Europe and Mediterranean: Mediterranean with Greece and Italy Cruise

Princess Cruises

Once home to ancient civilizations and famous philosophers, the Mediterranean continues to define tradition. Departing from Rome, Athens or Barcelona, sail into Marseille and bask in the beauty of Provence's lavender fields. Explore Pompeii's ruins while visiting Naples. Or taste cuisine as rich as the culture with fresh vegetables in Santorini and hand-thrown pizzas in Naples.

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Sailing Itinerary

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

Day 1 Port of Call Athens/Piraeus Departure 7:00pm

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 2 Cruising
Day 3 Port of Call Kotor Arrival 7:00am Departure 6:00pm

Overview

Kotor is a fortified town on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, in a bay near the limestone cliffs of Mt. Lovcen. Characterized by winding streets and squares, its medieval old town has several Romanesque churches, including Kotor Cathedral. It's also home to the Maritime Museum, which explores local seafaring history. Sveti Ðorde, one of 2 tiny islands off the ancient town of Perast, features a centuries-old church.

Day 4 Port of Call Corfu Arrival 8:00am Departure 5:00pm

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 5 Port of Call Messina Arrival 9:00am Departure 6:00pm

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 6 Port of Call Naples Arrival 7:00am Departure 7:00pm

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 7 Cruising
Day 8 Port of Call Barcelona Arrival 6:00am

Overview

Barcelona is a charming, cosmopolitan port on the shores of the Mediterranean sea. This prosperous and bilingual (Spanish and Catalan) metropolis measures up to a city such as Madrid: its museums, theaters, art galleries and nightlife area of an impressive high standard. Besides that, this art and design centre has a lot of interesting sights to offer to its visitors. The best place to watch people go by, to stroll or simply relax, is 'Las Ramblas', a pedestrian street with dozens of outdoor cafes. Here, you’ll find flower-stands, book kiosks and small market stalls where they sell birds and small animals. You’ll also find an endlessly fascinating flowing receptacle of pageant-jugglers, singers, dancers, puppeteers, sidewalk artists, living statues and assorted oddballs on parade. Nearby is 'Plaça Real', with plenty of bars and restaurants, and 'Palau Guell', built by the Catalan architectural genius Antoni Gaudi in his undulating art-nouveau style. After having seen these sights, stroll the narrow winding streets of the 'Barri Gotic', the medieval Gothic quarter full of interesting tapas bars and cafes. Check out Picasso’s old hangout, 'Els Quatre Gats', which has been renovated without losing its bohemian charm. Or head for the old Barceloneta section on the waterfront. This working-class area, which was always slightly rundown and scruffy-looking, is now packed with paella restaurants. The new beach area, which runs from Barceloneta to the Olympic village, is much cleaner than the old beach area. Although some people believe that it has been cleaned up considerably, it might be a wise idea to stay out of the water. Fortunately, the beach itself is already a feast for the eyes (and ears), with its huge and roaring waves.

Onboard the Sun Princess

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Sun Princess® is the first ship in the fleet to be powered by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG). This cleaner burning fuel will significantly reduce air emissions and marine gasoil to minimize the environmental footprint. Offering more than 29 bars and restaurants and the most balconies on any Princess ship, this new Sphere class generation cruise ship boasts expansive venues, contemporary entertainment and next-level stateroom accommodations.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

 

  • Casino
  • Movies
  • Theater/Show Lounge
  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Center
  • Fitness Classes
  • Spa Services/Massage
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Sports Facilities
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Art Gallery
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Children's Indoor Play Area
  • Children's Outdoor Play Area
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Teen Center or Disco
  • Teen Programs
  • Concierge Desk
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Elevators
  • Infirmary/Medical Center
  • Self-Service Laundromat

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

 


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    Dining

    Main Dining

    Main Dining

    Horizons: A main dining venue that elevates the traditional main dining experience with stunning wake views and natural light that highlight a decorative sculpture, stretching from deck 6 to deck 8. Horizons will serve guests multicourse meals from friendly waitstaff with each level having its own personality, offering different dining experiences and ranges in levels of formality.

    Sabatini's

    Specialty Dining

    O'Malley's Irish Pub: A popular new pub now on Enchanted Princess, O'Malley's joins Sun Princess as a traditional Irish pub with live music, interactive entertainment and mouthwatering menu items including the freshly-ground ribeye-blend Bushmills Blue Burger and the O'Malley's Burger patties, dressed with Bushmills Whiskey glaze. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

    Crown Grill: The iconic Crown Grill experience goes next level with a modern, sleek design and theater-style kitchen. Featuring premium aged beef and fresh seafood items, this specialty restaurant offers an intimate dining experience in a classically-elegant setting, offering a guests'-eye-view into the show galley buzzing with top chefs on a mission to serve top-quality cuts of beef, chops and seafood. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

    Kai Sushi: A modern sushi bar adjacent to the heart of the Piazza, Kai Sushi offers spectacular views from the Sphere window with a vast array of sushi and sashimi specialties, plus signature rolls like Crispy Lobster Tempura, Wagyu Tataki, and Asparagus and Salmon. Guests can enjoy mouthwatering bites from intimate tables or watch sushi crafting at its best from expert chefs at the traditional sushi bar. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

    Sabatini's: Watch pasta being made fresh every day in an all-new pasta room with sweeping circular windows. Families and friends share stories over unique, handmade pasta courses made with the finest ingredients in a trattoria style dining experience. Irresistible Sicilian fried mozzarella rice balls scented with black truffle, creamy Burrata Caprese, and Classic Beef Carpaccio are just the beginning. Seafood dishes and primavera pastas round out a menu peppered with savory meat dishes featuring lamb chops, veal tenderloin, and strip loin steak. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

    Umai Teppanyaki: Exclusive to Sun Princess, Umai Teppanyaki is a feast for the senses, offering a fusion of top cuisine and showmanship. Here, highly skilled masters of teppanyaki take center stage, using their fiery skills and flair to create a dazzling display on a sizzling hot grill. Masters of slicing and dicing, chefs mesmerize guests while juggling meats, poultry, fish, and vegetables on the iron "Teppan" grill that serves as their stage. Guests have front-row seats at the table to witness the fun while sipping signature drinks like the Wasabi Cocktail and Japanese Martini. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

    The Catch by Rudi: A pop-up dinner concept from renowned Chef Rudi Sodamin showcasing treasures from the sea like Oysters on the Half Shell with red-and-pink peppercorn Mignonette; Calamari with seasoned panko coating and lemon aioli; Mussels Provençale with crusty bread for dipping; and a Catch of the Day lineup sure to make pescatarians and omnivores smile. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

    International Cafe

    Casual Dining

    International Café: Featuring an ever-changing array of small bite meals, treats and gourmet beverages.

    Pizzeria Outdoor Dining: Delight in the classic favorites like pepperoni and margherita, as well as daily specialty pizzas.

    World Fresh Marketplace: Whenever you visit, you’ll find plenty of well-balanced options to choose from.

    Room Service: Call for room service delivery or order through OceanNow® in the Princess® MedallionClass® app at any time of the day or night. Guests with the latest Princess Plus and Princess Premier packages enjoy OceanNow® and room service delivery with no charge. Otherwise, a one-time access fee of $14.99 per person per voyage will apply for OceanNow® delivery and a $5 room service fee will apply for each order placed by stateroom phone. To order, guests can press the "Room Service" button on their stateroom phone, or order through OceanNow®.


    Disclaimer regarding ship dining

    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

    Stateroom features two twin beds or a queen-size bed and the basic amenities including private bathroom with shower, spacious closet, desk with chair, hair dryer and bathroom amenities, digital security safe, flat-panel TV to in-room refrigerator.

    Interior (Category: IA)

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    Interior (Category: IB)

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    Interior (Category: IC)

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    Interior (Category: ID)

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    Interior (Category: IE)

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    Interior (Category: IF)

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    Single Interior (Category: IS)

    Category: IS

    Stateroom includes all the amenities of an interior room and the added benefit of ocean views that bring an airy openness to the space.

    Premium Oceanview (Category: O2)

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    Premium Oceanview (Category: O3)

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    Premium Oceanview (Category: O5)

    Category: O5

    Stateroom offers all the amenities of an ocean-view with the added indulgence of a private balcony with well-appointed outdoor furniture and a relaxing view of the scenery that surrounds you.

    Premium Deluxe Balcony (Category: D1)

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    Premium Deluxe Balcony (Category: D2)

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    Deluxe Balcony (Category: DA)

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    Deluxe Balcony (Category: DB)

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    Deluxe Balcony (Category: DC)

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    Deluxe Balcony (Category: DD)

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    Deluxe Balcony (Category: DE)

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    Deluxe Balcony (Category: DF)

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    Cove Balcony (Category: DG)

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    Cove Balcony (Category: DH)

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    Stateroom offers all the amenities of a balcony with a substantially larger space than a balcony stateroom and includes a separate seating area with sofa bed as well as two flat-panel TVs. Enjoy suite-only benefits and exclusive access to private restaurants and additional luxuries.

    Signature Sky Suite (Category: S0)

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    Signature Owner’s Suite (Category: S2)

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    Signature Penthouse Suite (Category: S4)

    Category: S4

    Signature Suite (Category: S9)

    Category: S9

    Reserve Collection Cabana Mini-Suite (Category: C1)

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    Reserve Collection Cabana Mini-Suite (Category: C2)

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    Cabana Mini-Suite (Category: CA)

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    Cabana Mini-Suite (Category: CB)

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    Reserve Collection Mini Suite with Balcony (Category: M1)

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    Reserve Collection Mini Suite with Balcony (Category: M2)

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    Mini Suite with Balcony (Category: MA)

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    Mini Suite with Balcony (Category: MD)

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    Deck Plan

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    Ship Facts

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    • Ship Name: Sun Princess
    • Year Built: 2022
    • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2024
    • Ship Class: Oceanliner
    • Maximum Capacity: 5,318
    • Number of Passenger Decks: 21
    • Number of Crew: 1,547
    • Officers' Nationality: International
    • Ocean-View without Balcony: 186
    • Ocean-View with Balcony: 1,511
    • Total Inside Staterooms: 460
    • Tonnage (GRT): 175,500
    • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 2,150
    • Country of Registry: Bermuda
    • Total Staterooms: 2,157
    • Suites with Balcony: 80
    • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
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    Terms & Conditions

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