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Embark on another unforgettable adventure with Susan & David!

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Embark on a magnificent journey from the enchanting Valleta, Malta to the majestic Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy aboard the stunning Oceania Marina.

October 16, 2024 -October 26, 2024

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Susan & David Wolfson, Owners of Go Astro Travel are excited to share this incredible experience with you.   Oceania is our favorite ocean cruise line.  In addition to this exciting itinerary, we know you will love everything Oceania has to offer.
  • Best food at sea!  Curated by Jacques Pepin, Oceania's food has been voted among the best cuisine at sea.  In addition to the incredible Grand dining room the Marina has 4 specialty restaurants included at no extra charge
  • Beautiful Ship!  The Marina has 1200 passengers.  It's spacious yet intimate.  Oceania even offers a self guided art tour so you can learn about the beautiful artwork on the ship.
  • Spacious staterooms & suites.  Lots of stateroom options with options for budget minded guests to those that wish to travel in luxury.
  • Country Club Casual - No dressing up EVER! 
  • Much, much more!
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Dave and I visited Athens, Rhodes and Mykonos back in 2006.  We always said we would go back to that region and visit the Greek Islands of Corfu and Katakolon.   We also want to visit some places we missed such as the Dalmation Coast and visit the heal of Italy!

When I saw theMediterranean Portrait itinerary from Oceania I knew it was time!   Not only do we get to visit the ports we missed but we can also explore Vallata Malta which as always intrigued us.   To add to all that the cruise ends in Rome which is a perfect spot to spend some time on the Amalfi coast or perhaps head to Cinque Terre!

ITINERARY

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Valletta, Malta – EMBARKATION
Board the ship this afternoon.  The ship departs at 6pm

 

 

 

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October 17, 2024
Cruising the Mediterranean Sea.  While you enjoy a relaxing day at sea perhaps you would like to sign up for one of the Art classes?

 
 
 

 

 

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October 18, 2024
Kotor Montenegro

Kotor is a beautiful walled medieval city of twisting, pink-paved streets, markets and architecture reflecting Byzantine to Venetian influences. Stroll through the compact old town, admire the impressive walls and tour the imposing St. Tryphon Cathedral, consecrated in 1166.

 

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Dubrovnik Croatia

IEnjoy a walk through this famous walled medieval city and its exquisite Venetian monuments. See the Franciscan monastery and explore the Rector's palace and the cathedral. Or explore the countryside with a visit to lovely Cavtat, an enchanting seaside resort that began life as a Greek and then Roman colony. Then visit a local family in a Konavle Valley village and enjoy their hospitality over a traditional welcome of brandy and figs with a serenade by local musicians.

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Split Croatia

Sometime around 300 A.D., Roman Emperor Diocletian built his retirement palace on one of the loveliest spots on the Adriatic Sea. Today his palace has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of Split, the city that grew up around it. Split is now Croatia's second largest city, and much of it sits on a beautiful peninsula on the island of Ciovo, a jewel on the Dalmatian Coast. Many intriguing relics from the Roman, Greek colonial and Medieval periods can be found in Split's archaeological museum, which was founded in 1820, making it Croatia's oldest museum. One of the top outdoor attractions is the green oasis of Marjan Forest Park with its Split Zoo. There are also plenty of fine beaches nearby.

 
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Bari Italy
Tucked along the southern Adriatic, Bari is conveniently divided between its picturesque Old Town on a peninsula to the north and its modern city center to the south. The chief draws are architectural, especially the Romanesque 12th century San Nicola Church and the imposing Swabian Castle

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Corfu Greece

Immerse yourself in this island of glorious scenery and beaches, serene monasteries, beautiful palaces, traditional mountain towns and Corfu's lovely old Venetian quarter. Or visit the ornate Achilleion Palace, built by Empress Sissi of Austria and filled with dramatic sculptures of the Greek hero Achilles.

 

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Katakolon, Greece

Visit ancient Olympia where the Olympic Games began in 776 B.C. and stroll around this deserted sanctuary, admiring the temples, altars and treasuries, and stand on the ground where ancient athletes practiced before competing. Or enjoy a pleasant drive through the countryside past quaint villages to a local vineyard and sample the wines, local cheeses and other foods.
 
 
 
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October 24, 2024
Catania, Italy

Destroyed by an earthquake in the 17th century, Catania has been beautifully restored and offers ancient churches, castles and amphitheaters, lush gardens and lovely palazzos to explore. Tour the 13th century Ursino Castle, which was situated along the coast until earthquakes and volcanic eruptions transformed the landscape. Drive inland through picturesque villages and explore Villa Romana del Casale, a 4th century villa and UNESCO World Heritage Site containing a complex collection of Roman mosaics considered one of the finest in the Roman world.  Photo credit: Paolo Barone
 
 

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Naples/Pompei

Spend a day exploring the fabulous ruins of ancient Pompeii or Herculaneum with their stunning temples, frescoes and mosaics. Explore fascinating Naples and its famed museums, visit charming Sorrento or take a boat trip to the beautiful Isle of Capri.  Photo credit: Simone Antonazzo



Colosseum in Rome, Italy

October 26, 2024
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
DISEMBARKATION – DEPART the ship starting at 8am

Transportation available to purchase to Rome airport for flights departing after 12pm
Not ready for your vacation to end?   Ask about your options for spending a few nights in Rome.

 

SHIP INFORMATION

Oceania Marina

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Timelessly sophisticated, Marina was designed for the ultimate epicurean.  In addition to multiple open-seating gourmet restaurants, From the sparkling Lalique Grand Staircase to the Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, designer touches are everywhere, highlighting the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Marina personifies the Oceania Cruises experience.

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STATEROOM OPTIONS

Oceania staterooms

PRICING*

Due to very limited availability please call or email for current Pricing! 

Susan@GoAstroTravel.com or call Susan Wolfson  610-844-4077


INCLUSIONS

What’s Included?

  • Simply More- Simply more is a new program designed by Oceania that gives you more inclusions than ever before.  You will receive an $400 per person shore excursion credit that can be used for any shore excursion,  beer, wine and champagne are included with lunch and dinner (you can upgrade to the full beverage package for $30/day per person) as well as free unlimited wifi.   Free Roundtrip Airfare is offered in economy class from 28 US and Canada gateways and your clients may elect to fly 3 days before or after their cruise at no additional charge! The FREE airport transfers –a true luxury –are included with flights on embarkation and disembarkation days.
  • Prepaid Gratuities are included. A value of up to $230 per person as well as a $75 per person onboard credit.
  • Meals – All meals are included on the ship.  Specialty restaurants are included.   You will be able to book 1 reservation in each of the restaurants prior to sailing and if available you can add more reservations once onboard
  • Oceania includes all soft drinks, juices, tea and coffee.   Their specialty coffees are also included so be sure to check out the Barista Bar on Deck 14
  • More detailed information on Oceania's Culinary offerings can be found here  
  • Complimentary room service is available 24 hours a day from an extensive room service menu.
  • Wifi – Included throughout the ship.  In addition, each stateroom is give one internet account.  Additional accounts are available for a fee but we have never needed one even when working while traveling.
  • Entertainment – Oceania features a unique lineup of onboard shows and entertainers to ensure that your interests are constantly piqued.
  • With all this great food you might need to spend some time in their fully equipped fitness center.  From Pilates and yoga to full-body strength training, you are certain to find a complimentary fitness class to suit your preferences. 
  • Terry bathrobes & slippers in all staterooms
  • Interactive television system with on-demand movies, weather and more
  • Complimentary soft drinks replenished daily in your refrigerated mini-bar
  • Complimentary still & sparkling Vero Water

Italy photos from open Library ENIT as the source of the images including the link https://openlib.enit.it/