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The 7 Night Western Mediterranean Cruise from Venice, Ravenna, Italy visits Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; Florence / Pisa (Livorno), Italy; Cannes, France; Barcelona, Spain. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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7 Night Western Mediterranean Cruise
Itinerary Overview
Explore Rhapsody of the Seas
Day 1 - 2 - Venice, Italy
Day 3 - 4 - Cruising
Day 5 - Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Day 6 - Florence / Pisa (Livorno), Italy
Day 7 - Cannes, France
Day 8 - Barcelona, Spain
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Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy Aerial View
Aerial view of Rome, Italy
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7 Night Western Mediterranean Cruise

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Leaving from
Venice (Ravenna), Italy
Onboard
Rhapsody of the Seas
Day Port
1 - 2
Venice, Italy
From Day 1, - Day 2, 5:00 PM
3 - 4
Cruising
Day at sea
5
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
From 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6
Florence / Pisa (Livorno), Italy
From 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7
Cannes, France
Tendered from 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8
Barcelona, Spain
Arrives at 6:00 AM
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Your ship Rhapsody of the Seas

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Rhapsody of the Seas
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Rhapsody of the Seas
Soak up new views from the top of the Rock Climbing Wall. Learn skills from a seasoned chef in a culinary class. Or discover a new favorite red or white at Vintages. All on your most thrilling adventure yet.

SAY YES TO ADVENTURE

Seize adventure at the Rock Climbing Wall. Catch a movie under the stars. Rock the kitchen in a culinary class or break a sweat at Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Center. It's all here on Rhapsody of the Seas®.

HIGH FLYING FLAVOR TRYING

From exotic Asian flavors at Izumi and reimagined steakhouse classics at Chops Grille℠, to traditional Tuscan dishes at Giovanni's Table, this is one flavor fest you definitely want to try.

SENSATIONAL SHOWS

Ready to be dazzled? Piano Man revisits memory lane with classics on the keys. And throughout the ship, you'll find performances by onboard guest entertainers, like piano sing-alongs at the Schooner Bar.

Day 1 - 2: Venice, Italy

Day 1 - 2
Venice
Italy
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Italy Ravenna Venice Traditional City Skyline
Italy Ravenna Venice Traditional City Skyline
Things to do in
Venice
From Day 1, - Day 2, 5:00 PM
Nestled in the northeast corner of Italy and lapped by the bright blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, Venice is a marvel of history, art, culture and architecture. This iconic city has plenty of unforgettable sights and experiences to keep you coming back for years. Venice is the perfect place to visit when you cruise from the port of Ravenna, Italy. There’s the famous Grand Canal, lined with extravagant palaces and stately Gothic churches. Forgotten back alleys dotted with stunning statues carved centuries ago from marble. Museums that house awe-inspiring works by masters like Titian, Bellini and Tiepolo. And waterfront cafes that serve up frothy cappuccinos, crumbly biscotti and decadent tiramisu. The best way to get around the city? By gondola, of course.
Italy Ravenna Venice St Mark's Couple Strolling
Italy Ravenna Venice St Mark's Couple Strolling

PERUSE THE PALAZZO

One of the city’s best examples of Gothic architecture, the imposing Palazzo Ducale in Piazza San Marco was once the seat of the Venetian government and the Doge’s residence. Visit Venice and explore all of its hidden wonders — which include priceless sculptures and works of art — while learning about its rich history on a guided tour.
Insider tip
Venice’s streets, canals and alleyways don’t follow a grid pattern — make sure you bring a map or update your smart phone’s wayfinding app so you can easily navigate the city.
Italy Ravenna Venice St Mark's Basilica Dome
Italy Ravenna Venice St Mark's Basilica Dome

SO MUCH TO SEE AT ST. MARK’S

Arguably the most famous cathedral in Venice, St. Mark’s Basilica is a cultural and architectural masterpiece. This magnificent landmark dates back to the 11th century — and its history is made up of tales that seem straight out of an epic saga. Admission to the church is free, but join a tour if you want the full experience when your visit Venice with your cruise.
Insider tip
Check for public transport travel cards, which allow you to get around using city buses, ferries, and other forms of public transportation for a specified period of time.
Italy Venice Family Visiting Historic Palace
Italy Venice Family Visiting Historic Palace

ART WALK

Some call the Scuola Grande di San Rocco Venice’s version of Rome’s Sistine Chapel. The walls and ceiling of this stunning building were decorated by Rennaissance master Tintoretto, who spent more than two decades working on the project. You’ll also find over 60 pieces by iconic artists like Titian, Giorgione and Tiepolo.
Italy Ravenna Venice St Mark's Square Restaurant Local Cuisine Food
Italy Ravenna Venice St Mark's Square Restaurant Local Cuisine Food

