23 October 2016
Setting out from historic Rome and taking in glamorous Cannes and the cultural hub of Barcelona, as well as Livorno for Florence and Pisa, this eight-day cruise is perfect for anyone wanting to combine some truly unforgettable sightseeing with plenty of chances for luxurious rest and relaxation. You'll travel on Norwegian Epic, which offers a new wave of accommodation, from studios for the solo traveller to private villas that come with a butler and concierge, as well as world-class entertainment including the Blue Man Group, performing for the very first time at sea.
You board the Norwegian Epic at Civitavecchia, the port city for Rome. Bursting with history almost everywhere you look, everyone should see Rome at least once. On one of a number of tours before you sail visit St Peter's Basilica, the Vatican with its Sistine Chapel, the Spanish Steps and picture gladiators and vast crowds in the Colisseum. You can also watch the world go by from pavement cafes and throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return.
Travelling by coach, train and on foot, today you can discover exquisite coastal villages, vineyards and olive groves nestling between scenic cliffs and the Mediterranean. But most people choose to take a tour to visit the beautiful city of Florence to see all the great art and architecture including the Duomo and the Statue of David, and nearby Pisa for a look at the famous leaning tower.
With all the excitement surrounding its annual film festival, it's easy to forget Cannes is only a small town on the French Riviera. But however small, there's no denying its style. Soak up the glamour in gourmet restaurants and on pretty beaches and stroll along the seafront and see the marina with all those expensive yachts. Plenty of tour options today if you want to explore further inland.
An intriguing blend of traditional charm and modern style, the city of Palma lies in a gorgeous bay which you sail into today. Discover a mix of cathedrals and castles, sleek yachts and art galleries and craft shops and chic boutiques. You can also decide to take a tour around this popular holiday island and see all the sights or relax on one of the lovely sandy beaches.
Today the Norwqegian Epic sails into Barcelona and docks near the heart of the city. Defined by its cool culture, dazzling architecture and delicious tapas, Barcelona is a truly intoxicating city. Discover pleasures ranging from Gaudi's unique buildings and Picasso's eye-opening art to the simplicity of a charming street, shop, bar or cafe and experience the great shopping in Las Ramblas.
Your only full day at sea on the cruise so make the most of it and get to know all that this modern cruise liner has to offer. The food is fantastic and the dining options endless, you can relax beside one of the pools, work out in the state of the art gym, enjoy a treatment in the spa and in the evening watch top Broadway style shows in the huge theatre then try your luck in the buzzing casino.
Delve into thousands of years of history today in old Naples. Perfectly located between the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, just walking around is the best way to discover the city, not far from the fascinating remains of Pompeii and the island of Capri, with its famous Blue Grotto. Plenty of tours to choose from that can be booked on board, including trips along the beautiful Amalfi coast.
Today your exciting cruise around the Western Mediterranean on the Norwegian Epic comes to an end when you arrive back into Civitavecchia. It's well worth making another visit to the Eternal City today seeing more of the sights and doing some last minute shopping before saying farewell to new found friends and heading to the airport to catch your flight back home.
Balcony Stateroom fr £460pp
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International flights not included unless otherwise stated