Arrive in Rome. Transfer to Civitavecchia and embark Corinthian. Settle in to your cabin and familiarize yourself with the ship and her crew as you prepare to set sail.
Arrive at small Porto Vecchio, located on a fantastic bay. Visit Bonifacio, built on high cliffs on Corsica's south coast. Stroll through the town, admiring the fine Gothic architechture and dramatic scenery from the limestone cliffs faving the sea. Alternatively, drive to Aleria, the ancient Roman capital of Corsica. Explore the remains of the ancient city, built on a gentle slope by a river, an visit the museum, which houses objects from the site.
Located off the southwest corner of Sardinia, Sant'Antioco was a flourishing Phoenician center, dating back to the 9th century BC. Explore Sulcis, the Phoenician town, later taken over by the Romans. Also visit the old church of Sant'Antioco, with its catacombs dating from the 2nd to the 7th centuries, which are linked to the Punic underground chambers.
From Bejaia, take an excursion through impressive countryside to the well-preserved Roman ruins of Djemila. The site includes the Triumphal Arch to Emperor Caracalla, built in AD 216; Grand Baths; market; and Old Forum, featuring stunning friezes and a third-century altar. Also visit the museum, with its collection of superb mosaics and other artifacts.
Spend the day relaxing, taking advantage of on-board amenities, or simply enjoying the fresh Mediterranean sea breeze.
Drive to Tlemcen, one of Algeria's finest cities, noted for its cultural and architectural heritage. Experience the 11th-century Great Mosque and the de-consecrated Sidi Bel Hassan Mosque, now housing a museum with mosaics, carvings, and pottery.
Gibraltar is one of the world's great sea landmarks and has been guiding mariners for centuries. After a short tour, enjoy time to explore on your own.
From Huelva, travel to Seville, one of Europe's most important and affluent maritime cities. Visit the Alcazar, with its charming Murillo Gardens, and the Gothic Cathedral. Also, you may explore the remains of ancient Italica, once the third largest city in the Roman world, or spend time at leisure in Seville.
From the small fishing village of Portimao, travel to Cape Saint Vincent, called Promontorium Sacrum by the Romans, and visit the nearby village of Sagres, where Prince Henry the Navigator founded his famed School of Navigation. Have the afternoon free back in Portimao to stroll down its old cobblestone lanes and see the town's lovely river-front garden and attractive fishing harbor.
Enjoy a full day excursion to Conimbriga and Coimbra. The ruins of Roman Conimbriga boast nearly intact city walls, an amphitheater, and baths. Afterward stop in Coimbra, Portugal's first royal capital and seat of its university. Visit the Romanesque Cathedral and the University Library.
Disembark in Lisbon and transfer to airport to continue your homeward travels.