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ROMAN HEART &
MEDITERRANEAN SOUL

ABOARD REGENT, SEVEN SEAS MARINER®

ROME to Malta

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JOURNEY OVERVIEW

ROME | AMALFI/POSITANO | MESSINA (SICILY) | ATHENS | SANTORINI | KATAKOLON | CORFU | VALLETTA / GOZO (MALTA)

12 Days |  MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE AND LAND JOURNEY

4 – 15 September 2024

Unveil the Eternal City of ancient wonders and its’ artistic masterpieces, evoking the grandeur of history. From the heart of Rome, you set sail on a luxurious five-star cruise through the enchanting waters of the Mediterranean. As the Seven Seas Mariner® glides from the ancient port, you’re enveloped in adventure and anticipation. Your Mediterranean voyage’s first port is poetic Positano, a charming coastal town with pastel-coloured houses clinging to the cliffside. In Messina, marvel at Mount Etna’s grandeur, then savour Sicilian delicacies. Corfu enchants with lush landscapes and Venetian architecture, while Katakolon leads to ancient Olympia’s wonders. Santorini’s whitewashed buildings and sunsets captivate.Culminating, with the ultimate Mediterranean port, magical Malta and her seductive sister island, Gozo.

Mediterranean Cruise
Messina Sicily

ACCOMMODATION

Westin Excelsior Rome

WESTIN EXCELSIOR, ROME

Nestled in Rome’s heart on Via Veneto, the Westin Excelsior Rome offers easy access to iconic landmarks like the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. Its architecture seamlessly blends neoclassical grandeur with contemporary sophistication, featuring marble columns, opulent chandeliers, and intricate frescoes. Immerse yourself in the lavish comfort of beautifully appointed rooms and suites, each exuding a sense of understated luxury and modern convenience.

 

SEVEN SEAS MARINER®

Relish our Regent, Seven Seas Mariner® Mediterranean voyage in a balcony suite, where you can expect unparalleled luxury and comfort. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea from your private balcony, indulge in sumptuous accommodation adorned with elegant furnishings, and savour exquisite cuisine and personalised service throughout the journey. Enjoy all-inclusive amenities, exquisite dining, beverages, valet laundry and immersive, ‘Your Day, Your Way’ shore excursions. 

Regent Seven Seas Mariner
The Phoenicia Valletta Malta

THE PHOENICIA MALTA

The Phoenicia Hotel, a luxurious oasis that enjoys a prime location overlooking the majestic entrance to Valletta, with breathtaking views of the city’s iconic skyline and the sparkling waters of the Grand Harbour. Immersed in timeless elegance, the hotel’s rich history is reflected in its stunning architecture and opulent interiors. Our sophisticated luxury retreat in the heart of Malta.

INCLUSIONS
Mediterranean Cruise
  • 12-day all-inclusive land and sea journey
  • Pre and Post: Rome and Valletta 5-star hotel overnight accommodation
  • Luxurious 10-day cruise aboard the exquisite Regent Seven Seas Mariner®
  • Hand-selected experiences and sightseeing with licensed local guides
  • Sumptuous concierge suite with private balcony
  • Professionally hosted by a Wings Luxe Journey Director
  • Included & unlimited beverages, including fine wines and spirits aboard Regent Seven Seas Mariner®
  • Daily culinary delights, as per itinerary (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner
  • Destination dining, including select beverages: beer, wine, soft drink, on pre and post land journey
  • USD $800 Shipboard Credit per suite, based on two guests sharing
  • Your Day, Your Way shore experiences in each port
  • Airport meet and greet with transfers on the first and final day of the journey
  • Air-conditioned transport throughout
  • All gratuities, taxes, and porterage

ITINERARY

This afternoon, you’ll touch down in Rome. Expect a warm welcome from our Wings Luxe concierge team, who will be ready to transfer you to the exquisite Westin Excelsior on Via Veneto, right in the heart of this historic city. Later on, join us and your fellow travellers for a city tour, followed by a relaxed dinner together.

An early start to explore Rome’s ancient wonders. Marvel at masterpieces, then enjoy morning tea before heading to the Port of Civitavecchia. Join Seven Seas Mariner® for a luscious lunch and begin your unparalleled luxury cruise experience, meticulously crafted for your comfort and enjoyment. Departure at 7:00 pm.

Perched on the rugged Amalfi Coast, Positano exudes charm with its pastel-hued buildings and winding streets, offering panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. Choose Your Day, Your Way experience: Skim the dazzling waters of the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Amalfi Coast, with picturesque vistas of cliffs and tucked-away coves. Alternatively, journey along the scenic Amalfi Drive to Sorrento, known for its cliffside views, and enjoy a demonstration of intarsia before exploring independently. Gather tonight for cocktails and a chef-inspired dinner featuring locally sourced ingredients.

Nestled on Sicily’s northeastern coast, Messina captivates with its historic landmarks and coastal beauty. As the third largest city in Sicily, it offers a rich blend of culture and cuisine. Explore Sicily with three Your Day, Your Way experiences: Journey to Taormina to admire the Greco-Roman Theatre, traverse Messina to Savoca, known from The Godfather, and marvel at Messina’s landmarks, including the Cathedral and Teatro Vittorio Emanuele.

A perfectly timed day to relax whilst cruising towards Greece. Indulge in delectable cuisine at one of Seven Seas Mariner® remarkable restaurants, dive into a captivating book, or simply lounge on the Pool Deck and soak in the azure ocean vistas. 

