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When it comes to an all-inclusive vacation, few destinations can check all the boxes. A cruise, however, can. Not only can vacationers enjoy a wide variety of activities on and off the ship, but they can also enjoy luxury accommodations and amazing dining experiences at a great value. In fact, the only item you might have to worry about is figuring just where you want to go. Luckily, Celebrity Cruises makes that easy. Its seven-day cruise through the Eastern Caribbean features three unique islands and one-of-a-kind excursions guaranteed to make vacationers feel like they've not just visited the island — they've experienced it. There’s definitely a lot to pack into just seven days. Here's how to make every day count:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
One of the Eastern Caribbean's largest islands is home to vibrant San Juan, a city full of colorful homes, cobblestone streets and centuries of history. It's likely you'll see one of the city's most historic sites before you even make landfall, too. The 16th century fortress known as The Castillo San Felipe del Morro is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers remarkable views of both land and sea. Celebrity Cruises hosts several excursions that have been specially designed to capture the essence of Puerto Rico. Guests can take a trip by horseback, explore the marine life while snorkeling, and even give back to the La Perla community that has been affected by hurricanes. For a chance to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of old San Juan, opt in on the Land and Sea - Two Views of San Juan experience, which includes a private boat tour along the coast as well as guided coach tour along its winding streets.
Renown for its pirate history, stunning beaches and exotic snorkeling spots, St. Thomas' snorkeling and diving experiences are unparalleled and a must for any first-time visitor. Guests of all ages can snorkel with sea turtles and dozens of colorful tropical fish in Turtle Cove, getting up close and personal to some of the most unique animals on the planet. If that's not enough for you, try on an astronaut-like underwater suit and helmet for the BOSS Underwater Adventure, where you can ride on an underwater scooter and literally come face to face with tropical reefs and colorful fish. Once back on board, don't forget to toast to your day of adventure with an authentic rum punch — just like any renegade pirate would.
Final stop? A little slice of paradise in the Caribbean shared by both the Dutch and the French called St. Maarten, or Saint Martin if you're on the northern (and French) side of the island. No matter which side you're on, there's no denying the island's pristine white sandy beaches are some of the finest in the Caribbean. Those seeking an adrenaline rush will love racing across the sand dunes on a 4x4 escape excursion, while families and couples will equally enjoy a scenic horseback ride along the picturesque seaside trails. Of course, there's nothing wrong with soaking up the sun and island breezes on the gorgeous Kim Sha Beach either. Just don't forget your sun hat and sunnies.
After a day of exploring these beautiful islands, there's nothing better than returning to your home away from home aboard Celebrity Cruises. Its spa treatments and dining options are sure to satisfy, and the entertainment options alone — live shows, silent disco parties and dozens of activities — will make leaving the ship a serious challenge. If in the midst of all the fun you find yourself craving land beneath your feet, visit the Celebrity's Lawn Club, a half-acre of real grass along the edge of the ship, so you can enjoy every moment of those dreamy Caribbean sunsets. Ready to set sail? Start planning your Caribbean cruise with Celebrity Cruises now.