Serenity, Mediterranean Interlude ex Barcelona to Rome

EU Mediterranean

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

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

Boutique adventures await in Portofino and the sparkling waters of Corsica and Capri. Mallorca holds mountainous vistas and seaside tables, Pompeii’s wonders are uncovered, and wine is uncorked at a Tuscan castle. The journey begins.

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.

Valencia, Spain
One of the largest cities of Spain, Valencia is also one of the country's most dynamic. Its location on the Mediterranean offers a mild climate, bringing sun worshippers to Valencia's many beaches. Sports aficionados will find activities galore, including golf, diving, cycling and tennis. When the sun goes down, the tempo speeds up as locals and visitors gather in cafes and nightclubs. Given that Valencia was founded by the Romans and has been a witness to, if not directly involved in, the history of the centuries, the city also is a showcase of art and architecture. Old Town boasts a cathedral that is mainly of early gothic style, with Romanesque and baroque additions. In the cathedral's museum are works of Goya and the paintings of the Valencia School, representing art of the 15th to the 17th centuries. Spanning the river are three old bridges, one of which has 15th-century towers that were part of Valencia's fortified walls. Then there is Spain's national hero, El Cid, whose famous battle against the Moors was waged here in Valencia.

Mallorca,Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Palma de Mallorca, rich in monuments of many ages, was founded by the Romans more than 2,100 years ago. A magnificent rose-colored Gothic cathedral dominates the palm-fringed waterfront of its urban center. Mallorca, known as the "Island of Tranquility," is the largest and most developed of the Balearic group. Steep mountains, serene valleys and wide plains form its varied landscape. Don't miss seeing the island's quaint villages and the monastery where George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent a winter.

Port -Vendres, France
Positioned near the Spanish border on the Côte Vermeille (so-named for the reddish hue of the rocky coast), Port-Vendres has been a thriving harbor town since the Greeks discovered its sheltered waters. Today, visitors will discover a simply beautiful Mediterranean destination, with fishing boats, yachts and cruise ships compatibly sharing space in the deep-water port and locals convivially sharing coffee and croissant at the cafes. The centerpiece of town is the 98-foot-tall marble obelisk, commissioned by Louis XVI in the late 18th century. Other focal points include the life and work of Scottish art nouveau architect, designer and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh, who spent time in Port-Vendres. His talents are on display at the Dome Gardens and along a path that wends its way around the port, displaying reproductions of his work. The natural beauty of this Mediterranean locale is on display all around you, memorably discoverable with snorkeling and diving expeditions, a walk on a pebbly beach or bike ride in the hills.

Marseille, France
The queen of the Côte d'Azur, Marseille is France's oldest city and one of the Mediterranean's premier ports. Amid the big-city bustle, the old port is a quaint landscape of historic charm: colorful fishing boats sail past the imposing Fort Saint-Jean, narrow streets wander among ancient churches and cobbled squares, while the venerable Basilica overlooks the scene from the hilltop above.

Cannes, France
One of nature's miracles, the Côte d’Azur was blessed with superb natural beauty. It lies between the coastal mountains and the sea, where the Maritime Alps tumble down to the Mediterranean preventing cold northern winds from reaching the coast. This sun-drenched slope stretches some 60 miles westward from the border of the fairy-tale Kingdom of Monaco. As Crystal Serenity approaches the shore, you will be treated to a spectacular panorama of irregular peaks and scenic villages clustered on narrow ledges. Majestic cities like Nice, Monte Carlo and St-Tropez host pleasure boats, yachts and all the other trappings of the glamorous French Riviera.

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.

Corsica,Calvi, France
Corsica is known as l'ile de beaute, the island of beauty, which is an apt name for this Mediterranean gem filled with white sandy beaches, azure seas, dense forests, snowcapped mountains and rolling countryside. The prosperous citadel town of Calvi is located on top of a promontory in the northwest section of the island and is surrounded by turquoise waters of the Golfe de Calvi. The coast between Calvi and l'ile Rousse to the north is studded with spectacular beaches. Journey to the south of the island to see the Citadelle of Bonafacio, which sits precariously on top of a headland of white limestone cliffs. Noted as the most stunning natural sight in Corsica, Les Calanches is a dramatic mountain landscape of red and orange granite that formed the most amazing and unusual shapes.

Portofino, Italy
Located on the Italian Riviera, Portofino's brilliant bay is ringed by lush green hills serenely profiled against the sky. World renowned as a playground for artists and international jet-setters, this charming seaside retreat boasts spectacular vistas of natural treasures such as the Gulf of Rapallo and its coastline.

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.

Sorrento, Italy
As your ship approaches the Sorrento Peninsula, delight in craggy cliffs draped with flowing pink blossoms.

Renowned for its serene way of life, this romantic port exudes a special magic. Its dramatic bluffs and surrounding flowered hills bid travelers welcome to a town overflowing with charm and character. It is easy to relax in this languid southern Italian atmosphere.
The sensational Amalfi Coast and the haunting ruins at Pompeii are among the region's highlights.

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)

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Quad Triple Twin Single

C3 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window Forward

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C2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window Limited View

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C1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

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B3 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Forward

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B2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Limited View

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B1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

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A2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Forward

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A1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

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P2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

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P1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

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PH - Penthouse with Verandah

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SH - Seabreeze Penthouse with Verandah

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PS - Penthouse Suite with Verandah

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SP - Seabreeze Penthouse Suite with Verandah

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CP - Crystal Penthouse with Verandah

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