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Departs Civitavecchia
On 28 Jun 2021
For 12 nights
To Europe-Mediterranean
With Princess Cruises
On Board Pacific Princess
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Date Port Arrive Depart
28 Jun 21 Rome (Civitavecchia) 18:00
29 Jun 21 Portofino 08:00 18:00
30 Jun 21 Monte Carlo 07:00 18:00
01 Jul 21 At Sea 09:00 18:00
02 Jul 21 Valletta
03 Jul 21 Giardini Naxos 08:00 18:00
04 Jul 21 At Sea
05 Jul 21 Kotor 08:00 18:00
06 Jul 21 Split 08:00 17:00
07 Jul 21 Rijeka, Croatia 08:00 18:00
08 Jul 21 Ljubljana 07:00 18:00
09 Jul 21 Venice 08:00
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Pacific Princess
While Pacific Princess features space onboard for just 680 guests, she doesn’t skimp on amenities. As one of the Small Ships of Princess, this intimate ship offers two incredible specialty restaura.. Read more
12 night cruise sailing from Rome (Civitavecchia) aboard the Pacific Princess
Visit Portofino, Monte Carlo, Malta (La Valletta), Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Kotor, Split, Rijeka, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Koper) and Venice.

Civitavecchia

Your gateway to the Eternal City, Civitavecchia has served as Rome's seaport since the 13th century. The port has a long and venerable history. The emperor Trajan built a pleasure villa near the modern city, while Bernini and Michelangelo designed the harbor fortifications. Yet the Eternal City eternally beckons. The ancient capital of the Western World and the center of Christianity for nearly 2,000 years, Rome provides an inexhaustible feast. Visit the ruins of the Forum, view the splendors of the Sistine Chapel, or climb the Spanish Steps, once the heart of Rome's Bohemian Quarter. Rome has been a magnet luring the world's greatest artists, architects, and philosophers since the days of the Caesars.

Portofino

Portofino and the small fishing ports of the Ligurian Coast are worthy rivals to St. Tropez and the French Riviera. Stroll seaside promenades lined with palm trees or climb narrow alleys lined with towering, pastel-painted houses. Secluded coves, promontories crowned with medieval churches, fine beaches - Portofino and the Ligurian Riviera offer some of the finest scenery in all Italy. Portofino has been a popular winter resort since the 19th century, when the railway first connected the small fishing ports of the Italian Riviera with Genoa. Note: Portofino is an anchorage port - guests transfer to shore via ship's tender.

Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo is the playground of the rich and famous. Sleek yachts grace the harbor. Boutiques offer the latest fashions from the most prestigious couturiers in Europe. Cafés, cabarets and the elegant Casino throb with nightlife. Monte Carlo is also the modern district of the principality of Monaco. This Xanadu sits on a promontory above the old port of Monaco and its dazzling harbor. Monte Carlo sprang to life with the opening of the Casino, designed by Charles Garnier, whose credits include the Paris Opera. Monte Carlo lies at the heart of the Riviera. Stunning scenery and charming seaside resorts are to be found in either direction along the Golden Corniche.

Valletta

Malta is the largest in a group of seven islands that occupy a strategic position between Europe and Africa. The island's history is long and turbulent. Everyone from the Normans to the Nazis have vied for control of this small, honey-colored rock. For centuries the island was the possession of the knightly Order of St. John - the Knights Hospitaller. Valletta, Malta's current capital, was planned by the Order's Grandmaster Jean de la Valette to secure the island's eastern coast from Turk incursions. Founded in 1566, Valletta's bustling streets are lined with superb Baroque buildings and churches. Malta has a long history: the megalithic stone temples at Gozo may be the oldest freestanding structures on Earth. Malta has two official languages, Maltese (constitutionally the national language) and English. Malta was admitted to the European Union in 2004 and in 2008 became part of the eurozone.

Kotor

Kotor lies at the head of Boka Bay. Bordered by towering limestone cliffs, the winding bay is actually Southern Europe's longest and most dramatic fjord. The port itself is a medieval gem: its narrow, asymmetrical streets are lined with ancient stone houses, old palaces, and churches dating from the 12th century. Kotor is also your gateway to the cultural and scenic wonders of Montenegro, from the old royal capital at Cetinje to the marshes and wildlife of Lake Skadar National Park. Kotor is renowned for its nightlife: the streets of the old port are lined with pubs, taverns and cafés. The city is also host to a renowned summer carnival. Kotor is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship's tender.

Split

Pine-clad hills, secluded coves, beaches - Split and the Dalmatian Riviera have been premier destinations on the Adriatic since the days of the Roman emperors. In fact, medieval Split was built within and around the palace complex built for the emperor Diocletian in his retirement. (The complex included both a villa and a castrum - a Roman camp capable of garrisoning three legions!) The charms that soothed an emperor are still evident today. The Dalmatian Riviera offers the traveler a heady blend of natural beauty and fascinating cultural sites.

Rijeka

Croatia's third-largest city is an ancient port town with a turbulent past. The Liburnians, Celts, Romans, Ostrogoths, and Byzantines, just to name a few, attacked and occupied Rijeka until the Habsburgs' reign began in the 15th century and ended 450 years later. Often considered the gateway to other Croatian cities, Rijeka makes for an intriguing visit. Much of the city's splendor is contained within the old town, replete with ornate Austro-Hungarian buildings. With its Roman walls, medieval churches, and the hilltop Trsat Castle, a 13th-century fortress offering 360-degree views of the city, there is much to see and enjoy. A stroll down the pedestrian promenade, the "Korzo," is the perfect opportunity to window shop in its charming boutiques or people-watch at a café. You'll also find a treasure trove of heritage sites, including the City Tower, which boasts four clocks. The beautiful and octagonal Church of St. Vitus and the Venetian-inspired National Theater can also be seen on a walking tour. Rijeka is also a thoroughly modern city with landscaped gardens, museums, and a burgeoning restaurant scene.

