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8 Night Redentore Festival Venezia Adriatic & Greek Isles Cruise
July 9, 2016 @ 2:00 am - July 17, 2016 @ 8:00 am$84.00
Be amazed as one of the most prolific fireworks displays on earth illuminates decorated boats gathered in Saint Mark’s basin during the Redentore festival, in Venice.
Get into the spirit on board during the festival fireworks and enjoy a themed poolside and interactive masquerade event inspired by a Venetian masquerade ball.
8-Night Adriatic & Greek Isles Cruise
Departing from: Venice, Italy
Date Port City
Day 1 Venice, Italy
Day 2 Split, Croatia
Day 3 At Sea
Day 4 Santorini, Greece
Day 5 Mykonos, Greece
Day 6 Katakolon, Greece
Day 7 At Sea
Day 8 Venice, Italy
Day 9 Venice, Italy
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Non-player (per person) rates starting from
$1,099 interior stateroom
$1,499 Oceanview Stateroom
$2,049 Aqua Class
$2,199 Balcony Stateroom
$2,349 Concierge Class
“Solsticization” came full circle aboard Celebrity Constellation® when she received the rest of the Solstice Class® enhancements enjoyed by guests aboard her Millennium Class® sister ships.Enjoy 66 new staterooms including spa-inspired AquaClass® accommodations and Blu restaurant with a healthy and delicious “clean cuisine.” Share vacation photos with your social networks through the Celebrity iLounge? or the enhanced Wi-Fi on board the ship. Celebrity Suites were refreshed with the addition of their own private verandas.Kids will love the new Xbox consoles within the Fun Factory kids’ club and X Club teen venue along with free play on Xbox 360 and Kinect for Xbox 360.Restful sleep is ensured on new Reverie® mattresses in all staterooms and suites. New sun loungers on both pool decks plus a fresh color scheme, carpeting and upholstery all contribute to Celebrity Constellation’s modern, new vibe.
Inaugural Date:May 12, 2002
Cruise Speed:24 kts
The Festa del Redentore is an event held in Venice the third Sunday of July where the fireworks play an important role.
The Redentore began as a feast – held on the day of the Feast of the Most Holy Redeemer – to give thanks for the end of the terrible plague of 1576, which killed 50,000 people, including the great painter Tiziano Vecellio (Titian). The Doge Alvise I Mocenigo promised to build a magnificent church if the plague ended. Andrea Palladio was commissioned, assisted by Da Ponte, to build a majestic church on the Island of Giudecca. The church, known as Il Redentore, was consecrated in 1592, and is one of the most important examples of Palladian religious architecture. After the foundation stone was laid, a small wooden church was temporarily built, along with temporary bridge of barges from the Zattere, so that the Doge Sebastian Venier could walk in procession as far as the tabernacle. Afterwards, the Doge made a pilgrimage to the Church of Redentore every year.
On Saturday, the eve of the festival, fireworks are let off. Preparations begin early in the morning when people begin to decorate their boats, or the small wooden terraces on rooftops from where they can admire the fireworks. At sunset, Saint Mark’s basin begins to fill with up with boats of all kinds, festooned with balloons and garlands and thousands of Venetians await the fireworks while dining on the boats. Around 10 o’clock at night, from pontoons placed nearby the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the fireworks begin and Saint Mark’s basin becomes one of the most atmospheric stages in the world. The fireworks last for around 45 to 60 minutes, illuminating the night and arousing intense emotions in both Venetians and visitors. Once the fireworks are over, the young people of the city head off to the Lido, where they sit on the sand and wait for dawn.