Ultimate Europe Ocean & River Cruise

EMERALD WATERWAYS & NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE

My Cruises have created this exclusive European River and Ocean cruise package. Board the new addition to Emerald’s Star Ship fleet, Emerald Liberte, for a 7 night French river cruise from Lyon to Arles including exceptional wineries, centuries-old castles and exceptional day tours for a cultural experience like no other. You’ll then embark on your 7 night Western Mediterranean cruise on the award winning Norwegian Epic, exploring stunning locations such as Barcelona, Naples, Rome and Majorca. Dine in gastronomical heaven, spa treatments, enthralling entertainment, shore excursions, daily activities throughout your European journey! This My Cruises package includes return airfares, accommodation in Barcelona and Lyon, private transfers, exclusive guided tours, cabin upgrades on both ships and more!

For more details about this Ocean and River cruise combo or other Norwegian Cruise Line and Emerald Waterways cruises, contact one of our Holiday Experts today!

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Ultimate Europe Ocean & River Cruise

Highlights

Return economy full service airfares flying into Lyon, returning from Barcelona including luggage, meals, entertainment and all taxes
7 nights on board an Emerald Liberte in an upgraded Balcony Suite sailing through the South of France from Lyon to Arles
All meals daily including Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board Emerald Liberte
Cheese and olive tasting on board, Provencal dinner hosted by a local chef and Regional wine taste on board
Captain’s Welcome & Farewell Reception and Dinner
City tour of Lyon, Walking tour of Tournon, Guided tour of Arles, Guided Tour in Avignon, Walking tour of Macon and Guided Tour of Village of Beaune & Hospice

7 nights on board Norwegian Epic in an ugraded Balcony Cabin sailing from Barcelona
All main meals daily in complimentary dining venues, most entertainment and activities
All tipping and gratuities, port taxes and charges included on both itineraries

$4,000 Bonus Value

Extras

Bonus Suite category upgrade on Emerald Liberte from Category B to A
Bonus cabin upgrade from a Ocean View to Balcony Cabin on board Norwegian Epic
1 night accommodation in a deluxe hotel in Lyon
1 night accommodation in a deluxe hotel in Barcelona
Private car transfer from Lyon Airport to hotel, and to Cruise Terminal
Private car transfer from Arles Port to Avignon Train Station
Rail ticket from Avignon to Barcelona
Private car transfer from Barcelona hotel to Cruise port
Private car transfer from Barcelona Cruise Port to Airport

Valued At $11,990*pp
Our Price From $9,990*pp

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The Ship

Emerald Liberte

Emerald Liberte was built in 2017, fitting a maximum of 138 passengers across 70 cabins and 43 crew. She boasts 4 decks with a sun deck, sky barbecue, putting green, walking track, daytime pool/evening cinema, fitness area and Horizon bar and lounge. Your exclusive balcony suite boasts an innovative, indoor balcony that seamlessly blends your cabin with each destination. Your suite also includes a flat screen tv, individual air conditioner, fridge, bathroom ensuite and divine upper deck views. There is so much to do on board Liberte that you’ll never want to get off!

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French River Cruise Itinerary

Welcome to Lyon! Lyon is France’s third largest city, formerly ruled by the Romans and thus steeped in rich history. Enjoy a captains dinner on your first night and meet your crew and fellow guests. Head to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, a large church on the hills, venture through the cobbled alleyways and discover mouth-watering cuisine. You’ll then sail through the Beaujolais region on your way to Chalon-Sur-Saone.
You have arrived in the heart of Burgundy’s wine region and the birthplace of photography. Discover fifteenth-century architecture in the quiet village of Beaune, the multi-coloured roofs of the former hospital is one of the key, must-see elements of the old village. You’ll be treated to lunch on the ship then depart for Macon.
Another town, another impeccable wine region. You’ll join a walking tour to witness the sights of the General Hospital buildings, timber-cladded houses and the Soufflot Chapel. Macon is the perfect spot for wine tasting in various spots throughout the town.
Join your local tour guide for a walking tour of this picturesque town. Uncover Roman ruins and a 16th century castle at the base of le Massif Central, the third largest mountain range in France. Choose from a guided bike tour to Glun or a guided hike tour through the vineyards with the EmeraldActive program.
Avignon is filled with a vast history including Celtic origins, home to Popes and a central inclusion in the French Revolution. The Papal Palace stands atop the centre hill of town, with walls 17-18 feet thick! Your local guide will take you for a stroll Avignon’s historic cobblestone streets and gaze out upon the famed ‘Pont d’Avignon’.

