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Roma (Civitavecchia) , Italia | Limassol , Cyprus | Jerusalem (Ashdod) , Israel | Jerusalem (Ashdod) , Israel | Haifa , Israel | Ephesus (Kusadasi) , Turkey | Athens (Piraeus) , Greece | Naples / Capri , Italy | Roma (Civitavecchia) , Italia

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A WILD WAY TO WANDER

Er du på utkikk etter en ferie som kan måle seg med Alaska når det gjelder opplevelser, har du kommet til riktig skip. Her kan du se isbreer og vandre over tundraen, men også ri på bølgene i surfesimulatoren FlowRider®, gjenoppleve 80-tallet i Fast Forward og nyte smaken av Det fjerne østen på Izumi.

DAG 1 - Avreisedato

Roma (Civitavecchia), Italia

AVREISE:
5:00 PM

WHEN IN ROME

Den evige stad byr på endeløse eventyr. Nipp til en Cappuccino på en utendørs kafé og se byen våkne til live. Opplev antikken i det nasjonale Romamuseet og italienske mesterverk i Villa Borghese. Eller lær om romernes forfedre ved det nasjonale etruskiske museet.

View of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy
The Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy
The Vatican dome in Italy

Den evige stad byr på endeløse eventyr. Nipp til en Cappuccino på en utendørs kafé og se byen våkne til live. Opplev antikken i det nasjonale Romamuseet og italienske mesterverk i Villa Borghese. Eller lær om romernes forfedre ved det nasjonale etruskiske museet.

View of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy
The Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy
The Vatican dome in Italy
Ting å gjøre

i Roma (Civitavecchia)

The Pantheon in Rome, Italy

URGAMMELT OG FANTASTISK

Spaser gjennom hjertet av det gamle Roma. Start på Colosseum, den enorme arenaen hvor gladiatorene en gang kjempet. Deretter kan du vandre mellom romerske ruiner, forbi smuldrende templer og basilikaer. Se hvor keiserne bodde på Palatinerhøyden og nyt utsikten over det 2000 år gamle, velbevarte Pantheon.

A fountain in Piazza Navona  in Italy

EVENTYR OVERALT

Streif rundt på Romas piazzaer, hver med sitt eget perspektiv. Spis ute på Piazza Navona og bestig Spansketrappen på Piazza di Spagna. Rusle i brosteinsbelagte smug i travle Trastevere og få med deg handelen i bodene på Campo de Fiori. Glem ikke å kaste en mynt i Trevi-fontenen for godt hell.

Statues in the Vatican Museum

HELLIGE ROM

Utforsk vatikanmuseets ekstraordinære samling av billedtepper og klassiske statuer. Gå inn i det sixtinske kapell og bli overveldet av Michelangelos freskomalerier. Deretter kan du entre Peterskirken, en av verdens største kirker, og stå under dens enorme, fantastiske kuppel.

Pizza, pasta, and antipasta on a table in Rome

LOKALT KJØKKEN

Romerne lever for å spise, enten det er med familien eller på en fortauskafe For en autentisk smak av det romerske kjøkken, prøv Carciofi alla Romana (stekte artisjokker) eller spaghetti alla carbonara. Nyt en panino (fylt sandwich) eller tynnbunnet romersk pizza. Tilfredsstill søtbehovet med en kule gelato. Deretter kan du avslutte natten med et glass hvitvin fra den omkringliggende Lazio-regionen.

Minitature models of the Colosseum and Vatican

SHOPPING

Byens mange gateboder er det beste alternativet for suvenirer. Via Condotti tilbyr en rekke italienske Couture-designere. Se kunststudioene langs Via Margutta, eller alternative håndverksselgere i Monti-nabolaget. Porta Portese er byens største loppemarked – og La Rinascente, det første varehuset.

INSIDER TIP

Togturen mellom Civitavecchia og Roma tar omtrent 80 minutter hver vei.

DAG 2 - TIL SJØS

CRUISING

FAVORITTER

Young Woman Body Surfing Flowrider
Girl Climbing the Rock Wall while Parents Watch

Young Woman Body Surfing Flowrider
Girl Climbing the Rock Wall while Parents Watch

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Girl Surfing Flowrider at Daytime with a Smile
FlowRider®

NOW BOARDING FOR ADVENTURE

Grab your board and get ready for 30,000 gallons of rushing awesome headed your way. The surf’s always up on the 40-foot-long FlowRider® surf simulator.

