Italy & Adriatic Cruise ÄVENTYRET BÖRJAR HÄR

Venedig , Italien | Katakolon , Greece | Valletta , Malta | Ibiza , Spain | Palma De Mallorca , Spain | Barcelona , Spanien

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INTIMATE. IMMERSIVE. UNFORGETTABLE.

Njut av utsikten från toppen av klätterväggen. Lär dig knep från en erfaren kock under en matlagningslektion. Eller upptäck ett nytt favoritvin, rött eller vitt, på Vintages. Allt detta under det mest spännande äventyret någonsin.

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
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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 - 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

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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 3 - DOCKAD

Katakolon, Greece

ANKOMMER:
7:00 AM
AVGÅR:
4:00 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 4 - DOCKAD

Valletta, Malta

ANKOMMER:
10:00 AM
AVGÅR:
7:00 PM

HISTORY MEETS MYSTERY

Begin your Malta adventure by wandering Valletta's Grand Harbor, with its 16th-century fortifications and sweeping ocean views. Then, learn more about this island nation at the Malta Experience Museum — here, an audio-visual show guides you through 7,000 years of the island's history. Savor Malta's eclectic mix of Mediterranean, Arabic and European flavors through dishes like aljotta, a hearty fish stew with tomatoes and garlic, thickened with rice.

St. Paul's Cathedral in Valletta, Malta
Lower Barrakka Public Garden and Alexader Ball monument in Valletta, Malta
Narrow street with traditional balconies in Valletta, Malta

Begin your Malta adventure by wandering Valletta's Grand Harbor, with its 16th-century fortifications and sweeping ocean views. Then, learn more about this island nation at the Malta Experience Museum — here, an audio-visual show guides you through 7,000 years of the island's history. Savor Malta's eclectic mix of Mediterranean, Arabic and European flavors through dishes like aljotta, a hearty fish stew with tomatoes and garlic, thickened with rice.

St. Paul's Cathedral in Valletta, Malta
Lower Barrakka Public Garden and Alexader Ball monument in Valletta, Malta
Narrow street with traditional balconies in Valletta, Malta
Things To Do

in Valletta

Three cannons on the coast of Valletta, Malta

Have the Malta Experience

Despite its small size, Malta's history is pretty epic. The audio-visual presentation at Valletta's Malta Experience Museum takes less than an hour of your time and explains everything from the country's early origins as a trade hub to its role in the World War II resistance movements. Or check out Neolithic pottery and prehistoric art at the National Museum of Archaeology.

St. John's Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta

Get Lost in Valletta's Streets

Valletta's streets tell a living history, from churches like St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral and St. John's Co-Cathedral, to military buildings such as Fort St. Elmo and the Lascaris War Rooms. Don't miss the Grand Master's Palace, with everything from 16th-century armor to 18th-century tapestries depicting the first expeditions to the New World.

Upper Barrakka Gardens terrace in Valletta, Malta

Circle the City Walls

If you still doubt whether Malta is the sparkling treasure it appears to be from afar, take a walk around Valletta's imposing city walls. Hike up to their highest point at Upper Baracca Gardens, where you'll be met with gorgeous views of the historic city and the sparkling blue Mediterranean.

A bowl of Stuffat tal-Fenek, the national dish of Malta

Local Cuisine

Malta's culinary heritage is as eclectic as the rest of its history, with a mix of North African and European influences. Head to Valletta's port area to dine at one of the many seafood-focused restaurants for dishes like pixxispad, swordfrish fried in olive oil with lemon. Or seek out heartier fare like stuffat tal-fenek, a rabbit stew, or bragioli — thin slices of beef stuffed with bacon, egg and breadcrumbs and slowly cooked in red wine sauce.

An assortment of souvenir necklaces

Shopping

If you're looking for postcards, keychains and other trinkets, check out the gift shop of the Malta Experience. For a more eclectic shopping experience, take a stroll down the city's Republic street, where vendors sell artisanal Maltese items like blown glass, filligree jewelry and pottery.

INSIDER TIP

In spite of Valletta's small size, it's rather hilly. Stairscases are built throughout the city so you don't have to walk up steep slopes.

DAG 5 - 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.

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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 6 - DOCKAD

Ibiza, Spain

ANKOMMER:
7:00 AM
AVGÅR:
6:00 PM

BEACHES & BEATS

Get to the old town of Dalt Vila, and learn why this ancient cluster of winding streets, high ramparts and stone statues was declared a World Heritage Site. Then head to Cala Comte or one of the other beaches of Ibiza, where pines trees line the coast. Duck your head into the majestic coves that grace the periphery of the beach, and watch the golden sands lap over turquoise waters.

Beach chairs lining Cala d'Hort Beach in Ibiza, Spain
A red lighthouse at the tip of a pier in Ibiza, Spain
A staircase leading to the second floor of a traditional white house in Ibiza, Spain

Get to the old town of Dalt Vila, and learn why this ancient cluster of winding streets, high ramparts and stone statues was declared a World Heritage Site. Then head to Cala Comte or one of the other beaches of Ibiza, where pines trees line the coast. Duck your head into the majestic coves that grace the periphery of the beach, and watch the golden sands lap over turquoise waters.

