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Living History on the Adriatic: Valletta, Malta to Venice, Italy
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1525 - August 29 - September 5, 2015

Enjoy the cultural and natural riches of the Adriatic – and look forward to a relaxing cruise. With its varied natural charm, the Ionian island of Corfu is an appealing place to begin a special cruise, whilst the entrance into the Bay of Kotor is a truly unforgettable experience. Trogir is a treasure chest of art and architecture and Croatia’s natural scenery is no less impressive, as you will see on a trip to the waterfalls of Krka**. Ravenna with its famous mosaics** and Venice with its countless bridges – these two Italian pearls of the Adriatic form the finale to your cruise on board the EUROPA 2.

Highlights of this cruise:

  • UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site: the Bay of Kotor, Europe’s southernmost fjord.
  • Breathtaking scenery: the waterfalls of Krka** in Croatia.
  • An impressive lagoon city: one day and one night in Venice.

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

Date Destination
Saturday 29-Aug-2015 Valletta/Malta, departure 21.00 hrs 
Embarkation of the MS Europa 2.
An impressive castle of the Crusaders and a picturesque natural harbour: You can explore the starting point for your cruise on our pre-cruise programme*.
Sunday 30-Aug-2015 Relaxation at sea
Monday 31-Aug-2015 Kerkyra/Corfu/Ionian Islands/Greece, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs 
Legend has it that Poseidon, god of the sea, brought the nymph Kerkyra here. This island – the second largest of the Ionian Islands – is best explored on horseback**. This way you can experience the natural beauty of the island close-up in a hilly landscape of cork oaks and olive trees. Or follow in Sisi’s footsteps: once upon a time, Empress Elisabeth of Austria commissioned the Achilleon*, a building surrounded by magnificent gardens with a sculpture park.
Tuesday 01-Sep-2015 Kotor/Montenegro, 8.00 – 15.00 hrs 
An unforgettable experience: the cruise to Kotor on board the EUROPA 2. The natural harbour lies at the end of the bay of the same name, which cuts deep inland like a fjord for about 30 km. The winding alleys and Venetian palaces in the town are well protected behind the fortified city walls. As well as Kotor, you can also discover Budva**, one of the oldest settlements in the Balkans, which is a great place for sightseeing with its citadel, impressive squares and narrow streets. Or relax on nearby Jaz beach** with its crystal-clear waters.
Wednesday 02-Sep-2015 Trogir/Croatia, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs 
Romanesque and Gothic churches, palaces and houses, narrow streets and bright courtyards: The historic centre of Trogir is a treasure chest of art and architecture, dating back more than 2,000 years, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the most impressive natural phenomena in Croatia are the waterfalls of Krka**, whilst a white-water rafting** trip will take you past some impressive cliffs and caves.
Thursday 03-Sep-2015 Ravenna/Italy, 11.00 – 19.00 hrs 
The central Piazza del Popolo, with its typically Italian street cafes, is the ideal starting point for a stroll through this idyllic university town. Ravenna is famous above all for its mosaics**, which decorate the Basilica of San Vitale and the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, for example. The natural beauty of the region is best explored on a bicycle tour in the Po Delta Natural Park**. The unusual landscape features centuries-old woodlands, as well as sand dunes and marshlands.
Friday 04-Sep-2015 Venice/Italy, arrival 4.00 hrs
Overnight stay on board 
With over 400 bridges and countless palazzi lining the city’s canals, for many visitors, La Serenissima is the most beautiful city in the world. The city’s unique highlights include St Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace** and the cathedral with its brilliant gold mosaics. A gourmet tour** promises a traditional Italian culinary experience, with an opportunity to try local cichetti snacks and locally produced wines.
Saturday 05-Sep-2015 Venice
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.

Category

Suite Type

Price per person in USD

1

Veranda/Ocean Suite

$5,320

2

Veranda/Ocean Suite

$6,180

1-2

Veranda/Ocean Suite for Single Occupancy

$7,660

3

Veranda/Ocean Suite

$6,800

4

Veranda/Ocean Suite

$7,090

3-4

Veranda/Ocean Suite for Single Occupancy

$9,080

5

Veranda Suite

$7,660

6

Grand Ocean Suite

$9,940

7

Grand Ocean Suite

$10,560

8

Penthouse Suite

$11,810

9

Penthouse Suite

$13,060

10

Grand Penthouse Suite

on request 

11

Owner Suite

on request 

12

Family apartment (2x20 m²)

$7,090

13

Penthouse Suite, Equipped for Disabled Guests

$9,940

14

Extra Bed for Third Person

$3,960

0

Guaranteed Veranda/Ocean Suite¹

4,670

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5% early booking discount (cruise only) until

31-Jan-2015


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)).