Man Climbing Down the Rock Wall
Rock Climbing Wall

A BOLDER BOULDER

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.

DAG 3 - TIL SJØS

CRUISING

FOR MATELSKERE

QN, Quantum, AN, Anthem, Jamie''s Italian, dynamic dining, cuisine, culinary image, Spinach Ricotta Rotolo, cheese, pasta, restaurant, dish
Salmon Salad bowl with Watercress served at Izumi, a fine dining Japanese Restaurant. One of our best vacation cruise dining.

QN, Quantum, AN, Anthem, Jamie''s Italian, dynamic dining, cuisine, culinary image, Spinach Ricotta Rotolo, cheese, pasta, restaurant, dish
Salmon Salad bowl with Watercress served at Izumi, a fine dining Japanese Restaurant. One of our best vacation cruise dining.

Ting å gjøre

Chicken Porcini Bruschetta with Zesty Lime
Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver

FAMOUSLY FANTASTIC ITALIAN

At Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver, you’ll enjoy Tuscan-inspired dishes like the crowd-pleasing Famous Plank and pastas made in-house — all crafted by one of Britain’s most famous chefs.

Assorted Sushi Rolls Platter served at Izumi, Japanese Restaurant. One of the best fine dining cuisine on a cruise.
Izumi

A FAR EAST FEAST

Say “Konnichiwa” to a reimagined favorite. Sushi, sashimi and more, all made-to-order with intense flavors, the best ingredients and impeccable presentation.

DAG 4 - DOKKET

Limassol, Cyprus

ANKOMMER:
8:30 AM
AVREISE:
4:00 PM

ROMAN AROUND CYPRUS

Limassol's new marina sits between the old and new ports, and the entire area is ripe for exploration. Head up to the 14th century Kolossi Castle and museum on a journey that will take you through the historic heart of the city. Then wander over to the zoo or the impressive archaeological remains on Cyprus, that dates back to the Romans.

Beautiful old street decorated with plants and lights in Limassol, Cyprus
Fishing boats docked at the old port of Limassol, Cyprus
A view of the commercial area in the beautiful, modern Marina in Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol's new marina sits between the old and new ports, and the entire area is ripe for exploration. Head up to the 14th century Kolossi Castle and museum on a journey that will take you through the historic heart of the city. Then wander over to the zoo or the impressive archaeological remains on Cyprus, that dates back to the Romans.

Beautiful old street decorated with plants and lights in Limassol, Cyprus
Fishing boats docked at the old port of Limassol, Cyprus
A view of the commercial area in the beautiful, modern Marina in Limassol, Cyprus
Things To Do

in Limassol

Kolossi Castle, a former Cruisader stronghold on the edge of Kolossi village, in Limassol, Cyprus

Colossal Kolossi

Located about 11 kilometers from the city center, Kolossi Castle was built in 1210 by the Order of St. John of Jerusalem and acted as a stronghold for the city. During the Middle Ages, it stored reserves of sugarcane. While it is now partially in ruins, it stills bears its former owner's coat of arms and its three floors offer a one-of-a-kind look into the past with much to explore.

Ancient amphitheatre near Limassol, Cyprus

Antiquity Today

Considered the most impressive archaeological remains on Cyprus, much of what you discover at UNESCO-protected Kourion dates back to the Romans. This includes the Theater, the Forum, he Nymphaeum, the Public Baths, the House of the Gladiators and much more. The restored Greek Roman Theater is still in use today and offers unique acoustics as well as views of the city. While there are no guided tours of the ruins, there are plenty of information boards to read along the way.

The medieval Limassol Castle in Limassol, Cyprus

Pottering Around Town

The Limassol Archaeology Museum is connected to Limassol Castle, and it traces the history and development of Cyprus from its prehistory roots through to Roman times. Much of what is on display was unearthed close by, including a number of items from Kourion. Part of the museum is dedicated solely to ancient Amathus, and for those who love to see pottery from throughout the ages, this is the place for you to visit during your vacation.

Greek salad with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, basil and olives, in Limassol, Cyprus

Local Cuisine

Local, as well as, international influences are found in Limassol cuisine, including a strong Asian influence. Local seafood, such as clams and mussels, play a big part in traditional eateries. For something light, start with a Greek salad with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, basil and olives. With restaurants lining the waterfront as well as tucked away among the streets of the historic center, you'll find something to suit your palette.

