Greece & Croatia Cruise ÄVENTYRET BÖRJAR HÄR

Venedig , Italien | Split , Croatia | Athens (Piraeus) , Greece | Katakolon , Greece | Venedig , Italien

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RHAPSODY OF THE SEAS

RHAPSODY OF THE SEAS

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DAG 1 - Avresedag

Venedig, Italien

AVGÅR:
5:00 PM

PALAZZO-PALOOZA

Smutta på en cappuccino på Piazza San Marcos kaffebar innan du ger dig ut till fots. Gå förbi Palazzo Ducale pelargångar av rosa marmor och förundras över det gotiska altaret i kyrkan I Fraris. Ta ett foto på Grand Canals gondoltrafik medan du går över Rialto Bridge. Ta vattenbussen till Lido Island för strandnära natur, eller upptäck de fantastiska mosaikarbetena på toppen av Loggia dei Cavalli.

Aerial view of the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy
The narrow Rio Marin canal in Venice, Italy
A gondola in a canal in Venice, Italy

Smutta på en cappuccino på Piazza San Marcos kaffebar innan du ger dig ut till fots. Gå förbi Palazzo Ducale pelargångar av rosa marmor och förundras över det gotiska altaret i kyrkan I Fraris. Ta ett foto på Grand Canals gondoltrafik medan du går över Rialto Bridge. Ta vattenbussen till Lido Island för strandnära natur, eller upptäck de fantastiska mosaikarbetena på toppen av Loggia dei Cavalli.

Aerial view of the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy
The narrow Rio Marin canal in Venice, Italy
A gondola in a canal in Venice, Italy
Saker att göra

i Venedig

The San Marco basilica in Venice, Italy

I GOTT SÄLLSKAP

Upptäck hjärtat av Venedig på Piazza San Marco, en plats för uteserveringar och flockar av hungriga duvor. Gå in på San Marco Basilica för att beundra dess bysantinska arkitektur och gyllene mosaik. Ta sedan en hiss till toppen av det nästan 100 meter höga klocktornet Campanile för belönande utsikt över Venedig.

A group riding in a gondola in Venice, Italy

PADDLA GENOM TIDERNA

En båtkryssning är ett måste när du besöker kanalernas stad. Slappna av i en gondol när du blir rodd längs Grand Canal och under den stenvälvda bron Rialto Bridge. Paddla din egen kajak genom den venetianska lagunen. Eller ta den motordrivna vattenbussen Vaporetto runt de intilliggande öarna.

Glass art in Murano, Italy

SE HUR DET TILLVERKAS

Res till offshore-ön Murano för att se bakom kulisserna i en historisk glasblåsarfabrik. Se lokala hantverkare skapa originella glasbruk med tekniker som härstammar från 1200-talet. Du kan även ta hem ditt eget mästerverk från en av öns glas-utställningslokaler.

Tables set up at a waterfront café in Venice, Italy

DET LOKALA KÖKET

Skaldjur, färska direkt från båten, från den kringliggande lagunen är en höjdpunkt på många menyer i Venedig. Prova fritto misto (lätt stekt fisk och skaldjur) eller risotto frutti di mare (frukt från havet). Eftermiddags-cicchetti (smårätter) serveras i form av köttbullar och bruschetta, medan baicoli (tunn oval kaka) och fregolotta (mandelkaka) gör dessertälskare nöjda. Njut av en bellini i Harry’s Bar, ursprungsplatsen för den italienska cocktailen.

Assorted gondlorier's hat souvenirs

SHOPPING

Ett band av souvenirkiosker kantar Grand Canal, men gå till smågatorna för att handla i hantverkarstudios. Köp hem äkta venetianska pärlsmycken, marmorklätt papper, resetidskrifter och långnästa karnevalsmasker. Burano är känd för sina handgjorda spetsprodukter, medan munblåst Murano-glas kommer i form av vaser, smycken och husgeråd.

