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Explore the fantastic cities and Isles of the Mediterranean on this 7-night cruise on board 5* Crown Princess, including some lesser travelled gems.

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Free Flights, Transfers & Baggage from Dublin! Book by 23rd December

Departing from Athens, this cruise visits the beautiful Greek Island Santorini, Kotor in Montenegro, Messina on the Italian island of Sicily, and Naples before cruising to the final destination Barcelona.

Inclusions

  • Flight from Dublin to Athens
  • Airport transfers to the port
  • 7 nights onboard the 5* Crown Princess based on 2 sharing
  • Superb dining on a full board basis
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Ocean Medallion wearable tech
  • Return transfer from port to airport
  • Flight from Barcelona to Dublin
  • Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per person

Itinerary

Day 1 Athens (Piraeus), Italy

On arrival in Athens, you will be transferred to the port in Piraeus to board your cruise ship, the 5* Crown Princess.

The past maintains a vibrant presence in the cradle of Western civilization. Atop the Acropolis, the serene Parthenon sails above the commotion of the modern city. The tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides were performed in the Theater of Dionysus at the foot of the Acropolis. On Pnyx Hill, citizens of a fledgling democracy gathered to cast their votes on Athens’ destiny. Then there is the hustle and bustle of the modern city, a metropolis of 4.5 million that spreads out from the foot of Mt. Lycabettus and across the plain. Packed with busy shops and lively tavernas, modern Athens is a colorful counterpoint to classical Greece. Piraeus is the port city for Athens and has been Athens’ port of entry for over two millennia.

Day 2 Santorini, Greece

Did the catastrophic volcanic eruption that ravaged Santorini circa 1600 B.C. destroy Crete’s ancient Minoan civilization – and give birth to the myth of Atlantis? In 1967, archaeologists on Santorini unearthed the remains of a Bronze Age city that may have been home to as many as 30,000 people. Whether the Lost Continent of Atlantis is rooted in myth or reality, an undisputed fact remains. The eruption created a caldera – and one of the most dramatic land and seascapes in the entire Mediterranean. On Santorini, whitewashed buildings cling to vertiginous cliffs that plunge to a turquoise sea. Part of the Cyclades Archipelago, the three-island group of Santorini, Thirasia and uninhabited Aspronisi present the traveler with unforgettable vistas. The island has had a number of names throughout history – from Strongyle or “Round” to Thera in honor of an ancient hero. Santorini is more recent and stems from the island church dedicated to St. Irene – Santa Rini to foreign sailors. Note: Santorini is an anchorage port: passengers transfer to shore via shore tender.

Day 3 At Sea

Cruising

Day 4 Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor lies at the head of Boka Bay. Bordered by towering limestone cliffs, the winding bay is actually Southern Europe’s longest and most dramatic fjord. The port itself is a medieval gem: its narrow, asymmetrical streets are lined with ancient stone houses, old palaces, and churches dating from the 12th century. Kotor is also your gateway to the cultural and scenic wonders of Montenegro, from the old royal capital at Cetinje to the marshes and wildlife of Lake Skadar National Park. Kotor is renowned for its nightlife: the streets of the old port are lined with pubs, taverns and cafés. The city is also host to a renowned summer carnival. Kotor is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship’s tender.

Day 5 Messina, Sicily, Italy

Messina has played a major role in European history since its founding as a Greek colony in the 8th century B.C. During the Roman Empire, the city was a major port and commercial center, during the Middle Ages, Messina was the major port of departure for Crusaders. History has also left its scars: a massive earthquake leveled much of the city in 1908 and the World War II campaign for Sicily devastated Messina. Yet Messina emerged from that devastation with some of its historic treasures intact, including the 12th-century Annunziata dei Catalani Church. Messina is also your gateway to the rugged beauty of southeast Sicily, from the seaside resort of Taormina to Mt. Etna. Between the fall of Rome and the 1861 unification of Italy, the Arabs, the Normans, the Germans, the Spanish and the French ruled Sicily.

Day 6 Naples, Italy ( Capri & Pompeii)

Italy’s third-largest city, Naples is a bustling metropolis famed for it stately buildings, crowded streets, pizza – and notoriously bad traffic. However, this beautiful city is rich in centuries-old culture and customs. Naples is also your gateway to the Isle of Capri, the fabled Amalfi Coast and the ruins of Pompeii, buried in ash by the cataclysmic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Naples boasts an ideal location, with both the ruins of Roman cities and the stunning Amalfi Coast in easy reach.

Day 7 At Sea

Cruising

Day 8 Barcelona, Spain

Following your departure from the Emerald Princess, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight home to Dublin.

Accommodation

Crown Princess

Enjoy sweeping views of the world while sailing on Crown Princess. From her nearly 900 balconies to the breathtaking three-story Atrium, you’ll discover a relaxing atmosphere filled with an array of world class entertainment and dining options that will greet you each day when you return from making fascinating discoveries ashore.

  • Last Refurbished: April 2018

  • Guest Capacity: 3,080 lower berths

  • Number of Crew: 1,200

  • Tonnage: 113,561

Extra Information

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable deposit of €250 per person
  • Optional Insurance available (call for details)
  • Child and family prices available on request
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.

  Cost per person: €989pp
  Number of nights: 7

25 Apr 2020 Inside €1389 €989
25 Apr 2020 Oceanview Sold Out
25 Apr 2020 Balcony Sold Out
16 May 2020 Inside €1499 €1099
16 May 2020 Oceanview €1774 €1374
16 May 2020 Balcony €1939 €1539

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