Med Adventure

Cruise itinerary - Med Adventure

What's included...

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

Sailing Dates

12 May 15

16 Jun 15

07 Jul 15

11 Aug 15

15 Sep 15

20 Oct 15

Cities, sights and sensational scenery...

1

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.

2

Wednesday, At Sea 

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Thursday, Bastia - CORSICA  09:00 - 18:00

  • On Corsica’s northeast coast, Bastia is a lived-in city. Walk around its cobbled streets and you’ll discover that tourism is more of a side line here. Shopping locals are more common a sight as tourists in this city. Take your cues from them and you’ll easily find the best stores for the likes of fig jam, olive oil and liqueur. On the other hand, Bastia makes it possible to escape civilisation all together. The city is the gateway to Cap Corse, a long peninsula of nature reserves and secret beaches.

  • Bastia is surrounded by some of Corsica’s best winelands. Patrimonio is one of the most famous vineyards in the area and is open for tours.
  • Lunches in Medieval St Florent, half an hour west of Bastia, are lazy. Take your time picking a restaurant or café in the harbour then order something traditional, like wild boar casserole or veal with olives.
  • You can fall off the radar in Cap Corse. Head in the direction of Barbaggio from Bastia and it won’t be long before you stumble upon a hidden beach.

4

Friday, La Spezia (for Portofino & Florence) - ITALY  07:00 - 19:00

  • A jumble of pink, yellow and amber houses characterises the busy port of La Spezia. And the pace slows down as you clear its outskirts. This is where Le Cinque Terre begins – 18 kilometres of vineyards, terraced hills and rocky coastline that falls steeply into the ocean.

  • La Spezia has its fair share of unusual museums. You could end up strolling around a 17th-century friary, climbing castle steps, or uncovering its naval past.
  • Nestling in the rocky coastline beyond La Spezia are the 5 little Italian towns that make up Le Cinque Terre, known as Italy’s most scenic stretch
  • Florence and Portofino are both within daytripping distance. In Florence you can meet Michaelangelo’s David and Boticelli’s Venus, while Portofino offers candy-coloured houses, a yacht-packed harbour and waterside cafés.

5

Saturday, Villefranche* (for Monaco & Nice) - FRANCE  07:00 - 17:00

  • Think of the French Riviera and what springs to mind? Expensive yachts? Wide, palm-fringed boulevards? Glittering turquoise seas? Experience the glamour and glitz of France’s most famous stretch of coast.

  • Imagine you’re Lewis Hamilton as you drive along the Grand Prix circuit in Monte Carlo. After you’ve negotiated the hairpin bends, you’ll find it hard to believe the fastest lap time on this circuit is just over 13 seconds.
  • Trace your way along the French Riviera. Take in elegant Nice, the hilltop village of St Paul and Grasse, which is the world capital for perfume and flowers.
  • Get a bird’s eye view of the Cote d’Azur from the cliff-top village of Eze. This place is known as ‘The Eagle’s Nest’ and it’s narrow alleyways are full of historical mansions, chateaus and pretty squares.

6

Sunday, Toulon - FRANCE  08:00 - 17:00

  • Fusing French Riviera glam with the feel of a traditional old town, Toulon is your gorgeous gateway to the Côte d’Azur.

  • Follow the sound of popping corks and clinking champagne flutes to über-stylish St-Tropez, a long-time glitterati favourite.
  • Venture into Aix en Provence and find out about its dual identity. This place is known as the Town of Water thanks to its fountains and the Town of Art because of its many museums.
  • See for yourself if there’s any truth in French poet Frédéric Mistral’s famous words ‘He who has seen Paris and not Cassis has seen nothing!’. Little changed by time, Cassis is still much the same little fishing port that first attracted artists like Signac and Derain, eager to capture its serene charm.
  • Venture into the breathtaking Provence countryside and stumble upon sleepy French villages. This enchanting region has inspired many a great master, including Van Gogh and Cézanne.

7

Monday, Barcelona - SPAIN  09:00 - 18:00

  • Barcelona is up there with the most famous cities in the world, and for good reason. Sandwiched between the Mediterranean Sea and the Serra de Collserola hills, this Spanish titan promises cutting-edge architecture, trend-setting fashion and art that breaks the mould. It’s a place where boutique-lined boulevards and intimate espresso bars give way to authentic tapas joints and narrow cobbled streets.

  • Stroll down the iconic promenade of Las Ramblas, stopping for coffee at a pavement café or pausing to throw a couple of euros in the street entertainers’ upturned hats.
  • Wander down the winding streets of the Gothic quarter, taking your pick of traditional tapas bars. Among them is Els Quatre Gats, Picasso’s old hangout.
  • Call in at the world-famous Nou Camp, home of Barcelona Football Club since 1957.

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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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