INSIDER TIP

Vattenbussen i Vaporetto kör regelbundna rutter längs Canal Grande och mellan stadens öar. Det är ett billigt sätt att ta sig runt i staden.

DAG 2 - DOCKAD

Split, Croatia

ANKOMMER:
8:00 AM
AVGÅR:
4:00 PM
A SPLIT BETWEEN

HISTORIC AND MODERN

Split's town center is compact, so you can see its main sights in a morning. This includes Diocletian's Palace, the large and ancient fortress that constitutes approximately half of Split's Old Town; and Riva, its infamous seaside promenade lined with cafes and restaurants. In the afternoon, relax at one of Split's beaches or do a half-day cruise to picturesque Brac Island.

Beautiful old stone street in Split, Croatia
Beautiful high view of Split bay area through a stone window in Split, Croatia
Colorful boats on the harbor of Split, Croatia

Split's town center is compact, so you can see its main sights in a morning. This includes Diocletian's Palace, the large and ancient fortress that constitutes approximately half of Split's Old Town; and Riva, its infamous seaside promenade lined with cafes and restaurants. In the afternoon, relax at one of Split's beaches or do a half-day cruise to picturesque Brac Island.

Beautiful old stone street in Split, Croatia
Beautiful high view of Split bay area through a stone window in Split, Croatia
Colorful boats on the harbor of Split, Croatia
Things To Do

in Split

Old brick buildings and bell tower of Split, Croatia

Discover Diocletian's Palace

One of the world's most dominant Roman ruins, Diocletian's Palace (and its nearby cathedral) was constructed over 10 years in the mid-4th century. There are 220 buildings within its boundaries, which include homes, bars, hotels and cafes. The palace's cellar was used in season four of Game of Thrones, as Daenerys' Throne Room.

Beautiful beach and transparent turquoise sea near Split, Croatia

Aim for the Adriatic

Split is home to both sandy and pebbly beaches, which have calm turquoise waters. Radisson Blu Resort manages Trstenik Beach, which has umbrellas and sun lounges. Bacvice is the most popular and central beach option. About a 20-minute walk from Split is Kastelet Beach and its beachfront bars, too.

Colorful scenery of the mediterranean town of Hvar, near Split, Croatia

Island Hop

Although Split is beautiful, make the most of your time on the Croatian coast and visit one of its neighbors. Island spot on your breezy catamaran ride from Split to Hvar, which only takes one hour. On the island, bike along the Stari Grad Plain and visit Stari Grad and its historic buildings, including Tvrdalj Castle. Meanwhile, Brac Island is only 50 minutes from Split and is home to beautiful beaches, such as Punta Rata and Zlatni Rat.

Nero, a seafood risotto, specialty dining dish with shrimp and scallops smothered in ink from squid, on a restaurant in Split, Croatia

Local Cuisine

Split's cuisine is a mix of Croatian and Italian specialties. Located in Diocletian Palace's western gate, Poseidon Restaurant serves fresh seafood such as octopus, fish and oysters, and black cuttlefish risotto, a traditional Croatian dish that's made with cuttlefish ink. Along the Riva visit Brasserie on 7, with its delicious platters of prawns, clams and tuna, as well as charcuterie and cheese.

Colorfully decorated biscuits made of sweet honey dough on a shop in Split, Croatia

Shopping

A traditional Croatian souvenir is a licitar heart — a unique way to show someone you loved them in the 16th century. They're bright red and edible, but most people use them today as Christmas decorations. To remember your cruise to Split, Croatia, visit Break Time for unique nautical-themed bracelets.

INSIDER TIP

With Split's Mediterranean climate, always remember your sunscreen year-round.

