If you want to see all the famous sights and soak up the unique atmosphere of New York, as well as having a relaxing holiday and coming back with suntan, this imaginative cruise on the Celebrity Summit from the Big Apple to Bermuda and back is simply perfect. On this seven night sailing you have two full days at sea and also make a stop at Newport, Rhode Island, as well as experiencing the good life in Bermuda.
Your wonderful cruise begins in New York and it would be worth spending a few days exploring this great city and seeing all the sights before boarding the Celebrity Summit, which is moored in the harbour. Before setting sail you can relax in your suite or stateroom or sit up on one of the decks and from your vantage point look out over the Statue of Liberty and the the famous skyline of Lower Manhattan.
Cape Liberty cruising
One of the highlights of the cruise today as the Celebrity Summit hoists anchor and slips out of port and sails right past the iconic Statue of Liberty. Also known as the Lady of Liberty, this 151ft iron and copper statue - 305 ft high if you include the pedestal and foundation - is ranked as one of the most popular tourist sights in the United States. And there is no better way to see it than from the upper decks of a cruise ship.
Newport, Rhode Island
Your first stop after leaving New York harbour is at Newport, Rhode Island and you arrive there early in the morning. Whoever said "big things come in small packages" must be from here as there is so much to see and do with lots of excursions that can be booked on board. Popular trips while docked here include winery tours, sunset harbour cruises and bike treks along picturesque Ocean Drive. Then sail in the evening heading south to Bermuda.
The first of your full days at sea and a good time to get to know all that the Celebrity Summit has to offer. This modern liner travels to some of the most incredible destinations on the globe, so it’s only fitting that she offers some of the best experiences at sea, too. While on board you will experience award winning cuisine, relax beside the swimming pools, enjoy top class entertainment and can use the state of the art fitness centre.
Kings Wharf, Bermuda
Most of today is spent cruising so you can relax on deck or join in some of the organised activities. Then at around 4pm the Celebrity Summit docks at King's Wharf on the island of Bermuda. This place has a London feel about it, but with carefree Bahamas weather. Lots of tours can be booked during your stay here, but if you want to explore on your own the soft pink sand beaches are waiting and there's priceless Chinese porceline salvaged from shipwrecks on show at the National Museum.
A full day to relax and explore the beautiful islands of Bermuda. Bathed in the balmy turquoise waters of the Sargasso Sea, the string of islands that make up Bermuda are ringed by knife-sharp reefs making it one of the world's top diving destinations. With its pastel coloured houses and stately mansions drowning in lush greenery and fragrant frangipani and bougainvillea, Bermuda feels like a genteel chunk of rural England lifted into warmer climes.
Another wonderful day in Bermuda before the Celebrity Summit sets sail in the late afternoon. The islands are an intriguing mix of British, North American, African, Portuguese and West Indian influences which add to its rich culture. Museums and art galleries add touches of sophistication , while its varied topography makes it ideal for all manner of water sports, hiking, golf, or just lazing on one of those pink-sand beaches.
The last of you full days of sea as you head back to New York, so make the very most of it. See one of the Broadway style shows in the magnificent main theatre, head to the Martini Bar for a classic cocktail and watch the waiters put on a show, relax in the newly redesigned spa and lounges, sit under the stars in the Rooftop Terrace and catch an alfresco movie in chic intimate surroundings with themed drinks and snacks. There is never a dull moment on this ship.
Today your memorable cruise comes to an end when the Celebrity Summit sails back into New York past the Statue of Liberty and into the harbour. Say farewell to new found friends then possibly stay of for a few more days seeing more of the sights in the Big Apple, visiting Central Park, catching a show on Broadway, taking in the famous museums and shopping on Fifth Avenue. This short cruise is a great way to combine a city visit with a relaxing sunshine break.