Day 1 - Saturday, May 01: Ft. Lauderdale embarkation
Welcome aboard the Celebrity Apex, the second ship in Celebrity’s highly anticipated Edge® series. With innovative designs and visionary spaces, Celebrity Apex will revolutionize the way we experience the world. With unparalleled luxury and accommodations that unite indoor and outdoor living, Apex will be the next best thing at sea.
Having sailed on the Edge in February of 2020 I would agree the Edge series of ships are exceptional. The wonderful service, open air spaces, fabulous design, choice of dining venues and excellent entertainment have put these ships in a class of their own!! Sail away party at the Sunset bar, 4:30PM. Drinks provided by your tour leader.
Day 3 - Monday, May 03: Day 2 : At Sea
Enjoy a week at sea to relax, refresh and recharge. A variety of onboard activities and entertainment for all levels of interest and will be offered by the cruise staff. How much or how little you choose to do is up to you.
Day 4 - Tuesday, May 04: At Sea
Day 5 - Wednesday, May 05: At Sea
Day 6 - Thursday, May 06: At Sea
Day 7 - Friday, May 07: At Sea
Day 8 - Saturday, May 08: At Sea
Day 9 - Sunday, May 09: Tenerife, Spain
Beyond its steep and rugged coastline, Tenerife is a cultural and natural wonder waiting to be explored. Of the 7 islands that comprise the Canary Island archipelago, Tenerife stands out as the largest. The island offers a vastly different terrain depending on where you go. The northern part of the island is quite verdant, so expect the climate to include more rain. In the south, you’ll find it much more arid and dry emulating more of a desert climate. If you are drawn to where the action is, make plans to visit Los Cristianos, Playa de la Americas, and Costa Adeje in the southwest and Puerto de la Cruz in the north.
Day 10 - Monday, May 10: At Sea
Your final day at sea. Take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste some delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at our next amazing destination.
Day 11 - Tuesday, May 11: Lisbon, Portugal
See why this city stands out above all others as you stroll along elaborate mosaic sidewalks and pass by the Monument to the Discoveries. A quick trolley ride transports you to the cobblestone district of Baixa or be lured away and pampered in the resort cities of Cascais and Estoril. This storied capital with a history that extends back before the Roman Empire is only 1 of 2 cities in Portugal designated as a global city by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Study Group. Once one of the world’s great naval and shipping powers, modern day Lisbon is an important hub of finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, education, and tourism.
Day 12 - Wednesday, May 12: Cadiz (And Seville)
From Cádiz you can easily get to Seville, exploring the old town with its quaint Moorish feel as well as its impressive monuments, pretty parks and lovely architecture. Along the way, restore your energy at any of the mouth-watering tapas bars offering some of the country’s finest seafood and typical Andalusian cuisine.
Day 13 - Thursday, May 13: Malaga, Spain
Malaga is the gateway to the Andalusian countryside and the Costa del Sol, some of the region's most impressive beaches. It also is home to a number of magnificent palaces, including the Moorish Alcabaza and Gibralfaro.
Day 14 - Friday, May 14: Alicante, Spain
Alicante is the largest city on the Costa Blanca. This picturesque Spanish town enjoys a rich heritage with thousands of years of maritime history. To see how Alicante achieves the perfect balance of antiquity and modernity. Your choices today include; relaxing on the pristine sand of La Playa de San Juan, shop the Explanada de España, and conquer the Castillo de Santa Barbara. Venture through Alicante’s old town and take a trip back in time as you wander through its narrow streets passing by cathedrals and the town hall. For a jaw-dropping view of the harbor and the distant mountains, climb up to the top of Mount Benacantil to the Castillo de Santa Barbara. This structure was originally built by the Carthaginians in 400 B.C. and later claimed by both Romans and Arabs who built upon it further.
Day 15 - Saturday, May 15: Barcelona
Barcelona is an eclectic fusion of the modern and medieval. This coastal city exudes European charm and is a major destination with must-see architectural gems that date back some 2,000 years. You’ll encounter fascinating examples from the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages, the Modern masters like Gaudî, and many Cataluñian greats. Outstanding art museums can be found throughout the city, proudly displaying the works of world-renowned artists and countrymen, including Goya, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalî, and Joan Miró. For a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city center, venture to the awaiting Mediterranean Sea and all the seaside has to offer. Maybe a brisk hike in the nearby forest covered Collserola Hills or the hilltop in Montjuïc with its botanical gardens. Foodies will want to visit one of the local markets followed by a cooking class with a local chef or perhaps great lunch at a Michelin star restaurant. With so much to see in this great city we suggest you add on to your holiday for at least a few nights, perhaps longer if you combine with our Barcelona in Depth tour immediately following the cruise.
We disembark the ship following breakfast. Transfer to the airport for return flight home or continue your adventures in Europe.
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