Europe and Mediterranean: Buyer's Choice Santorini, Athens and Florence Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line

Cruise to the island of Mykonos where you can find the best beach clubs in the world paired with the most exotic and flavorful cuisine in Greece. It's safe to say you may never want to leave, until you find yourself falling in love all over again with Croatia's shimmering marble streets, grand baroque churches and farm-to-table cuisine. Then, save room for the world-famous Pizza Margherita at L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele in Naples, Italy. With this itinerary, you are sure to delight in all of Europe's exquisite culinary delicacies. Nothing better than eating and traveling by sea.

Included Extras

  • Photo Package (50 photos + USB digital files)**

  • Phone Call Package (max of 2 hours)**

  • Bingo Package (ages 18 and older)**

  • $50 Spa credit for two (ages 18 and older, select services, port days only)**

  • 100-Minute Internet Package (one login per stateroom, includes activation fee)**

  • $25 Casino Play (per person, ages 18 and older)**

  • One bottle of wine and chocolate-covered strawberries**

Executive Member Benefit

  • Executive Members earn an annual 2% Reward on Costco Travel purchases

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Sailing Itinerary

Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Please verify ports and times directly with the cruise line.

Day 1Port of Call Rome/CivitavecchiaDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

Located about 80 kilometers northwest of Rome, the Port of Civitavecchia is the port of Rome and a busy ferry and cargo port serving Italy and southern Europe. Lying on Italy’s eastern shores on the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Port of Civitavecchia has excellent direct connections to Rome. It is an important cruise and ferry port with regular passage to Sardinia, Malta, Sicily, Tunis, and Barcelona. Fishing is of secondary importance to the Port of Civitavecchia. In addition to ocean-going traffic, the Port of Civitavecchia also contains a thermoelectric center and metallurgical works. In 2006, over 51 thousand people called the Port of Civitavecchia home. The Port of Civitavecchia was built on an earlier Etruscan settlement. Emperor Trajan founded the Port of Civitavecchia in the early 2nd Century, calling it Centumcellae. Today, Trajan’s Port is preserved within today’s Port of Civitavecchia. A busy growing town during the late Roman era, the Port of Civitavecchia was attacked by Vandals and then destroyed by the Saracens in 828 AD. Residents escaped to the nearby Allumiere Mountains where Pope Leo IV built a walled town in 854. Eventually, the people returned to Civitavecchia (the name means “old city”). At the end of the 15th Century, the Port of Civitavecchia was under frequent attack by pirates. The naval arsenal was constructed in 1508. Pope Paul III commissioned the building of the keep, which was designed by Donato Bramante and then finished by Michelangelo in 1537, to protect the Port of Civitavecchia from the pirate attacks. In 1696, Civitavecchia became a free port under Pope Innocent XII. Because it was Rome’s main port, the French occupied the Port of Civitavecchia in 1849. The Port of Civitavecchia was linked to Rome by the Rome and Civitavecchia Rail Road in 1859. When the Port of Civitavecchia became part of the Kingdom of Italy in 1870, it was one of the Papal State’s most strongly-fortified towns when Papal troops welcomed General Nino Bixio on behalf of the Italian unification forces into the Port of Civitavecchia fortress. World War II brought destruction to as much as three-quarters of the Port of Civitavecchia. Reconstruction enlarged the Port of Civitavecchia beyond its pre-war area. The Autorita Portuale Civitavecchia (Port of Rome) is responsible for managing and operating the Port of Civitavecchia as well as the ports of Fiumicino and Gaeta. The modern Port of Civitavecchia is at the center of rail, road, and air networks that link it with central Italy and the world. The Port of Civitavecchia has capacity to handle about 11 million tons of cargo per year and over 1.5 million passengers. Cargoes include forest products, cereals, iron and steel, chemicals, automobiles, containers, and liquid bulk. In 2007, the Port of Civitavecchia welcomed 856 cruise vessels carrying 1.6 million passengers, and the total number of passengers using ferries and cruise vessels was 3.8 million. In 2007, the Port of Civitavecchia handled a total of 7.7 million tons of cargo. This total included 1.5 million tons of liquid bulk, 1.7 million tons of solid bulk, 4.6 million tons of packages, and 31.1 thousand TEUs of containerized cargo. The Port of Civitavecchia contains 28 berths of a total 5.6 thousand meters in length with alongside depths from 6 to 18 meters. Port properties include five warehouses containing 36 thousand square meters for handling and storing cargoes. The intermodal terminal includes seven thousand square meters of storage space and 12.5 thousand square meters for loading/unloading rail cars and parking. The Port of Civitavecchia is one of the busiest ferry ports in the world. Just 80 kilometers northwest of Rome, it is the main tourist destination for people traveling to the Eternal City. It is also a central port for ferries carrying passengers to more local destinations. The ferry terminal offers a complete line of amenities. Different ferry companies offer services to the various destinations. Moby Lines handles crossings to Olbia, Sardinia. Corsica Sardinia Ferries runs services to Golfo Aranci. Grimaldi Ferries carries passengers to Barcelona and Tunis, and Grand Navi Veloci operates a route to Tunis. Ferrovie dello Stato operates a combined rail-ferry service to Golfo Aranci.

