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Grand Mediterranean Cruise Odyssey

Save up to $1,000 per person PLUS up to $400 on-board credit!!
Book before 31 August 2018 * Subject to availability

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the best of the Mediterranean.

Fifteen ports of call, seven countries, four Islands, five Sea days and 22 Days of pampering aboard ‘Emerald Princess.’

This cruise gives you access to some of the great European cities such as Barcelona, Florence, Rome and Athens as well as the Island gems of Corsica, Malta, Corfu, Santorini and the seaside town of Katakolon.
Our escorted cruise gives you the opportunity to mix and mingle with our group or be as independent as you wish.

This is a three week experience you will not want to miss – escorted and loads of fun!

  • Santorini
  • Dubrovnik
  • Rome
  • Emerald Princess
  • Corfu
  • Barcelona
  • Bordeaux
  • Kotor
  • Naples
  • Tour Itinerary

Your travel itinerary

Wednesday 18 September

Auckland – Barcelona

Midday departure from Auckland on Singapore Airlines. Change planes at Singapore.

Thursday 19 September

Barcelona

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Morning arrival in Barcelona and transfer to your hotel for a two night stay. After a morning at rest we take an afternoon tour of the spectacular Sagrada Familia. Welcome Dinner tonight.

Friday 20 September

Barcelona – Montserrat - Barcleona

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Today we enjoy a full day tour of Barcelona including Passeig de Gràcia St, the Museum Natcional and the famous Montserrat Mountain and Benedictine monastery.     

Saturday 21 September

Barcelona

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This morning relax and enjoy some free time before transferring to ‘Emerald Princess’ - your cruise ship and home for the next 22 days. Join your escort for dinner on board. 

Sunday 22 September

Toulon (France)

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Toulon’s history has been influenced by the natural, well protected harbour that the navy has used as its base throughout history. The ‘Old Town’ has a medieval atmosphere with a lively market, just a short walk from the harbour.

Monday 23 September

Livorno (Florence and Pisa)

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An important port city on the Tuscan coast of Italy known for its seafood, fortifications and access to Florence, Pisa and even Cinque Terre.

Tuesday 24 September

At Sea

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The day is yours to enjoy the multitude of activities and facilities on board. Laze by the pool, join in a dance lesson or visit the spa.

Wednesday 25 September

Valletta (Malta)

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Established by the Knights of St John in the 1500s, Valletta is the tiny capital of the island of Malta known for its palaces, grand buildings and the Caravaggio masterpiece ‘The Beheading of St John.’
A day to explore this fortified city that portrays Mediterranean life and friendly locals.

Thursday 26 September

At Sea

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Friday 27 September

Kotor (Montenegro)

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Kotor is situated in a bay on the Adriatic Coast with a very narrow entrance surrounded by limestone cliffs. The ‘Old Town’ with its winding streets, is an UNESCO heritage site from the 12 – 14 centuries and a great place to explore.

Saturday 28 September

Corfu (Greece)

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Corfu is a large island in the Ionian Sea with rugged mountains and a resort-studded coastline. With white-washed houses, ancient fortresses and beaches, this is an ideal location to spend a day.

Sunday 29 September

At Sea

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Monday 30 September

Messina (Sicily)

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Messina is one of the main cities on the island and just across the strait of Messina from mainland Italy. The island is known as the ‘Crossroads of the Mediterranean’ and Messina the ‘Gateway to Sicily’.

Tuesday 01 October

Naples (Capri and Pompeii)

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A large city and important port in the south of Italy with Mt Vesuvius, Pompeii and the Amalfi coast nearby. Dating back to 2BC, this city of hustle and bustle has much to offer, including art, history and intriguing people-watching opportunities.

Wednesday 02 October

Civitavecchia (Rome)

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Rome’s port is about an 80 minute drive from Rome, a city which needs no introduction. Its 3000 year history can be seen at the Forum, Colosseum, the Vatican museum and Michelangelo’s Sistine chapel with its beautiful frescoes.

Thursday 03 October

At Sea

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Friday 04 October

Kotor (Montenegro)

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The second visit to this beautiful port lends itself to coffee and pastries in the square and relaxing.

Saturday 05 October

Dubrovnik (Croatia)

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This famed walled-city dates back to the 16th century. Stroll around the pedestrianised ‘Old Town,’ walk around the massive stone walls or take a boat trip around it! The cable car to the top of Mt Srd for spectacular views of the city and the calm blue waters of the Adriatic Sea.     

