Rome / Civitavecchia / EmbarkArrive in Rome and transfer to Civitavecchia to embark the Corinthian.
Trapani / Erice / SegestaArrive on the island of Trapani and drive up the winding roads to the medieval town of Erice. The town was known for its temple to the fertility goddess, Astarte. Look around the 12th-century Venus Castle and continue to Segesta for a visit to its magnificent Doric temple, which was built in 420 BC. The temple is among the best preserved ancient Greek sites.
Bizerte, Tunisia / Tunis / CarthageStop in Tunis and tour legendary Carthage, which was founded in the 9th century B.C. Also tour the Bardo Museum and, in Tunis, visit the Medina.
Sant' Antioco, SardiniaArrive in Sant’Antioco, a small port in the southwest corner of Sardinia. Technically an island, Sant’Antioco has been connected to the Sardinian mainland by a causeway since Carthaginian times. Serving as a base for the Cathaginians and later for the Romans, Sant’Antioco’s upper town has been continuously inhabited since the 8th century b.c., when it was founded by the Phoenicians. Tour the excavated remains of the Carthaginian acropolis, including the Tophet and the Catacombs, and visit the Archaeological Museum, which contains finds from the excavation.
At SeaRelax on board as the ship sails for Morocco.
Arrive in Almeria and disembark to explore this historic port city. Visit the Alcazaba, a Moorish fortress which was originally built in the 10th century, the imposing 16th-century Cathedral built
in Renaissance style, the Chanca, a picturesque neighborhood with many of its houses built into caves, and the Paseo de Coches, a palm-lined seaside promenade.
Tangier, MoroccoTangier, on Morocco's north coast, has been captured by the Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Visigoths, and Arabs. It offers a prime location for access to the Iberian Peninsula, allowing the city to be used as a base for the invasion of Spain. Spend the afternoon enjoying the Medina, a classic Moroccan town of narrow lanes and stepped passages. Visit Dar el Makhzen, the former palace of the sultans, now a museum of antiquities and crafts. Also stop to see the Old American legation, a former palace which was given to the U.S. government in 1777 to house America's first embassy (Morocco was the first country to recognize the United States as an independent nation).
CasablancaTour Rabat's main sites, including its Medina with the Kasbah des Oudaias, the evocative quarter of the old Almohad, and the Chellah Citadel.
Safi / MarrakechDrive to fabled Marrakech, one of Morocco's four Imperial capitals. Explore the 12th century Koutoubia Minaret, the Bahia Palace, the Ben Youssef Medressa, the Jewish Quarter, and Dfjemaa el-fna, the city's central square.
At SeaRelax on board as the ship sails to Portugal.
Lisbon / DisembarkIn the morning, disembark in Lisbon, Portugal, and transfer to the airport for your independent return flights.