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Ionic Italy With The Venice Carnival Cruise

  • Departure DateTue 15th Feb 2022
  • Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Balmoral
  • 28 Night Cruise From Southampton
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Itinerary

  • Southampton
  • Gibraltar
  • Malta
  • Dubrovnik
  • Split
  • Zadar, Croatia
  • Venice
  • Naples
  • Rome
  • Livorno
  • Cartagena, Spain
  • Lisbon
  • Newcastle, UK

Highlights

  • Gibraltar: Enjoy the sights and get to know the friendly local monkeys as you climb the Rock of Gibraltar. 
  • Dubrovnik: Climb the Ancient City Walls and enjoy panaromic views of the Adriatic Sea. No visit to Dubrovnik is complete without seeing the Ancient City Walls.
  • Split: Unearth the ruins of Diocletian's Palace, an ancient palace built by the Emperor, Diocletian. 

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Day 1 - Southampton

Arrive: Tue 15 February 2022 / Depart: Tue 15 February 2022

Southampton offers fast and efficient check-in areas, spacious departure lounges with seating areas, café-bars and smart washrooms. If you wish to travel by car and park for the duration of your cruise, you can pay for and reserve parking in advance directly with the relevant company. Alternatively, if being dropped off or collected by taxi or private car, they can drive right up alongside the terminal building.

Day 2 - At Sea

Day 3 - At Sea

Day 4 - At Sea

Day 5 - Gibraltar

Arrive: Sat 19 February 2022 / Depart: Sat 19 February 2022

Day 6 - At Sea

Day 7 - At Sea

Day 8 - Malta

Arrive: Tue 22 February 2022 / Depart: Tue 22 February 2022

Strategically situated midway between Sicily and North Africa, Malta is in every sense a Mediterranean crossroads - a tiny island with an epic and heroic history in which invasion and siege have seen the influence Romans, Phoenicians, Greeks, Arabs, Normans, Crusaders and, of course, Britain all leave an enduring mark upon its cultural heritage. The16th century walled capital of Valletta with its Grand Harbour is a treasure-chest bristling with Baroque architecture, its narrow streets a tempting honeycomb of colourful shops and stalls.

Day 9 - At Sea

Day 10 - Dubrovnik

Arrive: Thu 24 February 2022 / Depart: Thu 24 February 2022

There's no mistaking the past wealth and proud spirit of this ‘Jewel of the Adriatic', perched on Croatia's Dalmatian Coast. An independent city-state for 600 years until conquered by Napoleon, Dubrovnik survives, despite recent events, as one of Europe's best preserved medieval cities - a timeless architectural showpiece, whose graceful churches and cloisters, palaces and fountains, mellow Baroque facades and encircling ancient walls, all seem more stage set than reality.

Day 11 - Split

Arrive: Fri 25 February 2022 / Depart: Fri 25 February 2022

In the heart of Dalmatia, the largest Croatian city on the Adriatic coast dates back to the days of Diocletian. The old town is built around the harbour and much of the old city remains to this day. A visit to the Roman Palace of Emperor Diocletian is well worth a visit. Other notable site include the cathedral; the Temple of Jupiter; the Golden Gate; the Silver Gate; and Peristyle Square.

Day 12 - Zadar, Croatia

Arrive: Sat 26 February 2022 / Depart: Sat 26 February 2022

Day 13 - Venice

Arrive: Sun 27 February 2022

A collection of mud banks transformed by early merchants into a commercial and cultural powerhouse, Venice remains a city unrivalled in its marriage of serenity and spectacle, legend and romance. You won't see all of its 118 islands, 177 canals and 450 bridges, but even the briefest encounter with the haunting mood, ancient canals, radiant light and vibrant Byzantine and Renaissance inheritance of La Serenissima's showcase of art and architecture will beguile the eye and heart alike!

Day 14 - Venice

A collection of mud banks transformed by early merchants into a commercial and cultural powerhouse, Venice remains a city unrivalled in its marriage of serenity and spectacle, legend and romance. You won't see all of its 118 islands, 177 canals and 450 bridges, but even the briefest encounter with the haunting mood, ancient canals, radiant light and vibrant Byzantine and Renaissance inheritance of La Serenissima's showcase of art and architecture will beguile the eye and heart alike!

Day 15 - Venice

Depart: Tue 01 March 2022

A collection of mud banks transformed by early merchants into a commercial and cultural powerhouse, Venice remains a city unrivalled in its marriage of serenity and spectacle, legend and romance. You won't see all of its 118 islands, 177 canals and 450 bridges, but even the briefest encounter with the haunting mood, ancient canals, radiant light and vibrant Byzantine and Renaissance inheritance of La Serenissima's showcase of art and architecture will beguile the eye and heart alike!

