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Mediterranean Summer Cruise
Norwegian Epic
August 8 - August 17, 2023

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 This summer you are invited to cruise with Best Single Travel along coasts kissed by the crystal clear blue waters of the Mediterranean. Experience old world atmosphere and breathtaking views at some of the world's most interesting heritage sites. Cruise from the masterpieces of Barcelona to the ancient ruins of Rome while touring through the charming European villages of Italy, France and Spain.

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Mediterranean Summer Cruise Itinerary

Cruise Day 1: Barcelona, Spain  (Tuesday: August 8, 2023 / 5:00PM)
Spain BarcelonaThe capital of Catalonia, Barcelona, is a place of history, where you can lose yourself strolling down the medieval streets of the Barri Gotic. Barcelona has the reputation of being the most cosmopolitan, modern and avant-garde city in Spain and is most famous for the fantastical Sagrada Família church by architect Antoni Gaudí’s. Barcelona's restaurant scene, anchored by the central Boqueria market, ranges from fine dining to tiny tapas bars.
Board the Cruise Ship - Norwegian Epic
Make your way to the cruise ship and board at your leisure. (If you have booked the pre-night hotel package, group transfers have been arranged). Meet your cruise hosts and fellow cruise mates at welcome orientation meeting and then again at dinner tonight.

 

Cruise Day 2: Cannes, France  (Wednesday: August 9, 2023  / 8:30am - 6:30pm)
French RivieraHead to the French Riviera’s prized cities of Cannes and Nice for Mediterranean sun, Roman ruins, boulevards with grand hotels and designer shops, and restaurants with authentic Provencal cuisine. The once sleepy fishing village is one of the most fashionable destinations on France’s Côte d'Azur and best known for Cannes world-famous film festival. A true Riviera town, life in Cannes revolves around the harbor which still boasts fishing boats as well as the super-yachts of the super-rich.
Included Shore Excursion - Cannes Walking Tour & Train to Antibes
Cannes FranceExplore the old world charm and modern vibe of Cannes (a town famous for its annual film festival) on our guided walking tour of the city. The old town, known as Le Suquet, rises steeply from the port, topped by an 11th century tower. Stroll along the narrow streets, admire flower boxes, colorful shutters and fountains as we pass by quaint cafes and shops. It’s well worth the walk as the views from the top of the street in the Place de la Castre are breathtaking. Cannes' daily market takes place in an unusual pink building and is the place for meat, fish, herbs and vegetables of outstanding quality. The we travel to the picture-postcard city of Antibes. Enjoy free time in this classic French Riviera resort town which offers all the attractions of a summertime vacation destination: sunny days, sandy beaches, and a lively ambience.

 

Cruise Day 3: Liverno (Florence), Italy (Thursday: August 10, 2023  / 6:30am) 
Manarola Cinque TerreCinque Terre is a string of centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. In each of the 5 towns, colorful houses and vineyards cling to steep terraces, harbors are filled with fishing boats and trattorias turn out seafood specialties along with the Liguria region’s famous sauce, pesto. The Sentiero Azzurro cliffside hiking trail links the villages and offers sweeping sea vistas.
Included Shore Excursion - Cinque de Terre Tour  (Full Day)
This very scenic section of the Italian Riviera is characterized by small sandy beaches among the rocks, high cliffs, caves and tiny bays. What makes it so unique are the five appealing villages with their pastel houses stacked up the cliff face like an array of colorfully wrapped presents. They are connected to Monterosso Cinque Terreeach other only by hiking trails, trains and an occasional boat. You’ll have the opportunity to explore three of these delightful hamlets on this tour. Manarola is the quintessential Italian seaside town, and here you’ll be free to wander on your own, perhaps stopping by the 14th century church or the pleasant beach. Then board a motorboat for a scenic cruise weather permitting, that will take you to the charming fishing village of Vernazza, crowned by a castle. The colorful buildings of this little gem cluster around a small cove.
Vernazza Cinque TerreMonterosso is said to be one of the most picturesque towns in Italy, and is considered a Cinque Terre “don’t miss.” After an introduction by your guide, you’ll have free time to explore the tiny shops and have lunch on your own. Take a look at the cathedral, lined inside with black and white stripped pillars, relax on the broad sandy beach, or stroll along the seaside boardwalk.
After our visit to Vernazza, meet your tour escort to drive to Corniglia. Enjoy panoramic views and take spectacular pictures of the land and coast.

