Romantic Capri and volcanic
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1423 - August 9-16, 2014 - Civitavecchia to Malta
The FREEDOM THAT TAKES YOU PLACES begins
for you in Civitavecchia. Your first destination is idyllic Bonifacio in Corsica, followed by
Cagliari in Sardinia with its historic city centre. The white sandy beaches here are also a great
place to sunbathe, and from Serdiana* you can enjoy magnificent views of the mountain scenery.
Capri is captivating with its play of colours at the Blue Grotto, and Lipari awaits your visit with
its typical Italian charm. The neighbouring island of Vulcano lives up to its name, whilst at the
foot of Mount Etna in Sicily, the lava flows have created a bizarre landscape making you want to
discover more. Your cruise draws to a close with a wealth of new impressions in the picturesque
port of Valletta.
Highlights of this
- Mediterranean islands: Corsica, Sardinia and
- The epitome of Romance: Capri.
- UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites with spectacular
landscapes – the Lipari Islands.
- On board: la cucina Italiana – culinary delights and gourmet
*These arrangements are not covered by the cruise price. The on-shore activities listed
are in the planning stage. Subject to changes
|Day 1 -
|Embarkation of the MS
Europa 2 inCivitavecchia (Rome)/Italy, departure 20.00 hrs. The freedom that takes you places begins for you in
Civitavecchia, the gateway to Rome.
|Day 2 -
Bonifacio/Corsica/France - 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
destination: Bonifacio on Corsica. One way of making the
most of this idyllic town is on a walking tour*, taking a little train up to the
higher part of town. From the Esplanade Saint Francois you will get a great view
of the town’s cliffs and the Saint Dominique church with its octagonal bell
tower, one of the few Gothic buildings on the island. Take a boat trip* to
discover hidden caves, which have been carved out of the craggy limestone cliffs
by the waves. Or take a scenic journey to the Col de Bavella* to discover the
fabulous mountain scenery of Corsica.
|Day 3 -
Cagliari/Sardinia/Italy, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
|Cagliari on the island of Sardinia also promises a varied
experience, with a historic centre featuring sights such as the Elephant Tower and
plenty of shops and cafes as well as some fine sandy beaches. A particularly
enjoyable part of the city tour* is a wander around Italy’s largest fish market,
the Mercato di San Benedetto, with its many different kinds of seafood. You can
also venture out into the surrounding area to visit Dolianova and Serdiana*.
Leaving this former diocese, the journey takes you through idyllic hilly
countryside to a family-run vineyard, where you can enjoy a wine tasting.
large island seen in miniature: at the Sardegna in
miniatura* theme park, we will see detailed reproductions of Sardinia’s
beautiful buildings. We then start our boat trip around the mini version of the
|Day 4 - Cruising
around Capri, Italy approx. 11.00 – 12.30 hrs. Capri/Italy 1:00 pm - Midnight
|On the third day of the
cruise, you will approach a true pearl of the Mediterranean: Capri. To start, the EUROPA 2 cruises around the island. From the
veranda of your suite, you can enjoy the views of the spectacular cliffs before
exploring Capri on an individual shore excursion – visiting dreamy beaches, seeing
the play of colours at the Blue grotto or enjoying an espresso on the
|Day 5 - Porto di
Ponza/Ponza/Ponza Islands/Italy - 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
|In Porto di
colourful houses surround the port like a kind of amphitheatre. Watch life pass you
by on the piazza at the far end of the Corso Pisacane boulevard, or unwind on the
beach at Chiaia di Luna.
|Day 6 -
Lipari/Lipari Islands/Italy - 8:00 am - 2:00 pm & Vulcano/Lipari Islands/Italy
- 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Italian charm also makes
its mark in the historic town of Lipari on the island of the same name, the largest of the Lipari
Islands, which are all of volcanic origin. Discover this UNESCO World Natural
Heritage Site on a scenic tour*. The archaeological museum* provides some
enlightening insights into the cultural history of the islands. In the afternoon,
the EUROPA 2 takes you to Lipari’s neighbouring island,
Vulcano, which truly lives up to its name. Steam rises out of
fumaroles and you can take a thermal bath in the hot mud baths before heading off
to Sicily and Mount Etna.
TEEN EXCURSION: On Lipari, a motor boat trip marks the exciting start to a
by the volcano*. You will discover various caves and an underwater tunnel,
which is home to countless fish.
|Day 7 - Naxos
(Taormina)/Sicily/Italy - 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
|From Naxos, you will reach Taormina, which is situated on a plateau in the
cliffs above the Ionian Sea. The town is an attractive place for sightseeing and
shopping, and you can discover the ancient buildings and little boutiques and craft
shops on a walking tour*. Immerse yourself in the lively goings-on in the streets
of Taormina on one of Italy’s biggest holidays – Ferragosto (the Assumption of the
Virgin Mary) – and enjoy the spectacular views of Mount Etna. Or take a trip by
all-terrain vehicle* to the slopes of the volcano in the Valle del Bove, where lava
flows have created a bizarre landscape.
Fancy a bit of cool refreshment? The beach at
Giardini-Naxos* is one of the longest in the area surrounding
Taormina and it is perfect for plenty of fun in the
|Day 8 -
Valletta/Malta, arrival 5:00 am
|Your cruise draws to a
close as you enter the picturesque port of Valletta.
* 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 11, 2014!
Person in USD
||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)).