DAG 3 - TILL HAVS

KRYSSNING

FAVORITER DU INTE FÅR MISSA

Family Playing Mini Golf on Liberty of the Seas
Girl Climbing the Rock Wall while Parents Watch

Family Playing Mini Golf on Liberty of the Seas
Girl Climbing the Rock Wall while Parents Watch

Saker att göra

Family Playing Mini Golf on Liberty of the Seas
Mini Golf

ON PAR FOR ADVENTURE

Hit the links on the high seas! Refine your mini-golf game on a green that overlooks a sea of blue. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

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 4 - DOCKAD

Athens (Piraeus), Greece

ANKOMMER:
6:00 AM
AVGÅR:
6:00 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.

INSIDER TIP

The yellow trolley bus (number 20) will take you from the port to Passalimani, going through Castella and ending at the Metro station.

DAG 5 - DOCKAD

Katakolon, Greece

ANKOMMER:
9:00 AM
AVGÅR:
6:00 PM

GATEWAY TO OLYMPIA

A small fishing village on the Ionian Sea, Katakolon offers visitors a look inside authentic Greek lifestyle. Spend a relaxing afternoon exploring local crafts, sampling fresh-caught seafood and soaking up the idyllic views. Or take the short drive to Olympia to discover the origins of the Olympic games and relive history while strolling through ancient ruins.

The ruins of an ancient building in Greece
Ruins of pillars in Olympia, Greece
The harbor of Katakolon, Greece

A small fishing village on the Ionian Sea, Katakolon offers visitors a look inside authentic Greek lifestyle. Spend a relaxing afternoon exploring local crafts, sampling fresh-caught seafood and soaking up the idyllic views. Or take the short drive to Olympia to discover the origins of the Olympic games and relive history while strolling through ancient ruins.

The ruins of an ancient building in Greece
Ruins of pillars in Olympia, Greece
The harbor of Katakolon, Greece
Things To Do

in Katakolon

An ancient street in Olympia with columns on both sides

Relive History

The train to Olympia takes you through the splendid green hills of the Greek countryside, dotted with olive groves and vineyards. On the remains of the Olympic site, you'll find the Archaeological Museum at Olympia and the Museum of the Olympic Games.

Assorted colorful plates with painted designs hanging on a wall

Find Local Treasures

As you walk through the village, stop and chat with the locals who create ornate traditional goods. Choose from an array of handmade crafts made from olive wood, ceramic and leather at one of the many shops that line Katakolon's main street.

Various different kinds of fish for sale at a fish market

Eat Like an Olympian

Local tavernas offer a wide array of Greek traditional cuisine, served alongside views of the pristine blue water. Jump onboard a Greece cruise to enjoy a glass of the region's crisp white wine with some fresh seafood. If you're feeling adventurous, be sure to try the grilled octopus.

A grilled octopus salad served on a blue plate

Local Cuisine

Katakolon's local cuisine is fresh and simple enough to be healthy but so delicious that you won't even notice. Locally caught seafood is prepared grilled with herbs and a drizzle of olive oil. Flavorful vegetables are served plain or in dishes such as spanakopita, a spinach pie, or moussaka, a delicious combination of vegetables, meat and bechamel sauce.

An assortment of clay pots in Greece,

Shopping

Pottery, olive wood, lace and leather are just a few of the materials used here to create traditional crafts. Local artisans pride themselves in making each piece a one-of-a-kind item. From hand-crocheted center pieces to ceramic bowls that tell a story, each item reflects Katakolon's local traditions and history.

INSIDER TIP

While the main language is Greek, many locals speak some English. Nevertheless, it's a good idea to be prepared with some basic greetings.

DAG 6 - TILL HAVS

KRYSSNING

FÖR MATÄLSKARE

Shrimp Wonton Soup served at Izumi, fine dining Japanese Restaurant. One of Royal Caribbean's best cruise dining restaurants.
12 oz Grilled NY-Strip Steak served at the fine dining steakhouse, Chops Grille. One of the best cruise line restaurants.

Shrimp Wonton Soup served at Izumi, fine dining Japanese Restaurant. One of Royal Caribbean's best cruise dining restaurants.
12 oz Grilled NY-Strip Steak served at the fine dining steakhouse, Chops Grille. One of the best cruise line restaurants.

