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Ancient Aegean to Enchanting Med

  • Departure Date12 & 23 Oct 2024
  • Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady
  • 11 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £2,109 per person

Itinerary

  • Enjoy Athens
  • Athens
  • Mykonos
  • Catania, Sicily
  • Rome
  • Florence/Pisa
  • Ajaccio
  • Cannes
  • Barcelona

Starting with 1 night in ancient Athens, you’ll have plenty of time to explore its age old sculptures and landmarks like the historic Acropolis and iconic Parthenon before setting sail for your treasure-filled cruise aboard Scarlet Lady, where a multitude of enchanting landscapes and European hospitality await. begins with the charming allure of Mykonos, where the winding streets and vibrant nightlife beckon. Sail to Sicily, where the ruins of ancient civilizations await exploration, followed by the eternal city of Rome, home to the Colosseum and Vatican City. Continue your odyssey to Florence/Pisa, where Renaissance art and iconic landmarks captivate the senses. Then, discover the rugged landscapes of Corsica and the glamour of Cannes before concluding your voyage in the enchanting city of Barcelona. 

Highlights

  • FREE Athens Stay
  • FREE $250 Bar Tab- On Sea Terrace & Above Cabins
  • Filtered Water, non-pressed juices, sodas, teas & coffee
  • Gratuities
  • WiFi
  • Adult Only 

What's Included?

  • Return flights from the UK (call for regional departures)
  • 1 night stay in Athens on room only basis
  • 10 night cruise on board Scarlet Lady (Adult Only) on full board basis
  • FREE $300 Bar Tab Included^ 
  • $600 Sailor Loot Included^ 
  • Filtered water, non-pressed juices, sodas, teas & coffee
  • Gratuities
  • WiFi
  • Transfers
  • Baggage Allowance

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Oct 2024£2,109-£2,399£4,289

Price based on 12 & 23 Oct, flying from London. Itinerary operates in reverse. Suite price based on Seriously Suite. Prices are subject to availability and may change out with our control. Flight supplements from regional airports will apply. For a live price for your chosen date, airport and hotels please call our Cruise Experts.

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Scarlet Lady

With a name inspired by an early Virgin Atlantic plane, Scarlet Lady is Virgin Voyages’ premium take on what a luxury cruise ship means — sailing from the vibrant shores of Miami.

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Itinerary for Ancient Aegean to Enchanting Med

Day 1 - Fly UK to Athens / Stay 1 night in Athens

Day 2 - Embark Scarlet lady in Athens

Piraeus is a port city within the Athens urban area, in the Attica region of Greece. It is located in the Athens Riviera, 8 kilometres southwest of Athens’ city centre, along the east coast of the Saronic Gulf.

Day 3 - Mykonos

Mykonos is an island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea. It's popularly known for its summer party atmosphere. Beaches such as Paradise and Super Paradise have bars that blare thumping music. Massive dance clubs attract world-renowned DJs and typically stay open well past dawn. Iconic landmarks include a row of 16th-century windmills, which sit on a hill above Mykonos town.

Day 4 - At Sea

Day 5 - Catania, Sicily

Catania is an ancient port city on Sicily's east coast. It sits at the foot of Mt. Etna, an active volcano with trails leading up to the summit. The city's wide central square, Piazza del Duomo, features the whimsical Fontana dell'Elefante statue and richly decorated Catania Cathedral. In the southwest corner of the square, La Pescheria weekday fish market is a rowdy spectacle surrounded by seafood restaurants.

Day 6 - At Sea

Day 7 - Rome

Your gateway to the Eternal City, Civitavecchia has served as Rome's seaport since the 13th century. The port has a long and venerable history. The emperor Trajan built a pleasure villa near the modern city, while Bernini and Michelangelo designed the harbor fortifications. Yet the Eternal City eternally beckons. The ancient capital of the Western World and the center of Christianity for nearly 2,000 years, Rome provides an inexhaustible feast. Visit the ruins of the Forum, view the splendors of the Sistine Chapel, or climb the Spanish Steps, once the heart of Rome's Bohemian Quarter. Rome has been a magnet luring the world's greatest artists, architects, and philosophers since the days of the Caesars.

Day 8 - Florence/Pisa

Day 9 - Ajaccio

Ajaccio is the capital of Corsica, a French island in the Mediterranean Sea. A port city on the rugged isle's western coast, it was the birthplace of French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte in 1769. His ancestral home, Maison Bonaparte, is now a museum displaying family heirlooms. The baroque, 16th-century Notre-Dame Cathedral, where Napoléon was baptized, contains paintings by Delacroix and Tintoretto.

Day 10 - Cannes

Day 11 - At Sea

Barcelona, disembark & fly UK

Barcelona is a city on the coast of northeastern Spain. It is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain. With a population of 1.6 million within city limits,[7] its urban area extends to numerous neighbouring municipalities within the Province of Barcelona and is home to around 4.8 million people,[3] making it the fifth most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, the Ruhr area, Madrid, and Milan.[3] It is one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, and bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range, the tallest peak of which is 512 metres

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