Travel to Italy encased in absolute luxury, enjoying sumptuous cuisine and refined entertainment during a journey you’ll remember forever. A sequence of unforgettable moments, barely changed by time, make this voyage one of the world’s finest travel experiences.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express - 1 night hotel stay in Florence
Disembarking in Venice, you’ll be transferred to the beautiful city of Florence where you’ll enjoy an overnight hotel stay. Stroll down romantic streets, cross the delightfully quirky Ponte Vecchio and marvel at Brunelleschi's red cathedral dome on Piazza del Duomo.
You’ll be transferred to Civitavecchia where you’ll embark Sapphire Princess for your Mediterranean cruise. With a range of dining options and a huge range of entertainment, you can guarantee a cruise holiday of a lifetime on board Sapphire Princess.
Discover a little more of Florence or head to Pisa to see the iconic Leaning tower from the port of Livorno. Explore Pisa’s charming Romanesque buildings, Gothic churches and Renaissance piazzas and its vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Next you’ll head for glamorous Monaco, the world’s second smallest country. Away from the gleaming buildings and super yachts you could head to charming Le Rocher and stroll along the intimate winding lanes of the old town.
A chic and cosmopolitan city, here you could visit Las Ramblas, the walkway at the heart of the city, gaze up at Gaudi’s masterpiece La Sagrada Familia, sample some traditional tapas or feel the sand between your toes on the sun drenched beaches.
Today you can enjoy the facilities on board from rejuvenating spa treatments and the tranquillity of a top-deck retreat reserved just for adults to original musicals, dazzling magic shows, feature films, top comedians and nightclubs to dance the night away.
This island is full of British quirks - afternoon tea, fish and chips and traditional pubs – and has a long and fascinating history due to its strategic position between Africa and Europe. Explore its iconic rock and watch out for the cheeky Barbary macaques.
The pint-sized city of Lisbon is set across seven hills and is easy to explore thanks to a network of traditional trams. With the beach never more than a short drive away, Lisbon is a well-rounded place to enjoy a relaxing break.
Enjoy a relaxing and pampering experience at the Lotus Spa, the perfect way to unwind during a day at sea. The spa offers a range of treatments including acupuncture, La Therapie HydraLift Facials, massages and an Aroma Stone Therapy programme so you can enjoy the most relaxing cruise holiday.
Le Havre (Paris)
Your next stop is Le Havre, the gateway to Paris. Travel by train to the city of light and love. Walk among the gardens of the Champs du Mars and travel up the Eiffel Tower or stroll along the Champs Elysees.
Arriving in Southampton, you’ll disembark Sapphire Princess.