Limassol, Cyprus Traditional Handmade Lace Parasols in local souvenir shop in Limassol, Cyprus

Shopping

Head to Agiou Andreou Street for local items and Makarios Avenue for designer duds during your Cyprus cruise. Limassol has plenty to offer the inveterate shopper. Leather goods, olive oil, traditional lacework and glassworks are all of high quality and many are created using traditional methods.

DAG 5 - DOKKET

Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel

ANKOMMER:
6:00 AM

OY VACAY

After you arrive at the port at Ashdod, it's a one-hour drive to Jerusalem, the city sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians alike. Enter the Old City through one of the eight gates, built in the early 16th century by the Turkish Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent — see the ferocious-looking animal carvings of the Lion's Gate or the flower rosettes carved above Herod's Gate. Take in the smell of Arabian coffee, incense and spices at one of the markets of the Old City as you venture to the historic Wailing Wall. Enter the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and see its ornate shrines and austere icons. Then, head to the nearby Dome of the Rock, with its distinctive gold dome and traditional Islamic geometric designs.

A panoramic view of Jerusalem, Israel seeing the entire city with religious domes and stoned small buildings
The Church of Pater Noster with beautiful classical architecture and green pine trees in Jerusalem, Israel
Top view of Jerusalem's Old City, Christian Quarter and the Church of Holy Sepulchre on a sunny bright day

After you arrive at the port at Ashdod, it's a one-hour drive to Jerusalem, the city sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians alike. Enter the Old City through one of the eight gates, built in the early 16th century by the Turkish Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent — see the ferocious-looking animal carvings of the Lion's Gate or the flower rosettes carved above Herod's Gate. Take in the smell of Arabian coffee, incense and spices at one of the markets of the Old City as you venture to the historic Wailing Wall. Enter the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and see its ornate shrines and austere icons. Then, head to the nearby Dome of the Rock, with its distinctive gold dome and traditional Islamic geometric designs.

A panoramic view of Jerusalem, Israel seeing the entire city with religious domes and stoned small buildings
The Church of Pater Noster with beautiful classical architecture and green pine trees in Jerusalem, Israel
Top view of Jerusalem's Old City, Christian Quarter and the Church of Holy Sepulchre on a sunny bright day
Things To Do

in Jerusalem (Ashdod)

The Dome of the Rock Mosque with a golden dome and mosaic tiles in Jerusalem, Israel

Houses of the Holy

Head to the Temple Mount, an large public space sacred to all three monotheist religions. Visit the iconic gold-plated Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, built in 705 AD. The plaza is surrounded by walls, including the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site. Tourists and pilgrims alike write prayers on pieces of paper and crumple them into the crevices of the wall.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre made out of stones with a blue dome and cross over it with blue skies in Jerusalem, Israel

Join the Pilgrims

Join the pilgrims to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of Christianity's most sacred sites. It is believed by many Christians that the church that stands today was built on the spot where Jesus' resurrection occurred. It was built in 335, destroyed in 1009 and gradually rebuilt. When you enter the sanctuary, take in the smell of frankincense and the contemplative candlelight.

The Holocaust Sculpture with broken columns coming out of the ground in Jerusalem, Israel

Powerful Memorial

Yad Vashem, an 18-hectare site, is Israel's official memorial to the 6 million Jews who perished during World War II. Photos of those killed completely cover one of the ceilings. There is a collection of works created in ghettos and camps, and an eternal flame burns near a crypt containing the ashes of the victims.

A warm toasted pita bread topped with eggplant, tzaziki sauce, and israeli salad

Local Cuisine

The culinary scene is a creative mixture of cuisines from Jerusalem's countless immigrants. Enjoy some hummus with bread, falafel, kebab, shawarma or other Middle Eastern fare in the Old City during your Jerusalem cruise. For Mediterranean-style eateries, go to Jaffa Gate where you can find a bounty of street vendors selling local fare like burekas, a flaky pastry filled with savor cheese and vegetables.

Blue painted ceramic plates sold at souvenir shops at Arab bazaar in Jerusalem

Shopping

Browse the arcade with art boutiques at Cardo in the Old City. In the Muslim Quarter and Mahane Yehuda Market, you'll find Arabic ceramics, embroidery, coffee, spices and sweets. For hand-stitched clothing and bags from a collective of West Bank women go to the Bint Al Balad Workshop and Cafe on HaAhim Pereire St.

