Set a course for adventure next summer on the newest Atlantis cruise between Europe’s two gay capitals – Amsterdam and Barcelona – with an incomparable journey to the most fascinating cities in Spain, Portugal, and France. From the lush vineyards of Bordeaux to the amber streets of Seville to the powder-white beaches of Malaga, you’ll experience something new every day. All while we pamper and entertain you onboard Celebrity Silhouette, our highest-rated ship of all time.
Celebrity Silhouette redefines what a cruise experience can be; starting with spacious modern staterooms, clean lines and resort-like amenities. The world’s top designers have created smart, sexy public spaces and restaurants to rival the best in New York or London. The spa experience includes specialized guest rooms and over-the-top treatments. Best of all are the things that you would never imagine, like a real grass lawn growing on the top deck, or an authentic outdoor BBQ grill.
Step outside and marvel at the magnificent open wood decks and modern Solarium – perfect for relaxing in the European sunshine, enjoying a refreshing swim, taking in our pool games, or enjoying one of Atlantis’ signature outdoor t-dances. As you stroll among the expansive decks, you'll experience the rich color palettes illuminated by beautiful natural light, and revel in the extensive amenities and beautiful artwork – all delivered with the attentive service for which Celebrity Cruises is renowned.
Exciting New Spaces from Top Designers
From her magnificent architecture to advances in technology, Silhouette leaves traditional cruise ship convention behind. World-class design talents like Adam Tihaney, Wilson Butler and Francis Martin created innovative spaces and a unique trail-blazing look throughout the ship. From the wrap around glass that surrounds the ship to the walls of light in the main dining room, you’ll quickly see why Silhouette is unlike any ship ever built.
The vast outdoor pool deck features teak decks and overhead sails, flowing effortlessly into the massive indoor Solarium. Further up, you’ll discover the world’s first natural lawn on a ship – the Lawn Club. It’s a perfect spot for relaxing with friends or perhaps a game of lawn bowling. At night it’s even better as the Lawn Club Grill comes to life with an interactive outdoor grill under the stars.
Silhouette boasts uniquely designed lounges and bars, including Martini Bar with its ice-covered bar and CellarMasters wine bar. Michael’s Club offers a superb intimate retreat for taking a break with friend. And of course there’s always action in the sophisticated Casino.
Quasar, our intimate indoor nightclub, is perfect for Atlantis late-night and early morning parties. But the crown jewel is literally on top of the ship – a vast all-white lounge called Sky where floor to ceiling windows bring you closer to both the sea and sky.
More Choices of Modern Dining
No less than ten unique restaurants offer a variety of pleasures for a wide range of tastes. The Grand Cuvée restaurant boasts an amazing two-story wine tower along with stunning ocean views, setting the perfect stage for Celebrity’s fresh and delicious cuisine. Unique specialty restaurants include the spectacular Tuscan Grille Italian steakhouse. Pick up an iPad and explore Qsine’s innovative, playful, and daring menus. Our AquaClass guests delight in the light Mediterranean cuisine of Blu.
The elegant and refined Murano is the perfect place for an extraordinary evening of world-class dining, superb wines, and modern elegance. Or spend an evening under the stars at the Lawn Club Grill for one of the most unique experiences at sea.
The casual Oceanview Café is open virtually all the time (including Atlantis’ famous late-night selections), featuring a variety of tempting choices in a breezy open setting. There’s even an outdoor poolside grill for lunch and snacks throughout the day. Sip a coffee in Café al Bacio, savor fresh homemade gelato, or a healthy lunch in the AquaSpa café. Relax with friends in Bistro on Five. No matter what your taste is, we’ll find a delicious way to indulge it.
As with all Atlantis cruises there is never a dress code, and no assigned dining times. Ever!
A Spa for Your Senses
Lose yourself in Silhouette’s deeply indulgent AquaSpa. From soothing treatments to the immersive Persian Garden, you’ll find an atmosphere that will caress the senses like never before. Bask in the soothing tranquility of the AquaSpa Solarium, whose indoor lap pool is surrounded by dancing waterfalls and exceptionally comfortable lounge chairs.
The state-of-the art fitness center rivals the best gyms at home, equipped with the latest cardio machines, a full set of weight-training gear, and a variety of challenging classes. Workout. Relax. Repeat.
Your Stateroom. Reinvented.
From the balcony to the bathroom to the living area itself, no ship has better-designed or more beautiful accommodations than Silhouette. They’ve been re-engineered for a modern traveler with clean sightlines, simple and comfortable design, and innovative storage throughout. Over 85% of the ship has balconies overlooking the ocean. Every room features a comfortable bathroom, plenty of closet space, decadent pillow-top bedding, and a fantastic interactive television system. And with 24-hour room service available, you might never leave your stateroom!
For an added touch of luxury without breaking the bank, upgrade to a Concierge Class room, where suite-like amenities await you in the best locations on the ship. The unique AquaClass staterooms offer personalized sensory elements along with spa-inspired amenities, all designed to bring a bit of the spa experience back to your stateroom. Plus, they include complimentary priority access to Blu restaurant and free access to the Persian Garden thermal suite. Our sumptuous suites feature butler service and a wide range of pampering features. See the stateroom descriptions for more details.