 

Cruise Day 4: Liverno (Florence), Italy / Pisa (Friday: August 11, 2023  / 7:00pm) 
Florence Italy DuomoFlorence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region is home to masterpieces of art and architecture. Florence's museums, palaces, and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world including the iconic Florence Duomo, with its terra-cotta-tiled dome and bell tower and Michelangelo’s “David,” Since Florence served as a wealthy and important center for medieval trade and commerce, the city gave birth to the Italian Renaissance movement.
Included Shore Excursion - Florence Walking Tour and Pisa Photo Stop  (Full Day)
From the port of Livorno enjoy a pleasant guided drive through the Italian countryside as we head towards Florence. We will stop at Piazzale Michelangelo to appreciate the breathtaking views over the city and to take photos. Then we meet our Florence guide for a fascinating walking tour of the city that will start with a stroll around the Italy Leaning Tower of Pisahistorical centre of Florence.  As we walk through the cobblestone streets and piazzas hear about the Renaissance era and the lives of famous artists. Then enjoy free time for lunch and shopping before we drive to Tuscany's most famous building, the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa, or simply, the Tower of Pisa, is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of Pisa Cathedral. It is known for its nearly four-degree lean, the result of an unstable foundation. Get your camera's ready for the photo of you keeping the tower from falling. 

 

Cruise Day 5: Civitavecchia, / Rome, Italy  (Saturday: August 12, 2023 / 6:30am - 7:00pm)
ColloseumRome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of history, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Roman Forum and the Colosseum remind us of the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, hosts St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums. The city is a real-life collage of piazzas, open-air markets, and astonishing historic sites.
Included Shore Excursion - Rome in a Day Tour  (Full Day)
Trevi fountainOur day begins with a comfortable 90 minute private drive to Rome. First stop, the Colosseum, where the Roman emperors liked to watch gladiators stage to-the-death battles. Learn about the inner-workings of the Ancient Arena, and the spectacular games that were once held here. Then we stroll the ruins of the Ancient Roman Forum, once the center of the Roman Empire, now a collection of ruins having spent centuries as a quarry for marble and a cow paddock. It's time to take a break for lunch, throw our coins in the Trevi Fountain and climb the Spanish Steps. Then we visit the Pantheon, the largest masonry vault ever built before we have a photo stop at the Vatican and St Peter Square.

 

Cruise Day 6: Naples, Italy / Amalfi Coast - Pompeii   (Sunday: August 13, 2023 / 6:30am - 5:00pm)
Amalfi Coast2The Amalfi Coast, Italy (la Costiera Amalfitana) is a beautiful and renowned stretch of mountainous coastline south of Naples, in Campania. The Amalfi coast is a mixture of history and nature, with lots to discover: the Cathedral of Amalfi, the villas in Ravello and the many churches built during the period of the republic of Amalfi. Mount Vesuvius, a volcano near the Bay of Naples in Italy, is hundreds of thousands of years old and has erupted more than 50 times. Its most famous eruption took place in the year 79 A.D., when the volcano buried the ancient Roman city of Pompeii under a thick carpet of volcanic ash.
Included Shore Excursion - Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Tour
PompeiiPompeii was a sprawling metropolis of shops and residences, restaurants and brothels, stroll the streets of Pompeii as the Romans did – the stones are still worn with tracks from the carriages that used them nearly 2,000 years ago. As our guide leads us from mosaic to monument, temple to theater, imagine daily life in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Then we embark on a spectacular drive along the Amalfi Coast, one of Europe's most dramatic shorelines. The winding cliff top road offers breathtaking panoramic views at every turn. As we catch our breath, notice the colors of the Mediterranean, a sheer 500-foot drop below. Along the drive we will pass by or stop at villages like Sorrrento, Positanto and Amalfi. Perched high on the cliffs above Amalfi and famous for its views and gardens is the village of Ravello

 

Cruise Day 7: Cagliari, Sardinia  (Monday: August 14, 2023 / 9:00am - 4:00pm)
Sardina ItalyCagliari is the capital city of the Italian island of Sardinia. It’s known for the hilltop Castello, a medieval walled quarter situated high over the rest of the town. Architectural highlights include the 13th-century Cagliari Cathedral. Housed in a former arsenal, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari displays bronze objects, Roman ceramics and artifacts from the Nuragic age to the Byzantine era.
Included Shore Excursion - History & Wildlife Tour (7 hours)
Today we visit the most famous world heritage site of Sardinia and see the amazing wild Horses as we enjoy the archaeological and natural splendors of Barumini and the ‘Giara’. Our day starts Su Nuraxiwith a drive through the Campidano plains into the beautiful Marmilla Valley, stopping at the very impressive Murals of Villamar. Then we visit the famous archeological site, Nuraghe “Su Nuraxi”, a UNESCO site. These ancient megalithic structures are only found in Sardinia. Nuraghe are truncated cone stone structures built by the Nuragic civilization between 1900 and 730 BC to serve as military strongholds.
Then we drive up to the old volcanic plateau, Giar to see the amazing wild dwarf horses. They live in small family groups consisting of one male and 7 or 8 females with Sardinia wild poniestheir ponies, although it is not uncommon to find groups of “bachelors” males, usually older horses of 15-20 years. Each group has a well-defined territory. In addition to the horses, the Giara is inhabited by wild boars, foxes, hedgehogs, rabbits, hares, wild cats and many others, and many species of birds that live or transit depending on the period, such as hawks and buzzards, the red woodpecker, the storks and the knights of Italy.
On the way down the plateau, we stop at a stone-age burial site, known as Giants’ tombs or Giants' grave of Coddu Vecchiu. 

