Corsica, Sardinia & France

from€1089
for 8 nights

Take an 8-night cruise through the cities and beautiful islands of the Western Mediterranean including Corsica, Sardinia, and Palma de Mallorca with Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas!

What's Included
  • Return flights from Dublin to Barcelona
  • Transfer from airport to port
  • 8 nights onboard Royal Caribbean’s 4* Vision of the Seas based on 2 sharing
  • Excellent dining on a full board basis while onboard
  • Varied onboard entertainment
  • Kids clubs and fun family activities
  • Transfer from port to airport
  • 20kg check-in bag per person

You will board the wonderful Vision of the Seas in Barcelona before you set sail into the Western Mediterranean. Your first stop will be the beautiful French town of Sete before you cruise to the picturesque Provence region of France to visit the historic city of Toulon. You then cruise to the French island of Corsica to visit the quaint port of Ajaccio and then onto Cagliari on the Italian island of Sardinia. Your next stop is the gorgeous island of Mallorca before you return to the Spanish mainland to call into the historic city of Cartagena and the beautiful city of Valencia before you sail back into Barcelona.

Vision of the Seas

Discover the best cultural getaways for getting up close and personal with new shores.

There’s a great big world out there full of new places to explore, and Vision of the Seas® is the perfect ship to see it from. Wherever you wander, it’s full of ways to make memories in between onshore adventures – like West End-style shows, dining that always hits the spot and activities that make every moment onboard wow-worthy.

WORLD TRAVELLING SCENE-STEALER
You need more than just epic ports to have an unforgettable adventure. Because the journey is as important as the destination. From rush-inducing activities to world-class dining and exhilarating nightlife, fill your sea days and your nights with more to do, taste and experience in between each new shore – on Vision of the Seas®.

SEAS THE DAY
Spend your time between ports pumping up the adrenaline as you scale the Rock Wall, unwinding at the adults-only Solarium and taking a dip in the pool. Or get your game on at the arcade.

EPICUREAN EXPLORATION
Settle in for a far east feast at Izumi Sushi and contemporary Italian fare at Giovanni’s Table. Or upgrade your dinner plans with a tasting menu presented by the Chef de Cuisine at Chef’s Table.

NIGHTS DONE PROPERLY
The adventure of a lifetime calls for a celebration. Whether yours involves classic cocktails at R Bar, a party by the pool or all your favourite Broadway tunes in one show, you’ll find it onboard.

THINGS TO DO
Spend your sea days chilling out in the eight pools and whirlpools onboard. Grab an ice cream cone at Ben & Jerry’s® or freshly pressed panini at Park Café. And after a day of worldly travels, return to stunning Broadway-style shows and delectable dining at a variety of onboard restaurants. With so much to do onboard, you’ll never lose sight of how amazing it all is.

Royal Caribbean
Prices
Dates Cabin Type Price
10 Jun 2022 Inside €1089 Book Now
10 Jun 2022 Oceanview €1189 Book Now
10 Jun 2022 Balcony €1709 Book Now
Agent
Eleanor M
Eleanor M
Booking Remarks
Non refundable or transferable booking deposit €165 per person
Upgrade to All-Inclusive Drinks Package available on request
Gratuities of €105pp not included in the price
Optional Insurance €29 (conditions apply)
These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
Prices based on two sharing. Family rates available on request - contact us now!
Itinerary
Day 1

Barcelona, Spain

Following your flight, you will be transferred to port to board the Vision of the Seas for your Mediterranean cruise.

 

Day 2

Sete, France

Think France’s Mediterranean coast is all about fancy yachts and glamorous film stars? The port town of Sete will make you think again. Understated and unpretentious, Sete sits along the coast of France’s laid-back Occitanie region. No matter how long your stop in Sete lasts, a stroll through this humble harbour will feel like hitting the most satisfying reset button with your Sete cruise. Once you’ve taken in Sete’s charming port and canal-filled Old Town, hike to the view point at Mont St-Clair, or sit down at the shore for a lunch of oysters harvested from nearby Thau Lagoon.

Day 3

Provence (Toulon), France

Situated on the French Riviera, Toulon is more about small-town charm and natural beauty than glitz and glamour. As you pull into the city’s huge natural harbour, you’ll see towering Mont Faron – after you dock, take the six-minute cable car ride to the summit, where you’ll be greeted to sweeping views of the Mediterranean and the city below. Cruise to Provence to stroll down the Cours Lafayette and take in the smells of oregano, thyme and freshly baked pastries from the local street vendors. Then, explore the city’s naval heritage – it’s been the French Navy’s base for over 500 years – at the Musee de la Marine, or take a boat tour of the Rade de Toulon, the city’s military harbour.

