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The Legendary Riviera
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1420 - July 19-26, 2014 - Barcelona to Civitavecchia

Depart from Barcelona’s sunny coasts and enjoy FREEDOM THAT TAKES YOU PLACES at sea before reaching Napoleon’s native island of Corsica. Wander through the spa of St-Tropez on the Cote d’Azur and explore Bormes las Mimosas, one of the most beautiful places in France. The EUROPA 2 will cruise past breathtaking Cinque Terre before reaching Livorno, the starting point for explorations of Tuscany: Florence* is the birthplace of the Renaissance, and Lucca is also proud of its historical legacy. The mediaeval fortifications in Portoferraio and the various faces of Elba can be seen before we call at the port of Civitavecchia and bid farewell to the sunny Mediterranean.

The highlights of this cruise:

  • Where the jet set gathers: dreamlike hours in St-Tropez.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: the historic centre of Florence*.
  • Between Napoleon and national parks: the enchanting island of Elba.
  • On board: Una Notte Italiana – the Italian night at the pool.

*These arrangements are not covered by the cruise price. The on-shore activities listed are in the planning stage. Subject to changes

Date Destination
19-Jul-2014
Barcelona/Spain, departure 0.00 hrs
Embarkation of the MS Europa 2. Departure at midnight.
20-Jul-2014
Relaxation at sea
21-Jul-2014
Calvi/Corsica/France, 7.00 – 15.00 hrs

After a relaxing day at sea, Corsica welcomes you with the impressive Calvi citadel – the ideal spot for a magnificent panoramic view. Explore the peaceful, quiet streets of the upper city whilst the bustling port promenade in the lower city invites you to take a wander. Take a mountain-bike tour* to La Revellata*, passing dreamlike vistas, and experience Corsica a different way. The Mediterranean fragrance of olive trees, cypresses and oleander will envelop you in the Parc de Saleccia* gardens.

CHILDREN’S EXCURSION: Today we have to climb a lot of steps before we reach Calvi Citadel*. But it’ll be worth it: when we get to the top, we’ll hear great stories and enjoy the view of the sea.

22-Jul-2014
Cruise along the Cote d’Azur, approx. 8.30 – 10.00 hrs
St-Tropez/France, 11.00 – 18.00 hrs

On the following day, the EUROPA 2 will reach an outstanding observation point: the ship will cruise along the picturesque Cote d’Azur. One of its most famous spas is St-Tropez, which combines sophisticated lifestyle and Provencal markets with an eccentric image and sights including the mansions built in the 17th and 18th centuries. Dive into the jet-set lifestyle and explore St-Tropez on foot, or take an excursion to Bormes les Mimosas*. This mediaeval city is one of the most beautiful places in France, and over 700 types of plants and flowers make for a splendid backdrop to a walk.

TEENS’ EXCURSION: Ready your cameras and set off on a photo rally through St-Tropez*. Explore this spa city with its great yacht harbour and take photos of your favourite places. We’ll put the best photos on display.

23-Jul-2014
Portofino/Italy, 8.00 – 14.00 hrs
Cruise along Cinque Terre

Portofino is just as spectacular, and is a dream destination on the Italian coast. Enjoy a cappuccino on the waterside promenade and take in the atmosphere of this colourful village, or climb the steps to San Giorgio church, where you’ll be rewarded with idyllic views of the sea and bay. Alternatively, take a boat trip to Santa Margherita and Rapallo* – hidden treasures of the Italian Riviera. Cinque Terre – five villages snuggled tightly into the cliffs makes for a breathtaking view when you cruise by in the EUROPA 2.

24-Jul-2014
Livorno (Florence)/Italy, 7.00 – 0.00 hrs

The following day will be dominated by one of the most significant Italian cultural landscapes. Livorno is your starting point for exploring Tuscany. Florence* is a special gem, where the Medici encouraged a large number of artistic geniuses. Follow in the footsteps of Dante, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, and embrace the beauty of the Renaissance. Alternatively, in the dreamy village of Bolgheri you can taste Tuscan wine* and other Italian specialities. You can also opt to take a cycling tour through Lucca* and its historical diversity.

FAMILY EXCURSION: The Leaning Tower of Pisa* is famous around the world. Today we’ll pay a visit to this famous building and find out why it is so askew and why it doesn’t fall over.

25-Jul-2014
Portoferraio/Elba/Italy, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

Elba is also rich in history and natural beauty. The charm of the main city of Portoferraio lies in its narrow streets, comfortable cafes and mediaeval fortifications. Discover the many faces of Elba – with long sandy beaches, testaments to Spanish rule, mountainous and wooded stretches of land and typical Mediterranean vegetation – on an island tour* or a hike* before parting from the sunny Mediterranean in Civitavecchia.

26-Jul-2014
Civitavecchia (Rome)/Italy, arrival 6.00 hrs
Disembarkation

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.


5% early booking discount if booked before December  21, 2013!

Category

Cabin Type

Prices per person USD

0

Guaranteed Veranda/Ocean Suite¹

$5,130

1

Veranda/Ocean Suite

$5,930

2

Veranda/Ocean Suite

$6,500

1-2

Veranda/Ocean Suite for single occupancy

$8,130

3

Veranda/Ocean Suite

$7,180

4

Veranda/Ocean Suite

$7,490

3-4

Veranda/Ocean Suite for single occupancy

$9,690

5

Veranda Suite

$8,130

6

Spa Suite

$12,180

7

Spa Suite

$12,510

8

Grand Suite

$12,180

9

Grand Suite

$12,510

10

Grand Penthouse Suite

on request

11

Owner Suite

on request

12

Family apartment (2x20 m²)

$7,490

13

Grand Suite, equiped for disabled guests

$10,620

14

Additional bed for 3rd person

$4,060

 

All fares are based on the current Euro to Dollar exchange rate and are subject to change.

¹ You pay only the guaranteed price for double occupancy shown here. Accommodation will be provided in a Veranda/Ocean Suite of Category 1 to 4, subject to availability. If you book a combination of several cruises in a guaranteed Veranda/Ocean Suite, it will be necessary to change suites after each individual cruise. Continuous occupancy of the same suite throughout the cruises is not possible. You will receive your exact suite number on board at the beginning of the cruise (limited allotment).

² If you book your cruise 210 days (approx. 7 months) or earlier prior to departure, you will receive an early booking discount of 5% on the cruise-only price (catalogue price minus surcharge for travel arrangements to cruise departure point and from cruise arrival point as well as share of fuel costs (ship)).