Piraeus serves as the gateway to Athens, renowned as the “Cradle of Western Civilization.” Athens boasts magnificent wonders, including the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Choose from two Your Day, Your Way experiences: Explore Athens, visiting the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum, followed by leisure time in Plaka, or embark on a scenic drive to Cape Sounion to marvel at the Temple of Poseidon overlooking the Aegean Sea.

Experience Santorini’s charm with our Your Day, Your Way options:

✧ Discover the south with a visit to the iconic windmill ruins and the ancient town of Akrotiri, frozen in time by volcanic ash. Return to Fira for leisurely exploration or shopping.

✧ Explore the north and the picturesque village of Oia, followed by a taverna experience in Pyrgos village. Remain in Fira for more shopping and exploration.

✧ For the adventurous, sail to Nea Kameni for a volcanic hike and a dip in thermal springs, then visit a local winery before returning to Fira for leisure time.

Step into history at Ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can envision the grandeur of temples and the roar of the ancient stadium. Explore this iconic site with our Your Day, Your Way options:

✧ Delve into the first Olympic Games at Olympia, marveling at the Temple of Zeus and enjoying Greek snacks and wine. Experience a lively folkloric show and Greek dancing lessons.

✧ Alternatively, embark on a farm-to-table journey at Magna Grecia, a local farm producing olives, olive oils, and wine. Learn about production methods, savor classic Greek dishes, and sample a variety of olives.

Corfu, the verdant jewel of the Ionian Sea, beckons with its captivating blend of history, natural beauty, and Mediterranean charm. Explore narrow cobblestone streets adorned with Venetian architecture, and inviting cafes, where the scent of citrus mingles with the sea breeze.

 

Explore this beautiful area with Your Day, Your Way options:

 

Discover a 15th-century fortress overlooking Corfu’s UNESCO-listed Old Town. Explore British modifications to the fortress and an embedded church. Savour local delicacies and sip on local wines at a waterfront sailing club.

 

Revel in a panoramic drive to the west coast to marvel at the Byzantine Paleokastritsa Monastery, devoted to the Virgin Mary. Explore the monastery’s museum, housing rare icons and captivating relics. Delight in chilled ouzo or wine paired with a meze while enjoying a vibrant traditional performance. Venture through lush mountains and past picturesque villages in Corfu’s countryside. Take in the panoramic sights of Corfu Town, including the UNESCO-listed Old Venetian Fortress.

Experience the captivating allure of Malta, a Mediterranean treasure trove blending history and beauty. Wander the UNESCO World Heritage streets of Valletta, adorned with Baroque masterpieces. Choose from two Your Day, Your Way experiences:

✧ Explore the ancient capital of Mdina, marveling at the Baroque Cathedral of Saint Paul and visiting the Ta’ Qali Handicrafts Village. Admire the impressive Mosta Dome Church, one of the world’s largest unsupported domes.

✧ Alternatively, visit scenic Marsaxlokk Bay and explore Senglea and Vittoriosa, with highlights including Fort Saint Angelo and the Collegiate Church of Saint Lawrence. Relax on a cruise around the enchanting Grand Harbour.

Enjoy an overnight stay aboard our ship in the picturesque port of Valletta.

As our Mediterranean voyage aboard Seven Seas Mariner® concludes, we bid adieu to this luxurious vessel. Today, we journey to Gozo, a serene haven in the heart of the Mediterranean. Explore its quaint streets adorned with honey-hued limestone buildings and ancient temples, indulging in local delicacies at a charming taverna.

Gozo’s timeless beauty and laid-back charm promise an authentic escape, offering a glimpse into Mediterranean life. After lunch, we’ll return to Valletta and check in to The Phoenicia Malta, a prestigious five-star hotel with stunning gardens and a captivating infinity pool overlooking Marsamxett Harbour.

Tonight, we’ll gather for our farewell dinner at one of Valletta’s finest local restaurants, celebrating the memories made on this unforgettable journey.

Relax and savour your breakfast amid the beauty of your luxurious accommodation.

This marks your last morning in Malta, granting you time for an independent adventure before our journey concludes and you’re escorted to the airport.

Consider lounging by The Phoenicia’s Bastion Pool, offering panoramic harbour views, or strolling to the nearby Valletta Sunday markets. Alternatively, immerse yourself in local culture by enjoying coffee and traditional Maltese pastizzi at a charming cafe in Republic Square as you soak in the vibrant atmosphere.

After a morning in Valletta, transfer to the airport, as our magnificent journey comes to an end.

Seven Seas Mariner Concierge Suite

CONCIERGE SUITE

28m2 | 301 sq.feet

  • European king-sized or twin suite Slumber Bed/s®
  • Marble bathroom
  • Intimate sitting area
  • Private balcony
  • Walk-in closet with safe
  • Regent plush bathrobes and slippers
  • Binoculars, illy® espresso maker
  • Vanity and hair dryer
  • Interactive flat-screen television
  • Complimentary movies-on-demand
  • Shoe shine service
  • L’Occitane® jasmin & bergamot soaps, shampoos and Lotions
  • In-suite mini-bar set-up and refill
  • 24-Hour room service
FARES

ROMAN HEART & MEDITERRANEAN SOUL

12-day | Rome - Malta

4 September - 15 September 2024

Per Person Twin Share (AUD)
$16,800
2 guests sharing a suite
Either twin beds or one shared bed
Solo Supplement (AUD)
+ $6,600
Solo Guest
Fare: Per Person Twin Share + Solo Supplement
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