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This 12-night cruise with Oceania Cruises takes you on a breathtaking journey through the Mediterranean and Aegean seas, immersing you in the history, culture and natural beauty of some of the most iconic destinations in Europe. From the glamour of Saint-Tropez and Mallorca's vibrant culture to Tuscany's rolling hills and the whispers of Troy on Bozcaada, every day unveils a new treasure. Follow the ancient routes of the Roman Empire and unleash your inner explorer on this unforgettable cruise.

This itinerary is simply a snapshot of what we can offer, and ports/excursions are subject to change, so contact our Luxury Cruise Travel Specialists to make the most of their expertise and the latest offers.

Day 1 to 3 Welcome to Barcelona, Spain

Day 1 to 3Welcome to Barcelona, Spain

Fly to Spain and take a private car transfer to Mandarin Oriental Barcelona for a two-night pre-cruise stay before embarking on your twelve-day voyage.

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Day 2 Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Day 2Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca, Spain, is more than just a sun-kissed island paradise; it's a symphony of history, culture and natural wonder that will awaken your soul. Ascend the Bellver Castle, a sentinel perched atop a hill, and let the wind carry you back to medieval times or seek refuge in the soaring Gothic cathedral of La Seu, a testament to the island's enduring faith and artistic spirit. Or beyond the city walls, discover a paradise for the senses in sun-dappled olive groves and hidden coves with turquoise waters.

Day 5 Saint-Tropez, France

Day 5Saint-Tropez, France

A world-renowned coastal town in the French Riviera, St. Tropez is known as a playground for the rich and famous, but it also offers beautiful beaches, rich history and a vibrant culture. Boasting a laid-back vibe and a Mediterranean flair, this is the perfect place to explore the natural beauty of the French Riviera. 

Day 6 Florence/Pisa/Tuscany (Livorno), Italy

Day 6Florence/Pisa/Tuscany (Livorno), Italy

Livorno, Italy, is a kaleidoscope of history, culture and Tuscan charm, where the Mediterranean spirit infuses every cobblestone street and sun-drenched piazza. Explore the Fortezza Vecchia, a 16th-century Medici fortress guarding the harbour, gaze upon Michelangelo's David or set sail on a day trip and discover the hidden coves and pristine beaches along Livorno's coastline.

Day 7 Olbia/Porto Cervo (Sardinia), Italy

Day 7Olbia/Porto Cervo (Sardinia), Italy

Immerse yourself in the ancient heart of Olbia as you stroll through the charming historic centre, visit the majestic San Simplicio Basilica, an 11th-century masterpiece blending Romanesque and Punic influences or delve into the fascinating Museo Archeologico di Olbia, where Roman artefacts and Punic burial chambers paint a vivid picture of the city's ancient inhabitants.

Day 8 Rome, Italy

Day 8Rome, Italy

Rome, the Eternal City, pulsates with a vibrant melody of history, art, and la dolce vita. Stand in the centre of the Colosseum, where gladiators once battled, and feel the echoes of a bygone era; walk through the Roman Forum, where senators debated and empires were forged or lose yourself in the labyrinthine halls of the Vatican Museums, where Michelango's Sistine Chapel ceiling explodes with divine inspiration

Day 9 Naples/Pompeii, Italy

Day 9Naples/Pompeii, Italy

Naples and Pompeii, two titans of Italian history, beckon you on an adventure through an enriching blend of the present and the past. Step back in time at Pompeii, a frozen snapshot of Roman life, where volcanic ash preserved the echoes of a bustling metropolis or dive into the vibrant chaos of Naples. In this city, life spills onto cobblestone streets, espresso fuels laughter and pizza perfection takes centre stage.

Day 10 Messina (Sicily), Italy

Day 10Messina (Sicily), Italy

Messina, the "Gateway to the East," shimmers like a pearl on the northeastern tip of Sicily. Stand in the heart of Messina, where the magnificent Duomo, adorned with intricate mosaics and sculptures, tells tales of Norman Kings and Byzantine splendour or venture to the ancient hilltop town of Taormina, a Greco-Roman gem boasting theatres, amphitheatres and breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea and Mount Etna.

Day 11 At Sea

Day 12 to 13 Istanbul, Turkey

Day 12 to 13Istanbul, Turkey

Prepare to be swept away by a city bursting with vibrant history, breathtaking architecture and delicious flavours as you explore Istanbul. Lose yourself in the labyrinthine alleyways of the Grand Bazaar, explore the opulent chambers of what was once the seat of Ottoman power for centuries at Topkapi Palace or discover the Hagia Sophia Museum, where Byzantine mosaics still shimmer on the walls, a testament to the city's vibrant artistic heritage.

Day 14 Bozcaada (Troy), Turkey

Day 14Bozcaada (Troy), Turkey

Bozcaada, the enchanting island gem nestled in the Aegean Sea, beckons you on a journey where ancient whispers mingle with modern charm. This Aegean paradise, once known as Tenedos and believed to be the site of the Trojan War, is a tapestry woven from myth, history and breathtaking natural beauty.

Day 15 Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Day 15Athens (Piraeus), Greece

End your cruise in Athens, the cradle of Western civilisation and enjoy a two-night stay at The Dolli at Acropolis before your return flight to the UK. Walk through the ancient Agora, discover the treasures of the Acropolis or delve into the depths of Greek history at the National Archaeological Museum.

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