Explore some of the finest destinations in the Med & discover the beautiful Adriatic onboard the wonderful Enchanted Princess, with a free upgrade to a Balcony cabin.
- Flight from Dublin to Rome
- Airport transfers to the port
- 7 nights onboard the 5* Enchanted Princess based on 2 sharing
- Ocean MedallionTM wearable smart device
- 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
Wake up to a New View with Enchanted Princess!
Departing from Civitavecchia, the historic port close to Rome, this 7 night cruise sails around the boot of Italy and into the Adriatic. Your first port of call is Kotor in Montenegro in a stunning bay you will barely believe. You will then sail to the pretty Greek isle of Corfu before you stop at the Greek mainland resort of Katakolon, close to the ancient ruins of Olympia. The next destination is the pretty town of Messina in Sicily before you cruise to Naples, close to Pompeii. Your cruise comes to an end as you sail back into Civitavecchia.
An extraordinary new cruise experience. Setting sail in Europe in 2020.
Enchanted Princess℠, the fifth in line of our Royal-class ships, shares all of their spectacular style and luxury, and introduces new attractions all her own. Get ready for exquisite, one-of-a-kind dining experiences. The most pools and whirlpool hot tubs ever. World-class entertainment venues hosting dazzling performances. As well as the breathtaking new Sky Suite, with expansive views from our largest balcony at sea.
Booking RemarksInclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
Non-refundable non-transferable deposit of 15% required at time of booking unless otherwise stated. Balance due 16 weeks from departure
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.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
On arrival in Rome, you will be transferred to the port in Civitavecchia to board your cruise ship, the 5* Enchanted Princess.
Wedged between brooding mountains and a moody corner of the bay, achingly atmospheric Kotor (Котор) is perfectly at one with its setting. Hemmed in by staunch walls snaking improbably up the surrounding slopes, the town is a medieval maze of museums, churches, cafe-strewn squares and Venetian palaces and pillories. It’s a dramatic and delightful place where the past coexists with the present; its cobblestones ring with the sound of children racing to school in centuries-old buildings, lines of laundry flutter from wrought-iron balconies, and hundreds of cats – the descendants of seafaring felines – loll in marble laneways. Come nightfall, Kotor’s spectacularly lit-up walls glow as serenely as a halo. Behind the bulwarks, the streets buzz with bars, live music – from soul to serenades – and castle-top clubbing.
Budva’s got the beaches, and nearby Dubrovnik’s got the bling, but for romance, ambience and living history, this Old Town outflanks them all.
Still recognisable as the idyllic refuge where the shipwrecked Odysseus was soothed and sent on his way home, Corfu continues to welcome weary travellers with its lush scenery, bountiful produce and pristine beaches.
Since the 8th century BC, the island the Greeks call Kerkyra has been prized for its untamed beauty and strategic location. Ancient armies fought to possess it, while in the early days of modern Greece it was a beacon of learning. Corfiots remain proud of their intellectual and artistic roots, with vestiges of the past ranging from Corfu Town’s Venetian architecture to British legacies such as cricket and ginger beer.
While certain regions of the island have succumbed to overdevelopment, particularly those close to Corfu Town, Corfu is large enough to make it possible to escape the crowds. Venture across cypress-studded hills to find vertiginous villages in the fertile interior, and sandy coves lapped by cobalt-blue waters.
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
A holiday to Greece during a cruise of the Mediterranean means history and myth. Katakolon is a tiny seaside town in Greece in the bay of Agios Andreas, only 20 km away from the ancient site of Olympia.
The historic associations and resonance of Olympia, which for over a millennium hosted the most important Panhellenic games, are rivalled only by Delphi or Mycenae. It is one of the largest ancient sites in Greece, spread beside the twin rivers of Alfiós and Kládhios, and overlooked by the Hill of Krónos.
The sheer quantity of ruined structures can give a confusing impression of their ancient grandeur and function, but the site itself is picturesque, definitely deserving a visit on an excursion. The entrance to the site, located just 200m from the modern village, leads along the west side of the Altis wall, past a group of public and official buildings. The Prytaneion was the administrators’ residence, where athletes stayed and feasted at official expense.
You can see the ruins of a gymnasium and a palaestra (wrestling school), used by the competitors during their obligatory month of pre-games training. Beyond these stood the Priests’ House, the Theokoleion, a substantial colonnaded building in whose southeast corner is a structure adapted as a Byzantine church. The main focus of the Altis precinct is provided by the great Doric Temple of Zeus.
Built between 470 and 456 BC, it was as large as the Parthenon, a fact quietly substantiated by the vast column drums littering the ground. The temple’s decoration, too, rivalled the finest in Athens; partially recovered, its sculptures of Pelops in a chariot race, of Lapiths and Centaurs, and the Labours of Hercules, are now in the museum.
Messina, Sicily, Italy
Messina may well be your first sight of Sicily, and – from your MSC holiday cruise ship – it’s a fine one, the glittering town spread up the hillside beyond its sickle-shaped Mediterranean harbour.
On a shore excursion you can discover Messina’s most important monument, the Duomo, which epitomizes the city’s phoenix-like ability to re-create itself from the ashes of its last disaster. It’s the reconstruction of a twelfth-century cathedral erected by Roger II, one of a series of great Norman churches of Sicily that include the sumptuous cathedrals of Palermo and Cefalù. The Duomo’s detached campanile, or bell tower, claims to be the largest astronomical clock in the world, and puts on its best show at noon every day, when a bronze lion (Messina’s ancient emblem) unleashes a mighty roar over the city that can be quite alarming if you’re not expecting it!
While Milan may be home to all things chic, Florence to all that is worthy in art and Rome to historical grandeur, Naples can outdo them all in one count with its sheer ‘Napoletanità’!
Naples offers a mix of breathtaking beauty and a strong sense of life being lived to its limits.
Squeezed between Vesuvius, Europe’s second-largest active volcano on one side and the sulphurous springs and boiling mud pools of the Flegrean fields on the other, Naples and its famous blue bay is a ‘must-see’ city along your cruise.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Your cruise comes to an end as you sail back into Civitavecchia port. After disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport in Rome for your flight to Dublin.
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