There is something totally serene and beautiful about being on the ocean. Even though I am not an experienced seafarer, I have been on enough boats to know that they have an incredibly calming effect on me – some might say it is the Pisces in me but I am convinced it runs even deeper than that. Being at sea has an amazing way of calming the mind, looking ahead to the horizon not only brings things into perspective in a way nothing else can but watching the sunset beyond it also has to be one of the most romantic, enchanting views of all time. So what could be better than experiencing this for a whole week, and at the same time taking in the mouth-watering destinations that Italy has to offer?

Enter Celebrity Cruises’ luxury cruising experience. If you love modern luxury, outstanding service and a choice of inspirational global destinations to explore, a Celebrity Cruise will be your perfect holiday. Their attention to detail is second to none (they weren’t voted Ocean Cruise Line of the Year by readers of Food & Travel Magazine in 2018 for nothing) and the outstanding accommodation will have you feeling rested and relaxed in no time at all.

This summer, why not book aboard their Venice to Rome route? Starting in iconic Venice, you’ll spend the night in a sought-after hotel next to the idyllic canal, before you’ll be taken along the historic waterways on a gondola. Next stop is Croatia’s Split, followed by Kotor and then Corfu from where you can soak up the Byzantine churches, Venetian fortresses, and picturesque coastline. Before returning back to Italy with a stop in Naples, the home of the Pizza! And finishing your cruise in Rome – home to some of the most spectacular architecture that exists not to mention cobbled streets filled with fashionable little boutiques and hidden cafes.

Plus, they even have a staff to guest ratio of 1:2 meaning that someone will always be on hand should you require any assistance – be that booking in for a special evening meal to helping you find the perfect gelato when you step ashore the Italian coastline.

Their UK-based call centre is staffed by Personal Cruise Specialists. They’re always on hand to help you choose the perfect holiday, and answer any questions you might have. And with a 4.7/5 star rating for customer service on Feefo, you’ll experience excellent service even before you set sail.

Plan your 7-day luxury cruising experience from Venice to Rome with Celebrity Cruises.

words by Sadie Reid

Luxury Cruising - The Best Way To Explore Europe In 7 Days