Europe and Mediterranean: Mediterranean with France and Italy Cruise

Princess Cruises

Once home to ancient civilizations and famous philosophers, the Mediterranean continues to define tradition. Departing from Barcelona, sail into Marseille and discover the diverse culture of Gibraltar. Explore art history in Genoa or stunning architecture in Pisa.

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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 Barcelona Departure 5:00pm

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.

Day 2 Cruising
Day 3 Port of Call Gibraltar Arrival 7:00am Departure 4:00pm

Overview

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory and headland, on Spain's south coast. It’s dominated by the Rock of Gibraltar, a 426m-high limestone ridge. First settled by the Moors in the Middle Ages and later ruled by Spain, the outpost was ceded to the British in 1713. Layers of fortifications include the remains of a 14th-century Moorish Castle and the 18th century Great Siege Tunnels, which were expanded in WWII.

Day 4 Cruising
Day 5 Port of Call Marseille Arrival 8:00am Departure 6:00pm

Overview

Marseille, a port city in southern France, has been a crossroads of immigration and trade since its founding by the Greeks circa 600 B.C. At its heart is the Vieux-Port (Old Port), where fishmongers sell their catch along the boat-lined quay. Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde is a Romanesque-Byzantine church. Modern landmarks include Le Corbusier’s influential Cite Radieuse complex and Zaha Hadid’s CMA CGM Tower.

Day 6 Port of Call Genoa Arrival 8:00am Departure 8:00pm

Overview

Provincial capital of the Liguria region, Genoa is located at the farthest inmost part of the Gulf of Genoa, along the foothills of the Appennines, with a coastal extension of about 35 km. It has a population of 676,000 inhabitants, and is the main commercial port of Italy. It is an active center for traffic and industry (shipbuilding, steel works, metal-mechanics industry, deposits and refineries of mineral oils, cement makers, food, wood and paper industries). A commercial port, genteel seaside resort, fine 16th century palaces in a town proud of its history and legend which was the native place of Christopher Columbus The oldest part of the urban center, a distinctive maze of crowded and narrow streets leading to the old port, form a striking contrast with the modern part, spread out on the nearby hills. The extremely rapid topographical development of the last ten years has established one continuous spread of habitation from the coast eastward to Nervi and to the west beyond Sampierdarena, to include the industrial centers of Cornigliano and Sestri Ponente. Since 1962 Genoa has had an airport serving the European continent, which was built on a wide landscaped area obtained by reclaiming a stretch of sea facing Sestri Ponente.

Day 7 Port of Call Pisa Arrival 7:00am Departure 7:00pm

Overview

Pisa is a city in Italy's Tuscany region best known for its iconic Leaning Tower. Already tilting when it was completed in 1372, the 56m white-marble cylinder is the bell tower of the Romanesque, striped-marble cathedral that rises next to it in the Piazza dei Miracoli. Also in the piazza is the Baptistry, whose renowned acoustics are demonstrated by amateur singers daily, and the Caposanto Monumentale cemetery.

Day 8 Port 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 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)

    Category: O2

    Premium Oceanview (Category: O3)

    Category: O3

    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)

    Category: D1

    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)

    Category: DG

    Cove Balcony (Category: DH)

    Category: DH

    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)

    Category: S0

    Signature Owner’s Suite (Category: S2)

    Category: S2

    Signature Penthouse Suite (Category: S4)

    Category: S4

    Signature Suite (Category: S9)

    Category: S9

    Reserve Collection Cabana Mini-Suite (Category: C1)

    Category: C1

    Reserve Collection Cabana Mini-Suite (Category: C2)

    Category: C2

    Cabana Mini-Suite (Category: CA)

    Category: CA

    Cabana Mini-Suite (Category: CB)

    Category: CB

    Reserve Collection Mini Suite with Balcony (Category: M1)

    Category: M1

    Reserve Collection Mini Suite with Balcony (Category: M2)

    Category: M2

    Mini Suite with Balcony (Category: MA)

    Category: MA

    Mini Suite with Balcony (Category: MD)

    Category: MD

    Deck Plan

    Cruise Ship
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    Ship Facts

    Sun Princess ship image
    • 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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    Available Dates & Prices

    Departure Date - 06/22/2024

    Inside Stateroom

    $1,148

    Ocean View Stateroom

    N/A

    Balcony Stateroom

    $1,998

    Suite Stateroom

    $2,498

    Terms & Conditions

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