The scent of lemons everywhere, the flowering bouganvilles scattered all over the island, delicious cuisine filled with fish and seafood, olive oils and wines make Sicily one of the most enchanting destinations in the Mediterranean. And it’s one of the stops on this cruise on the Riviera, the luxurious ship of Oceania Cruises. Messina, where the harbor and neighboring Taormina are, keep many memories of the time when they were Greek colony like the Greek theater high on a hill from where the view is of the jaw dropping.
Another highlight of this trip is Sorrento and the island of Capri, one of the most idyllic places on the Italian coast. Of unique beauty, Capri with splendid panoramas, charming squares full of style and still the unmissable Villa San Michele, built at the turn of the 20th century, with beautiful gardens from which you can see the whole island.
This cruise explores the best of the Mediterranean in ten days starting in Barcelona, April 11; then come to Valencia and Palma de Mallorca, Messina, Sorrento / Capri, Rome, Florence, Monte Carlo, Marseille and again Barcelona.
Another option in the Mediterranean also with reduced fare is the cruise also of the luxurious Riviera, with 12 days of duration, departing April 21 from Barcelona to the Canary Islands and visiting Seville (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Funchal (Madeira), Santa Cruz de La Palma, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Arrecife / Lanzarote (Spain), Tanger (Morocco) and ending in Barcelona.
On the Riviera, ship for 1250 guests, more than elegant decor, spacious cabins (96% of them with private balconies), there are other important points that distinguish it from others. Thinking about the profile of the passenger who is accustomed to travel and enjoys exclusivity, the ship has special itineraries and stops at ports outside the common place, in addition to the dedication with the gastronomy. The Riviera offers unique culinary experiences on board, comparable to the best on-shore restaurants, all under the general supervision of acclaimed chef Jacques Pepin. There are ten restaurants, including six gourmet-open-seating restaurants, among them the Jacques, French gastronomy, Red Ginger, Thai, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine.