Radiance of Italy & Istanbul
17 Night Fly, Stay & Cruise Holiday With $4000 Bonus Value including Onboard Beverages, Specialty Dining, Shore Excursion Credit, Wifi & More
Deal Code: MC-94758
Your 17 Night Fly, Stay & Cruise Holiday Includes
Economy Flights to Venice Returning From Athens
Your Pre Cruise Experience to Venice, Florence, and Rome
Bonus 2 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City Of Venice
Bonus Scenic Rail Journey from Venice to Florence
Bonus 2 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City Of Florence
Bonus Scenic Rail Journey from Florence to Rome
Bonus 2 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City Of Rome
Your Norwegian Cruise
11 Night Cruise from Rome to Athens Onboard Norwegian Star in an Interior Stateroom
Bonus Onboard Beverage Package with Cocktails, Spirits, Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks
Bonus Onboard Specialty Dining Package
Bonus Onboard Wifi Package
Bonus Shore Excursion Credit
Bonus Onboard Prepaid Gratuities
Onboard Entertainment including Live Music & Performances
Onboard All Port Taxes & Charges
Bonus My Cruises Holiday Savings
General Sail Date Information
Set sail on Saturday, November 5, 2022
Day 1: Venice, Italy
Venice, a romantic destination in itself, is an artisan masterpiece. On arrival at Venice Marco Polo Airport make your way to your hotel.
Day 2 – 3: Venice, Italy
The city is built on 118 small islands, separated by canals, in a shallow lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. This UNESCO World Heritage Site overflows with beauty – from the gondola-lined canals and ancient marble palaces to the historical architecture of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo. Visiting Venice is like being in a fabled land, a scintillating mix of culture, history, and water.
Day 4: Scenic Rail Journey from Venice to Florence, Italy
On check out of your Venice hotel make your way to Venice Santa Lucia Rail Station for your rail transfer to Florence. On arrival in Florence make your own way to your Florence hotel.
Day 5: Florence, Italy
Florence, the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. Florence’s most iconic sights are the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio & Piazza della Signoria. Florence is also home to the famous David of Michelangelo statue. Florence is a beautiful city best explored on foot, however, if you wish to venture away from the city, Florence may be your starting point for a day trip to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, explore the Tuscan villages or the colourful seaside towns of Cinque Terre.
Day 6: Scenic Rail Journey from Florence to Rome, Italy
On check out of your Florence hotel make your way to Florence Santa Maria Novella Rail Station for your rail transfer to Rome. On arrival in Rome make your own way to your Rome hotel.
Day 7: Rome, Italy
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.
Day 8: Rome, Italy – Embark Cruise
On check out of your Rome hotel make your way to Civitavecchia Rome Cruise Port for your 11 night Norwegian Cruise.
Day 9: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Welcome to the playground of the rich and famous. Monte Carlo is home to crystal clear waters, mega yachts, stunning architecture and the world-renowned Monte Carlo Hotel.
Day 10: Florence / Pisa (La Spezia), Italy
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.
Day 11: Naples, Italy
Cruise to Naples, located on Italy’s stunning Amalfi coast, a city embellished in history. Touring around Naples’ grand piazzas, cathedrals and castles in the old centre will fill that cultural need. Pompeii is not too far either, a dashing city that boasts diverse cultural offerings and charming streets.
Day 12: Messina (Sicily), Italy
Stroll through Messina’s Piazza Cairoli taking in magnificent fountains and cathedrals, or sip Marsala wine at a sidewalk cafe. Messina welcomes cruise ship visitors with its lovely harbour, extraordinary architecture (much of which survived a disastrous earthquake and tidal wave in 1908) and wonderful food.
Day 13: Corfu, Greece
One of the lushest of the Greek Isles, Corfu is rimmed in dramatic blue waters and topped with tranquil hillside villages. A collection of quaint cafes in the town of Corfu feels very continental, but the island’s secluded coves and sandy beaches could only be found in the Greek Isles.
Day 14: Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
This quaint little seaside town on the Ionian Sea is the gateway to Ancient Olympia, where Greek mythology was born and the first Olympiad was held. You may still be able to hear the distant echoes of the ancient Greeks cheering as you tour the ruins of one of the most important and exciting sanctuaries of antiquity.
Day 15: Santorini, Greece
Santorini is one of the most formidable islands in the world, famed for beautiful food, pristine water and unrivalled sunsets, in the foreground are the postcard whitewashed buildings. Perceptions are had about the lost city of Atlantis being located here due to Santorini’s subtle mystery.
Day 16: Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Iona in Turkey. It is said that this city of Ephesus was created by Androclosthe son of the king of Athens. Take a trip to see the 10th-century ruins there including the Temple of Artemis a shrine of the goddess Artemis. Ephesus is also said to be home to the House of Virgin Mary, as well as the St John Basilica.
Day 17: Istanbul, Turkey
Dive into this historic city, with dramatic architecture & colourful streets. Do not miss The Hagia Sophia constructed in 537 AD this monumental structure is still standing as a museum, see the outstanding tile work of The Blue Mosque. The Grand Bazaar is a wonderful marketplace is a kaleidoscope, of colourful lamps & spices. Descend below ground to see the mysterious Basilica Cistern, the cities ancient reservoir.
Day 18: Volos, Greece
This modern-day city, built near the site of ancient Iolcos, dominates the region of Magnesia from its position at the foot of Mount Pelion overlooking the Pagasetic Gulf.
Day 19: Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Welcome to Piraeus, the port city of Athens. It is the oldest city in Greece, a guaranteed highlight is the mystical Acropolis, perched high in the hills. Just because this city is vintage don’t think that you’ll be stuck in the past – it is juxtaposed against a modern city filled with shopping, restaurants, culture and beautiful art.
Disembark your cruise and make your own way to Athens International Airport for your return flight home.
Having recently undergone a grand refurbishment, the Norwegian Star has it all. Tantalise your taste buds as you make your way around the 15 delectable dining options, sip specialty cocktails at your choice of 10 bars and lounges, get your hit of R&R at the world-class spa or experience the thrilling casino like a VIP. On the plush Norwegian Star, indulge in optional first-rate accommodation features such as dedicated concierge and butler services; a luxury bath and shower; private balcony; lavish living and dining rooms; minibar; and a whirlpool hot tub! Whether you want to encounter outstanding live entertainment, hit up the epic sports centre, or soak your way to renewal at the Thermal Spa Suite, the Norwegian Star is the ship for you.
Travel based on Cruise Departure 5 November 2022
Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations.
Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Accommodation is subject to change and availability.
Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur. ^Flexible Booking Conditions: At any time prior to the due date of your second deposit, you have the option to: 1. Change your departure dates OR 2. Cancel your booking, in which case My Cruises will hold all funds paid in the form of a credit; which can used for a future booking with My Cruises. Changes made after the second deposit payment are subject to standard cancellation terms & conditions. Departure date changes are subject to availability & blackout dates. No refund will be given if you are not able to change your departure date as a result of alternate dates not being available. Your My Cruises Specialist will provide further details at time of booking. Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Please note – onboard benefits valued at has been converted into Australian Dollars from the onboard currency. Details of the onboard currency can be provided by your consultant at the time of enquiry.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.
Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.
Please note that a majority of US based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.
Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.
All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.
Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.
China, Russia, India, Canada and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.
For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.
** Low Deposit Policy
A second deposit (part payment) will be required/date & amount will be supplied by the consultant at time of booking.
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