Explore the Mediterranean on this 7-night cruise on board 5* Emerald Princess visiting fascinating cities and beautiful resorts including Gibraltar, Provence and Florence.
Departing from Barcelona, Spain, this 7-night cruise visits historical Gibraltar, Marseilles, the capital of the French region of Provence, Genoa, and Livorno in Italy, for access to Pisa or Florence, before reaching Civitavecchia, Rome’s major port city.
|DATE||31 August 2019|
|PRICE||from €945 pp|
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Barcelona, Spain: Depart 22.00
On arrival in Barcelona, you will be transferred to the port to board your cruise ship, the 5* Emerald Princess.
Day 2: At Sea:
Day 3: Gibraltar: Arrive 07.00 Depart 17.00
The Rock crouches over the sea like an ancient stone beast, looking Sphinx-like to Africa. Beneath the white cliffs of this natural fortress grows a profusion of palm, pine, and cypress. No fewer than 600 varieties of flowers thrive here, some not found anywhere else on Earth. Gibraltar’s stunning setting is matched by its history – five countries have battled for 13 centuries to control the passage between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. The result made for a cultural melting pot. Veiled Moroccan women in caftans and vacationing Englishmen and Spaniards stroll along the narrow, steep lanes. The locals revert to a liquid Spanish when talking among themselves. And visitors to a 15th-century cathedral pass through a blue-tiled courtyard, once part of a 13th-century mosque. Helmeted bobbies, pillar-boxes and pubs make for a bit of Britain in the Mediterranean. Gibraltar is a fascinating place, from its caves and batteries to the Barbary apes gamboling on the slopes of the Rock.
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Marseilles (Provence), France: Arrive 08.00 Depart 17.00
The largest port on the Mediterranean, Marseille is France’s second largest city and a virtual melting pot of peoples and cultures. It is also a place of striking contrasts, from the fishing boats and pleasure craft of the picturesque Vieux Port to the modern Canebiere. Dominating the harbor is the infamous Chateau d’If, the rocky prison from which Alexandre Dumas’ Count of Monte Cristo escaped. Marseille is also your gateway to Provence. Explore the countryside around Arles and Avignon, immortalized in the canvases of Van Gogh, Cezanne, Matisse and Picasso.
Day 6: Genoa, Italy: Arrive 07.00 Depart 21.00
Genoa is the capital of the Province of Genoa and of the region of Liguria. Many regard Genoa as having the largest historic city center in Europe as a result of having been, for centuries, a powerful commercial center seaport and city-state. It was the birthplace of Christopher Columbus and its maritime roots have fostered a dialect that has, absorbed elements of Neapolitan, Calabrese and Portuguese over the centuries. Genoa’s harbor is a bustling swarm of activity, which makes it a great launching point for the sprawling metropolis of Milan.
Day 7: Livorno (Florence / Pisa), Italy: Arrive 07.00 Depart 19.00
Livorno is the gateway to glorious Tuscany. Visit Florence – the cradle of the Renaissance – home to the Duomo, the Uffizi and the Ponte Vecchio. Here the Medici fostered a city-state whose cultural legacy is as great as classical Athens. Giants like Dante, Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Galileo infused the West with a new creative spirit. Then there is Pisa, Florence’s rival for political power. Pisa, a brash, commercial seafaring town rivaled the great maritime powers of Venice and Genoa. The city was a leader in art and architecture second only to Florence.
Day 8: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy: Arrive 05.00
Following your departure from the Emerald Princess, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight home to Dublin.
7 Nights accommodation aboard the 5 Star Emerald Princess, operated by Princess Cruise Line. (See ship info tab for more information on Emerald Princess)
Your adventure begins the moment you step aboard. With nearly 900 staterooms with balconies, you’ll awaken each day to a new horizon. Experience the relaxed ambience onboard and tantalizing cuisine in our elegant dining rooms. Enrich yourself with Discovery at SEA™ programs and unwind at The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults.
