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    Mediterranean Cruise

    From $1999 $898 taxes

    Explore 11 distinct European cities on this cruise along the shores of the Mediterranean. Before you go, be sure to behold the wonders of Eternal City, from the Coliseum, where gladiators battled, to Michelangelo’s masterpiece on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Witness the majestic limestone Notre-Dame de la Garde, sitting proudly atop Marseilles highest point – then admire the beautiful mosaics inside. And when in Barcelona, tour Antoni Gaudi’s masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia, with its soaring spires, organic shapes, twisted iron sculptures, coloured tiles and gorgeous stained glass.

    Travel Best Bets Package Includes

    • Round trip airfare to Rome and return from Barcelona
    • 1 pre night hotel at Hilton Rome Airport (Covered tunnel linking the hotel to airport terminals (1, 2 and 3) – 5 minutes walking)
    • 11 night cruise aboard Norwegian Spirit
    • Round trip transfers from airport to pier and pier to airport

    November 9 – 22 2018

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    Balcony Taxes & Fees
    Vancouver $1999 $2199 $2599 $898
    Victoria, Kelowna, Comox add from $300 more

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    Sailing Itinerary

    11-Day Mediterranean from Rome (Civitavecchia)

    Day Cruise Ports Arrive Depart
    Day 1 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy (EMBARK) 5:00 pm
    Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

    Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

    Endless adventures await in Rome. With two and a half thousand years of history, art and culture, it is no wonder Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. Gaze at the masterpieces of the Vatican or walk into the past with visits to ancient relics, historic monuments and legendary museums. Or people-watch while sipping on an espresso in a quaint cafe.
    Day 2 Naples, Italy 8:00 am 7:00 pm
    Naples, Italy

    Naples, Italy

    Cruise to Naples, located on Italy’s stunning Amalfi coast, a city rich in history. A tour around Naples’ grand piazzas, cathedrals and castles in the old centre will take you back centuries. Pompeii is not too far either, a dashing city which boasts diverse cultural offerings and charming streets. Explore more of Naples on a European cruise!
    Day 3 Messina (Sicily), Italy 8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Messina (Sicily), Italy

    Messina (Sicily), Italy

    The third largest city on the island of Sicily, Messina welcomes cruise ship visitors with its lovely harbour, extraordinary architecture (much of which miraculously survived a horrendous earthquake and tidal wave in 1908) and wonderful food. Stroll through Messina’s Piazza Cairoli taking in magnificent fountains and cathedrals, or sip Marsala wine at a sidewalk cafe. Explore more of Messina on a European cruise!
    Day 4 Valletta, Malta 8:00 am 3:00 pm
    Valletta, Malta

    Valletta, Malta

    Although somewhat scarred by World War II, Valletta prides itself on its magnificent Baroque palaces, piazzas, gardens and churches. The Magisterial Palace, built between 1571 and 1574, now houses the Maltese Parliament and offices of the President of Malta.
    Day 5 Cagliari, Sardinia 10:00 am 6:00 pm
    Cagliari, Sardinia

    Cagliari, Sardinia

    Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, provides the perfect blend of modern life and medieval mystery on your Italian cruise. Check out the thousands of mysterious nuraghi (stone dwellings) found on the island. See Mercato di San Benedetto, and photograph the amazing museum citadel.
    Day 6 At Sea
    Day 7 Granada (Malaga), Spain 7:00 am 6:00 pm
    Granada (Malaga), Spain

    Granada (Malaga), Spain

    The strategic position to the Mediterranean Sea has always made Malaga an attractive zone for foreign invasions. From Malaga, a trip to Granada showcases an intriguing blend of Arab and European cultures. Be sure to visit The Alhambra, one of the finest examples of Moorish art in Spain.
    Day 8 Almeria, Spain 8:00 am 5:00 pm

    Almeria, Spain

    A city with a rich, historic past, Almeria changed hands back and forth between Muslims and Christians since its founding in 955 AD by the Moors. Don’t miss exploring La Alcazaba Fortress – in the mid10th century, it was one of the most powerful Moorish fortresses in Spain, second in size to the nearby Alhambra. And be sure to enjoy some tapas while in Old Town, with many delicious options featuring fresh seafood.
    Day  9 Valencia, Spain 9:00 am 5:00 pm
    Valencia, Spain

    Valencia, Spain

    Old world charm meets modern architectural wonders in this eclectic city that is steeped in art and culture. Wander through bustling Gothic plazas and explore the awe-inspiring City of Arts and Sciences, a museum and cinema complex designed by world famous architect Santiago Calatrava. Whether you choose to shop, sightsee, or people-watch, Spain’s third largest city offers visitors a truly authentic European experience.
    Day  10 Palma, Majorca, Spain 8:00 am 2:00 pm
    Palma, Majorca, Spain

    Palma, Majorca, Spain

    On the one hand, this city, founded by the Romans some 2,100 years ago, is replete with (literally) wall-to-wall history and architectural splendour. You can journey back in time and wander the mazes of alleyways and cobblestone paths that surround the Gothic cathedral. On the other hand, Palma is bustling with life, showcasing the island’s best restaurants, shops, nightlife and a vibrant art scene. Explore more of Palma on a European cruise!
    Day 11 Provence (Marseille), France 8:00 am 4:00 pm
    Provence (Marseille), France

    Provence (Marseille), France

    Located on the Mediterranean coast, Marseille is the oldest city in France and was founded in 600 BC. Among the many terracotta-roofed buildings lies many intriguing sights including the Cathedral of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde. Other places well worth visiting are the city of Avignon and the quaint villages of Le Baux & Aix en Provence. Explore more of Marseille on a European cruise!
    Day 12 Barcelona, Spain (DISEMBARK) 5:00 am
    Barcelona, Spain

    Barcelona, Spain

    The capital of Catalonia, and one of its provinces, Barcelona, is a place of palpable history, where you can lose yourself strolling down the medieval streets of the Barri Gotic. It’s a city designed to delight the senses: visit other-worldly Modernista churches like Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia, or treat yourself at a street side cafe to Patatas Bravas or a Passion Fruit Mojito. Explore more of Barcelona on a European cruise!

     

     

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