The Legendary Riviera
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1422 - August 2-9, 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
Barcelona/Spain, departure 0.00 hrs
Embarkation of the MS Europa 2. Depart at midnight.
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
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
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.
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
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
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 (Rome)/Italy, arrival 6.00
* 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 January 4, 2014!
Prices per person
||Veranda/Ocean Suite for single
||Veranda/Ocean Suite for single
||Grand Penthouse Suite
||Family apartment (2x20
||Grand Suite, equiped for disabled
||Additional bed for 3rd
All fares are based on the current Euro to Dollar exchange rate and are subject to
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)).