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    Route to the Balkans
    11 days | 10 nights
    From $5,640* pp
    Internet, shore excursions, beverage package, pre-paid gratuities and exclusive shipboard credit^
    In addition to Italy and Greece, both of which have territory on the Balkan Peninsula, you’ll visit wonderful Montenegro and Croatia, where the first hints of Eastern culture start to blend with European.
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    • 10 night cruise from Monte Carlo to Venice aboard Sirena in a Deluxe Ocean View stateroom
    • All meals including speciality restaurants
    • Unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, coffee, tea and juice
    • Shuttle service from ship to city centre in many ports of call – a daily value of up to US$50 per guest
    • 24-hour room service dining
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    Your OLife Ultimate offers include:

    • Free internet
    • 6 shore excursions
    • House beverage package
    • US$600 shipboard credit
    • Pre-paid gratuities

    + Receive an exclusive US$100*per stateroom shipboard credit

    Valid for travel
    9 Aug 2020, subject to availability.
    Offer expires
    30 Sep 2019 unless sold prior


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    Day 1

    Monte Carlo, Monaco

    Drive along the famous Grand Corniche with its stunning views of Monaco and the Old City; then stroll through this marvellous quarter and its pink Grimaldi Palace. And don’t forget the Casino. Explore the wonderful old villages along the Côte d’Azur from Nice to medieval Eze or Cannes, Grasse and lovely St. Paul de Vence – each one a jewel to be savoured.

    Day 2

    Florence/Pisa/Tuscany (Livorno), Italy

    Spend a glorious day amidst the fabled architecture of this Renaissance city. See the Duomo with Brunelleschi’s dome, the famous baptistry, Michelangelo’s magnificent David, the bridge over the Arno and the astonishing Uffizi Gallery. Visit Pisa’s superb Campo dei Miracoli and its beautiful cathedral and famed campanile. Or enjoy the Tuscan countryside, Siena and San Gimignano, renowned for its medieval towers. Shopping: Find leather goods, lingerie, gold jewellery, Florentine mosaic, lace, marbled paper items, antiques and fine art. Dining: Savour the prosciutto, pecorino cheese and infinite varieties of breads, cakes and salamis.

    Day 3

    Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

    Travel to Rome and revel in the magnificent monuments, from the ancient Roman Forum and Coliseum to the splendour of St. Peter’s Basilica with Michelangelo’s Pietà and his breathtaking frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Or enjoy a drive through the lush farmlands of the Roman countryside to lovely medieval Castelgandolfo.

    Day 4

    Amalfi/Positano, Italy

    Visit enchanting Amalfi to admire the 12th century Capuchin monastery and see the beautiful 11th-century cathedral and cloister. Then discover chic Positano with its relaxed, sophisticated air and white Moorish-style houses clinging to steep slopes around a sparkling bay filled with colourful fishing boats.

    Day 5

    Syracuse (Sicily), Italy

    The greatest Greek cities and most beautiful of them all” is how Cicero described Syracuse, once the largest city in the ancient world. Travel back in time on the island of Ortygia, where Syracuse was founded by the Greeks in 734 BC. Nearly 3,000 years later, this UNESCO site is one of Sicily’s greatest archaeological treasures. In between spectacular ancient relics, treat your palate to cheese, olives and cured meats from street vendors or delicious gelato from a gelateria. Looming in the distance is Sicily’s most famous attraction, Mount Etna, which nourishes the rich soils that produce some of the best wines, fruits and nuts in the world.

    Day 6

    Crotone (Calabria), Italy

    A city of soaring castles and scenic coastline, Crotone boasts an eventful history dating to 710 BC. Standing on a promontory overlooking the sea, Capo Colonna Archaeological Park holds some of the most ancient remains, including a column of the temple of Hera Lacinia from the fifth century BC. The town cathedral is notable for its 12th century baptismal font and the icon of the Black Madonna brought from the East when the church was first built. Traverse a narrow strip of land to visit Le Castella, an ancient citadel constructed on a small island, or explore the museum in the imposing 16th century Castle of Charles V.

    Day 7

    Corfu, Greece

    Immerse yourself in this island of glorious scenery and beaches, serene monasteries, beautiful palaces, traditional mountain towns and Corfu’s lovely old Venetian quarter. Or visit the ornate Achilleion Palace, built by Empress Sissi of Austria and filled with dramatic sculptures of the Greek hero Achilles.

    Day 8

    Kotor, Montenegro

    Kotor is a beautiful walled medieval city of twisting, pink-paved streets, markets and architecture reflecting Byzantine to Venetian influences. Stroll through the compact old town, admire the impressive walls and tour the imposing St. Tryphon Cathedral, consecrated in 1166.

    Day 9

    Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Enjoy a walk through this famous walled medieval city and its exquisite Venetian monuments. See the Franciscan monastery and explore the Rector’s Palace and the cathedral. Or explore the countryside with a visit to lovely Cavtat, an enchanting seaside resort that began life as a Greek and then Roman colony. Then visit a local family in a Konavle Valley village and enjoy their hospitality over a traditional welcome of brandy and figs with a serenade by local musicians.

    Day 10

    Venice, Italy

    Savour the majestic beauty of this amazing city as you glide along its canals and under its bridges, opulent palazzi and elegant churches lining the route. Discover Venice’s secret quarters down narrow alleys opening into spacious campos. Admire the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica. Visit lovely Burano and the glass factories on Murano. Or enjoy the scenic countryside with its stunning Palladian villas.

    Day 11

    Venice, Italy

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    * Conditions

    Advertised price is per person twin share and inclusive of fuel costs (subject to change). Prices are correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offer is valid on new bookings only. Advertised price is valid for guests residing in Australia only. Free shipboard credits are in USD per stateroom, based on double occupancy and cannot be redeemed for cash or used for further discount off cruise fare, may be used for onboard services only and any unused credit will be forfeited at the end of the cruise.^OLife Ultimate: shipboard credits and shore excursion are per stateroom, based on double occupancy. Free internet is one per stateroom. All shore excursions must be chosen at least 14 days prior to sailing. OLife Ultimate beverage package amenity is House Select. Offer is not combinable with groups, onboard discount, combo discount, consumer events, single specials, air promotions and covert offerings. Other conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.

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