Orient Express, Venice & Luxury Oceanic Medley
Onboard Oceania Cruises - Sirena
Hays Cruise Extras
  • Beverage Package
  • $250 on board shipboard credit
  • All private overseas transfers
  • Return flight back to selected UK airports
Why book…
  • Admire the views as you ride the cable car to Mt Srd or visit one of Dubrovnik's museums
  • Pay a visit to the Archaeological Museum to view exhibits from the Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman eras or admire the memorials of WWII martyrs at the Museum of Martyrs in Durres
  • Journey back in time at the horseshoe-shaped Teatro Greco which boasts breathtaking views of Mount Etna in Taormina
Overview Itinerary
The Ship
Following a $40 million transformation, Sirena joined the Oceania Cruises fleet in April 2016. Sirena showcases the sophisticated and intimate cruising experience that is synonymous with Oceania Cruises, with a few innovations of her own. Setting sail with only 684 guests, your time on board will be both relaxed and rejuvenating. The nine passenger decks are awash with luxurious staterooms with Ultra Tranquillity Beds, flavoursome dining venues, an eclectic mix of entertainment, and an impressive list of sports and leisure amenities. Days at sea are your chance to experience the on-board facilities. Work on your tan on the pool deck, take a dip in one of the open-air whirlpool spas, or indulge in a signature Canyon Stone Massage in the spa. Shape up in the state-of-the-art fitness centre or unwind with a yoga class. Play nine holes of golf on the putting green, or join in a game of shuffleboard on deck. Enjoy a touch of retail therapy at the on-board boutiques, or stay connected with family and friends at the Oceania @ Sea Computer Centre. Days in port open up a world of iconic sights, thrilling adventures, and local culinary experiences.

Food
The on-board restaurants and eateries cater to every taste. Tuck into a delicious breakfast at the Terrace Cafe, followed by lunch of grilled meats or pizzas made-to-order, and lobster tails, lamb chops, sushi and sashimi for dinner. Enjoy All-American favourites, seafood and gelato in Waves Grill. Savour traditional afternoon tea with finger sandwiches and cakes at four o'clock sharp in Horizons. Dine in the privacy of your stateroom or suite from the extensive Room Service menu. The opulent Grand Dining Room is open for waiter-served European-inspired cuisine throughout the day; transforming into Jacques Bistro serving seasonal French fare at lunch-time. The tasty dinner menu features an extensive choice of appetisers, entrees, and desserts. Reserve a table in Tuscan Steak eatery in the evening to savour freshly-cooked Filet Mignon, Signature Bistecca all Fiorentina, and rustic Italian favourites. Red Ginger restaurant serves contemporary Asian classics including Malaysian Beef Penaeng and Thai Vegetable Curry.

Drink
Sirena has bars and lounges to suit your every mood. Baristas coffee bar is the perfect spot to unwind with Illy coffee, sandwiches and pastries. Enjoy a selection of refreshments and homemade gelato just steps from the pool at Waves Bar. Live piano music accompanies cocktails in Martinis bar, or sip pre-dinner drinks in the Grand Bar. Horizons boasts panoramic views by day and a lively cocktail bar scene after dark.