Please note that some features and restaurants have an additional charge.
September 4, 2017
The world’s gay capitol is the perfect place to start an Atlantis cruise! Explore Amsterdam’s legendary canals where an eclectic mix of old and new blend together in seamlessly and unmistakably Dutch ways. Make time to visit the new Rijksmuseum, home to the Dutch Masters, or some of the other stellar sties. Be sure to save some energy for Amsterdam’s legendary nightlife.
Relax, connect and play. That is a day at sea with Atlantis. Start off whenever you feel like it 0 after all, you’re on vacation. Join a few friends for brunch or find your place in the sun. Drop into the Spa for a pampering treatment or refreshing workout. Take in a few pool games or a little afternoon silliness like Bingo. Just make sure that you’re ready for on of our legendary T-dances!
Bordeaux (La Rochelle), France
The gateway to the world’s most prestigious wine region is a coastal city in southwest France, right on the Bay of Biscay. Spend the day exploring the region’s many chateaus with extensive in-depth tours. Or explore La Rochelle’s charming streets, considered some of the most picturesque and historically rich on the Atlantic coast. The heart of the impressive Vieux Port (Old Harbour) is lined with shops and restaurants, while nearby île de Ré is one of France’s most popular tourists destinations.
The heart of Spain’s Basque region welcomes all with a love of food, wine and laughter. Take a stroll down the new, ultra-modern Zubizuri Bridge, to the cultural center of Euskalduna Palace. Venture out on a “poteo” - a small glass of wine here and there with typical “pintxos” or tapas - and experience the delicious character of the locals up close. A visit to Bilbao’s spectacular Guggenheim Museum is also a must for those with an appetite for the amazing.
And for real adventure, head over to nearby San Sebastian for one of the most stunning beaches in Spain, along with some of the most progressive and inventive food in the world.
La Coruña, Spain
Galicia’s coastal richness is in full display in La Coruña, with two gorgeous beaches in the heart of the city. Surfing and seafood are the focus here; beyond the stunning coastline into the city’s many marketplaces and inviting cafes. The Roman Tower of Hercules, in continuous operation since the 2nd century AD, is a UNESCO World Heritage site, surrounded by a large park.
Sophisticated and electric, the crown jewel of Portugal is one of the most captivating cities in Europe. You’ll see why this city reigns above all others as you stroll along elaborate mosaic sidewalks and pass by the Monument to the Discoveries. A quick trolley ride transports you to the cobblestone district of Baixa. We’re there a full day and night, allowing you to take in the extravagant nightlife and gay culture in Bairro Alto and Principe Real. Dine, dance and indulge in any way you choose!
Journey into the Seven Hills district to experience castles and cathedrals. Wherever you turn, the streets are lined with colorful ceramic and antique shops, street artisans and aromatic cafes. Or, if you choose, be lured off and pampered in the resort cities of Cascais and Estoril.
There are probably no more famous streets in the world then those in the capitol city of Andalusia. Breathtakingly beautiful Seville is the 4th largest city in Spain, founded as a Roman town and now features a unique mix of Roman and Moorish architecture, alongside remarkable buildings. Visit the lavish St. Mary of the See Cathedral, one of the largest medieval and Gothic buildings in the world, or the sweeping grounds of Plaza de España. Just don’t miss a chance to indulge in the city’s unique tapas scene.
And if you don’t want to take the hour trek to Seville, Cádiz is an outstanding introduction to Andalusia. The charming old quarter in Cádiz makes it easy to see why this small seaside town is frequented by Spaniards on holiday.
The capitol of Spain’s Costa del Sol welcomes over 6 million tourists each year to Malaga’s powder-white beaches, Picasso Museum and inviting old town. Walk up the hill to the city’s 2 massive hilltop citadels, the Alcazaba and ruined Gibralfaro, remnants of Moorish rule. Or head over to nearby Marbella, one of the most beautiful and inviting port cities in the Med.
One of the most vibrant cities in Spain, and the country’s third largest, has become one of the great tourism capitols of the country. From the ancient landmarks in the medieval city like the Serrans and Quart Towers, to the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences. There’s no better place to see how old and new Spain come together seamlessly. Valencia also boasts several beaches, including some within nearby Albufera Park, a wetland reserve with a lake and walking trails.
Finally, we arrive in the gay capitol of Spain and one of the most important cultural and economic centers in Spain, and indeed Europe. Since its founding, Barcelona has always been a center of art and design, culminating with Gaudi’s masterpiece; the Sagrada Familia Basilica, a prime example of Art Nouveau architecture, with its bold color, beautiful tile work and swirling lines. Spend a day wandering through the old Gothic quarter or take a 30 minute trip to Sitges, the famed gay Spanish beach resort.
Atlantis will offer post-cruise packages in Barcelona that include transfers and in-depth tours to this vibrant and thrilling city.
Disembarktation begins at approximately 8am on September 14th and Atlantis does not recommend flights before noon.
