Cruising to Europe and France, travel in style…

Written by on January 23, 2019 in Tours in France

A hill top town overlooking the blue waters of the Mediterranean

Discover the historical, cultural and epicurian delights of France and explore quaint towns, historic cities and lush vineyards. Take a relaxing tour where you all you have to do is enjoy the ride – a cruise is the perfect way to visit France and Europe.

Beautiful cruise ships

A cruise ship at dusk, it's lights glowing on several floors of outward windows

When it comes to cruising to Europe, Celebrity Cruise guests are well and truly spoiled, treated like celebrities in fact. For a start there are award winning, custom designed ships, created by world-class architects, interior designers, stylists, and landscape artists. They’ve bought all their skills together to create a showcase of the most inspiring spaces at sea. You’ll find every detail is taken care of from comfy bedding in luxurious rooms to stylish public spaces. Then there are the fabulous onboard restaurants serving the most mouthwatering dishes and fine cuisine crafted by Michelin-starred chef Cornelius Gallagher. The bars serve exquisite cocktails, fine wines and aperitifs. There’s also plenty of entertainment from shows and even silent disco nights.

Roof top garden on a ship where people sip cocktails

There are five Celebrity Cruise ships on the Europe trail including the Celebrity Edge. She’s the first ship to feature a unique outward-facing design that breaks from traditional ship designs of the past. It’s this innovation and focus on detail that’s seen this company win “Best Cruise Line in Europe” eight years in a row, as voted by the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards.

Captivating cruise routes

Small boatsin a harbour, in the background, a church atop a hill surrounded by buildings with terracotta roofs

With a range of European cruises that take in the French Riviera, Mediterranean ports and Normandy, you’ll discover historic towns, picturesque villages and cultural highlights. Enjoy great gastronomy and fine wines and visit cities from Nice to Normandy and see for yourself why artists like Renoir, Gaugin and Monet were inspired by what they saw. Will you visit Monet’s world-renowned gardens while you’re there, or take an excursion to Paris, the city of light?

Watch from the deck as you cruise into mesmerising Marseille. It’s a sight you’ll never forget as this ancient metropolis sparkles day and night. Wander along the famous main street in town, La Canebière. Stroll around the old port where ships have docked for 26 centuries. While you’re there why not indulge in a bowl of bouillabaisse, Marseille’s iconic, and utterly delish fish dish. Visit the Basilica of Notre Dame for amazing views over the town. Take in museums and watch the world go by from a terraced café.

In Nice, the lure of the legendary Promenade des Anglais is irresistible. Lined with palm trees, gorgeous villas and tempting restaurants this famous esplanade offers wonderful views over the beautiful Bay of Angels. Take a wander in the narrow streets of the old town and explore the Cours Saleya street market. Visit fabulous museums and enjoy the culture and ambiance of this jewel of the French Riviera.

Picture perfect Provence

People sit at a table outside a traditional French cafe, a building with green shutters and leafy trees

Cannes is simply sublime. Once a sleepy fishing village is it now world-famous for its annual film festival and luxurious shopping. This picturesque playground for the rich is the perfect locale to splurge and pamper yourself on your French Riviera cruise. Take a walk along the Promenade de la Croisette with its luxury boutiques and chichi shops. It’s ideal for souvenirs and gifts (and something special for you).

Shop at the Marché Forville, a historic indoor food market. You’ll discover a selection of the freshest oysters, cheeses, bread, olives, and much more for that perfect picnic on the beach. Hop on a ferry to the Lerins Islands, Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat Islands. Here you can visit Fort Royal where the story of the Man in the Iron Mask originated. Or will you choose Sète with its famous lagoon, museums, old town and gorgeous port walkways and cafés. Or maybe it’s Monaco you dream of seeing? There is such a vast choice on these cruises, the only difficulty is picking what you want to see and do…

You can extend your stay and get help booking flights.  Celebrity Cruise can offer great advice on which cruise is best for you and you’ll enjoy outstanding customer service.

Push the boat out and book a Celebrity Cruise to enjoy your holiday of a lifetime with a Europe cruise.

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