Day 2 Cruising
Day 3Port of Call Thira/Santorini Arrival 1:00pmDeparture 10:00pm

Overview

Fira is a comparatively modern town, with houses built mostly during the 19th century when the old Venetian capital at Skaros became untenable due to earthquakes. The architecture is a jumble of Cycladic and Venetian, side by side, the similarities between the two being the stark whiteness. The impact of Aegean tourism has made itself felt in Fira, judging from the abundance of taverns, hotels, discotheques and shops. It is the largest town on the island and has gained preference with travelers because it is central and access to other parts of Santorini is made easy by either taxi or bus. From there you can indulge in some inspiring coastal walks. Wandering through the white cobbled streets of Fira, a town of about 2,000 inhabitants, one gets the feel of the old-world charm blended in with the modern day comforts. The town's archaeological museum is crammed with finds from excavations at Akrotiri. But besides being so interesting archaeologically, Santorini is essentially a beauty spot, an island whose cliffs seem to glow under an exceptionally clear light all day, but which at sunset glow redly, evoking that vast explosion more than 3000 years ago.

Day 4Port of Call Athens/Piraeus Arrival 7:00amDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

Today Piraeus is the home base of Greek shipping, the largest commercial fleet in the world, apace bound to the sea like few others. The harbours of Zea and Mikrolimano as well as Phaliro play host to countless yachts and sailing craft throughout the year. Piraeus was known in medieval times as Porto Leone, a name due to the enormous stone lion, which guarded the port's entrance. Today, the life of Piraeus is centred on its three ports: the main, central one and those of Zea and Mikrolimano. You can walk around the central harbour, shared by cargo and passenger ships alike, and watch the constant comings and goings of goods and people from around the world. Having completed your tour of the central harbour of Piraeus you will then head south traversing the peninsula and arrive at Peiraiki, one of the most picturesque neighbour hoods in the city. Here one finds the harbour of Zea, one of the largest marinas in the Mediterranean. If the night finds you in the area, you can try one of the many bars found nearby. You can continue your tour along the waterfront heading towards Kastella but a small deviation toward the city centre will be useful for then you can visit the verdant square of the municipal Theatre with cafeterias and shops of all kinds surrounding it. The magnificent building housing the Municipal Theatre as well as the Town Hall and the Library complete the picture presented by the main square in the city. Piraeus's little natural harbours are among its busiest and most touristy areas: Mikrolimano, Passalimani, Zea, Freatida and Hatzikiriakio. Countless seaside tavernas provide delicious seafood washed down with the uniquely Greek drink, ouzo. The fresh smell of the sea and the sounds made by the assortment of caiques, yachts and sailing ships, which are moored next to the tables, complete the enjoyment of the food Beyond the port, the most impressive spots are the hills of Profitis Ilias and Kastela with their neoclassical mansions and modern buildings which look as they are hanging over the sea.

Day 5Port of Call Mykonos Arrival 7:00amDeparture 2:00pm

Overview

Mykonos is world-famous. It is no coincidence that this, the most cosmopolitan of all Greek islands, attracts so many visitors from all over the globe, including large numbers of artists and intellectuals. Here, the steep mountains to be encountered in most of the Cyclades give way to low, rocky hills which combine with superb beaches to make up the landscape of the island. The capital, Hora (Chora), with its colourful harbour in which little fishingboats nestle happily side by side with luxury yachts, presents quite a different picture from the majority of Aegean island towns. While it is usual for island villages to be built on naturally amphitheatrical sites, Mykonos is spread out over a flat area and conveys an impression of lid aesthetic cohesion. Along the whitewashed streets stand brilliant white box-shaped houses with stepped walls for sitting on, wooden doors and windows and brightly-coloured balconies. These are interspersed with small but impressive churches, pretty little tavernas and shops selling souvenirs and other goods, and the overall sense is of being inside a film set. On the low Kastro hill is the complex of churches known collectively as Our Lady 'Paraportiani', a superb arrangement of whitewashed masses created over the centuries and now recognised as a national cultural monument. Of particular historical and aesthetic interest are the medieval houses in this district of the town, which stand like a wall above the sea protecting the west side of Hora. The Archaeological Museum of Hora contains finds from tombs on the nearby island of Rhenia, sculptures, vases and figurines. The Folklore Museum brings together a number of collections of furniture, icons, pieces of sculpture and folk musical instruments. Mykonos is also the home of the Nautical Museum of the Aegean, which has interest all of its own. The countryside of Mykonos is a mixture of grey-green rocks ringed by prickly pear plants and little fertile areas carpeted with wild flowers. Here and there are tiny whitewashed chapels and windmills. Ano Mera is, after Hora, the most important of the older villages on the island. Standing 8 km. to the east of the town, Ano Mera has the interesting monastery of Our Lady Tourliani, ornamented with fine wood-carvings. The church has a collection of valuable ecclesiastical vessels, vestments and embroideries. The courtyard contains an interesting bell-tower and a marble fountain. Here lovers of the sea will find outstanding golden beaches such as Agios Stefanos, Psarou, Kalafatis, Platis Gialos, Ornos, Elia and Panormos. Miykonos is a busy island with all the amenities of a modern resort and with plenty to do - by day or night for those who want to have a lively time. Yet visitors fond of more peaceful holidays will still find quiet corners in which to relax.

