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Mediterranean Romance

An unforgettable 11 day cruise with Holland America Cruise Lines!
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Glide along the waters to the ambrosial Greek Islands, Albania, Malta, Italy, France, and Spain with Holland America Cruise Lines.

Day 1: Enjoy a home pickup to O'Hare Airport for an overnight nonstop flight to Athens, Greece!

 

Day 2: Arrive in Athens today. Embarkation begins. One of the world’s oldest maritime powers, Athens is blessed with a balmy climate and stunning coastline.

 

Day 3: A day in Katakolon (Olympia), Greece. The port of Katakolon is the gateway to the Peloponnese, one of Greece’s most intriguing and least well-known areas.

 

Day 4: Explore Sarande, Albania. Long overlooked because of Albania's political isolation from the rest of Europe, this 80-kilometer (50-mile) stretch of the northern Ionian Sea has seaside towns and stunning blue waters that visitors are now rediscovering.

 

Day 5: A day at sea.

 

Day 6: A full day at Valletta, Malta. The city dates back to the 16th century and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980. The ancient city of Valletta is teeming with historic monuments, churches and gardens.

 

Day 7: Explore Taormina, Italy. Then, cruise the southernmost region on the Italian peninsula: The Strait of Messina. This evening, cruise the Stromboli Volcano: home to the second most active volcano on Earth.

 

Day 8: Enjoy a full day in Naples (Pompeii/Amalfi), Italy. Home of Mount Vesuvius, Naples is the third-largest city in Italy after Rome and Milan, and arguably the most colorful and seductive of them all

 

Day 9: Explore Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy and experience its bustling modernism along with its rich history.

 

Day 10: A scenic day of cruising the Bonifacio Strait - the famous passageway between Corsica (France) and Sardinia (Italy). Explore Ajaccio, Corsica, France - Most famous as the birthplace of a diminutive, strong-willed local who went on to become known simply as Napoleon.

 

Day 11: A full day in the dreamy French town of Villefranche-sur-Mer (Nice), France. Take a dip in crystalline waters or laze in the sun at Plage de la Marinière.

 

Day 12: A full day at sea.

 

Day 13: Disembark in Barcelona, Spain. Enjoy a full day of touring, dinner and overnight stay. Barcelona is a vibrant port city, packed with centuries of iconic art and architecture and lined with sunny white-sand beaches.

 

Day 14: Breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Chicago!

PRICE INCLUDES:

 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day of sailing, home pickup to and from airport, roundtrip airfare and airport transfers, port charges, 11 day cruise, 1 cocktail party, full day tour in Barcelona, Spain with dinner, overnight stay in Barcelona with breakfast and transfer to the airport.

 

*Please note a valid passport is required for this tour. Passport must be valid 6 months before and after travel*

13 Nights

14
days
September 7 - 20, 2024
PRICE: Per Person Based on Double Occupancy
 

Inside Cabin $4,187        

Ocean View $4,567       

Balcony $5,017

PAYMENT DATES:

$300 deposit pp required + optional travel protection

Second payment of $2,000 pp due 5/5/24

Final Payment due 6/5/24

Travel protection is recommended to avoid cancellation fees.

*No refunds provided after 6/5/24*

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