- Last Refurbished: December 2015
- Guest Capacity: 3,080 lower berths
- Number of Crew: 1,200
- Tonnage: 113,561
DINING Passionate about our culinary craft, we’re committed to serving you mouthwatering, handcrafted dishes made from scratch throughout your voyage. Be sure to join us at one of our award-winning specialty restaurants to celebrate your next birthday, anniversary or milestone and enjoy tantalizing specialties.
- SHARE℠ by Curtis Stone (specialty restaurant)^
- The Salty Dog Gastropub^
- Chocolate Journeys℠
- Crown Grill℠ (steakhouse specialty restaurant)^
- Crab Shack (specialty restaurant)^
- Chef’s Table Experience^
- Vines (wine bar)^
- International Café
- Horizon Court (buffet)
- Trident Grill (burgers & hot dogs)
^Nominal charges may apply.
ACTIVITIES Each day, a world of exciting activities awaits, from cooking demonstrations to dance classes, trivia contests and a range of enrichment programs, including our Encounters with Discovery at SEA™ speaker series from experts who offer insights into the places you’ll visit.
- Discovery at SEA™ Programs
- Festivals of the World
- The Piazza
- Shops of Princess
- Art Gallery & Auctions
- Photo & Video Gallery
- Platinum Photography Studio
- Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs
- Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, tennis)
- Princess Links (putting course)
ENTERTAINMENT There’s always something happening on board — from heading to the Princess Theater for a lavish original musical production to enjoying a blockbuster movie poolside under the stars or simply relaxing in a lounge sipping a cocktail where a live band is playing your song.
- Movies Under the Stars®
- The Voice of the Ocean (live show)
- Original Musical Productions
- Music & Dancing
- Vegas-style Casino
- Featured Guest Entertainers
- Princess Theater
- Club Fusion (dance club)
- Skywalkers Nightclub
- Crooners Bar
JOYFUL REJUVENATION Everything you need to refresh body and mind is right on board. Indulge in a manicure, pedicure or a makeover in the salon, or a soothing massage in the Lotus Spa®. Or maybe it’s a brisk workout in the fitness center, followed by a little “me time” in The Sanctuary, a tranquil retreat reserved just for adults.
- The Princess Luxury Bed (on board in Apr. 2018)
- SLEEP by Princess
- The Sanctuary (retreat for adults)^
- Lotus Spa®^
- Lotus Spa® Fitness Center
- Fitness Classes^
^Nominal charges may apply. FAMILIES Cruising is the ideal way for families to reconnect, from grandparents to grandkids and everyone in between. Share the joy of discovery on fascinating excursions, delight in entertaining group activities on board and, best of all, stay in a family suite or book adjoining rooms that keep family members close by.
- Movies Under the Stars®
- Discovery at SEA™ programs
- Festivals of the World
- Shore Excursions
- Discovery Family Fun Fair^
- Pools & Hot Tubs
- Sports Court
- Enrichment Courses
- Karaoke & Trivia Games
- Holiday Activities^
KIDS & TEENS Staffed by experienced counselors, our younger cruisers are sure to stay happy all day long. Through our Discovery at SEA™ program, as well as the California Science Center partnership, we deliver exciting interactive activities for kids ages 3-12, while teens can take DJ workshops, while teens can sip mocktails and make new friends.
Dates & Prices
|18 May 2019||€945||Inside Cabin||Book Now|
|18 May 2019||€1,419||Oceanview Cabin||Book Now|
|18 May 2019||€1,549||Balcony Cabin||Book Now|
|31 August 2019||€1,399||Inside Cabin||Book Now|
|31 August 2019||€1,699||Oceanview Cabin||Book Now|
|31 August 2019||€1,969||Balcony Cabin||Book Now|
- Flight from Dublin to Barcelona
- Airport transfers to the port
- 7 nights onboard the 5* Emerald Princess based on 2 sharing
- Superb dining on a full board basis
- Entertainment onboard
- Return transfer from port to airport
- Flight from Rome to Dublin
- Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per person
- Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
- Non-refundable deposit of €250 per person
- Optional Insurance available (call for details)
- Child and family prices available on request
- These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.