DAG 6 - DOKKET

Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel

AVREISE:
8:00 PM

OY VACAY

After you arrive at the port at Ashdod, it's a one-hour drive to Jerusalem, the city sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians alike. Enter the Old City through one of the eight gates, built in the early 16th century by the Turkish Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent — see the ferocious-looking animal carvings of the Lion's Gate or the flower rosettes carved above Herod's Gate. Take in the smell of Arabian coffee, incense and spices at one of the markets of the Old City as you venture to the historic Wailing Wall. Enter the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and see its ornate shrines and austere icons. Then, head to the nearby Dome of the Rock, with its distinctive gold dome and traditional Islamic geometric designs.

A panoramic view of Jerusalem, Israel seeing the entire city with religious domes and stoned small buildings
The Church of Pater Noster with beautiful classical architecture and green pine trees in Jerusalem, Israel
Top view of Jerusalem's Old City, Christian Quarter and the Church of Holy Sepulchre on a sunny bright day

After you arrive at the port at Ashdod, it's a one-hour drive to Jerusalem, the city sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians alike. Enter the Old City through one of the eight gates, built in the early 16th century by the Turkish Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent — see the ferocious-looking animal carvings of the Lion's Gate or the flower rosettes carved above Herod's Gate. Take in the smell of Arabian coffee, incense and spices at one of the markets of the Old City as you venture to the historic Wailing Wall. Enter the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and see its ornate shrines and austere icons. Then, head to the nearby Dome of the Rock, with its distinctive gold dome and traditional Islamic geometric designs.

A panoramic view of Jerusalem, Israel seeing the entire city with religious domes and stoned small buildings
The Church of Pater Noster with beautiful classical architecture and green pine trees in Jerusalem, Israel
Top view of Jerusalem's Old City, Christian Quarter and the Church of Holy Sepulchre on a sunny bright day
Things To Do

in Jerusalem (Ashdod)

The Dome of the Rock Mosque with a golden dome and mosaic tiles in Jerusalem, Israel

Houses of the Holy

Head to the Temple Mount, an large public space sacred to all three monotheist religions. Visit the iconic gold-plated Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, built in 705 AD. The plaza is surrounded by walls, including the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site. Tourists and pilgrims alike write prayers on pieces of paper and crumple them into the crevices of the wall.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre made out of stones with a blue dome and cross over it with blue skies in Jerusalem, Israel

Join the Pilgrims

Join the pilgrims to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of Christianity's most sacred sites. It is believed by many Christians that the church that stands today was built on the spot where Jesus' resurrection occurred. It was built in 335, destroyed in 1009 and gradually rebuilt. When you enter the sanctuary, take in the smell of frankincense and the contemplative candlelight.

The Holocaust Sculpture with broken columns coming out of the ground in Jerusalem, Israel

Powerful Memorial

Yad Vashem, an 18-hectare site, is Israel's official memorial to the 6 million Jews who perished during World War II. Photos of those killed completely cover one of the ceilings. There is a collection of works created in ghettos and camps, and an eternal flame burns near a crypt containing the ashes of the victims.

A warm toasted pita bread topped with eggplant, tzaziki sauce, and israeli salad

Local Cuisine

The culinary scene is a creative mixture of cuisines from Jerusalem's countless immigrants. Enjoy some hummus with bread, falafel, kebab, shawarma or other Middle Eastern fare in the Old City during your Jerusalem cruise. For Mediterranean-style eateries, go to Jaffa Gate where you can find a bounty of street vendors selling local fare like burekas, a flaky pastry filled with savor cheese and vegetables.

Blue painted ceramic plates sold at souvenir shops at Arab bazaar in Jerusalem

Shopping

Browse the arcade with art boutiques at Cardo in the Old City. In the Muslim Quarter and Mahane Yehuda Market, you'll find Arabic ceramics, embroidery, coffee, spices and sweets. For hand-stitched clothing and bags from a collective of West Bank women go to the Bint Al Balad Workshop and Cafe on HaAhim Pereire St.

DAG 7 - DOKKET

Haifa, Israel

ANKOMMER:
6:00 AM
AVREISE:
7:00 PM

MEDITERRANEAN MARVEL

Stroll around Haifa's diverse neighborhoods, such as the elegant German Colony and the Arab Wadi Nisnas. Visit the Bah'ai Gardens with the intriguing Shrine of the Bab, Haifa's most recognizable landmark. Then take the cable car, a trio of orange balls, to the northern tip of the wooded Mt. Carmel. Admire the colorfully painted dome in the church at the Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery.

