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Explore the Mediterranean on this 7-night cruise on board 5* Crown Princess visiting fascinating cities and beautiful resorts including Gibraltar, Provence and Florence.

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

Departing from Barcelona, Spain, this 7-night cruise visits historical Gibraltar, Marseilles, the capital of the French region of Provence, Genoa, and Livorno in Italy, for access to Pisa or Florence, before reaching Civitavecchia, Rome’s major port city.

Inclusions

  • Flight from Dublin to Barcelona
  • 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 Rome to Dublin
  • Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per person

Itinerary

Day 1 Barcelona, Spain

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

Day 2 At Sea

Cruising.

Day 3 Gibraltar

The Rock crouches over the sea like an ancient stone beast, looking Sphinx-like to Africa. Beneath the white cliffs of this natural fortress grows a profusion of palm, pine, and cypress. No fewer than 600 varieties of flowers thrive here, some not found anywhere else on Earth. Gibraltar’s stunning setting is matched by its history – five countries have battled for 13 centuries to control the passage between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. The result made for a cultural melting pot. Veiled Moroccan women in caftans and vacationing Englishmen and Spaniards stroll along the narrow, steep lanes. The locals revert to a liquid Spanish when talking among themselves. And visitors to a 15th-century cathedral pass through a blue-tiled courtyard, once part of a 13th-century mosque. Helmeted bobbies, pillar-boxes and pubs make for a bit of Britain in the Mediterranean. Gibraltar is a fascinating place, from its caves and batteries to the Barbary apes gamboling on the slopes of the Rock.

Day 4 At Sea

Cruising.

Day 5 Marseilles, France

Whether it is basking in the Mediterranean sunshine or being cooled by the famous Mistral wind France’s second largest city and the capital of the Provence- Côte d’Azur region, is always a fascinating place to visit and a wonderful place for a leisurely lunch. As France’s most important port, Marseille boasts connections with Africa, Italy and Spain. The strong mistral wind blows away all traces of pollution and provides a clarity of air so pure that many famous artists have been attracted to the city: Cézanne; Braque; Derain; Dufy and Marquet.

Day 6 Genoa, Italy

During a holiday to Genoa you can explore its old town: a dense and fascinating warren of medieval alleyways home to large palazzi built in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by Genoa’s wealthy mercantile families and now transformed into museums and art galleries. You should seek out the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, the Palazzo Ducale, and the Renaissance palaces of Via Garibaldi which contain the cream of Genoa’s art collections, as well as furniture and decor from the grandest days of the city’s past, when its ships sailed to all corners of the Mediterranean Sea. The Acquario di Genova is the city’s pride and joy, parked like a giant ocean liner on the waterfront, with seventy tanks housing sea creatures from all the world’s major habitats, including the world’s biggest reconstruction of a Caribbean coral reef. It’s a great aquarium by any standards, the second largest in Europe by capacity, and boasts a fashionably ecology-conscious slant and excellent background information in Italian and English.

Day 7 Livorno, Italy

Livorno is the gateway to glorious Tuscany. Visit Florence – the cradle of the Renaissance – home to the Duomo, the Uffizi and the Ponte Vecchio. Here the Medici fostered a city-state whose cultural legacy is as great as classical Athens. Giants like Dante, Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Galileo infused the West with a new creative spirit. Then there is Pisa, Florence’s rival for political power. Pisa, a brash, commercial seafaring town rivaled the great maritime powers of Venice and Genoa. The city was a leader in art and architecture second only to Florence.

Day 8 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

Following your departure from the Crown 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.

Extra Information

Booking Remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable non-transferable deposit of 15% required at time of booking. Balance due 16 weeks from departure
  • 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: €879pp
  Number of nights: 7

11 Apr 2020 Inside €1209 €934
11 Apr 2020 Oceanview €1429 €1077
11 Apr 2020 Balcony €1429 €1099
02 May 2020 Inside €1219 €879
02 May 2020 Oceanview €1443 €1099
02 May 2020 Balcony €1443 €1209

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