Local Cuisine

From five-star restaurants serving elevated Italian fare, to cozy family-run bacari frequented by savvy locals, Venice’s food scene is as rich as its cultural landscape. Savor classic antipastos that spotlight fresh seafood, Venetian bigoli pasta tossed in salsa with anchovies, and tasty moleche — soft shell crabs from nearby lagoons fried and served with polenta.
Italy Ravenna Venice Local Masks Shopping
Italy Ravenna Venice Local Masks Shopping

Shopping

Ready for some retail therapy? Hit the area known as Le Mercerie for high-end brands and boutiques by trending Italian designers. Or visit San Samuele for your pick of local galleries, craft shops and stores well stocked with unique local finds, like beautiful linen, handmade jewelry and original knick-knacks.

Day 3 - 4: Cruising

Day 3 - 4
Cruising
At Sea
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Vitality Spa Couple Massage Relaxing
Vitality Spa Couple Massage Relaxing
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
Man Arrive on the top of the Rock Wall
Man Climbing Down the Rock Wall

Rock Climbing Wall

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
Solarium Sunset Whirlpool
Solarium Sunset Whirlpool

Solarium

Slip away to this adults-only indoor and outdoor retreat. The Solarium is your slice of paradise, with soothing whirlpools, warm sunshine and a refreshing water mist.
Boardwalk Arcade Skee Ball
Close-Up the Skee Ball on the Boardwalk Arcade

Arcade

Blips, bleeps, clangs and cheers. Play to win in a classic arcade atmosphere with timeless games, plus the latest at the Royal Caribban Arcade.
Whirlpool at Night
Beautiful Night on the Pool Deck

Whirlpools

It’s easy to let every thought melt away while relaxing in a whirlpool, especially when you’re soaking up ocean views, too.

Day 5: Rome, Italy

Day 5
Rome
Civitavecchia, Italy
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Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy Colosseum
View of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy
Things to do in
Rome
From 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
With 28 centuries of celebrated history, Rome holds the edge when it comes to unrivaled adventures. The city that sparked the world’s largest empire is very much alive today with a jumble of ancient ruins, world-renowned art and vivacious street culture. Here you can live la dolce vita, recalling the glory days of Ancient Rome and twirling forks full of pasta in a trattoria. Ride past centuries-old basilicas in a three-wheeled Ape Calessino, or stand in awe of paintings by Italian masters at Villa Borghese. Whether it’s Vatican City’s spiritual allure, Trastevere’s backstreet charms, or the Colosseum’s embattled legacy— The Eternal City endures with endless adventures.
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy Pantheon
The Pantheon in Rome, Italy

ANCIENT AND AMAZING

Walk through the heart of Ancient Rome. Start at the Colosseum, an enormous arena where gladiators once battled. Then meander around the Roman Forum’s timeworn ruins, past crumbling temples and basilicas. See where emperors lived on Palatine Hill— and enjoy an up-close view of the 2,000-year-old, well-preserved Pantheon church.
Insider tip
The train ride between Civitavecchia and Rome is approximately 80 minutes each way.
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy Piazza Navona
A fountain in Piazza Navona in Italy

ADVENTURE SQUARED

Roam around Rome’s piazzas, as each offers a unique perspective. Dine al fresco in Piazza Navona and climb The Spanish Steps in Piazza di Spagna. Wander cobbled alleys in bustling Trastevere and browse Campo de’ Fiori’s artisan stalls. Be sure to toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain for good measure.
Insider tip
Conservative attire (no tank tops or shorts) is required when visiting Rome’s religious sites.
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, Statues
Statues in the Vatican Museum

SACRED SPACES

Explore the Vatican Museums’ extraordinary collection of tapestries and classical statues. Step inside the Sistine Chapel and be awed by Michelangelo’s ceiling frescoes. Then enter St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the world’s largest churches, to stand under its enormous sky-piercing dome.
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, Pizza and pasta
Pizza, pasta, and antipasta on a table in Rome

LOCAL CUISINE

Romans live to eat, whether it’s family-style or in a sidewalk café. For an authentic taste of Cucina Romana, try carciofi alla Romana (braised artichokes) or spaghetti alla carbonara. Enjoy panino (stuffed sandwiches) or thin-crusted Roman pizza. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a scoop of gelato. Then finish the night with a glass of white wine from the surrounding Lazio region.
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, Colosseum Vatican Models
Minitature models of the Colosseum and Vatican

SHOPPING

Street stalls throughout the city are your best bet for souvenirs. Via Condotti offers a string of couture Italian designers. Browse artist studios along Via Margutta, or the indie artisan retailers of the Monti neighborhood. Porta Portese is the city’s largest flea market— and La Rinascente, the first department store.