Day 4

Ajaccio, Corsica, France

Ajaccio is a relaxed and good-looking place for a visit to Corsica, with an exceptionally mild climate, and a wealth of smart cafés, restaurants and shops. The core of the old town of Ajaccio – a cluster of ancient streets spreading north and south of place Foch, which opens out to the seafront by the port and the marina – holds the most interest. Nearby, to the west, place de Gaulle forms the modern centre and is the source of the main thoroughfare, cours Napoléon, which extends parallel to the sea almost 2 km to the northeast. West of place de Gaulle stretches the modern part of town fronted by the beach, overlooked at its eastern end by the citadelle. Once the site of the town’s medieval gate, place Foch lies at the heart of old Ajaccio.

Day 5

Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

From an cruise ship on the Mediterranean Sea, the view of Cagliari, Sardinia’s capital and main port, is striking. Crowned by its historic nucleus squeezed within a protective ring of Pisan fortifications, Cagliari’s setting is enhanced by the calm lagoons to the east and west of the city, a habitat for cranes, cormorants and flamingos. During your excursion to the centre of Cagliari, the promenades along Via Manno are the smartest you’ll see in Sardinia. These then drop down to the noisier Piazza Yenne and Largo Carlo Felice, around which most of the shops, restaurants, banks and hotels are located. At the bottom of Cagliari, the porticos of portside Via Roma shelter more shops and bars. Cagliari’s main attractions are the archaeological museum with its captivating collection of nuraghic statuettes, the city walls with their two Pisan towers looking down over the Mediterranean Sea and the port, and the cathedral – all within easy distance of each other. There are also a sprinkling of Roman remains, including an impressive amphitheatre, while nearby excursions include Nora, the most complete ancient site on Sardinia, and the islands of Sant’Antioco and San Pietro.

Day 6

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma is a stunner. Rising in honey-coloured stone from the broad waters of the Badia de Palma, this enduring city dates back to the 13th-century Christian reconquest of the island, and to the Moors, Romans and Talayotic people before that. A richly studded diadem of historical sites, Palma also shelters a seemingly endless array of galleries, restaurants, craft studios and bars – it’s without doubt Mallorca’s greatest treasure. Wander in any direction from the awe-inspiring Gothic Catedral at its geographic and historical heart and you’ll find bent medieval streets lined with aristocratic townhouses, looming baroque churches, teeming public squares, vibrant bohemian neighbourhoods and markets overflowing with all the bounty of the island. You could spend weeks in this city alone, and still uncover fresh joys every day.

Day 7

Cartagena, Spain

Discover Cartagena on your Mediterranean cruise to Spain: when you arrive in the old town from the Mediterranean Sea and the port, you can see the real character of the place, with its narrow medieval streets, packed with bars and restaurants. Hannibal’s capital city on the Iberian peninsula, it was named after his Carthage in North Africa, and was a strategic port and administrative centre for the Romans.

In this connection, the Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática, on the outer walls of the Arsenal on the way to the lighthouse, has a reconstructed Roman galley and lots of interesting exhibits, including one section focused on naval history and navigation, and another on Mediterranean ports and items salvaged from shipwrecks. Continuing on the theme, the Museo Archeológico Municipal is built on a Roman burial ground and offers a good introduction to the ancient history of the city.

The excellent collection of Roman artefacts includes an impressive display of glass, plus Romanesque art and sculptures.

Day 8

Valencia, Spain

Spain’s third-largest city is a magnificent place, content for Madrid and Barcelona to grab the headlines while it gets on with being a wonderfully liveable city with thriving cultural, eating and nightlife scenes. Never afraid to innovate, Valencia diverted its flood-prone river to the outskirts and converted the former riverbed into a glorious green ribbon of park winding right through the city. On it are the strikingly futuristic buildings of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, designed by local boy Santiago Calatrava. Other brilliant contemporary buildings grace the city, which also has a fistful of fabulous Modernista buildings, great museums, a long stretch of beach and a large, characterful old quarter. Valencia, surrounded by its Huerta, a fertile zone of market gardens, is famous as the home of rice dishes such as paella, but its buzzy dining scene offers plenty more besides; it’s a superb spot for eating.

Day 9

Barcelona, Spain

Following your cruise, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Ireland.

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