Western Mediterranean
FOT-295135/249507 Mediterranean
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Day 1
Southampton, UK, England

Southampton’s location, at the foot of the United Kingdom, offers an ideal point from which to embark on a cruise out of the UK. With a total of four terminals, the city can accommodate some of the largest cruise vessels in the industry. With fantastic shopping opportunities and a large number of museums and art galleries, Southampton is a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer visitors as well as those arriving in the area prior to embarking on a cruise.

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Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar is an overseas territory of the UK that is located to the south of mainland Spain, with a distance of only nine miles between the territory and the northernmost point of Morocco. On a clear day, it is even possible to see the African continent from the higher points of the iconic rock. In addition to the impressive views, this rock is also home to a number of Barbary Macaques, while the underground layers are home to an impressive network of tunnels and caves.

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Day 6
Barcelona, Spain

The Spanish city of Barcelona is a hub of culture, architecture, culinary art, beaches, and passion. There is no shortage of things to see in this beautiful city and a stroll through its many streets will take you through its many delights. Admire the dominating Sagrada Familia – an intricately impressive basilica designed by Antoni Gaudi. It has been under construction for over 100 years and has gained UNESCO World Heritage status. Gaudi’s art can also be found in Parc Guell, which is home to an array of buildings which have been decorated with mosaic designs.

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Day 7
Marseille, France

The second most populated city of France – Marseille is a significant city in Southern France and is home to the largest port in the Mediterranean. Originally founded by the Phoceans in 600BC, it is considered to be one of the oldest cities in Europe. This is reflected throughout the architecture of the city including Notre Dame de la Garde, and it also depicted in a number of interesting museums. Marseille also offers a number of fabulous beaches – each of which provides an ideal place to soak up the Mediterranean sun.

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Day 8
La Spezia, Italy

The Italian town of La Spezia is located between Pisa and Genoa and is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful areas of the Mediterranean. Towering mountains line the horizon, always visible in the distance as you wander along golden beaches and through lush green gardens. A stroll through La Spezia’s old town is particularly rewarding, with many narrow streets guiding you through a range of charming architectural landmarks. La Spezia is also an ideal point of access from which to access the stunning area of Cinque Terre – a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Day 9
Civitavecchia, Italy

Situated an approximate 50-minute drive away from the Italian capital, Civitavecchia provides an ideal point of access for cruise passengers to visit the impressive city of Rome. As well as being famed for being built on seven hills, the historic city centre holds UNESCO World Heritage status, with many spectacular palaces, churches, ruins, monuments, statues, fountains and much, much more. One of the most impressive landmarks of the city is the towering Colosseum – which dates back to 70 - 80 AD. The religious prominence of the city becomes clear upon visiting the ornate Vatican City – the centre of the Catholic Church.

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Day 11
Valletta, Malta

Valletta is the capital of Malta and is home to a plethora of 16th century architecture. It was one of the first sites to gain UNESCO World Heritage status and visitors are greeted to a wonderful collection of cathedrals, palaces, museums and a glistening harbour. This is all blended with a more contemporary attitude, with a wide selection of shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and much more.

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Day 13
Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Heraklion is the largest city on the island of Crete and is known for being home to an impressive Archaeological Museum, which houses 3,000-year-old remains from the Minoan civilisation. This will set the tone nicely for visiting some of the many impressive landmarks situated across the city including the Palace of Knossos, a 15th century Venetian wall and fortress, and a series of impressive Byzantine churches.

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Day 14
Kusadasi, Turkey

The coastal resort town of Kusadasi is situated in Turkey’s Aydin Province and looks out to the Aegean Sea. Undoubtedly, the best way to take advantage of the excellent location of Kusadasi is to soak up the sun on one of the many beaches. There are, however, a number of historical landmarks which are well worth visiting including the city walls, the 17th century Kaleici Camii Mosque, and the castle island of Guvercin Adasi.

