Mediterranean Cruise – Rome to Barcelona
Onboard Silversea - Silver Whisper
Hays Cruise Extras
  • Free return business class air from 11 UK airports
  • Save a further 10% if paid in full by 31st October 2018
Why book…
  • Stroll along the palm-lined waterfront and uncover the city's maritime past at Museo Archaeologico de Olbia
  • Truly experience the splendour of the nation with a visit to the iconic Monte Carlo Casino or Opera de Monte Carlo
  • Admire the colourful tiled dome of Chiesa San Michele and the collection of red coral at Museo del Corallo di Alghero
Overview Itinerary
The Ship
Silver Whisper boasts the amenities of a grand resort and the charm of a stylish boutique hotel. The ship has a relaxing, sophisticated, and genuinely elegant atmosphere and a recent multi-million dollar refit makes her one of the most technically advanced ships at sea. Enjoy Silversea’s world-class accommodation and individualised service, paired with the enhanced spaces and amenities of a larger ship. Revel in the pampering treatments at the expanded wellness spa, shop the hottest trends at the shipboard boutiques, play games at the Silversea Casino, or get lost in a book in the library. Work out at the fitness centre, take a dip in the pool and Jacuzzis, or unwind on the pool deck and enjoy the panoramic views.

Food
Dine in the restaurant and experience contemporary, international cuisine, and impeccable service. The restaurant has open-seating dining; so you are free to dine when, where, and with whom you please. Casual and convenient best describes the Pool Bar and Grill. The menu features healthy CruiseLite selections and light fare for breakfast and lunch, including grilled meats and fresh-from-the-oven pizza. Experience first class service in La Terrazza where a divine selection of Italy’s best cuisine is served à la carte style. Le Champagne offers an extraordinary six-course dining experience in an intimate, elegant setting.

Drink
Sip a complimentary cocktail in the Bar as you enjoy engaging conversation and live music or take a twirl around the dance floor. Head to the comfortable Panorama Lounge for a freshly-made coffee and uninterrupted views of the day’s destination.

Entertainment
Entertainment on board Silver Whisper can be as up-beat or low-key as you want it to be. The Show Lounge is the evening hot spot; watch full-scale production shows and classical soloists, to cultural entertainment and feature films. Throughout your voyage, there's a variety of port talks and enrichment lectures. In the Bar and the Panorama Lounge, listen to a range of musical styles from pianists to the latest club mixes. Tor’s Observation Library offers a relaxed environment, perfect for reading a newspaper or just embracing the tranquillity of being at sea. If you're feeling lucky, play on the roulette, blackjack and slot machines situated in The Casino.
Day 1: UK - Rome, Italy
Arrive in Rome and embark on board Silver Whisper for your Roundtrip cruise.
Day 2: Sorrento, Italy
This stunning coastal town of Sorrento is situated in south-western Italy and faces the Bay of Naples on the Sorrentine Peninsula. Perched atop cliffs that separate the town from its busy marinas, it’s known for sweeping water views, buzzing bars, and delicious pizzas. Explore the narrow alleys of Piazza Tasso and gaze in awe at the 14th-century Chiesa di San Francesco or revel in the rich history at Museo Correale. Walk along the sandy stretch at Marina Grande harbour or visit the stunning natural phenomenon Vallone dei Mulini.
Day 3: Olbia, Italy
The picture-perfect coastal city of Olbia is located to the northeast of the island of Sardinia. Stroll along the palm-lined waterfront and uncover the city's maritime past at Museo Archaeologico de Olbia. Meander through the city centre and admire sights such as the Chiesa de San Paolo and the medieval San Simplicio Basilica. Unwind with a coffee at Piazza Matteotti; before indulging in a spot of window-shopping at the designer boutiques on nearby Sottopiazza and La Passeggiata. Head up to the hilltop Nuraghe Riu Mulinu archaeological complex and admire the far-reaching views over the Gulf of Olbia.
Day 4: Marseille, France
Marseilles sits on the Cote d'Azur on the south coast of France. Meander around the Vieux-Port and watch the fishermen land their day's catch, before heading uphill to explore the local artisan boutiques and art galleries in Le Panier old quarter. Pay a visit to Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Cathedrale de la Major de Marseille. Step back in time at Musee des Civilisation de l'Europe et de la Mediterranee (MuCEM) and Musee d'Histoire de Marseille. Spend some time enjoying the grand park, 19th-century water features, and museums at Palais Longchamp. Take a short ferry ride to admire the 16th-century Chateau d'If fortress.
