The Costa NeoRiviera departs at 18:00 hrs.
Built out of limestone and lava, this black and white city’s the second biggest in Sicily. Think palazzo-lined boulevards, shop-fringed squares and designer bars stuffed into Baroque buildings. An ancient port, it comes with a history dating back to the 8th century BC. Plus, it’s got a reputation as the hottest spot in Italy, and it’s not just the 40-degree summers that earn it the title. It also sits at the foot of Mount Etna – Europe’s tallest active volcano. In fact, Catania’s been buried by sizzling hot lava flows more than once. One of its eruptions even gained Hollywood credentials – it featured in Star Wars: Episode III.
Salerno’s a humble city with a big claim to fame. It’s the eastern gateway to the Amalfi Coast – one of Italy’s most beautiful regions. But it’s not just a starting point, this place is worth a visit in its own right. It’s got a historic heart, where Medieval churches and museums mingle with tea houses, art galleries and pizzerias. Plus, down by the seafront, there’s a pristine promenade, broken up by palm-filled parks, piazzas and a lido.
Few cities on earth have the power to bowl you over quite like Rome. Discover a city packed with historical wonder, artistic splendour and culinary temptation at every turn. Not to mention enough designer shops to keep you browsing for a year.
Savona’s located on the shores of the Ligurian Sea, at the very top of Italy’s boot. Yachts and cruise liners bob in the narrow harbour, which juggles traditional architecture with modern waterside apartments. The city itself boasts a bumper crop of historic landmarks, from the 16th-century Priamar Fortress to the stunning Sistine Chapel – a frescoed mausoleum with a famous namesake in Vatican City. Its biggest claim-to-fame, though, is that it was once home to explorer Christopher Columbus. Do your own exploring beyond the city limits, and you can drive to big-hitters like Genoa and Turin in an hour or two, respectively.
Fusing French Riviera glam with the feel of a traditional old town, Toulon is your gorgeous gateway to the Côte d’Azur.
You get a real mix of laid-back beach life and ancient history in Tarragona. The Catalonian city clusters along the coastline and lines up a handful of sandy beaches, a walled old town, and a collection of UNESCO-listed Roman ruins. Plus, Barcelona is within easy day tripping distance.
A rugged island with fine beaches, Mallorca welcomes travelers seeking sun, sea and sand. Its capital city of Palma is home to a lively café and arts scene, historic sights and an Old Town of twisting lanes and hidden courtyards. Poised on a sea wall above the marina, the city’s massive gothic cathedral is a breathtaking sight. Known locally as La Seo, it is home to the world’s largest rose window as well as an ornate wrought-iron canopy above the altar designed by Baldacchino.
Fun day at sea. Enjoy the on-board faculties as your ship sails towards Sardenia.
Sardinia’s capital has managed to strike just the right balance between old and new. On the one hand the city is dotted with history – the Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans all left their mark on this place. On the other, it’s got its fair share of boutiques and gourmet restaurants, where you can do as the locals do, and spend no less than a couple of hours at lunch.
The Greeks, the Romans, the Saracens, the Normans – they all squabbled over the pretty hook-shaped harbour of Trapani. And no wonder. Packed with reminders of its long and colourful past, this place offers up great sights, waist-bustingly good seafood and bags of that irresistible Sicilian charm. It’s a west coast corner to fall head over heels for.
Enjoy an early breakfast before the ship docks in Valletta at approx 09:00 hrs. Disembarkation starts once the ship is cleared. Guests can disembark at around 10:00 hrs.
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- 11 nights cruise on Full Board
- All port taxes
- Protection by the Insolvency Fund
- All prices are per adult
- Children sharing with 2 adults (6months to 17years) at €170
- Single Supplement: 60% on twin rate
- Tips (compulsory, to be paid on board)-€10.00 per night per person 14years and over, €5.00 per night for children 4-13years
- Excursions (optional, to be paid on board)
- Travel Insurance (optional but highly recommended – please ask travel agent for details)