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Journey to Milan, Lake Como, Dubrovnik and Florence

15 or 31 Nights featuring Milan, Lake Como, Modena, Ravenna, Dubrovnik, Kotor and Florence

Includes: International Airfare, Hotel, Tours, Transfers and More!

Land Program: Includes Full-day Guided Tours on Most Days

Start Date: October 16, 2025
(Sailing October 20, 2025)

About This Journey

Join us on an epicurean adventure to Northern Italy’s scenic beauty, cultural highlights and culinary delights! Begin your adventure in the enchanting city of Milan. From the iconic Duomo’s marble spires to the masterpiece “Last Supper” painted by Leonardo da Vinci, Milan weaves a magical tapestry of art, fashion and history that leaves visitors spellbound. Venturing outside of the bustling city, we will also spend a day in the charming lakeside towns of Como and Bellagio where you’ll bask in the scenery of enchanting villas, lush gardens and the dramatic landscape of the surrounding Alps. Our route will then take us through the heart of the Emilia-Romagna region and the towns of Parma, known for its Parmesan cheese and prosciutto de Parma, and Modena, known for its balsamic vinegar. We will wine and dine our way through the culinary heart of Italy before concluding our tour in the “capital of mosaics”, Ravenna. Then, embark on the Celebrity Constellation for an unforgettable 11-night cruise to Croatia, Montenegro and Italy. On your exclusive full-day shore excursion in Dubrovnik, explore the main sights of the historic Old Town and then visit a family run farm to enjoy an afternoon of lively music and scrumptious homemade dishes. Disembark in Rome, or book a back-to-back cruise and sail all the way to Tampa, FL. Either way, this Journey is sure to inspire as you visit some of the most enchanting destinations in Europe.

31 Night Journey with Optional Cruise Extension Also Available–See Itinerary Option 2 for Details!

Visits: 38550, Constellation, Celebrity, Milan, Ravenna, Zadar, Dubrovnik, Split, Kotor, Sicily (Messina), Naples, Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Rome, Cartagena, Malaga, Ponta Delgada, Royal Naval Dockyard, Nassau, Tampa

Journey to Milan, Lake Como, Dubrovnik and Florence

Itinerary

Start Date: October 16, 2025
(Sailing October 20, 2025)

Day Port Arrival Departure
1 Arrive Milan – Transfer to Hotel and Welcome Dinner
2 Milan – City Tour
3 Milan – Tour to Lake Como and Bellagio
4 Milan to Ravenna – Enroute tour of Modena and Cheese Factory
5 Ravenna – Transfer to Port for Embarkation 5:00 PM
6 Zadar, Croatia 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
7 Dubrovnik, Croatia – Shore Excursion 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
8 Split, Croatia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
9 Kotor, Montenegro 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
10 At Sea
11 Sicily (Messina), Italy 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
12 Naples, Italy 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
13 At Sea
14 Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy 7:00 AM
15 Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy 5:00 PM
16 Rome, Italy – Disembarkation and Transfer to Airport 5:00 AM

Interested in the land program without the cruise? Call us for a quote.

Land Program

Day 1 – Arrive Milan

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. After check-in, you’ll have time to get settled in before joining your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (D)

Note: if you wish to spend more time in Milan, ask your Personal Vacation Manager about the optional hotel extension – which will add one or two nights to your Milan hotel stay.

Day 2 – Milan

Castello Sforzesco

Castello Sforzesco

After breakfast at your hotel, set off to learn more about this fascinating city that is part cutting-edge fashion, part historical and part trendy. Our first stop will be at the Castello Sforzesco, the most famous castle in Milan. Built in the 15th century by Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan, it was once one of the largest citadels in Europe. We will then continue to the famous Duomo. This extravagant Gothic cathedral took over six centuries to complete, as construction started in 1386 and was not completed until 1965. It is the second largest church in Europe, behind St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, but its most impressive feature is arguably the 135 marble spires that crown the white decorative façade. Finally, we will pass by the popular Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the world’s oldest shopping malls. The Galleria is often nicknamed “Il Salotto di Milano”, due to its numerous shops and importance as a common Milanese meeting and dining place. You will then enjoy some free time to enjoy the city and have lunch on your own.

Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie

Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie

This evening, you’re in for a treat! An impressive visit to one of the most important and striking art works of Italian art history will be arranged for our group. We will have the opportunity to view one of the most extraordinary masterpieces of Italian art: the “Last Supper” painted by Leonardo da Vinci in 1495. The fresco, now housed in the refectory of St. Mary of the Graces’ Monastery, has gone through many restorations throughout the years. The Church and Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, the home of Leonardo’s Last Supper, has been listed as part of UNESCO’s Worldwide Heritage since 1980 and is an exceptional work of human creativity and genius. After our visit, we will then sit down to dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)

