Summer Mediterranean Cruise

with stays in Barcelona and Rome

Cruise & Stay package

7-night cruise on board Sun Princess with pre-cruise stay in Barcelona and post-cruise stay in Rome

  • Other Dates Available May To August
  • Low Deposit from just £99pp
Prices Available
2nd August 2024
£1199
  • Departure Date: 02nd August 2024
  • Total Nights: 10 Nights
  • Cruise: Sun Princess
  • Package Type: Cruise and Stay
  • Includes Outbound Flight
  • Includes Inbound Flight
From
£1199 *pp
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Princess Cruises

Credited with introducing millions of Americans to the concept of a modern cruise holiday, Princess Cruises is still innovating to this day.

Sporting a fleet of 17 ships with capacities ranging from 2,000 to 4,300 passengers, the line is best known for its Alaskan cruises, but travels to destinations the world over.

With an emphasis on destination leadership and local expertise, Princess is an excellent choice for the discerning traveller seeking to sail in comfort.

4300
Passengers
2024
Launched
175500t
Tonnage
345m
Length
21
Decks
Overview
  • done 10-night Cruise & Stay package
  • done Return flights from the UK
  • done 1-night stay in Barcelona
  • done 2-night stay in Rome
  • done 7-night full board cruise
  • done Other Dates Available May To Aug
  • done Drinks, Wi-Fi & Gratuities £350pp extra
  • done Low Deposit From Just £99pp
Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Outbound flight from the UK to Barcelona, Spain
Outbound flight from the UK to Barcelona, Spain
Day 1-2
Barcelona hotel stay
1-night hotel stay in Barcelona
Day 2
Embark and set sail
Embark at Barcelona and set sail
Day 3
At sea
At sea
Day 4
Gibraltar
Gibraltar, British Overseas Territory
Day 5
At sea
At sea
Day 6
Marseille
Marseille, France
Day 7
Genoa
Genoa, Italy
Day 8
La Spezia
La Spezia, Italy
Day 9
Disembark at Rome (Civitavecchia)
Disembark at Rome(Civitavecchia), Italy
Day 9-11
Rome hotel stay
2-night hotel stay in Rome
Day 11
Return flight to the UK
Return flight to the UK
Outbound flight from the UK to Barcelona, Spain image
Day 1
Outbound flight from the UK to Barcelona, Spain
Outbound flight from the UK to Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona hotel stay image
Day 1-2
Barcelona hotel stay
1-night hotel stay in Barcelona
Embark and set sail image
Day 2
Embark and set sail
The infinite variety of street life, the nooks and crannies of the medieval Barri Gòtic, the ceramic tile and stained glass of Art Nouveau facades, the art and music, the throb of street life, the food (ah, the food!)—one way or another, Barcelona will find a way to get your full attention. The capital of Catalonia is a banquet for the senses, with its beguiling mix of ancient and modern architecture, tempting cafés and markets, and sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches. A stroll along La Rambla and through waterfront Barceloneta, as well as a tour of Gaudí's majestic Sagrada Famíliaand his other unique creations, are part of a visit to Spain's second-largest city. Modern art museums and chic shops call for attention, too. Barcelona's vibe stays lively well into the night, when you can linger over regional wine and cuisine at buzzing tapas bars.
At sea image
Day 3
At sea
At sea
Gibraltar image
Day 4
Gibraltar

Tagged on to the end of Iberia, the intriguing British outpost of Gibraltar is dominated by a sandy peninsula and the stunning 1,400-feet-high limestone Rock. Although small, Gibraltar has always been seen as having great strategic importance on account of its advantageous position where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean, just 12 miles from the coast of Africa. Ever popular with British holidaymakers, Gibraltar is very much a home from home, boasting excellent duty-free shopping in many familiar British high street shops. Please note: Gibraltar’s small size and narrow winding roads mean that excursions are operated by 22-seater mini-buses, accompanied by a driver/guide. Local health and safety regulations prohibit the carriage of walking aids and collapsible wheelchairs on these vehicles. If you do wish to bring a mobility aid, we can arrange the Rock Tour by taxi, which has extra space. If this suits your requirements, please advise the Tours and Travel office when you join the ship, as numbers are limited.

