Opus Mediterraneo: Musical Cruise from Venice to Barcelona« All Corinthian II cruise options
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Please note: Cruise fare does not include fuel surcharges.
Day 1 Venice, Italy / Embark
Arrive in Venice and transfer to Corinthian II.
Day 2 Acona / Macerata
From Ancona, drive inland to Macerata, a quaint, hilltop medieval town. Explore the town and view its historic buildings, including the 16th-century Loggia dei Mercanti and the 17th-century Palazzo del Comune, with its splendid atrium decorated with sculptures. Visit the City Museum, housed in an old Jesuit college, and the Palazzo Ricci Gallery, with its excellent collection of works by modern Italian artists. Our musical performance will take place at the Teatro Lauro Rossi.
Day 3 Vis Island, Croatia
Closed to outsiders until the fall of Yugoslavia, Vis is one of Croatia’s most beautiful and unspoiled islands. Dock at Komiza, which has retained its medieval character and architecture. Stately homes and other buildings face the harbor, while the terraced hillside provides a lovely background to this idyllic setting. After exploring Komiza, drive across the small island to Vis Town, which is built around a beautiful bay.
Day 4 Monopoli & the Trulli Villages, Italy
The fishing town of Monopoli is dominated by its 1552 castle. Explore the region’s unique trulli villages, with their curious whitewashed conical dwellings built without mortar. Focus on two of the main villages, Alberobello, where trulli line the streets, and hilltop Locorotondo. Also stop at Ostuni, an ancient town enclosed within ramparts.
Day 5 Crotone, Italy
Arrive in Crotone, in Italy’s rugged Calabria region. Pasta is a religion of its own on this “toe” of Italy’s “boot”; the cuisine also features tomatoes of spectacular ripeness, spicy sausages and polenta dishes complemented by eggplant. Ancient Crotone was one of the most prominent cities of Magna Graecia and home of the Greek philosopher Pythagoras. Visit the impressive Archaeological Museum and then drive to the small town of Santa Severina, dramatically situated on an isolated outcrop of sheer rock, to see the Byzantine church of San Filomeno and the Norman cathedral with its 9th-century baptistery.
Day 6 Valletta, Malta
In the morning explore the Palace of the Grand Masters and the National Museum of Archaeology. Then it’s a short drive to the remarkable Tarxien Temples, which date back to 2800 B.C., and onto Hagar Qim, an even older temple that stands atop a hill on the southern edge of the island overlooking the sea.
Day 7 Trapani, Sicily / Erice / Segesta
Drive up 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 glimpse of its magnificent Doric temple, built in 420 B.C. and among the best-preserved ancient Greek sites.
Day 8 Cagliari, Sardinia / Su Nuraxi / Nora
Arrive in Cagliari, Sardinia’s capital, built on a hill facing the sea. Disembark and drive to the village of Barumini to visit Su Nuraxi, Sardinia’s most important and impressive nuraghic complex and a UNESCO Heritage Site. After lunch aboard, spend time at leisure to explore Cagliari on your own, or take an excursion to Nora, whose ancient remains date from the Carthaginian and Roman periods.
Day 9 At Sea
Spend a relaxing day at sea enjoying the ship’s amenities and attending lectures.
Day 10 Barcelona, Spain / Disembark
Disembark in Barcelona and transfer to the airport for your return flights home.
Itinerary NotesCruise fare includes:
- 9-night cruise aboard the all-suite, 114-guest Corinthian II
- Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard ship
- Complete program of tours and excursions
- All meals aboard ship, including house wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
- Open bar aboard ship throughout the cruise
- Educational program of lectures and discussions by accompanying guest lecturers
- Professional tour staff
- Complete pre-departure materials
- Baggage handling and transfers abroad on the designated program arrival and departure dates
- Port and embarkation taxes
- Gratuities to porters, guides, and drivers
Not included in cruise fare:
Airfare; visa and passport fees (if applicable); luggage and trip cancellation insurance; meals, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages other than those specified above; personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, faxes, and e-mail service; and gratuities to shipboard personnel.
Deposit & Payment
Initial deposit is $1700, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/fourways.php
Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.
Final payment by bank transfer, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Amex. Credit Card payments subject to 3% convenience fee and maximum $15,000 charge.
Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 100 days prior to departure.
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|Days Prior to departure||Fee|
|91 days or more||$500|
|90-61 days||55% cruise cost|
|60-0 days||100% cruise cost|
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 114
- Luxury Expedition Ship
The distinguished 114-guest Corinthian II offers a classic yacht-like atmosphere and fine accommodations. Corinthian II is ice-strengthened for voyages into Antarctic waters, and is equipped with a fleet of Zodiac inflatable craft for forays ashore. Originally built in 1992 and refurbished in 2005, Corinthian II accommodates all guests in 57 outside suites, each affording sea views and elegantly appointed with a sitting area, TV, mini-refrigerator, safe, and other amenities as well as a marble bathroom. Several suites include private balconies accessed via sliding glass doors. Spacious and finely decorated public areas include a library stocked with books related to the itinerary and other volumes, and four computer terminals for e-mail access; an elegant lounge; and The Club, a space for convivial relaxation, with picture windows for panoramic views. The restaurant, serving fine cuisine prepared by European chefs, accommodates all guests at a single unassigned seating. The ship also includes a gym, beauty salon, a sun deck with Jacuzzi, and an outdoor café and bar, where meals may be served al fresco. Corinthian II is served by 70 experienced European officers and crew. There is also an elevator offering access to all decks.
Cabin Categories & Descriptions
All accommodations aboard Corinthian II are suites. They face outside, affording sea views, and several have balconies with sliding doors. All suites include a bedroom with twin or queen-size beds, sitting area, ample closet space, mini-refrigerator, TV, marble-appointed bathroom with shower, and other amenities.
Deluxe suites on Magellan Deck with portholes and sitting area. 225 sq. ft. Suites 250 - 252
Deluxe suites on Columbus Deck with window and sitting area. 225 sq. ft. Suites 329-332
Deluxe suites on Magellan Deck with portholes and sitting area. 235 sq. ft. Suites 254 - 262
Deluxe suites on Columbus Deck with window and sitting area. 235 sq. ft. Suites 333 - 348
Deluxe suites on Marco Polo Deck with window and sitting area. 235 sq. ft. Suites 416 - 428
Deluxe suites on Marco Polo Deck with forward and side windows and sitting area. 265 sq. ft. Suites 414 - 415
Deluxe Veranda Suites on Erickson Deck with private balcony and sitting area. 300 sq. ft. (including balcony) Suites 505 - 512
Deluxe Penthouse Suites on Explorer Deck with private balcony and sitting area. 400 sq. ft. (including balcony) Suites 601 - 604