Day 6Port of Call Corfu Arrival 12:00pmDeparture 8:00pm

Overview

Corfu Town (Kerkyra) is a principal port and the largest town in the Ionian islands. It is built between two Venetian castles, having its own unique atmosphere. It is a thriving mass of shops and businesses, set amongst a captivating and charming assortment of elegant buildings, churches, imposing fortresses and narrow alleyways leading to hidden squares. The tall buildings with the 'volta' (arches), the 'cantounia' (narrow flagstoned streets), the 'mouragia' (sea-walls) are showing all a clear Italian influence. One of the most beautiful walks in the town is around the Esplanade (Spianada square), one of the biggest squares in Europe which is the hub of the Corfiot's life. Here you can walk around or sit in one of the many cafe bars underneath the arches of the 'Liston', a name probably derived from a similar promenade in Venice. Liston was built during the imperial French occupation and is reminiscent of the larger 'Arcades' of the Rue de Rivoli in Paris. On the upper side of Esplanade stands a memorial to the British Lord High Commissioner Sir Thomas Maitland, built in 1816 in the shape of a circular building with Ionian columns. The Corfiots call this building 'sterna' (cistern) because this was where the entrance to the largest underground cistern of the town was to be found. Near the Maitland's monument, in front of the building where the Ionian Academy was housed, stands the statue of John Capodistrias, the first President of Greece. It is a work from the end of the 19th century showing the Governor standing deep in thought. Opposite the Liston is the the Old Fortress and 'Anthonas', the Municipal Gardens. In the gardens is the statue of Lord Guilford, showing the founder of the Ionian Academy in his academic robes holding an open book. Nearby are the busts of two famous Corfiots, the poet Lorenzo Mavilis and the writer Dinos Theotokis. At the northern end of Esplanade stands the Palace of St. Michael and St. George, one of the most elegant buildings in Corfu. Opposite the west front of the palace is a beautiful building which now houses the Reading Society of Corfu, the oldest cultural institute in modern Greece, founded in 1836. The Reading Society contains a unique library of Greek and foreign books as well as a large collection of manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, paintings, maps and engravings mostly related to the Ionian islands. As one's gaze leaves the Esplanade, after lingering on the palace, it embraces a magnificent view towards the coastal road (Arseniou Street) with its sea-walls. Following along this road will take you to the Old Harbour of Corfu and the other Venetian castle, the one called the New Fortress. Along this road the narrow lanes ('cantounia') lead to the Campielo, the oldest quarter of the town. Here the visitor can find the oldest houses and many of the historic churches in Corfu. At the northern end of Capodistria Street stands the Capodistria Mansion, an excellent example of neo-classical architecture. It was built in 1835 by the Corfiot architect John Chronis and is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Greece. Here John Capodistrias, the first President of Greece, was born. Another notable landmark in the old town is the central market. The most interesting street here is Nickiforou Theotoki as the rows upon rows of 'volta' standing on their stone columns and the tall buildings form one of the most characteristic aspects of Corfu Town. In a little square on Nickiforou Theotoki Street stands the building of the Ionian Bank, which was built in 1846 displaying a well-proportioned facade with finely detailed Ionian pilasters and pediment. On the first floor of the building the Paper Money Museum is housed. At the far end of the square is the Church of St. Spyridon. It shelters the body of St. Spyridon, the patron saint of Corfu and one of the great Saints of Greek Orthodoxy and draws a constant stream of pilgrims from all over Greece every year. On the Evgeniou Voulgareos Street stands the crenellated belfry of the Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation a venerable building from the end of the 14th century. The whole building was destroyed in the World War II bombing, and the only remains are the belfry, two inscriptions and a bas-relief representing war trophies. Between Evgeniou Voulgareos Street and a modern square stands the most elegant of the Venetian buildings in Corfu, the Town Hall in baroque style. At the end of Moustoxydi Street stands another building of the period of British rule, the historic the Ionian Parliament. At the junction of the Garitsa coastal road and Alexandras Avenue stands the Douglas Obelisk, which also belongs to the same period, erected in honour of the Lord High Commissioner Sir Howard Douglas, to whom Corfu owes a lot of public works and philanthropic institutions.