At sea image
Day 5
At sea
At sea
Marseille image
Day 6
Marseille
Since being designated a European Capital of Culture for 2013, with an estimated €660 million of funding in the bargain, Marseille has been in the throes of an extraordinary transformation, with no fewer than five major new arts centers, a beautifully refurbished port, revitalized neighborhoods, and a slew of new shops and restaurants. Once the underdog, this time-burnished city is now welcoming an influx of weekend tourists who have colonized entire neighborhoods and transformed them into elegant pieds-à-terre (or should we say, mer). The second-largest city in France, Marseille is one of Europe's most vibrant destinations. Feisty and fond of broad gestures, it is also as complicated and as cosmopolitan now as it was when a band of Phoenician Greeks first sailed into the harbor that is today's Vieux Port in 600 BC. Legend has it that on that same day a local chieftain's daughter, Gyptis, needed to choose a husband, and her wandering eyes settled on the Greeks' handsome commander Protis. Her dowry brought land near the mouth of the Rhône, where the Greeks founded Massalia, the most important Continental shipping port in antiquity. The port flourished for some 500 years as a typical Greek city, enjoying the full flush of classical culture, its gods, its democratic political system, its sports and theater, and its naval prowess. Caesar changed all that, besieging the city in 49 BC and seizing most of its colonies. In 1214 Marseille was seized again, this time by Charles d'Anjou, and was later annexed to France by Henri IV in 1481, but it was not until Louis XIV took the throne that the biggest transformations of the port began; he pulled down the city walls in 1666 and expanded the port to the Rive Neuve (New Riverbank). The city was devastated by plague in 1720, losing more than half its population. By the time of the Revolution, Marseille was on the rebound once again, with industries of soap manufacturing and oil processing flourishing, encouraging a wave of immigration from Provence and Italy. With the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, Marseille became the greatest boomtown in 19th-century Europe. With a large influx of immigrants from areas as exotic as Tangiers, the city quickly acquired the multicultural population it maintains to this day.
Genoa image
Day 7
Genoa
Genoa is a port city in the Northwest of Italy. Home to the Genoa Aquarium, famous for having the largest exposition of biodiversity in Europe, the city is also a great place to visit for anyone interested in architecture.
La Spezia image
Day 8
La Spezia

La Spezia is sometimes thought of as nothing but a large, industrialized naval port en route to the Cinque Terre and Portovenere, but it does possess some charm, and it gives you a look at a less tourist-focused part of the Riviera.

Its palm-lined promenade, fertile citrus parks, renovated Liberty-style palazzos, and colorful balcony-lined streets make parts of La Spezia surprisingly beautiful.

Monday through Saturday mornings, you can stroll through the fresh fish, produce, and local-cheese stalls at the outdoor market on Piazza Cavour, and on Friday take part in the busy flea market on Via Garibaldi. There's also Porto Mirabello, a newly built tourist port with a pool club, shops, and several restaurants that overlook the fleet of super-yachts.

Disembark at Rome (Civitavecchia) image
Day 9
Disembark at Rome (Civitavecchia)

Italy's vibrant capital lives in the present, but no other city on earth evokes its past so powerfully. For over 2,500 years, emperors, popes, artists, and common citizens have left their mark here.

Archaeological remains from ancient Rome, art-stuffed churches, and the treasures of Vatican City vie for your attention, but Rome is also a wonderful place to practice the Italian-perfected il dolce far niente, the sweet art of idleness. Your most memorable experiences may include sitting at a caffè in the Campo de' Fiori or strolling in a beguiling piazza.

Rome hotel stay image
Day 9-11
Rome hotel stay

Italy's vibrant capital lives in the present, but no other city on earth evokes its past so powerfully. For over 2,500 years, emperors, popes, artists, and common citizens have left their mark here.

Archaeological remains from ancient Rome, art-stuffed churches, and the treasures of Vatican City vie for your attention, but Rome is also a wonderful place to practice the Italian-perfected il dolce far niente, the sweet art of idleness. Your most memorable experiences may include sitting at a caffè in the Campo de' Fiori or strolling in a beguiling piazza.

Return flight to the UK image
Day 11
Return flight to the UK
Return flight to the UK
Ship Details
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Your Hotel Stay

Barcelona Hotel To Be Confirmed By Blue Sea Holidays On Booking

Total Nights: 1 Night Stay
Description:
The hotel details will be confirmed by Blue Sea Holidays on booking

Rome Hotel To Be Confirmed By Blue Sea Holidays On Booking

Total Nights: 2 Night Stay
Description:
The hotel details will be confirmed by Blue Sea Holidays on booking
Flights Included

Outbound Flight

Departure Date:
02nd August 2024
Location:
Outbound flight from the UK to Barcelona

Inbound Flight

Arrival Date:
12th August 2024
Location:
Inbound flight from Rome to the UK

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  • 12 nights, departs on the 23rd Aug 2024
  • 12 night Cruise & Stay package
  • Return Flights From 6 UK airports
  • 10 night Full-board Cruise
  • 2 night Pre Cruise Rome Hotel Stay
  • 3rd & 4th Guest Sharing Discounts
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