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MV Aegean Odyssey

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Italy from Designs by Michaelangelo

Venice to Rome
October 2-18, 2015

This journey will take you to the gems of Italy: from the dazzling splendor of Byzantine Venice (including a private visit to see the mosaics of St Mark's) and the evocative ruins of Pompeii to the less-visited, but equally important, hill towns of Urbino and Lecce. You will also enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of the Adriatic as you cruise along the Dalmatian coast to the walled port of Dubrovnik, once described by George Bernard Shaw as “Paradise on Earth”.

 The ancient site of Butrint in Albania and the more hedonistic pleasures of Corfu follow en route to Taormina in Sicily, dominated by volcanic Mount Etna. It is then on to Amalfi and ancient Paestum, followed by romantic Sorrento for a visit to perhaps the most spectacular site of the ancient world, Pompeii. Your journey ends with a two-night hotel stay in that most magical of cities, Rome.

Voyage highlights

  • Cruise the beautiful Dalmatian coastline
  • An exclusive visit to St Mark’s in Venice
  • The majesty of Paestum’s Greek temples
Date Port Arrive Depart
02 Oct Friday Departure Depart North America   - -
03 Oct Saturday Venice, Italy Arrive Venice, Italy and transfer to hotel.   - overnight hotel 
04 Oct Sunday Venice, Italy Morning Venice orientation tour, afternoon at leisure. Evening exclusive visit to St Mark's  - overnight hotel 
05 Oct Monday Venice, Italy Morning at leisure and optional tours.Transfer to Aegean Odyssey.  - 7:00pm 
06 Oct Tuesday Urbino, Italy Visit the birthplace of Rafael, Palazzo Ducale and the magnificent Duomo.  8:00am  8:00pm 
07 Oct Wednesday Split, Croatia Morning tour of Palace of Diocletian including the Temple of Jupiter and Diocletian’s mausoleum. Afternoon option of visiting the delightful island of Trogir.   8:00am  8:00pm 
08 Oct Thursday Dubrovnik, Croatia Sightseeing in Dubrovnik including the 10th-century city walls, the Baroque church of St Blaise and the Cathedral.  8:00am  11:00pm 
09 Oct Friday Lecce, Italy Visit the 25,000-seat Roman amphitheatre and the stunning Palazzo Tamborino.  8:00am  7:00pm 
10 Oct Saturday Sarande, Albania The UNESCO World heritage site of BUTRINT - a changing settlement from Hellenistic, Roman, Medieval and Venetian times  7:00am  12:30pm 
10 Oct Saturday Corfu, Greece Sightseeing in Corfu, including the Byzantine museum.   2:00pm  midnight 
11 Oct Sunday At sea Lectures at sea.  - -
12 Oct Monday Taormina, Sicily Sightseeing in Taormina, including a visit to the Graeco-Roman theater. Cruise past Stromboli and through the Strait of Messina.   7:00am  1:00pm 
13 Oct Tuesday Amalfi, Italy Morning in Amalfi for a visit to PAESTUM. Afternoon cruising past Capri and the beautiful Amalfi Coast.   7:00am  2:00pm 
13 Oct Tuesday Sorrento, Italy Evening in Sorrento.  6:00pm  overnight 
14 Oct Wednesday Sorrento, Italy Sightseeing tour of POMPEII in the morning & Herculaneum in the afternoon.  - overnight 
15 Oct Thursday Sorrento, Italy Morning at leisure in Sorrento, option to visit Capri on your own.  - 2:00pm 
16 Oct Friday Rome, Italy Disembark in Civitavecchia and transfer to hotel. Morning tour - the COLOSSEUM & St Peter's Basilica. Free afternoon to explore.   6:00am  overnight hotel 
17 Oct Saturday Rome, Italy Day at leisure and optional tours.  - overnight hotel 
18 Oct Sunday Rome, Italy Transfer to Rome Airport for flight home.  - -

Cruise Fares

Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a complete vacation package, roundtrip airfare* is now included with this voyage!

Category  BALCONY Deck Brochure price Offer
Owner's Suites Lido
$ 12,250
$ 10,750
Junior Suites Lido
$ 11,450
$ 9,950
Deluxe Stateroom Bridge / Lido
$ 10,450
$ 8,950
Deluxe Stateroom Belvedere
$ 9,995
$ 8,495
Category  Premium Cabins  Deck Brochure price Offer
Deluxe Stateroom Belvedere
$ 9,150
$ 7,850
Deluxe Stateroom Belvedere / Bridge / Lido
$ 8,850
$ 7,550
Premium Outside Bridge / Lido
$ 8,395
$ 7,295
Premium Outside Belvedere / Columbus
$ 7,995
$ 6,895
Premium Outside Bridge
$ 7,695
$ 6,595
Standard Outside Columbus
$ 7,350
$ 6,250
Premium Inside Belvedere
$ 6,995
$ 5,995
Premium Inside Columbus
$ 6,695
$ 5,695
Standard Inside Belvedere / Columbus
$ 6,395
$ 5,495
 Category Single Cabins Deck Brochure price Offer
Deluxe Balcony Lido
$ 11,995
$ 10,450
Deluxe Outside Belvedere
$ 10,550
$ 9,155
Premium Outside Bridge / Lido
$ 9,650
$ 8,487
Premium Outside Belvedere / Bridge
$ 9,195
$ 8,027
Premium Outside Bridge
$ 8,850
$ 7,682
Standard Outside Columbus
$ 8,450
$ 7,285
Standard Inside Belvedere
$ 7,350
$ 6,387
Port Fees & Service Charges (included in the fares above)**
$ 450
Air Credit (when making your own air arrangements)
$ 2,000
Cruise Only Credit (when making own air and hotel arrangements)
$ 2,700

Your cruise fare includes:

Fares do not include:

Fly free to Europe*

Air-inclusive 2015 Mediterranean program uses the world’s leading airlines and offers convenient routings and exceptional savings.

Free roundtrip airfare is economy class only. All government and airline fees and taxes are included. A confirmed flight itinerary can be provided within 60 days of deposit for most departures. Some non-standard gateways may incur additional charges. Airline-imposed personal charges such as baggage fees may apply.  The air itinerary is subject to change and is not considered final until your airline ticket has been issued. You may not be able to change your confirmed flight arrangements without an additional fee. Some gateways require departures 1 day prior to dates on pre-cruise land programs or 1 day later than dates on post-cruise programs shown on the website and in the brochure.

Savings also extend to Business Class air travel with favorable upgrade costs to our included economy air arrangements. If you like traveling in extra comfort, be sure to ask about these very special upgrade fares when you book your vacation.

Included transfers

Transfers between airports, hotels and the MV Aegean Odyssey while on your cruise-tour abroad are included. You’ll be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred in comfort to the ship. At the end of your cruise holiday, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Note:Included transfers are provided only in conjunction with arrival and departure dates of cruise-tours (including optional pre- and post-cruise hotel stays) as outlined on the website and our brochure. Transfers are only included for guests utilizing flights organized by the cruise line.

Our website does not display live availability.Fares above are shown in US$. All prices and availability be will confirmed at time of enquiry. The single supplement offers only apply to our single cabin categories. Special Offers are strictly capacity controlled, subject to availability, may be withdrawn at any time and are not always combinable.