Take a walking tour in the capital of Provence, displaying the highlights of the city. The most outstanding feature, the exterior of the 2000 year old Roman Amphitheatre still in use today, which was originally built to hold 20,000 spectators, just like the Colosseum in Rome.

 After your complimentary breakfast, it is time to disembark Emerald Liberte and prepare for your Western Mediterranean journey!

The Ship

Norwegian Epic

Norwegian Epic was awarded Best Cruise Ship Entertainment by Frommer’s, delivering on this award with two new Broadway shows: Ballroom Blitz and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Not only is Norwegian Epic offering world-class performers but a new wave of accommodation as well – from Studios, designed and priced for the solo traveller, to the private Haven. Choose from more than 20 different cuisine choices and you’ll understand why this is relaxed cruising on a grand scale. Epic carries 4100 passengers with a crew of 1724 and was refurbished in 2015 to deliver a truly modern product! When you are not out exploring the fantastic destinations you can play a game of Blackjack at the Casino, receive a spa treatment, or take in a show at the on-board theatre.

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Western Mediterranean Cruise Itinerary

Welcome to the cultural hub of Barcelona, the capital of Spain! Explore the stunning sights such as the Sagrada Familia and enjoy the local tapas for some truly delicious cuisine.
As you say goodbye to Barcelona, keep your taste buds tantalized in one of the many restaurants. Enjoy Asian as part of the complimentary dining, splash out on some rolls from the Sushi Bar, or watch in amazement as the chefs prepare your food before your very eyes at Teppanyaki!
Cruise to Naples, located on Italy’s stunning Amalfi coast, a city rich in history. A tour around Naples’ grand piazzas, cathedrals and castles in the old centre will take you back centuries. Pompeii is not too far either, a dashing city which boasts diverse cultural offerings and charming streets.
Endless adventures await in Rome. With two and a half thousand years of history, art and culture, it is no wonder Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. Gaze at the masterpieces of the Vatican or walk into the past with visits to ancient relics, historic monuments and legendary museums. Or people-watch while sipping on an espresso in a quaint cafe.
Today you’ll have the opportunity to snap that perfect picture, supporting the Leaning Tower of Pisa then enjoying a pizza. Travel to Florence for more delicious Italian cuisine, be enamoured by the Duomo and Michelangelo’s “David” statue right before the beautiful sunset over the Arno River.
Situated on the French Riviera, Cannes is home to the annual, international film festival. Home to upmarket boutiques, palatial hotels, pristine beaches and the epicentre of French luxury and style.
The city was founded 2100 years ago and is overflowing with history. Wander the cobblestone streets and alleyways that surround the Gothic cathedral as the focal point of Palma.
Welcome back to Barcelona. Now is your chance to explore everything you ran out of time to do at the start e.g. more tapas! Time to disembark but luckily you have complimentary accommodation in the city to relax before your flight back home.

Upgrade Options

Mini Suite

Norwegian Epic:
Upgrade to a Mini Suite from only $299 per person, or to a Spa Balcony Cabin from only $399 per person

For further details regarding a Cabin Upgrade, Contact one of our Friendly My Cruises Consultants.

NCL Epic Mini Suite
Palma Majorca

Travel Dates

Sail Date: 29 September 2018

Surcharges apply: 23 June, 4 & 18 August, 1 September 2018

Please call one of our My Cruises Experts for more information!

Valued At $11,990*pp
Our Price From $9,990*pp

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Prices are based on per person, twin share, in AUD and subject to availability. Prices are subject to change without notice, until reservation is confirmed. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Cruise itineraries may be varied due to high or low water levels, flooding, lock closures, unscheduled vessel maintenance or for any other circumstances beyond our control. Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing. Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking. Rail ticket included in package is based on Economy train ticket, upgrade to comfort seats are available. NCL Free at Sea bonuses are subject to availaility and can be withdrawn without notice. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.

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