PORTUGAL MEANS A TRANQUIL ~ BEAUTIFUL ~ WARM PORT ~ Celebrity Edge docks at the city of Funchal on Madeira Island in Portugal. It's where cultures from the Atlantic, Africa and Europe have mixed for centuries. In fact, Portugal is the oldest country in Europe. Its capital Lisbon is 4 centuries older than Rome. Portugal's main export remains today port wine. It even helped inspire America's Founding Fathers to declare independence from Great Britain because the British over taxed port too, like tea. Records show President George Washington paid more than $17,000 to Portugal to keep its port wine flowing to patriots as they fervently debated whether to declare independence from Great Britain. In 1776 they did finally make that decision. History says President Washington drank port every day of his life, including on the day he died. Port became popular all over the world by accident. Poured into wooden barrels in Portugal and stacked into ships for delivery, the wine was exposed too long to heat from the sun and rocking on ships. Constant heat and shaking cooked (oxidized) the wine into a strong, woody taste, affecting both red and white wines. But people liked the strong taste! It is a billion dollar annual business for Portugal. Hence its name, Port Wine. When taking this cruise you can dine on Yellowfin Tuna in Bermuda, Port wine in Portugal, and Paella in Spain. Paella is Spain's national dish made with rice, vegetables and seafood. For the sixth straight year, World Travel Awards named Madeira the best island destination. Thatched cottages, natural lava heated thermal pools, easy hiking trails, and stunning beaches confirm Madeira's reputation for natural beauty. When taking this two week Celebrity repositioning cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to Barcelona enjoy water exercises taught by Lead Fitness Host Dr. Caryn Martin from The Villages in Florida. (below in orange). Her program includes additional classes such as 'foot repair' and 'chair yoga.' She will be joined by wellness expert Barbara McCormick of San Francisco. Photographer for many photos seen here is another cruise fitness host Tania Vassileva (below left) who recently escorted club members to cruise Iceland. Final payment for this cruise is due by Jan. 17, 2023.


15 Days/ 14 Nights on Celebrity Edge

DECK PLANS PORTS OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Monday • 4/17/23 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  4:00 PM
Tuesday • 4/18/23 Day at Sea    
Wednesday • 4/19/23 Day at Sea    
Thursday • 4/20/23 Bermuda 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Friday • 4/21/23 Day at Sea    
Saturday • 4/22/23 Day at Sea    
Sunday • 4/23/23 Day at Sea    
Monday • 4/24/23 Day at Sea    
Tuesday • 4/25/23 Day at Sea    
Wednesday • 4/26/23 Funchal (Madeira), Portugal 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday • 4/27/23 Day at Sea    
Friday 4/28/23 Malaga, Spain 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Saturday • 4/29/23 Cartagena, Spain 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Sunday 4/30/23 Palma De Mallorca, Spain 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Monday 5/1/23 Barcelona, Spain 5:00 AM  

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Celebrity Edge has 2908 passengers and 1320 crew on 15 Decks. Guests enjoy 2 outdoor pools, 1 heated indoor Solarium pool, a state-of-the-art spa, and a Las Vegas style casino. An Edge highlight is the outside Rooftop Garden. The Edge is for guests who want to linger over dinner at a wide variety of restaurants, sip a cocktail in a different theme lounge every night, and then see a live show performance in the round, rather than up on stage. The Edge is posted in Europe starting in April. It has no zip lines. It's an ultra sophisticated cruise ship facilitating communication throughout the ship using your own cell phones. Stateroom sliding glass doors open onto real Balconies. Taking this cruise to Bermuda, Portugal and Spain in April 2023 predicts the best weather forecast with fewest tourists. You can book it as a Single to protect the rate and add a roommate later. Or, cancel too with a full refund if a roommate is not selected. No COVID vaccinations are required to take this cruise.

* All staterooms have two beds. They can convert into a King. Specify choice when booking. Prices quoted are per person based on double occupancy and include: A mid-ship stateroom; All Cruise Tips Paid; All Taxes, Service Fees, Port Charges Paid, Travel Insurance up to $10,000 coverage; Free Wi-fi access; and a Classic Drink Package to include speciality drinks and alcohol. Rate is insured and refundable. If you qualify for a Captain's Club discount, or any other current promotion at your time of booking, it can be applied too. Cheap cruise prices are not insured, are not refundable, and must be booked at the day's prevailing rates. Daily rates always cost more than a Fun & Fitness senior, group, discounted rate. Be careful when you book to know all potential penalties and amenities. Installment payments are welcome and fully refundable too. The program is called, "Lay Away to Cruise Away."

Category
Inside Cat. Inside
(double)
$2500 * Total and insured
Ocean View Cat. Window
(double)
$2700 * Total and insured
Balcony Cat. Balcony
(double)
$3100 *Total and insured
Inside Cat. Inside
(Single)
Call for daily Single rate.
Ocean View Cat. Window
(Single)
Call for daily Single rate.
Balcony Cat. Balcony
(Single)
Call for daily Single rate.

 

* Final payments are due by Jan. 17, 2023. You may cancel anytime up to this date for a full deposit refund with no questions asked. If you cancel after final payment is made you have two options: a full refund if you meet all insurance requirements, or a Future Cruise Credit to be used within two years if you're canceling for a non-insured reason. Air fares and hotel rates are not included in these rates, but can be added. The benefit of booking air with Celebrity is that if you cancel any time up to Jan 17, 2023, your air fare is also canceled without penalty.

 

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Club members' reviews

"First cruise since COVID and it went well. Everyone had a fantastic time! Thank you for completing all the hard work on and off the ship to set it up. Hugs to you!" Debbie Reiss, Sun City, AZ.

"The whole Fun & Fitness crew was awesome. We want to cruise with all of them again! Your hosts were generous with their time and expertise. The only ballroom dance lessons I'd had before were from Jane Fonda Videos. But your dance teachers made me feel like I was starring in 'Scent of a Woman' when we did the Tango. Your cruise hosts were more than awesome. They felt like best friends. We cannot wait to take our next cruise with you." Candace Ramsey, Grand Prairie, TX.

"Thank you for all the wonderful information sent to remind us what to do to be ready for our cruise. You have an exceptional travel agency. We're ready to go and feel very relaxed about it." Jean Sandoval, Midland, TX.

"The cruise was a wonderful experience! It exceeded my expectations. Met great people, saw wonderful things, and enjoyed each day. Thank you to everyone!" Marella Meadows, Cummings, GA.

This page last updated: September 26, 2022