Day 5: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Monte Carlo is renowned across the world for glamour, gambling and the Grand Prix. Found in the principality of Monaco — the world's second-smallest country — Monte Carlo is a stylish destination where you can find mega yachts, botanical gardens and luxury hotels. During the day, relax at Larvotto Beach or see the famous Circuit de Monaco — where the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix takes place. You also have the Oceanographic Museum, Monaco Cathedral, Napoleon Museum, and Prince's Palace of Monaco to enjoy. In the evening, truly experience the splendour of the nation with a visit to the iconic Monte Carlo Casino or Opera de Monte Carlo. See more of the stunning French Riviera with a tour along the coast to sample local wines and cheeses.
Day 6: Livorno, Italy
Livorno — Tuscany's second-largest city — is home to one of Italy's largest cruise ports. The city's main Terrazza Mascagni square with its grand pavement and seafront promenade is a common meeting place for locals looking to relax. The 16th-century Old Fortress faces the harbour and sits at the entrance to the canal-lined Venezia district. Enjoy gourmet dishes and sample local seafood, which is said to be the best on the Tyrrhenian Coast. Head to Central Piazza Cavour or the car-free Via Ricasoli for shopping, try Via Magenta and pick up some quirky souvenirs, or stop by Via dei Pensieri's street market for a great selection of food, clothing, accessories, and homewares. If you're looking to travel further afield, Pisa is just a short drive away.
Day 7: Porto – Vecchio, France
Porto Vecchio is a French commune on the island of Corsica. This port city has grown up around a 16th-century citadel; the perfect spot to enjoy views of the city, sea, and beyond. Stroll past the yachts and boats along the harbour and head to the old Genoese walled town of Port Vecchio; see the large twisted tree in Place de la Republique before visiting the 19th-century church of St Jean Baptiste and the gallery in Bastion di A Funtana Vechju. Stop for a coffee in a pavement cafe or shop for souvenirs and treats in the old town’s boutiques and street market. Head along the coast to the north of Porto Vecchio to Cala Rossa headland with its sandy coves and nearby San Ciprianu beach. To the south of the city, you'll find the popular Palombaggia beach facing the Cerbicales islands.
Day 8: Rome, Italy
History is around every corner in Rome. ‘The Eternal City’ is one of the world’s most historically significant destinations, home to the Pantheon, piazzas, and Vatican City’s Sistine Chapel. Discover cultural remnants of the Roman Empire, awe-inspiring Renaissance art, numerous historic landmarks, as well as the culinary delights of la dolce vita - the sweet life.
Day 9: Naples, Italy
Naples on Italy's Amalfi Coast is your next port of call. Visit Piazza del Plebiscito to admire the Royal Palace, Galleria Umberto and San Carlo Theatre. Step inside the Duomo to view the Cappella di San Gennaro, the baptistery, and colourful frescoes and mosaics. Enjoy family-time at Acquario Della Stazione Zoological Di Napoli. Join a tour to the ruins of Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius and picturesque Sorrento and Positano. Or take a scenic boat trip to the beautiful island of Capri.
Day 10: Lipari Island, Italy
The fascinating island of Lipari is one of the largest and most populated of the Aeolian Islands. The main town of the same name boasts a vibrant atmosphere, picturesque streets, a stunning harbour, and castle-citadel. Take a stroll around the town centre and admire the elegant, historic town-houses with balconies decorated with flowers and vegetables. Enjoy a leisurely lunch and an afternoon drink by the harbour before visiting the must-see Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano with its Neolithic, Bronze Age and Greco-Roman artefacts. Pay a visit to Cattedrale di San Bartolomeo and get lost in the ceiling frescoes depicting biblical scenes.
Day 11: Palermo, Italy
A bustling, noisy port, Palermo yet holds an unrivalled display of Norman art and architecture and Baroque churches, combined with a warren of medieval streets and markets. With Sicily’s greatest concentration of sights, and the biggest historic centre in Italy bar Rome, Palermo is a complex, multilayered port that can easily feel overwhelming if you try to do or see too much in one Mediterranean cruise visit. The best thing to do here is just to wander as the fancy takes you, sifting through Palermo’s jumbled layers of crumbling architecture, along deserted back alleys, then suddenly emerging in the midst of an ebullient street market.