Day 7Port of Call Dubrovnik Arrival 7:00amDeparture 2:00pm

Overview

Dubrovnik - the city of a unique political and cultural history (the Dubrovnik Republic, the Statute from 1272), of world-famous cultural heritage and beauty (inscribed on the List of World Heritage Sites by Unesco) - is one of the most attractive and famous cities of the Mediterranean. Apart from its outstanding natural beauties and well-preserved cul-tural and historical heritage, Dubrovnik also offers high-quality visitor opportunities. It is also the city of hotels, of high ecological standards and tourist programs, and is equally attractive in all seasons. Its geographical isolation is compensated by high traffic and communication standards - especially through air traffic and fast hydrofoil boats. The tourist development of Dubrovnik started before the First World War; quite soon, the exclusiveness of its attractions made Dubrovnik a powerful international tourist centre. The sightseeing of Dubrovnik and its monuments requires several days. However, already a walk through Stradun, through narrow streets and small squares, monumental ramparts and fortreses, provides enough opportunities to experience the millennial beauty of its shell-shaped urban core, centuries of building, stone-cutting, carving and engraving, the history of the Duke's Palace, libraries, the oldest pharmacy in the south of Europe, etc. Dubrovnik offers individual choice among numerous museums and galleries, which contain the jewels of Croatian heritage. The Dubrovnik Museum in the Duke's Palace keeps 15,500 exhibits in its cultural and historical department. A collection of furniture from the 17th-19th century, uniforms of dukes and councillors, aristocratic garments and many other items are exhibited in the authentic halls of the palace. The Maritime Museum (situated in the fortress Sveti Ivan) has a number exhibits on a permanent display, related to the maritime affairs of Dubrovnik and Croatia on the whole, with a particular emphasis on the history of the Dubrovnik Republic. The museum of the Franciscan monastery keeps all inventories of the old pharmacy, as well as the works of Dubrovnik jewel-lers, painters and embroiders. The museum of the Dominican monastery exhibits valuable examples of Dubrovnik painting from the 15th and the 16th centuries, as well as sculptures, jewellery, manuscripts, incunabula and notes (music). The treasury of the Dubrovnik cathedral keeps the relics of St. Blaise, patron of Dubrovnik, and numerous paintings and works of art. The Rupe Ethnographical Museum presents traditional occupations and the rural architecture of the region of Dubrovnik, national costumes and hand-made textiles. Very attractive is also the Aquarium of the Institute of Biology, situated in the fortress Sveti Ivan, comprising interesting marine species. Dubrovnik has a number of churches, monasteries and hotels scattered all over the town. Its coastal belt is adorned with several marinas, piers and promenades. Because of a magnificent view on the mediaeval Dubrovnik, a walk along the town ramparts is a must for each visitor. A great number of Dubrovnik restaurants and taverns offer delicious specialities of local and international cuisine. Sports and recreational facilities include playgrounds, courts and requisites for all sports in the sea and on the ground, from tennis and table tennis to sailing and yachting. There are also several gyms and fitness centres with swimming pools, saunas, massage, aerobics, solarium, box gyms, etc. Dubrovnik is famous for quality hotels. Most of them are situated on the Lapad peninsula and in the area of Ploce, southeast of the old town. The hotel complex Dubrava - Babin Kuk on Lapad has all features of a small town. It has a shopping centre, a bank, an out-patient department, many restaurants and cafés, and a street called the "New Stradun", which connects all hotels. Dubrovnik is the city of an outstanding cultural and artistic life. The most important event in the cultural life of the city is the Dubrovnik Summer Festival (10th of July - 25th of August), traditionally held since 1950. It is a theatre and classical and folk music festival, since 1956 included in the calendar of world festivals and as such one of the most famous cultural events in the world. Concerts and other performances take place on open stages in the town (Gunduliceva Poljana, Drziceva Poljana, Lovrijenac, Revelin) or in beautiful interiors of the most famous buildings (Duke's Palace, cloisters, churches). The repertoire includes works of Croatian and world classics, performed by the leading personalities from Croatia and abroad, including a number of world-famous actors, directors, conductors, etc. So far several hundreds of them have performed in Dubrovnik. An important part of the Festival are performances of local (Lindo, Lado) and foreign folk music ensembles. The artistic life of Dubrovnik is characterized by numerous exhibitions taking place throughout the year. Apart from already renowned galleries - the Art Gallery (Put Frana Supila 23), its exhibition space Luza Art Centre (Stradun), Sebastian - occasional and permanent exhibitions are also held in other spaces as well. Very famous are also Dubrovnik carnival festivities - so-called Dubrovnik "karnevo" (local variant of the word "carnival"), held ever since the early Middle Ages, when they were brought from the neighbouring Italy. Another important event is the Feast Day of St. Blaise, also the Day of Dubrovnik (3rd of February). The feast takes place for the whole week, including religious ceremonies, a procession through the town, concerts, sports events, entertainment and carnival programs. Excursions to Dubrovnik during that week are regularly organized.

Day 8Port of Call Messina Arrival 11:00amDeparture 7:30pm

Overview

Messina is a harbor city in northeast Sicily, separated from mainland Italy by the Strait of Messina. It’s known for the Norman Messina Cathedral, with its Gothic portal, 15th-century windows and an astronomical clock on the bell tower. Nearby are marble fountains decorated with mythological figures, like the Fontana di Orione, with its carved inscriptions, and the Neptune Fountain, topped by a statue of the sea god.

Day 9Port of Call Naples Arrival 6:30amDeparture 4:30pm

Overview

Naples, a city in southern Italy, sits on the Bay of Naples. Nearby is Mount Vesuvius, the still-active volcano that destroyed nearby Roman town Pompeii. Dating to the 2nd millennium B.C., Naples has centuries of important art and architecture. The city's cathedral, the Duomo di San Gennaro, is filled with frescoes. Other major landmarks include the lavish Royal Palace and Castel Nuovo, a 13th-century castle.

Day 10Port of Call Livorno Arrival 8:30amDeparture 8:30pm

Overview

Livorno is situated along the coast of the Ligurian Sea, is one of Italy’s most important ports, both as a commercial and touristic port of call, an industrial centre of national importance and, among all of the Tuscan cities, it is generally considered the youngest, even though its territory holds historical testimonies of remote times that have survived the mass bombings of the Second War World. The city, developed from the end of the XVI century upon request of the Medici family, is famous for being the birthplace of prestigious personalities such as Amedeo Modigliani, Pietro Mascagni and Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. In the past, until the first years of the 20th century it was also a tourist destination of international importance for the presence of important seaside and thermal establishments, that give the city its the name of Montecatini-on-the-sea. Livorno, which at the end of the XIX century counted around 100,000 inhabitants and was the 11th most populated city in Italy and the 2nd in Tuscany, in the last decades has had a notable decline in the number of inhabitants and now is the 3rd most populated city in Tuscany after Florence and Prato.