Beach chairs lining Cala d'Hort Beach in Ibiza, Spain
A red lighthouse at the tip of a pier in Ibiza, Spain
A staircase leading to the second floor of a traditional white house in Ibiza, Spain
Things To Do

in Ibiza

A statue of a sailor in Ibiza, Spain

A Strong History

Walk the historic streets of Ibiza's old town, Dalt Vila, where you can explore Renaissance fortifications that protected the island dating back to the 16th century. Find the storybook cathedral, Catedral de Eivissa, that sits at the top of the town and get lost in the different museums, shops and restaurants that surround it.

Cala Comte beach in Ibiza, Spain

Beat the Heat

Ibiza has plenty of beaches to choose from. Head to Talamanca beach for a relaxing experience, Figueretas for a more resort-style ambiance and Cajal Jondal Beach to catch the fashionable crowd. If you're looking for calm, views and pine trees by the beach, visit Cala Vadella and Cala Salada.

A close up view of a DJ's mixer during an outdoor party

Live It Up

Ibiza's nightlife is legend — but if you want to party in the daytime, you can do that, too. San Antonio is home to some of the biggest, loudest and longest-running clubs around. Go to Eden Ibiza, Cafe del Mar or Es Paradis for a waterfront experience, try Mint or Savannah for low-key vibes, or seek out a boat party for daytime dancing.

A platter of seafood noodle paella in Ibiza, Spain

Local Cuisine

Ibiza has a love affair with food and drink. Everywhere you go, you're sure to find some version of sangria or paella during your Ibiza cruise. But if you want to get more adventurous, try to find fideua (a take on paella but with noodles), sofrit pages (a mix of chicken, lamb and sausage) and flao (the Ibizan version of a cheesecake).

Various shops in Ibiza, Spain with outdoor displays

Shopping

Ibiza is full of bakeries, paper shops and tobacco stores, which close for a little siesta in the morning and then in the afternoon. Cruise to Ibiza and go to Las Dalias and Punta Arabia for hippie-chic stores, Emonk Ibiza for a wide variety of boots and sneakers and Sluiz for interior design items.

INSIDER TIP

Head to small villages to experience the slow-paced lifestyle of Ibiza.

DAG 7 - DOCKAD

Palma De Mallorca, Spain

ANKOMMER:
7:00 AM
AVGÅR:
6:00 PM

SPAIN'S ISLE OF PALMS

Palma de Mallorca is the perfect place to immerse yourself in history and beauty. Go back in time to the 14th century at Bellver Castle, with its mix of Arab arches and Roman-inspired fortification. Catch a wave on the golden sands of El Arenal beach. Then, tuck into cocarrois, a local take on empanadas, or cool off in the quiet gardens and medieval ruins of the 10th-century Arab Baths.

The Palma de Mallorca, Spain cityscape with La Seu cathedral towering over the city
View of the bay at Porte de Soller in Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Bellver Castle in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca is the perfect place to immerse yourself in history and beauty. Go back in time to the 14th century at Bellver Castle, with its mix of Arab arches and Roman-inspired fortification. Catch a wave on the golden sands of El Arenal beach. Then, tuck into cocarrois, a local take on empanadas, or cool off in the quiet gardens and medieval ruins of the 10th-century Arab Baths.

The Palma de Mallorca, Spain cityscape with La Seu cathedral towering over the city
View of the bay at Porte de Soller in Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Bellver Castle in Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Things To Do

in Palma De Mallorca

La Seu cathedral and Almudaina castle

Castles and Cathedrals

Palma de Mallorca's historic places look like something out of "Game of Thrones." Whether you traipse through the courtyard of 14th-century Bellver Castle or say your prayers inside Gothic Palma Cathedral, Palma de Mallorca can transport you back to medieval times. Your can also see the city's unique Arab influence dating back to the 10th-century Moorish conquest at spots like the Arab Baths.

People enjoying Cala Llombards beach in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Get Your Beach On

It's no surprise that Palma de Mallorca is home to some of the world's best beaches — what's astonishing is just how clear blue the water is at Cala Llombards, or how the warm, golden sands of Playa El Arenal will make you wish you never had to leave. No wonder so many red and yellow umbrellas dot the sands here.

The Cuevas del Drach in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Explore a Dragon's Lair

Head to Porto Cristo on the east side of the island, where you'll find the Cuevas del Drach — the dragon caves. While no actual dragons have been spotted here, the stalactites and stalagmites of this ancient underground cave make it easy to imagine. You can even take a violin-serenaded boat ride on the cave's underground lake during your cruise.

