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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!



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

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

Inside Cabin $4,187        

Ocean View $4,567       

Balcony $5,017


$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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