Day 12: Cagliari, Italy
Cagliari is the capital of the Italian island of Sardinia. Golden-hued palazzi, domes and buildings wind their way up the rocky hillside to Il Castello and the Old Town district. Stroll along the tree-lined boulevards by the seafront Marina. Stop by the impressive Cattedrale di Santa Maria or step back in time at Museo Archaeologico Nazionale. Take the lift from Piazza della Costituzione to Bastione San Remy for sweeping views. Spend a few hours soaking up the sun on Poetto Beach or enjoy a glimpse of local life at Mercato di San Benedetto. A visit to the pink flamingos at Parco di Molentargius is a must-do too.
Day 13: Alghero, Italy
The medieval port city of Alghero sits on the northwest coast of Sardinia. Ancient seawalls encircle the vibrant piazzas, bars, restaurants and cobblestoned streets of the Alguer Vella old town. Catalan Gothic buildings such as Cattedrale di Santa Maria, Palazzo Guillot, Campanile, and Chiesa de San Francesco are just waiting to be enjoyed too. Admire the colourful tiled dome of Chiesa San Michele and the collection of red coral at Museo del Corallo di Alghero. Climb the 700 steps of Escala del Cabirol for amazing views of the city and beyond.
Day 14: Calvi, France
Today, you dock at Calvi — a chic port on Corsica. Step on land to find elegant brasseries and bistros serving fish couscous, lobster salad, and creative fiadone — a Corsican cheesecake made with lemon zest and alcohol. Relax on miles of white sand beside shallow water or look around the shops and enjoy the stunning views of surrounding mountains and pine forests. If you prefer, you can visit Genoese Citadel, which was a 15th-century military outpost that towers over the sea. Stroll along old town's alleys, tunnels and cobblestone streets before visiting the rumoured birthplace of Christopher Columbus.
Day 15: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Day 16: Portofino, Italy
Portofino is found on Italy's north-west coast between Genoa and La Spezia. This beautiful fishing village is renowned for its pretty harbour, colourful buildings and connection with the rich and famous! Once ruled by the French, English, Spanish, and Austrians; Portofino has a diverse and interesting heritage. See the Christ of the Abyss statue and 12th-century Church of St. Martin, before climbing the 'Salita San Giorgio' flight of steps leading from the harbour to Castello Brown — a castle transformed into a mansion featuring a neo-Gothic interior! Kayak and snorkel along the coast or take a sightseeing tour to Genoa and enjoy designer shopping.
Day 17: Livorno, Italy
Day 18: Saint Tropez, France
The bustling coastal town of St Tropez sits on France's Cote d'Azur. St Tropez was made famous in the Brigitte Bardot film 'And God Created Woman' in the 1950s and remains a favourite with the jet-set, especially in the summer months. Gaze in awe at the luxury yachts moored at Vieux Port or take a stroll through the cobbled streets of La Ponce old fishing quarter. People-watch over a glass of local pastis at Place de Lices or admire the amazing city-wide views from La Citadelle de Saint-Tropez. Call into Eglise de St-Tropez and Chapelle de la Misericorde or enjoy the artworks at Musee de l’Annonciade. Spend a few hours sunbathing on the golden sands of Pampellone Beach or get up close to the colourful butterfly exhibits at Maison des Papillons.
Day 19: Marseille, France
Day 20: Sete, France
The cosmopolitan town of Sete nestles at the foot of Mount St Clair, between the Etang de Thau and the Mediterranean on the southern French coast. The town is gateway to the Languedoc region and comprises two areas - the low town with its port, canals, bridges, and Pointe Courte fishing village; and Quartier Haut, home to artists' ateliers and picturesque hillside villas. Take a stroll around the heritage buildings of Place Leon Blum, Place Aristide Briand, and Place de la Republique in the town centre. Pay a visit to La Chapelle Notre Dame de la Salette and admire the artworks on display at Musee Paul Valery and Le Musee International des Artes Modestes (MIAM).
Day 21-22: Barcelona, Spain
Disembark in Barcelona and make your way to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
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August 2019 - 21 Nights - Flying from Selected UK Airports to Rome
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