Day 1 - Travel to Rome
Upon arrival in Italy, you will be met in the arrivals area of the airport by our local representative who will accompany you to your hotel, located semi-centrally in Rome. As you travel to your hotel, your guide will take you on a half day tour of the city including the Colosseum (outside), the Roman Forum (outside), Capitoline Hill and Venice square. They will share some information about the local region, suggest activities for you to enjoy and answer any questions you may have.
Day 2 - Cruise commences
Today is the day to begin your cruise! After breakfast, you can enjoy some free time exploring the many sites which Rome has to offer. In the afternoon, transfer to the cruise Port and embark the Norwegian Epic for your 7-night cruise. Settle in and get to know the ship as you set sail on the Mediterranean Sea. Optional excursions* at ports of call are available to book in advance or on board the ship. *Please note there is a charge for these services.
Day 3 - Florence/Pisa (Livorno) Italy
Visit this stunning Tuscan region taking in Florence and Pisa, resplendent in art and history. What's even more fortunate is that all the main attractions in Florence are centrally located for the perfect walking tour. See Santa Croce, Piazza del Duomo and Michelangelo's David.
Day 4 - Cannes (France)
Drive up Suquet Hill for a view of the city, sea and Lerins Island. How many rich and famous people can you spot, walk the palm-lined promenade de la Croisette and count. The French Riviera at its best, the International Film Festival calls this home.
Day 5 – Palma/Majorca (Spain)
This city, founded by the Romans some 2,100 years ago, is replete with wall-to-wall history and architectural splendor. You can journey back in time and wander the mazes of alleyways and cobblestone paths that surround the Gothic cathedral. Palma is also bustling with life, showcasing the island's best restaurants, shops, nightlife and a vibrant art scene.
Day 6 – Barcelona (Spain)
The capital of Catalonia, and one of its provinces, Barcelona, is a place of palpable history, where you can lose yourself strolling down the medieval streets of the Barri Gotic. It's a city designed to delight the senses: visit other-worldly Modernista churches like Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia, or treat yourself at a street side cafe to Patatas Bravas or a Passion Fruit Mojito.
Day 7 – Day at sea
Today is a free day at sea to relax on board the ship. You will have time to enjoy the spa, catch a show at the theatre, take a dip in one of the pools or visit one of the ship’s bars to indulge in a cocktail – the choice is yours. Enjoy reading a book from the on-board library or try your hand at a game of roulette in the casino.
Day 8 – Naples (Italy)
Cruise to Naples, located on Italy's stunning Amalfi coast, a city rich in history. A tour around Naples' grand piazzas, cathedrals and castles in the old centre will take you back centuries. Pompeii is not too far either, a dashing city which boasts diverse cultural offerings and charming streets.
Day 9 – Return home
Following a morning disembarkation, you will transfer into Rome city where you can enjoy some free time. Endless adventures await in Rome. With two and a half thousand years of history, art and culture, it is no wonder Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. Gaze at the masterpieces of the Vatican or walk into the past with visits to ancient relics, historic monuments and legendary museums. Alternatively, you can people-watch whilst sipping on an espresso in a quaint café. Later that day, it’s time to say goodbye to Rome. Your guide will meet you at a pre-arranged point and you will transfer to the airport for your flight home.