Day 3 – Milan

Lake Como

Lake Como

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you will be transported by coach from bustling Milan to the peaceful, almost fairy-tale setting of Lake Como, only 1.5 hours away. At the foot of the Alps, this magical place has attracted the wealthy for hundreds of years. Their opulent villas and gardens dot the peaceful shoreline of glacial waters, set against a dramatic mountainous landscape. Our first stop will be at the town of Bellagio, a small jewel located on the promontory that separates the two southern branches of Lake Como. It is one of the most glamorous and romantic destinations in Lombardy and Italy. In fact, the well-known “Pearl of Lake Como” is home to a colorful historic center, beautiful gardens, charming neighborhoods and much more. After the visit, board your private motorboat to see snow peaked mountains and luxury lakeside villas from the water and reach the town of Como. After a brief walking tour, we will sit down to lunch at a local restaurant. After a tranquil visit to the lake region, we will transfer back to Milan for an evening at your leisure. (B, L)

Day 4 – Milan to Ravenna

balsamic vinegar

Balsamic Vinegar

This morning we will transfer from Milan to Ravenna. This route takes us through the heart of the Emilia-Romagna region and the towns of Parma, known for its Parmesan cheese and prosciutto de Parma, and Modena, known for its balsamic vinegar. A stop will be made at a local cheese factory, where you’ll learn about how the famous cheeses are made and enjoy a tasting of the world-renowned Parmigiano Reggiano. We will then visit the town of Modena for a walking tour and lunch at a local restaurant before visiting a balsamic vinegar factory for a tasting. After a day of delicious taste-testing, we will then continue to Ravenna. Check in to the hotel and then join the group once more for a delicious farewell dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 5 – Ravenna Embarkation

Church of San Vitale in Classe

Church of San Vitale in Classe

Ravenna is known as the “mosaic city” because of the stunning 5th-6th century mosaics that decorate the walls of its churches and monuments. After breakfast, we will enjoy a walking tour of some of most important and impressive monuments of Ravenna. We’ll see the Church of San Vitale in Classe, decorated by the most important Byzantine mosaics, and the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, a little temple built by the Empress of The Western Roman Empire. After the morning tour we will transfer to the port, where you will board the Celebrity Constellation for an 11-night cruise to Rome. (B)

Day 6 – Cruising onboard the Celebrity Constellation (see below for cruise highlights)
Day 7 – Dubrovnik Shore Excursion

Sponza Palace

Sponza Palace

After breakfast on board, disembark and set off with your local guide on the most exclusive shore excursion in Dubrovnik. First, you will tour the pedestrian-only Dubrovnik Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Center. Along the way, stop and admire the exteriors of the Sponza Palace, notable for its column courtyard with elaborate stone carvings, the Church of Saint Blaise, Onofriou’s Fountain, and more. You’ll also have a chance to visit the Dominican Monastery Museum with its Renaissance masterpieces, the famous Franciscan Monastery built in 1360 with its Romanesque cloister, and the collection of relics in gold and silver located in the Cathedral’s Treasury.

 

grape brandy

grape brandy

After boarding our private coach, depart the town for a scenic drive to Cilipi Village. Here, you will visit a Family Village Estate, situated in the green and fertile Konavle Valley in an old stone block of houses that is well-blended with its surroundings. The building’s oldest part is several centuries old, and the authentic interior illustrates rural life. The family has lived in their traditional style home for generations, working the land, producing grape brandy, olive oil and wine in the same way that their ancestors did. This is a great opportunity to see how people have lived in this verdant valley for centuries, exploring the garden and viewing the family’s large collection of implements and wine barrels. Your gracious host and chef will present local specialties, mostly home-grown, that will be prepared and cooked just for you! Using the traditional Peka, an iron bell covered with hot coals, he will prepare several of the menu items such as the local Prsut, a smoked ham, bread and the main course. Wine from their own vineyards will be expertly paired with this delicious meal. As you settle into your meal, a pleasant ambience of local music and traditional folklore will commence, making you feel right at home. Return to your ship with a new appreciation for the area and its people. (L)

Day 8-15 – Cruising onboard the Celebrity Constellation (see below for cruise highlights)
Day 16 – Rome Disembarkation

Enjoy breakfast onboard, then disembark the Celebrity Constellation and transfer to the airport for your return flight home. Optional 2 night Rome hotel extension available, see “special offers” section for details.

For meals not included in your land programs, all hotels chosen include a restaurant on property where you may relax and enjoy a meal. In addition, your guide is available to make suggestions on nearby dining, shopping or sightseeing.

Port Highlights

Zadar, Croatia

Zadar, Croatia

Zadar, Croatia: Located on the Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic Sea, Zadar is a Roman-era city with a modern and youthful vibe. Stroll along its beautiful tree-lined promenade. Start at The Sea Organ, an art installation consisting of 35 pipes cut into the promenade. Soothing chords become a cacophony when the waves are choppy, creating an unpredictable concert orchestrated by the sea. Classical sights include the Roman forum, of which only a few columns and an altar remain.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia – Exclusive Shore Excursion: Your Enrichment Journey package includes an exclusive shore excursion in Dubrovnik. For a full description, see the “Land Program Details” section above.

Split, Croatia

Split, Croatia

Split, Croatia: Lined with palm trees, this Adriatic seaside town is also a cultural mecca. Within the walls of the Diocletian Palace, you’ll discover historical buildings, numerous museums, the National Theatre and a collection of old churches. Culture, beauty, natural wonder–your Split cruise has it all. The mixture of old and new is very pronounced here. Everywhere there are signs and evidence left behind from the city’s previous conquerors namely the Romans and Austro-Hungarians and there is no better place to view them than in Split’s Old City.

Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor, Montenegro: The town’s history dates back before the epic age of Homer, but it’s the medieval wonders in Old Kotor that draw acclaim today. Marbled avenues meander with no apparent order, and, even for locals, it’s quite common to get turned around. The good news is, few places are more fun to get lost in than Kotor. Cruises to Montenegro would not be complete without sampling the local cuisine. Fresh seafood is always on the menu and the “domestic fish thick soup” is a tradition not to be missed. Old churches, shops, and bars line the avenues, and don’t be surprised to wander upon a charming piazza right out of the blue.

Sicily (Messina), Italy

Sicily (Messina), Italy

Sicily (Messina), Italy: Located in northeastern Sicily on the slopes of the Peloritani Mountains, Messina is an ancient place with a fascinating history. Walk by the ruins of the Santa Maria Alemanna Church, built in 1220 A.D. You’ll also want to see the Duomo, a Romanesque and Norman cathedral that includes a display of artifacts in its treasury.

Naples, Italy

Naples, Italy

Naples, Italy: Start with a trip into the basement of the San Lorenzo Maggiore church where you’ll find a partially excavated Roman market and a little deeper, just below the Roman ruins, you’ll find remnants from the Greeks to discover. And in the region where pizza was first invented, you know the food is going to be incredible. Whether you’re looking for a thin, wood-fired Margherita pie, spaghetti alle vongole or a zeppole dusted with confectioner’s sugar, Naples and her bountiful edible treasures is sure to please.

Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy

Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy

Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy: Located in central Italy and the capital of the Tuscany region, Florence is the birthplace of history’s most important cultural and intellectual awakening–the Renaissance. There’s so much to see and appreciate on your cruise to Florence. Whether standing in awe of Brunelleschi’s red cathedral dome on Piazza del Duomo or contemplating Michelangelo’s sublime hand in any of his masterworks, you will know that you are in the presence of one of the world’s great cities. The breathtaking scenery and all the romance conjured by the city’s streets, bridges, and buildings will not disappoint.

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy: Civitavecchia was settled in 108 A.D. by the Emperor Trajan and has since served faithfully as a gateway to Rome, the capital of Italy. Once the center of the Ancient World from which emperors ruled over nearly all of western civilization, Rome is still a cultural mecca. Only a few cities in the world can boast such a well-preserved level of architecture, art, and religious iconography. There’s an enormous wealth of culture and history to discover on a cruise to Rome.

Journey to Milan, Lake Como, Dubrovnik and Florence

Included Features

  • International airfare, transfers and baggage handling
  • 4-night pre-cruise land program in Italy
    • Milan, Italy: 3-night hotel stay
      • Welcome dinner
      • Full-day city tour of Milan
      • Full-day tour to Lake Como
    • Ravenna, Italy: 1-night hotel stay
      • Enroute food tour to Modena and cheese factory
      • Half-day walking tour of Ravenna
  • Tour Leader throughout pre-cruise land program and Local Tour Hosts during included tours
  • Most meals while on tour (see itinerary highlights) and all meals while onboard
  • 11-night sailing aboard the Celebrity Constellation
    • Exclusive full-day guided shore excursion in Dubrovnik, specially created for Enrichment Journeys guests
    • 10% off shore excursions (see “special offers”)
    • Drinks and Wi-Fi are All Included on Celebrity Cruises
    • Ask about extending your cruise! Sail on a back-to-back cruise and add a 16-night transatlantic cruise, visiting ports like Cartagena, Malaga, Azores and Bermuda before disembarking in Tampa. Talk to a Personal Vacation Manager for details about these cruise extension options.

  • Special Offer for Journeys on Celebrity Cruises—Ends 7/31!
    • Sail with up to $1,400 Onboard Credit and a $200 Visa Gift Card with Exclusive Tips on 2024 Sailings + Drinks and Wi-Fi—All Included. Learn More ➤

Journey to Milan, Lake Como, Dubrovnik and Florence

What to Expect on Your Trip

Pacing

Pacing 5 Out of 5

 

5 out of 5 – Land program Includes Full-day Guided Tours on Most Days

The overall pace is active, as most days include a full-day tour. Guests should be prepared to walk a couple miles per day while on full-day tours. Breakfast is always included at the hotel. Some additional meals will be included, while other meals may be at your leisure. All hotels will have a restaurant on property where you may dine. If you wish to go out, your guide is available to make suggestions for nearby dining.

During the cruise you will have a mix of relaxing days at sea and exciting days on land to explore the port cities. You may choose from optional shore excursions, which will allow for cultural immersion, exotic meals and numerous activities.

Physical Activity

The land portion of the trip should be considered active and includes a considerable amount of walking. Enrichment Journeys will do everything in our power to ensure comfort through our third-party providers, including air-conditioned buses and comfortable accommodations where applicable. However, some areas cannot be accessed by coach, so our drivers will get you as close to sites as is legally allowed. Sensible, rubber-soled walking shoes are strongly recommended. Historical sites often do not have elevators, escalators, or ramps due to the age of the building/structure. Steps can be steep and uneven. Based on crowds and traffic, order of visits may be changed.