Europe’s Largest Gay Cruise
Our cruises in Europe have grown each year to bring together more gay guests from more countries than ever before. With 2800 guests joining us from roughly 50 different nations, the Atlantis Med cruise has become the largest and most diverse gay experience in the world. Over half of our 2800 guests are from Europe, with large groups from Australia, Brazil, and beyond. It’s a unique place to revel together, take pride in who we are, and have a lot of fun along the way. And in 2017, we’re thrilled to create a brand new experience on our most popular ship of all time!
While most of our entertainment is in English, Atlantis provides assistance to guests who speak French, German, Spanish, & Portuguese through our international hosts and many special events.
More Places to Explore
It all begins in Amsterdam, Europe’s most gay-friendly city, where charming canals meet a dynamic and passionate urban culture. After a relaxing day at sea, our visit to La Rochelle invites you to explore the legendary vineyards of Bordeaux, or simply explore the marvels of the city itself. In Bilbao, you can’t miss the stunningly modern museum and gateway to the magical countryside of Spain’s Basque region. Next, the wonders of Galicia beckon, with La Coruna’s awe-inspiring cliffs, windswept pristine beaches, and glorious seafood.
Once we arrive in Lisbon, you’ll have a full day and night to enjoy the wonders and fascinating nightlife of this unique coastal city. And you’ll truly have time to enjoy it all before heading to historic Seville with ancient streets lined with treasures beyond your imagination.
Our first visit to the beach resort town of Malaga takes you deep into the heart of Southern Spain, with her magnificent coastline and laid-back attitude. Finally, the ultra-modern Calatrava structures that dot Valencia bring you face-to-face with the future of Spain in one of the world’s most beautiful coastal cities. That is, until we arrive in glorious Barcelona!
Endless Possibilities Onboard
You’ll sail the most modern ship sailing today, the beautiful Celebrity Silhouette – our top rated ship of all time. Magnificent teak decks invite you to relax in the sun, enjoy a refreshing swim, or take part in our zany pool games. Best of all, it’s a perfect setting for Atlantis’ signature outdoor t-dances and outrageous evening parties.
You’ll find an oasis of calm at the AquaSpa, our soaring indoor solarium. The Canyon Ranch spa featuring a state-of-the art gym, challenging fitness classes, and an array of indulgent treatments for every taste.
For something truly original, sink your toes into our real grass lawn to enjoy a picnic or watch the stars. Meet new friends at the expansive outdoor Sunset Bar. Or indulge in one of the many exciting restaurants offering something for every taste.
Great Friends. Amazing Experiences.
Whether you come with a partner, friends, or on your own we’ll make you feel right at home. Everything we do is designed to bring people together, whether you’re exploring a new city, laughing at our comics, learning about wine, or joining a table of new friends. Our relaxed atmosphere makes it easy to feel comfortable, from the first day at the pool to nights filled with the silliest costumes you’ve ever seen.
There’s no better place to meet friends than over a delectable and casual meal. Silhouette’s ultra-modern main restaurant boasts a two-story glass wine tower setting the stage for the freshest and most distinctive cuisine at sea. And that’s just the beginning of a culinary adventure that spans seven delicious restaurants and an incredible variety of flavors and styles.
Dazzling Entertainers Everywhere
Every night, Atlantis presents some of the world’s finest gay and lesbian performers in our spectacular 1300-seat theater, along with superb production shows and so much more. We scour the world for the finest performers in our community and beyond. Virtually everywhere you turn you’ll find Atlantis signature cabaret stars, piano maestros, variety acts, drag performers, hilarious comics, and so much more. All of them ready to keep you laughing, singing, amused, and amazed.
Legendary Parties Beyond Imagination
Nothing in the world compares to dancing outdoors on the top deck of a modern cruise ship, surrounded by thousands of friends from around the world. Silhouette offers the most striking space we’ve had to create a masterful setting of sound, lighting, and special effects. Starring four of the world’s top DJs to create Europe’s hottest summer parties.
Atlantis theme parties are legendary, original, and endlessly inviting. Our zany afternoon t-dances encourage you to have fun in ways you never imagined. And it’s all so easy, since you don’t have to travel, pay a cover, or plan ahead – it’s all right there if and when you want it.
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Spectacular Adventure. Incredible Value.
A cruise holiday makes it easy to do it all, since virtually everything is included – superb accommodations, world-class dining, stellar entertainment, fascinating enrichment activities, endless nightlife, and so much more. It’s an extraordinary experience at an exceptional value.
In 2017 we’re charting a new course just for you, yet our fares are actually lower than our 2013 rates. It’s an extraordinary adventure for 10 magical days, designed to make it easy for you to get onboard. Don’t miss out on the greatest event in Europe this summer as we sail from Amsterdam to Barcelona on Celebrity Silhouette!
Atlantis will offer pre-cruise packages to this remarkable city to give you a chance to make the most of it all!
We will also offer post-cruise packages in Barcelona that include transfers and in-depth tours of this vibrant and thrilling city. Watch this space for details in the near future.
AMSTERDAM TO BARCELONA CRUISE
SEPTEMBER 4-14 2017