Royal Caribbean Cruise Line on the
Explorer of the Seas
May 17 - 27, 2020
11 Days / 10 Nights
(Roundtrip from Rome)
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy ~ Sicily (Messina), Italy ~ Chania (Souda), Crete ~ Mykonos, Greece ~ Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey ~ Santorini, Greece ~ Athens (Piraeus), Greece ~ Naples / Capri, Italy ~ Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Discover idyllic beaches and ancient ruins in the birthplace of poetry and art.
Temples, amphitheaters and villages preserved in volcanic ash, digs that are still revealing the mysteries of the past — Greece and the Greek Isles hold history for the ages. Cruise to Greece to enjoy dramatic sunsets across translucent waters while exploring the white cliffs of Milos, or transport yourself to the ancient past at ruins found on nearly every Greek island. The Temple of Aphaia looms over Aegina, while Delos Island hosts the incredible Terrace of the Lions. You'll find the world-famous Acropolis on Rhodes Island and the Akrotiri on Santorini. But don't forget to watch the sun rise over the Aegean while visiting the renowned windmills of Mykonos.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
on the Explorer of the Seas
May 17 to 27, 2020
11 Days / 10 Nights
(Roundtrip from Rome)
Air departs US on May 16th in order to arrive in Rome on May 17th.
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy (Embark) ~ 5:00 PM
The Eternal City endures with endless adventures. Sip a cappuccino in an al fresco cafe and watch the city wake. Peruse ancient artifacts in National Roan Museum and Italian masterworks in Villa Borghese. Or learn about the ancestors of the Romans at the National Etruscan Museum.
Sicily (Messina), Italy ~ 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Messina is the coastal jewel of northern Sicily. Let yourself get a little lost in the city as you wander the streets taking note of the history embedded in its architecture. See the famous Messina Cathedral - its dome has stood since 1551. Stroll among neoclassical and Art Nouveau sculptures at the Camposanto. And check out the Church of the Santissima Annunziata del Catalani, a 12th century church that offers a unique example of Norman architecture, blending Arab byzantine and Roman elements.
Whether you’re craving fresh-rolled sushi at Izumi Japanese Cuisine, rustic Italian eats at Giovanni’s Table, or steakhouse classics at Chops Grille℠ — with options like these, meal time is guaranteed to always be memorable. And after you’ve treated your taste buds, keep the party going with more than fifteen cruise onboard bars, clubs and lounges to choose from. Like classic cocktails at the R Bar, perfectly poured pints at the Crown & Kettle, and late-night dancing at Club Twenty.
Chania (Souda), Crete ~ 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Dating back to Mycenaean times, Chania places you in its deep cultural roots and longstanding traditions. The ancient buildings bear marks of many battles fought here throughout the centuries. Today, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more peaceful spot - pick a shaded spot besides the beach and dip your feet into the Greek sun-kissed waters.
Mykonos, Greece ~ 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Powder white houses, sparkling blue waters, and red-hot nightlife - the Island of the Winds carries you away with colorful upscale adventures. Explore Hora's bougainvillea-laced pathways and see the Folklore Museum's Mykonian ship models. Join the raucous party on the shimmering sands of Super Pradise beach. Or watch the sunset from an open-air taverna - all nestled in the heart of Greece's Cyclades islands.
Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey ~ 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Head straight to the ancient city of Ephesus, a 20-minute drive from the port. Plan your visit based on how much you want to walk and how many sites you want to check out. The House of the Virgin Mary and the Basilica of St. John hold historical import as well as the traditional brick and stone architecture of the ancient near east. And of course, you can see the one remaining column of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Santorini, Greece ~ 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Santorini is one of the world's most popular islands, where adventure bubbles above the Aegean Sea in breathtaking ways. Take a cable car to see Fira's old cathedrals and enthralling museums. Swim in deep blue waters that lap black pebbled beaches. And peel back layers of history in excavated Akrotiri - all while relishing the dramatic scenery of this Cyclades isle.
Athens (Piraeus), Greece ~ 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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.
Slip away to the adults-only indoor and outdoor retreat. The Solarium is your slice of paradise, with soothing whirlpools, warm sunshine and a refreshing water mist.
Naples (Capri), Italy ~ 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The third-largest Italian city and one of the oldest in Europe. Naples combines deep history and modern verve. Check out the extravagant Royal Palace of Naples, the former home of the royal family, with its beautiful tapestries and frescoes. People-watch from a streetside cafe in the Sanita district with a glass of wine and slice of classic margherita pizza. Then, head to Herculaneum to see the ruins left in Vesuvius wake after its historic eruption in 79 A.D.
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy ~ Arrive 5:00 AM
Starting From: $1,485