Wheelchair access at many sites is limited to extremely limited. A fold-up wheelchair may be able to be stored on the bus but requires prior arrangements. Guests must be able to transfer from their chair to the transportation. Guides/drivers are not allowed to lift or push wheelchairs, so guests requiring physical assistance must travel with a companion who can assist. Motorized wheelchairs and scooters cannot be accommodated on this group program.

For the cruise portion of the trip, passengers will board and leave the ship up stairways and gangways, and you may have to walk a moderate distance to transfer to train, bus and car stations. Time spent on the road and traveling can be long, so you will need to be prepared for stretches of down time in between destinations.

Cultural Focus

Italy is an enchanting region where terrain reaches from snowy heights to seaside lagoons, with farms, villages and trend-starting cities in between. Food and wine take on a new meaning to many visitors as they taste slow cooked items made from scratch, and taste wine less than 100 yards from where the grape was grown. Masterpieces that have changed the world, including art, architecture, music and fashion, originated here. You will encounter dishes and ingredients typical to the region that you may not have encountered before, and you will be introduced to local artistry of the region. Enrichment Journeys encourages an open mind when in unique situations and meeting people abroad. Sometimes the attractions, beaches, and cities themselves can be crowded, especially while on the cruise.

Unique Factors

If you have special needs or physical limitations, you will need to check in with your personal vacation manager before booking the trip. The temperature can vary between day and night, so pack accordingly with items that can be layered. Some guests may wish to have a light sweater or windbreaker with them.

Transportation

International Airfare:

While on tour:

Milan to Ravenna: 3.5-hour coach transfer

Please note that these times are approximate and only reflect the transportation time. Our trip may be longer due to stops for sightseeing along the way.

International Airfare:

Included international airfare is from select airports only. To inquire about a different airport, please contact your Personal Vacation Manager.

Enrichment Journeys is committed to providing remarkable experiences at extraordinary value. As a result, airlines and routes are selected to maximize that value and may involve multiple stops and extended layovers versus non-stop or direct flights. Passengers wishing to utilize specific carriers, direct/non-stop flights, Business Class upgrades, or to extend their time in any of our beginning or ending destination cities may do so by contacting Enrichment Journeys and inquiring about the Custom Airfare Program. There is a $100 per person charge for this service, however this charge will be applied toward any flights or upgrades you choose to purchase. The $100 charge must be paid prior to receiving a custom air quote.

Journey to Milan, Lake Como, Dubrovnik and Florence

Ask about receiving 10% off all shore excursions from Shore Excursions Group!

Special Offer for Journeys on Celebrity Cruises—Ends 7/31!

Sail with up to $1,400 Onboard Credit and a $200 Visa Gift Card Exclusively from Us.

Drinks & Wi-Fi are All Included on Celebrity Cruises. 2024 departures also receive Exclusive Tips from Enrichment Journeys!

 

All guests must choose the same package type. View Celebrity Terms and Conditions. Offer expires July 31, 2024 or when sold out.

Journey to Milan, Lake Como, Dubrovnik and Florence

Extend Your Cruise by 16 Nights! (see option 2 under Itinerary)

Visit the ports of Cartagena, Malaga, Azores and Bermuda. Speak to a Personal Vacation Manager for details.

1-night Milan Extension (pre)

Want an extra day to adjust to the new time zone? With this optional extension you will arrive to Milan a day early and have one extra day to relax at the hotel before the tour starts. Note: tours are not included. Price of $245 per person (based on double occupancy) includes:

  • 1-night hotel accommodations in Milan with daily breakfast
  • Private transfer from airport to hotel

2-night Rome Extension (post)

Although you will disembark the ship in Rome, the itinerary does not include any time there. With this optional extension you will stay for 2 nights in Rome after your cruise, giving you time to explore the city on your own before flying home. Note: tours are not included. Price of $595 per person (based on double occupancy) includes:

  • 2-night hotel accommodations in Rome with daily breakfast
  • Private transfer from ship to hotel and hotel to airport

Journey to Milan, Lake Como, Dubrovnik and Florence

Dates & Prices

Itinerary Option 1 (15 Nights)

10/16/2025 Retail Value EJ Price Savings Per Person Single Rates
Veranda (V2) $11,065 $8,299 $2,766 CALL FOR DETAILS
Aqua Class (A2) $11,065 $8,299 $2,766 CALL FOR DETAILS
Concierge Class (C3) $11,465 $8,599 $2,866 CALL FOR DETAILS
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Itinerary Option 2 (31 Nights)

10/8/2024 Retail Value EJ Price Savings Per Person Single Rates
Veranda (V2) $13,865 $10,399 $3,466 CALL FOR DETAILS
Aqua Class (A2) $13,999 $10,499 $3,500 CALL FOR DETAILS
Concierge Class (C3) $14,532 $10,899 $3,633 CALL FOR DETAILS
Suite CALL TODAY TO REQUEST A QUOTE

Prices are in USD and are based on double occupancy.

