Departure date: 21st March 2019
Duration: 19 Nights
Fly from UK to Santiago, where you will spend 2 Nights in a centrally located Hotel (Including Breakfast) before you embark on the Celebrity Eclipse Cruise ship from Valparaiso (Chile) sailing to Coquimbo, Chile; Lima, Peru; Manta, Ecuador; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Huatulco, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico before you disembark in San Diego, USA & fly back to the UK.
Set against the stunning backdrop of the Andes Mountains, Santiago welcomes you with a superb variety of attractions. The old town retains much of its 19th-century neo-classical architectural charm, tree-lined streets, with quaint plazas and squares. The busy cosmopolitan downtown sector hums with activity well into the night. It boasts evergreen parks, theatres, cinemas, museums, art galleries, and restaurants; that please all tastes. Driving uptown along Providencia Avenue, a galaxy of tasteful shops, top-quality goods, and fascinating antique stores meet your eyes. Santiago is ringed by hills and mountains, and an exciting cable car ride to the top of San Cristobal Hill provides a spectacular view of the city and its surroundings. The uptown residential areas are showcases of modern architecture, fully appointed private clubs, excellent restaurants, and facilities for all kinds of sports. The city enjoys a privileged location between the mountains and the sea. Some of the best ski slopes in the world are just two hours to the east, while one hour to the west, a string of charming seaside resorts await you. If you are intending to take a cruise you will depart from Valparaiso Port, situated 69.5 miles northwest of Santiago and is one of the nation's most significant seaports.
Add 3 nights Machu Picchu tour with transfers included starting from £999pp
Stay in this wonderful Inca citadel for 3 nights with all transfers included and experience first hand one of the most beautiful Seven Wonders of the World. Machu Picchu is situated on a mountain ridge 2,430m (7,970ft) above sea level. It’s located in the Cusco Region in Peru. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacutec. Often mistakenly referred to as the "Lost Cy of the Incas" (a title more accurately applied to Vilcabamba), it is the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. The Incas built the estate around 1450 but abandoned it a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Although known locally, it was not known to the Spanish during the colonial period and remained unknown to the outside world until American historian Hiram Bingham brought it to international attention in 1911.
Its three primary structures are the Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. Most of the outlying buildings have been reconstructed in order to give tourists a better idea of how they originally appeared. Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
This citadel is considered to be one of the most extraordinary examples of landscapes architecture in the world. Located in an enclave on the saddle of a mountain overlooking the deep canyon of the Urubamba River, in an area of lush tropical forest, it served as a place of worship, a site for star-gazing and a private hacienda of the family of the Inca Pachacutec.
Celebrity Eclipse is the third in this new class of ships, offering more luxury and with more spacious cabins than existing Celebrity ships. Celebrity Eclipse passengers tend to be 40+ and Mostly American. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 42.8 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 1.9 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 40.7 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 2 passengers.
Offering a variety of seating options. Passengers can chose from traditional, set table seating at 6pm or 8.30pm, or Celebrity Select - the choice to dine any time between 6.30pm – 9pm. Advanced bookings are available.
A mixture of contemporary, classic and innovative forms of entertainment can be found onboard. Classic entertainment options include a two-deck library, art gallery, cinema, card room, quizzes and trivia contests. Pool volleyball, lawn games and video games are also on offer.
A wide selection of health, beauty, fitness and sports facilities are on offer onboard.
Celebrity Cruises offer many unique family-friendly activities, as well as more traditional children’s clubs. Designed for children of all ages and interests, each program is geared towards a specific age group and supervised by an experienced youth staff member.