At a glance
8 Day Cruise on Seabourn Encore, Seabourn from £2,999 pp
Departure 22 August 2019 | Alluring Italy & Riviera
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- Palma De Mallorca
Alluring Italy & Riviera
Free suite upgrade, air credit & $500 shipboard credit
Book by 15 Aug to take advantage of:
- Veranda for Ocean View Suite Upgrades*
- Up to Three Category Veranda Suite Upgrades*
- Up to $500USD Shipboard Credit per Suite*
- Up to £650 Air Credit per person*
- 300 minute Internet Package per person*
- Up to 15% savings on Combination Cruises*
*On select voyages. T&C apply
Between Rome and Barcelona, enjoy regal Florence, picturesque Portofino and Bandol. Then visit the Salvador Dali museum in Palamos and Palma de Mallorca.
Day by day itinerary
Originally built by Emperor Trajan who had a villa here, Civitavecchia has flourished as a major port for Rome since the 13th century. Today it is an important ferry terminal and for many travelers the gateway to the Eternal City, Rome. The Renaissance fortifications that surround the harbor area were begun by Bramante and completed by Michelangelo in 1535.
Livorno is the gateway to the region of Tuscany, which as Goethe once observed, looks like Italy should. Fortunately for today's visitor not much has changed in the two centuries since the German poet was himself a tourist in Toscana. The remarkable wealth of beauty here mellowed to a golden patina by history and tempered by the hand of man, awaits. Everywhere there is history, from the Etruscan stronghold of Fiesole, to the Roman colony of Volterra to the Renaissance splendor of Florence, Pisa, Sienna and San Gimignano. If the landscape evokes a sense of the familiar it is because the great masters have used it as a backdrop for their great works. Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci were archtypal Tuscans and Renaissance men who headed an extensive list of geniuses who lived, worked and created within a single period of time.
One of the most photographed villages along the coast, with a decidedly romantic and affluent aura, Portofino has long been a popular destination for the rich and famous. From Santa Margherita Ligure, a clifftop trail leads to picture-perfect Portofino, with candy-colored villas stacked on the steep, flower-decked slopes of its tiny harbor.
Tucked into a sheltered bay around the corner from busy Marseille, Bandol possesses a quiet charm that is rare on the Cote d’Azur. Its beachy side is along the Anse de Renecros.
Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is said to have been founded by the Phoenicians, and was once the rival of the powerful states of Venice and Genoa for control of the Mediterranean trade. Today, it is Spain's second largest city and has long rivaled, even surpassed Madrid in industry and commerce. The medieval atmosphere of the Gothic Quarter and the elegant boulevards combine to make the city one of Europe's most beautiful. Barcelona's active cultural life and heritage brought forth such greats as the architect Antonio Gaudi, the painter Joan Miro, and Pablo Picasso, who spent his formative years here. Other famous native Catalan artists include cellist Pau Casals, surrealist Salvador Dali, and opera singers Montserrat Caballe and Josep Carreras. Barcelona accomplished a long-cherished goal with the opportunity to host the Olympics in 1992. This big event prompted a massive building program and created a focal point of the world's attention.
Sailing on Seabourn Encore
Seabourn Encore is as strikingly beautiful and as excitingly innovative as any ship Seabourn has ever debuted