On board MS EUROPA 2 from Civitavecchia (Rome) to Barcelona

Art, culture and Mediterranean joie de vivre

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The discoveries waiting for you on Italian, French and Spanish shores are as inspiring as the coastlines are picturesque. A fascinating cruise that takes in the many facets of the Mediterranean. The islands of Capri, Corsica and Menorca are inviting with their amazing panoramas, bizarre cliff coastlines and idyllic underwater worlds. Cartagena with its chequered past and Valencia – time honoured and modern – line your route to Barcelona, where your cruise will draw to a close.

from Civitavecchia (Rome) to Barcelona

Cruise dates:from 11.07.2015 to 18.07.2015 (7 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA 2
Cruise number: EUX1518

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This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]

Highlights of this cruise

  • The embodiment of romanticism: Capri and the magically illuminated Blue Grotto.
  • Explore Cartagena on a Segway**.
  • Futuristic: explore the City of Arts and Sciences** in Valencia.



Sat, 11.07.2015

Scheduled flight from Germany to Rome and transfer to the embarkation point
Civitavecchia (Rome)/Italy, departure 21.00 hrs

Civitavecchia (Rome)
Arrive a little earlier in the Mare Nostrum of the ancient Romans and discover the Eternal City*.

Sun, 12.07.2015

Capri/Italy , 10.00 – 18.00 hrs

A spectacular craggy coastline and a play of light: take in the island’s special atmosphere – for example, on idyllic beaches, enjoying an espresso on the promenade or on an individual boat trip to the legendary Blue Grotto.

Mon, 13.07.2015

Bonifacio/Corsica/France , 9.00 – 17.00 hrs

The houses in the old part of town sitting above the craggy coastline like a natural balcony, and the Esplanade Saint Francois in the upper town offers a magnificent view over the countryside surrounding Bonifacio and of the octagonal bell tower of the Gothic Saint Dominique church. All the aspects of this lovely town will be revealed to you on a city walking tour with a boat trip**.

Tue, 14.07.2015

Mahon/Menorca/Balearic Islands/Spain, 10.00 – 0.00 hrs

Unspoilt nature and traditional villages account for the appeal of Menorca, a large part of which is protected as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. As well as lonely beaches, discover the charming historic centre of Mahon or paddle through the Bay of Fornells** on a kayak tour past tiny islands and the rocky coastline with hidden coves. The idyllic underwater world of Menorca will be revealed on a diving trip**.

Wed, 15.07.2015

Relaxation at sea

Thu, 16.07.2015

Cartagena/Spain, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

The harbour city on the Costa Calida can look back over a chequered past. Follow the traces of its ancient past – for example, at the Roman theatre – and enjoy the panoramic views from the Castillo de la Concepcion. Just as magnificent is Murcia** with its landmark cathedral, which combines architectural styles from five different centuries.

Fri, 17.07.2015

Valencia/Spain, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

No other city combines cultural riches and futuristic modernity quite like Valencia. The cathedral, which was built over the remains of an Arabian mosque, and the famous Mercado Central stand in contrast to the visionary side of the city. You can explore this side on a bicycle tour along the Turia River**. In the dried up river bed, an impressive glass and steel building has been erected to house the City of Arts and Sciences – designed by leading architect Santiago Calatrava.

Sat, 18.07.2015

Barcelona/Spain, arrival 7.00 hrs
Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

Your cruise ends in the Catalonian capital. Or you can extend your stay in the city for a while longer with a culinary foray*.

* The pre- and post-cruise programmes listed are not included in the cruise price.
** The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

Following programmes we offer in German:



Exclusive, renowned guests discuss contemporary issues

Sabine Christiansen, one of the most famous journalists in Germany, will invite renowned experts in the fields of finance, politics and society to discuss contemporary issues. At talk2christiansen presentations, discussion rounds and conversations, you will meet international politicians, Nobel Prize winners, entrepreneurs, experts, best-selling authors and figures from public life. In this exclusive format, you will come face-to-face with people who have something to say.  For example, previous guests who have participated in talk2christiansen include Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences; Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference; Frank Sieren, a leading specialist on Asia; Dirk “Mr DAX” Müller; and many others.

Family cruise

A holiday is a chance to spend some time as a family – and on board the EUROPA 2, there are plenty of exciting opportunities for parents and children to discover the world together, or to go their own way if they prefer. In addition to a varied on-board programme of games and sports as well as arts and crafts, children and teens on family cruises can take part in specifically tailored excursions*. Our travel concierge service will be happy to suggest personalised family excursions* for you.

* This service is not included in the cruise price.