11-Day Grand Mediterranean 2025

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Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy to Barcelona, Spain

11-DAY GRAND MEDITERRANEAN

OCTOBER 21 - NOVEMBER 1, 2025

from $1874/person

HERE ARE THE PORTS

7 Ports: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy | Naples, Italy (for Capri & Pompeii) | Santorini, Greece | Kusadasi, Turkey (for Ephesus) | Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Crete (Chania), Greece | Sicily (Messina), Italy | Mallorca (Palma), Spain | Barcelona, Spain

For This 11 Day cruise, you will have 3 days at sea and 7 ports to visit.

*Pricing is per person, double occupancy; USD. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses included

YOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1

Tue Oct 21

Embark Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Your gateway to the Eternal City, Civitavecchia has served as Rome's seaport since the 13th century. The port has a long and venerable history. The emperor Trajan built a pleasure villa near the modern city, while Bernini and Michelangelo designed the harbor fortifications.

DAY 2

Wed, Oct 22

Naples, Italy (for Capri & Pompeii)

Italy's third-largest city, Naples is a bustling metropolis famed for it stately buildings, crowded streets, pizza - and notoriously bad traffic. However, this beautiful city is rich in centuries-old culture and customs. Naples is also your gateway to the Isle of Capri, the fabled Amalfi Coast and the ruins of Pompeii, buried in ash by the cataclysmic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.

DAY 3

Thu, Oct 23

At Sea

DAY 4

Fri, Oct 24

Santorini, Greece

The island has had a number of names throughout history - from Strongyle or "Round" to Thera in honor of an ancient hero. Santorini is more recent and stems from the island church dedicated to St. Irene - Santa Rini to foreign sailors.

DAY 5

Sat, Oct 25

Kusadasi, Turkey (for Ephesus)

From the port of Kusadasi on Turkey's Anatolian Coast, one travels into the past. Nearby stand the ruins of ancient Ephesus, a major site of archeological excavation. The city was once a Roman provincial capital and trading center. Ephesus is also home to several of Christendom's holiest sites. St. Paul preached at the Great Theater and the ruins of Ephesus' Basilica cover the tomb of Christ's most beloved disciple, St. John the Apostle.

DAY 6

Sun, Oct 26

Athens (Piraeus), Greece

From the port of Kusadasi on Turkey's Anatolian Coast, one travels into the past. Nearby stand the ruins of ancient Ephesus, a major site of archeological excavation. The city was once a Roman provincial capital and trading center. Ephesus is also home to several of Christendom's holiest sites. St. Paul preached at the Great Theater and the ruins of Ephesus' Basilica cover the tomb of Christ's most beloved disciple, St. John the Apostle.

DAY 7

Mon, Oct 27

Crete (Chania), Greece

The past maintains a vibrant presence in the cradle of Western civilization. Atop the Acropolis, the serene Parthenon sails above the commotion of the modern city. The tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides were performed in the Theater of Dionysus at the foot of the Acropolis. On Pnyx Hill, citizens of a fledgling democracy gathered to cast their votes on Athens' destiny. Then there is the hustle and bustle of the modern city, a metropolis of 4.5 million that spreads out from the foot of Mt. Lycabettus and across the plain. Packed with busy shops and lively tavernas, modern Athens is a colorful counterpoint to classical Greece.

DAY 8

Tue, Oct 28

At Sea

DAY 9

Wed, Oct 29

Sicily (Messina), Italy

Messina has played a major role in European history since its founding as a Greek colony in the 8th century B.C. During the Roman Empire, the city was a major port and commercial center, during the Middle Ages, Messina was the major port of departure for Crusaders. History has also left its scars: a massive earthquake leveled much of the city in 1908 and the World War II campaign for Sicily devastated Messina. Yet Messina emerged from that devastation with some of its historic treasures intact, including the 12th-century Annunziata dei Catalani Church. Messina is also your gateway to the rugged beauty of southeast Sicily, from the seaside resort of Taormina to Mt. Etna.

DAY 10

Thu, Oct 30

At Sea

DAY 11

Fri, Oct 31

Mallorca (Palma), Spain

Palma is the capital city of the island of Mallorca, which is one of Spain's Balearic Islands. The city is tucked into the protected Bay of Palma, creating an impressive view from the Mediterranean Sea with its imposing Gothic Cathedral towering above the old town and remnants of medieval walls that testify to its ancient history. Mallorca has a varied history, from the Roman occupation in the 2nd century to Moorish control from the 9th to the 13th century. Later reconquered by the Spanish kings, it rose to wealth and power due to its strategic position along the seagoing trade routes between Africa and Europe.

DAY 12

Sat, Nov 1

Barcelona, Spain

The 1992 Summer Olympics revealed to the world what Europeans and seasoned travelers already knew - Barcelona is one of the world's greatest treasures. Vibrant and earthy, commercial and cultural, this city of two million residents is the capital of Spain's autonomous region of Catalonia. Stroll along the wide, tree-lined promenades of Las Ramblas and marvel at the spires of Gaudi's Basilica La Sagrada Familia. Or visit the former Olympic Ring on the hill of Montjuic - also home to world-class parks, fountains and museums. Barcelona, which nurtured such artistic giants as Picasso, Dali, Miro and Casals, is definitely a traveler's paradise.

Available Room Type

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The Sun Princess is a luxurious cruise ship that combines elegant design and modern amenities to create an unforgettable vacation experience.

The Sun Princess offers a variety of dining options to suit every palate, from casual buffet-style meals to fine dining restaurants serving gourmet cuisine. The ship features numerous bars and lounges where you can relax with a cocktail or enjoy live entertainment. Guests can also take advantage of a wide range of onboard activities, including swimming pools, fitness centers, spas, and a casino. For those looking to explore the destinations the ship visits, the Sun Princess offers a variety of shore excursions ranging from cultural tours to outdoor Adventures. Accommodations on the Sun Princess are spacious and comfortable, with options ranging from cozy interior cabins to luxurious suites with private balconies. The ship's attentive staff is dedicated to providing exceptional service and ensuring that your cruise is nothing short of perfect.

Enjoy a perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and luxury for your memorable vacation at sea.

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