Day 11Port of Call Rome/Civitavecchia Arrival 6:00am

Overview

Located about 80 kilometers northwest of Rome, the Port of Civitavecchia is the port of Rome and a busy ferry and cargo port serving Italy and southern Europe. Lying on Italy’s eastern shores on the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Port of Civitavecchia has excellent direct connections to Rome. It is an important cruise and ferry port with regular passage to Sardinia, Malta, Sicily, Tunis, and Barcelona. Fishing is of secondary importance to the Port of Civitavecchia. In addition to ocean-going traffic, the Port of Civitavecchia also contains a thermoelectric center and metallurgical works. In 2006, over 51 thousand people called the Port of Civitavecchia home. The Port of Civitavecchia was built on an earlier Etruscan settlement. Emperor Trajan founded the Port of Civitavecchia in the early 2nd Century, calling it Centumcellae. Today, Trajan’s Port is preserved within today’s Port of Civitavecchia. A busy growing town during the late Roman era, the Port of Civitavecchia was attacked by Vandals and then destroyed by the Saracens in 828 AD. Residents escaped to the nearby Allumiere Mountains where Pope Leo IV built a walled town in 854. Eventually, the people returned to Civitavecchia (the name means “old city”). At the end of the 15th Century, the Port of Civitavecchia was under frequent attack by pirates. The naval arsenal was constructed in 1508. Pope Paul III commissioned the building of the keep, which was designed by Donato Bramante and then finished by Michelangelo in 1537, to protect the Port of Civitavecchia from the pirate attacks. In 1696, Civitavecchia became a free port under Pope Innocent XII. Because it was Rome’s main port, the French occupied the Port of Civitavecchia in 1849. The Port of Civitavecchia was linked to Rome by the Rome and Civitavecchia Rail Road in 1859. When the Port of Civitavecchia became part of the Kingdom of Italy in 1870, it was one of the Papal State’s most strongly-fortified towns when Papal troops welcomed General Nino Bixio on behalf of the Italian unification forces into the Port of Civitavecchia fortress. World War II brought destruction to as much as three-quarters of the Port of Civitavecchia. Reconstruction enlarged the Port of Civitavecchia beyond its pre-war area. The Autorita Portuale Civitavecchia (Port of Rome) is responsible for managing and operating the Port of Civitavecchia as well as the ports of Fiumicino and Gaeta. The modern Port of Civitavecchia is at the center of rail, road, and air networks that link it with central Italy and the world. The Port of Civitavecchia has capacity to handle about 11 million tons of cargo per year and over 1.5 million passengers. Cargoes include forest products, cereals, iron and steel, chemicals, automobiles, containers, and liquid bulk. In 2007, the Port of Civitavecchia welcomed 856 cruise vessels carrying 1.6 million passengers, and the total number of passengers using ferries and cruise vessels was 3.8 million. In 2007, the Port of Civitavecchia handled a total of 7.7 million tons of cargo. This total included 1.5 million tons of liquid bulk, 1.7 million tons of solid bulk, 4.6 million tons of packages, and 31.1 thousand TEUs of containerized cargo. The Port of Civitavecchia contains 28 berths of a total 5.6 thousand meters in length with alongside depths from 6 to 18 meters. Port properties include five warehouses containing 36 thousand square meters for handling and storing cargoes. The intermodal terminal includes seven thousand square meters of storage space and 12.5 thousand square meters for loading/unloading rail cars and parking. The Port of Civitavecchia is one of the busiest ferry ports in the world. Just 80 kilometers northwest of Rome, it is the main tourist destination for people traveling to the Eternal City. It is also a central port for ferries carrying passengers to more local destinations. The ferry terminal offers a complete line of amenities. Different ferry companies offer services to the various destinations. Moby Lines handles crossings to Olbia, Sardinia. Corsica Sardinia Ferries runs services to Golfo Aranci. Grimaldi Ferries carries passengers to Barcelona and Tunis, and Grand Navi Veloci operates a route to Tunis. Ferrovie dello Stato operates a combined rail-ferry service to Golfo Aranci.

Onboard the Norwegian Escape

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Ship Rating

4.0/5

Get ready to sail one of the most exciting ships on the seas! Norwegian Escape is ready to whisk you away to the Bahamas, The Caribbean, Canada & New England, and Bermuda. Indulging in every whim is what unforgettable vacations are made of. Get ready to chase sunsets on The Waterfront. Sip on some of Napa's best blends at The cellars, A Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar. Or try the unique specialty cocktails, hand-crafted by Bar Lab. Be dazzled by Broadway hits like After Midnight. Discover a new world of Freestyle Cruising on Norwegian Escape, voted 2017 Ship of the Year by Ocean & Cruise News.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Aqua Park

  • Card Room
  • Casino
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Game Arcade
  • Theater/Show Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Miniature Golf
  • Pool - Children's
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Rock-Climbing Wall
  • Sports Facilities
  • Water Park Arena
  • Water Slide
  • Hot Tub
  • Art Gallery
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Library
  • Children's Indoor Play Area
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Teen Center or Disco
  • Teen Programs
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Center
  • Elevators
  • Religious Services
  • Safe Deposit Boxes
  • Self-Service Laundromat
  • Wedding/Vow Renewal

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Spa Thermal Suite

  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Classes
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Spa Services/Massage
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Bowling
  • Internet Center
  • Babysitting
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Infirmary/Medical Center

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

Taste

Main Dining

Savor: Balancing classic favorites with hot new dishes, dining at Savor is a must. Offering guests an extensive menu of deliciously fresh flavors along with chic and modern decor, visiting this main dining room is always in style.

Taste: Serving a wide variety of culinary delights to please every palate, Taste also offers a stylish and contemporary atmosphere. Plus, with a menu that changes daily, Chef's Signature Dishes and carefully selected wine recommendations, you'll experience a different culinary adventure with every visit to this main dining room.

The Manhattan Room: One of three main dining rooms aboard Norwegian Escape, The Manhattan Room is where guests can dance in style while listening to live music and enjoying specially curated modern and classic dishes made with the freshest ingredients.