Interested in the land program without the cruise? Call us for a quote.

Air Add-Ons
City Add-On City Add-On City Add-On
Atlanta $250 Houston Intercontinental $300 Philadelphia $300
Boston $250 John F. Kennedy $0 San Francisco $450
Chicago $300 Los Angeles $400 Seattle $450
Dallas-Ft. Worth $300 Orlando $350 Toronto $300
Newark $250 Miami $250 Vancouver $450
Washington – Dulles $250
– Business Class Air Available on Request
– Additional Gateways Available on Request
– Air Add-On Rates are subject to change without notice. While we try to include the most common airports by default, we have many clients coming from different parts of the country. If you desire air from an unlisted airport, you must first reserve your Enrichment Journey with one of the listed airports as your default gateway and then ask, or have your Travel Agent ask, Enrichment Journeys to provide a quote for your preferred gateway.

All prices on our website and e-Journey Travel Guide are subject to change without notice. While we make every effort to provide you the most accurate and up-to-date information, occasionally, a trip or pricing category may be misprinted or unavailable at the time of booking. In the event of an incorrect price due to typographical, photographic, or technical error, or error in pricing information received from our suppliers, we retain the right to correct the price and to refuse or cancel any bookings placed at the incorrect price. In addition, all offers, prices, and conditions of sale may be subject to change without notice including tours, included features, highlights, minimum or maximum stays, itinerary, times in port, and/or other conditions/restrictions.

Journey to Milan, Lake Como, Dubrovnik and Florence

The following hotel list is preliminary and subject to change. Although we contract for hotels a year or more in advance, unforeseen circumstances do occasionally require a change of hotel. Should it be necessary to change a hotel, one of equal quality or value will be substituted and you will receive confirmed hotel information with your final itinerary.

Accommodations

UNAHOTELS Cusani Milano

Via Cusani 13 20121 – Milano Lombardia

Tel: +39 0285601

Email: Hotel.Cusani@unahotels.it

Ideally situated between the Duomo and Castello Sforzesco, Cusani Milano is perfect for exploring Milan’s historic centre.

With its modern, spacious bedrooms and suites, renowned restaurant, meeting and business facilities and fully equipped fitness room, UNAHOTELS Cusani Milano promises its guests a refined and comfortable stay filled with Italian charm and luxury.

Hotel Palazzo Bezzi

Via di Roma 45, 48121 Ravenna RA, Italia

Tel: +39 0544 36926

Email: info@palazzobezzi.it

The utmost attention to the guest and the high-quality service are essential values because the hotel’s mission is the customer’s complete satisfaction.

This can be perceived from the outset: the staff is kind, always helpful and distinctive for its warm welcome.

Cleanliness and attention to detail is the staff’s specialty. Here you will find comfort, discretion and elegance. History and modernity blend together, creating pleasant and fascinating atmospheres that will make your stay unique.

Celebrity Constellation

Cruise Line: Celebrity

Since its inception in 1989, Celebrity has held true to its original commitment of taking the very best aspects of classic, elegant cruising and updating them to reflect current lifestyles. In 1997, they merged with Royal Caribbean International to form Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. What sets Celebrity apart from other vacation choices today is the cruise line’s passionate dedication to providing guests with a cruise experience that embodies modern luxury. This has become the definition of Celebrity Cruises and has set the worldwide standard for today’s expression of what first made cruising famous—high quality, superior design, spacious accommodations, grand style, attentive service and exceptional cuisine. Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the mark of contemporary spaces that are at once coolly sophisticated and warmly inviting. Where the culinary experience is influenced by global cuisines and designed by their Michelin-starred chef. Where their staff provides seamless and intuitive service that’s both personal and unobtrusive. Where everything is designed to provide an unparalleled Relaxed Luxurysm resort at sea experience. Celebrity’s 15 award-winning ships offer unique experiences in more than 300 destinations on all seven continents.

Ship: Celebrity Constellation

Discover a vacation like no other aboard Celebrity Constellation®. Set sail and experience luxury at every turn. Enjoy unforgettable spaces, world-class amenities, and all of the distinct features that make our cruises so incredible. Relax and unwind in stylish accommodations that include Concierge Class and our spa-inspired AquaClass® with exclusive clean cuisine dining at Blu. Our luxurious suite experience, The Retreat®, features private restaurant dining and 24/7 lounge. Enjoy dining options that include distinctive restaurants with menus crafted by Michelin-starred chefs and an award-winning wine collection. Surrender your senses and feel rejuvenated with soothing spa treatments and therapies at The Spa. And that’s not all. Enjoy shopping at the finest boutiques and family-fun activities, including cooking classes, and recreational games, such as archery, Silent Disco, STEM, and theatrical events. Set sail and come back rejuvenated with a whole new level of vacation relaxation.

Journey to Milan, Lake Como, Dubrovnik and Florence

Before You Go

Money Matters

How you handle your currency and financials while on the trip is up to you. Some people prefer to exchange all their money in advance, while others will rely solely on credit cards. Consider calling your bank ahead of time to make them aware of your international travel, especially when using cards or withdrawing money.

