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No-Fly Mediterranean Escape
Includes an Iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Journey
Exclusive to Imagine Cruising - New for 2019
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£3,699pp
Duration
12 nights
Departing
04 Apr 2019

Your Experience:

  • Exclusive 2 day luxury full-board Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train journey from London to Venice
  • 1 night stay at Hotel Montebello Splendid in Florence
  • 10 night full-board cruise on board Sapphire Princess
  • All transfers

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Cruise Code: MED7222 Call: 0800 840 5800
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Prices per person from

Inside
£3,699 pp
Outside
£4,199 pp
Balcony
£4,699 pp
Suite
£5,899 pp

Your Holiday Itinerary

  • Day 1 Venice Simplon-Orient-Express - Embark in London Tour day 1
  • Day 2 Venice Simplon-Orient-Express - Disembark in Venice Tour day 2
  • Day 3 Civitavecchia (Rome) Embark ship
  • Day 4 Livorno (Florence/Pisa)
  • Day 5 Monte Carlo
  • Day 6 Barcelona
  • Day 7 At Sea
  • Day 8 Gibraltar
  • Day 9 Lisbon
  • Days 10 - 11 At Sea
  • Day 12 Le Havre (Paris)
  • Day 13 Southampton (UK) Disembark ship
  • Day 1

    Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

    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.

    On Board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

    Day 1

    Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

    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.

  • Day 2

    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.

    Duomo, Florence

    Day 2

    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.

  • Day 3

    Civitavecchia (Rome)

    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.

    Sapphire Princess

    Day 3

    Civitavecchia (Rome)

    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.

  • Day 4

    Livorno (Florence/Pisa)

    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.

    Leaning Tower of Pisa

    Day 4

    Livorno (Florence/Pisa)

    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.

  • Day 5

    Monte Carlo

    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.

    Sunset in Monte Carlo

    Day 5

    Monte Carlo

    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.

  • Day 6

    Barcelona

    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.

    Park Guell, Barcelona

    Day 6

    Barcelona

    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.

  • Day 7

    At Sea

    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.

    Splash Pool

    Day 7

    At Sea

    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.

  • Day 8

    Gibraltar

    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.

    Rock of Gibraltar

    Day 8

    Gibraltar

    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.

  • Day 9

    Lisbon

    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.

    Portuguese Tram, Lisbon

    Day 9

    Lisbon

    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.

  • Days 10 - 11

    At Sea

    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.

    Lotus Spa

    Day 10

    At Sea

    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.

  • Day 12

    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.

    Eiffel Tower, Paris

    Day 12

    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.

  • Day 13

    Southampton

    Arriving in Southampton, you’ll disembark Sapphire Princess.

    Disembark your Ship

    Day 13

    Southampton

    Arriving in Southampton, you’ll disembark Sapphire Princess.

Sapphire Princess

With such a sparkling array of entertainment venues, great dining options and fantastic activity programmes, there’s no wonder the lovely Sapphire Princess is considered such a gem. This stunning ship is a fabulous choice for those wanting a family cruise holiday of a lifetime to some of the world’s hottest cruise destinations. Yet the elegant and luxurious lounges, beautifully designed public spaces and spacious pool areas also provide the perfect ambience for passengers looking for a more peaceful and romantic getaway. Her welcoming and helpful crew will make sure you enjoy your holiday in just the way you want to on the exciting Sapphire Princess.

Key Facts

Entered service 01/05/2004

Number of Decks 13

Passenger Capacity 2,674

Total Crew 1,238

Number of Cabins 1,337

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins Yes

Number of Pools 4

Number of Restaurants 6

Great places to visit on board:

The Lotus Spa

Enjoy relaxing treatments, such as facials, aroma stone therapy massages, detoxifying ocean wraps and an aromatherapy thermal suite.

Italian Speciality Restaurant

Savor Sabatini’s authentic offerings featuring signature pastas, Italian wines and an irresistible selection of delectable desserts, all celebrating Princess’ Italian heritage.

Movies Under the Stars

The go-to destination for feature films, thrilling concerts and exciting sporting events such as live football games.

Prices
Inside
£3,699 pp
Outside
£4,199 pp
Balcony
£4,699 pp
Suite
£5,899 pp