Cagney's Steakhouse

Specialty Dining

American Diner: Pull up a chair at this casual diner and order from a diverse selection including lobster rolls and crispy chicken. Experience a slice of Americana with every bite. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Atrium Café: Relax in the center of the hustle and bustle of the Atrium. Linger with cocktails or coffee in this grand space that offers three-deck vertical views and a two-story Wii wall. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Bayamo by Ocean Blue: Fresh seafood dishes in an elegant setting are perfectly paired to create a memorable start to your evening. Enjoy the chic dining room or dine al fresco on The Waterfront and savor incredible vistas and an extensive wine and cocktail menu. Bon appétit! This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Cagney's Steakhouse: Premium cuts are the standard at the American steakhouse serving Certified Angus Beef®. Sip your favorite cocktail and don't forget to order the made-from-scratch jumbo lump crab cakes and the famous Parmesan dusted truffle fries. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Dolce Gelato: Slow churned, dense and intense in flavor, gelato is Italy's answer to ice cream. And with so many flavors to choose from, our version is the perfect accompaniment to a leisurely stroll. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Food Republic: Travel somewhere new with every delicious bite at Food Republic. Savor a fusion of foods and cultures from around the globe. Travel to Mexico and scoop up some tasty street food. Jet away to Japan and try a new kind of sushi roll, or have a hearty helping of Thai noodles. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

La Cucina: Buona Sera! Enjoy the finest ingredients at the vibrant Italian ristorante. Dine on classics like Spaghetti Carbonara or Veal Scaloppini with Marsala sauce. Then indulge with a rich homemade Tiramisu. Your good evening just got better. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Le Bistro: Romance is in the air at the signature French restaurant. Elegant interiors, crisp white linens and attentive servers make this an intimate dining experience. By the end of your meal, you might just be proclaiming c'est magnifique! This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Moderno Churrascaria: Looking for a unique experience? The authentic Brazilian churrascaria is a must. Start with an impressive 43-item salad bar, but save plenty of room for 12 slow-roasted meats carved tableside by our Passadores. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Pincho Tapas Bar: Enjoy a taste of Spain's cuisine at this lively tapas bar. Sip on delicious sangria as you savor an array of small plates, from Manchego Cheese and Iberico Ham to Cod Croquettes and Garlic Shrimp. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Teppanyaki: The sizzles and surprises never cease at our authentic Japanese restaurant. Sit around a lively shared table as a skillful chef slices, chops and grills steak, chicken and seafood on a large steel grill right before your eyes. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

The Private Room at Taste: Serving a wide variety of cuisine, Taste offers a stylish and contemporary atmosphere. Plus, with a menu that changes daily and carefully selected wine recommendations, you'll experience a different culinary adventure with every visit. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Garden Café

Casual Dining

Garden Café: Whatever you're craving, chances are you will find it at the Garden Café. This complimentary, indoor buffet restaurant serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner

O'Sheehan's Bar & Grill: Dine on Irish pub classics while sipping your favorite draft beer, all in a casual atmosphere open 24 hours a day. There's no charge to dig into your favorite comfort foods such as Shepherd's Pie or Fish n' Chips or throw some darts while taking in a sports game.

Room Service: Available 24 hours a day, simply pick up the phone and order breakfast, lunch, dinner or late-night munchies. A room service fee of $9.95 will be added to your check (except continental breakfast until 10 a.m. and Suite guests at all times). A 20% gratuity and beverage service charge will be added to your check.

The Haven Restaurant (Private Access for Guests of The Haven Only): Enjoy a private fine dining experience for guests of The Haven, serving unique signature dishes and wine offerings from their impressive selection.


Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

Sailaway Inside (Category: IX)

Category: IX
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 135

A Sailaway Inside stateroom guarantees an Inside stateroom or better! Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned between time of booking up to one day prior to embarkation.

Inside (Category: IF)

Category: IF
Accommodates: 2-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 135-201

Take advantage of an affordable way to explore the world with these interior staterooms. Two singles can convert to a queen and one to two pullmans allow sleeping for up to four.

Inside (Category: IC)

Category: IC
Accommodates: 2-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 135-201

Take advantage of an affordable way to explore the world with these interior staterooms. Two singles can convert to a queen and one to two pullmans allow sleeping for up to four.

Inside (Category: IB)

Category: IB
Accommodates: 2-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 135-201

Take advantage of an affordable way to explore the world with these interior staterooms. Two singles can convert to a queen and one to two pullmans allow sleeping for up to four.

Inside (Category: IA)

Category: IA
Accommodates: 2-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 135-201

Take advantage of an affordable way to explore the world with these interior staterooms. Two singles can convert to a queen and one to two pullmans allow sleeping for up to four.

Family Inside (Category: I4)

Category: I4
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 135

Many sleep better than ever in these cozy yet comfy, interior, upper deck staterooms. Plus some can connect so family and friends can spread out yet stay together. Choose forward (front) or aft (rear). Sleeps up to four on two singles that can convert to a queen, and two pullman beds that pull down, if needed.

Oceanview with Picture Window (Category: OB)

Category: OB
Accommodates: 2, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 161-252

Enjoy a large picture window with amazing forward facing views and two single beds that convert to a queen. Sleeps up to two.

Sailaway Oceanview (Category: OX)

Category: OX
Accommodates: 2, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 161

A Sailaway Oceanview stateroom guarantees an Oceanview stateroom or better! Please note that the view may be fully obstructed, partially obstructed, porthole or picture window. Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.

Oceanview with Picture Window (Category: OA)

Category: OA
Accommodates: 2, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 161-252

Enjoy a large picture window with amazing forward facing views and two single beds that convert to a queen. Sleeps up to two.

Family Oceanview (Category: O5)

Category: O5
Accommodates: 4-5, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 161-340

Perfect for families, these staterooms are near the kids' area and include two single beds that convert to a queen, a bathtub and additional bedding that can accommodate up to three guests. Sleeps up to five.

Family Oceanview (Category: O4)

Category: O4
Accommodates: 4-5, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 161-340

Perfect for families, these staterooms are near the kids' area and include two single beds that convert to a queen, a bathtub and additional bedding that can accommodate up to three guests. Sleeps up to five.

