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Corsica's Wild Beauty and Spanish Mondernity
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1419 - July 12-19, 2014 - Civitavecchia to Barcelona

Sunsets and orange and lemon groves: Sorrento, perched high above the sea and surrounded by impressive cliffs, offers a dreamlike view of the Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius. The excavations at Pompeii* grant fascinating insights into the everyday life of the ancient Romans. The Blue Grotto* and a red sun – Capri holds its own romantic promise! Enjoy the picturesque old town of Bonifacio on Corsica, whilst Ibiza invites you to walk between the old city walls. In the futuristic city of Valencia, enjoy both tradition and modernity. A fascinating ensemble of glass and steel has become part of the landscape in the City of Arts and Sciences*. The backdrop of Barcelona is no less impressive, where your cruise will come to an atmospheric end.

The highlights of this cruise:

  • Wine tasting in the hills of Sorrento*.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: the picturesque old town of Ibiza.
  • Cycling tour* in the City of Arts and Sciences – Valencia.
  • On board: Eleganza Italiana – fashion, design and la dolce vita.

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

Date Destination
12-Jul-2014
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Embarkation of the MS Europa 2.  Deparutre at 20.00 hrs
Your holiday under the Mediterranean sun begins in Civitavecchia.
13-Jul-2014
Sorrento/Italy, 8.00 – 14.00 hrs
Capri/Italy, 16.00 – 23.00 hrs

Even the following day will be dominated by la dolce vita. Sorrento towers on steep white cliffs, surrounded by pine forests and lemon groves. Wander through the streets, enjoy the spectacular view of the Gulf of Naples and try the local limoncello in one of the cafes. More enjoyable moments await you at a wine-tasting event in the hills of Sorrento*. Journey into the past on a visit to Pompeii*. Around 2,000 years ago, the surprising eruption of Vesuvius brought life in this thriving city to a complete halt. Take a tour of the excavations, and enjoy fascinating insights into the everyday life of the ancient Romans. In the late afternoon, when the last rays of sunlight bathe the bays of Capri in magical light, we will reach the legendary island. On an individual exploration, you will get a sense the special atmosphere which has attracted kings, artists and writers.

Teens´ Excursion: In Sorrento you can learn to make a pizza like an Italian*. Travel by bus along the coast to a farmhouse, where a pizzailo will show you how to make this delicious dish. Put your favourite pizza together and look forward to tucking in!

14-Jul-2014
Porto di Ponza/Ponza, Ponza Islands/Italy, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

The following morning, Porto di Ponza will greet you with an impressive panorama, where you can still experience authentic Italy. This area surrounds the port like an amphitheatre. Enjoy relaxing hours, either walking on the Corso Pisacane, sunbathing in the crescent-shaped Chiaia di Luna or on an individual boat tour to hidden caves.

15-Jul-2014
Crossing the Strait of Bonifacio, approx. 6.00 – 7.00 hrs
Bonifacio/Corsica/France, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

With its dreamlike surroundings and harbour perched on a limestone plateau, Bonifacio is one of the most impressive cities in the Mediterranean. You can reach the old city with its narrow cobbled streets by crossing a drawbridge, and from the upper city you can enjoy majestic views of the sea. Take a city tour including a boat trip* and you will have plenty of time to let the diverse impressions of the city take a hold of you. Alternatively, take a countryside trip to Col de Bavella* in the Corsican mountain world: encounter primaeval nature through narrow bends and dense woods.

Children´s Excursion: City tours can be great fun! All aboard the small train* for a journey into the upper part of Bonifacio. Gaze down from here and take in the EUROPA 2 in the harbour. Round off the day with a trip through the old town and enjoy a delicious ice cream.

16-Jul-2014
Relaxation at sea
17-Jul-2014
Ibiza/Balearic Islands/Spain 7.00 – 0.00 hrs

Pure joie de vivre awaits you on Ibiza. The Mediterranean fragrance of oranges and almonds will draw you into the centre of the island, and fine sandy beaches and turquoise blue water will tempt you back out to the bays. Explore the beautiful old town on a walk between the old city walls – with detours into original boutiques, designer shops and bars.

18-Jul-2014
Valencia/Spain, 9.00 – 19.00 hrs

Valencia has great diversity, combining cultural history with futuristic modernity like no other city can. A city tour* will take you past the traditional bullfighting arena and on to Mercado Central, where 1,200 traders present their goods under a colourful cupola decorated with azulejos. The pioneering aspects of this Spanish metropolis can be seen on a cycling tour along the river Turia*: the City of Arts and Sciences has led to the development of a fascinating ensemble of glass and steel on the banks.

Family Excursion: In Valencia we get ready to visit some of our underwater friends! In the Oceanografic* aquarium, there are over 500 varieties of plants and animals species, including sharks, sea lions and penguins. Learn exciting facts about different habitats - from the Arctic to the tropics!

19-Jul-2014
Barcelona/Spain, arrival 7.00 hrs
Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

The backdrop of Barcelona is no less impressive, where your cruise will come to an atmospheric end.


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


Cruise Rates

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

$8,120

3 Veranda/Ocean Suite

$7,180

4 Veranda/Ocean Suite

$7,490

3-4 Veranda/Ocean Suite for single occupancy

$9,680

5 Veranda Suite

$8,120

6 Spa Suite

$12,180

7 Spa Suite

$12,500

8 Grand Suite

$12,180

9 Grand Suite

$12,500

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)).