A bowl of tombet, a traditional vegetable dish

Local Cuisine

Mallorca is technically part of Spain, but Palma de Mallorca's cuisine is a world unto itself. Savor tombet, a vegetarian stew with sweet potatoes and carrots that's Mallorca's take on ratatouille. Cruise to Palma de Mallorca to sample the eclectic coca mallorquina, a kind of crunchy flatbread pizza with an olive oil-rich crust topped with roasted red peppers.

A straw bag market in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Shopping

Palma's premier shopping is to be had in the Passeig de Born neighborhood. Shop here for upscale brands like Mulberry and Zara. Then, head to Jaume III and Sant Miquel streets for boutiques specializing in fine local goods: Choose a necklace or earrings made with world-famous Mallorcan pearls, try on a pair of handmaid Menorquina sandals, or marvel at handicrafts like colorful pottery and traditional straw bags.

INSIDER TIP

If you're more interested in ocean time than historic sites, book a boat tour to see the coastline of Mallorca from the sunlit waves.

DAG 8 - Ankomstdag

Barcelona, Spanien

ANKOMMER:
6:45 AM

KATALONIENS KRONA

Eftermiddagar i Barcelona tillbringas bäst med att äta spanska tapas på en mysig bar. Ta sedan en Gaudí-inspirerad arkitekturrunda för att se modernistiska underverk som Casa Milà, Casa Batlló, Park Güell och den storslagna La Sagrada Família. Utforska medeltida skeppsvarv på Maritime Museum— eller släng på ett förkläde och lär dig den månghundraåriga konsten att laga katalansk mat från en riktig kock.

View of the city from Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain
The National Museum of Catalan (Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya) on a Summer day in Barcelona, Spain
View of Castillo de Montjuic on mountain Montjuic in Barcelona, Spain

Eftermiddagar i Barcelona tillbringas bäst med att äta spanska tapas på en mysig bar. Ta sedan en Gaudí-inspirerad arkitekturrunda för att se modernistiska underverk som Casa Milà, Casa Batlló, Park Güell och den storslagna La Sagrada Família. Utforska medeltida skeppsvarv på Maritime Museum— eller släng på ett förkläde och lär dig den månghundraåriga konsten att laga katalansk mat från en riktig kock.

View of the city from Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain
The National Museum of Catalan (Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya) on a Summer day in Barcelona, Spain
View of Castillo de Montjuic on mountain Montjuic in Barcelona, Spain
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i Barcelona

Street view of La Rambla in Barcelona, Spain, with shops lining the street

I HÄNDELSERNAS CENTRUM

Ta en promenad längs gågatan La Rambla och upplev stadens sanna anda. Souvenirbutiker, gatuartister, blomsterstånd, trottoarkaféer och katalanska folkdansare gör detta till en färgstark scen. Dess fantastiska kärna, La Katedral, härstammar från 1100-talet och från tornet kan du njuta av en hisnande utsikt över medeltida Barcelona.

Sunbathers at the Barceloneta Beach in Barcelona, Spain, with the W Hotel, also known as Hotel Vela or Sail Hotel, in the background

FÅNGA DAGEN VID HAVET

Med sju stränder som sträcker sig över mer än 3 kilometer längs Medelhavets kustlinje är Barcelonas hamn känd för några av världens bästa sol- och badäventyr. Slappna av längs kusten, paddla kajak på djupblått vatten - eller ge dig ut på en fisketur för chansen att dra upp tonfisk, svärdfisk eller medelhavsspjutfisk.

Aerial view of Barcelona, Spain

SKYHÖGA SEVÄRDHETER

Ta en nära titt på La Sagrada Família, en katedral och mästerverk som designats av den hyllade katalanska arkitekten Antoni Gaudí. Förundras över dess skyhöga spiror och stig sedan in för att beundra den vackra mosaiken, Montjuïc-stenpelarna och fasaden som föreställer Jesu födelse. Du kan även klättra längst upp i spirorna för en panoramautsikt över staden.

Traditional Spanish rice-based gourmet dish Paella, in Barcelona, Spain

DET LOKALA KÖKET

Barcelona har bemästrat konsten att äta. Många restauranger serverar ett kreativt nueva cocina española (nytt spanskt kök), medan restauranger närmare vattnet serverar skaldjurspaella och lunchmenyer med flera rätter som inkluderar ett glas mousserande cava-vin. För en smak av det katalanska köket, prova pa amb tomàquet (tomattäckt bröd). Eller så kan du prova på spanska tapas (smårätter) sittandes runt baren som en av lokalinvånarna, med en hemtillverkad vermouth i handen.

Piles of decorative ceramic plates in a souvenir shop in Barcelona, Spain

SHOPPING

Du kan ägna timmar åt att gå runt på marknaderna i Barcelona för att hitta läderkläder, smycken, gamla böcker och unika hushållsföremål av hög kvalitet. Passeig de Gràcia och Barcelona Shopping Line är två populära shoppinggator och i de gotiska kvarteren finns dussintals familjeägda butiker som säljer textilier, kontorsmaterial, dekorativa kakelplattor och lergods för köket.

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