Serenity, Marvels of the Mediterranean ex Barcelona to Rome

EU Mediterranean

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9 Night cruise sailing from Barcelona to Rome aboard Crystal Serenity.

9 Night cruise sailing from Barcelona to Rome aboard Crystal Serenity.

Experience the jaw-dropping beauty of Eze and glamour of the Casino-de-Monte-Carlo on an overnight before discovering Florence’s Renaissance treasures, Palermo’s glorious cuisine, Malta’s mythic beauty and Rome’s legendary sites

Highlights of this cruise:

Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, is a celebration of history and heir to Greek, Phoenician, Roman, Carthaginian, Gothic and Arab cultural legacies. Since it is nearly as close to Rome, Geneva and Munich as it is to Madrid, Barcelona has long been the Spanish link to Western Europe. It was the home of Picasso, Miró, Dali, Casals and Gaudí and has been described as a Mediterranean Manhattan, a cosmopolitan experimental center for political ideas and artistic movements. In addition to its abundance of artistic and architectural treasures, Barcelona serves as the gateway to one of the world's most impressive mountainside enclaves at Montserrat. Discover the secret legends of the Black Virgin and the alluring chants of monastic life high atop the Catalonian plains. Barcelona's ancient city walls and the narrow crooked streets of the town's old section are laid out for your discovery. You will find that Barcelona has something for everybody.

Monte Carlo, Monaco
Monaco is an ancient principality steeped in rich and colorful history. Its proud monarchy is presided over by Prince Albert, who assumed the throne after his famed father Prince Rainier died in 2005.

Today when gazing on its modern skyline, it is hard to imagine that Monaco endured a turbulent past. Once a Greek settlement conquered by the Romans, it was bought from the Genoese in 1309 by the Grimaldis, who still rule as the world's oldest monarchy.

Monaco covers less than one square mile and is known primarily for its Grand Casino.

St-Tropez, France
St-Tropez has earned its glamorous reputation as a summer playground for celebrities, artists and writers. At the height of its popularity during the 1950s and 60s, one could easily find Pablo Picasso, Francoise Sagan, Jacques Prévet and the classic movie actress Brigitte Bardot vacationing here. Its famous beaches are still frequented by affluent guests who seek a lively night life and a piece of the "St-Trop" allure. Magnificent yachts line the port, as their owners rival to achieve titles for who has the biggest, the most luxurious or the best-kept vessel, or for which vessel has the most enthusiastic crew. You will certainly be enticed by the colorful sights and sounds of this "Gem of the Provençal Culture."

Florence/Livorno, Italy
Goethe once observed that Tuscany "looks like Italy should [look]." Fortunately, little has changed in the two centuries since the German poet was himself a tourist in Tuscany. The Tyrrhenian port of Livorno was founded in the 15th century. It is the gateway to Italy's Tuscan region and to many spectacular sights; including the extraordinary Leaning Tower of Pisa, the charming medieval village of Lucca, the lovely hill town of San Gimignano and the timeless city of Florence. No place is as imbued with such grace, dignity, serenity and history as is Florence. This city's wealth of architectural and artistic treasures includes works by Raphael, da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo. Truly Florence, cradle of the Italian Renaissance, is one of the world's most enticing cities.

Valletta, Malta
The island nation of Malta is a treasure trove of cultures. Valletta, its fortified main city, rises dramatically from the water. This "City of Knights," a monument to the past, was founded in 1566 by the Grand Master of the Knights of St. John. Sights not to be missed include the Magisterial Palace and St. John's Cathedral, which is lavishly decorated with the coats of arms and banners of the crusading knights. Beyond Valletta, the countryside, although austere and rocky, has a special charm. Malta provides an enduring fascination for all visitors.

Amalfi, Italy
Rocky peaks skirted by verdant shrubbery. Colorful buildings clinging to the hillsides. A small harbor dotted by vessels of assorted sizes and lineage. A promenade snaking its way along glistening waters. If this is how you picture an Italian seaside town, then you will be thrilled to reach Amalfi, an idyllic vision turned reality. The enchantment doesn’t end with dramatic coastal scenery. A range of cultural quirks further piques the senses, particularly the area’s famed lemons, grown in terraced gardens, appearing as a motif on ceramics and put to delectable good use in limoncello liqueur. Also of note is the thick, handmade paper called “bambagina,— crafted in the region for generations and still a connoisseur’s choice for wedding invitations and letter writing. You may use a sheet or two to pen a few lines about Amalfi, carefully choosing your words to describe a true gem of the UNESCO-designated Amalfi Coast.

Rome,Civitavecchia, Italy
Civitavecchia was founded by Emperor Trajan in the 2nd century. Today this port is noted for its fine seafood and attractive monuments. Located 90 minutes away is the Eternal City of Rome. Steeped in 2,500 years of history, Rome was for many centuries the center of Western civilization. It was both the focal point of the Roman Empire and of Christendom. Landmarks such as the Colosseum, Forum, Pantheon, Vatican, Sistine Chapel and Spanish Steps are reminders of the legacy of its rich past.

Pricing (per person)

  • All (15)
Quad Triple Twin Single

C3 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window Forward

Request Request AU$ 13,563 Request

C2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window Limited View

Request Request AU$ 14,448 Request

C1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

Request Request AU$ 15,185 Request

B3 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Forward

Request Request AU$ 17,543 Request

B2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Limited View

Request Request AU$ 17,837 Request

B1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

Request Request AU$ 18,132 Request

A2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Forward

Request Request AU$ 18,427 Request

A1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

Request Request AU$ 18,722 Request

P2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

Request Request AU$ 19,016 Request

P1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

Request Request AU$ 19,311 Request

PH - Penthouse with Verandah

Request Request AU$ 27,122 Request

SH - Seabreeze Penthouse with Verandah

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PS - Penthouse Suite with Verandah

Request Request AU$ 35,228 Request

SP - Seabreeze Penthouse Suite with Verandah

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CP - Crystal Penthouse with Verandah

Request Request AU$ 66,620 Request

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