Stunning western Mediterranean cruise on board Norwegian EpicPosted on: 21 March 2016 by 50connect Promotions
Experience the jewels of the Mediterranean - sample rich wines and visit the historic landmarks of Naples, Marseilles and Barcelona as part of this unforgettable cruise.
The ports of the Mediterranean Sea are so diverse, it’s almost impossible to experience the best of them in a lifetime. That’s why this Western Mediterranean cruise aboard Norwegian Epic is an opportunity not to be missed. Setting sail from Barcelona, you have the chance to visit Naples, Rome, Pisa, Florence, Cannes, and Marseille in one unforgettable trip. Smell fresh pastas, sample rich wines and see historic landmarks while you voyage around some of the world’s most celebrated destinations.
Ports of Call
First on the itinerary is Italy’s third-largest city, Naples. Visit its collection of castles, churches, palaces, and sculptures at centro storico - a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dine on fresh seafood pastas and herb-infused pizzas before winding through the colourful La Pignasecca, which is the oldest street market in Naples. Visit nearby Pompeii and see the haunting grounds surrounding Mount Vesuvius.
Civitavecchia and Rome
Sail to Civitavecchia, brimming with historical sites, and take a short drive on to Rome. The city that has housed some of the world’s greatest artistic and architectural movements features the 2000-year-old Pantheon, the gladiatorial Colosseum and the towering St Peter’s Basilica. Extraordinary views await from the Spanish Steps, while wishes are waiting to be made at Trevi Fountain.
Enjoy freshly-caught fish, pebbled beaches and Venetian-style canals at the picturesque port of Livorno. You can even take the opportunity to visit Renaissance-leader Florence or the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa — both found just a short drive away.
Glamorous Cannes is the perfect place to completely unwind and enjoy the French Riviera. Count the yachts as you stroll along the palm-shaded La Croisette promenade, and pick a lounger on the beach to soak up the sun as you relax. The unique atmosphere, gourmet bistros and stylish bars of film-festival-favourite Cannes are the ideal start to the French part of your cruise.
Winner of the European Capital of Culture in 2013, Marseille effortlessly blends history and modernity. Explore the creative Le Panier neighbourhood, visit the bustling Vieu Port, and relax at terrace cafes as world music and global cuisines fill your senses at Cours Julien.
Experience the Western Mediterranean aboard Norwegian Epic. From Las Vegas shows and the largest spa at sea, to a Scandinavian-inspired ice bar and restaurant featuring circus acrobats; this ship radiates creativity and relaxation.
With 23 diverse dining options including a bakery, steakhouse and sushi bar on offer, you can enjoy a different delicacy at each meal. There are sake, martini, whiskey, and Irish bars on board, as well as a stylish cigar lounge serving signature cocktails to end each day.
Between ports, you can enjoy shopping, swimming and spa treatments, as well as a relaxing library and art gallery. See live acts at the comedy club, have a flutter at the casino, and stroll around the deck to spot the lights of approaching coastlines. Don’t finish your time at sea without watching the ship’s international ballroom dances, theatrical circus acts, Broadway musicals, and duelling piano performances.
Hays Travel offer
Hays Travel, the UK’s largest independent travel agent, is offering this seven-night cruise for only £835 per person flying from national and regional airports. With a selection of departure dates in both April and May, this EXCLUSIVE offer also includes all transfers and a FREE ‘Ultimate Drinks & Dining Package’ worth £340pp! For more information, click here. To book, call 0800 215 5093 or visit any Hays Travel branch.
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