09/06 - 09/15/2019

10-Days Western Mediterranean Cruise

  • Day 1
    BARCELONA - SPAIN
  • Day 2
    BARCELONA - SPAIN
  • Day 3
    BARCELONA – OASIS OF THE SEAS
  • Day 4
    PALMA DE MALLORCA - SPAIN
  • Day 5
    MARSEILLES - FRANCE
  • Day 6
    FLORENCE - ITALY
  • Day 7
    ROME - ITALY
  • Day 8
    NAPLES - ITALY
  • Day 9
    AT SEA
  • Day 10
    BARCELONA - SPAIN

Tour Overview


What’s included in this cruise tour:

  • Tour manager throughout the trip
  • Ground transfers
  • Pre-cruise 4-star hotel
  • Cruise accommodation, meals, entertainment on board
  • Shore excursions
  • Travel Insurance
  • Local guides and driver gratuity
  • Taxes

Excludes

  • Onboard gratuities
  • Meals (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Personal expenditures

Tour highlights:

  • Three day tour in Barcelona, special arrangements to see the famous Flamenco dance dinner show
  • Cruise on the largest ship in the Mediterranean, Oasis of the Seas
  • See the unique architectural style of Palma De Mallorca
  • Visit Avignon, an ancient historical city in the city of Marseilles, France
  • Enjoy the birthplace of the Renaissance – Florence, Italy
  • Explore the ancient city of Rome and visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Stroll through the remains of the ancient city of Italy, learning about the highly civilized society of ancient Rome

Offer ID: 1318032

Oasis of the Seas
Year Built: 2009
Refurbished: 2014
Tonnage: 220,000
Passenger Capacity: 5,400

Itinerary

  • 1
    9/6 BARCELONA - SPAIN
    Arrive in Barcelona, Spain today and be transferred to the hotel.
    Hotel: Ayre Gran Via or Similar
  • 2
    9/7 BARCELONA - SPAIN
    Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel and get ready for our city tour of Barcelona. We will first visit Sagrada Familia, the beautiful yet controversial and unfinished church due to the untimely death of its architect, Antoni Gaudi in 1926. Gaudi began constructing this surreal temple in 1882 and it still in construction to this day. Next come explore the famous shopping area La Rambla. This area stretches for about 1.2 kilometers connecting with the Catalunya Square with the Columbus Monument at Port Vell. In the afternoon, visit the Spanish Village, originally constructed in 1929 for an exhibition, representing regional types of buildings from all over Spain with a little village along with narrow lines and shady squares. With many shops selling good quality souvenirs and regional food and drinks. See the Olympic Stadium, which was ready in 1929 but was used for the first time in 1992 for the Olympic Games. At night, we will attend an exhilarating Flamenco show, which includes a delicious dinner of Spanish cuisine.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
    (Dinner included)
    Hotel: Ayre Gran Via or similar
  • 3
    9/8 BARCELONA – OASIS OF THE SEAS
    Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel and get ready for our second day city tour. We will head over to Montserrat, a multi-peaked mountain located nearby Barcelona. We will reach the mountain by Montserrat cable car. Once you have arrived in the Montserrat Monastery, enjoy an indescribable view up to Barcelona. The city itself is hidden behind the Tibidabo Mountain. After the tour, you will be transferred to the pier to board Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas for our cruise tour. Enjoy outstanding cuisine, fun entertainment, and much more.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
    (Breakfast included)
  • 4
    9/9 PALMA DE MALLORCA –SPAIN
    Our cruise ship arrives in Palma De Mallorca, Spain, the capital of the Balearic Islands. Visit the landmark of the city, Palma Cathedral, a Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to Palma’s patron saint, San Sebastian. The cathedral overlooks the harbor located in the oldest part of the city and has one of the world’s largest stained glass windows holding over 1,200 pieces of glass and measuring almost 12 m across. Next see Bellver Castle, a well-preserved 14th century Gothic style royal fortress. It is one of the few circular castles from the 18th to the mid 20 century and has long been used as a military prison. The name Bellver means ‘beautiful view’, because of its location and visibility.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 5
    9/10 MARSEILLES –FRANCE
    Today our cruise ship arrives in Marseille. We will first visit Avignon, an ancient historical city enclosed by its medieval ramparts. It was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1995. Next, we will see Palais Des Papes, one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. Here you can enjoy the Pont De Benezet bridge from across the Rhone River. Then we will return to Marseille, and visit Notre Dame De La Garde, built in 1214, a Catholic basilica and is the city’s best-known symbol.
    Amount of walking: Long
  • 6
    9/11 FLORENCE - ITALY
    Our cruise ship arrives in Livorno. We will head over to Florence, Italy; the birthplace of the Renaissance period. We will first visit the Piazza Della Signoria, which is top among Florence’s most important squares. Here you can find sidewalk cafes lining the pedestrian square along with replicas of famous sculptures and historical building. Explore Duomo Santa Maria Del Fiore, a vast Gothic structure built on the site of the 7th century church of Santa Reparata, the remains of which can be seen in the crypt. It now serves as an iconic symbol of Florence. Built very close to the Roman crossing, the Ponte Vecchio, or Old Bridge, was the only bridge across the Arno River in Florence up until 1218. It is an important channel connecting the north and south banks at its narrowest point, overhanging with little shops.
    Amount of walking: Long
  • 7
    9/12 ROME - ITALY
    Explore the beautiful city of Rome, journey to the Vatican Museum, which features an immense collection of worlds built up by the Roman Catholic Church. They include some of the most renowned classical sculptures and notable masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. The Sistine Chapel is the next stop and the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City. The fame of the Sistine Chapel lies mainly in the frescos that decorate the interior, and most particularly the Sistine Chapel ceiling and The Last Judgment by Michelangelo. Tour St. Peter’s Basilica, an Italian Renaissance church which is the largest church in the world. Enjoy the stunning artwork, Renaissance architecture and its opulent interior. No visit to Rome is complete without seeing the famous landmark of the Colosseum. Built in the 1st century AD, this great arena could seat 45,000 spectators and was the largest Roman amphitheater in the world. It hosted gladiatorial combats, spectacles with wild beasts and possibly the execution of early Christians. It was believed to be a place of martyrdom and was therefore regarded as a sacred place. Last but not least, toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain, inspired by Roman triumphal arches, is the largest and most famous Baroque fountain in Rome. The tradition has it to toss a coin into the fountain, ensuring that you will return to Rome.
    Amount of walking: Long
  • 8
    9/13 NAPLES - ITALY
    Today our cruise ship arrives in Naples, Italy. We will visit the famous archaeological site Pompeii. In A.D. 79, an eruption of Mount Vesuvius destroyed the city killing its inhabitants and buried most of Pompeii. Pompeii has been a famous destination for over 250 years and with it being a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Amount of walking: Long
  • 9
    9/14 AT SEA
  • 10
    9/15 BARCELONA - SPAIN
    Today we disembark the ship in Barcelona, Spain. After disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport for your safe flight back home.