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Cruise Club Giveaway may 2022
Valued at $15,000

One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
7
Nights
Days at Sea
0
Sea Days
Ports
6
Ports
Countries Visted
3
Countries

Congratulations Jennifer Best!

Winner of May's $15,000 Viking cruise giveaway!

Win a Viking ocean cruise exploring the Iconic Western Mediterranean

Draw No. 9     Opens: 1 May 2022    Closes: 31 May 2022    Drawn: 7 Jun 2022

Cruise Details:

Departure: 19 November 2022
Nights: 7 nights
Departs: Barcelona
Returns: Rome (Civitavecchia)

As 'The Thinking Person's Cruise', a voyage with Viking is destination focused, culturally enriching and carefully curated. Your journey starts the moment you land in Barcelona, with a private transfer collecting you from the airport and taking you to your 5 star hotel in central Barcelona for a night to settle in.  Explore the sights, sounds and smells of the city as you roam through local streets, or spend the afternoon exploring the many museums and galleries.

Includes:

Viking explores the Iconic Western Mediterranean
11 nights Best of the Western Med
Begin 18 November 2022 in Barcelona

  • 1 night in a 5 star hotel in Barcelona
  • Airport - hotel - port private vehicle transfers
  • 7 nights cruise on Viking Sea in a Verandah Stateroom
  • 3 nights in a 5 star hotel in Rome
  • Port - hotel - airport private vehicle transfers
  • Pompei, Amalfi Coast & Positano Guided Small group tour from Rome

Cruise includes:

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Alternative restaurant dining at no extra charge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Access to top-rated spa & state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Self-service launderettes
  • Port taxes & fees
  • No kids, no casinos, just grown up experiences

The following day you will be collected from your hotel and driven by private transfer to the port where you will board Viking Sea.  As with all Viking vessels, you will enjoy all inclusive luxury onboard modern ships, with no children or casinos onboard.  Your first night is spent still in the port of Barcelona, allowing you time to continue your exploration of Barcelona until 6pm the following evening.  You may wish to just relax onboard in the first 36 hours, or come back just for meals or to sleep - the choice is yours.

Days 3, 4 and 5 are spent sailing the French Riviera, with full days spent in  Sete, Marseille and Villefranche.  You will enjoy a complimentary shore excursion with Viking in each port with a focus on the regions' culture, history, art, music, literature or cuisine.

Days 6 and 7 are spent enjoying an overnight in Livorno, giving you time to visit Florence, Pisa, Tuscany or Cinque Terre.  

Your final day onboard will have you disembarking in Rome, where you will be met by a private transfer to another 5 star hotel in Rome.  Your three night post-cruise stay includes a full day tour to Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast & Positano with a small group, as well as 2 days at leisure to enjoy Rome your own way.

On your final day you will again have a private transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Iconic Western Mediterranean

Ports of call

To find out more about the itinerary for this cruise, select the itinerary items below.

Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
1 Saturday, November 19, 2022 Barcelona, Spain Embark 12:00 AM
View of Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, located in Catalonia Spain, is Europe's largest metropolis on the Mediterranean coast, and one of the world’s major global cities. Today, Barcelona balances itself on the cutting edge of architecture, intellectual life, and style. Indeed Barcelona won the 1999 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for its architecture, the first time that the winner has been a city, and not an individual architect. The ‘Gothic Quarter’ is the centre of the old city of Barcelona, where many of the buildings date as far back as the Roman settlement. Read more about Barcelona, Spain

2 Sunday, November 20, 2022 Barcelona, Spain 12:00 AM 6:00 PM
View of Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, located in Catalonia Spain, is Europe's largest metropolis on the Mediterranean coast, and one of the world’s major global cities. Today, Barcelona balances itself on the cutting edge of architecture, intellectual life, and style. Indeed Barcelona won the 1999 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for its architecture, the first time that the winner has been a city, and not an individual architect. The ‘Gothic Quarter’ is the centre of the old city of Barcelona, where many of the buildings date as far back as the Roman settlement. Read more about Barcelona, Spain

3 Monday, November 21, 2022 Sete, France 8:00 AM 9:00 PM
View of Sete, France

Sète is the most fascinating small town on the French Mediterranean coast precisely because it doesn't go out of its way to be charming. The town encircles a lone hill, the Mont St-Clair, on the otherwise flat Languedoc coast. With the sea out front, and backed by the salt water Thau lagoon - colonised by oyster and mussel beds - and the two joined by a series of canals, Sète is all but an island. The canals define the town and many townsfolk have their own little boats to take them shopping, while anglers line the banks. Read more about Sete, France

4 Tuesday, November 22, 2022 Marseille, France 7:30 AM 6:00 PM
View of Marseille, France

Located on the SE coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Marseille is France's largest commercial port, and is also the largest French city on the Mediterranean coast. It serves as a gateway to the lush fertile region of Provence and all its cultural contributions to gastronomic excellence, impressionistic art, and ancient architecture. This cosmopolitan city with 300 days of sunshine a year, clear blue skies and the down-to-earth warmth of its residents, boasts a trading history that goes back more than 2,500 years. It is renowned for its beaches, a wide range of water sports, and particularly teaching scuba diving. Read more about Marseille, France

5 Wednesday, November 23, 2022 Villefranche, France 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
View of Villefranche, France

Villefranche, aka Villefranche-sur-Mer, is a Mediterranean port in the Côte d'Azur region of the French Riviera. It is located about 6 km E of the city of Nice and 10 km SW of Monaco in one of the deepest natural harbours of any port in the Mediterranean Sea, and provides a safe anchorage for large ships. It is built on terraced hills that offer delightful views of the Mediterranean and the surrounding area. Visitors are met with a view of the massive wall and citadel, a fortress built in the 16th C but that now houses the Town Hall and three museums. Read more about Villefranche, France

6 Thursday, November 24, 2022 Livorno, Italy 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
View of Livorno, Italy

Livorno is the third largest port on the west coast of Italy, and is well known for supporting cruise ship tourism to Florence, the Tower of Pisa, the hill towns of Tuscany, Cinque Terre with its enchanting villages, and the Chianti wine region, generally with time allowed for visiting some famous outlet stores of famous fashion houses. However the port of Livorno itself has a lot to offer visitors. Criss-crossed by Medicean canals that are still navigable, and with its port overlooked by towers and fortresses, this well-planned city is most appealing. In or out of town, you are sure to have a wonderful time. Read more about Livorno, Italy

7 Friday, November 25, 2022 Livorno, Italy 12:00 AM 6:00 PM
View of Livorno, Italy

Livorno is the third largest port on the west coast of Italy, and is well known for supporting cruise ship tourism to Florence, the Tower of Pisa, the hill towns of Tuscany, Cinque Terre with its enchanting villages, and the Chianti wine region, generally with time allowed for visiting some famous outlet stores of famous fashion houses. However the port of Livorno itself has a lot to offer visitors. Criss-crossed by Medicean canals that are still navigable, and with its port overlooked by towers and fortresses, this well-planned city is most appealing. In or out of town, you are sure to have a wonderful time. Read more about Livorno, Italy

8 Saturday, November 26, 2022 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 5:00 AM Disembark
View of Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Rome, the capital, and largest city of Italy, is full of unending possibilities. It can be reached from the port of Civitavecchia in approximately ninety minutes either by train or coach. Rome greets visitors with a multitude of faces, such as the Ancient City with ruins like: the Colosseum; the seven hills; the Roman Forum; and the Sacred Way, the path used for triumphal processions. There is Renaissance Rome, full of winding streets and sun-dappled piazzas, and the Vatican, home to the Pope. Read more about Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy