Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Pointe des Galets, Reunion
Réunion is a mixture of French, Indian, African and Chinese influences, all of which have created diversity in food, music and culture. It has a varied landscape of waterfalls, immense volcanoes, and deep canyons. Explore the island’s exceptional natural beauty by diving off the cliffs if you dare! Surfing the waves, flying over the volcanoes and trekking up its majestic mountains.
Day 8: Port Louis, Mauritius
Mark Twain once said, “You gather the idea that Mauritius was first made and then heaven was copied after Mauritius” This tropical island, once the home of some celebrated pirates is now best known for its luxury hotels and incredible beaches. Explore the Indian temples, colonial houses, botanical gardens. Walk with Lions or swim with Dolphins. The British colonial era left its mark as the Gymkhana Club, tea plantations and driving on the left have all survived. The beaches on Mauritius are without doubt some of the finest in the world, with bright blue seas and smooth white sand which continue for miles. The island is full of history and cultural diversity. There is the opportunity to try Chinese, Indian, French and African cuisine, all full of different spices and flavours. The markets are a great place to find unique crafts, jewellery and souvenirs.
Day 9: At Sea
Day 10: At Sea
Day 11: Port Victoria, Seychelles
Day 12: Port Victoria, Seychelles
Day 13 – 19: At Sea
Day 20: Aqaba, Jordan
Aqaba is an historical city with dusty, sandy hills and stunning white beaches. Full of history and natural beauty, the town is home to Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This city is 2,200 years old and carved out of the surrounding cliffs. Visit Wadi Rum, an extraordinary desert and mountain region taking you past endless mountains and dunes.
Day 21: Suez Canal Transit
Day 22: Suez Canal Transit
Day 23: At Sea
Day 24: Katakolon, Greece
Katakolon is the gateway to Olympus and the site of the original Olympic Stadium. Walk on the original stadium track over 2000 years old or visit one of the extensive ruins that transcend time and help you envision what once was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Temple of Zeus. Other highlights include the Olympia Archaeological Museum where you will find the Head of Hera, the superb statue of Hermes of Praxiteles, the sculpted ornaments of the Temple of Zeus, and many other priceless works from ancient times.
Day 25: Kotor, Montenegro
Kotor is a fortified town on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, in a beautiful bay close to the limestone cliffs of Mt. Lovcen. Winding streets and squares and its medieval old town with several Romanesque churches including the Cathedral of St Typhon. Visit several treasures of Kotor’s rich historical past including the Church of St Luka from the 13th century, the Prince’s Palace from the 17th century and Napoleon’s Theatre.
Day 26: Split Croatia
Split is a lovely historical town set against the ancient walls of Diocletian’s palace. For beautiful views of the vehicle free Old Town, walk through the fisherman’s quarter of Varos and up the narrow stone steeped streets. Split cathedral is certainly worth a visit and the Mestrovic gallery which will give you an insight into the history and architecture of this historic old town.
Day 27: Venice
Venice with its gondolas, canals, amazing restaurants, and unforgettable romantic ambience, Venice is definitely a city for one’s bucket list. Waterfront palazzos, palaces, and churches make drifting down the Grand Canal feel like cruising through a painting. To really experience Venice, you must go to the opera or to a classical music performance, nibble fresh pasta and pastries, and linger in the exhibit halls of an art gallery. Label lovers will drool over the high-end shopping in Piazza San Marco.
Disembark your ship – MSC Musica