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Sailings
28 Nights Europe
departing from Singapore, Singapore
Cruise Line Princess Cruises
Ship Grand Princess
Departing Tue, Mar 23, 2021
Return Port Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Ports of Call Singapore, Singapore | Port Kelang (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia | Langkawi, Malaysia | Phuket, Thailand | Colombo, Sri Lanka...
Princess Cruises
Singapore, Singapore | Port Kelang (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia | Langkawi, Malaysia | Phuket, Thailand | Colombo, Sri Lanka | Muscat, Oman | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Aqaba, Jordan | Suez Canal, Egypt | Piraeus (Athens), Greece | Valletta, Malta | Messina, Sicily, Italy | Naples, Italy | Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Prices starting from
  • Inside
    Oceanview
    Balcony
    Suite
  • $2,479 USD $88.54 USD per day
    $2,551 USD $91.11 USD per day
    $4,249 USD $151.75 USD per day
    $5,399 USD $192.82 USD per day
Port charges of $560 included. Taxes and fees of $485 are not included.
Itinerary
  • Date Date Location Location Arrival Arrival Departure Departure
  • Tue, Mar 23, 2021 SINGAPORE CHECK IN STARTS AT 1230P -- 4:00 pm
    Wed, Mar 24, 2021 KUALA LUMPUR (PORT KELANG), MALAYSI 7:00 am 6:00 pm
    Thu, Mar 25, 2021 LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA 8:00 am 9:00 pm
    Fri, Mar 26, 2021 PHUKET, THAILAND WATER SHUTTLE REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED 7:00 am 5:00 pm
    Sat, Mar 27, 2021 AT SEA -- --
    Sun, Mar 28, 2021 AT SEA -- --
    Mon, Mar 29, 2021 COLOMBO, SRI LANKA 7:00 am 7:00 pm
    Tue, Mar 30, 2021 AT SEA -- --
    Wed, Mar 31, 2021 AT SEA -- --
    Thu, Apr 01, 2021 AT SEA -- --
    Fri, Apr 02, 2021 MUSCAT (MINA QABOOS), OMAN 7:00 am 7:00 pm
    Sat, Apr 03, 2021 AT SEA -- --
    Sun, Apr 04, 2021 DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 7:00 am 11:00 pm
    Mon, Apr 05, 2021 AT SEA -- --
    Tue, Apr 06, 2021 AT SEA -- --
    Wed, Apr 07, 2021 AT SEA -- --
    Thu, Apr 08, 2021 AT SEA -- --
    Fri, Apr 09, 2021 AT SEA -- --
    Sat, Apr 10, 2021 AT SEA -- --
    Sun, Apr 11, 2021 AQABA (PETRA), JORDAN 7:00 am 11:00 pm
    Mon, Apr 12, 2021 TRANSIT THE SUEZ CANAL, EGYPT SCENIC CRUISING OVERNIGHT 5:00 pm --
    Tue, Apr 13, 2021 TRANSIT THE SUEZ CANAL, EGYPT SCENIC CRUISING -- 5:00 pm
    Wed, Apr 14, 2021 AT SEA -- --
    Thu, Apr 15, 2021 ATHENS (PIRAEUS), GREECE 7:00 am 10:00 pm
    Fri, Apr 16, 2021 AT SEA -- --
    Sat, Apr 17, 2021 VALLETTA, MALTA 8:00 am 9:00 pm
    Sun, Apr 18, 2021 SICILY (MESSINA), ITALY 8:00 am 7:00 pm
    Mon, Apr 19, 2021 NAPLES, ITALY (FOR CAPRI & POMPEII) 7:00 am 7:00 pm
    Tue, Apr 20, 2021 ROME (CIVITAVECCHIA), ITALY 5:00 am --
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Princess Cruises
General

One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises first set sail in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico. Today, the line has grown to become the third largest cruise line in the world, renowned for innovative ships, an array of onboard options, and an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess carries 1.7 million guests each year to destinations around the globe ranging in length from three to 114 days, allowing them to see the world and come back new.

Princess Cruises was catapulted to stardom in 1977 when one of its ships, Pacific Princess, was cast in a starring role on a new television show called "The Love Boat." The weekly series, which introduced millions of viewers to the concept of a sea-going vacation, was an instant hit and both the company name and its "seawitch" logo have remained synonymous with cruising ever since. The show, which can still seen around the world, has been widely credited with fueling the dramatic expansion of the industry.

Ship
Grand Princess
Overview

Everything is outstanding aboard Grand Princess. Relax at The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults. Enjoy Movies Under the Stars on the top deck, and dine at a tantalizing array of venues. Kids will encounter mind-expanding activities at our Camp Discovery, and Discovery at SEA enrichment programs enthrall all ages.

Activities

Photo & Video Gallery

Our staff of digital photographers and videographers helps capture the highlights of your cruise including onboard events, ports and scenery for lasting memories of your trip. Our studio locations are set up in the Atrium each evening and all formal and casual portraits are on display in the gallery the following day. Please ask our staff about portrait packages, reprints and canvas reproductions of your favorite photos!

Vegas Style Casino

For Novices, Casual Players, or High Rollers: From gaming lessons to the latest slot machines to prize tournaments, our Casinos offer fun and excitement. If you enjoy blackjack, or "21," and Texas Hold 'Em, our tables play by Vegas rules and if you relish the challenge of roulette, we offer the American version.

The Piazza

Take a Stroll into the European-style Piazza: Discover Old World charm as you stroll through our breathtaking Piazza-a hub of activity, inspired by the vibrant squares of Europe. Roving street performers, quaint boutiques, a spiral staircase and several glass-walled lifts provide panoramic views. Visit the International Cafe for gourmet coffees, or marvel at the wine selection at Vines, voted one of the "Best Wine Bars at Sea," by USA Today.

The Shops of Princess

Tax and Duty-free Shopping: It's no surprise The Shops are awarded "Best Onboard Shopping" from Porthole magazine year after year. On board, you'll find a fabulous range of fine merchandise from brands like Swarovski, Chanel, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Lancome, Calvin Klein, Citizen and Tissot, plus local crafts, keepsakes and souvenirs. And everyday tax- and duty-free savings can add up to as much as 30% off suggested U.S. retail prices.

Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs

Soak in a World of Relaxation: Take a dip in our sparkling freshwater pools and leave your everyday world behind. Unwind on a padded lounger and soak up the sun, catch up on reading, listen to music or dream of your next adventure on board or ashore. And what better way to relax and revitalize after a day exploring the world than a long soak in one of our whirling hot tubs. And don't forget, there is always a server nearby to bring you a refreshing cocktail or favorite beverage.

Art Gallery & Auctions

Great art, like the destinations we visit, can be awe-inspiring. Peruse our extensive art gallery, or attend an art history lecture highlighting some of the world's greatest masters. And don't miss our exciting Champagne Art Auctions, which give you the chance to view and bid on a wide range of fine art, including pieces by famous artists like Thomas Kinkade, Peter Max, and Michael Godard. There is no charge to attend these lively events.

More Choices
  • Sports Court
  • Discovery at SEA Program
  • Platinum Photography Studio
  • Princess Links
  • Internet Cafe & Library
  • Afternoon Tea
Spa and Fitness

The Sanctuary

Take a break and indulge in a private getaway at The Sanctuary, our exclusive adults-only retreat offering a relaxing alternative to the myriad outdoor activities and entertainment available elsewhere on the ship. With signature beverages, light meals, and al fresco massages, Serenity Stewards attend to your every need, whether it's to be on hand to provide chilled face towels or Evian water atomizers.

Lotus Spa

Named "Best Spa on a Cruise Ship" by Spafinder Wellness 365, the Lotus Spa offers a variety of relaxing treatments, such as facials, aroma stone therapy massages, detoxifying ocean wraps and an aromatherapy thermal suite. Or get ready for a night on the town at the salon which features women's styling color, men's haircuts and shaves, manicure and pedicure choices and teeth whitening.

Lotus Spa Fitness Center

The Lotus Spa Fitness Center offers fitness programs designed to help you maximize your wellness with Tour de Cycle, personal training and classes such as Pilates, Yoga, Body Sculpt Boot Camp, Results Based Training and TRX suspension training. The Lotus Spa Fitness Center also features state-of-the-art equipment so you can tone on your own.

Sports Court

Feel the court under your feet and the thrill of victory as you sink the ball in for two points. No matter your athletic ability, there's nothing like shooting a few hoops out in the middle of the ocean as you watch the sun set and the stars come out. Our Sports Court is not only set up for basketball but also for volleyball. Pick up a game, compete against fellow passengers for bragging rights, or start your own dream team.

Onboard Experience

Throughout your cruise, whether you love activity or crave tranquility, Princess offers everything you could need for a relaxed, rejuvenating retreat, including a wide variety of freshly prepared cuisine and innovative experiences all designed to help you escape completely.

Food & Dining

Included Dining

Traditional Dining

Harkening back to the Golden Era of sea travel, our Traditional Dining option allows you to dine at the same time each day and enjoy the same tablemates and waitstaff throughout your voyage. Choose from either early or late seating.

Crafted by Curtis Stone

In the Main Dining Room, savor fresh new cuisine designed by award-winning Chef Curtis Stone during every voyage. Personal reflections on the menu by Chef Stone elaborate on each "Crafted" selection, prepared with the most authentic ingredients. Be enticed by dishes featuring delicious meats and seafood, fresh produce and vibrant, bold flavors.

Salty Dog Grill

Treat yourself to one of our 100% handmade Gourmet Burgers, including our Princess Burger or Triple Smoked Burger. The Salty Dog Grill also offers new Street Tacos-a Princess first-featuring a choice of grilled chipotle-lime chicken or roasted sweet potato-green chile. And don't miss the Classic Hot Dogs, plus loaded fries in tempting varieties including chili cheese and bacon & cheese.

Chocolate Journeys

There are few foods that inspire as much passion as chocolate, and master chocolatier Norman Love has designed some of the most decadent, hand-crafted treats exclusively for Princess' Chocolate JourneysSM program. Trained in France, and named the Inaugural Inductee into the Chocolatier Hall of Fame by Dessert Professional Magazine, Chef Love combined premium quality chocolate with unique flavors and artful designs to mastermind his exclusive creations found in the main dining room and at Horizon Court.

Alfredo's Pizzeria

Named for our Master Chef, Alfredo Marzi and voted "Best Pizza at Sea" by USA TODAY, this charming sit-down venue offers an enticing menu of freshly prepared individual-size pizzas along with beer and wines by the glass. The open kitchen design allows you to watch as the chefs create pizza by hand and serve them straight out of the oven.

More Choices
  • Anytime Dining
  • Horizon Court
  • International Cafe
  • Coffee & Cones

Specialty Dining

Crown Grill

With a rich wood decor and a theater-style kitchen, it's no wonder Crown Grill was named among the "Best Cruise Ship Steakhouses" by USA TODAY. Featuring premium aged beef and fresh seafood items, this specialty restaurant offers an intimate dining experience in a classically elegant setting and an open kitchen where chefs prepare and cook to order top-quality cuts of beef, chops and seafood.

Crab Shacks

Seafood lovers won't want to miss this full crab shack experience. An intriguing bistro option housed within the Horizon Court buffet, Crab Shack diners can savor Bayou-style boiled crawfish and spicy sausage, popcorn shrimp, steaming clam chowder and a tantalizing mixed steamer pot filled with snow crab, jumbo shrimp, clams and mussels.

Chef's Table Experience

Taking dining to a new level, the Chef's Table Experience includes pre-dinner cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the galley for you and a limited number of fellow guests. After your executive chef describes the specially designed menu for the night, participants are escorted to an intimate table for the main course, including pairing suggestions. Each couple receives a personalized autographed copy of Princess' best-selling cookbook, a handwritten copy of the special menu and a complimentary photo.

Ultimate Balcony Dining

Choose a luxurious breakfast or experience the "ultimate" romantic dinner at sea: a sumptuous multi-course meal, including succulent lobster tail and juicy steak, your beverage of choice, hors d'oeuvres, all served right on the privacy of your own balcony by our dedicated waitstaff. Treat yourself to this unparalleled indulgence and savor food, views and memories that will never be forgotten.

Sabatini's

From across the fleet, treasured family recipes curated from our Italian chefs inspire the menu at this transformation of our acclaimed specialty restaurant. A half-million-dollar redesign welcomes you to a modern interior with a rustic flavor. Unique, handmade pasta courses, prepared fresh daily, invite you to experience the culinary magic of Chef Angelo Auriana-executive chef of renowned Los Angeles restaurants The Factory Kitchen and officine BRERA-who delights in sharing the Northern Italian flavors of his hometown, Bergamo.

Vines

Voted one of the "Best Wine Bars at Sea," by USA TODAY and located in a charming corner of the Atrium, Vines boasts an extensive collection of wines, like Opus One, Super Tuscans, fine sparkling wines and regional offerings for purchase. The menu also includes wine flights and a selection of wines by the glass. Gourmet delicacies, such as antipasti and tapas, are complimentary with any wine purchase.

Activities

Choose the blissful pampering of a facial. Let the trained fingers of a massage therapist sooth your muscles while working fragrant oils into your skin. Enjoy therapeutic water treatments as you steam in a thermal suite or bathe in exotic herbs. All this while cruising to exotic destinations and enjoying other Holland America's Statendam onboard experience indulgences.

  • Card Room
  • Puzzle Room
  • Erasmus Library
  • Ocean Spa fitness center
  • Beauty salon/barber shop
  • Massage, sauna and steam rooms
  • Juice bar
  • Jogging track
  • Swimming pools
Features

Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options.

Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens.

Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties.

The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests.

Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper.

Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening.

Van Gogh Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.

Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270 degree views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening.

Club HAL: our dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate.

The Loft and The Oasis: designed exclusively for teens (13 - 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age.

Kids, Teens & Family

Just For Kids 3-7

Explore the Treehouse: Even the littlest guests will delight in this whimsical, forest-themed world that inspires playtime and invites exploration. Kids, ages 3 to 7, can dance, enjoy pajama movie nights, create art projects like Animal Planet puppets and masks or compete in a Lego boat-building contest.

Just For Kids 8-12

Step into the Lodge: Inspired by the great outdoors, this cozy center keeps kids busy with games, dancing and kid-sized Olympic competitions. Their minds stay busy, too, with California Science Center programs like rocket building, or they can explore outer space with Stargazing and learning how to build a model roller coaster. Exciting events like talent shows, theme nights, and treasure hunts encourage new friendships and family togetherness.

Just For Teens 13-17

Hang out in the Beach House: This contemporary lounge is "the place" for teens - perfect for hanging out and socializing with late-night movie viewing, hip hop dance classes, video game tournaments and sports competitions like dodgeball and basketball. But that's just the beginning. They'll dazzle on the red carpet with our Rock the Boat teens-only party, complete with awards and "mocktails."

Family

Quality time Together: Princess makes it easy to sail together in comfort. There is a wide selection of staterooms accommodating up to four guests, and you'll enjoy substantial savings on your third and fourth guests. There are also connecting stateroom options, as well as Two Bedroom Family Suites, with room for up to eight guests, which offer more living space, a balcony and two bathrooms, including a full bath tub.

Discovery at SEA Programs

Our exclusive partnership with Discovery lets you come back captivated with Stargazing on our top deck; activities featuring Discovery hit shows such as Shark Week and Finding Bigfoot; plus our new Encounters with Discovery at SEA speaker series. Get more out of your travels with shore excursions recommended by two of the most trusted names in world travel-Discovery and Animal Planet.

Entertainment

Vista Show Lounge

Relax, unwind and enjoy the endless variety of world-class entertainers such as live bands, comedians, illusionists and musicians performing on the large stage, as well as instructor-led classes and line dances. Seating over 300 people, the Vista Show Lounge's warm and inviting intimate setting is perfect for quality time with family and friends over a cup of tea or learning a new talent with new friends that you've made on board.

Original Musical Productions

Crafted by some of the world's top directors and choreographers, our remarkable and dynamic Princess productions transport you to realms as exotic as the destinations we visit. Imaginative shows created in-house feature dazzling stage sets, Broadway classics, popular hits and original numbers performed by some of the largest and most talented casts at sea.

Festivals of the World

There's nothing like a Princess party to bring people together. Our Festivals of the World hosts onboard events that celebrate timeless traditions from nearly every corner of the globe.* Parties and dancing, lively music and folkloric performances, enriching activities, themed movies and specialty shopping are just some of the ways our Festivals of the World come to life! From Oktoberfest to Rio's Carnival, Festivals of the World is a gala event you won't want to miss.

*On select sailings.

Princess Theater

With dazzling stage sets, artists from around the globe, modern hits and timeless classics, the Princess Theater, our largest theater yet, showcases lavish, original productions with dynamic cast members in sumptuous surroundings. In this ultramodern theater, relax in a plush seat with unobstructed sight lines as the velvet curtain goes up, a state-of-the-art lighting system illuminates the stage, and it's on with the show!

The One5

When you're not quite ready to call it a night, check out one of the ship's best late night spots, The One5. Recorded DJ music gets you up on the dance floor and the inviting decor lends itself to a little relaxation with a cocktail and conversation. And when the music begins to wind down, night owls can still linger at the bar. Drink, dance, and keep the party going into the wee hours at The One5, your after-hours dance club.

More Choices
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Music & Dancing
  • Featured Guest Entertainers
  • Explorers Lounge
Ship Facts
  • Guests: 2,600
  • Crew: 1,150
  • Refurbished: Mar 2019
  • Inaugural Cruise: May 1998
  • Tonnage: 107,517
  • Length: 949 feet
  • Height: 188 feet
Decks
Stateroom Legend
  • Stateroom Legend
  • B2 Premium Balcony Stateroom
    B4 Premium Balcony Stateroom
    BA Balcony Stateroom
    BB Balcony Stateroom
    BC Balcony Stateroom
    BD Balcony Stateroom
    BE Balcony Stateroom
    BF Balcony Stateroom
    IA Interior Stateroom
    IB Interior Stateroom
    IC Interior Stateroom
    ID Interior Stateroom
    IE Interior Stateroom
    IF Interior Stateroom
    M1 Club Class Mini-Suite
    MB Mini-Suite With Balcony
    MD Mini-Suite With Balcony
    ME Mini-Suite With Balcony
    O3 Premium Oceanview Stateroom
    OC Oceanview Stateroom
    OE Oceanview Stateroom
    OF Oceanview Stateroom
    OV Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed View)
    OW Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed View)
    OY Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed View)
    OZ Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed View)
    S1 Grand Suite
    S2 Owner's Suite
    S3 Penthouse Suite
    S4 Penthouse Suite
    S6 Vista Suite
    S7 Window Suite
    S8 Two Bedroom Family Suite
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  • Stateroom Symbol Legend
  • Will accommodate third person
    Interconnecting staterooms with private balcony (8 persons)
    will accomodate rollaway
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Sky Deck

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Destination
Europe
European cruises include Northern and Western European itineraries. Cruising Northern Europe may be perfect for you. Northern European itineraries typically visit the Scandinavian peninsula, Baltic states, and the Netherlands on seven to fifteen day cruises. You may prefer Western European cruises. Cruises in Western Europe often leave from London, Lisbon, or Rome and can last from five to eighteen days. Ports visited include Paris, France; Dublin, Ireland; Barcelona, Spain; and the south of France. Choose either one, and you''ll enjoy unlimited first-rate cuisine and you''ll have a range of activities available to you on a comfortable and well-appointed cruise ship.
Ports of Call
Singapore, Singapore
City Sinagapore

One of Asia's great success stories, this island republic has merged diverse cultures into a dynamic and thriving nation. Clean, modern and full of green gardens, its neighborhoods reflect the Chinese, Malay, Indian, Arab and European backgrounds of its past. After sampling the legendary shopping, retire to Raffles Hotel's famous bar and toast Maugham, Kipling and Noel Coward with a Singapore Sling.

Port Kelang (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia
City Port Klang

Malaysia's capital rises like a vision from the deep jungles. Its fascinating array of architectural styles includes Malay stilt villages, Islamic minarets, Hindu temples, Chinese shop houses and the indescribable opulence of the Royal Palace. In the background rise the world's tallest buildings, the Petronas Twin Towers completed in 1996.

Langkawi, Malaysia
City Langkawi

Phuket, Thailand
City Phuket

Set like a jewel in the Andaman Sea, Thailand's largest island has great expanses of sandy beaches that lure sun-seekers to their shores, and a unique culture combining influences from China and Portugal. Visit the fabled monastery of Wat Chalong, the Orchard Garden and the Thai Village, where examples of the country's culture are presented in a tranquil lakeside setting.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
City Colombo

Formerly known as Ceylon, Sri Lanka means "Resplendent Land," an apt description for this beautiful island. Sri Lanka lies fifty-five miles north of the equator, just off the southern tip of India. With its unique beauty, warm climate and near-perfect beaches, Sri Lanka is one of Asia's most adored destinations. Since the sixteenth century, the Portuguese, Dutch and British have all left their architectural and cultural marks in Sri Lanka's capital of Colombo. Yet despite its colonial architecture, Sri Lanka has always remained Oriental in spirit, with colorful bazaars, dancing elephants, graceful women in saris, and many Buddhist shrines and temples.

Muscat, Oman
City Muscat

The town has changed in recent times, but a glimpse of Muscat's past shows in the old houses lining the Mutrah corniche above the harbor, and in the traditional market souks. See the Sultan's Palace, the National Museum and perhaps indulge in Amonage or Ubar perfumes produced here-the world's most expensive.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
City Dubai

Despite the primeval desert that surrounds it, spirited Dubai has spent its oil income on modern architecture based on soaring Islamic spires. Explore the souk bazaars for gold and silks, Persian and Afghani rugs and more. And be sure to visit the Juneira Mosque.

Aqaba, Jordan
City Aqaba

Suez Canal, Egypt
City Suez

One of modern engineering's most celebrated achievements, the 110-mile Suez Canal links the Mediterranean with the Red Sea. The first attempt to excavate a canal was recorded in 2100 B.C., and over the years Egyptians, Persians, Romans, Arabs, French and British all have tried their hand, the latter two succeeding in the late 19th century in a joint effort.

Piraeus (Athens), Greece
City Piraeus

Piraeus is the seaport for Athens, the capital of western civilization, which boasts a fantastic mix of classical ruins and vivacious modern life. In a single day, you can climb the hill of the Acropolis to wonder at the Parthenon, join the lively Athenians in Constitution Square, and then find a welcoming taverna for some spirited bizouki music, plenty of ouzo to drink, and with luck, energetic Greek dancing.

Valletta, Malta
City Valletta

The Knights of St. John made this their base in the Mediterranean Sea. The castles, cathedrals and fortresses they built still are their remaining legacy. But Phoenicians, Romans, Carthaginians and Arabs preceded them and left their marks as well. Take a drive to M''dina, the former capital, and wonder at Europe''s third-largest dome in Mostra.

Messina, Sicily, Italy
City Messina

The setting for Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, Messina has much to offer in the way of history. Its dramatic, boulder-filled harbor has challenged navigators since the days of Ulysses. Try to visit the city's Bell Tower at the stroke of noon--the hour when one of the world's largest and most fanciful mechanical clocks springs into action. Messina's museum is also noteworthy for its Renaissance masterworks.

Naples, Italy
City Naples

One of the most spectacular bays in the world lies in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius. Visit the San Carlo Opera House and the cathedral of San Janarious, or tour the ancient ruins in the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
City Civitavecchia

The port of Civitavecchia is the gateway to The Eternal City, where all roads lead. Mad traffic careens past monuments of the great civilizations of the past. You will want to see it all: the soaring inspiration of St. Peter's, the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel; the flow of life along the Spanish Steps, the Coliseum, the Via Veneto and Trevi Fountain. Be sure to leave time for la dolce vita in one of the piazzas.

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