Helm Our ITINERARY 2014 Mediterranean Cruise

itineray We're on count down for our back to back cruises of the eastern and western Mediterranean with Holland America Line on the cruiseship MS Nieuw Amsterdam. 9 countries in 24 days with 17 different ports of call! There are over-night stays in Venice, Istanbul and Barcelona and just to top it off we're arriving in Venice 3 days early.

Right now I'm delving into all the shore excursion literature I can get my hands on to make the most of our our sight-seeing time; and Darren is researching all the photo-opportunities to ensure we capture stunning imagery to document our travels and for our blog posts.

Below is our itinerary and my list of places to see and things to do that I've managed to find so far.

DayPort
0Venice, Italy
  • St Mark's Square and Basilica
  • Murano: Glass factory
  • Gondola ride
  • the Grand Canal
  • Rialto Bridge
1At Sea
2Katakolon, Greece
3Piraeus (Athens), Greece
  • Parthenon, Acropolis
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
4Cruising The Dardanelles
4Istanbul, Turkey (overnight)
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Blue Mosque
5Istanbul, Turkey
6Lesbos, Greece
7Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
  • Ancient City of Ephesus
8Thira (Santorini), Greece
  • Oia!
9Argostoli, Greece
10At Sea
11Venice, Italy
12Venice, Italy
13At Sea
14Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Dubrovnik's Old City
15Kotor, Montenegro
16Kerkira, Corfu, Greece
17 At Sea
18Naples, Italy
  • Pompeii
  • Hydrofoil to Capri
19Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
  • Colosseum
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Pantheon
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St Peter's Basilica
  • Spanish Steps
20Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
21Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Monte-Carlo Casino
  • Oceanographic Museum
22Marseille (Provence), France
  • Notre-Dame de la Garde
  • Palais Longchamp
23Barcelona, Spain
  • Sagrada familia
  • Casa Mila
  • La Rambla
24Barcelona, Spain

Please leave a comment if there's something you recommend as a 'must see or do'.

By Karen McGlade

 

COMMENTS ( 2 )


  1.  
    WOW! I love this itinerary! I'm sure you have room in your bags for one more person right?
     
     
    • October, 2014 at 03:36:27 AM
       
      I travel light I'm sure I could fit you in :)
       
       

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