Delve into architectural and epicurean wonders on both sides of the Italian peninsula during this 10-day adventure that combines an Adriatic and Dalmatian Coast cruise with a Vatican tour, Colosseum visit, and foodie market tour in Rome. Listen to the Venetian clock tower bells of Torre dell’Orologio strike the hour as hundreds of pigeons scatter about St. Mark’s Square. Sip crisp and dry Verdicchio paired with octopus salad or garlic-flavored black risotto in delicious Dubrovnik.
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Transition from the crossroads of early Western Civilization to contemporary artistry and innovations throughout Italy, France and Spain during this 14-day autumn cruise along celebrated coastlines. Sail through the narrow Corinth Canal to the Temple of Apollo on Delphi, and learn how Apollo spoke to Greek citizens and early Romans. Tour the restored grandeur of the Church of Our Lady of Victory, Valletta’s first church.
Delve into Southern Europe’s most famous landmarks and heritage sites while dining on succulent Mediterranean culinary masterpieces throughout this 17-day journey that embraces the shores of Italy, Monaco, France, Spain, Morocco, and Portugal. Savor red-cherry flavors of Super Tuscan red wine paired with herb-seasoned pasta and wild boar sausage, or tilt your head at the leaning Tower of Pisa’s architectural refinements.
Sidestep the summer heat and long lines during this 17-day autumn exploration of the most popular destinations throughout Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Egypt, Malta and Italy with a memorable passage through the Corinth Canal. Sail from Athens and the Acropolis to Haifa, Israel, where excursion options include an overnight trip to Petra and the Dead Sea. Take an overland tour from Alexandria, Egypt and stand before the majestic profiles of the Great Pyramids near sundown in Cairo.
From the tranquil Zen beauty of Kinkakuji Temple to the vibrant blinking plasma screens and incessant press of pedestrians throughout Tokyo’s Shibuya Station, this 12-day cruise tour throughout Japan combines pristine natural beauty with contemporary and cosmopolitan contrasts. Nibble on freshly caught fish paired with salty soy sauce and fiery wasabi in Shimizu’s world-famous Fish Market.
Venetian tourists wander past the mosaic artistry of Saint Mark’s Basilica, footsteps and conversations punctuated by the pulsating flutter of ascending pigeons. Agile house martins dive and swoop between weathered city walls pockmarked by time or dissent, alighting on centuries-old griffins that once proclaimed fealty to the maritime Republic of Venice.
Anticipate the unforgettable and immerse yourself in a distinctly different Eastern Mediterranean cruise that explores the Peloponnese in ways inaccessible to large-ship cruise lines. Walk among weathered marble blocks and the faded echoes of ancient athletic glory during the first Olympic Games nearly 3,000 years ago near Katakolon.
Follow Jason and the Argonauts through the Black Sea on their quest for the Golden Fleece and find a magical world where lines blur between fact and fantasy. Listen as your onboard narrator shares tales of the Trojan Horse and the Battle of Gallipoli as you navigate the narrow Dardanelles between ancient Troy and the famous World War I battlefield.
Discover Italy and Greece at their best, when towns and beaches are less crowded and the weather is just right for strolling historic ruins and admiring Greece’s 5,000-plus wildflowers. Feast your eyes on the smooth bone-white columns of Athens’ Parthenon, and the honeycombed spires of Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia. Inhale the heady aroma of wild rosemary and thyme mingled with fresh-baked guttiau bread in Cagliari, and the citrus tang of kumquat liqueur in Corfu.