Entertainment
Discover a wide choice of entertainment options on board. Enjoy a fascinating guest lecture by visiting naturalists and historians, or listen to a classical string quartet in the lounge. Marvel at headline acts, musical revues, magicians, and comedians on stage, or attend a live classical concert under the stars. Risk a few coins at the slot machines or chose your favourite number at the roulette tables in the Casino. Bring your day to a close in style with live music and dancing until late in Horizons.
Day 1: London, UK
Arrive in London where you will board the British Belmond Pullman train for travel to Folkestone, UK. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to a luxury coach for the Channel crossing on the Eurotunnel. Once you arrive in Calais, France you will be escorted to board the luxurious Venice Simplon Orient Express for your onward journey to Venice, Italy.
Day 2: Scenic Rail Journey to Venice, Italy
Arrive late evening into Venice, Italy where you will be privately transferred to the 5* Hilton Stucky Venice Hotel for your two-night stay.
Day 3: Venice, Italy
Enjoy a day in the beautiful city of Venice.
Day 4: Venice, Italy (Embarkation Day)
After check out, be privately transferred to Venice port for you 7 night luxury cruise.
Day 5: Dubrovnik, Croatia
The Croatian city of Dubrovnik sits on the country's southern coast on the Adriatic Sea. Explore the city centre — an UNESCO World Heritage site — with its 17th-century Cathedral of the Assumption and Rector's Palace, before walking around the ancient city walls. Admire the views as you ride the cable car to Mt Srd or visit one of the city's museums. Relax in the sunshine on Banje Beach; enjoy a boat trip to the nearby islands of Lokrum and Elafati; and view the city from the water on a kayaking trip or take a snorkelling tour.
Day 6: Kotor, Montenegro
Kotor is based on the Adriatic coastline in south-west Montenegro. One of the country's prettiest and most-famous towns, Kotor is an UNESCO World Heritage site and offers a range of historic landmarks and natural beauty spots. The old town district is filled with medieval architecture and monuments — as well as one of the narrowest streets in the world! From its Venetian-style gates to its former Austrian prisons, Kotor's past is kept alive for you to explore. Wander around the range of shops, and head to a bar or restaurant at a piazza to admire views of the mountains.
Day 7: Tirana (Durres), Albania
The port city of Durres sits on the Adriatic Sea coast of western Albania. Durres is famous for its huge Hadrian-built Roman amphitheatre with an impressive 9th-century church complete with mosaic-covered walls close by. Pay a visit to the Archaeological Museum to view exhibits from the Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman eras or admire the memorials of WWII martyrs at the Museum of Martyrs. Spend time on the broad sands of the 10km-long Durres Beach before visiting King Zog's 20th-century Royal Villa of Durres nearby. Venture further afield to Albania's colourful capital city of Tirana to see Skanderberg Square, National Historical Museum, Pyramid of Tirana, and Tirana Castle.
Day 8: Argostoli (Cephalonia), Greece
Cephalonia (also known as Kefalonia) is the largest of the seven Ionian Islands in western Greece. This beauty of this island was captured in all its glory in the 2001 film ‘Captain Corelli's Mandolin’ starring Nicholas Cage and Penelope Cruz. Lassi boasts the Makris Gialos and Platis Gialos beaches, while in the south of the island you'll find the golden sandy beaches, clear blue seas, and the ruins of the old Temple of Apollo in Skala. Sample traditional Lamb Kleftiko at a waterfront eatery in the chic fishing village of Fiscardo. Visit the island's capital of Argastoli and explore the Melissani Caves and Korgia Cultural and Historical Museum and see wild Loggerhead Turtles in Argostoli Bay. The Drogarati, Zervati, Kounopetra, and Dragosphilia Caves in Lixouri are well-worth a visit too.
Day 9: Taormina (Sicily), Italy
Stunningly perched on the side of a mountain, Taormina is one of Sicily’s most popular summer destinations. Journey back in time at the horseshoe-shaped Teatro Greco which boasts breathtaking views of Mount Etna. Visit the romantic beach of Isola Bella or head to the enchanted Corso Umberto for shopping and fine dining. Take a walk to the heart of the town and admire Piazza IX Aprile with its striking black and white marble paving. Escape to the tranquil Trevelyan Gardens or venture further afield to the amazing Alcantara Gorge and Mount Etna.
Day 10: Naples/Pompeii, 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 11: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. After disembarkation, be privately transferred to Rome airport for your return flight back to the UK.
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Selected offers are based on 2 sharing the lowest category stateroom unless otherwise stated. Prices are correct at the time of print. Availability and pricing are subject to change without notice. All offers include return flights and private overseas transfers. Advertised prices are based on the cheapest departure airport and travel date. Hotel stays are based on Hays Recommended hotels and are subject to availability and pricing. Advertised offers are not combinable with any current Cruise Line promotion(s) unless otherwise stated.
Price per person from only
£5539
October 2019 - 10 Nights - Rail from London to Venice
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