View from above of the Bahai Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee
Panoramic view of Haifa, Israel from the Bahai Temple Garden
Haifa Israel city view from the Bahai gardens

Stroll around Haifa's diverse neighborhoods, such as the elegant German Colony and the Arab Wadi Nisnas. Visit the Bah'ai Gardens with the intriguing Shrine of the Bab, Haifa's most recognizable landmark. Then take the cable car, a trio of orange balls, to the northern tip of the wooded Mt. Carmel. Admire the colorfully painted dome in the church at the Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery.

View from above of the Bahai Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee
Panoramic view of Haifa, Israel from the Bahai Temple Garden
Haifa Israel city view from the Bahai gardens
Things To Do

in Haifa

Shrine of the Bab and lower terraces at the Bahai World Center in Haifa, Israel

Better in Bab

Visit the Shrine of the Bab, a pilgrimage site built in 1953. It's said to hold the remains of the Bab, the spiritual predecessor to the Baha'i faith's prophet Baha'ullah. Canadian architect William Sutherland Maxwell unified Middle Eastern and European styles here. Then, visit the symmetric Baha'i Gardens with their 19 steep terraces.

Three cable cars in Haifa, Israel

Star of the Sea

Take the cable car up to Mt Carmel (546 meters) and enjoy the magnificent views. Visit the Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery, Latin for "Star of the Sea." Admire the church's beautifully painted ceiling and dome. Stretching back to the Crusader era, the monks originally inhabited the mountain caves.

A typical house from the German colony surrounded by trees and flower beds in Haifa, Israel

Romantic Quarter

Stroll around the picturesque, restored German Colony at the foot of the Baha'i Gardens. German Templars who came to establish a Christian community here built the houses in the 19th century. Cruise to Israel to admire the pretty stone houses, browse the little shops, and meet the locals in the lively cafes.

Traditional Israeli shawarma and falafel with fried eggplant

Local Cuisine

Fill up for your Haifa adventure with some burekas, a crispy phyllo dough pastry often filled with vegetables, spices and cheese. Enjoy Middle Eastern fare like falafel wraps slathered in tahini sauce or lamb shawarma brightened up with herbaceous parsley in the Wadi Nisnas or Hadar neighborhoods. For desert, taste sweet baklava, with layers of flaky pastry and pistachio sweetened with honey, or knefah, a light cheesecake soaked in sweet syrup.

Ceramic plates and other souvenirs in the flea markets in Haifa, Israel

Shopping

Haifa's largest shopping mall is the Grand Canyon and includes over 200 designer and boutique shops. In the Haifa Flea Market, you can find vintage and secondhand items, including handmade silver and gold jewelry. During your Israel cruise, look for decorative plates and ceramics hand-painted with traditional geometric patterns or Holy Land-themed designs.

DAG 8 - TIL SJØS

CRUISING

FANTASTISKE SHOW

Dancers on stage during Invitation to Dance Cruise Show in Explorer of the Seas

Dancers on stage during Invitation to Dance Cruise Show in Explorer of the Seas

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Performers on stage during the Invitation to Dance Cruise Show on Radiance of the Seas
Invitation to Dance

RSVP TO THE BEAT

Live out your primetime dreams of dancing with the stars as a select few guests are invited to learn ballroom and Latin dance for a high-energy final production.

The logo of the Fast Forward original production by Royal Caribbean
Fast Forward

80s GREATS

Settle in for a blast from the past as Fast Forward brings you the best movies and musicals of the 1980s.

DAG 9 - DOKKET

Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

ANKOMMER:
7:00 AM
AVREISE:
5:30 PM

A TASTE OF TURKEY

Head straight to the ancient city of Ephesus, a 20-minute drive from the port. Plan your visit based on how much you want to walk and how many sites you want to check out. The House of the Virgin Mary and the Basilica of St. John hold historical import as well as the traditional brick and stone architecture of the ancient near east. And of course, you can see the one remaining column of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

The ruins of the ancient Celsus Library in Ephesus, Turkey
An ancient amphitheater in Ephesus, Turkey
Pigeon Island in Ephesus, Turkey