Day 16 - At Sea

Day 17 - At Sea

Day 17 - Cruising the Strait of Messina

Day 18 - Naples

Arrive: Fri 04 March 2022 / Depart: Fri 04 March 2022

Italy's third largest city is as exuberant as it is rich in history. Naples is the gateway to exploring some of Italy's richest sightseeing treasures like Pompeii and Heraculem, where the ancient Roman ruins stand preserved to this day courtesy of the ashes of nearby Mount Vesuvius. Or the fabled city of Sorrento whose vitality is only matched by the splendour of its coastal setting. Quintessentially Italian the resort is a bustling maze of shops, boutiques and open-air cafes. Capri and the picturesque villages of the Amalfi coast will all compete for your time.

Day 19 - Rome

Arrive: Sat 05 March 2022 / Depart: Sat 05 March 2022

Gateway to Rome - Italy's Eternal City, living monument to a 3,000-year history that has shaped the civilisation of our western world. From the Colosseum and Forum of Ancient Rome to the city's great masterpieces of renaissance and Baroque art and architecture, the emblems of past grandeur provide a backdrop for the elegant designer boutiques, pavement cafes, inviting trattorie and countless sophisticated pleasures of today's vibrant capital.

Day 20 - Livorno

Arrive: Sun 06 March 2022 / Depart: Sun 06 March 2022

From this Ligurian port you can visit Pisa, to see the 11th century Duomo cathedral and world-famous Leaning Tower. Visiting the legendary Florence is also possible. This Renaissance city of the Medici grand dukes, where the peerless art treasures of the Uffizi and a majestic prospect of domes, towers and spires are framed by the distant Tuscan hills.

Day 21 - At Sea

Day 22 - Cartagena, Spain

Arrive: Tue 08 March 2022 / Depart: Tue 08 March 2022

Today Spain's major commercial port and naval base, Cartagena lies on the coast of Murcia, its great indented bay guarded by rocky promontories, each topped by a fort. Founded in 221 BC by Hasdrubal, leader of the Carthaginians (hence the name) from North Africa, it has a fascinating history - and as Nova Carthage was long the Romans' principal settlement in their Iberian stronghold. Attractive promenades extend along the harbour, while to the northeast is the famous beach and watersports resort area of the lagoon-like Mar Menor.

Day 23 - At Sea

Day 24 - Lisbon

Arrive: Thu 10 March 2022 / Depart: Thu 10 March 2022

It was from historic Lisbon, built on seven low hills beside the wide Tagus estuary, that some of Europe's greatest explorers set sail in pursuit of the riches that built Portugal's former global empire in the New World, Africa and the Indies. Memories of that glorious past linger amid the grand avenues and elegant squares of the attractive capital's 18th century lower town - a vivid contrast with the colourful honeycomb of cobbled streets in the old Moorish Alfama quarter and the bohemian mood of the hilly Bairro Alto.

Day 25 - At Sea

Day 26 - At Sea

Day 27 - Southampton

Arrive: Sun 13 March 2022 / Depart: Sun 13 March 2022

Southampton offers fast and efficient check-in areas, spacious departure lounges with seating areas, café-bars and smart washrooms. If you wish to travel by car and park for the duration of your cruise, you can pay for and reserve parking in advance directly with the relevant company. Alternatively, if being dropped off or collected by taxi or private car, they can drive right up alongside the terminal building.

Day 28 - At Sea

Day 29 - Newcastle, UK

Arrive: Tue 15 March 2022 / Depart: Tue 15 March 2022

The cruise terminal in Newcastle offers fast and efficient check-in areas, a spacious departure lounge with seating areas, a café-bar and smart washrooms all resulting in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. If you wish to travel by car and park for the duration of your cruise, no pre-booking is required.