ATM Machines

These are often readily available, especially in major cities. Some will charge fees on top of what your hometown bank may charge for using ATMs abroad. Look for well-marked machines that have the Visa or MasterCard symbols.

Foreign Banks

Currency can be exchanged at most banks, if needed. Ask a local host or tour manager if there is a nearby bank that is open.

Credit Cards

During your trip, you’ll find that most major credit cards are accepted. Call your specific card issuer ahead of time to find out its limitations and benefits overseas.

Incidentals

Do be aware that some additional charges for mini-bars, laundry and room service will not be included in the tour package. Plan accordingly for these extra charges.

Packing Guidelines

Pack as simply as possible for easy transfers and customs screenings. Check with your domestic and international carriers regarding baggage guidelines, allowances, and check for additional fees. All bags will be screened before boarding flights and the cruise ship.

What to pack

Basics and layers are key to a comfortable Journey. Be sure to check the weather in the destinations you will visit, and pack accordingly. There are always unpredictable variables as well, so make sure you have one sturdy jacket and an outfit for a formal occasion too, just in case.

Here are a few key items to take on your trip:

  • Raincoat/poncho
  • Hooded jacket/fleece pullover
  • Pants with pockets
  • Skirt with pockets
  • Hat with visor & sunscreen/bug spray
  • Warm socks
  • Sturdy sandals
  • Practical shoes for walking/easy hiking
  • Extra pair of prescription sunglasses and/or glasses (if needed)
  • Camera(s)

Have back-ups for everything to avoid disappointment. Charge batteries in advance and bring extra film or digital memory cards. If bringing a high-end camera, consider investing in insurance to protect your asset.

Luggage Screening Process

To pass through screening, have liquids either in small containers and bagged, or in checked luggage. All valuables necessary for the trip should be on your person at all times, if possible. This includes medications and documentation. We recommend one main bag and a carry-on, per airline guidelines for weight and size.

Labeling

Have all your bags labeled with your name and address clearly marked. Add something to you luggage that is recognizable in the event your bags are misplaced. You may also consider marking your bags with “Enrichment Journeys” for efficiency.

Carry-on items

In many countries, including the US, large liquid containers are not allowed in carry-ons. On the way back into The States, food or agriculture items are prohibited. If you have questions about a certain item, visit www.tsa.gov for a list of items that cannot be packed.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are included as part of your Enrichment Journey. Local representatives will advise you of the departure time from your hotel the night before departure. Generally speaking, arrangements have been made to have you at the airport approximately three hours in advance of departure, though this may vary depending on local circumstances. At the end of the cruise, an airport transfer will also be provided. Please advise your Personal Vacation Manager if you do not require transfer arrangements at the time of booking your Journey.

Cell phones

Some cell phones will work overseas, but incur additional charges for the use. Choose whether you would like to add an international plan by calling your carrier, or consider purchasing a pay-as-you-go phone overseas. However, in some destinations, many smartphones and tablets can pick up wireless Internet for free.

Protecting the Value of Your Travel Investment

Enrichment Journeys offers a comprehensive travel insurance package you can purchase alongside your trip. It eases the mind and lets you cancel your trip for a covered reason up until the departure date with a full refund of the Journey.

The insurance covers a wide variety of incidents, including travel delay, emergency medical services, and even baggage delay. You will also receive a pre-existing medical conditions waiver if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit. For a full list of coverage provided, visit the FAQ section of the website.

Medical Issues and Handicaps

As with any extensive trip abroad, our excursions with Enrichment Journeys will require some physical capabilities, including transfers from cruise ships, walking on cobblestone streets and navigating through some busy cities with guides. Although we encourage all types of travelers to join us, we do ask you are aware of your own physical limitations. Unfortunately, we cannot provide individual care to those who may have walkers, wheelchairs or other aids. Enrichment Journeys also cannot accommodate pregnant women past their six month gestation period. Please speak with one of our Personal Vacation Managers to see if certain itineraries are suitable for you and your needs. We are happy to suggest other viable options for you that are more accessible.

Per the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, travelers have the right to be reasonably accommodated in terms of tours in public situations. However, the laws do not apply for trips and outside the United States. So you must let Enrichment Journeys know ahead of time of any physical limitations, including information added to our questionnaire that needs to be filled out by all passengers. Failure to inform Enrichment Journeys of these limitations could result in refusal to participate, whether it be at the airport through the airline, on board the ship or at the accommodations booked.

If you have any sort of prescription medication, this should be a number one priority in packing. Bring extra, just in case. A small medical kit is also advisable for quick access to remedy minor aches and pains.

Briefing sessions

A local host or tour manager will be happy to guide you through the trip and answer all of your questions. Upon arrival to your destination, an Enrichment Journeys representative will meet with the group and go over items such as the daily schedule, weather and local customs.

Hotels

All hotels booked by Enrichment Journeys are held to a high standard of comfort and quality, in accordance to international accommodation standards and rating systems. However, each accommodation varies so you may experience various types of properties throughout your excursions.

