Corsica's Wild Beauty and
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
*These arrangements are not covered by the cruise price. The on-shore activities listed are in
the planning stage. Subject to changes
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Embarkation of the MS Europa
2. Deparutre at 20.00 hrs
Your holiday under the Mediterranean sun begins in Civitavecchia.
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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)).