Venice and the Greek Isles

Two nights bed-and-breakfast hotel stay in Venice, 7 nights' full-board Mediterranean Cruise

Two Nights' Hotel Stay In Venice, 7 Nights Full-board Mediterranean Cruise

Prices Available
10th August 2024
£2549
24th August 2024
£1729
31st August 2024
£1159
14th September 2024
£1949
17th May 2025
£1079
24th May 2025
£1159
31st May 2025
£1079
7th June 2025
£969
14th June 2025
£1069
21st June 2025
£1039
28th June 2025
£1099
5th July 2025
£1339
12th July 2025
£1369
19th July 2025
£1259
26th July 2025
£1459
2nd August 2025
£1249
9th August 2025
£1239
16th August 2025
£1239
23rd August 2025
£1329
30th August 2025
£1199
6th September 2025
£1279
  • Departure Date: 08th August 2024
  • Total Nights: 9 Nights
  • Cruise: Explorer of the Seas
  • Package Type: Cruise and Stay
  • Includes Train Travel
  • Includes Hotel Stay
From
£969 *pp
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Royal Caribbean International

North American cruise line Royal Caribbean International has an impressive history and global reputation.

The cruise line is famed for its fleet of mega-ships, which consist of Utopia of the Seas, Wonder of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas and more.

Each ship is full to the brim of thrills and entertainment, with the cruise line continuing to innovate.

4290
Passengers
1185
Crew
2000
Launched
2020
Last refit
137308t
Tonnage
311m
Length
48m
Width
22kts
Speed
14
Decks
USD
Currency
Overview
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Two nights' four-star bed-and-breakfast accommodation in Mestre (Venice) (in featured hotel or similar standard)
  • Economy class rail journey to Ravenna
  • Seven-eight nights’ full-board cruise accommodation onboard Explorer of the Seas
  • Transfer from Ravenna Cruise port to Bologna Airport
Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Fly UK to Venice, Italy
Depart UK for Venice, overnight at hotel
Day 2
Venice, Italy
The arrival into Venice is one of the most magnificent in the world as the ship slips through the Grand Canal majestically passing Saint Mark’s Square & escorted by a flotilla of smaller craft. From the comfort on board ship you have a bird’s eye view across ancient Venice giving you a true appreciation of the size of the ship you are sailing on and the juxtaposition of modern luxury on board compared with the old world charms of the view. History, architecture, dining, , romance and pure wander lust through the cobbled streets and by the canals is what Venice is all about. Top souvenirs would be Venetian Glass (also known as Murano Glass) or the famous and flamboyant masks. Standing in the middle of the magnificent piazza San Marco is an experience in itself - once described by: Napoleon as the ‘drawing room of Europe’. St Mark’s Basilica ,Doge’s Palace and the clock tower built between 1496 and 1506 - are the city's main attractions. St. Mark's Basilica, built in the eleventh century, is the most famous and most recognizable of all the churches in the city of Venice. Its design is considered one of the best examples of Byzantine architecture in the world, known for its opulent design and gilded interior mosaics, and nicknamed "Church of Gold". The magnificent Doge's Palace is one of the most important buildings in Venice; it was the centre of power, from where the Venetian Republic was ruled. No trip to Venice would be complete without a punt down one of the city's picturesque waterways in an iconic gondola. Prices vary according to the time of day you want to go and the route you want to take. Prices below are for the hire of the gondola, for six passengers or less. Having your own personal crooner will push the fare up.
Day 3
Venice, Italy
Catch the train to Ravenna, make way to cruise port to embark ship.
Day 4
Kotor, Montenegro
Well known for its stunning architecture and amazing natural setting, the small town is surrounded by well preserved walls that feature many landmarks making Kotor itself a UNESCO World heritage site.
Day 5
Corfu, Greece
Corfu is the birth place of Prince Philip at the Palace of Mon Repos. The Achilleon Palace is home to the statue of Achilles Heel and was where Kaiser Wilhelm declared World War I. Corfu Town is the largest “living” medieval town in Greece and an absolute pleasure to walk around, perhaps watch some cricket in the square or sample the excellent local cuisine. Try the local Kumquat liquor or simply watch the world go by with an ice cold frappe..
Day 6
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Athens received a make-over for the 2004 Olympics. There is a lot to see here such as the Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Poseidon and Athena, Odeon Herodus of Atticus and the Theatre of Dionysos.
Day 7
Mykonos, Greece.
Mykonos (part of the Cyclades chain of Islands) is also frequently visited by many cruise ships for its Greek charm and upmarket cosmopolitan atmosphere – plus there are some excellent beaches too.
Day 8
Kefalonia, Greece
Argostoli is the capital of Kefalonia and the setting of the film Captain Korelli’s Mandolin. Part of the Ioanian Island chain which includes Corfu and Zante situated at the gateway to the Adriatic and just off the coast of Albania. Visit the magnificent Blue Caves at Melissani.
Day 9
At Sea
Relax and make the most of the myriad of facilities available on board the ship, from fantastic entertainment to delicious and diverse dining options.
Day 10
Fly Bologna, Italy to UK
Disembark the ship in Ravenna and transfer to Bologna airport and fly to UK
Ship Details
Royal Caribbean International
Explorer of the Seas

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Your Hotel Stay

Hotel Plaza

4 star hotel
Total Nights: 2 Night Stay
Train Travel Included
Trenitalia - Venice (Mestre) to Ravenna
Customer Reviews
3.8
out of 4 customer reviews
Cruise Overall
3
Ship
4.3
Dining
4.3
Service Onboard
3.5
Accomodation
4
Public Rooms
4.3
Embark & Disembark
4.3
Shore Excursions
2.8
Value For Money
3.5

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