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Treasures of the Mediterranean

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Historic cities, idyllic backdrops and heavenly harbours – Treasures of the Mediterranean is a Marella Cruises itinerary that certainly delivers when it comes to lush locations.

Ports visited*

* The order of the itinerary may differ depending on your chosen departure date and airport.
Day 1 – Palma, Majorca

Departs: 22:00

This cruise getaway begins in pretty Palma, rich in culture, entertainment and delicious foods! Your ship waits around 6-8km from the city centre and what a centre it is to discover.

In the heart of the Western Mediterranean, Las Palmas is conveniently compact with its stunning cathedral, royal palace and ancient city walls crowning the waterfront. – Perfect for a quick bit of sight seeing if time allows before departure.

Day 2 – At Sea

This is your day to relax and get to know your ship. Marella Dream has an impressive 6 restaurants, 9 bars and a whole host of facilities to keep you entertained.

Relax by one of two pools, hit the gym or try your luck in the casino! Or if you’ve got children onboard, they can enjoy a day of fun with peers at kids club or the teenage hideout, whilst you take some time for yourself!

Reserve a table at the speciality Kora La restaurant for some delicious pan-Asian food and why not follow with a couple drinks at Tides! Make this an evening to remember.

Day 3 – Trapani, Sicily

Time in port: 08:00-17:00

After that blissful day at sea you’ll arrive in stunning Sicily. The biggest tourist drawer here requires climbing to great heights. Neighbouring town Erice is perched more than 750 meters above sea level offering serene views of the Trapani salt pans and on a good day you can see all the way out to the Egadi Islands!

Take a cable car from Trapani to Erice and enjoy views for miles. The best way to see the city is to follow the sign posted walk! This way you’ll be certain of finding all the must-sees without the fear of missing something out. – Our top tip, make sure to bring a jacket! Temperatures can feel cooler here than elsewhere on your itinerary.

Day 4- Sorrento, Italy

Time in port: 07:00-17:00

On day 4 you arrive at Sorrento, one of the most memorable destinations in Italy! Sorrento lends itself as the perfect pit-stop to visit the iconic Amalfi coast, so prepare to snap plenty of postcard-perfect pictures that will turn your friends and family green with envy.

If you’re into your history, this port is also ideal for visiting the captivating city of Pompeii, one of the most interesting and important archaeological sites in the world, located beneath the beguiling Mount Vesuvius.

Book an excursion direct with Marella and have all transportation taken care of or if you choose to go it alone, you can take a 50 minute car ride or the Circumvesuviana train which gets you to Pompeii in as little as 20 minutes!

Day 5 - Civitavecchia (For Rome), Italy

Your next stop brings you to Italy’s capital of Rome. Civitavecchia cruise port is actually around an hour outside of Rome but Marella Cruises invite you to take advantage of their fully air-conditioned and comfy coaches in order to get you into the heart of the capital!

Choose to do Rome all in one day with a set guide and group or simply take the transfer and explore for yourself. – The biggest benefit of using Marella Cruises transfers is you’ll be safe in the knowledge you’ll be guaranteed back on ship before it sets sail again!

No matter how you decide to do it, the wondrous city of Rome can’t fail to blow you away with one architectural delight after another. From the captivating Colosseum to St. Peter’s Basilica - prepare to be left in awe by amazing art, astonishing architecture and authentic Italian cuisine. Bellissimo!

Day 6 - Ajaccio, Corsica

Time in port: 09:00-17:00

A picturesque town with pastel painted houses, narrow streets and an extensive amount of cute cafés and shops, Ajaccio is the place where you’ll fill up that camera roll!

Easily explored on foot, Ajaccio has its origins of the Roman town it once was with numerous ruins and artefacts since discovered for your exploration. Also the birth place of Napoleon Bonaparte, you can visit the house; in which he was born, the caves where he played and view statues formed in his honour throughout the streets.

Rich countryside surrounds the city if you wish to get off the beaten track and discover Corsicas herby greens. Napolean was famously known for saying that even when far out at sea and blindfolded his nose would lead him the way to his native land.

Fragrant in Myrtle, lavender, rosemary, fennel, honeysuckle, thyme and broom! – All of which can be purchased in the form of delightful soaps and other bath products for one good smelling souvenir.

If you’re lucky enough to be traveling to Corsica in the months of July and August why not try something a little different. Corsica is home to Europe’s biggest tortoise protection centre. Witness how this amazing organisation is working to preserve the dwindling species as you awe at over three thousand tortoise! From babies to leopard spotted and Giant African, you’ll find lots of variety here.

Day 7 – Palamos, Spain

Time in port: 10:00-18:00

In the province of Girona, this attractive port has an interesting old town and if you’re a lover of sea food, you’ll find some of the best prawns here!

Discover some delightful hiking paths along its rugged coastline. With hidden coves and viewpoints that spread for miles you’ll be blown away by its scenery and stunning archaeological sites. A hike in Palamos is a definite good use of time for those who are able. – You can also hire bicycles if you prefer not to walk!

For families or couples just wanting to relax, this pretty port is surrounded by golden beaches complete with water sport attractions. Playa de La Fosca, a 20 minute walk from port, is a favourite with families as its clear crystal waters stay shallow until fairly far out! This beach also has accessibility ramps and lifeguards –ideal for anyone with lessened mobility.

If wanting to stay closer to your ship, Playa Gran is well integrated into the local town. There’s numerous restaurants and hotels along this strip with beach umbrellas and loungers available for rent. – If you fancy getting on another boat, there’s also some fun excursion from this point! Whether you use them as a water taxi to hop on and off at your most desired point, take a catamaran cruise or jump on one that has everything from DJs to trampolines onboard! – You’ll have lots of fun here.

Palamos is one of the best preserved fishing villages in the Costa Brava region.

Visit the Museu de la Pesca; only a 15 minute walk from port, and discover the islands fishing history through to today’s current practices. If you prefer to be a little more hands on, you can learn how to cook your own seafood dish at Espai del Peix! – Also only 15 minutes from port and just one minute from the museum!

Day 8 – Palma, Majorca

Arrives: 06:00

Arriving back to Palma early doors after really discovering some true treasures, you can enjoy your final morning onboard before departing with a bundle of new memories! – Depending on your flight time you may even be able to squeeze in a couple extra sites in beautiful Palma or get some last minute shopping in at Porto Pi centro Comercial! This well stocked mall is only a 12 minute walk from port.

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