Ancient Treasures – Rome to Dubai
Your 18 Night Fly, Stay & Luxury Cruise Holiday Includes
Economy Flights to Rome Returning from Dubai
Your Rome City Stay
Bonus 2 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City of Rome
Your Celebrity Cruise
14 Night Cruise from Rome to Dubai Onboard Celebrity Edge in an Interior Stateroom
Onboard Dining Across A Range Of Complimentary Venues
Onboard Entertainment including Live Music & Performances
Onboard Prepaid Gratuities
Onboard Port Taxes & Charges
Bonus Onboard Beverage Package with Cocktails, Spirits, Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks
Bonus Onboard Wifi
Your Dubai City Stay
Bonus 2 Night Hotel Stay to Explore Dubai with Breakfast Daily
Bonus My Cruises Holiday Savings
Low Deposit $600pp*
General Departure Information
$6490 per person twin share ex Auckland
$6689 per person twin share ex Christchurch
Set sail on 30 October 2023
Day 1 – 2: Rome, Italy
Endless adventures await in Rome. With two and a half thousand years of history, art and culture, it is no wonder Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. Gaze at the masterpieces of the Vatican or walk into the past with visits to ancient relics, historic monuments and legendary museums. Or people-watch while sipping on an espresso in a quaint cafe. Enjoy a 2 night stay.
Day 3: Civitavecchia, Italy
Embark your cruise today and begin your 14 night adventure to Dubai.
Day 4: Catania, Sicily
Welcome to the ancient port city of Catania, situated in the stunning east coast of Sicily. The city lays next to Mt. Etna, an active volcano which makes for a great hike and unmatched city views. Piazza del Duomo is located in the centre of the city, boasting the enchanting Fontana dell’Elefante statue and Catania Cathedral.
Day 5: At Sea
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.
Day 6: Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Welcome to Piraeus, the port city of Athens. It is the oldest city in Greece, a guaranteed highlight is the mystical Acropolis, perched high in the hills. Just because this city is vintage don’t think that you’ll be stuck in the past – it is juxtaposed against a modern city filled with shopping, restaurants, culture and beautiful art.
Day 7 – 8 : Suez Canal, Egypt (Transit)
The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean and Red Sea and was built by the Suez Canal Company back in 1869. It is one of the great innovations that has lasted into the modern world.
Day 9 : Aqaba, Jordan (For Petra)
Aqaba is the gateway port to the awe-inspiring is the ancient city of Petra, carved into dusty pink rock by the Nabateans more than 2,000 years ago. Entering through a long narrow stone passage, you’ll come suddenly upon the massive façade of the Treasury and stop dead in your tracks, mouth agape. “Wow” doesn’t begin to cover it. Located on the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea. Filled with countless beach resorts, the area is popular for water sports and home to incredible reef structures for scuba divers.
Day 10 – 15: At Sea
Your days at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ship’s activities can be found in the vessel’s daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.
Day 16: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Welcome to one of the most astounding destinations of luxury in the world, a visit to the Ferrari World Theme Park, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Emirates Palace are all must see experiences. A pleasure for both sight and senses can be achieved with lunch at Etihad Tower.
Day 17 – 18: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Disembark your cruise in Dubai and enjoy a 2 night stay to explore at your leisure. You will be able to explore some of the most astounding man-made sites in the Northern Hemisphere. Check out The Palm, an island built in the shape indicative of its name, filled with opulent mansions. . The most well known building in Dubai is without a doubt the Burj Khalifa, extending 830 metres, seamlessly entering the stratosphere. Size and decadence seem to be the only two prerequisites in Dubai.
Day 19 : Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Farewell Dubai as you fly home today or ask us about our flexible flights and extend your stay.
Celebrity revels in modern luxury cruising and is bringing one of the most revolutionary ships to fruition. Edge measures 306 metres with a 2900 guest occupancy rate and cruises to some of the most world’s most beautiful destinations. Celebrity Edge boasts numerous new features, including Eden, a revolutionary venue with three levels of al-fresco seating and 11,800 square feet of event space, perfect for business luncheons, weddings, reunions, and every other enchanting event you could imagine.
Other onboard experiences include the Magic Carpet, the world’s first cantilevered, floating platform that changes mood, function and height depending on the occasion. Celebrity Edge also boasts a range of immersive dining and social areas to truly make the most of your voyage. The staterooms on board are an absolute luxury, with the Infinite Balcony that reaches the water’s edge and modern furnishings to make you feel right at home.
Travel based on Cruise Departure 30 October 2023
Prices are per person twin share in NZD based on travel from Auckland unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to availability and currency fluctuations & subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Accommodation is subject to change and availability.
Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur. Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.
Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.
Please note that a majority of US based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.
Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.
All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from New Zealand.