From Istanbul, a magical city of mosques, minarets and golden domes, cruise to evocative destinations such as Sochi, host to the 2014 Winter Olympics, Yalta, the Crimean resort, Sevastopol, the historic seaport and Trabzon, with its spectacular rock-hewn monastery. Before or after your cruise, marvel at Cappadocia’s lunar landscapes, cave churches and houses carved in rocks.
Mid-Voyage Land Adventures
Riviera Glamour, Spanish Flair
MONTE CARLO TO BARCELONA From the jet-set splendour of Monte Carlo, cruise to glamorous St. Tropez and vibrant Marseille. Stop off at the island of Mallorca and the atmospheric city of Valencia. Then immerse yourself in the colourful culture of Barcelona. Join our land programme featuring winery tours with tastings and visits to Frank Gehry's masterpieces, the Guggenheim Museum and Marqués de Riscal Hotel.
Ancient & Modern Israel
ASHDOD, ISRAEL Discover the mesmerising sights of Israel from biblical Capernaum to the cemetery where Moshe Dayan lies buried. Admire the panoramas from the slopes of Mount Olives and visit the Shrine of the Book. Then explore Jerusalem from the Children's Memorial at the Holocaust Museum to the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City and the Via Dolorosa where the pages of the Bible come to life.
Cordoba & Andalusian Discoveries
CÁDIZ, SPAIN Immerse yourself in the unique heritage of Cordoba and discover the charms of Seville along with some of Andalusia's natural wonders during this two-day adventure. The journey takes you from Cádiz inland to famous Seville, to Cordoba, once the cultural centre of the Al-Andalus Empire, and to El Torcal Nature Park en route to Málaga, where you re-join the ship.
Madrid - A Cultural Mosaic
CARTAGENA, SPAIN Travel by high-speed train to Madrid and experience the wide range of attractions that showcase the city's importance as the centre of Spain's Golden Age of literature, art and architecture. Madrid boasts some of the world's finest museums, amongst them the Prado. A visit to the Royal Palace, one of the grandest in Europe, is nothing short of breathtaking.
Marrakech - The 'Pink' City
CASABLANCA, MOROCCO Marrakech conjures up visions of rambling places, colourful souks and an attractive setting within reddish-brown ramparts with the Atlas Mountains as a picturesque backdrop. Magic and mysticism still survive in the walled Medina of Morocco's 'Pink' City. Shop in Djemaa el-Fna, described as the most exuberant marketplace in the world and treat yourself to a night at multi-award winning La Mamounia, the legendary Moroccan Palace, sheltered within the walls of the old city.
Croatia's UNESCO National Park
DUBROVNIK, CROATIA Explore Croatia's first National Park, Plitvice, established in 1949. This breath-taking natural splendour earned the park a place on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1979. A most fascinating phenomena are its sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls.
Night in a Kibbutz
HAIFA, ISRAEL Experience the ways of a kibbutz - a unique form of collective living - first-hand during your overnight stay. Visits to historic sites in Upper Galilee and the Golan Heights complete this unique look at the past and present of Israeli life.
KUSADASI, TURKEY More than a dozen civilizations and cultures lived in Cappadocia, the crossroads of Asia and Europe for thousands of years. The people of Cappadocia carved elaborate multi-level cave cities beneath the surface of the earth and only came to the surface to tend their fields. Even today, some of the cave structures still serve as homes, shops and restaurants. An overnight stay at the Museum Hotel is sure to be a highlight of your exploration of these mystical caves.
Florence & the Four Seasons
LIVORNO, ITALY Indulge in the sun-filled ambience of Tuscany. Be enchanted by the Four Seasons Firenze, an art-filled Renaissance palazzo and sanctuary in the midst of Florence. Have dinner at Enoteca Pinchiorri, Florence's only Michelin 3-star restaurant. Explore on foot and take in the culture and history that make this one of the most beloved cities in the world.
Monte Carlo Grand Prix
MONTE CARLO, MONACO Make your way to reserved seating in Tribune K for the start of the Grand Prix de Monaco - the most exciting and famous Formula One race in the entire world. Drivers navigate through city streets over 78 from St. Devote into Casino Square and the infamous hairpin turn at the Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel. An exclusive dinner on board complements the event..
SORRENTO, ITALY Treat yourself to one of Capri's highlights, The Capri Palace Hotel & Spa, a boutique hotel of refined elegance that recalls an ancient Neapolitan palace of the 1700's. Step away from the small and charming centre of Anacapri, an authentic village and admire a wonderful panorama of the sea and the Gulf of Naples while savouring all Capri offers.
Dinner at The Ca' Giustunian
VENICE, ITALY A 15th-century gothic Palazzo most admired in the history of Venice, Ca' Giustinian is home to the Venice Biennale, a fitting venue for this storied art organization.
Join us for dinner on the fifth floor terrace with stunning views of the Grand Canal and Venice for a reception and dinner to celebrate this amazing city and the Save Venice Foundation.