Sailaway Balcony (Category: BX)

Category: BX
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 207, balcony size (in sq. ft): 32

A Sailaway Balcony stateroom guarantees a Balcony stateroom or better! Please note that the view from your balcony may be fully obstructed or partially obstructed. Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.

Balcony (Category: BF)

Category: BF
Accommodates 2-4, total approximate size 207 - 322 sq. ft, balcony size 32 - 77 sq. ft

Enjoy easy access to all the delicious dining and exciting activities on board from your stateroom that includes two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and additional bedding for up to 2 guests. Some can connect, offering more options when traveling with family or friends. Sleeps up to four.

Balcony (Category: BD)

Category: BD
Accommodates 2-4, total approximate size 207 - 322 sq. ft, balcony size 32 - 77 sq. ft

Enjoy easy access to all the delicious dining and exciting activities on board from your stateroom that includes two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and additional bedding for up to 2 guests. Some can connect, offering more options when traveling with family or friends. Sleeps up to four.

Balcony (Category: BC)

Category: BC
Accommodates 2-4, total approximate size 207 - 322 sq. ft, balcony size 32 - 77 sq. ft

Enjoy easy access to all the delicious dining and exciting activities on board from your stateroom that includes two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and additional bedding for up to 2 guests. Some can connect, offering more options when traveling with family or friends. Sleeps up to four.

Balcony (Category: BB)

Category: BB
Accommodates 2-4, total approximate size 207 - 322 sq. ft, balcony size 32 - 77 sq. ft

Enjoy easy access to all the delicious dining and exciting activities on board from your stateroom that includes two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and additional bedding for up to 2 guests. Some can connect, offering more options when traveling with family or friends. Sleeps up to four.

Balcony (Category: BA)

Category: BA
Accommodates 2-4, total approximate size 207 - 322 sq. ft, balcony size 32 - 77 sq. ft

Enjoy easy access to all the delicious dining and exciting activities on board from your stateroom that includes two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and additional bedding for up to 2 guests. Some can connect, offering more options when traveling with family or friends. Sleeps up to four.

Large Balcony (Category: B6)

Category: B6
Accommodates: 3-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 245, balcony size (in sq. ft): 70

These staterooms offer incredible views from a larger balcony, two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and additional bedding to sleep one or two more. Some can connect for even more options.

Family Balcony (Category: B4)

Category: B4
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 207, balcony size (in sq. ft): 32

Enjoy easy access to all the outdoor fun on the top decks. Your stateroom includes two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and some feature additional bedding for up to 2 guests. Some can connect, offering more options to spread out yet stay close. Sleeps up to four.

Aft-Facing Balcony (Category: B1)

Category: B1
Accommodates: 2-3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 207-322, balcony size (in sq. ft): 32-72

These staterooms include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and are aft-facing, so the view from your private balcony is amazing. (Sleeps up to three.)

Balcony with Access to Thermal Spa (Category: B9)

Category: B9
Accommodates 3, total approximate size 208 sq. ft , balcony size 32 sq. ft

The Spa Balcony staterooms feature tranquil spa décor and include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed, a single sofa bed, easy access to the adjacent Mandara Spa and fitness center, as well as complimentary access to the Thermal Suite during regular Spa hours. Sleeps up to three.

Sailaway Club Balcony Suite (Category: MX)

Category: MX
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 251, balcony size (in sq. ft): 44

A Sail Away Club Balcony Suite stateroom guarantees a Club Balcony Suite stateroom or better! Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.

Club Balcony Suite (Category: MC)

Category: MC
Accommodates: 2-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 251-513, balcony size (in sq. ft): 44-210

Our Club Balcony Suites can sleep up to four with two lower beds that can convert to a queen, additional bedding for up to two, and a bathroom with shower (some include a bathtub). Your private balcony offers endless ocean views and more space for relaxing. Plus some can connect so you can spread out even more.

Club Balcony Suite (Category: MB)

Category: MB
Accommodates: 2-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 251-513, balcony size (in sq. ft): 44-210

Our Club Balcony Suites can sleep up to four with two lower beds that can convert to a queen, additional bedding for up to two, and a bathroom with shower (some include a bathtub). Your private balcony offers endless ocean views and more space for relaxing. Plus some can connect so you can spread out even more.

Club Balcony Suite (Category: MA)

Category: MA
Accommodates: 2-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 251-513, balcony size (in sq. ft): 44-210

Our Club Balcony Suites can sleep up to four with two lower beds that can convert to a queen, additional bedding for up to two, and a bathroom with shower (some include a bathtub). Your private balcony offers endless ocean views and more space for relaxing. Plus some can connect so you can spread out even more.

Club Balcony Suite with Larger Balcony (Category: M6)

Category: M6
Accommodates: 3-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 331, balcony size (in sq. ft): 124

Featuring 2 lower convertibles, sofa bed and some include an additional pullman bed. With a private balcony, these Club Balcony Suites also offer amazing views. Plus some can connect, offering more options to spread out. Sleeps up to four.

Family Club Balcony Suite (Category: M4)

Category: M4
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 251, balcony size (in sq. ft): 44

Perfect if you want to bring the kids, these Family Club Balcony Suites are conveniently located near the kids' area, include two lower beds that convert to a queen, a pullman bed, single sofa bed and bathtub. Hang out with the gang and enjoy the view from your own private balcony. Some can connect so you can spread out yet stay close.

Aft-Facing Club Balcony Suite (Category: M1)

Category: M1
Accommodates: 2, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 513 , balcony size (in sq. ft): 210

These Club Balcony Suites are aft-facing, so the view from your large private balcony is remarkable.

