All of our voyages in Europe visit spectacular destinations and offer unforgettable adventures, but today I want to showcase one of my favorite itineraries: our 7-night Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona. Not only do these cruises depart from a city rich in history and culture, you’ll visit sun-soaked ports along the Italian coast and French Riviera, giving you the chance to explore the area’s natural beauty, iconic landmarks and historical sites.
In my last post, I shared that one of my tips to enhance your European cruise is to add an Adventures by Disney guided group excursion package, which is offered on the 7-night Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona and other select European voyages. It’s a great way to see the best of each destination while getting unique experiences and not worrying about a thing. Even your meals, snacks and water during excursions are taken care of! You are hosted by two Adventure Guides, debark early in each port, enjoy exclusive receptions and concierge service onboard and receive photos taken during your trip.
Check out the Adventures by Disney itinerary highlights for this trip in particular, which gives you a good sense of what your family can enjoy in port during the weeklong vacation…
Naples, Italy – Starting your day from one of the world’s oldest cities, you’ll enjoy pizza making and lunch at Agriturismo La Galatea, a local family farm. Then you’ll spend time in paradise with a Capri boat tour where you can swim and sightsee around this magical island just off the coast of Italy.
Rome, Italy – During your day in the “Eternal City,” step back in time as you visit the Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum and more. Then you’ll head to the Vatican City Museum and Sistine Chapel to see 4,000 years of art, plus Michelangelo’s masterpiece on a privately guided tour.
Livorno, Italy – This is a day for Renaissance exploration in Florence. You’ll explore the great city that is home to the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Michelangelo’s David on a guided tour, and then enjoy time on your own to walk the renowned streets and shops of this magnificent Renaissance city.
Cannes, France – After walking the beaches and boutique-lined streets of this resort town, you’ll visit the Prince’s Palace of Monaco for a glimpse of royal life with a guided tour. Then you can revel in the opulence of Monte Carlo renowned for its casinos and extravagance. Next is a visit to Éze, a charming Mediterranean town with narrow roads, stunning views and boutique shops.
Adventures in these destinations are in addition to a relaxing day at sea when you can recharge onboard the Disney Magic before the end of your vacation. On this day, and all throughout your cruise, you can enjoy our world-class dining, accommodations and entertainment, making it the perfect land and sea vacation!
Our 7-night Mediterranean itineraries are just one of our many sailings in Europe. In the summer of 2018 and 2019, we offer cruises throughout the Mediterranean, Baltic, British Isles and Norwegian fjords, with voyage lengths ranging from five to 11 nights. To learn more about the Adventures by Disney packages offered on select European cruises, check out www.adventuresbydisney.com.