EGYPT & ISRAEL

BarcelonaMarseilleSavonaNaplesCataniaAt SeaCrete - HeraklionAt SeaJerualem - HaifaPort Said - AlexandriaAt SeaMalta - La ValletaAt SeaBarcelona
Two weeks - From just €1,699

Not often offered as a cruise both departing from and returning to Barcelona, this 14 night All Inclusive Cruise takes in the ports of Marseille, Naples, Catania, Crete, Jerusalem & Alexandria before returning to Spain stopping in at Malta on the way.

Treat yourself on board the ship to a Balcony Cabin, affording unforgettable views of these ancient and historic cities as the ship nears to port. Included in the price are a shared Cabin, a comprehensive drinks package by the glass, port taxes and Service Charge (tips). Prices vary for Interior, Exterior, Balcony Cabins and Suites.

Also included in the price are all meals and snacks in the main dining room and also in the Buffet area of the ship. There is nightly entertainment on board the ship, and if you fancy a flutter, you can head on down to the Casino and try your luck!

All prices are subject to availability and reconfirmation at the time of booking.

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Day Day 1

Barcelona

The city is home to an innovative contemporary art museum, the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, and Camp Nou. Also, after visiting these popular destinations, you can discover the Catalan culture. During our stop in Barcelona, take a walk down La Rambla before visiting the Picasso Museum. In the city, you can see memorable architecture everywhere. Before leaving pay a visit to the neighborhood in the port of Barcelona. Completely renovated for the Olympic Games in 1992, it has become a place filled with bars, clubs, and restaurants. Not to be missed: • Helicopter ride • The masterpieces of Gaudí • Sightseeing tour of Barcelona and Camp Nou stadium

Day Day 2

Marseille

Also called the "Porpoise City ", Marseille is France’s sunniest town, charming with its gullies where you can swim, its history and culture and restaurants with cosmopolitan cuisine. You cannot leave without having first toured on the “Cours Julien”, the street for shopping. The port of Marseille is perhaps a typical tourist destination, but it deserves to be visited for the ferry that leaves from the Town Hall and the old church, which replaced a Templar building. Not to be missed: • Aix-en-Provence • Avignon, the city of the Popes • The discovery of Marseilles by bike

Day Day 3

Savona

The port of Savona is one of the prettiest of the Italian Riviera. The lovely climate, summers that are never to hot, mild winters and the exceptional beauty of the sea near the town makes Savona an excellent base to set out to explore Liguria. Savona is notable for the Priamar Fortress, which has dominated the town since the 16th century, and also for its historic centre where you can visit Savona Cathedral. A stop in Savona can also be an opportunity to visit the nearby city of Genoa and its narrow, picturesque streets, known as “caruggi”. Not to be missed: • Priamar Fortress. • Savona Cathedral • Via Paleocapa

Day Day 4

Naples

Multicultural and lively, this city of Galilee lies at the foot of Mount Carmel, the “vineyard of God”, which boasts lush vegetation and caves declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. During your stay you can enjoy the beaches, ideal for a family outing, but also the ascent of Mount Carmel, from which you can enjoy the beautiful view over the old port of Haifa before heading off to Nazareth and Bethlehem, veritable cradles of Catholic, Orthodox Christian and Protestant tradition, at the crossroads with Jewish culture. Not to be missed: • Visit of the Gardens of Bahaï • The prehistoric caves of Mount Carmel • The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth

Day Day 5

Catania

The port of Catania is located about 300 metres from the historic city centre. We suggest that you visit the Piazza del Duomo, symbol of the city. If you cross Via Crociferi, one of the most famous streets of the city, you can get to Palazzo Biscari, one of the most impressive and majestic buildings in the whole of Sicily. Finally, you can see Mount Etna looking north, with its famous lava flows. Not to be missed: • Etna • Piazza del Duomo • The Palazzo degli Elefanti

Day Day 6

At Sea

Day Day 7

Crete - Heraklion

The stop at Heraklion starts with a visit to the port of Crete. Situated in the centre of the island, this former British watchtower has a long history. You cannot land on the island that gave birth to the legend of the Minotaur without visiting the ancient Palace of Knossos. Its ancient Minoan ruins and its maze of corridors and rooms evoke the famous Greek myth of the labyrinth. Equally impressive is the island fortress of Spinalonga, which is well worth a visit. Heraklion embodies the charm of an era both ancient and medieval. Not to be missed: • Discover the Palace of Knossos • The picturesque village of Kritsa • The old town of Heraklion

Day Day 8

At Sea

Day Day 9

Jerualem - Haifa

Multicultural and lively, this city of Galilee lies at the foot of Mount Carmel, the “vineyard of God”, which boasts lush vegetation and caves declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. During your stay you can enjoy the beaches, ideal for a family outing, but also the ascent of Mount Carmel, from which you can enjoy the beautiful view over the old port of Haifa before heading off to Nazareth and Bethlehem, veritable cradles of Catholic, Orthodox Christian and Protestant tradition, at the crossroads with Jewish culture. Not to be missed: • Visit of the Gardens of Bahaï • The prehistoric caves of Mount Carmel • The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth

Day Day 10

Port Said - Alexandria

Acclaimed a thousand times for its library and lighthouse, Alexandria has always been a crossroads of civilisations. Even today, the port of Alexandria welcomes the whole world into its cultural heritage. During the stop in Alexandria, Egypt, visit the site where the lighthouse once stood and don't forget to stroll along the entire scenic route. Visit the new library that proudly honours its illustrious ancestor. Check out this welcoming population that will have you trying a thousand recipes with beans and let yourself be seduced by the local pastries. Not to be missed: • The Fort Qaitbay • Pompey's Pillar • The Library of Alexandria

Day Day 11 & Day 12

At Sea

Day Day 13

Malta - La Valleta

In the Mediterranean, the port of Valletta has an important history and a strategic location. Its entrance, located between St Fort and the Sant’Angelo and Ricasoli Forts, transports you instantly into chivalrous past of the island. During your stop in Valletta you will be able to walk the streets with the colourful and decorated facades of the houses. Don’t miss a visit to the magnificent Barrakka Gardens from megalithic times, and the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Then visit Gozo to admire the scenery of natural sculptures carved by the sea. Not to be missed: • The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist • The magnificent Gardens of Barrakka • The Magistral Palace

Day Day 14

At Sea

Day Day 15

Barcelona

Arrival and Disembark for onward journey home