Day 6: Florence / Pisa, Italy

Day 6
Florence / Pisa
Livorno, Italy
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Florence - Pisa, Italy Duomo
The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy
Things to do in
Florence / Pisa
From 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
One of Italy's oldest port cities, Livorno is a small but historically rich city. Check out the red-hued Fortezza Nuova, a 16th-century fortress, and the surrounding area known as Nuova Venezia ("New Venice"), and take a mini-sailboat ride through its charming canals. Cruise to Livorno and use the city as your jumping-off point to the beauty of Tuscany: Take the 30-minute drive to Pisa and snap a quintessential picture with the city's famous leaning tower. Or head to Florence — about an hour from Livorno by car or train — where you can see the unmistakable Duomo ("dome") and the Byzantine-style frescoes of Saint John's Baptistery.
Florence - Pisa, Italy Pisa Lungarno
Pisa Lungarno in Pisa, Italy

Respite by the River

Leave the tourist masses behind at the Leaning Tower on the Field of Miracles in Pisa and escape for a pleasant stroll along the banks of the Arno River. Admire the colors and architecture of the palazzi that line the southern riverside embankment, stop for a picnic with some simple focaccia bread, mozzarella and wine, and continue to Pisa's medieval heart north of the water.
Insider tip
Buy entry tickets in advance to save time at museums.
Florence - Pisa, Italy Palazzo Vecchio
Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy

City Panorama

In Florence, hike up the 418-steps of the Torre d'Arnolfo tower, part of the Palazzo Vecchio. The fortress palace was built in the fourteenth century and is still Florence's seat of power. Inside, admire Michelangelo's Genio della Vittoria sculpture as well as several large paintings by other masters such as Giorgio Vasari.
Insider tip
There are ATMs everywhere, but some restaurants and shops accept cash only.
Florence - Pisa, Italy Basilica of Santa Maria Novella
Frontal view of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella in Florence, Italy

Marble and Monasticism

Visit Florence's Basilica di Santa Maria Novella, with its eye-catching green-and-white marble facade. Inside the basilica, built between the 13th and 15th centuries, you'll find countless artistic masterpieces, such as the frescoes by Domenico Ghirlandaio. Continue through a side door into the vast, serene monastic complex.
Insider tip
The Uffiizi, Galeria dell'Accademia and most other state museums are closed on Mondays.
Florence - Pisa, Italy Vegetable Soup
A bowl of vegetable soup

Local Cuisine

Tuscans share a proud culinary tradition, with seasonal and sustainable quality ingredients sourced locally. Cruise to Livorno to sample a traditional bowl of earthy ribollita (bean, bread and vegetable soup) from a humble family-run eatery. Sample a bistecca alla fiorentina, or Florentine steak, cooked over roasted chestnuts to impart a smoky flavor. Or grab some salami, parmesan cheeses and biscotti for lunch from the Mercato Centrale.
Florence - Pisa, Italy Leather Diaries
Leather diaries for sale in Florence, Italy

Shopping

Ignore the souvenir shops around Pisa's tower and head to the main shopping streets Corso Italia and Borgo Stretto, where you'll find Italian fashion shops. In stylish Florence, homegrown designers include Guccio Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo. During your Tuscany cruise, look for the workshops in the medieval alleys, with handcrafted jewelry and leather goods from shoes to purses.

Day 7: Cannes, France

Day 7
Cannes
France
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Cannes, France Aerial View
Aerial view of Cannes, France
Things to do in
Cannes
Tendered from 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
The French Riviera is synonymous with glamour and wealth — and when it comes to prestige, Cannes is the crown jewel. Home to the famous Cannes Film Festival, the city comes to life with movie stars each year for the event. But you don't have to be a big-shot to feel like a star here. Head to Palm Beach to take a dip and bask in the sunshine. Stroll down the famous mile-long La Croisette and take in the views of the marina and town below. Cruise to Cannes and head up the hill to Le Suquet, the original town center that's remained unchanged for hundreds of years.
Cannes, France  Saint Marguerite Island
A sentinel tower at Saint Marguerite island

Island Excursion

A 15-minute ferry ride over the deep blue Mediterranean will get you to Ile Sainte-Marguerite, one of the Lerin Islands. Head here for a more tranquil setting than Cannes. Walk through the island's aromatic forest of eucalyptus trees, and check out the 17th-century fortress prison Fort Royal.
Insider tip
If celebrity sightings are your thing, plan your visit around the Cannes Film Festival in mid-May.
Cannes, France Beach Pier
A pier at a beach in Cannes, France

