Grandeur Of History

13 August - 30 August 2018

Duration

17 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Italy

Ports

16 Ports

13-14 August

Setting sail from Venice

Venice is a city like no other, a marble maze of turquoise canals criss-crossed by beautiful bridges, overflowing with palaces, churches and charming little piazzas. No matter how many times you've seen it in photographs, that first glimpse of the Grand Canal will simply take your breath away; it hardly seems credible that such a eye-popping scene could exist outside of a Canaletto painting. Of course Venice is a city that draws big crowds, especially in summer, but don't let this put you off; even the busiest areas are never more than a few steps from a quiet courtyard or a secluded square.

Don't miss

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection houses an eclectic assortment of works from the likes of Picasso, Magritte and Jackson Pollock. There is also a lovely garden facing on to the Grand Canal, with a rather rude sculpture of a rider on horseback.

15 August

Slovenia: Koper

16 August

Croatia: Rijeka

17 August

Croatia: Split

18 August

Croatia: Dubrovnik

19 August

Montenegro: Kotor

20 August

Greece: Argostoli (Kefalonia)

21 August

Italy: Catania

22 August

Italy: Amalfi

23 August

Italy: Rome (Civitavecchia)

24 August

Italy: Portofino

25 August

Italy: Olbia

26 August

France: Bandol

27 August

France: Toulon

28 August

France: Saint Tropez

29-30 August

Arriving in Monaco

Renowned for its casino, its Grand Prix and its oligarch-friendly tax policies, Monte Carlo is glamour and hedonism personified, with a price tag to match. Wedged between Italy and France on the Côte d'Azur, this little principality enjoys a lovely setting, the villas and penthouses tumbling down the hillside towards the sweeping blue expanse of the Mediterranean. Most visitors won't feel the need (or be able to afford) to stay more than a day or two, but the Prince's Palace and the Oceanographic Museum are both well worth a visit. Enter the casino at your own risk...

Our tip

If you have the slightest interest in Formula One, you will want to walk the course – 3.34 km through narrow twisted streets and tunnels. Next time you watch the Grand Prix here it will mean so much more to you.

The Ship

Your home from home

Marina in port
Marina and Riviera La Reserve
Marina and Riviera Polo Grill

Purpose built for Oceania and bursting with style, sister ships Marina & Riviera are the perfect combination: small enough to be friendly and large enough to offer great facilities.

What we love

Above all, we love the fact that these ships are packed full of fabulous stuff - loads of amazing dining options, a collection of amazing artworks, wonderful learning opportunities and great accommodation. All of this is combined with the Oceania signatures: well-designed port intensive itineraries, great food, and a relaxed ambience.

Capacity 1250 Guests
Crew 800 International Staff
Style Easy going and unpretentious, and at the same time stylish and oozing quality, Oceania's O class ships are a great choice for inquisitive and engaged travellers who enjoy good food.
Inclusions
  • All meals even in the speciality restaurants
  • Room service dining 24 hours a day
  • All soft drinks, bottled water, specialty coffees, teas and juices
  • Shuttle service from ship to city centre in many ports of call
  • Airfare (conditions apply)
  • Internet (conditions apply)
  • Loads of extras for Concierge Class and above
More about Riviera

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Hotel Metropole, Venice

Our favourite hotel in Venice

The Metropole is an old favourite for its quieter location and lovely lagoon views.

See more of the Veneto

If you’ve time, take the train to Padova and visit the Scrovegni Chapel.

Hotel Monte-Carlo Bay, Monaco

Where to stay in Monte Carlo

We prefer the Monte Carlo Bay to the city hotels, lovely sea views and next to the beach.

Driving a Ferrari in Monte Carlo

See Monte Carlo in style

If you like luxury or performance cars, rent one - a Ferrari or a Lamborghini - and drive along the Corniche.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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