Celebrity Cruises from Galveston, Texas travel to various destinations and ports of call in the Panama Canal and the Transatlantic. Frequent ports of call during Celebrity Cruises Sailing from Galveston to the Panama Canal include locations in Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama and the Grand Cayman. Popular destinations during Celebrity Cruises Sailing from Galveston to the Transatlantic include ports in Florida, the Bahamas, Portugal, Spain, the Azores and Italy. Celebrity Cruises from Galveston often sail with scheduled travel itineraries lasting eleven or sixteen nights. Besides offering wonderful shore excursions in these various exotic locations, Celebrity Cruises from Galveston are renowned for an incredible experience on-board the Galaxy ship.
Ranked among the top ships in the cruise line industry, Celebrity's Galaxy is also renowned for its exquisite dining venues, excellent entertainment facilities, top rate service and gracious accommodations. Whether it's sailing to the romantic locales in Rome or exotic villages in Cozumel, a Celebrity Galaxy cruise from Galveston guarantees an exhilarating and memorable time during a family vacation, group outing or solo expedition.
Once the principal southwest port in the 19th century, Galveston once again bustles on the water. Celebrity guests can engage in some wonderful activities in this city which has recently become a popular vacation destination because of its many beach resorts. Noted for the southern hospitality of its residents, Galveston offers its visitors a wonderful opportunity to visit the Space Center in nearby Houston. Passengers on Celebrity Cruises from Galveston can also explore the Moody Gardens, a 10-story pyramid of rainforests and different habitats which feature sharks, seals and tropical birds.
Celebrity Cruises Sailing from Galveston to the Panama Canal are 11-night affairs to one of the most important creations by man. The Panama Canal is a 51 mile (82 km) canal which cuts through the Isthmus of Panama and connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean in Central America. While it is speculated that the groundwork for building the Canal began in the 1500s, the Panama Canal was not officially opened until August 15, 1914.
Not only does the Panama Canal save some 18,000 miles at sea from a trip to San Francisco to New York, but it also affords ships the luxury of not having to sail the dangerous route between the Drake Passage and Cape Horn in South America. Servicing over 12,000 ships per year, the Panama Canal has seen an approximate 800,000 ships pass through it since its completion.
With this review of the Panama Canal in mind, 11-day Celebrity Cruises from Galveston spend a day at sea before visiting Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico. Located twelve miles off the southern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Cozumel is renowned for its inviting waters, ideal for diving and other water sports activities. South of Cancun and Cozumel, Costa Maya is the site of ancient Mayan ruins, ancient villages and ideal beaches and lagoons.
From Costa Maya, Celebrity Cruises Sailing from Galveston to the Panama Canal visit Puerto Limon, Costa Rica before spending some time cruising the canal. Famous for its preserved rainforests and bird sanctuaries, Puerto Limon and its majesty are the perfect precursor for the Panama Canal, one of the most spectacular and yet arduous creations of all time. After a day marveling at the Panama Canal, this cruise sails to Cristobal Pier in Panama. Servicing the cities of Panama City and Colon, Cristobal Pier provides a wonderful combination of coastal majesty and interior beauty.
After visiting Cristobal Pier, Celebrity Cruises from Galveston to the Panama Canal then spend a day at sea before visiting Grand Cayman. Once a popular hangout for pirates, Grand Cayman is equally popular nowadays for its duty-free shopping, wonderful beaches and Stingray City, where guests can mingle with tamed stingrays. After another two days at sea, this cruise wraps up where it all began, in wonderful Galveston. Celebrity Cruises Sailing from Galveston to the Panama Canal often travel in the month of April.
Celebrity Cruises Sailing from Galveston to the Transatlantic are 16-day affairs to popular destinations like Key West, Florida, Nassau in the Bahamas, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Lisbon, Portugal and Palma de Mallorca, Spain. This cruise then concludes in the most romantic city in Italy: Rome.
Celebrity Cruises from Galveston to the Transatlantic first spend a day at sea before visiting Key West and Nassau. Once a popular destination for rum smugglers, Key West is currently a renowned spot for world travellers alike because of its sandy beaches and coral reef ecosystem. The capital of the Bahamas, Nassau is famous for its inviting waters, diverse shops and exquisite dining. In other words, when people conjure images of the Bahamas as an exotic paradise, Nassau often translates as this realistic vision.
After visiting Nassau, Celebrity Cruises Sailing from Galveston to the Transatlantic travel to Ponta Delgada, Azores, Lisbon, Portugal and Palma De Mallorca, Spain in-between eight combined days at sea. Located on the island of Sao Miguel, Ponta Delgada is marked by volcanic craters, lush gardens and crystal lakes. The capital of Portugal, Lisbon offers a perfect combination of old and new. While in Lisbon, tour the historic cobblestone district of Baixa or visit the posh resort cities of Cascais and Estorill. Located on the Balearic Island, Palma de Mallorca is famous for La Seu, a Gothic cathedral which was believed to take 500 years to build.
After traveling to these marvelous destinations, Celebrity Cruises Sailing from Galveston to the Transatlantic wrap up in Rome. Once the hub of ancient civilization, Rome bustles with some of the most popular attractions in the world, from Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel to St. Peter's Basilica. Tour the Vatican city or visit the Colosseum, once the defining point for Roman gladiators and now an intriguing tourist destination.
Celebrity Cruises Sailing from Galveston to the Transatlantic often travel during the month of May.
Celebrity Cruises from Galveston set sail on the Galaxy ship. Inaugurated on December 21, 1996, the Galaxy vessel can accommodate just under 1900 people. This 866-foot vessel can sail at a maximum speed of 21.5 knots when cruising to the Panama Canal and the Transatlantic. The Galaxy houses such unique features as the Orion Restaurant, an AquaSpa, online internet centers and Michael's Club. The Galaxy also offers other intriguing features like a golf simulator, the Rendezvous Lounge and the Cova Cafédi Milano. As for staterooms, the Galaxy provides a variety of options, from inside cabins and deluxe ocean views to penthouse and royal suites. With accommodations for families as well, the Galaxy ship provides excellent opportunities for much needed, family cruising vacations.
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