Cruise & Stay - Glitz & Glamour

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Cruise itinerary - Glitz & Glamour

What's included...

  • Gratuities - no need to tip!
  • Top class onboard activities/entertainment
  • 24 hour dining
  • Port taxes

Sailing Dates

30 Sep 14

Cities, sights and sensational scenery...

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Tuesday, Palma - MAJORCA 

  • Palma. Think leafy boulevards that echo with the stilettos of stylish shoppers. Tiny tapas bars tucked down narrow sidestreets. Architectural gold hidden in the historic quarter. With its trademark cathedral dominating the skyline, cosmopolitan Palma never fails to impress.

  • Spend some time exploring the city, clicking snaps of the 14th-century Bellver Castle, browsing the boutiques and tasting tapas in the authentic bars that barnacle the backstreets.
  • Board the Tren de Soller and trace your way through Majorca’s interior. This vintage electric train has been running since the Twenties, and it’ll take you past olive groves and dinky villages.

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Wednesday, At Sea 

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Thursday, Ajaccio - CORSICA  08:00 - 16:00

  • Rugged peaks, emerald countryside, twinkling blue waters – Corsica’s been plucked from the prettiest postcard. Rising up from one of the most beautiful gulfs in the world is Ajaccio, a town oozing charm. An impressive place in its own right, it’s also your gateway to the sensational scenery and sleepy little towns that this sun-soaked isle is famous for. One word of advice – take plenty of spare batteries for your camera.

  • Get back to nature in the countryside that surrounds the city. Taking a coach and train trip, you can explore the maquis, the rich green hillside that’s unique to Corsica, and the Prunelli Gorge, a deep ravine that was carved by a small river.
  • For something a bit different head for Cupulatta Park, Europe’s only tortoise protection centre. From babies measuring just a few centimetres to wizened old grandfathers decades old, you’ll find them all here.
  • Pay a visit to the ancient Greek village of Cargese, which is set on a clifftop at the northern tip of Sagone bay. Wander through the flower-filled lanes and get some snaps of the two churches that call this place home.

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Friday, Civitavecchia (for Rome) - ITALY  07:00 - 19:00

  • Few cities on earth have the power to bowl you over quite like Rome. Discover a city packed with historical wonder, artistic splendour and culinary temptation at every turn. Not to mention enough designer shops to keep you browsing for a year.

  • Relive the days of the gladiators at the eye-popping Colosseum. Big enough to hold 50,000 bloodthirsty spectators, it’s stood the test of time and remains Rome’s most famous landmark.
  • All pillars and triumphal arches, the Roman Forum is another ancient showstopper. Wander among its ruins – it’s like leafing through the pages of a living history book.
  • Head for the Vatican City, the heart of the Catholic Church. Feast your eyes on treasures like St Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo’s ceiling masterpiece awaits you.
  • Stroll down Rome’s most exclusive shopping street, the über-chic Via Condotti. Here you can hit the shops, taking in big name boutiques like Fendi, Valentino and Gucci. Stop for a caffeine fix at Caffe Greco, a Victoriana-fest of a coffee house.
  • Follow the Da Vinci trail across the city, calling in at the Baroque beauty that is Piazza Navona and the citadel-fortress of Castel Sant’Angelo.
  • Drop it down a gear with a bike ride around Rome’s most famous park, the Villa Borghese. Dotted with follies and fountains, its paths and avenues weave between great oaks and umbrella pines.
  • Sit yourself down on the Spanish Steps and take five. It’s the ideal spot to write a postcard home or simply people-watch in the sunshine.
  • And, of course, toss a wish-coated coin in the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return to the Eternal City.

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Saturday, Livorno (for Florence & Pisa) - ITALY  07:00 - 19:00

  • Get ready to be impressed – this is your gateway to the dazzling riches of Florence and Pisa.

  • A living monument to the Renaissance, Florence might be famous for its art galleries, but the entire city is like one gigantic piece of artwork. Beautiful buildings, picturesque piazzas and stunning sculptures are everywhere you look. Marvel at Michelangelo’s David in the Accademia. Clap eyes on Botticelli’s Birth of Venus in the Uffizi Gallery. Then head for the Ponte Vecchio bridge to browse the glittering jewellery shops that find a home here.
  • Pisa’s another Tuscan treasure. Make a beeline for the Campo dei Miracoli, an exquisite square which harbours the city’s cathedral and, of course, the famous Leaning Tower. Quite how it manages to stay standing will baffle you for days afterwards. If you fancy a spot of shopping, head for the Borgo Stretto. It’s a paradise for jewellery, leather, clothes, homeware and pottery.
  • Explore the scenic Tuscan countryside, passing Medieval hill towns that look as if they’ve been caught in a time warp. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a little wine tasting in the sun.
  • Take a trip to the villa of composer Giacomo Puccini, set on the banks of picture-postcard Lake Massaciuccoli
  • Cruise along the royal canals of Livorno. Have your cameras ready as you sail through colourful 'New Venice', a labyrinth of canals, waterways and bridges.

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Sunday, Cannes* - FRANCE  07:00 - 17:00

  • This party port is all about the see-and-be-seen lifestyle. As such it comes with a marina packed with millionaires’ yachts, super-cars purring through the streets and a shopping scene that’s all about names. So it’s little wonder it’s such a hit with the jet-set. But that’s just the famous face of Cannes – the one that rolls out the red carpet for the annual Film Festival. There’s still a trace of authentic France to be found, too. Think 19th century mansions, waterfront cafés and cliff-fringed beaches.