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Day 15
Mykonos, Greek Islands

The popular Greek tourist destination of Mykonos is one of the Cyclades Islands and is situated in the Aegean Sea. While many will come to visit in search of Mediterranean sun and beach relaxation, it is worth taking the time to visit some of the many historical landmarks and archaeological museums. One of the most iconic sights of Mykonos is the Windmills, which were built in the 16th century. This are provides a great view over one of the island’s other significant landmarks, Little Venice – a picturesque area known medieval-style wooden architecture.

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Day 16
Piraeus, Greece

The ancient Greek port of Piraeus provides an ideal point of access for the city of Athens – with easy links into the Greek capital. Athens is a fascinating city, with many ancient landmarks – most notably the Acropolis, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The area of Piraeus is home to a few areas of interest if you would rather stay close to the port including an archaeological museum and a number of Greek Orthodox churches.

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Valletta, Malta

Valletta is the capital of Malta and is home to a plethora of 16th century architecture. It was one of the first sites to gain UNESCO World Heritage status and visitors are greeted to a wonderful collection of cathedrals, palaces, museums and a glistening harbour. This is all blended with a more contemporary attitude, with a wide selection of shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and much more.

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Day 20
Dubrovnik, Croatia

The well-preserved Croatian walled city of Dubrovnik faces out towards the glistening Adriatic Sea and has held UNESCO World Heritage status since 1979. As you walk through the gates, you will be greeted by a series of glistening cobblestones, which have been smoothed down by pedestrians over time. Climbing and walking along the surrounding walls will provide an unparalleled insight into the architecture and history of this intriguing city.

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Day 21
Split, Croatia

Located in the Dalmatia region of Croatia is the city of Split, which was originally built around the Diocietian palace where locals once sought refuge. This Roman palace still remains in the city and is today a UNESCO World Heritage site. As you wander the streets of the palace, you will begin to realise that the ancient part of the city extends far outside the palace, with many gothic and renaissance buildings in the vicinity. Other historic buildings within the city include St. Duje’s Cathedral – which was built around 305 AD – Peristil Square, Jupiter’s Temple, and two original Egyptian sphinxes.

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Day 22
Venice, Italy

The breathtaking city of Venice is situated on 120 islands formed by 177 canals. Venice is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world thanks in some part to works by Titian, Tintoretto, Bellini, Veronese and Canaletto.

Shuttle buses take you from the port to Piazzale Roma, where you can walk or take a watertaxi into the city centre. The most famous piazza in Venice is St Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco), where you will find St Mark's Cathedral, the Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) and the bell tower. At the back of the Doge's Palace is the famous Bridge of Sighs but the city’s most iconic bridge has to be the Rialto, lined with a double row of shops. This proudly straddles the Grand Canal, the principal traffic artery of Venice.

With the Stucky Mill, Chiesa del Redentore, the impressive Basilica della Madonna della Salute, the Punta della Dogana and the ancient Benedictine monastery of San Giorgio all waiting to be uncovered, places of interest come thick and fast in Venice.

During the 14th century, Venice grew to be one of the wealthiest trading cities in the world. The peak of the Venetian power was reached during the 15th century when Gallipoli, Cyprus and Crete were conquered and the empire was enhanced by the many talented Renaissance artists the city boasted.

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Day 24
Messina, Sicily, Italy

Situated in northeast Sicily, the picturesque medieval town of Messina showcases the unique history and culture of Sicily. It is home to a fine cathedral which was originally built in the 12th century but, due to various natural and human events, has been destroyed and rebuilt on numerous occasions – most recently after WW2. Messina is also home to a beautiful art museum and a number of restaurants, where you can sample some of the finest cuisine on earth.

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Day 25
Valletta, Malta

Valletta is the capital of Malta and is home to a plethora of 16th century architecture. It was one of the first sites to gain UNESCO World Heritage status and visitors are greeted to a wonderful collection of cathedrals, palaces, museums and a glistening harbour. This is all blended with a more contemporary attitude, with a wide selection of shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and much more.