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Regional Information

Travel Documentation

Have your passport and visas ready and available at all checkpoints. Scan and copy these documents to print out. It is recommended that you e-mail a copy to yourself and someone back home in the event these documents are misplaced. Also, it may be worth bringing an international ID or license.

Passport and Visa

To travel internationally, you must have a passport in good condition, and it must be valid for at least 6 months after the last day of your trip. Visa requirements change frequently and for various reasons. As a result, our Personal Vacation Managers are not always able to provide visa information, and you should not rely on the information provided below to be the most current and accurate. The best way to obtain up-to-date information regarding visa requirements is to visit the official US government website for Americans traveling abroad, Travel.State.Gov, (Canadian citizens should visit https://travel.gc.ca/, for all other countries please visit your government website or local embassy), which details specific information on the countries you would like to visit, including visa requirements.

You may also use a third-party visa service. These services require an additional service fee but make the process of applying for a visa much simpler.

Note: as of March 2024, U.S. and Canadian passport holders traveling to Europe’s Schengen Zone may have to obtain an electronic travel authorization (ETIAS) for travel starting in May 2025.If you Journey in completed before that date, you may not need the e-visa, however we encourage you to verify at the official website listed below as the requirements may change. More information can be found at https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/etias/

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are recommended to protect one’s health from preventable diseases abroad. It is always good to have routine vaccinations up to date when traveling for ailments such as chickenpox, measles, and the flu shot. Use your own discretion when deciding on what vaccinations to have based on your preferences and personal medical history. During your Enrichment Journeys tour, the utmost care will be taken with prepared food, atmosphere and other elements, so the likelihood of contracting diseases is scarce.

For a list of recommended vaccinations based on destination, visit https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel or feel free to contact the Center for Disease Control and Prevention directly at 1-800-232-4636.

Electric Current

You will need an adaptor for some parts of your trip. To see what the plugs will look like at your destination, visit https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/ and click on each country from the right menu.

You may also need to use a converter. Most countries outside of North and Central America use 220-240 V, whereas the U.S. and Canada use 110 V. However, most chargers these days have a box which will act as a converter so that it can be used in all countries around the world. If your charger box says “Input: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz” then you do NOT need to use a converter (but you may still need an adaptor so that the plugs fit in the socket).

Some hotels may have two and three pronged outlets to use for various appliances. Ship cabins also have outlets for you to use with their converter. However, we recommend having at least one or two adaptors with you, as we cannot guarantee that all hotels will be able to accommodate this.

Local Currency

Italy, Croatia and Montenegro use the Euro (€), currency code EUR

Please visit https://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/ for the current exchange rate.

How you handle your currency and financials while on the trip is up to you. Some people prefer to exchange all their money in advance, while others will rely solely on credit cards. We suggest having at least some local currency with you during the trip, at least enough to take a taxi if needed. Consider calling your bank ahead of time to make them aware of your international travel, especially when using cards or withdrawing money.

Tipping Guidelines

Tipping is always appreciated but not always required. Expect several instances throughout the hospitality industry that allow for tipping. Have small bills ready for hotel staff, boat crew, restaurant servers, drivers, guides, and baggage handlers. If you have a meal outside the itinerary or hire a resident driver, a few dollars in the local currency is customary.

Gratuities are included for group meals, at hotels, and at airports. The host, guide, or tour manager can be tipped roughly $10-$12 USD per person, per day. Drivers can be tipped $5 USD per person, per day. To view the gratuities policy for Celebrity Cruises, please visit https://www.celebritycruises.com/faqs/gratuity-program.

For more information about when and how much to tip in each country, feel free to speak with your tour guide at the start of your Journey. A good reference for international tipping is https://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2008-11-11/etiquette-101-tipping-guide.

Time Differences

Please be aware that you may be crossing through several time zones throughout your Journey. To view a time zone map, visit https://m.worldtimezone.com/m-index12.php.

Climate

With the tour covering various regions, you will most likely come in contact with warm and/or cool weather, occasional rain, wind and/or damp environments. Check the weather online before departing for an up-to-date look at the conditions in major destinations.

Many countries outside of North America use Celsius. Here is a °C to °F quick reference guide:

-5° C = 23° F 5° C = 41° F 15° C = 59° F 25° C = 77° F 35° C = 95° F
0° C = 32° F 10° C = 50° F 20° C = 68° F 30° C = 86° F 40° C = 104° F

High/Low Temperatures in Fahrenheit:

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Milan 40/29 47/32 56/38 64/45 71/52 79/59 84/63 82/62 76/56 64/47 50/39 42/30
Dubrovnik 54/43 55/43 57/46 63/52 70/57 77/64 84/70 82/70 77/64 70/57 63/50 57/46
Rome 54/38 57/38 62/43 66/47 75/56 83/62 89/67 89/66 81/60 72/53 62/46 55/40

Practice the Local Language

Knowing a few phrases in the local vernacular can be a wonderful way to connect with people and feel immersed in the culture. Here are some keywords and phrases:

Italy: Italian

  • Buon giorno (Bwohn JOHR-noh): Hello
  • Come sta? (Koh-meh STAH?): How are you?
  • Non c’èproblema (Non chehproh-BLEH-mah): No problem.
  • Mi scusi (Mee SKOO-zee): Excuse me
  • Grazie (GRAHT-tsyeh): Thank you
  • Sì (SEE): Yes
  • No (Noh): No
  • Uomini (WOH-mee-nee): Men’s (restroom)
  • Donne (Dohn-NEH): Women’s (restroom)
  • Che tempo fa? (Keh TEHM-poh fah): How is the weather?

