enjoy ocean views and curb your hunger with a burger, salad, or sandwich in a relaxed, poolside atmosphere. There’s no better place to sample some hearty fare than on the top deck at the Mast Grill. 

 

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