Board the Rhapsody of the Seas® in Barcelona, Spain, for a 7-night cruise around France and Italy. On your first stop in Cannes, France, walk along the Croisette promenade and discover how the city balances the charms of the Old-World French Riviera with modern interests and lifestyles. If you’re feeling lucky, venture along the coast to Monte Carlo and try your hand at one of the city’s famous casinos.
After a relaxing day at sea, it’s on to Civitavecchia, your passageway to the Eternal City of Rome. Take in Rome’s historic sculptures and architecture before heading back out to sea. Next, set your sights on Naples, renowned for its distinctive style of pizza and collection of Pompeii mosaics at the National Archaeological Museum. From there, head to Catania, a Sicilian city in the shadow of the mighty Mount Etna volcano. Spend another refreshing day at sea before concluding your journey in Venice.
What we love:
• Cannes is perhaps best known for the prestigious international film festival it hosts each year; the 70th Festival de Cannes will be held in 2017 from May 17 to 28.
• Rome is home to hundreds of statues, churches and artifacts of bygone civilizations.
• Built upon many layers of compacted volcanic ash and rock, modern Naples sits 131 feet (40 meters) above an underground network of Roman roads and aqueducts, early Christian catacombs, and World War II bomb shelters.