Spain, France, & Italy Cruise

Cruise Overview

An Iconic Spain, France, & Italy Cruise

This cruise will take you to some of the most iconic destinations in Europe, with an amazing overnight in the Florence, Italy area. It also comes with $250-$650 in Onboard Credit, Drinks, Wifi, and Gratuities included – you can’t beat this!

Embark on an unforgettable voyage aboard Celebrity Ascent, the newest addition to the fleet. This extraordinary cruise takes you from Barcelona to Rome, with stops in Valencia, Nice, Santa Margherita, and an overnight stay in Florence. Immerse yourself in the rich cultures of Spain, France, and Italy, while indulging in the luxurious amenities and impeccable service onboard.

The Expereince

Important Cruise Details


July 6th, 2024

This is a seven-day cruise, though we recommend arriving at least one day prior.


Celebrity Ascent

Celebrity’s newest ship, it’s sure to wow you with its design, entertainment, and food options.


Spain, France, and Italy

Leaving from Barcelona, Spain and ending in Rome, Italy.


All-Included & OBC

You will receive between $250-$650 Onboard Credit with Drinks, Wifi, and Tips Included!

The Ship

Meet Celebrity Ascent

Celebrity Cruises is a renowned luxury cruise line that offers extraordinary experiences at sea. With a reputation for elegance, sophistication, and impeccable service, Celebrity Cruises sets the standard for indulgence and comfort. Their fleet of stunning ships takes guests to captivating destinations around the world, providing unforgettable moments and enriching cultural encounters. From exquisite dining options and world-class entertainment to lavish accommodations and rejuvenating spa facilities, Celebrity Cruises caters to discerning travelers who seek a combination of relaxation, adventure, and refined luxury on their vacation.

Launching later in 2023, the Celebrity Ascent, a sister ship to the renowned Celebrity Beyond, introduces an exceptional range of features that elevate the cruising experience to new heights. Building upon the success of its predecessor, this ship offers lavish staterooms with breathtaking ocean views and an unparalleled level of comfort. Drawing from our unforgettable experience on the Celebrity Beyond, we anticipate an equally remarkable journey on the Ascent. From its diverse culinary offerings, including fine dining and casual eateries, to its captivating entertainment venues, such as the Broadway-style theater and vibrant nightclub, the Ascent promises to deliver an extraordinary and unforgettable voyage at sea.

THE Itinerary

The Cruise Itinerary

Embark on an extraordinary adventure with the Celebrity Ascent cruise, departing from Barcelona and making captivating stops along the Mediterranean coast. This carefully curated itinerary offers an array of benefits and memorable experiences for travelers seeking to explore the beauty and culture of the region.

Starting in Barcelona, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of this cosmopolitan city, with its iconic architecture and rich history. Moving on to Valencia, indulge in the city’s unique blend of modern architecture and traditional charm, along with its famous culinary delights.

Next, the ship docks in Nice, the jewel of the French Riviera, where you can soak in the glamorous atmosphere, stroll along the promenade, and visit the charming Old Town. Continuing the journey, Santa Margherita welcomes you with its picturesque coastal views and a chance to explore the stunning nearby Portofino.

The highlight of this itinerary is an overnight stay in Florence, allowing ample time to discover the enchanting birthplace of the Renaissance. Marvel at the world-famous art and architecture, including Michelangelo’s David and the Duomo, and savor the delectable Tuscan cuisine.

Finally, the cruise concludes in Rome, the eternal city, where ancient history meets modern life. Explore iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Vatican City, or simply soak up the atmosphere while indulging in delicious Italian cuisine.

This itinerary offers a perfect blend of cultural immersion, breathtaking landscapes, and gastronomic delights. With the Celebrity Ascent as your floating sanctuary, you can savor the benefits of hassle-free travel, exquisite onboard amenities, and the comfort of knowing that each destination will leave an indelible mark on your journey.

* As with all cruises, ports are not guaranteed and can change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances. 


July 6th, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

July 7th, 2024

Valencia, Spain

July 8th, 2024

Day at Sea

July 9th, 2024

Nice (Villefranche), France

July 10th, 2024

Santa Margherita, Italy

July 11th, 2024

Florence/Pisa (La Spezia), Italy (overnight)

July 12th, 2024

Florence/Pisa (La Spezia), Italy

July 13th, 2024

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Port Highlights

Ports on this Cruise Itinerary



Discover the architectural wonders of Antoni Gaudí in this vibrant coastal city. Marvel at the iconic Sagrada Familia, a stunning masterpiece that embodies Barcelona’s rich history and artistic brilliance.



Indulge in the French Riviera’s allure in this enchanting coastal town. Wander through the vibrant Old Town and bask in the beauty of the Promenade des Anglais, a stunning waterfront landmark.



Uncover the treasures of Tuscany. Admire the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, a symbol of architectural marvel, and immerse yourself in Florence’s Renaissance splendor, home to the magnificent Duomo.



