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Ionic Italy With The Venice Carnival - L2204SN Balmoral departing 15 Feb 2022

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Balmoral
  • Small-ship cruising
  • Drinks packages available
  • Hand-crafted itineraries
Ship
Cruise Line
Embark
15 Feb 2022
Duration
28 Nights
From / To
Southampton / Newcastle upon Tyne
Ports of call
Southampton - Gibraltar, Spain - Valletta - Dubrovnik - Split
Rating

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Itinerary

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Date Date
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Date 15/02/2022
Location Southampton
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Southampton offers fast and efficient check-in areas, spacious departure lounges with seating areas, café-bars and smart washrooms. If you wish to travel by car and park for the duration of your cruise, you can pay for and reserve parking in advance directly with the relevant company. Alternatively, if being dropped off or collected by taxi or private car, they can drive right up alongside the terminal building.

Date 16/02/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 17/02/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 18/02/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 19/02/2022
Location Gibraltar, Spain
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Dominated by ‘the Rock’, a towering 1, 396 ft sentinel that guards the Straits, the Arabs’ Gebel el Tarik or Tarik’s Rock is today simply ‘Gib’. Resolutely British for nearly 300 years, its unique setting unites the oddly familiar – from the helmeted policemen to Marks & Spencer – with an extrovert Mediterranean mood. Test the shops and pubs in Main Street and Irish Town, take a cable-car ride to enjoy the grandstand views to a nearby Africa, and of course make a call on those Barbary apes!

Date 20/02/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 21/02/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 22/02/2022
Location Valletta
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Strategically situated midway between Sicily and North Africa, Malta is in every sense a Mediterranean crossroads – a tiny island with an epic and heroic history in which invasion and siege have seen the influence Romans, Phoenicians, Greeks, Arabs, Normans, Crusaders and, of course, Britain all leave an enduring mark upon its cultural heritage. The16th century walled capital of Valletta with its Grand Harbour is a treasure-chest bristling with Baroque architecture, its narrow streets a tempting honeycomb of colourful shops and stalls.

Date 23/02/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 24/02/2022
Location Dubrovnik
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There’s no mistaking the past wealth and proud spirit of this ‘Jewel of the Adriatic’, perched on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast. An independent city-state for 600 years until conquered by Napoleon, Dubrovnik survives, despite recent events, as one of Europe’s best preserved medieval cities – a timeless architectural showpiece, whose graceful churches and cloisters, palaces and fountains, mellow Baroque facades and encircling ancient walls, all seem more stage set than reality.

Date 25/02/2022
Location Split
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In the heart of Dalmatia, the largest Croatian city on the Adriatic coast dates back to the days of Diocletian. The old town is built around the harbour and much of the old city remains to this day. A visit to the Roman Palace of Emperor Diocletian is well worth a visit. Other notable site include the cathedral; the Temple of Jupiter; the Golden Gate; the Silver Gate; and Peristyle Square.

Date 26/02/2022
Location Zadar
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The walled port of Zadar lies on the dramatic northern Dalmatian coast. Located between Rijeka and Split, it is quieter than its neighbouring resorts on the south coast and rich in history and natural beauty.

The capital of Dalmatia for many centuries, Zadar has an old network of narrow streets in which you can lose yourself marvelling at the roman ruins and Romanesque churches. The Zadar region oozes natural beauty and boasts 200 hidden islands and islets, bays and isthmuses that create an opportunity for all types of water sport activities.

Exploration of the archipelago is a must and a short boat ride will take you to the islands of Dugi Otok, Pašman and Ugljan.

If you want to explore further afield, Zadar is also the perfect base from which you can explore this part of Croatia and especially its national parks. It’s barely an hour from Krka National Park for some swimming and walking or Paklenica National Park if you fancy a spot of hiking or rock climbing.

Date 27/02/2022
Location Venice
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A collection of mud banks transformed by early merchants into a commercial and cultural powerhouse, Venice remains a city unrivalled in its marriage of serenity and spectacle, legend and romance. You won’t see all of its 118 islands, 177 canals and 450 bridges, but even the briefest encounter with the haunting mood, ancient canals, radiant light and vibrant Byzantine and Renaissance inheritance of La Serenissima’s showcase of art and architecture will beguile the eye and heart alike!

