Travel, Dine & Wine in Style
Celebrity Equinox around the Mediterranean
The Art of Cruising……Celebrity Cruises style
Photo Diary Teaser
The art of Cruising should be a subject for study, in my humble opinion, and I was lucky enough to be a student in the art last week when I was a guest of Celebrity Cruises and Great British Chefs aboard the Celebrity Equinox…….my “lessons” were to explore the diverse range of fine dining on board, as well as embracing the “Celebrity Cruises Experience”, which was an amazing package of activities to include shore excursions to local areas of interest, spa treatments, cookery demonstrations, wine tasting and a bespoke tour of the ship’s galley. After an early morning flight to Naples last Tuesday as part of a small “Food Bloggers” group, we all boarded the ship in the Italian port of Salerno where our four-day “cruise experience” started. We sailed around the Amalfi coast to Civitavecchia (Rome) and then on to Livorno (Pisa and Florence), Toulon in the Provence and finally on to Barcelona. What will follow over the next few weeks are several blog posts about my experience on board the luxurious and fabulously well equipped Celebrity Equinox, as well as a round-up of my bespoke shore excursions to the centre of Rome, Pisa, Florence, The Vatican and Toulon. But, for now, please sit back and sail with me on my virtual Photo Diary Teaser……in part one I will be sharing some of my favourite images from the cruise……from buffet meals with an ocean view to rare wines and champagnes as well as flambéed lobster and special cocktails in the Molecular Bar, I hope you will all savour and enjoy the journey as much as I did. And, please don’t forget to keep popping back to read my full posts about this amazing journey……and to see how I graduated in the art of cruising with first class honours! Karen
Disclaimer: I was a guest of Celebrity Cruises UK in partnership with Great British Chefs; I was not required to write a favourable review of my experiences and all views and opinions are an honest an unbiased appraisal of my trip. All photos are my own, unless otherwise stated. Karen S Burns-Booth
Celebrity Equinox belongs to the stylish Solstice® Class, sailing to destinations the world over. Explore the islands of the Caribbean, the old ports of the Mediterranean or take a Transatlantic voyage as you relax in chic, spacious accommodation and dine on world-class cuisine.
Part Two to follow………
Part one by me!
Read my friend and cruise companion Rosana’s posts about the journey here:
Great British Chef’s Post is here:
And Tess’s post is here: