Greek Isles Cruise
with 2 Night Rome Pre Cruise
13 Days | May-September 2025
Starting At $CUSTOM
Cruise into the history, culture and dramatic landscapes of the Mediterranean aboard Norwegian Epic. Enjoy a short ferry ride from Mykonos to the island of Delos — the mythological birthplace of Apollo and Artemis and a UNESCO World Heritage Site — and visit ancient ruins. From Naples, step back in time while exploring the ruins of Pompeii — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — and journey to Sorrento to savor lunch at a local family-owned farm. Nestled on the west coast of Tuscany, charming Livorno offers the freshest seafood, awe-inspiring forts and splendid coastal views with ample cafes and boutiques awaiting your discovery.
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Airfare and Home Airport Transfers Are Available and Can Be Added.
Rome Pre Cruise can also be customized to add Vatican City.
Day 1 – Arrive Rome, Italy
Today arrive into Rome and transfer to your hotel. Check into your hotel and the rest of the day is on your own.
Day 2 – Rome Sightseeing
Today after breakfast, meet your local guide for your motorcoach sightseeing tour of Rome. Learn about the history of this ancient city while seeing the famous sights like the Spanish Steps and the Coliseum. Upon return to the hotel, enjoy lunch on your own. This evening you will have a dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight Rome.
Day 3 – Board the Norwegian Epic
Today after breakfast and hotel check out, transfer to the Port of Civitavecchia and board the Norwegian Epic for your 10 day Greek Isles Cruise. From top to bottom and from bow to stern, Norwegian Epic has enough onboard activities to fill every minute of your cruise. Think you’re brave? Visit Aqua Park and feel the exhilaration as you slide down 200 feet on The Epic Plunge – the only bowl slide at sea. Heat up your day or night at Spice H20, our adults-only beach club at the back of the ship. Wanna get lucky? Bet it all at our award-winning Casinos at Sea. And when all is said and done, enjoy a pamper session at Mandara Spa. With so much to do, Norwegian always have you coming back for more. The ship sets sail at 5:00 p.m.
Day 4 – Day at Sea
Enjoy a luxurious day at sea.
Day 5 – Santorini Island, Greece
Santorini is one of the world’s most popular islands, known best for its dramatic scenery, whitewashed villages and fiery volcanic activity. Here adventure bubbles above the Aegean Sea in the most bold and breathtaking ways. A cable car takes you to the capital of Fira, a bustling cliff-top town awash with old cathedrals, enthralling museum collections and cozy tavernas. Venture to the coast for a swim in the deep blue waters that lap red and black pebbled beaches. And peel back layers of lava and history among excavated Akrotiri. Whether it’s by bicycle, ATV or on your own two feet, exploring this Cyclades isle never fails to impress.
Day 6 – Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Explore the harbors of Piraeus, which showcase the Golden Age of Greek history. Visit the Hellenic Maritime Museum and the ship sheds — here, you can see how ancient ships were crafted. In the charming Castella district, you’ll find some small, quaint shops and cafes amid the elegant neoclassical buildings. Head to Sotiros Street to find brand name stores, alongside smaller local shops.
Day 7 – Mykonos, Greece
Nestled in the heart of Greece’s Cyclades archipelago, Mykonos pulses with irrepressible energy. With its powder white houses, sparkling blue waters, and red-hot nightlife, The Island of the Winds is as colorful as the people who call the island home. You can walk narrow marble pathways laced with purple bougainvillea blooms, or go cycling on two wheels past off-the-path Ano Mera village. Explore Greece’s maritime history at Armenistis Lighthouse, and check out the Folklore Museum’s Mykonian ship models. Join in the raucous beach party on Super Paradise’s shimmering sands, or watch the sun burn out beyond an Aegean horizon from an open-air seaside taverna.
Day 8 – Corfu, Greece
Perched above the Adriatic Sea, Corfu, Greece is the second largest Ionian island, and its size is rivaled by its tremendous history and dynamic cultural identity. Cruise to Corfu and walk through the narrow streets of Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and marvel at the Italianate architecture left from centuries of Venetian rule. A number of scenes from the James Bond film “For Your Eyes Only” were filmed in the capital city of Corfu, and you’ll understand why when you see the epic coastal roads and immense fortresses buttressing the town. With its rich combination of old fishing villages and immaculate beaches, Corfu is the perfect place to get lost in time during your vacation.
Day 9 – Valletta, Malta
On a cruise to Valletta, Malta, the city’s is immediately striking. It’s a cultural hub for Baroque art, museums, and historic sites. Surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, limestone architecture pops against the year-round temperate sun. This mix makes Valletta perfect for an intellectually stimulating but relaxing stop on any Mediterranean Cruise. The historic downtown is easily walkable, and while there’s certainly more than a day’s worth of activities, you’ll get a sense of Valletta’s elegance in no time. Take a tour of the intricate St. John’s Co-Cathedral, built between 1572-1577 and every bit as elaborate as hundreds of years ago. Walk along the Grand Harbor for views of the Mediterranean sea, then stop in at an outdoor cafe or wine bar along the harbor for a bite. Or, take a ferry to the island of Gozo for hiking, swimming, and sunbathing along the area’s red-sand beaches.
Day 10 – Messina, Sicily
The third largest city on the island of Sicily, Messina welcomes cruise ship visitors with its lovely harbor, extraordinary architecture (much of which miraculously survived a horrendous earthquake and tidal wave in 1908) and wonderful food. Stroll through Messina’s Piazza Cairoli taking in magnificent fountains and cathedrals, or sip Marsala wine at a sidewalk cafe.
Day 11 – Naples/Pompeii
Home to world-class museums and attractions. Naples has something for everyone – superb restaurants, eclectic shopping, a thriving contemporary art scene and an edgy and vibrant street life. But once you’ve had enough of the pounding traffic and jostling crowds while sightseeing in Naples, there are endless opportunities for exploration further afield. The celebrated Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, both victims of Vesuvius’ devastating 79 C.E. eruption, lie just south of the city.
Day 12 – Livorno/Pisa/Florence
One of Italy’s oldest port cities, Livorno is a small but historically rich city. Check out the red-hued Fortezza Nuova, a 16th-century fortress, and the surrounding area known as Nuova Venezia (“New Venice”), and take a mini-sailboat ride through its charming canals. Cruise to Livorno and use the city as your jumping-off point to the beauty of Tuscany: Take the 30-minute drive to Pisa and snap a quintessential picture with the city’s famous leaning tower. Or head to Florence — about an hour from Livorno by car or train — where you can see the unmistakable Duomo (“dome”) and the Byzantine-style frescoes of Saint John’s Baptistery.
Day 13 – Rome
Arrive back into Civitavecchia and transfer back to the Rome Airport for your flight home.