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Amazement - A Journey Through the Millennia - Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - Nice, France
MS Europa Voyage 1327 -  November 9-19, 2013

5% early booking discount if booked before April 13, 2013!

Mighty volcanoes and great history accompany you through the Mediterranean region – visit ancient Pompeii, go for a hike on Mount Vesuvius, marvel at Mount Etna as the stage setting of an old Greek theatre. The impressive traces that were discovered in Libya tell of the days of the Romans. In Tunisia, you will be fascinated by the heritage of the Carthaginians – and the magic of a centuries-old medina in the alleys of which trading and bartering are the order of the day. Enthralling historic sites.

Highlights of this cruise

  • UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites: ancient Pompeii*, the city of Valletta*, the ruins of Leptis Magna*, Sabratha* and Cyrene*, the historic district of Ghadames* and the medina of Tunis*
  • Vesuvius and Etna – activity tours all around the volcanoes*
  • Sicilian night on board

These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. Subject to changes.

Date  Destination
Sat, 09-Nov-2013  Civitavecchia (Rome)/Italy, embarkation on the EUROPA  and departure at 20.00 hrs
A magnificent prelude: Experience the pre-cruise program* Rome – the Eternal City.
Sun, 10-Nov-2013  Naples/Italy, 8.00 hrs – 17.00 hrs
The lively port city is your starting point for an excursion to one of the most fantastic examples of an ancient Roman city – visit the excavations of ancient Pompeii*. A hike along the crater rib of Mount Vesuvius* takes you all the way up to the peak of the volcano, the slopes of which look like a lunar landscape made of lava. Unforgettable panoramic views accompany you along the spectacularly beautiful Amalfi Coast.
Mon, 11-Nov-2013  Catania/Sicily/Italy, 9.00 hrs – 24.00 hrs
Europe’s largest active volcano destroyed parts of the bustling port city on several occasions in the past. Today, its fertile slopes and solidified lava streams make up a marvelous scenery during a landscape tour to Mount Etna* including a walk to the Silvestri crater. An activity tour* takes you to the volcano by off-road vehicle before you set out to explore the terrain on foot. You will also enjoy a wonderful view of “Mongibello“ at the famous Greek-Roman theatre of Taormina* which was already mentioned in Goethe’s “Italian Journey“.
Tue, 12-Nov-2013  Valletta/Malta, 7.00 hrs – 17.00 hrs
A masterful legacy of the Knights of St. John, Valletta proudly towers on Malta’s coast. The knights of the order had previously opted for the silent city of Mdina* as their place of residence, and the San Anton Gardens are the heritage of a grand master of the order, too. One of the largest domes in the world adorns the cathedral of Mosta* – one of the island’s gems that also awaits you on the panoramic trip*. Breathtaking views of Malta and Gozo will be revealed to you during a sightseeing flight by water plane*.
Wed, 13-Nov-2013  Tripolis/Libya, 7.00 hrs – 21.00 hrs
Today, you will embark on an exciting journey to ancient Tripolitania. The UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site Leptis Magna* experienced its time of prosperity under Emperor Septimius Severus, to whom the triumphal arch and the imposing Severan Forum were dedicated. The ruins of the thermal baths which are among the largest on African soil are attributed to Emperor Hadrian. Ancient Sabratha* is another legacy of mankind. Located on the Mediterranean coast, it will thrill you with the well-preserved ruins dating back to Roman times such as the theatre and the ancient temples. A desert ambiance reminiscent of 1,001 Nights awaits you in the oasis town Ghadames*. The home of the Berbers lies on the periphery of the Sahara and marks the point where five caravan routes joined up in the past. Nowadays, the largely uninhabited historic district fascinates visitors with its houses made of mud and the labyrinth-like covered alleyways.
Thu, 14-Nov-2013  Relaxation at sea
Fri, 15-Nov-2013  Bengasi/Libya, 7.00 hrs – 19.00 hrs
From the Libyan port city, your journey takes you to ancient Cyrene*. Here, sights such as the Temple of Apollo and that of Zeus, the agora and the house of Jason Magnus are reminiscent of the era of the ancient Greeks. The ruins of Ptolemais* are only partially excavated so far. The Greeks and the Romans left behind a legacy of which the “Villa of Columns“ remains an impressive example to the present day – despite the destruction caused by earthquakes and by the tribe known as the Vandals.
Sat, 16-Nov-2013  Relaxation at sea
Sun, 17-Nov-2013  La Goulette (Tunis)/Tunisia, 7.00 hrs – 19.00 hrs
The enchanting medina of Tunis* with its numerous souks has been declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. As we explore the historic district, however, you will also be fascinated by the Bardo Museum featuring an extensive collection of Greek and Roman mosaics. The formerly Punic Carthage*, once the most significant city in the Mediterranean, is famous throughout the world. The remnants of the impressive amphitheatre, the thermal baths of Emperor Antoninus Pius and the Punic ports provide insights into bygone days. Picturesque little white and blue houses make up the artists’ village Sidi Bou Saïd*, where you will be served a typical peppermint tea in a villa.
Mon, 18-Nov-2013  Relaxation at sea
Tue, 19-Nov-2013  Nice/France, arrival 7.00 hrs.  Disembarkation.


5% early booking discount if booked before April 13, 2013!

Category Suite type

Price in Euros
(per person)

Price in USD $  ³
(per person)
cruise only

0
Guaranteed Suite, double occupancy¹

3,990 €

$ 4,104

1
Suite

5,560 €

$ 5,988

2
Suite

5,880 €

$ 6,372

3
Suite

6,050 €

 $ 6,576

1-3
Suite, single occupancy

7,420 €

$ 8,220

4
Veranda Suite

6,510 €

$ 7,128

5
Veranda Suite

7,250 €

$ 8,016

4-5
Veranda Suite, single occupancy

9,530 €

$ 10,752

6
Veranda Suite

7,530 €

$ 8,352

7
Veranda Suite

7,990 €

$ 8,904

6-7
Veranda Suite, single occupancy

10,670 €

$ 12,120

8
Penthouse Deluxe Suite

12,090 €

$ 13,824

9
Penthouse Grand Suite

- on request -

- on request -

10
SPA Suite

8,790 €

$ 9,864

11
Extra bed for 3rd person

3,830 €

 $ 3,912

- Without travel arrangements to cruise departure point

- 300 €

-

- Without travel arrangements to cruise arrival point

- 270 €

-


³ US Dollar rates as of July 2012.  Fares are based on the current Euro to Dollar exchange rate and are subject to change.

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