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Magical Light and Volcanic Islands: Rome, Italy to Valletta, Malta
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1524- August 22-29, 2015

The wild romance of Corsica. Legendary Capri. The power of fire on the Lipari Islands. Discover the fascination of Mediterranean islands. The colourful houses in Positano cling to the steep hillsides and the Italian resort will welcome you with its own world-famous fashion. In Sicily, enjoy views of smoking Mount Etna, the most active volcano in Europe. After seven fascinating days in the Mediterranean, you will leave the EUROPA 2 in Valletta, one of Europe’s most beautiful capital cities.

Highlights of this cruise:

  • Colourful houses on steep slopes: Positano on the Amalfi Coast.
  • Powerfully romantic: the legendary island of Capri.
  • Bizarre lava flows: travel in off-road vehicles** to Mount Etna.
  • On board: make and enjoy your own delicious ice cream.

** The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.



Saturday 22-Aug-2015

Civitavecchia (Rome)/Italy, departure 22.00 hrs

Embarkation of the MS Europa 2.

Sunday 23-Aug-2015

Bonifacio/Corsica/France, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

A fascinating sight: the port of Bonifacio sits on a limestone plateau. The historic part of the town with its narrow cobbled streets can be reached via a drawbridge and there are magnificent views over the sea from the upper town. You will have time to let all these impressions sink in on a walking tour of the city**.

Monday 24-Aug-2015

Positano/Italy, arrival 15.00 hrs

The colourful houses cling to the hillsides and are surrounded by fragrant orange and lemon groves. On your individual shore excursion, you will be able to discover little boutiques with the local fashions for which Positano has become world famous, whilst restaurants around the picturesque harbour serve local specialities.

Tuesday 25-Aug-2015

Positano, departure 6.30 hrs

Capri/Italy, 8.00 – 20.00 hrs

Circumnavigation of the island of Capri in the evening

This legendary island has already drawn plenty of artists, intellectuals and writers under its spell. Discover its beauty for yourself – on idyllic beaches, in the sea of colours of the Blue Grotto or whilst enjoying an espresso on the promenade. An unforgettable highlight is the circumnavigation of the island on board the EUROPA 2 – with spectacular views of the craggy coastline.

Wednesday 26-Aug-2015

Lipari/Lipari Islands/Italy, 14.00 – 21.00 hrs

Circumnavigation of the island of Stromboli in the late evening

The historic part of Lipari, capital of the island of the same name, is full of Italian charm. This is the largest of the volcanic Lipari Islands. On a discovery tour**, some idyllic impressions of this UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site will unfold. Or you can go on a snorkelling adventure by the volcano**. A robust speedboat will take you at high speed along the red lava cliffs. Discover a fascinating cave system and a 100 m long tunnel grotto where countless fish and other underwater inhabitants dart to and fro.

Thursday 27-Aug-2015

Naxos (Taormina)/Sicily/Italy, 10.00 – 21.00 hrs

From Naxos you can get to Taormina**, which sits on top of the cliffs over the Ionian Sea with unique views of smoking Mount Etna. You can get even closer to the famous volcano on a trip by off-road vehicle** to the Valle del Bove, where the lava flows have formed a bizarre landscape.

Friday 28-Aug-2015

Valletta/Malta, arrival 17.00 hrs

Overnight stay on board

One of the most beautiful capital cities in Europe has a unique medieval charm. Inside the mighty fortified walls, the narrow streets are a great place to take a stroll. Following one last night on board, your cruise draws to a close – or you can get to know the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Valletta better on our post-cruise programme.

Saturday 29-Aug-2015


Disembarkation of the MS Europa 2.

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


Suite Type

Price per person in USD


Veranda/Ocean Suite



Veranda/Ocean Suite



Veranda/Ocean Suite for Single Occupancy



Veranda/Ocean Suite



Veranda/Ocean Suite



Veranda/Ocean Suite for Single Occupancy



Veranda Suite



Grand Ocean Suite



Grand Ocean Suite



Penthouse Suite



Penthouse Suite



Grand Penthouse Suite

on request 


Owner Suite

on request 


Family apartment (2x20 m²)



Penthouse Suite, Equipped for Disabled Guests



Extra Bed for Third Person



Guaranteed Veranda/Ocean Suite¹



5% early booking discount (cruise only) until


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)).