Visit https://www.17-minute-world-languages.com/en/italian/ for more phrases with sound.

Croatia: Croatian

  • Zdravo (z’drah-voh): Hello
  • Dovidenja (Boh(n)-zhoo): Goodbye
  • Kako ste? (kah-kohsteh): How are you?
  • Molim (moh-leem): Please
  • Oprostite (oh-proh-stee-teh): Excuse me
  • Da (dah): Yes
  • Ne (neh): No
  • Koliko ovokošta? (KOH-lee-koh oh-vohkoh-shtah?) How much is this?
  • Koliko je sati? (KOH-lee-koh yeh sahtee?) What time is it?
  • Gdjemogurazmijenitinovac? (Gdyeh MOH-goo rahz-MEE-yeh-nee-tee NOH-vahts?) Where can I exchange money?

Visit https://www.17-minute-world-languages.com/en/croatian/ for more phrases with sound.

Montenegro: Montenegrin

  • Please refer to the Croatian section above.
  • Until 1991 the language was officially “Serbo-Croatian”. However, within Montenegro today it is called Montenegrin. Many citizens will state that they speak Serbian, others say they speak Montenegrin. Others may call it Bosnian or Croatian. But they are all speaking the same language.

Facts and Figures

Check out these interesting facts about the destinations you will visit on your Journey.

Italy

  • The name Italy comes from the word “italia”, meaning “calf land.” This is due to the bull being a symbol of the ancient Southern Italian tribes.
  • Tuscany has a long wine history; it can be traced back to the 5th century BCE. Grapes were first cultivated by the Etruscans nearly 3,000 years ago, grown in such wide abundance that they were often sold overseas and quickly became the area’s most trusted cash crop. 80% of all wines produced in Tuscany are produced with red grapes, the vast majority of which use Sangiovese as a grape.
  • Italy is approximately 116,400 square miles, including the islands of Sicily and Sardinia, which is slightly larger than Arizona.
  • Famous Italian explorers include Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo, John Cabot, and Amerigo Vespucci.
  • No other country in Europe has as many volcanoes as Italy. This is because the Italian peninsula stands on a fault line. Three major volcanoes have erupted in the last century.
  • Parmesan cheese originated in the area around Parma, Italy. Italians also created many other cheeses, including gorgonzola, mozzarella, provolone, and ricotta.
  • Lake Como’s immense natural beauty and pleasant climate have made it a hotspot for the rich and famous since the earliest days of the Roman Empire. Famous Lake Como residents include George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Catherine Zeta Jones. As well as attracting today’s biggest names in entertainment, Lake Como has been a magnet for influential people in other eras. Mark Twain visited the lake in 1867, and renowned American author Ernest Hemingway featured Lake Como in his work.

Croatia

  • Croatia was settled in the early 7th century.
  • Besides Croatian, Italian and English are commonly spoken, especially in the cities.
  • Approximately 10% of Croatia’s land is comprised of 8 national parks, 11 nature parks and 2 nature reserves.
  • Croatia has the most UNESCO Intangible Goods of any European country. These include lace making, gingerbread baking, and wooden toy carving.
  • Oscar-winning Fiddler on the Roof, Sophie’s Choice and Dr. Who all were filmed in Croatia, as were Game of Thrones and Star Wars.
  • Luka is the most popular boys’ name in Croatia, whilst Mia is currently the most popular female name.
  • The necktie was invented in Croatia.

Montenegro

  • Montenegro got its name from “Black Mountain” from the dark forest that covers much of its land.
  • The Boka Bay is the southernmost fjord in the northern hemisphere.
  • Montenegro is approximately the same size as Connecticut.

Recommended Reading List

Vacation should be easy, peaceful and, most of all, completely stress-free. Let us handle the details, so you can sit back, relax and curl up with a good book as you count down the days to your next Journey! We’ve compiled the following list of books and movies to introduce you to the destinations you are about to visit.

Books

  • Italy: The Italians by Luigi Barzini
  • Italy: Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes (also a movie)
  • Italy: The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici by Christopher Hibbert
  • Italy: A Room with a View by E.M. Forester (also a movie)
  • Italy: Death in Venice by Thomas Mann (also a movie)
  • Croatia: Croatia: Travels in Undiscovered Country by Tony Fabijančić
  • Croatia: Girl at War by Sara Novic

Travel Guides

Films

  • Italy: Eat Pray Love (2010)
  • Italy: Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008)
  • Italy: Roman Holiday (1953)
  • Italy: Gladiator (2000)
  • Italy: Angels and Demons (2009)
  • Italy: La Dolce Vita (1960)
  • Croatia: Harrison’s Flowers (2001)
  • Croatia: much of the HBO series Game of Thrones was filmed in Dubrovnik, Croatia

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