Sunday 06 October

At Sea

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Monday 07 October

Piraeus (Athens)

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The port of Piraeus is a 20 minute drive from Athens central and an optional tour allows you to see the Acropolis, Parthenon, the Temple of Olympian Zeus with time in the Plaka pedestrian shopping area. 

Tuesday 08 October

Santorini (Greece)

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The gem of the Aegean Sea is not to be missed. As you arrive, the vista of whitewashed cubie-form houses with blue window frames and roofs clinging to multi-coloured cliffs will astound. A great day to wander or relax in the many cafés. 

Wednesday 09 October

Katakolon (Olympia – Greece

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Katakolon is a small seaside port with access to Olympia - the site of the original Olympic Games. See the ruins of the running track and stadium.

Thursday 10 October

At Sea

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Friday 11 October

Ajaccio (Corsica - France)

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An attractive town with pastel-coloured buildings, palm lined avenues and chic cafes. This is Napoleon Bonaparte’s birth place and his home is now a museum.

Saturday 12 October

Sète (France)

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Sète in the Occitanie region of South East France is known as the ‘Venice of the Languedoc’ because of its canal network. You may choose to visit the fortified town of Carcassonne, 90 minutes away or nearby Béziers, Narbonne or Montpellier.

Sunday 13 October

Barcelona

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Time to disembark with the option of
• a five-day stopover in Bordeaux and surrounding areas
• a further stay in Barcelona
• time in Europe - please ask.

Early morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Singapore. Change planes.

Tuesday 15 October

Auckland

Arrive in Auckland.

Inclusions

  • Return economy flights, Auckland – Singapore – Barcelona return.
  • Welcome Dinner in Barcelona
  • Two nights in Barcelona.
  • Full day sightseeing in Barcelona including Montserrat
  • Half day sightseeing of Sagrada Familia
  • Local guides
  • Transfer as specified
  • 22 days on board the ‘Emerald Princess’ in the stateroom of your choice.
  • Captain’s welcome reception
  • Entertainment and meals on board ‘Emerald Princess’
  • All on-board gratuities (except for tours off the ship) NZD480
  • Port Taxes (NZD305)
  • Pukekohe escort - subject to 20 persons travelling

Cost

Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle
 Balcony Stateroom     $13,997  $22,275
 Inside Stateroom         $11,497  $17,613

Save up to $1,000 per person PLUS up to $400 on-board credit!!  Book before 31 August 2018 * Subject to availability

Business Class Upgrade  +$6,612
Premium Economy Class Upgrade  +$3,199           
Early Booking Discount ( 01/12/2018 ) $150
Previous International Pukekohe Travel Tour Discount $100

*This is a cash or cheque price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment

Exclusions

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Shore excursions while on board ‘Emerald Princess’
  • Items not specified
  • Airport and airline taxes (approx. NZD215)

Booking Conditions

  • A non-refundable deposit of $1500 per person will secure a place on this tour
  • Full payment is due no later than 01 July 2019

Cancellations and Refunds

  • From the date of booking until 01 July 2019 – Loss of deposit
  • After 01 July 2019 – No refund

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is essential. Please feel free to contact us for a quote.

General Information

Weather: Max °c Min °c
Barcelona                                               27         19                                                                                                                                                                      

Malta                                                              

28                                                         20                                        

Corfu                                                              

28                                             17

Athens                                                            

25                                             17
Naples                                                23                                             14

Clothing:

  • On Board ‘Emerald Princess’ by day – Comfortable touring clothes and good walking shoes, sandals or jandals
  • By night – Smart casual

Currency:

  • Euro for all of this itinerary – USD on board ‘Emerald Princess’

Health and Fitness

Walking tours are an important part of the itinerary and a good standard of health is required with the ability to walk on an uneven surface and negotiate stairs for all rows of the ship

Documentation

  • A current passport is required, valid six months beyond date of travel
  • No visa is required for New Zealand passport holders
  • All other passports holders please ask

Ship Information

Emerald Princess

 A Grand-Class cruise ship

  •  Passengers            3080
  • Crew                     1200
  • Refurbished           2015
  • Length                   290m
  • Guest Cabins        1539
  • Decks                    19
  • Max Speed           21knots / 39km/h

 

Restaurants Include

  • Horizon Court Buffet
  • Main Dining Room
  • Sabatini’s (Italian)
  • Sterling Steakhouse
  • International Café
  • Trident Grill

  Included on-board

  • Art Gallery
  • Theatre
  • Stage shows / entertainers /
  • Pools / tubs / spa
  • Sports Court
  • Fitness Centre
  • Internet / café / library
  • Casino


Note: Pukekohe Travel reserves the right to correct errors and omissions on our website without recourse.
* Itinerary subject to change

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