On board MS EUROPA 2 from Barcelona to Civitavecchia (Rome)
The legendary riviera
Depart from Barcelona’s sunny coasts and enjoy FREEDOM THAT TAKES YOU PLACES at sea before reaching Napoleon’s native island of Corsica. Wander through the spa of St-Tropez on the Cote d’Azur and explore Bormes las Mimosas, one of the most beautiful places in France. The EUROPA 2 will cruise past breathtaking Cinque Terre before reaching Livorno, the starting point for explorations of Tuscany: Florence* is the birthplace of the Renaissance, and Lucca is also proud of its historical legacy. The mediaeval fortifications in Portoferraio and the various faces of Elba can be seen before we call at the port of Civitavecchia and bid farewell to the sunny Mediterranean.
Highlights of this cruise
The highlights of this cruise:
- Where the jet set gathers: dreamlike hours in St-Tropez.
- UNESCO World Heritage Site: the historic centre of Florence*.
- Between Napoleon and national parks: the enchanting island of Elba.
- On board: Una Notte Italiana – the Italian night at the pool.
*These arrangements are not covered by the cruise price. The on-shore activities listed are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
| Sat, 05.07.2014 |
Scheduled flight from Germany to Barcelona and transfer to embarkation
| Sun, 06.07.2014 |
Relaxation at sea
| Mon, 07.07.2014 |
Calvi/Corsica/France , 7.00 – 15.00 hrs
After a relaxing day at sea, Corsica welcomes you with the impressive Calvi citadel – the ideal spot for a magnificent panoramic view. Explore the peaceful, quiet streets of the upper city whilst the bustling port promenade in the lower city invites you to take a wander. Take a mountain-bike tour* to La Revellata*, passing dreamlike vistas, and experience Corsica a different way. The Mediterranean fragrance of olive trees, cypresses and oleander will envelop you in the Parc de Saleccia* gardens.
| Tue, 08.07.2014 |
Cruise along the Cote d’Azur, approx. 8.30 – 10.00 hrs
On the following day, the EUROPA 2 will reach an outstanding observation point: the ship will cruise along the picturesque Cote d’Azur. One of its most famous spas is St-Tropez, which combines sophisticated lifestyle and Provencal markets with an eccentric image and sights including the mansions built in the 17th and 18th centuries. Dive into the jet-set lifestyle and explore St-Tropez on foot, or take an excursion to Bormes les Mimosas*. This mediaeval city is one of the most beautiful places in France, and over 700 types of plants and flowers make for a splendid backdrop to a walk.
| Wed, 09.07.2014 |
Portofino/Italy , 8.00 – 15.00 hrs
Portofino is just as spectacular, and is a dream destination on the Italian coast. Enjoy a cappuccino on the waterside promenade and take in the atmosphere of this colourful village, or climb the steps to San Giorgio church, where you’ll be rewarded with idyllic views of the sea and bay. Alternatively, take a boat trip to Camogli and San Fruttuoso* – hidden treasures of the Italian Riviera. Cinque Terre – five villages snuggled tightly into the cliffs – makes for a breathtaking view when you cruise by in the EUROPA 2.
| Thu, 10.07.2014 |
Livorno (Florence)/Italy, 7.00 – 0.00 hrs
The following day will be dominated by one of Italy’s most significant cultural landscapes. Livorno is your starting point for exploring Tuscany. Florence* is a special gem, where the Medici encouraged a large number of artistic geniuses. Follow in the footsteps of Dante, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, and embrace the beauty of the Renaissance. Alternatively, in the dreamy village of Bolgheri you can taste Tuscan wine* and other Italian specialities. You can also opt to take a cycling tour through Lucca* and its historical diversity.
| Fri, 11.07.2014 |
Portoferraio/Elba/Italy, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs
Elba is also rich in history and natural beauty. The charm of the main city of Portoferraio lies in its narrow streets, comfortable cafes and mediaeval fortifications. Discover the many faces of Elba – with long sandy beaches, testaments to Spanish rule, mountainous and wooded stretches of land and typical Mediterranean vegetation – on an island tour* to the harbor towns Marciana Marina and Capoliveri or a hike* before parting from the sunny Mediterranean in Civitavecchia.
| Sat, 12.07.2014 |
Civitavecchia (Rome)/Italy, arrival 6.00 hrs
*?These arrangements are not covered by the cruise price. The on-shore activities listed are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
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