  • Stretch out on the sands of La Batterie. It’s one of the best beaches on the Côte d’Azur, but do you dare to bare?
  • Get to know the city with a whistlestop tour on a petit train – a look-a-like steam engine with white clapboard carriages.
  • Admire the Bellini Chapel Museum in all its Baroque glory. Designed in the style of an Italian church, this place is a house of worship for the works of painter Emannuel Bellini.
  • Drop in on the rich and famous in Monte Carlo. The town’s must-see sights include the Grand Casino and the Grand Prix racing circuit.

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Monday, Palamos - SPAIN  09:00 - 17:00

  • Fringed with a ribbon of sun-kissed sands, Palamos started life as a tiny fishing village. The legacy of fishing continues today with the day’s catch sold off to the highest bidder on the quayside every afternoon. Head down to the beach, or leave the town behind for a day of discovery.

  • Head to Barcelona to stroll down Las Ramblas, admire a few Gaudi gems, or call in at Nou Camp, home of Barcelona FC.
  • Visit Girona, one of Spain’s finest monumental cities and glimpse sights like the 12th-century Arab Baths and the Cathedral of Santa Maria.
  • The excuses to visit Tossa de Mar are three fold – the town has three beaches, a Medieval old town, and a good selection of designer boutiques.
  • Take a trip to nearby Figueres, home to the bizarre-looking Salvador Dali Museum. On the outside, it’s a vision of red studded walls topped with huge luminous eggs. Inside, you’ll find an amazing collection of Dali’s surrealist paintings and sculptures.

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Tuesday, Palma - MAJORCA 

  • Palma. Think leafy boulevards that echo with the stilettos of stylish shoppers. Tiny tapas bars tucked down narrow sidestreets. Architectural gold hidden in the historic quarter. With its trademark cathedral dominating the skyline, cosmopolitan Palma never fails to impress.

  • Spend some time exploring the city, clicking snaps of the 14th-century Bellver Castle, browsing the boutiques and tasting tapas in the authentic bars that barnacle the backstreets.
  • Board the Tren de Soller and trace your way through Majorca’s interior. This vintage electric train has been running since the Twenties, and it’ll take you past olive groves and dinky villages.

Protur Safari Park

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The most central of all the Protur Sa Coma Resort hotels, the Protur Safari Park is in the perfect spot for an activity packed holiday. This grand, whitewashed hotel is t...

  • Waterpark
  • Near the beach
  • Thomson Kids' Club
  • Free Wi-Fi in reception
 
 

The most central of all the Protur Sa Coma Resort hotels, the Protur Safari Park is in the perfect spot for an activity packed holiday. This grand, whitewashed hotel is the largest in the resort, so you can be sure it’s got all the facilities you need. Tucked in the middle, are lawns, sun terraces and a smart lagoon-style pool. Plus there’s a pool bar, too.

Inside, things are understated and classy. Floor-to-ceiling windows and marble floors keep things light and airy. Comfy sofas, glass coffee tables and up-lighters, meanwhile give it a contemporary edge. Downstairs, you’ll find the hotel’s eateries – a buffet restaurant and a bar-come-café. Plus there are lounges, a TV room and internet access.

As for the bedrooms, they’re recently had a new look. Sapphire blue furnishings are teamed with light coloured furniture. And mod cons like flat screen TVs and air conditioning come as standard.

As part of the Sa Coma Resort, you can expect plenty of activities on tap. And right on your doorstep you’ll find the 54-hole mini-golf course, the crazy river ride and a choice of restaurants including the Country Grill, La Fontana, and an Indian restaurant.

Best of all, though, is the spa. It comes with a hydrothermal circuit, a sauna and Turkish bath and an ice cave, and is well worth splashing out for.

All inclusive

  • Full Board buffet meals
  • Breakfast 08.00-10.00
  • Late breakfast 10.30-12.30
  • Lunch and snacks 13.00-15.00
  • Evening meals in themed restaurants booked via the Club House
  • Afternoon tea 15.30-17.30
  • Dinner 18.30-21.00
  • Sandwiches 23.00-24.00
  • Ice-cream all day
  • Drinks including national spirits, beer, soft drinks
  • Entertainment as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Other facilities as indicated
  • Facilities that are not part of your All Inclusive package may incur extra local charges, please see the A-Z Guide

Location

  • 500m to the beach
  • 550m to the resort centre
  • 50m to the nearest bars, shops and restaurants

Entertainments

  • Evening entertainment including live music, quiz nights and folklore shows
  • 2 lounges
  • 2 satellite TV rooms

Swimming pool

  • Swimming pool
  • Pool with retractable cover
  • Relax pool with Balinese loungers
  • Indoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Indoor pool, in low season

Meals

  • Buffet dining room with open-air terrace
  • Themed restaurants - Indian restaurant, La Fontana Italian, Tex Mex, La Reserva for buffet and snacks and an Argentinian Grill in La Reserva from June to mid-October

Activities

  • Gym
  • Keep-fit classes
  • 50m to golf driving range and squash courts
  • Multi-purpose sports pitch
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • 2 minigolf courses, 36 holes in total, within the complex
  • Pool table
  • Table tennis
  • Whirlpool bath open early May to Oct
  • Sauna
  • Entrance to these facilities must be booked via the Club House
  • Guests are obliged to use the swimming pool facilities at the hotel they have booked
  • Guided visits to Protura Nature Farm
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