Soak Up the Sun

The luxury and natural beauty of the Cote d'Azur are right at your fingertips in Cannes. Relax on one of the white sand beaches. Stick around until sunset to watch as the sky glows orange over the coastline.
Insider tip
Uber operates in the French Riviera and is often easier to use than a taxi.
Cannes, France View of Sea
View of the sea and the coast of France

Hike the Hills

More than 100 acres of lush forest borders Cannes. From here, you'll get some of the best views of the sea. Jump onboard a French Riviera cruise and remember to pack a picnic and hike through the public woodland without spending a dime.
Cannes, France Paella From Local Market
A chef serving paella at a local market in Cannes, France

Local Cuisine

Cannes has plenty of high-end restaurants serving freshly caught seafood — sea bass, prawns and oysters are among the favorites. Head to Le Suquet for more casual takes on ocean fare. Stop by the Marche Forville, the local market. Sample meats, fresh fish and brightly colored produce. Try the French Riveria staple socca, a chickpea pancake.
Cannes, France Rue Meynadier Street Sign
A Rue Meynadier street sign in Cannes, France

Shopping

Head to Rue Meynadier and pop into the 18th-century homes that have been turned into boutiques. If you're looking for higher-end designs, wander down Rue d'Antibes for the ultimate experience of lecher les vitrines — window-shopping. You'll find designer fashions, art galleries and specialty shops.

Day 8: Barcelona, Spain

Day 8
Barcelona
Spain
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Barcelona, Spain Park Guell
View of the city from Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain
Things to do in
Barcelona
Arrives at 6:00 AM
It’s easy to see why Barcelona is the most-visited city in Spain. As the capital of the country’s Catalonia region, this cityscape’s cultural mosaic pieces together a 2,000-year-old hodgepodge of sun-drenched beaches, cutting edge architecture, and a world-renowned dining and drinking scene. Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí left his modernist handprint all over the city, while medieval treasures linger in historic Gothic Quarter squares. Get lost in the whimsical gardens of Park Güell or savor a chef-led Catalan cooking class. Browse art collections dedicated to Picasso and Miro— or ride a cable car to the top of Montjuïc Hill, relishing citywide views along the way.
Spain Barcelona La Sagrada Familia Interior
La Sagrada Familia Interior Colorful

SKY HIGH DELIGHTS

Get an up-close glimpse of La Sagrada Família, a cathedral masterwork designed by celebrated Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. Marvel at its sky-piercing spires and then step inside to admire intricate mosaics, Montjuïc stone pillars and the Nativity façade. You can even climb to the tippy-top of the spires for panoramic city views.
Spain Barcelona Barceloneta Beach
Barceloneta Beach at Sunset

SEAS THE DAY

With seven beaches spanning more than two miles of Mediterranean coastline, Barcelona’s harborfront is known for some of the world’s best sun-seeking and on-the-sea adventures. Lounge along the shore, kayak deep blue waters— or charter a fishing trip for the chance to reel in tuna, swordfish or Mediterranean spearfish.
Barcelona, Spain La Rambla Shops
Street view of La Rambla in Barcelona, Spain, with shops lining the street

IN THE MIX

Take a stroll along La Rambla’s pedestrian boulevard to experience the city’s pure essence. Souvenir shops, street artists, flower stalls, sidewalk cafes and Catalan folk sardana dancers set a lively scene. Its marvelous centerpiece, La Catedral, dates from the 1200s— and its tower delivers sweeping views of medieval Barcelona.
Spain Barcelona Sparkling Cava Wine
Couple Enjoying the Local Sparkling Cava Wine

LOCAL CUISINE

Barcelona has mastered the art of eating. Many restaurants serve up creative nueva cocina española, while waterfront spots dish out seafood paella and multi-course lunch menus include a glass of sparkling cava wine. For a taste of Catalan cooking, try pa amb tomàquet (tomato-topped bread). Or nibble on Spanish tapas (bite-sized appetizers) around the bar like a local, with house-made vermouth in hand.
Spain Barcelona Local Fresh Market Shopping
Couple Strolling Through the Fresh Local Market

SHOPPING

You could spend hours checking out the markets of Barcelona for high-quality leatherwear, jewelry, old books and unique housewares. Passeig de Gràcia and Barcelona Shopping Line are two popular retail promenades— and the Gothic Quarter is home to dozens of family-owned shops that sell textiles, stationery, decorative ceramic tiles and earthenware kitchenware.

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