The UK’s largest cruise port and where many will begin their cruise holiday, Southampton has no shortage of maritime and historical attractions. Discover local landmarks on a walking tour including 30 ancient monuments, learn about the tragic story of the Titanic and escape to the great outdoors at the New Forest National Park. With numerous options for seafood dining and even a free art gallery, Southampton is an undoubtedly great destination for a pre- or post cruise stay.
Le Havre (Paris)
DAY 2 - 01 Nov 2019
At Sea - 2 days
DAY 3-4 - 02 Nov 2019 to 03 Nov 2019
You will be at sea on day 3-4 while travelling from Le Havre (Paris) to Lisbon.
DAY 5 - 04 Nov 2019
The largest and capital city of Portugal, and one of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon is an idyllic cruise holiday destination, offering attractions to suit all interests. From ancient forts to artistic neighbourhoods and the breath-taking Jerónimos Monastery, this port of call has plenty to explore. Families will love to discover the many species at the Oceanarium, while couples will love an escape to the charming town of Sintra to explore the castle.
DAY 6 - 05 Nov 2019
Nestled between Spain and Morocco, this small piece of Britain offers a warmer climate and Europe’s only wild apes. Visitors of all ages will love watching these primates at play, as well as hiking the trails through the Upper Rock Nature Reserve where you’ll find Saint Michael’s Cave. Finally, don’t forget to leave time to enjoy your favourite British classics at the numerous pubs, or try traditional Spanish tapas.
DAY 7 - 06 Nov 2019
You will be at sea on day 7 while travelling from Gibraltar to Barcelona.
DAY 8 - 07 Nov 2019
This vibrant seaside city is home to unforgettable architecture and creative scenes from renowned artists. The buildings you’ll find here are unlike anything you’ve ever seen, such as Park Güell and Casa Batllo, while foodies will be spoilt for choice with 20 different Michelin star restaurants. At the end of a busy day of shopping enjoy the energetic nightlife, or relax on the beach with newfound friends. Whatever your interests, Barcelona has the perfect itinerary for you.
DAY 9 - 08 Nov 2019
Toulon started as a small fishing town in antiquity to become France’s first naval port, and the largest city in the scenic Var region. It's famous for its natural beauty. Here you can enjoy the local ‘chichis’ (similar to Spanish churros) on the beach during a pleasant stroll to the sound of the waves and chirping crickets, and explore the old town’s medieval buildings and 900-year-old cathedral. For the best views, take the cable car up Mont Furon.
Florence & Pisa (Livorno)
DAY 10 - 09 Nov 2019
Made famous by its sloping bell tower, Pisa was once a simple but noteworthy port town. Over the years Pisa had some involvement in Italy’s military conflicts, and has seen success in matters of trade. Today most visitors come to see the fascinating Leaning Tower; a construction dating back to the 12th century that has been repeatedly repaired and stabilised over the years. As well as this is the neighbouring cathedral and baptistery, and the pretty Square of Miracles which houses them all. Pisa has a brilliant culinary scene, with many inexpensive restaurants serving amazing antipasti, pizzas, pastas, and other hearty Italian dishes.
DAY 11 - 10 Nov 2019
One of the most famous cities in the world, Rome has been an epicentre of politics, art, architecture, and food for thousands of years. It is home to some of the most well-known historic sites such as the Colosseum, the pantheon, and Vatican City. It’s easy to spend a day in a hundred different ways in Rome, whether you’re looking to sip on incredible wine and people-watch, indulge in decadent pasta, pizza, risotto, and gelato, or if you’re eager to wander around the streets soaking in all the history you can. Rome is one capital city which will always leave you wanting more.
DAY 12 - 11 Nov 2019
Naples is one of the most important cities in Italy. Its foundation dates back to the 8th century BC, and it once had an important relationship with Athens, due to its commercial power and position on the sea. The city is rich in history and there are numerous places of interest to visit, in particular the archaeological excavations of the nearby Pompeii and Herculaneum, which were destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.
DAY 13 - 12 Nov 2019
Messina is a coastal city located in the north-east of Sicily and overlooks the homonymous strait, which separates the region from the rest of the Peninsula. Founded by the Greeks in the 8th century BC, a few years before Rome, it is said that the strait was the home of Scylla and Charybdis, two sea monsters described by Homer in the Odyssey. In Messina you can admire the Duomo, the Astronomical Clock and the rich Regional Museum which houses works by famous artists.
DAY 14 - 13 Nov 2019
You will be at sea on day 14 while travelling from Messina, Sicily to Rhodes Town, Rhodes.
Rhodes Town, Rhodes
DAY 15 - 14 Nov 2019
Rhodes Town comprises of an old and new town, each with their own unique charms. While the Old Town is like stepping back into the medieval ages, boasting Ottoman and Italian architecture, the New Town is a hub of vibrant nightlife. The combination of both old and new makes for a fantastically varied cruise holiday, catering to all interests. Explore an ancient palace and medieval ruins during the day, dine at an authentic seafood tavern in the evening, and dance the night away.
