Rome - Sardinia - Elba - Livorno - La Spezia - Genoa - Nice - Marseille (8 Days)

On this cruise the gems of the Italian and Southern French Rivieras will captivate you, the historic cities of the Renaissance will transport you, and the chic lifestyles of the glitterati will welcome you!

Take a panoramic trip along the Emerald Coast, where the water is very clear and the sort of blue-green you might otherwise only find in the Caribbean. Spend some time in the pretty resort town of Porto Cervo, or take a tour across the archipelago La Maddalena, for some of the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia.

Stroll in the footsteps of Napoleon on Elba and see the villa where he lived during his exile on the island, before enjoying a tasting of some locally made wine. In Pisa, see the city’s most famous symbol, the precarious 'Leaning Tower', in the Square of Miracles. Or in Florence, discover the birthplace of the Renaissance, where Italy’s artistic giants left behind an astonishing legacy of art at the Galleria dell’Accademia, including Michelangelo’s iconic statue of David.

See the five villages of Cinque Terre, in a region where the pretty multi-coloured houses cling to steep rocky cliffs. Step ashore in enchanting Lucca, on the banks of the Serchio River, where the cobbled streets, pretty piazzas and shady promenades are perfect for exploring by foot.

Tour the picturesque fishing village of Portofino, a popular retreat of the rich and famous. Discover the metropolis of Milan, internationally renowned for its fashion and design, then join our guide for a journey through the labyrinthine old quarter of Genoa, known simply as “The Superb”.

Discover the flair of the French Riviera in Nice, or be transported up into the mountains to the medieval village of St Paul-de-Vence, a popular destination for artists through the ages, known as the “Pearl of Provence.





  • Cruise the most beautiful waters in the Mediterranean: The Emerald Coast of Sardinia, Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera and the Côte d’Azur
  • Extended days in all ports of call, for more time to shop, explore and relax
  • Tours available to book in Elba, Pisa, Florence, Milan and Genoa
  • France’s sophisticated Riviera and colourful Provence
  • The icons of the Renaissance, from the Leaning Tower of Pisa to Michelangelo’s David

Day 1 – Arrive Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

Fly from London to Rome. Board Vasco da Gama.

From Civitavecchia you can get to beautiful Rome where you are spoilt for choice. Admire the imposing St. Peter's Basilica in enchanting Rome or take a trip to the Vatican City, the centre of the Roman Catholic Church, and marvel at true masterpieces, such as Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Or enjoy the vibrant metropolis with its highlights: the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum....

Day 2 – Olbia, Sardinia

Narrow streets meander between the colourful facades of the picturesque houses in Olbia! Look forward to azure water, beautiful beaches and Italian flair in the enchanting port city in the north-east of Sardinia.

Day 3 – Portoferraio, Elba

In Portoferraio, admire the mighty city walls, the imposing fortress town "Cosmopoll" and the ancient heritage from the time of iron mining. In the north of the enchanting town on the island of Elba, a picturesque natural bay behind a gigantic rocky outcrop invites you for a swim!

Day 4 – Livorno (for Florence & Pisa), Italy

Immerse yourself in the Tuscan way of life in Livorno and admire the picturesque Italian houses on a short walk through the town. Architectural masterpieces also await you on a visit to historic Florence or the enchanting city of Pisa.

Day 5 - La Spezia, Italy

Experience the Italian way of life in La Spezia! Surrounded by the picturesque coastal landscape, the colourful house facades shine with their unique architecture to give an enchanting picture.

Day 6 – Genoa, Italy

Walk in the footsteps of the great explorer in the birthplace of Christopher Columbus! Genoa breaths typical Italian flair: beautiful narrow streets, extraordinary culture and charming museums are waiting to be discovered.

Day 7 – Villefranche-sur-Mer (for Nice), France

Welcome to the magical Côte d'Azur! Beautiful gardens, narrow streets in the historic old town and a picturesque coast await you in the colourful port cities of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Nice. Be sure to enjoy the breathtaking view from the peaks of the nearby mountains!

Day 8 – Marseille, France

Disembark for your return journey home.

Transfers abroad are not included in the package price but can booked at an extra cost. Shore excursions are available at a supplement and can be pre-booked, approximately 30 days prior to departure, or booked onboard.

Dates & Pricing

06 May - 13 May 2023

Cabin Category 2023
Inside Cabin, Deck 4
Inside Cabin front/aft, Deck 5/6/9
Inside Cabin, Deck 5/6/9/10
Outside Cabin with Porthole, Deck 4/5
Outside Cabin with Window (partially restricted view), Deck 6
Outside Cabin with Window front/aft, Deck 6
Outside Cabin with Window front/aft, Deck 4
Outside Cabin with Window front/aft, Deck 5/9
Outside Cabin with Window, Deck 6
Outside Cabin with Window and Connecting Door, Deck 4
Outside Cabin with Window, Deck 4
Outside Cabin with Window, Deck 5
Outside Cabin with Balcony front/aft, Deck 9/10
Outside Cabin with Balcony, Deck 9/10
Suite with Balcony, Deck 10
Penthouse Suite with Balcony, Deck 10

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a cabin and are correct at the time of going to print, but may be subject to change. Cruise only options and single supplements are available on request. Tailor-made transfers can be booked at a supplement. Please call our Reservations Team for up to date pricing and availability.

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What's Included

  • Return economy flights from London
  • All meals on board
  • Classic drinks package including wine, beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks (Premium upgrade available at a supplement)
  • Gratuities
  • WiFi
  • Nightly onboard entertainment
  • Guest speaker programme
  • Baggage handling and port fees
  • Full ATOL financial protection

Additional Charges

  • Overseas transfers
  • Shore excursions 
  • Club/Premium Class Flight Upgrades (prices on request)
  • Regional flight supplements

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