Head straight to the ancient city of Ephesus, a 20-minute drive from the port. Plan your visit based on how much you want to walk and how many sites you want to check out. The House of the Virgin Mary and the Basilica of St. John hold historical import as well as the traditional brick and stone architecture of the ancient near east. And of course, you can see the one remaining column of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

The ruins of the ancient Celsus Library in Ephesus, Turkey
An ancient amphitheater in Ephesus, Turkey
Pigeon Island in Ephesus, Turkey
Things To Do

in Ephesus (Kusadasi)

A close up view of the Library of Celsus in Ephesus, Turkey

Window Into Ancient Life

Don't miss the Library of Celsus or the Scholastica Baths — their dozen ancient marble toilets are a unique sight from antiquity. Consider buying the extra ticket to see Ephesus' Terraced Houses. Not only are they shaded, but you get a sense of what ancient life was like and can see the restoration work in progress.

The home of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus, Turkey

Set Your Sights on Seluk

Walk from Ephesus' Lower Gate to the village of Seluk, where you can visit what's said to be the burial site of John the Apostle at the Basilica of St. John. You'll also find the remains of the Temple of Artemis. About five miles from here lies the House of the Virgin Mary, which traditions holds as the last place she lived.

Homemade carpets on a cart

Haggle for a Turkish Carpet

Stroll the seaside promenade in Kusadasi to catch a cooling breeze. Shop for souvenirs like carpets and spices in the bazaar near the port. Vendors will encourage you to sample their wares and will offer tea to serious carpet buyers. You can also visit Pigeon Island for views from the Byzantine castle once used by pirates during your Turkey cruise.

Two lamb kebobs on a black plate

Local Cuisine

Most visitors will have tried sis kebab (grilled meat on a skewer) and doner kebab (meat shaved from a vertical skewer) before arriving in Turkey. Lamb is popular for both. Be sure to try kofte, spiced lamb or beef meatballs served with yogurt dipping sauce. Have a few meze (appetizers) to get your vegetable fix — great options include grilled eggplant salad and cicek dolmasi, fried squash flowers stuffed with raisins and rice.

An assortment of colorful pottery in Turkey

Shopping

The Kusadasi bazaar is naturally the place to go for shopping. A Turkish blue eye, meant to ward off the evil eye, makes a great souvenir. Also consider a traditional Turkish kilim (a woven carpet) or a more luxurious knotted carpet. Cruise to Ephesus and look for handmade tiles and pottery in the Iznik design, with floral-inspired geometric patterns. Prices are negotiable, and the first offer by the vendor will be at least double what you should pay.

DAG 10 - DOKKET

Athens (Piraeus), Greece

ANKOMMER:
6:00 AM
AVREISE:
5:00 PM

ACROPOLIS NOW

Explore the harbors of Piraeus, which showcase the Golden Age of Greek history. Visit the Hellenic Maritime Museum and the ship sheds — here, you can see how ancient ships were crafted. In the charming Castella district, you'll find some small, quaint shops and cafes amid the elegant neoclassical buildings. Head to Sotiros Street to find brand name stores, alongside smaller local shops.

View of the Parthenon atop the Acropolis in Athens, Greece
View of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece
Herodes Theater in Athens, Greece

Explore the harbors of Piraeus, which showcase the Golden Age of Greek history. Visit the Hellenic Maritime Museum and the ship sheds — here, you can see how ancient ships were crafted. In the charming Castella district, you'll find some small, quaint shops and cafes amid the elegant neoclassical buildings. Head to Sotiros Street to find brand name stores, alongside smaller local shops.

View of the Parthenon atop the Acropolis in Athens, Greece
View of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece
Herodes Theater in Athens, Greece
Things To Do

in Athens (Piraeus)

The Agia Triada church in Greece

Take Me to Church

The Agia Triada is one of the finest examples of Byzantine-style churches in Greece. The Church of St. Nicholas, which overlooks the port, has a magnificent interior filled with orthodox icons, frescoes and sculptures.

Mikrolimano harbour in Greece

Mediterranean Romance

Part of the Castella district, Mikrolimano is the smallest and most picturesque port of Athens, making it perfect for a romantic afternoon. Take a leisurely stroll along the promenade to take in the amazing views, then settle in a cafe or taverna for some fresh seafood or a refreshing drink with your cruise to Athens.

Various decorative Greek vases

Boats and the Bronze Age

The Naval Museum has exhibits that present ship building from ancient times to the present day. You will be fascinated by the Neosoikoi, the archaeological remains of the ship sheds where local craftsmen maintained and repaired the boats. Art lovers will have plenty to see at the Piraeus Archaeological Museum, from Bronze Age sculptures to classical Hellenistic pottery.