Club Balcony Suite with Access to Thermal Spa (Category: M9)

Category: M9
Accommodates 3, total approximate size 251 sq. ft, balcony size 44 sq. ft

Spa Club Balcony Suites feature tranquil spa décor, oversized waterfall shower and multiple body spray jets, easy access to the adjacent Mandara Spa and fitness center, as well as complimentary access to the Thermal Suite during regular Spa hours. Sleeps up to three.

The Haven Spa Suite with Balcony (Category: H9)

Category: H9
Accommodates 2, total approximate size 309 sq. ft, balcony size 54 sq. ft

The perfect way to experience a total spa vacation, the Spa Suites include a king-size bed, hot tub, oversized waterfall shower and multiple body spray jets, spa décor, easy access to the adjacent Mandara Spa and fitness center, as well as complimentary access to the Thermal Suite during regular Spa hours. Access to The Haven. Sleeps up to two.

The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Balcony (Category: H6)

Category: H6
Accommodates: 6, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 540, balcony size (in sq. ft): 48

Perfect for the family, these Villas are located in The Haven and feature two bedrooms, one with a king-size bed, the other with a double sofa bed, plus additional bedding and two bathrooms. (Sleeps up to six)

The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite with Balcony (Category: H3)

Category: H3
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 572, balcony size (in sq. ft): 95

Enjoy amazing ocean views and an extra-spacious balcony. These Suites include a king-size bed, additional bedding that accommodates two, and one and a half bathrooms. Located in The Haven. (Sleeps up to four).

The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite with Large Balcony (Category: H2)

Category: H2
Accommodates: 6, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 1307, balcony size (in sq. ft): 395

Located in The Haven, these Suites offer amazing ocean views, a wet bar and two spacious balconies. They include a king-size bed, additional bedding that accommodates four and has two bathrooms. (Sleeps up to six).

Haven Penthouse Suite with Balcony (Category: HI)

Category: HI
Accommodates: 2, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 309, balcony size (in sq. ft): 54

The Haven Penthouse Suites are located toward the front of the ship and offer a spacious balcony, king-size bed, separate vanity area, and a shower and jacuzzi. Sleeps up to two.

The Haven Forward-Facing Penthouse with Balcony (Category: HG)

Category: HG
Accommodates: 3-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 451 , balcony size (in sq. ft): 32

Take in breathtaking forward-facing views. These Penthouses have access to The Haven and feature a king-size bed plus dining and sitting areas. Some can connect to other staterooms so you can spread out even more. Sleeps up to four.

The Haven Courtyard Penthouse with Balcony (Category: HF)

Category: HF
Accommodates: 3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 328-540, balcony size (in sq. ft): 48-58

These Penthouses are located in The Haven and include a king-size bed and single sofabed, plus a private balcony with a fantastic view. (Sleeps up to three)

The Haven Deluxe Suite with Balcony (Category: HD)

Category: HD
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 540, balcony size (in sq. ft): 86

These suites include a king-size bed, a double sofa bed, and an in-suite hot tub. Relax on your private balcony or in your oversized waterfall shower, complete with body spray jets. And the spa is just footsteps away.

The Haven Aft-Facing Penthouse with Master Bedroom & Balcony (Category: HA)

Category: HA
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 534 , balcony size (in sq. ft): 78

With access to The Haven, these Penthouses feature a king-size bed plus dining and sitting areas. They offer an unforgettable view from the aft-facing, private balcony. Plus some can connect to other staterooms for even more space. Sleeps up to four.

Deck Plan

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Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
Stateroom with facilities for the disabledStateroom with facilities for the disabled
Connecting stateroomsConnecting staterooms
Third-person occupancy availableThird-person occupancy available
Third- and/or fourth-person occupancy availableThird- and/or fourth-person occupancy available
Third-, fourth- and/or fifth-person occupancy availableThird-, fourth- and/or fifth-person occupancy available
Up-to-sixth-person occupancy availableUp-to-sixth-person occupancy available
ElevatorElevator
RestroomRestroom
Inside stateroom doors open to center interior corridorsInside stateroom doors open to center interior corridors
PrivaSea (partially enclosed) balconyPrivaSea (partially enclosed) balcony

Ship Facts

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  • Ship Name: Norwegian Escape
  • Year Built: 2015
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2015
  • Ship Class: Breakaway Plus
  • Maximum Capacity: 4,266
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 15
  • Number of Crew: 1,733
  • Tonnage (GRT): 164,600
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 4,266
  • Country of Registry: The Bahamas
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Terms & Conditions

*Price shown is per person based on double occupancy and is valid for select stateroom categories only. Click on the Terms & Conditions link below for details.

**Included Extras are per stateroom, cannot be substituted, are nontransferable, and have no cash value. If unused, no reimbursement given. Offers applied to 1st guest in stateroom (unless noted otherwise). Photo Package: Duplicate prints not included. 50 prints per stateroom; 6"x8" and 8"x10" only. Only valid on standard photos. Certain exclusions apply. Photos cannot be used at Perspectives Photography Studio. Phone Call Package: Only valid on calls from ship to shore on fixed phone in stateroom and not from guest's wireless devices. Bingo Package: $39 promotional play applied to guests 1 and 2 for two sessions; three cards for three games within each session. Spa credit: Applied to guest 1 and 2, age 18+. Only valid on port days and select services. Cannot be divided between multiple visits. Internet Package: Not available at Great Stirrup Cay or Harvest Caye. Casino Play: $25 promotional play applied to guests 1 and 2; $50 for single occupancy bookings. Slot machines only.

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Ship's registry: The Bahamas

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