Sapphire, Mediterranean & Southeast Asia ex Singapore to Rome
SAVE UP TO $1,000 on airfares per stateroom
28 Night Cruise sailing from Singapore to Rome aboard Sapphire Princess.
Experience the next generation of Personal Choice cruising aboard the Sapphire Princess. Picture yourself at the poolside bar under a huge glass-roofed conservatory. Imagine a soaring atrium with boutiques, art gallery, library and intimate bars. In this rarefied environment, do more of what you want to do, when you want to.
At every port, you'll bask in attention as well wishers admire the glamour, style and spectacle of Sapphire Princess.
Highlights of this cruise:
Singapore - the very name summons visions of the mysterious East. The commercial center of Southeast Asia, this island city-state of four million people is a metropolis of modern high-rise buildings, Chinese shop-houses with red-tiled roofs, sturdy Victorian buildings, Buddhist temples and Arab bazaars. Founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles of the fabled East India Company, the city is a melting pot of people and cultures. Malay, Chinese, English and Tamil are official languages. Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity are the major faiths. Singapore is an ever-fascinating island boasting colorful traditions, luxurious hotels and some of the finest duty-free shopping in the world.
Lying just 85 miles north of the Equator at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, the island was a haven for Malay pirates and Chinese and Arab traders.
Cochin on the Kerala coast is an exotic fable sprung to life. The city has been a major seaport and trading center since before the Roman Empire. Cultures from three continents met here in trade, and their legacy is reflected in the city's rich heritage. Cochin boasts a Portuguese church, a Dutch palace, an exquisite Synagogue with Chinese floor tiles and old godowns (warehouses) still bursting with spices and coir.
Cochin is a series of small islands and peninsulas linked by bridges. The city is also your Southern gateway to greater India.
Dubai has always served as a bridge between East and West. In the past, Dubai's trade links stretched from Western Europe to Southeast Asia and China. The result was the creation of one of the most protean societies in the world. Nestled in the very heart of Islam, Dubai remains unique in its embrace of the West. Bedouin may still roam the desert, but Dubai also plays hosts to international tennis and golf tournaments. Tourists flock to its shores while the pace of development continues at a frenetic pace, from massive artificial islands to the astounding Burj Al Arab Hotel.
Dubai is actually two cities in one: the Khor Dubai, an inlet of the Persian Gulf, separates Deira, the old city, from Bur Dubai.
Did the catastrophic volcanic eruption that ravaged Santorini circa 1600 B.C. destroy Crete's ancient Minoan civilization - and give birth to the myth of Atlantis? In 1967, archaeologists on Santorini unearthed the remains of a Bronze Age city that may have been home to as many as 30,000 people. Whether the Lost Continent of Atlantis is rooted in myth or reality, an undisputed fact remains. The eruption created a caldera - and one of the most dramatic land and seascapes in the entire Mediterranean. On Santorini, whitewashed buildings cling to vertiginous cliffs that plunge to a turquoise sea. Part of the Cyclades Archipelago, the three-island group of Santorini, Thirasia and uninhabited Aspronisi present the traveler with unforgettable vistas.
The island has had a number of names throughout history - from Strongyle or "Round" to Thera in honor of an ancient hero. Santorini is more recent and stems from the island church dedicated to St. Irene - Santa Rini to foreign sailors.
Italy's third-largest city, Naples is a bustling metropolis famed for it stately buildings, crowded streets, pizza - and notoriously bad traffic. However, this beautiful city is rich in centuries-old culture and customs. Naples is also your gateway to the Isle of Capri, the fabled Amalfi Coast and the ruins of Pompeii, buried in ash by the cataclysmic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
Naples boasts an ideal location, with both the ruins of Roman cities and the stunning Amalfi Coast in easy reach.
Your gateway to the Eternal City, Civitavecchia has served as Rome's seaport since the 13th century. The port has a long and venerable history. The emperor Trajan built a pleasure villa near the modern city, while Bernini and Michelangelo designed the harbor fortifications.
Yet the Eternal City eternally beckons. The ancient capital of the Western World and the center of Christianity for nearly 2,000 years, Rome provides an inexhaustible feast. Visit the ruins of the Forum, view the splendors of the Sistine Chapel, or climb the Spanish Steps, once the heart of Rome's Bohemian Quarter.
Rome has been a magnet luring the world's greatest artists, architects, and philosophers since the days of the Caesars.
Terms & ConditionsOffer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available cruise fare, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
|28/03/18||Singapore, Singapore||04:00 PM|
|30/03/18||Phuket, Thailand||07:00 AM||05:00 PM|
|02/04/18||Colombo Sri Lanka||09:00 AM||10:00 PM|
|04/04/18||Cochin (Kochi), India||08:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|08/04/18||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||09:00 AM||11:00 PM|
|15/04/18||Aqaba, Jordan||07:00 AM||07:00 PM|
|16/04/18||Suez Canal||05:00 PM||overnight|
|17/04/18||Suez Canal||05:00 PM|
|19/04/18||Santorini, Greece||07:00 AM||09:00 PM|
|20/04/18||Athens (Piraeus) Greece||07:00 AM||10:00 PM|
|22/04/18||Valletta, Malta||08:00 AM||10:00 PM|
|24/04/18||Naples, Italy||07:00 AM||07:00 PM|
|25/04/18||Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy||05:00 AM|