Mediterranean Odyssey

21 April - 3 May 2018

Duration

12 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Spain

Ports

10 Ports

21-22 April

Setting sail from Barcelona

Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Catalonia, is one of our favourite ports of call. From the warren-like medieval streets of the Barri Gòtic to the fantastical modernist architecture of Antoni Gaudí, from the dizzy heights of Mount Tibidabo to the golden sands of Barceloneta, there's never a dull moment in this most beguiling of cities. Take a stroll along the Ramblas, soak up the wonderful art of Picasso and Miró, or watch Lionel Messi work his mesmerising magic at the Camp Nou. Barcelona is truly a city with something for everyone.

Don't miss

Gaudí’s crowning masterpiece, the church of La Sagrada Familia, is an utterly unique building, a soaring structure that’s rich in bizarre little details. It’s also still not finished; despite the fact that construction began in 1882, the current completion date is scheduled for 2026!

23 April

France: Toulon

24 April

Monaco: Monte Carlo

25 April

Italy: Florence / Pisa (Livorno)

26 April

Italy: Rome (Civitavecchia)

27 April

Italy: Naples

28 April

At sea

29 April

Greece: Corfu

30 April

Croatia: Dubrovnik

1 May

Croatia: Split

2-3 May

Arriving in 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.

Our tip

The long, long queues for St Marks might put you off, but just book online in advance for timed entrance and bypass the exhausted tourists.

The Ship

Your home from home

Viking Ocean Cruises - Viking Star in Venice
Viking Ocean Cruises - Viking Star Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
Viking Ocean Cruises - Viking Star main pool with roof open

Viking’s hugely successful river cruise operation is now expanded with contemporary 930 guest ocean ships – three lovely sisters to start with – featuring attractive inclusive pricing and interesting itineraries.

What we love

The airy contemporary style of the ships, with fresh Nordic décor, is most appealing. Add to that the huge choices in dining and other facilities, and veranda staterooms throughout, not to mention included shore excursions and an excellent spa, and you have a winner.

Capacity 930 Guests
Crew 602 International Staff
Style

On Viking it is all about the destination. Back on board, expect to socialise with like-minded travellers, in an easy, spacious and understated hotel style environment.

Year Built 2015 (Viking Star) / 2016 (Viking Sky & Viking Sea)
Tonnage 47,800 grt
Length 748 feet
Breadth 95 feet
Cruising Speed 20 knots
More about Viking Star

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Hotel Arts, Barcelona

Where to stay in Barcelona

The lovely Hotel Arts on the sea front is perfectly located for a pre- or post-cruise stay, and has great restaurants too.

Girona, Spain

Explore Catalonia

Take a day trip to the attractive city of Girona, with its fascinating mix of Gothic, Moorish and Modernist architecture, as well as an exceptionally well preserved Jewish Quarter.

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.

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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