17 NIGHT MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE
P&O Aurora 4th July 2022
Join the Aurora in Southampton on this magical 17 night cruise to the Mediterranean with ports of call at: (2 days at sea), Cadiz, At Sea, Cagliari, Naples, Sicily, At Sea, Elba, Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Toulon, Barcelona, At Sea, Ceuta, (2 days at sea), Southampton (UK)
||Board your ship between 12 noon and 3 p.m.
|17 Night Cruise
|On Board Gratuity
YOUR HOLIDAY HOME AT SEA
This beautiful and elegant ship is one of the largest in the P&O fleet and has all the hallmarks of conventional cruising with lots of exciting modern additions. If your looking for a romantic cruise holiday you will appreciate The Retreat, a no children private spa terrace with secluded cabanas and moonlit treatments. With her superb facilities and activities, including four fantastic kids’ clubs, make her a popular choice for families. Single passengers can benefit from special cabins with no supplements incurred. The exclusive dining options on board are sure to impress, as is the delightfully chic central atrium with enticing shops, art gallery and library.
Facilities on board
- Two main formal restaurants, specialty Indian Restaurant and wine bar, several casual eateries.
- Four pools, including one for children
- Luxurious adult Retreat.
- Two-tier main theater, show lounges and live entertainment bars.
- Three dance lounges.
- Outdoor cinema screen
- Tonnage 115,000
- Passenger capacity 3,096
- Total Crew 1,239
- Total Cabins 1,557
- Decks 14
Day 1:Southampton (UK) Embark your ship P&O Azura
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Cadiz
Positioned on a narrow spit of land jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, Cadiz has been the home of the Spanish navy since the 18th century. Founded 3000 years ago by the Phoenicians, Cadiz is the oldest city in Western Europe. The beautiful Gothic Cathedral of La Giralda can be found in the Jewish quarter of Santa Cruz which is renowned for its array of whitewashed house and scented Bougainvillea.
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Cagliari
Cagliari. On the beautiful Island of Sardinia, Cagliari will enchant you with its gorgeous expansive beaches at Poetto. Take in the views at the aptly named Gulf of Angels or visit the stunning 2nd century Roman amphitheatre before heading to the one of the restaurants for traditional Sardinian food that is freshly prepared and beautifully presented.
Day 7: Naples
Naples. Under the shadow of the mighty Vesuvius, Naples is best known for its cache of medieval and Baroque architecture, and as the birthplace of the pizza. With Pompeii on its doorstep and as many churches as Rome, there’s a lot to see in this city on the romantic Bay of Naples. Sip a glass of Lacryma Christi wine from the slopes of Vesuvius or shop on Via San Gregorio Armeno. Or simply relax with a Margarita pizza at one of the many piazza café.
Day 8: Sicily
Sicily is an island blessed with incredible beaches and ancient hilltop villages with views of the infamous Mount Etna. As well as being known for its beaches and active volcano, Sicily has some ancient architecture including the Norman Cattedrale and the Palazzo Reale, a former royal palace. The classical ruins at Tindari and ancient city of Taormina are worth a visit for an insight into Sicily’s history and culture.
Day 9: At Sea
Day 10: Elba
Elba is a lush island blanketed with green hills and colourful wildflowers. Take to the waters to explore the rugged coastline, and zig-zag your way through historic towns pausing to sample some of Italy’s most succulent seafood. Visit Villa dei Mulini, Napoleon’s home while he was emperor of this small isle or the Parco Nazionale Archipelago Toscano Europe’s largest marine protected area.
Day 11: Livorno
Livorno.is claimed to be the cradle of the Renaissance and is home to the Uffizi Gallery which is only rivaled by the Louvre for its collection of Renaissance masterpieces. You can also make your way to the world-famous tower of Pisa which took over 177 years to build and has been leaning since construction began in 1173.
Day 12: Toulon
Toulon is not at the top of most tourists “must see” lists. Thankfully this allows you to wander crowd free. Take a walk through the cobbled street of its lovely old town surrounded by Mont Faron or gaze across the Mediterranean from the magnificent harbour, built entirely by mother nature. Don’t miss a visit to Aix, the city of a thousand fountains, one of the ‘jewels’ of Provence.
Day 13: Barcelona
Barcelona combines everything that is most charming about Mediterranean cities – a relaxed pace, months of endless sunshine, unbeatable food – with the cultural and design sophistication of almost any city in the northern hemisphere. Its patchwork of architectural styles displays dark, Gothic façades next to the harlequin buildings of the Modernistas and the skyline-piercing constructions of Jean Nouvel or Herzog and de Meuron, and a day spent admiring them can be topped off with a sun-downer on one of the city’s seven beaches before dinner at any number of Michelin-starred gastronomic temples or humble, family-run tapas bars.
Day 14: At Sea
Day 15: Cauta
The tiny Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla sit on the northern shores of Morocco’s Mediterranean coast. Together they form the European Union’s only land borders with Africa.
Day 16: At Sea
Day 17: At Sea
Day 18: Southampton (UK)
Disembark your ship – P&O Aurora