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Embark on a 12-day European cruise aboard Carnival Legend. With one night in Rome, explore the Eternal City's wonders before setting sail from Civitavecchia. Enjoy two fun-filled days at sea before discovering the ancient ruins of Ephesus in Kusadasi, Turkey. Unwind in Mykonos and experience the captivating beauty of Santorini. Dive into Athens' historic splendor, explore Katakolon's treasures, and immerse in Messina's allure. In Naples, choose between Pompeii's ruins and the enchanting island of Capri. Return to Rome for one last night to cherish cherished memories of this unforgettable journey.
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Fly to Rome from the UK
Begin your European adventure with an enchanting overnight stay in Rome, Italy's captivating capital. Delight in the city's timeless treasures, from the awe-inspiring Colosseum and the grandeur of Vatican City to the charming streets adorned with gelato shops and trattorias. Immerse yourself in the art, history, and culinary delights that make Rome a true cultural marvel.
Accommodation at 4* The Morgana
Civitavecchia, Rome (Embark)
Embark on you enchanting 10 night cruise aboard the Carnival Legend. As the ship sets sail from Civitavecchia, you'll revel in two fun-filled days at sea, embracing a myriad of onboard activities and entertainment. Next, the ancient city of Ephesus welcomes you to Kusadasi, Turkey, where awe-inspiring ruins and vibrant bazaars promise an unforgettable experience.
Days at Sea
As you embark on the Carnival Legend, revel in two exhilarating days at sea. Take advantage of the ship's vast array of activities, entertainment, and relaxation options. Lounge poolside with a refreshing drink, enjoy Broadway-style shows, and partake in interactive workshops. Whether you seek excitement or tranquility, these fun-filled days at sea cater to every desire.
The ancient city of Ephesus awaits you in Kusadasi, Turkey. Explore this archaeological wonder and step back in time as you wander through ancient ruins such as the Library of Celsus and the Grand Theatre. For a spiritual experience, visit the House of the Virgin Mary, a place of pilgrimage revered by many. Kusadasi's bazaars offer a colorful shopping experience, perfect for finding unique souvenirs and treasures to cherish.
Dock at the idyllic island of Mykonos, known for its picturesque beauty and lively atmosphere. Stroll through the charming narrow streets lined with whitewashed buildings and vibrant bougainvillea. Discover the iconic windmills, visit the fascinating archaeological site of Delos, or simply relax on one of the island's world-famous beaches. Mykonos offers a blend of relaxation and vibrant nightlife, making it a delightful destination for every traveler.
Prepare to be mesmerized by the breathtaking beauty of Santorini, with its iconic blue-domed churches and mesmerizing sunsets. Explore the charming villages perched on the cliffside, such as Oia and Fira, offering stunning views of the Aegean Sea. Visit the volcanic beaches, unwind at a traditional taverna, or embark on a scenic boat tour to the volcanic islands and hot springs. Santorini promises an unforgettable experience that lingers in your heart long after you leave.
Immerse yourself in the ancient splendor of Athens, the birthplace of democracy and Western civilization. Visit the iconic Acropolis and behold the majestic Parthenon, a symbol of Greek heritage. Explore the historic Plaka neighborhood with its charming streets, inviting shops, and delightful restaurants. Dive into the city's rich history at the National Archaeological Museum or experience modern Athens at the bustling Monastiraki Square. Athens offers a blend of ancient wonders and vibrant contemporary life.
Arriving in Katakolon, take the opportunity to visit Olympia, the site of the ancient Olympic Games. Explore the archaeological ruins and marvel at the Temple of Zeus and the Olympic Stadium. Delve into Greek mythology at the Museum of the History of the Ancient Olympic Games, which houses remarkable artifacts from antiquity. Katakolon also offers a chance to relax on nearby beaches, taste local cuisine, and indulge in the warm hospitality of the Greek people.
Messina (Sicily), Italy
Embrace the charm of Messina, located in the captivating island of Sicily. Discover the city's landmarks, including the iconic Messina Cathedral and the astronomical clock in the Piazza del Duomo. Consider taking an excursion to Mount Etna, Europe's tallest active volcano, or explore Taormina, a picturesque town perched atop a cliff with stunning views of the Ionian Sea. Messina offers a delightful blend of history, culture, and natural beauty.
Naples (Capri & Pompeii), Italy
Dock in Naples, your gateway to two of Italy's most iconic destinations. Explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii, preserved in time by the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius. For a taste of la dolce vita, venture to the enchanting island of Capri, famed for its rugged coastline, grottoes, and stunning views. Stroll along the Piazzetta, savor authentic Neapolitan pizza, or take a boat tour around the island's mesmerizing caves. Naples promises a captivating blend of history and natural splendor. This is your last stop on this Mgical Mediterranean adventure, make the most and savour the memories you've made!
After disembarking from the Carnival Legend, continue your European sojourn with a leisurely overnight stay in Rome. Reflect on the unforgettable memories of your cruise and take the time to explore any remaining treasures of the Eternal City. Revisit your favorite landmarks, savor Italian delicacies at local trattorias, or simply stroll along the Tiber River, savoring every moment of your time in Rome.
Accommodation at 4* The Morgana
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