Immerse yourself in the charm of this Spanish coastal gem. Explore the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences, a striking landmark that showcases Valencia’s blend of innovation and culture.

Santa Margharita

Santa Margharita

Discover a picturesque Italian coastal gem. Marvel at the breathtaking Portofino, a nearby village renowned for its colorful buildings, charming harbor, and stunning views of the Ligurian Sea.



Unearth the eternal city’s wonders. Stand in awe of the mighty Colosseum, explore the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum, and marvel at the grandeur of the Vatican City and St. Peter’s Basilica.

The Experience

Cruise Pricing

Below you will find the pricing for our available space, which has a variety of staterooms, perks, views, and more. Click the button to learn more and to take advantage of these special rates. The pricing below is for double occupancy staterooms. It doesn’t include transfers, airfare, accommodations, or our Agency’s Planning & Concierge Charge. We will work with you to customize your pre & post-cruise needs. 

Cruise FAQs

We are passionate about assisting travelers in exploring the world through cruising, and we take pride in our ability to provide exclusive spaces for our valued clients. With a commitment to exceptional service, we strive to create unforgettable experiences as you embark on your journey to discover new horizons. We get asked a lot of questions, and these are some of the most frequent ones we get asked.

What makes these cruises special?

By collaborating directly with cruise lines, we reserve exclusive sections of space accessible only to our agency. This enables us to offer exceptional rates and often extra benefits. Nevertheless, once these rates are fully booked, they become unavailable.

Do you help plan airfare, hotels, shore excursions, and more?

As a comprehensive travel agency, we offer complete assistance in maximizing your pre and post-cruise choices. This encompasses flights, accommodations, tours, activities, transportation, and more. Additionally, we provide guidance throughout your journey, ensuring you are well-prepared and supported at every stage of your travel experience. As far as shore excursions, we partner with leading companies to give you an amazing experience and a great value while out at sea!

How does payment work?

The timing of your booking determines the deposit requirement, typically followed by the final payment due approximately 90 days before the sailing date. Once all details are processed, you’ll receive an electronic invoice and have the flexibility to make payments at your convenience between the deposit and final payment deadlines. If you book closer to the departure date 90-120 days prior, the cost may be due up front. Hotels, flights, and other items may have varying policies and we will let you know before booking to help you understand clearly.

Why should I use Northstar Travel Company?

At our core, we value going above and beyond by not merely facilitating your cruise experience and moving on. Our commitment lies in ensuring your preparedness, readiness for travel, and addressing any inquiries you may have. Personalized service is our priority, as we strive to provide tailored assistance that caters to your individual needs. 

What happens after I book my cruise?

After reviewing your travel information, we will take note of your pre and post-cruise requirements and schedule a discussion with you. Subsequently, we will maintain communication through emails and periodic check-ins to ensure your readiness for travel. Additionally, a “before you sail” call will be organized to meticulously go through all the particulars and ensure everyone is well-prepared. Furthermore, our mobile app will provide convenient access to all necessary information. Lastly, we will send you a physical copy of the final documents via mail, ensuring you have everything in hand before your departure.

Your Trusted Travel Advisors

About Our Travel Agency

Our Story

We are a Woodbury, Minnesota-based agency that believes in outstanding personalized service and modern technology. We have a vast supplier network to keep us connected worldwide.

Our Advantage

We provide cutting-edge technology like mobile apps for our clients, along with our included Lost Baggage Assistance Program to help make things easier while traveling. 

The Experience

Benefits of a Cruise

Ocean cruising provides a multitude of benefits, including luxurious accommodations, diverse dining options, thrilling onboard activities, access to stunning destinations, and the opportunity to create unforgettable memories on the high seas.



Embark on a culinary adventure onboard the cruise with many options included!



From Broadway Shows and music to magicians, you’re sure to find something to enjoy!



During your cruise, you can explore multiple places and experience new cultures and food!



From Food and Beverage to Room Attendants, the team is there to care for you!



There are photographers and more to capture your special moments on board.



With so much included in your fare, it’s one of the best ways to travel with value in mind.

Our Planning Process

We believe in taking a personalized approach with our clients so we can better understand their needs and preferences so we can put together the perfect solution for them. We will be transparent, open, and honest throughout the whole process. 

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  1. We have all clients fill out a consultation form so we better understand preferences and the trip.
  2. We have a complementary 30-minute consultation with every client to ensure we can personalize an itinerary.
  3. We put a proposal together for you to review and approve based on our conversations.
  4. We will cover travel details and other recommendations to ensure you are prepared to sit back, relax, and enjoy your vacation!

Have Questions on this Cruise?

To discover more about your dream trip, scheduling a consultation is essential. Our dedicated team will gladly discuss your preferences, budget, and desired destinations, ensuring a personalized travel experience tailored to your needs. Contact us today to embark on a journey of seamless planning and unforgettable adventures.

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