Date 28/02/2022
Location Venice
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A collection of mud banks transformed by early merchants into a commercial and cultural powerhouse, Venice remains a city unrivalled in its marriage of serenity and spectacle, legend and romance. You won’t see all of its 118 islands, 177 canals and 450 bridges, but even the briefest encounter with the haunting mood, ancient canals, radiant light and vibrant Byzantine and Renaissance inheritance of La Serenissima’s showcase of art and architecture will beguile the eye and heart alike!

Date 01/03/2022
Location Venice
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A collection of mud banks transformed by early merchants into a commercial and cultural powerhouse, Venice remains a city unrivalled in its marriage of serenity and spectacle, legend and romance. You won’t see all of its 118 islands, 177 canals and 450 bridges, but even the briefest encounter with the haunting mood, ancient canals, radiant light and vibrant Byzantine and Renaissance inheritance of La Serenissima’s showcase of art and architecture will beguile the eye and heart alike!

Date 02/03/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 03/03/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 04/03/2022
Location Naples
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Italy’s third largest city is as exuberant as it is rich in history. Naples is the gateway to exploring some of Italy’s richest sightseeing treasures like Pompeii and Heraculem, where the ancient Roman ruins stand preserved to this day courtesy of the ashes of nearby Mount Vesuvius. Or the fabled city of Sorrento whose vitality is only matched by the splendour of its coastal setting. Quintessentially Italian the resort is a bustling maze of shops, boutiques and open-air cafes. Capri and the picturesque villages of the Amalfi coast will all compete for your time.

Date 05/03/2022
Location Rome (Civitavecchia)
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Gateway to Rome – Italy’s Eternal City, living monument to a 3,000-year history that has shaped the civilisation of our western world. From the Colosseum and Forum of Ancient Rome to the city’s great masterpieces of renaissance and Baroque art and architecture, the emblems of past grandeur provide a backdrop for the elegant designer boutiques, pavement cafes, inviting trattorie and countless sophisticated pleasures of today’s vibrant capital.

Date 06/03/2022
Location Livorno (Florence/Pisa/Tuscany)
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From this Ligurian port you can visit Pisa, to see the 11th century Duomo cathedral and world-famous Leaning Tower. Visiting the legendary Florence is also possible. This Renaissance city of the Medici grand dukes, where the peerless art treasures of the Uffizi and a majestic prospect of domes, towers and spires are framed by the distant Tuscan hills.

Date 07/03/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 08/03/2022
Location Cartagena (Spain)
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Today Spain’s major commercial port and naval base, Cartagena lies on the coast of Murcia, its great indented bay guarded by rocky promontories, each topped by a fort. Founded in 221 BC by Hasdrubal, leader of the Carthaginians (hence the name) from North Africa, it has a fascinating history – and as Nova Carthage was long the Romans’ principal settlement in their Iberian stronghold. Attractive promenades extend along the harbour, while to the northeast is the famous beach and watersports resort area of the lagoon-like Mar Menor.

Date 09/03/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 10/03/2022
Location Lisbon
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It was from historic Lisbon, built on seven low hills beside the wide Tagus estuary, that some of Europe’s greatest explorers set sail in pursuit of the riches that built Portugal’s former global empire in the New World, Africa and the Indies. Memories of that glorious past linger amid the grand avenues and elegant squares of the attractive capital’s 18th century lower town – a vivid contrast with the colourful honeycomb of cobbled streets in the old Moorish Alfama quarter and the bohemian mood of the hilly Bairro Alto.

Date 11/03/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 12/03/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 13/03/2022
Location Southampton
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Southampton offers fast and efficient check-in areas, spacious departure lounges with seating areas, café-bars and smart washrooms. If you wish to travel by car and park for the duration of your cruise, you can pay for and reserve parking in advance directly with the relevant company. Alternatively, if being dropped off or collected by taxi or private car, they can drive right up alongside the terminal building.

Date 14/03/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 15/03/2022
Location Newcastle upon Tyne
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The cruise terminal in Newcastle offers fast and efficient check-in areas, a spacious departure lounge with seating areas, a café-bar and smart washrooms all resulting in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. If you wish to travel by car and park for the duration of your cruise, no pre-booking is required.

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