Set sail on the luxurious Celebrity Infinity and experience the best of Italy, Malta, Argostoli in Greece and Croatia during this fantastic, 8-day cruise from to Venice. Experience the royal treatment aboard Celebrity Infinity from luxurious accommodation, state-of-the-art facilities and world-class dining. After a long day, relax in an all-natural massage or enjoy a drink at Oceanview Café.
Your cruise starts in Rome, the capital of Italy, one of the most visited cities in the world. Known as the Eternal City, it is packed with ancient ruins, centuries-old landmarks, cathedrals, fountains and museums. Explore the city’s most emblematic monuments such as the Pantheon, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and St. Peter’s Basilica. From Rome, cruise until you reach Messina, the third largest island of Sicily. Visit the city’s main sights including the Cathedral of Messina, Church of the Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani and the Fountain of Orion. Depart for Valletta, the capital city of Malta, located in the southeast end of the island. Explore its fortifications, Baroque palaces and gardens. Continue to Argostoli located in beautiful island of Kefalonia. Soak up the Mediterranean climate whilst discovering the Greek culture. Cruise to Dubrovnik, a beautiful city in Croatia located on the Adriatic Sea, known for its historic walls and fortifications. Then, head to Zadar, the oldest city of Croatia, known for its Roman and Venetian ruins. Your last stop is Venice, Italy’s Floating City and declared as the most beautiful city in the world.
- 8-day cruise from Rome to Venice
- Stops in Sicily, Valleta in Malta, Argostoli in Greece, Dubrovnik and Zadar in Croatia
- Enjoy state-of the-art facilities and world-class dining
- Luxurious staterooms
- 8-day cruise aboard Celebrity Infinity
- All meals as per itinerary
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Day 1, Rome (Port of Civitavecchia)
Civitavecchia was settled in 108 A.D. by the Emperor Trajan and has since served faithfully as a gateway to Rome, the capital of Italy. Once the centre of the ancient world from which emperors ruled over nearly all Western civilization, Rome is still a cultural mecca. Only a few cities in the world can boast such a well-preserved level of architecture, art, and religious iconography. There’s an enormous wealth of culture and history to discover on a cruise to Rome. Visit the ancient halls of the 50,000-seat Colosseum, gaze upon the ceilings of Sistine Chapel in Vatican City and stroll the Capitoline Museum. Roman culinary prowess is well respected and beloved the world over. Experience authentic pizza, hearty bowls of fresh pasta, excellent cheeses, wines, seafood, and delightful desserts like tiramisu and gelato at family-run trattorias that have been preparing these traditional dishes for centuries. Walk the cobblestoned piazzas making your way to narrow side streets where you’re sure to find craftsman shops and beautiful boutiques filled with gorgeous handmade accessories and homewares for keepsakes and souvenirs.
Check in and board Celebrity Infinity. (L, D)
Day 2, Messina, Sicily
Located in northeastern Sicily on the slopes of the Peloritani Mountains, Messina is an ancient place with a fascinating history. Walk by the ruins of the Santa Maria Alemanna Church, built in 1220 A.D. You'll also want to see the Duomo, a Romanesque and Norman cathedral that includes a display of artifacts in its treasury. (B, L, D)
Day 3, Valleta, Malta
In addition to several significant works of art, Valleta is known for the many fortifications built by the Knights of Malta, who for years helped care for European pilgrims and crusaders en route to and from the Holy Land. The walled city of Valletta was founded in 1565 by the Knights of St. John and it remains a masterfully preserved medieval treasure. From the glittering baroque interior of the Co-Cathedral of St. John to the charm found wandering the old cobbled avenues, it’s no wonder this tiny city has earned World Heritage status. Hidden among the foreboding fortresses and decorative masterpieces is a city with growing appreciation for contemporary design, exciting, culinary offerings, and burgeoning nightlife scene. Maltese cuisine is a fusion of Mediterranean dishes and influences with touches of French and Sicilian. Fresh seafood and the Maltese wines from the distinguished local vineyards are always on the menu. Stroll along the cobblestone streets of Mdina to see its medieval churches, cathedrals, and palaces. Experience two Maltese treasures: The Blue Grotto and Marsaxlokk village. Or, set off on a Maltese sightseeing adventure beginning at Valleta’s Upper Barrakka Gardens. It’s a wonderfully small capital that’s bursting with stories. Valleta is a place you’re sure to create a few stories of your own on your Valletta cruise. (B, L, D)
Day 4, Cruising – At Sea
While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination.
Day 5, Argostoli, Greece
Docked from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Day 6, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Explore Dubrovnik, a beautiful walled city in Croatia located on the Adriatic Sea. Established 1,300 years ago on the far southern tip of the Dalmatian Coast, this city once rivalled Venice in terms of its importance. Take a walking tour to the Dominican Monastery and marvel at the finest collection of Renaissance paintings, including a painting by Titian. Prepare to be riveted when first laying eyes on the old walled city on your cruise to Dubrovnik. This land has had many invaders including the Greeks, Romans, Slavs, Romans, Hungarians, and French, to name a few, and it has resulted in a fiercely independent citizenry with dynamic cultural influences. The views of the Adriatic from its rooftops are truly awe-inspiring. If beach-going is on the agenda, make sure to wear appropriate footwear as the beaches here tend to be of the pebbly variety. That said, the beautiful emerald green waters and coves make the slight inconvenience more than worthwhile. And, there’s plenty of seafood, specifically mussels and oysters, deliciously prepared in authentic regional styles on offer at restaurants throughout town.
Day 7, Zadar, Croatia
Located on the Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic Sea, Zadar is a Roman-era city with a modern and youthful vibe. Stroll along its beautiful tree-lined promenade. Start at The Sea Organ, an art installation consisting of 35 pipes cut into the promenade. Soothing chords become a cacophony when the waves are choppy, creating an unpredictable concert orchestrated by the sea. Classical sights include the Roman forum, of which only a few columns and an altar remain. Stones from here were used to build the neighbouring rotunda of 9th-century St. Donat's Church. The church of St. Simeon contains a beautifully crafted silver reliquary, while more can be seen in the Gold and Silver of Zadar exhibition at St. Mary's Church. There are dozens of nearby islands to explore on your Zadar cruise with gorgeous national parks, lakes, waterfalls, mountains and secluded wilderness throughout as well. And as the sun sets in fiery oranges and regal purples, participate in the local custom called Greeting to the Sun, the nightly tradition where you dance/walk across hundreds of pieces of layered, solar powered glass positioned in the shape of a circle as hundreds of dots of multi-coloured light reflect across its surface.
Day 8, Venice
After breakfast, disembark in Venice. Explore the Floating City, considered to be the most beautiful city in the world. Venice is spread over 120 islands in the Adriatic Sea. Because the city is connected by canals instead of streets, a good way to see Venice is by boat or, if you prefer, a romantic gondola ride. The epicentre of the city is St. Mark’s Square, where you’ll find the 900-year-old St. Mark’s Basilica. On your cruise to Venice you’ll admire all the buildings that line the banks of the Grand Canal and enjoy morning espressos, in this capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region. The city has been immortalized in art, literature, and film over the centuries and one of the prime buildings found reflected in these mediums is the Palazzo Ducale. This proud, ornate building on the waterfront represents Venice’s seat of power. Make your way to the countless galleries and landmarks this city has to offer, and once you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll be thrilled to be in a city that takes its food very seriously. Squid-ink spaghetti, risotto with prawns and zucchini, and marinated sardines are a specialty, while the world-favorite tiramisu, originally invented in nearby Treviso, has found a happy second home in Venice. (B)
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