Mediterranean Medley

Cruise itinerary - Mediterranean Medley

What's included...

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

Sailing Dates

23 May 15

27 Jun 15

11 Jul 15

22 Aug 15

05 Sep 15

03 Oct 15

Cities, sights and sensational scenery...

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Saturday, 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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Sunday, At Sea 

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Monday, 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.

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Tuesday, 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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Wednesday, Rapallo* - ITALY  07:00 - 18:00

  • This north Italian seaside town could never be accused of putting its eggs in one basket. Rapallo’s long list of attractions begins with its yacht-filled harbour and seaside promenade. It continues with its fresh fish restaurants and lidos. And it ends with its 16th century castle, ancient basilica, and one of Italy’s oldest golf courses.

  • You can hop on the cable car from Piazza Solari and inch your way up to Montallegro, 600 metres above Rapallo. When you get there, you’ll be rewarded with incredible views over the whole town.
  • A motorboat tour is a great way of getting to grips with Rapallo’s rugged coastal scenery. You can tick off the towns that hug the shores, too – picturesque Santa Margherita and celebrity-favourite Portofino are both within easy reach.
  • It’s easy to soak up the sights in Rapallo’s historical centre. Be sure to pause for pictures by the 15th century clock tower and the 12th century basilica.

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Thursday, 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.

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Friday, 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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Saturday, 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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