 

Cruise Day 8: Palma de Malloca, Spain (Tuesday: August 15, 2023 / 12:00pm - 11:00pm)
Palma de MallorcaPalma, a resort city and capital of the Spanish island of Mallorca, is located in the western Mediterranean. The massive Santa María cathedral, a 13th century Gothic landmark, overlooks the Bay of Palma and the adjacent Moorish-style Arab fortress was converted to a royal residence. West of the city, hilltop Bellver Castle is a medieval fortress with a distinctive circular shape.
Included Shore Excursion - Palma Highlights & Valldemossa Tour (4 hours)
Today's excursion offers a panoramic tour of the main historical and cultural points of Palma. We start by driving along the sea front and viewing the many beautiful buildings of the area, stopping to see one of Mallorca's most important medieval monuments, the Bellver Castle. Afterwards, enjoy the countryside on our 30 minute drive to Valldemossa Valldemossato explore this charming village and the surroundings of la Cartuja.
Back in Palma, we explore the Gothic quarter, La Seu Cathedral, the city hall in Plaza de Cort, Almudaina Palace and the historic stock exchange building (La Lonja) on our walking tour. Learn about the importance of Mallorca's famous Jewish quarter, while strolling through its narrow, charming streets. Take in the panoramic view of Palma from the Renaissance walls surrounding the old town. You can here stay at your own in the city or you will meet your driver again and drive to the Passeig Maritimo, a waterfront promenade where some of the most important yacht clubs and marinas of Mallorca are located. Finally, return to the port and board your ship.

 

Cruise Day 9: Ibiza, Spain  (Wednesday: August 16, 2023 / 7:00am - 6:00pm)
IbizaIbiza is one of the Balearic islands, an archipelago of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. It's well known for the lively nightlife in Ibiza Town and Sant Antoni, where major European nightclubs have summer outposts. It’s also home to quiet villages, yoga retreats and beaches, from Platja d'en Bossa, lined with hotels, bars and shops, to quieter sandy coves backed by pine-clad hills found all around the coast.
Included Shore Excursion - UNESCO - Fortified Dalt Vila (3 1/2 hours)
Explore Dalt Vila, a historical section of town that UNESCO deemed a World Heritage site for being an exceptional example of a fortified acropolis. The Phoenicians originally Ibiza Spain beachsettled this part of the island, but it was often invaded so the defensive walls were strengthened repeatedly until the Renaissance. To enter this atmospheric district, we will pass through El Portal de Ses Taules, a stone gateway that an imperial coat of arms crowns. As we stroll the winding cobbled streets, you can expect to come across plazas lined with restaurants and shops and the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Snows, a magnificent Catalan Gothic building that stands near the highest point in Dalt Vila. The views from there will be especially spectacular. The Contemporary Art Museum is another landmark, as it is housed in 17th-century building that took years to renovate because of the archaeological remains below it had to be excavated. You can see them through the glass floor.

Cruise Day 8: Barcelona, Spain (Thursday: August 17, 2023 / 5:00am)
Our cruise ship docks early this morning. Time for breakfast before saying goodbye to all your new friends. Transfer to the airport for your flights home. Have a safe flight!


Singles Cruise Pricing

Inside Cabin
Interior staterooms are an excellent value. These spacious staterooms have no window which is great if you like to sleep late!

Studio
Perfect for solo travelers - small inside cabin that includes exclusive access to the Studio Lounge.

Private Balcony
Enjoy the scenic views from your own private balcony. Most balcony staterooms also have a separate sitting area.

I will share a cabin with a friend or use the Best Single Travel's Roommate Program

Cabin TypeDepositFull Payment

Inside

$350 $3107.87

Balcony

$350 $3513.80
Best Single Travel provides roommate matching to our clients who confirm their reservations at least 70 days before departure.
Prices are in US Dollars and Include Shore Excursions, Taxes and Surcharges - Onboard Gratuities are Not Included


I want my own room - Single Cabin

Cabin TypeDepositFull Payment

Studio

$350 $3632.23

Inside

$600 $4306.35

Balcony

$600 $5218.93
Prices are in US Dollars and Include Shore Excursions, Taxes and Surcharges - Onboard Gratuities are Not Included

*Prices are Not Guaranteed Until Booked.

Pre-Night Package
One Night Hotel Catalonia Ramblas - Breakfast - Gothic Area Tour - Transfer to Ship
$185 Shared / $335 Single
(roommate matching not guaranteed on pre-nights)

Mediterranean Summer Singles Cruise
Final payment is due April 5, 2023.
(If paying after December please pay full amount).
If you would like a shared cabin and are booking before final payment we guarantee you a roommate match. If you are booking after we will confirm a roommate within 24 hours.
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