Suez Canal Transit - Overnight onboard
DAY 16-17 - 15 Nov 2019 to 16 Nov 2019
Dating back to Ancient Egypt when the city was used to protect the land from invasion, the Suez Canal offers plenty of history to discover as well as a slower pace of life than the bustling cities nearby. Explore the museums here to learn more about the fascinating timeline of the canal as well as the Pharaoh’s and their pyramids, or if you have a longer stay, venture further afield to witness the Pyramids of Giza themselves.
DAY 18 - 17 Nov 2019
You will be at sea on day 18 while travelling from Suez Canal Transit - Overnight onboard to Aqaba (for Petra).
Aqaba (for Petra)
DAY 19 - 18 Nov 2019
With a temperature that rarely – if ever – dips below 20 degrees and some of the best diving spots in the world, Aqaba is perfect for the adventurous outdoorsman! Discover the vibrant coral reefs offshore, or for the more experienced divers, go deep below the surface to sunken shipwrecks. Children will love splashing in the sea and learning about marine life at the aquarium, while history-enthusiasts should visit the ancient Ayla Ruins.
At Sea - 6 days
DAY 20-25 - 19 Nov 2019 to 24 Nov 2019
You will be at sea on day 20-25 while travelling from Aqaba (for Petra) to Abu Dhabi.
DAY 26 - 25 Nov 2019
DAY 27 - 26 Nov 2019
DAY 28 - 27 Nov 2019
You will be at sea on day 28 while travelling from Dubai to Muscat.
DAY 29 - 28 Nov 2019
At Sea - 3 days
DAY 30-32 - 29 Nov 2019 to 01 Dec 2019
You will be at sea on day 30-32 while travelling from Muscat to Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Colombo, Sri Lanka
DAY 33 - 02 Dec 2019
At Sea - 3 days
DAY 34-36 - 03 Dec 2019 to 05 Dec 2019
You will be at sea on day 34-36 while travelling from Colombo, Sri Lanka to Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang).
Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang)
DAY 37 - 06 Dec 2019
DAY 38 - 07 Dec 2019
Fly to the UK
Princess Cruises Covid-19 safety measures
Those who have flu-like symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who has or is suspected to have COVID-19 will not be allowed to board. When preparing for boarding, all guests will have to go undergo health screening, including temperature checks. At embarkation terminals, frequently touched points will be continuously sanitised, and there will be sanitising- and fogging if possible- after each embarkation and debarkation.
The cruise line's already rigorous cleaning will be further enhanced with frequent cleaning of surfaces that are often touched such as chairs and fitness equipment. There will also be hand sanitiser throughout the ship, and in crew areas, to make hand washing easier.
With medical crew onboard who will be trained specially to deal with COVID-19, anyone who develops symptoms during their cruise will receive free screening and treatment.
Princess Cruises understand the impotance of social distancing, which is why there will be reduced capacity throughout their ships at venues and events. What's more, their innovative OceanMedallion technology will provide guests with a contactless experience onboard, from guests services to paying for items.
Crew safety is monitored throughout their cruise thanks to pre-embarkation testing and daily health checks.
With destinations being monitored to ensure that they are not high risk, smaller group sizes, and hygiene measures, Princess Cruises can make sure that guests are safe to disembark and explore at ports of call during their cruise.
Baltic Cruise was excellent. Loved that they went to Gdansk as it was charming and a complete surprise. Need to make Hop on Hop Off options clear - ie - which line is actually picking you up from the ship/ working with Princess Ship older but still good. Love the Rotunda area. Excursions expensive and need to be chosen selectively. Entertainment and food excellent.
Good holiday. First time I have booked through Iglu Cruises but was very satisfied with the booking and arrangements. Will certainly use Iglu in the future. Being an Elite passenger with Princess Cruises I was not disappointed. Everything went smoothly thanks to Iglu.
Very pleased and great deck/balcony. Accomodation was great, thank you. I found Sapphire Princess a lovely ship but I wouldn't travel with them again as it is too expensive when it comes to excursions, and drinks. I was surprised that there was no supervision around the inside pool, where a lot of youngsters all congregated (because weather was awful) and in groups which ignored notices and dived/jumped into pool, spoiling it for everyone else.
Fantastic organisation throughout cruise right from check in. Lovely spacious cabin. Swimming pools were nice temperature but very deep, as some people can't swim it was a shame that they were deep, one pool was 7 foot! Great food, steak every night if wanted. Mostly great entertainment, enjoyed movies under the stars-blankets, pillows and popcorn all available. Free ice cream bar. We bought soft drink package very reasonably but there was always access to lemon squash, orange and apple juices and water too.
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