Grilled octopus on a white plate with a lemon on the side

Local Cuisine

Try the local dishes prepared with sun-ripened tomatoes, eggplant, bell peppers and fresh seafood like mussels and grilled octopus. Look for trovolia, a typical fresh cheese to savor with marinated olives. Ask for recommendations on local wines — the most common white is lively, floral and aromatic Moschofilero, while the red of choice is Xinomavro, an indigenous grape with a bold, complex flavor.

An assortment of Greek souvenirs such as helmets and sculptures

Shopping

You may want to bring back home some of the typical liquors such as the anise-flavored Ouzo or the strong Tsipouro. Greek olives, spices and capers can be vacuumed-packed, making for convenient souvenirs. Look for locally made leather sandals, pottery and hand-painted ceramics. You'll find most shops in the Psyri district, not far from the Acropolis during your Athens cruise.

DAG 11 - TIL SJØS

CRUISING

NATTELIV

GR, R Bar, , Grandeur of the Seas,Public Spaces, Revitalization, Lounge, Couple Having Drinks,
Friends Enjoying Tropical Dreams in the Solarium

GR, R Bar, , Grandeur of the Seas,Public Spaces, Revitalization, Lounge, Couple Having Drinks,
Friends Enjoying Tropical Dreams in the Solarium

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LB, Liberty of the Seas, young couple, man, woman, smiling, laughing, at R-Bar, R Bar, bartender serving mixed drinks, enjoy, enjoyment, fun,
R Bar

SHAKING UP THE CLASSICS

Vintage glamor comes alive at R Bar — serving classic cocktails, like gin martinis and Old Fashioneds, in a distinctly sophisticated setting.

Solarium Bar and cafe on the OA, Oasis of the Seas
Solarium Bar

SUN, SERENITY & SIPS

Does sitting in the whirlpool make you thirsty? Grab a drink at the nearby Solarium Bar.

DAG 12 - DOKKET

Naples / Capri, Italy

ANKOMMER:
7:00 AM
AVREISE:
6:00 PM
ERUPTING

WITH HISTORY

The third-largest Italian city and one of the oldest in Europe, Naples combines deep history and modern verve. Check out the extravagant Royal Palace of Naples, the former home of the royal family, with its beautiful tapestries and frescoes. People-watch from a streetside cafe in the Sanita district with a glass of wine and slice of classic margheritapizza. Then, head to Herculaneum to see the ruins left in Vesuvius wake after its historic eruption in 79 A.D.

An aerial view of Capri
San Francesco di Paola church in Naples, Italy
Mount Vesuvius towering over the ruins of Pompeii in Naples

The third-largest Italian city and one of the oldest in Europe, Naples combines deep history and modern verve. Check out the extravagant Royal Palace of Naples, the former home of the royal family, with its beautiful tapestries and frescoes. People-watch from a streetside cafe in the Sanita district with a glass of wine and slice of classic margheritapizza. Then, head to Herculaneum to see the ruins left in Vesuvius wake after its historic eruption in 79 A.D.

An aerial view of Capri
San Francesco di Paola church in Naples, Italy
Mount Vesuvius towering over the ruins of Pompeii in Naples
Things To Do

in Naples / Capri

The Catacombs of San Gennaro in Italy

Go Underground

Interested in getting up close and personal with Naples' past residents? Head underground to visit the Catacombs of San Gennaro. These historic burial places are the oldest in the city and the largest in all of Southern Italy. Spend some time wandering around the different rooms to see how the rooms where the wealthy and poor were buried.

The crater of Mount Vesuvius

Historic Hike

A quick bus ride will bring you to Mount Vesuvius National Park at the foot of the historic volcano. While there are a number of nature walks around the volcano, the real highlight is Monte Somma, the oldest, inactive crater. Hike up to the top with your camera in hand, take a peek at the steam coming out and snap some photos of the Bay of Naples.

The interior of the Gesu Nuovo in Italy

Church Bells Ring

Naples' churches are a great way to tour its architectural treasures, and most of them are concentrated in the old town center. Check out San Domenico Maggiore, with its impressive gold-gilded ceiling and interior. Inside Sansevero Chapel, you'll find a number of impressive Baroque statues and classical art. And don't miss the beautiful frescoes and peaceful vibe of Gesu Nuovo Church during your Capri cruise.

