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

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The wild romance of Corsica. Legendary Capri. The power of fire on the Lipari Islands. Discover the fascination of Mediterranean islands. The colourful houses in Positano cling to the steep hillsides and the Italian resort will welcome you with its own world-famous fashion. In Sicily, enjoy views of smoking Mount Etna, the most active volcano in Europe. After seven fascinating days in the Mediterranean, you will leave the EUROPA 2 in Valletta, one of Europe’s most beautiful capital cities.

from Civitavecchia (Rome) to Valletta

Cruise dates:from 22.08.2015 to 29.08.2015 (7 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA 2
Cruise number: EUX1524

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

Highlights of this cruise

  • Colourful houses on steep slopes: Positano on the Amalfi Coast.
  • Powerfully romantic: the legendary island of Capri.
  • Bizarre lava flows: travel in off-road vehicles** to Mount Etna.
  • On board: make and enjoy your own delicious ice cream.



Sat, 22.08.2015

Scheduled flight from Germany to Rome and transfer to the embarkation point
Civitavecchia (Rome)/Italy, departure 22.00 hrs

Civitavecchia (Rome)
Join our pre-cruise programme* and discover Rome, the Eternal City.

Sun, 23.08.2015

Bonifacio/Corsica/France , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

A fascinating sight: the port of Bonifacio sits on a limestone plateau. The historic part of the town with its narrow cobbled streets can be reached via a drawbridge and there are magnificent views over the sea from the upper town. You will have time to let all these impressions sink in on a walking tour of the city with a boat trip**.

Mon, 24.08.2015

Positano/Italy , arrival 15.00 hrs

The colourful houses cling to the hillsides and are surrounded by fragrant orange and lemon groves. On your individual shore excursion, you will be able to discover little boutiques with the local fashions for which Positano has become world famous, whilst restaurants around the picturesque harbour serve local specialities.

Tue, 25.08.2015

Positano , departure 6.30 hrs
Capri/Italy , 8.00 – 20.00 hrs
Circumnavigation of the island of Capri in the evening

This legendary island has already drawn plenty of artists, intellectuals and writers under its spell. Discover its beauty for yourself – on idyllic beaches, in the sea of colours of the Blue Grotto or whilst enjoying an espresso on the promenade. An unforgettable highlight is the circumnavigation of the island on board the EUROPA 2 – with spectacular views of the craggy coastline.

Wed, 26.08.2015

Lipari/Lipari Islands/Italy , 14.00 – 21.00 hrs
Circumnavigation of the island of Stromboli in the late evening

The historic part of Lipari, capital of the island of the same name, is full of Italian charm. This is the largest of the volcanic Lipari Islands. On a discovery tour**, some idyllic impressions of this UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site will unfold.

Thu, 27.08.2015

Naxos (Taormina)/Sicily/Italy , 10.00 – 21.00 hrs

Naxos (Taormina)/Sicily
From Naxos you can get to Taormina**, which sits on top of the cliffs over the Ionian Sea with unique views of smoking Mount Etna. You can get even closer to the famous volcano on a trip by off-road vehicle** to the Valle del Bove, where the lava flows have formed a bizarre landscape.

Fri, 28.08.2015

Valletta/Malta, arrival 17.00 hrs
Overnight stay on board

One of the most beautiful capital cities in Europe has a unique medieval charm. Inside the mighty fortified walls, the narrow streets are a great place to take a stroll. Following one last night on board, your cruise draws to a close – or you can get to know the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Valletta better on our post-cruise programme.

Sat, 29.08.2015

Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

* 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:


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.