Saker att göra

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.

Grilled Veal Chop entree at the specialty, Chops Grille restaurant. Cruise vacation fine dining steaks served table side.
Chops Grille

A CUT ABOVE THE REST

For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille have proudly presented quality, hand-cut prime steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant.

DAG 7 - Ankomstdag

Venedig, Italien

ANKOMMER:
6:45 AM

ACQUOLINA ADVENTURE

Venedigs fridfulla vattenlandskap är fullt av äventyr. Mumsa på cicchetti i en sorlande bacaro-bar, åk sedan på en utflykt genom grönskande Giardini Pubblici. Gå till Peggy Guggenheim Collection för att ta en titt på några av de mest välkända moderna konstverken i Italien. Köp en flaska bubblig prosecco att smutta på i en klassisk gondol. Och toppa dagen med en skaldjursmåltid på en restaurang längs kanalen.

A gondola near the Rialto Bridge in Venice
A narrow canal in Venice, Italy
Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy

Venedigs fridfulla vattenlandskap är fullt av äventyr. Mumsa på cicchetti i en sorlande bacaro-bar, åk sedan på en utflykt genom grönskande Giardini Pubblici. Gå till Peggy Guggenheim Collection för att ta en titt på några av de mest välkända moderna konstverken i Italien. Köp en flaska bubblig prosecco att smutta på i en klassisk gondol. Och toppa dagen med en skaldjursmåltid på en restaurang längs kanalen.

A gondola near the Rialto Bridge in Venice
A narrow canal in Venice, Italy
Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy
Saker att göra

i Venedig

The San Marco basilica in Venice, Italy

I GOTT SÄLLSKAP

Upptäck hjärtat av Venedig på Piazza San Marco, en plats för uteserveringar och flockar av hungriga duvor. Gå in på San Marco Basilica för att beundra dess bysantinska arkitektur och gyllene mosaik. Ta sedan en hiss till toppen av det nästan 100 meter höga klocktornet Campanile för belönande utsikt över Venedig.

A group riding in a gondola in Venice, Italy

PADDLA GENOM TIDERNA

En båtkryssning är ett måste när du besöker kanalernas stad. Slappna av i en gondol när du blir rodd längs Grand Canal och under den stenvälvda bron Rialto Bridge. Paddla din egen kajak genom den venetianska lagunen. Eller ta den motordrivna vattenbussen Vaporetto runt de intilliggande öarna.

Glass art in Murano, Italy

SE HUR DET TILLVERKAS

Res till offshore-ön Murano för att se bakom kulisserna i en historisk glasblåsarfabrik. Se lokala hantverkare skapa originella glasbruk med tekniker som härstammar från 1200-talet. Du kan även ta hem ditt eget mästerverk från en av öns glas-utställningslokaler.

Tables set up at a waterfront café in Venice, Italy

DET LOKALA KÖKET

Skaldjur, färska direkt från båten, från den kringliggande lagunen är en höjdpunkt på många menyer i Venedig. Prova fritto misto (lätt stekt fisk och skaldjur) eller risotto frutti di mare (frukt från havet). Eftermiddags-cicchetti (smårätter) serveras i form av köttbullar och bruschetta, medan baicoli (tunn oval kaka) och fregolotta (mandelkaka) gör dessertälskare nöjda. Njut av en bellini i Harry’s Bar, ursprungsplatsen för den italienska cocktailen.

Assorted gondlorier's hat souvenirs

SHOPPING

Ett band av souvenirkiosker kantar Grand Canal, men gå till smågatorna för att handla i hantverkarstudios. Köp hem äkta venetianska pärlsmycken, marmorklätt papper, resetidskrifter och långnästa karnevalsmasker. Burano är känd för sina handgjorda spetsprodukter, medan munblåst Murano-glas kommer i form av vaser, smycken och husgeråd.

INSIDER TIP

Håll utkik efter menyer med asterisker, det betyder att deras skaldjursrätter är frysta, inte färska.

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