Ljubljana

Slovenia's largest port possesses a long and colorful history. Over the course of two millennia, the city has been ruled by the Roman Empire, the Republic of Venice, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Italy and Yugoslavia. Koper's history has been well-preserved in its city center, which boasts well-preserved medieval squares, a 15th century Venetian palace and Slovenia's largest cathedral. Koper is also your gateway to Slovenia proper. Ljubljana, the nation's capital, is a mere 90-minute drive away. The political and cultural heart of Slovenia, Ljubljana is a graceful city of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture and bridges. The region surrounding Koper is also home to Slovenia's largest cave and the Lipica Stud Farm, home of the legendary Lipizzaner horses. Slovenia is a seismically active country. In 1511 and 1895, Ljubljana was devastated by massive earthquakes. Rebuilding resulted in the city's distinctive architecture.

Venice

Rising from the waters of the Laguna Veneta, Venice has long - and rightly - been regarded as one of the world's most beautiful cities. Napoleon, who had an eye for acquisitions, once described St. Mark's Square as the finest drawing room in Europe. Certainly, no other site can quite match its superb campanile, Doge's Palace and recumbent lions. Just over two miles in length, the Grand Canal is lined with stunning buildings that reflect the city's unique heritage. Cruise through its winding canals on a gondola or watch the bronze Moors on the clock tower strike the passing hours as they have for 500 years - Venice is an unparalleled experience. The city began life as a refuge from barbarian invasions. By the Crusades, Venice's dominion extended throughout the Adriatic and Mediterranean. The winged lion - symbol of St. Mark - flew over palaces and fortresses from Gibraltar to the Black Sea.
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Princess Cruises

On Princess Cruises, adventure meets elegance, class and style. With luxurious onboard amenities and a variety of exotic and exciting destinations, a Princess cruise is great for a holiday with friends, a family cruise or a romantic retreat. Princess Cruises’ promises to make sure you have a relaxed and revitalising retreat at sea. They can enjoy wine by the glass and live entertainment in the Piazza, and Italian-inspired atrium, or unwind in the adults-only Sanctuary, where you are pampered with massages, soothing music and spa refreshments. You can catch a movie on the deck with Princess Cruises’ signature Movies Under the Stars, or order room service and watch the sunset from their private balcony.

For close to home cruises, there are over 45 different options for Princess Cruises through Australia and New Zealand, with highlights including Fjordland National Park and the Great Barrier Reef. Princess Cruises also travels through Europe with several major itineraries to cater for all tastes, from Mediterranean and Greek Isles to journeys through the Holy Land, Scandinavia, Russia or the British Isles. You can also cruise through Alaska’s Glacier Bay, or see the China’s Great Wall on a journey through Africa, India and Asia, or you can cruise to Mexico, the Panama Canal or South America. Princess Cruises pride themselves as the “Destination Experts”, and with so many options available, you can see why.

Dining

Variety is the spice of life, and on a Princess cruise there is plenty of spice to enhance your dining experiences. In the main dining room, choose between Traditional Dining (with a fixed time and seating), or Anytime Dining (dine when and with whom you want). There are also several speciality restaurants on every ship, such as Sabatini’s Italian cuisine, or The Crown Grill serving premium beef. For something a little more casual, visit the International Café, for fresh-baked pastries and gelato. And, for something extra special, have a multi-course dinner served to you on your balcony with the Ultimate Balcony Dining option.

Kids

Princess Cruises caters for children aged three to 17, with many exciting onboard activities. The onboard Youth Centres and Teen Lounges are staffed by experienced counsellors, who aim to keep the younger cruises happy all day long. Kids can indulge in art projects, the latest movie releases, pizza parties, talent shows, kids-only dinners, sports tournaments and much more. “Princess Pelicans” and “Shockwaves” are the centres that cater for children aged three to seven, and eight to 12 respectively. Teenagers aged 13 – 17 can escape their parents in the Teens-only exclusive lounges.

Pacific Princess

While Pacific Princess features space onboard for just 680 guests, she doesn’t skimp on amenities. As one of the Small Ships of Princess, this intimate ship offers two incredible specialty restaurants onboard, Sterling SteakhouseSM and Sabatini’sSM, both with great tasting food to enhance your night out. In the main dining rooms, Traditional Dining offers an authentic cruising experience where the same friendly waitstaff serve you each night as you get to know your fellow tablemates.

Facilities

Spa, Whirlpool, Lotus Spa, Pacific Lounge,

Outdoor Pool, Library, Card Room, Shuffle Board,

Lounge, 24-hour Room Service, Pizzeria, Sabatini’s Italian restaurant, Wine bar, Sterling Steakhouse, BBQ, Club Restaurant, Club Bar, Panorama buffet,

Gym, Jogging Track, Sports Court,

Boutique, Future Cruise Sales, ScholarShip@Sea, Art Gallery, Observation Lounge,

Dance Club, Show Lounges, Dance Floor, Cabaret Lounge, Pacific Lounge,

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