Thursday, 15 December 2011

North Europe Cruise: 8 Nights in August 2012

Explore North Europe in style on a luxurious cruise. Leave Southampton in your wake and set forth to IJmuiden, a port city in the Dutch Province of North Holland. St. Peter Port is a small town consisting mostly of steep narrow streets and steps on the overlooking slopes. La Coruna is the second largest city in Galicia in northwestern Spain, second only in size to the port of Vigo in Pontevedra Province. The city is the capital of La Coruna Province. It had been the Galician capital from 1563 to 1982 before that role was moved to Santiago de Compostela. La Coruna is a busy port located on a promontory in the entrance of an estuary in a large gulf (the Portus Magnus Artabrorum of the classical geographers) on the Atlantic Ocean. It provides a distribution point for agricultural goods from the region. The next port is La Coruna the most financially and industrially active part of Greater Bilbao.The final port before returning to Southampton is La Rochelle. The city has beautifully maintained its past architecture, making it one of the most picturesque and historically rich cities on the Atlantic coast. One of the biggest music festivals in France, "FrancoFolies", takes place each summer in La Rochelle, where Francophone musicians come together for a week of concerts and celebration.

Cruise Operator: P&O Cruises
Vessel: Oceania
Ports of Call: Southampton, IJmuiden, St Peter Port, La Coruna, Bilbao, La Rochelle, Southampton.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Fri, Aug 3 2012. Arrives: Sat, Aug 11 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 8-nights.

Days / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures

Day 1 Southampton - Fri, Aug 3 2012 16:30
Day 2 IJmuiden - Sat, Aug 4 2012 10:30 - Sat, Aug 4 2012 17:30
Day 3 St Peter Port - Sun, Aug 5 2012 14:00 - Sun, Aug 5 2012 21:00
Day 5 La Coruna - Tue, Aug 7 2012 09:00 - Tue, Aug 7 2012 17:00
Day 6 Bilbao - Wed, Aug 8 2012 09:00 - Wed, Aug 8 2012 18:00
Day 7 La Rochelle - Thu, Aug 9 2012 09:00 - Thu, Aug 9 2012 18:00
Day 9 Southampton - Sat, Aug 11 2012 07:00

North Europe Itinerary

About the MSC Opera

The public areas of MSC Opera feature a sweeping marble reception area and airy open spaces with walls of windows overlooking sprawling decks and deep blue seas. The 878 cabins, many with private balconies, are roomy, stylish and comfortable. Once onboard the MSC Opera you can enjoy a choice of four restaurants including the stylish L’Approdo or the outdoor Il Patio. Try an espresso at the Aroma Coffee Bar or a refreshing handmade Italian treat at the gelato bar. If you feel like a cocktail and some music, check out Piazza di Spagna (one of the eight bars onboard) or have a dance at the Byblos disco. Take Italian lessons, stop by the Internet CafĂ© or enjoy Wi-Fi in select areas of the ship. Play mini-golf with the kids or enjoy a class at the health club. And when evening comes, join in for an elegant seven-course dinner followed by outstanding entertainment in Opera splendid Teatro dell’ Opera. Read more about the MSC Opera here!

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