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Day 2: Barcelona. Arrive in Barcelona, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. After arrival formalities, transfer to your centrally located hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. AC Diplomatic or similar
Day 3: Barcelona. Enjoy the morning at leisure. Take the time see the unique Sagrada Familia Church, designed by Gaudí, and stroll on Las Ramblas. In the afternoon, transfer to port for embarkation, and 5pm sailing. MS Eurodam Breakfast & dinner provided.
Day 4: Monte Carlo, Monaco. This morning, arrive in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The principality of Monaco reflects the essence of the Riviera, with grand yachts, high fashion, exciting night life, and the famous Casinos. The ship will be in port from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.
Day 5: Portofino, Italy. This morning, arrive in Santa Margherita Ligure (Portofino), Italy, located on the stunning Ligurian coast. You can explore the castle built in the 16th century as defense against pirates and enjoy the views from the Portofino Lighthouse. The ship will be in port from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.
Day 6: Rome, Italy. This morning, arrive in Civitavecchia, near Rome. Spend the day seeing the highlights of the eternal city such as the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica, the Colosseum, and the famous Spanish Steps. The ship will be in port from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.
Day 7: Trapani, Sicily. Arrive in Trapani, Sicily, an ancient city on the west coast of Sicily. Explore the hill-top medieval town of Erice and the ruins at Selinunte. The ship will be in port from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.
Day 8: La Goulette, Tunisia. This morning, arrive at La Goulette, Tunisia, located near Tunis, the capital city, and ancient Carthage, once a glorious rival of Rome. The ship will be in port from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.
Day 9: At sea. Take advantage of all of the fantastic facilities that your ship has to offer. Work out in the fitness room, take a yoga class, pamper yourself with massage and spa treatments, play a game of tennis, or treat yourself to fabulous meals and entertainment. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.
Day 10: Barcelona. Your cruise comes to an end, as you disembark at 7:00 am. Transfer to your hotel, and enjoy the balance of the day at leisure in the marvelous city of Barcelona. AC Diplomatic or similar Breakfast provided.
Day 11: Barcelona/USA. Today you'll be escorted to the airport and bid farewell to Barcelona as you board your return flight. Your journey comes to an end as you arrive in the USA later today. Breakfast provided.
There's much more to your cruise than just the itinerary above. You can select from a wide variety of optional shore excursions in each port of call (conditions permitting) to enhance and customize your vacation.
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