A margherita pizza in Naples, Italy

Local Cuisine

Neopolitan-style pizza is Naples culinary gem. Grab a seat at L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele, which has been serving up pizza since 1870, and order a slice of simple, classic margherita, topped with fresh basil, tomato sauce and local mozzarella di fiore. Cruise to Naples and head to Friggitoria Vomero for the town's best arancini — gooey, fried spheres of rice and cheese — or panzarotti, a mini-calzone stuffed with mozzarella, tomato and other ingredients like spinach or ham.

Traditional pots at a shop in Italy

Shopping

Head to Via Toledo, the longest shopping street in Naples, which offers small boutiques and a huge department store. Continue down the road to Galleria Umberto I, a beautiful shopping gallery for some high-end souvenirs such as silk scarves and leather shoes to take back home.

DAG 13 - Ankomstdato

Roma (Civitavecchia), Italia

ANKOMMER:
5:00 AM

EVIG EVENTYR

Tilbring ettermiddagen blant Romas urgamle ruiner eller de åndelige skattene i Vatikanet. Nyt en aperitivo før middag – eller enda bedre, besøk kjøkkenet til en lokal kokk for å lære litt om La Cucina Romana. Kveldene i denne romantiske byen tilbringes kanskje best på Teatro dell'Opera eller ved å rusle rundt på byens mange piazzaer.

The Roman Forum in Rome, Italy
A narrow street in Rome, Italy
The Altare della Patria in Rome, Italy

Tilbring ettermiddagen blant Romas urgamle ruiner eller de åndelige skattene i Vatikanet. Nyt en aperitivo før middag – eller enda bedre, besøk kjøkkenet til en lokal kokk for å lære litt om La Cucina Romana. Kveldene i denne romantiske byen tilbringes kanskje best på Teatro dell'Opera eller ved å rusle rundt på byens mange piazzaer.

The Roman Forum in Rome, Italy
A narrow street in Rome, Italy
The Altare della Patria in Rome, Italy
Ting å gjøre

i Roma (Civitavecchia)

The Pantheon in Rome, Italy

URGAMMELT OG FANTASTISK

Spaser gjennom hjertet av det gamle Roma. Start på Colosseum, den enorme arenaen hvor gladiatorene en gang kjempet. Deretter kan du vandre mellom romerske ruiner, forbi smuldrende templer og basilikaer. Se hvor keiserne bodde på Palatinerhøyden og nyt utsikten over det 2000 år gamle, velbevarte Pantheon.

A fountain in Piazza Navona  in Italy

EVENTYR OVERALT

Streif rundt på Romas piazzaer, hver med sitt eget perspektiv. Spis ute på Piazza Navona og bestig Spansketrappen på Piazza di Spagna. Rusle i brosteinsbelagte smug i travle Trastevere og få med deg handelen i bodene på Campo de Fiori. Glem ikke å kaste en mynt i Trevi-fontenen for godt hell.

Statues in the Vatican Museum

HELLIGE ROM

Utforsk vatikanmuseets ekstraordinære samling av billedtepper og klassiske statuer. Gå inn i det sixtinske kapell og bli overveldet av Michelangelos freskomalerier. Deretter kan du entre Peterskirken, en av verdens største kirker, og stå under dens enorme, fantastiske kuppel.

Pizza, pasta, and antipasta on a table in Rome

LOKALT KJØKKEN

Romerne lever for å spise, enten det er med familien eller på en fortauskafe For en autentisk smak av det romerske kjøkken, prøv Carciofi alla Romana (stekte artisjokker) eller spaghetti alla carbonara. Nyt en panino (fylt sandwich) eller tynnbunnet romersk pizza. Tilfredsstill søtbehovet med en kule gelato. Deretter kan du avslutte natten med et glass hvitvin fra den omkringliggende Lazio-regionen.

Minitature models of the Colosseum and Vatican

SHOPPING

Byens mange gateboder er det beste alternativet for suvenirer. Via Condotti tilbyr en rekke italienske Couture-designere. Se kunststudioene langs Via Margutta, eller alternative håndverksselgere i Monti-nabolaget. Porta Portese er byens største loppemarked – og La Rinascente, det første varehuset.

INSIDER TIP

Konservativt antrekk (ingen singlet eller shorts) er nødvendig når du besøker Romas religiøse steder.

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