Balmoral From Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Balmoral is the largest of our ocean-going cruise ships, yet is still small enough to navigate size-restricted waterways such as the Kiel Canal, providing fantastic scenic cruising opportunities, and retains the warm, intimate and friendly atmosphere that the Fred. Olsen fleet is renowned for. Balmoral is named after the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family, and the Scottish theme runs throughout the main dining venues – the Ballindalloch, Avon and Spey – where guests can enjoy tantalising menus prepared by our expert chefs. Featuring 710 well-appointed rooms and suites and a selection of comfortable lounges, bars and inviting public areas which have been extensively refitted and improved as part of Fred. Olsen's fleet-wide refurbishment programme, Show less Balmoral provides guests with ample space in which to relax and share a memorable cruise experience with hundreds, not thousands, of fellow travellers. And, as our guests have come to expect, there is always an array of superb entertainment on offer throughout the day, from lectures and hobby classes to live cabaret and comedians, ensuring you can make the most of your time on board

Ship Cabins

2 Bedded Room

Interior Cabin

Guaranteed Interior Higher

This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Guaranteed Interior Lower

This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Interior Cabin

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 6 and Atlantic Deck 5. It has a bathroom with shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Interior Cabin

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 5, Coral Deck 4 & Marina Deck 3 It has a bathroom with shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Interior Higher

Interior Higher

Interior Lower Grade

Interior lower grade cabin

Single Interior Room

These rooms are approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 6 and Marina Deck 3. They have a bathroom with shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Superior Interior

Our Superior Interior Rooms are approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8 and Bridge Deck 9. These rooms have a bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Please note, rooms 9048, 9056 and 9095 on Bridge Deck have been adapted for use by disabled passengers.

Superior Single Inside Cabin

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9. It has a bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Standard Cabin

Standard Cabin

Wheelchair Adapted

Wheelchair Adapted

Guaranteed Ocean View Higher

This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Guaranteed Ocean View Lower

This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Ocean View Cabin

These rooms are approximately 165 square feet in size, and can be found on Atlantic Deck 5 and Coral Deck 4. They have a picture window and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Ocean View Cabin

This room is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on Coral Deck 4. It has a picture window and a bathroom with shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Ocean View Cabin

This room is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 5, Coral Deck 4 & Marina Deck 3. It has 2 portholes, bathroom with a shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Ocean View Cabin

Ocean View Cabin Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Ocean View HIgher

Ocean View HIgher

Ocean View Lower

Ocean View Lower

Single Ocean View

Single Ocean View

Single Ocean View Cabin

This room is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on Coral Deck 4. It has a picture window and a bathroom with a shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Please note that some of the K grades have 2 beds, but are sold as Single Ocean View rooms.

Single Ocean View Cabin

This room is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Marina Deck 3. It has a porthole and a bathroom with shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Superior Ocean View

Superior Ocean View

Superior Ocean View Cabin

Around 165 square feet in size, these rooms are located on the Lido Deck 8 and Main Deck 6. Fitted with everything you need for your stay, there’s a picture window too. The bathroom has bath and/or shower, there’s a TV, mini fridge, hairdryer and safe. *Rooms 8073, 8075, 8084 and 8086 on the Lido Deck are wheelchair accessible and have a fully restricted window.

Superior Ocean View Cabin

Located on Atlantic Deck 5. Around 165 square feet, with a picture window; and have a bathroom with a shower or bath. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Superior Ocean View Cabin

This room is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8. It has a picture window, bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Superior Ocean View Single Cabin

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8. It has a picture window, a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include air conditioning, a TV, mini fridge, telephone, safe and hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Please note rooms 8061 and 8072 have a small balcony.

Balcony Cabin

This room is approximately 180 square feet in size, and can be found on Lido Deck 8 and Bridge Deck 9. It has a balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

Balcony Cabin

Balcony

Superior Balcony

Superior Balcony

Superior Balcony Cabin

These rooms are approximately 190 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9. Slightly larger than a BC grade, these rooms have a balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

Balcony Junior Suite

This suite is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 10, Bridge Deck 9 and Lido Deck 8. This suite has a bedroom with a sitting area and a balcony. There is an en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies. Please note, rooms 8057 and 8059 on Lido deck are equipped for use by disabled passengers.

Balcony Junior Suite

Balcony Junior Suite

Junior Suite

Junior Suite

Marquee Suite

This suite is approximately 390 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 10.This suite has a bedroom with a large double bed and a sitting area, a bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

Marquee Suite

Marquee Suite

Owner's Suite

Owner's Suite

Premier Suite

This suite is approximately 430 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 11.This suite has a sitting room, balcony and a bedroom with large double bed and bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

Premier Suite

Premier Suite

Single Balcony Suite

This suite is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9. This suite has a bedroom with sitting area and a balcony. The bathroom has a bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies. *Please note that some of the JB grades have 2 beds, but are sold as Single Balcony Suites.

Superior Suite

This suite is approximately 275 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 10 & Bridge Deck 9. This suite has a bedroom with sitting area and a balcony. The bathroom has a bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

Superior Suite

Superior Suite
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